What's All This Then?
Borogove is a card game based off Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There. It was first seen in the pages of Skin Deep, with a Jub Jub Bird and a Bandersnatch playing the card game. At the time I just threw some words from Jabberwocky into the dialog to make it seem like a weird, fun game. Many readers expressed interest in actually playing Borogove, so I sat down and started to create a game. Now I want to print it so everyone can play and enjoy!
How Much Will This Cost, and Where Will The Money Go?
I'm asking for $5,500 dollars. The majority of that will go into printing 500 decks of cards, which according to the quote I got from my printer, will cost approximately 2,000 dollars, sans shipping. The rest will go towards various incidental costs such as packing and shipping the cards out to backers and funding the completion of the rest of the cards!
How close is the game to completion?
I currently have the box design, all four cards of the Hare Suit, all four cards of the Jabberwock suit, the card back, and the rules card completely finished. Part of the proceeds of the Kickstarter will go into the production of the rest of the cards, which would be the eleven other suits in the game.
Is it just a regular deck of cards?
Nope! This is a new game! Like a regular deck of playing cards, there are 52 cards, but instead of 4 suits of 13 cards each, the Borogove deck is comprised of 13 suits of 4 cards each. You can take a look at the rules right here to see how the game differs from a usual card game!
Sfé Monster, in addition to editing my chicken scratch so my words are readable and I don't sound like a raving lunatic, designed Borogove's Jub-Jub Birds and Momewraths. Also Sfé is an all round rad friend!
A big thanks to Ashton, AKA Lord Lethonai, for playtesting Borogove and making sure it's playable.
The lovely readers of Skin Deep for pushing me to make a card game!
And of course, my husband Ben, for encouraging me to pursue my dreams (yes that is corny but it's true!)