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Wabe the gimbles, friend! A unique card game based off the nonsense words and imagery of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland series.

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!

Credits

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!)

FAQ

  • Sorry about that! I added the multiple deck incentives after the others, and now I can't go back and edit the original descriptions to make them more clear! Here is a breakdown of all the incentives in the order they appear on this page:

    $1 - Access to the Backers Only Blog
    $5 - Access to the Backers Only Blog and a Thank You note emailed to you
    $10 - Backers Only Blog and a deck of Borogove cards
    $15 - The Blog and a SIGNED deck of Borogove cards
    $20 - The blog, a signed deck of cards, and a 1 1/2-inch bandersnatch charm
    $20 - The blog and TWO unsigned boxes of Borogove cards
    $25 - the blog, a deck of SIGNED Borogove cards and a deck of UNSIGNED Boogove cards
    $30 - The blog, a deck of signed Borogove cards, the acrylic bandersnatch charm, and an original card-sized sketch of a Wonderland creature
    $30 - The blog and THREE decks of UNSIGNED Borogove cards
    $30 - The blog plus TWO SINED decks of Borogove cards
    $40 - The blog plus FOUR UNSIGNED decks of Borogove cards
    $50 - The blog plus FIVE UNSIGNED decks of Borogove cards
    $50 - The blog, a deck of signed cards, and a 13x19 poster of the card faces
    $80 - The blog, a deck of signed Borogove cards, the bandersnatch charm, an original Wonderland creature sketch, and a 13x19 poster of the card faces
    $150 - The blog, a box of signed Borogove cards, and your name on the Acknowledgement and Credits card in every deck!
    $200 - The blog, a box of signed cards, the bandersnatch charm, a Wonderland creature sketch, and your name on the Acknowledgment and Credits card
    $250 - The blog, a box of signed cards, the bandersnatch charm, a Wonderland creature sketch, your name on the Acknowledgement and Credits card, and the 13x19 poster of the card faces!

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  • It was pointed out to me that my wording on the incentives weren't 100% clear, and since some people have selected them already (thank you thank you!) I can't edit them to make them more clear, so I'll do it here!

    The $80 dollar incentive gets you a deck of signed cards, a wonderland sketch, a charm, and a high-quality 13x19 poster of the card fronts. The $250 incentive gets you all of that plus your name on the Acknowledgement card. All the incentives between the $80 and $250 incentives do NOT come with the 13x19 poster. I just wanted to make that clear! Thanks!

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  • The Borogove Deck will be the same size as standard playing cards! 2.5 x 3.5 inches!

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  • Premium quality 280gsm weight white core paper playing card stock with plastic coating. But if the project is overfunded I will up the quality!

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  • http://www.customizedplayingcards.com/ will be printing the cards. The cards will be printed from their factory in Florida, so every deck will be made in the USA.

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