Whew, we finally made it!
OK, it's really official. The White Elephant Card Game finally arrived last week and we have been shipping it out all this week! We have shipped most of them, with just a few more left. A few people have even reported getting it in the mail already! And of course, those lucky backers who live close to me already received their copies of the game at the big launch party at Fongo Bongo Games. And for those of you who don't know Ernest at Fongo Bongo, check out the red number 10 card in the game. Yup, that's him!
The Mystery Box Promo
For those of you who received the Mystery Box promo I have a small change to the rules that I think improves game play. We found that when played as written in the current rules the Mystery Boxes usually didn't hold very good presents. I suggest you follow the current rules, except for these changes:
- Before looking at their cards players randomly select one of the cards dealt to them to be their Mystery Box gift, keeping it face down.
- Players place their Mystery Box card on top of this selected card without looking at it.
- The Mystery Boxes are then kept close to each player until it is their turn to select a gift first, and then they are the ones who bring the Mystery Box to the "party."
For those of you who frequent Board Game Geek (and even those who don't!) I would encourage you to rate the White Elephant Card Game. Here is the link. Just scroll to the bottom under "User Information" and click on "add a copy to your collection," then click on "N/A" next to "rating." The rating is from 1 to 10. As a light family game I don't expect all 9's and 10's (though a few would be nice…), but the more people who rate it the more exposure it will get on the site!
One Last Thank You!
I really want to thank all of you one more time. This project has been a lot of fun, and it wouldn't have become a reality without all of your generous support! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or funny stories about the game - I would love to hear them!
Also, several people have asked if I have any other games coming out soon. Well, yes I do. I have a cooperative Super Hero card game that is currently being looked at by a publisher. I also have an adventure board game about that delightful dandy the Scarlet Pimpernel that is nearing the final play testing phase. I will most likely email you updates about these projects!
Anyway, please have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the White Elephant Card Game!