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Elevenses is a card game in which respectable 1920s socialites strive to serve the finest morning teas!
Elevenses is a card game in which respectable 1920s socialites strive to serve the finest morning teas!
1,118 backers pledged AU$ 26,535 to help bring this project to life.

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UPCOMING OVER-FUNDING GOALS! 

$20,000: 4-card mini-expansion for the game called "The Special Guests"!

$22,000: Two new "Special Guests" cards!

$25,000: Every backer of $20 or more will receive a MINIATURE BELL! 

Elevenses: The Card Game of Morning Tea is a card game for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up. A game takes around 30 minutes to play. The game is easy to learn and consists of only 44 cards, but how the cards are played can lead to exciting and surprising interactions between the players! Play your cards to make the most memorable morning tea of all! 

Elevenses is similar to other "micro" games like Love Letter and Palace Whisperings. It is easy to play with the family, but offers interesting choices for more seasoned gamers. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good cup of tea? 

The game is fully designed, and the artwork is complete! All we need is the money to get the game printed. Adventureland Games is just a small one-man operation, so please help us make Elevenses a reality!

Game Design: David Harding
Game Developer and Publisher: Phil Walker-Harding (Designer of Archaeology: The Card Game, Dungeon Raiders, Sushi Go!, Wizkids' Shuffling the Deck series).
Artwork: T.J. Lubrano 

What you get: 44 beautifully illustrated cards in a 2-piece rigid box, 30 wooden sugar cubes for scoring, 1 sugar bowl card for storing your sugar cubes, 1 start player card, 4 reference cards for learning the game and an illustrated rulebook! (Plus more if we meet our over-funding goals!)

 "I like the fact that I can teach the game in about two minutes. You find yourself just smiling as you play because you're having a blast. You're enjoying the company and the competition of the people around you.

You'll like this game if you like games full of deduction, full of bluffing and that are quick action games. In my opinion, I am enjoying this one a heck of a lot more than Love LetterIt's just a heck of a lot of fun!"

- Lance Myxter (aka UndeadViking)
Reviewer on BoardGameGeek.com

You can watch Lance's full video review here:

And here's another great (and glowing!) video review from the good people at Couple Vs Cardboard!

In each round of Elevenses, the players strive to serve the best morning tea. This is done by playing morning tea cards that have the highest value.

Each player starts the round with an identical set of 11 morning tea cards. Each card has a point value as well a special action which must be carried out when it is played. The lower the point value of a card, the better its power is. The powers lead to surprising interactions between the players! Cards must also be played to a specific position on the table. When most cards are played, the player will pick up the card that was previously in its position, requiring you to plan your morning tea carefully!

The round ends when a player plays the ‘Elevenses’ card. It's time for tea! The players compare the value of their cards. Points are awarded to the highest scoring morning teas. The game continues until a player has 7 or more points. She has served the finest morning teas of all and wins the game!

Download the full rules of the the game: ElevensesRulesWeb.pdf (266 kb)

We are also pleased to announce we will be release German rules for the game very soon!

Watch this gameplay video showing a full round of the game being played!

One of the best things about Elevenses is the beautiful watercolour artwork of T.J. Lubrano. Each card in the game features an illustration that merges the class of 1920s morning teas with T.J.'s own wonderful sense of whimsy!

T.J. is graciously making both originals and prints of her art available to backers! See the "Pledge Levels" section below for more information, and a look at all the art in the game! 

Check out this video of T.J. painting some art from the game!

You can see more of T.J.'s work at http://tjlubrano.com/

 Pledge at one of the following levels to receive delightful rewards!

$1 Sugar Cube Pledge Level: Gain access to the Print and Play Edition of the game. Try it out right now! The link to download the Print and Play files will be posted as an update to all backers of $1 or more. Just click the "Updates" tab above.

$20 Tea Pledge Level: Receive 1 copy of Elevenses (plus all over-funding goals) shipped anywhere in the world for free!

$45 Milk Pledge Level: Receive 1 copy of Elevenses (plus all over-funding goals) PLUS a set of 4 coasters featuring original artwork by T.J. Lubrano! Enjoy a cup of tea while playing the game! All shipped anywhere in the world for free!

$70 Fine China Pledge Level: Receive 1 copy of Elevenses (plus all over-funding goals) PLUS a set of 4 coasters featuring original artwork by T.J. Lubrano! Enjoy a cup of tea while playing the game! PLUS 1 A5-sized print featuring a piece of art from the game. All shipped anywhere in the world for free!

$120 Cakes Pledge Level: Receive 1 copy of Elevenses (plus all over-funding goals) PLUS a set of 4 coasters featuring original artwork by T.J. Lubrano! Enjoy a cup of tea while playing the game! PLUS 1 A5-sized print featuring a piece of art from the game. PLUS 1 A5-sized original watercolour painting by T.J. Lubrano. Your choice of design, but first come, first served. All shipped anywhere in the world for free!

By increasing your pledge the amounts listed below, you can grab some great extra rewards! All add-ons come with free shipping anywhere in the world!

$19: 1 more copy of Elevenses!

$38: 2 more copies of Elevenses!

$48: 3 more copies of Elevenses!

$130: 9 more copies of Elevenses!

$30: 1 copy of Pack of Heroes, the soon to be released superhero card game from Adventureland Games! Find out more about it here.

$230: For the big-spending Elevenses fan, you can have a TJ Lubrano original watercolour in her brand new series of flapper girls! These lovely pictures expand on the world of Elevenses in some fun ways! Choose your favourite, but it's first come, first serve, so message us with your choice as soon as possible! These measure approximately 16 x 16cm but can be mounted on A4 if you like.

 And here's a lovely video of TJ creating these pictures!

If we reach the following funding goals, a lot more cool stuff will be added to the game! More information about each goal will be revealed as we approach it!

$5,000: The game is funded!

$6,000: The box is upgraded to a 2-piece rigid box!

$7,000: 30 sugar cubes (white wooden cubes for scoring) will be added to the game! 

$8,000: 4 reference cards (to help players learn how to play) and 1 sugar bowl card (to store the sugar cubes) will be added to the game! 

$10,000: Every card in the game will be upgraded to deluxe linen-finish cardstock!

$12,000: The rulesheet will be upgraded to a full-colour illustrated rules booklet!

$14,000: A start player card will be added to the game. This card indicates which player starts the round... and will let them show off a bit! 

$20,000: A mini-expansion for the game called "The Special Guests". Attract important townsfolk to your morning tea for extra points! These 4 cards will provide an extra challenge for the discerning Elevenses player!

$22,000: Two new "Special Guests" cards, to add more variety when you play "The Special Guests" expansion.

$25,000: Every backer of $20 or more will receive a MINIATURE BELL! That's right, all your tea hostess dreams can come true! Now when you play the Elevenses card, you can literally ring the tea bell! This bell will be a Kickstarter exclusive, so only backers can get it. If we make it to this goal we will run a poll to see what size of bell our backers prefer.

Risks and challenges

We have run 2 successful crowd-funding campaigns for games before, and are confident we can bring this project to completion. However, as with most tabletop games on Kickstarter, there are risks of printing and shipping delays; which can lead to possible fulfillment delays. We are confident that having run crowd-funding campaigns in the past, and with good communication with one of the most respected printers in the industry, that our experience will overcome any unforeseen delays.

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