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Crave is a dynamic, re-imagined deck builder in a modern fantasy setting, featuring vampires and other enchanted creatures.
Crave is a dynamic, re-imagined deck builder in a modern fantasy setting, featuring vampires and other enchanted creatures.
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CRAVE. A strategic deck building card game for 2+ players.

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Crave is a dynamic new deck building card game, featuring modern day Vampires vs Vampire Hunters. You'll battle your opponent and use your influence to bring new characters, spells, actions, and items to your side. Each game is unique based upon what you see available to acquire, in addition to the varying paths you and your opponent may take.

We've taken a unique modern-day approach to fantasy creatures and imagined what they would look like today.

Guinness the Giant, Zoe the Elf, Zelda the Centaur, Dolores the Griffin, and Nessa the Unicorn
Guinness the Giant, Zoe the Elf, Zelda the Centaur, Dolores the Griffin, and Nessa the Unicorn

CRAVE is a new style of deck builder, featuring these unique mechanisms and attributes:

  • Mutual card purchasing market PLUS personal markets
  • Asymmetric starting hands and unique cards exclusive to your side
  • Some cards you acquire are placed into your opponent's deck
  • New keywords and special abilities
  • Beautiful, oversized tarot-sized cards
  • Modern-day fantasy creatures

You'll battle your opponent and use your influence to make your deck more powerful. You'll bring in new characters, including new fantastic Enchanted creatures, Groupies, Werewolves, and even poisonous Plants which you'll drop straight into your opponent's deck.

Equip items to characters, and create special combinations unique to your side, whether you are a Vampire or Vampire Hunter. Use Patrols to block your opponent, and poison their deck with Wolfsbane and other plants. Win by draining your opponent's health before they do the same to you in your battle to survive. - What are the 6 different factions?

Crave features two completely different styles of play, depending on your unique starting cards. While Vampires use special spells, drain energy, and turn Groupies to their own side, Vampire Hunters will use dexterity, healing, and marketplace benefits to try and win.

Modern-day Vampires
Modern-day Vampires

 CRAVE includes tons of beautiful cards.  Starting at 116 but going up to 128 with Stretch Goals. :) 10 starting cards for each player plus 16 in EACH private market. Plus 1 cheat sheet card of keywords and 2 life tracker cards for each side. Then another 70 cards in the middle public market so that each game is unique. Each card is over-sized (tarot size cards).

An example of some of the Vampire's unique spells.
An example of some of the Vampire's unique spells.

CRAVE cover art by the amazing Aaron Griffin. 

Easy game setup: Start with 5 public market cards showing in the middle row for anyone to acquire, and a stack of exclusive cards for each side to acquire with 4 unique cards available in each private market at a time.

Example of game setup with the public market in the middle row, and each side with their own private market.
Example of game setup with the public market in the middle row, and each side with their own private market.

 Easily add and subtract your health using unique cards representing your side.

Crave health track cards. Keep track of your remaining life here.
Crave health track cards. Keep track of your remaining life here.

ARTISTS: Crave features the creativity of some amazing artists. Aaron Griffin (London, England), Artur Jag (Katowice, Poland), Blake Henriksen (Denver, USA), Chloe Veillard (Paris, France), Dane Cozens (Savannah, USA), Daria Rashev (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Jerome Comentale (Nantes, France), Jonathan Tiong (Vancouver, Canada), Michelle Tolo (Oslo, Norway), Randis Albion (Berlin, Germany), and Ryan van Dongen (Philadelphia, USA).

Graphic Design: Jason Greeno.  Video: JC Trombley.

Will CRAVE be exclusive to Kickstarter?

 - The only way to ensure you receive this game is to back it now on Kickstarter. The environment for games going into retail is cloudy at the moment. We may have just a few copies to sell on Amazon after the campaign, but no guarantees there.

                        - There will be NO PLEDGE MANAGER, so you would need to purchase the game now if you would like to play it.

 - If you are a RETAIL store and would like copies, they come in bundles of 6. You can pledge now and message us for the balance. Thank you! 

Shipping is customs friendly. HappyShops will be fulfilling for Europe from Europe, VFI for Asia from Asia, so you shouldn't receive any extra fees or taxes.

PLAYING CARDS

In addition to the CRAVE game, we have a special deck of CRAVE playing cards. This is a traditional poker size 54 card deck of playing cards, which you can add to your pledge. If you play card games, this is a great deck to use! Vampires are Hearts, Vampire Hunters are Spades, Werewolves are Clubs, and the Centaurs are diamonds, with unique layouts.

Grab some playing cards in addition to the Crave game.
Grab some playing cards in addition to the Crave game.


 Our fulfillment agencies are not able to ship to Brazil, Mexico, or Russia due to high rates of lost packages. Thank you for helping to make Crave a reality!

 If you've already pledged for 2 or more Crave games, you can add on additional copies of Crave for $25 and additional playing card decks for $12 each.

Risks and challenges

We've produced some awesome games and will keep doing so! Each project is unique, but we have the art already complete, so we are looking forward to getting this into your hands as soon as possible. When the Kickstarter concludes, we'll continue to keep you updated, and we are here to answer questions anytime.

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    1 CRAVE game

    One copy of CRAVE will be shipped to you, suitable for 2 players.

    Includes all Stretch Goals achieved!

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    1 CRAVE game + 1 deck of playing cards

    You'll receive on copy of CRAVE and one deck of poker-size Crave playing cards.

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    CRAVE, 2 copies.

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    CRAVE, 2 copies + 1 deck of cards.

    Two copies of CRAVE will be shipped to you, suitable for up to 4 players.

    PLUS 1 CRAVE deck of poker size playing cards.

    Includes all Stretch Goals achieved!

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