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$1,692
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 5 2015 1:00 PM UTC +00:00

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         This is Carl.

  Carl is unfortunate.                                                                                                                           An evil wizard keeps                                                                                                                         putting hexes on him!                                                                                                                       Yet, Carl soldiers on.                                                                                                                       Join his struggle!

About the Game:

HEXA is a party game for 5 to 9 players, where the players perform charade-like clues, while the rest of the group guesses.  Whoever guesses correctly gets to put a hex on another player of their choice.  The player who receives the hex turns it over, reads it aloud to the group, and then has to do as the card says for the rest of the game.

Some of our Hex Cards!
Some of our Hex Cards!

The hex cards are intentionally ridiculous, and sometimes very difficult.  Some, like The Old Granny (never let anyone see your teeth), or The T-Rex (your arms are stuck to your sides at the elbows, like T-Rex arms) are with you all the time.  Others, like The Southern Belle (say "Well, bless your heart!" whenever you receive a compliment) or The Bomb Drill (dive behind or beneath a nearby player any time you hear a whistle) have specific triggers that give other players the opportunity to exert a little control over your behavior.  Others are contingent on your own actions, like The President (preface everything you say with the phrase "My fellow Americans").  

As the game goes on, and the players accumulate more and more hexes, things get ever more difficult, and people will inevitably fail.  When a person fails a hex and gets caught, they lose it, and it is placed at the bottom of the hex deck.  (There is definitely potential for a drinking game here too....)

Now a few Clue Cards!
Now a few Clue Cards!

The game goes on until all of the Clue Cards have been used up.  At the end of the game, the player or players with the highest number of active hexes wins. 

That's the gist of HEXA.  It's really easy to learn, usually lasts about an hour, and isn't the sort of game where you have to stay seated the whole time (in fact, you will almost certainly be pretty active).  

Donate, get a copy, and then enjoy!  We need $25000 to make and ship 2000 copies.  If we get more money, we will make more copies, and it will also help us release our first HEXA expansion sooner!

About Us:

We are Blue Shoe Games, an independent card game developer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and HEXA is our second game, and with your help, the first to be widely released.  After a full year of iterating different versions to find the perfect blend of ridiculous and fun, we finally believe it is ready for the world.  

The thing is, we are just some guys.  We aren't wealthy business types; we don't have millions of dollars to pour into marketing our products; heck we all still have day jobs!  We made a game company because we love to play games, and we had some unique ideas for a few of our own, which we have decided to take to the big stage.

That's why we are on Kickstarter.  We are taking our shot.  We want to make games full time; it is what we are passionate about, and what we are good at.  Table games bring people together unlike anything else, and we believe that being part of that sort of community building is a very good thing.

To do it, we need your help.  Vote with your dollars; tell the world that HEXA is a game you want to see become a reality.  Help us reach success, get your copy of the game, and have a great time with your friends!  You have nothing to lose; so go for it!  

Meet The Guys:

Blue Shoe Games consists of 5 people:

Jon Michael Huffman

Owner, CFO, Box Design, Investor Relations, Actor, Lead Developer for Tallest Blade of Grass, Secondary Developer for HEXA, Scriptwriter, Copy Writer, and many, many other hats....

Matthew Kaestner

Owner, Project Manager, Lead developer for HEXA, Actor, Media Director, Public Relations, "The Face", and a few other hats (Like that Kaestner?  I have more hats than you!  -Jon)....

Timothy J. Fuhrmann

Artistic Director, Lead Artist for HEXA, Cinematographer, Editor, Anime Aficionado, Carl's Daddy, Secondary Developer for Horde, Concept Artist, and at least two other hats....

Stephen Perez

Director of R&D, Lead Developer for Top Secret Future Project, Lead Developer for HEXA Expansions, Video Game Media Consultant, and at least two other hats....

Charlie Durham

Marketing Director, Social Media Coordinator, Advertising Director, Old Man, Guy That Makes Sure We Stay On Task And Don't Just Play Board Games All Day....  And of course, several other hats!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is that things will take longer than we think they will. We do our artwork and designs in house, and we already have been quoted prices for the production of HEXA, so cost overruns are not likely to be a factor.

However, based on our experiences with the printing industry working on our first game, we have learned that everything usually takes twice as long as people say it will. With this game, our printing sources have quoted us a 1 month turnaround time, not including shipping time. So, we have planned on it taking 2 months from order to production, give or take a week or two for shipping. Even with this excess time built into our schedules, though, it is still possible that our printers will have big problems, and things will take even longer than that.

The other problem that might cause delays is one we would love to have. As long as we reach our goal, we will be able to make at least 2000 copies of the game, which will easily fill all the rewards needed to get us there. But, if the response from the Kickstarter community is overwhelming, and we end up needing to make more than 10000 copies of the game, our printing sources may not be able to handle the demand, and since we will be mailing all of our games out ourselves, it might take us a long time to get all of them sent. This problem, though, will make us very happy, so please, don't refrain from donating because you are worried about overworking us. We like being overworked!

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    Three 1st Edition copies of HEXA!

    Three different Limited Edition color 5.5x8.5" images of Carl doing Carl things, signed by the whole Blue Shoe team!

    Free First Edition copies of 3 of our future games, as they are released to the public! (5 more currently in development, you choose your favorites!)

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    Three 1st Edition copies of HEXA!

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    Free First Edition copies of ALL of our future games, as they are released to the public!

    Jon and Matt will create a Jon and Matt video in character about any topic or event of your choosing!

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    One completely unique 8.5x11" original drawing of Carl, in full color, personalized to you, and signed by the whole Blue Shoe Team.

    (Continental US Only) We will fly you to Raleigh, for an excellent Korean dinner, and an evening playing HEXA with the inventors of the game!

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