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What is a Goose Egg?
goose′ egg` n.
the numeral zero, esp. as a score in a game.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010
For the purposes of this game, we’ll go with that.
Now about the game!
This is a fun fast paced card game for 2 to 6 players. The goal of the game is to be the first player to have five point cards in your hand equaling zero. How do you do that? There are several strategies you can use. But, they all stem from taking the cards you don't want out of your hand and making them your opponent’s problem.
At Its Most Basic
There are 88 cards in each deck. There are three groups of cards. Each group of cards has their own purpose. Some hinder, some hurt, and some will win you the game.
Where did Goose Egg come from?
This game is the product of two guys and an incomplete deck of cards. Who ever thought a missing 10 of Clubs could have resulted in so much fun?
From the beginning, there was a lot of evolution to this game. It started out as an odd and even number game. After that, we developed new rules and began to insert some truly crazy cards and rules into game play. After a few weeks of testing, we began to slim it down; keeping all the fun and losing the confusion. What we are left with is a simple yet challenging card game that we can be proud of.
We have play-tested this with people of all different ages, genders, races, and political affiliations. Happily, we can report that everyone had fun! Children liked the colors, seniors liked the large print, the rest liked the pace of the game. We hope you will too!
The yellow card is special and only available in a reward tier.
(The final art may vary from what is shown here.)
These Stretch goals will vary in type. Some will be new cards (much like an expansion pack) and others will enhance the game experience in other ways. We have a series of goals in mind and want the feedback of our supporters as to the direction they should take. We want to remain engaged with the community and hope everyone will participate in helping to determine the future of this campaign. Thanks for your support!
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Risks and challenges
I guess the eventual heat death of the universe is always a risk. We plan on having this game made well before that would interfere. The real challenge is that we have not done anything like this before. Despite that, we have worked in retail and service industries extensively and know how to get things done for our customers. Whether that is having the patience to wait on the phone until you get to the right person or having chutzpah to demand action, we have some great vendors and are very happy with the way the art looks and the quality of work.
We are stepping outside of our comfortable little boxes on this one. It's a daunting feeling but with your support we know this can be a great game. We are absolutely determined to produce this game and have every confidence this Kickstarter project will be successful.
So, why are we asking for $888?
Quite simply, we want to get as many decks of our game in to the hands of supporters like you as we can. In order to do that cost effectively, we need to sell over 50 decks. For us, that magic number is 72 decks. This is where we begin to see the largest decrease in our supplier’s cost per deck, which in turn allows us to sell our game at our desired price.
Thanks for your support and we hope you’ll be one of the many folks enjoying a round of The Goose Egg Game real soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Thank you to everyone who suggested I make a video explaining how the game is played. The first update to the project includes a link to our Youtube video, as does this answer.
After the campaign has ended we will post an update including a link to the PDF download. Everyone who selected a reward will be able to download it.
Our stretch goals are intended to be per deck, not just per backer. So if you order the double deal you will receive the stretch goals for both decks.
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