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You're in line to become the CEO of a new Airline.  But first you have to prove yourself.  The first player to expand to 5 cities wins!
You're in line to become the CEO of a new Airline. But first you have to prove yourself. The first player to expand to 5 cities wins!
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Airline the Card Game

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Stretch Goals - 5 of 6 Unlocked!  See below for more details.

NEW Cityscapes - Here is an example of the New Cityscapes Stretch Goal that was Unlocked.

Updated cityscapes for City cards.  Now included in ALL copies of the game!
Updated cityscapes for City cards. Now included in ALL copies of the game!

Airline the Card Game is the new pocket sized Route matching game.  Assume the role of a CEO trying to grow a fledgling Airline into a mammoth, business juggernaut.  Aggressively expand your Airline's Routes to "Control the skies!"

What is Airline the Card Game?

A fun, airline themed, route matching game, where you complete Routes that are listed on your Expansion List.  

This game has three unique aspects that make it stand out.

Player Choices - Airline the Card Game offers a plethora of choices. Deciding whether to play a Special card, City card with matching Airplane, drawing cards, or discarding to draw even more, the choice is yours!

Fast Setup - Setup time is a serious concern on choosing what game to play, especially route building games. With Airline the Card Game you are set up and ready to go in less than a minute.  It's also easy to learn and cleans up quickly too!

Route Matching - The popular play style of Airline the Card Game is something that will interest both novice and experienced tabletop gamers alike.  Plus it's all packaged in a portable, pint sized, tuckbox, so you can take it with you anywhere!

A four player game in progress.
A four player game in progress.

Basics - Games typically last 15 minutes or less. For 2 to 4 players (Note: You may combine multiple decks to accommodate more players). Designed for Ages 12 and up.

Video - Here is a video showing a gameplay tutorial.

The Cards - The cards feature custom artwork and come in three different colors to tell them apart quickly and easily.  The first thing you will do is choose which Airline you want to become the CEO of.

Expansion Lists - The Expansion List contains a list of 10 different cities as well as a Helipad and Private Runway. Every list is unique and contains the logo of your Airline. You must complete 5 of the Routes on your list to win.

Airplanes - There are six different Airplanes in the game (seven if you include the helicopter). Each Airplane can be matched up with a City card to complete one Route.  

Cities - City cards contain different cities all over the United States! You can play a City card by matching it up with a required Airplane.  

Helipad and Private Runway are on all Expansion Lists.  The Helipad is matched with the Helicopter and the Private Runway can be matched to any Airplane, making both of these cards very valuable.

Special Cards - So you like to mix things up?  Then you will love Special cards!  You can play one Special card each turn.  Special cards are contained in both the Airplane and City deck, and add fun effects to the game.  

The Reroute and Pilot Special cards are included in the game from Day One!  Each allow you to draw 2 new cards.  The Reroute card belongs to the City deck, and Pilot to the Airplane deck.  We also have more Special cards planned, so help us reach our Stretch Goals!  (See more details bellow.)

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Stretch Goals - All new Special cards will come in multiples of 3 in every copy of the game!

Fleet Expansion Special Cards - Unlocked!

  Property Acquisition Special Cards - Unlocked!

  Strike Special Cards - Unlocked!

  Executive Decision - Unlocked!

  Custom Cityscapes Artwork on All Basic City Cards - Unlocked!

 Box Upgrade - Locked

If we sell 200 copies of Airline the Card Game, the box will be Upgraded free of charge to ALL backers with almost twice the thickness!

Those are all of the Stretch Goals we have for this project.  No more will be added.  I hope we reach them all to make the game as awesome as it can be!

Virus the Card Game - Some Reward Tiers include a copy of Virus the Card Game.  This was our first game released on Kickstarter.  To learn more about it, click here.  (Note, all Stretch Goals for Virus the Card Game are included, except the Box Upgraded.  This can only be achieved if we sell 200 Units again.)

Shipping -  Shipping is FREE for all backers in the United States.  We recommend International Backers select a higher Tier, so they can split the Rewards with another person to save on shipping costs.

Tier 1 - Our thanks!  You'll also receive Project Updates.

Tier 2 - 1 copy of Airline the Card Game

Tier 3 - 1 copy of Airline the Card Game & 1 copy of Virus the Card Game

Tier 4 - 2 copies of Airline the Card Game

Tier 5 - 3 copies of Airline the Card Game

Tier 6 - 2 copies of Airline the Card Game & 2 copies of Virus the Card Game

Tier 7  - 3 copies of Airline the Card Game all signed by the project creator.  Also listed on our website as an Honorary CEO in a Thank You section.  A great way to support indie games on Kickstarter.

Shipping Fees - We've tried to keep International Shipping prices as low as we can, and offer a tremendous discount on shipping for those ordering more than 1 game.  Please keep in mind that while we pay shipping costs, some countries may charge import fees, which you would be responsible for.

Why does Airline the Card Game cost more to ship than Virus did?  The game is much larger and costs more money to make and ship.  Here is a comparison.

All of the cards laid out.  That's a lot of cards!
All of the cards laid out. That's a lot of cards!

8 Expansion List Cards

 43 Airplane Cards

 43 City Cards

  2 Rule Cards

 Stretch Goals - Up to 12 additional cards possible, for a grand total of 108 cards!

PDF Download - Here.

Rules - Here are the rules in their entirety as found in the game:

Object of the game - Be the first player to expand to 5 locations on your Expansion List.

Setup - Shuffle the decks separately.  Each player chooses 1 Expansion List Card, draws 3 Airplane Cards and 3 City Cards.

Expansion List - The Expansion List contains a list of 12 locations or Routes.  You must Expand to 5 of them for the game to end.

Start - Whoever traveled in an airplane most recently begins.

Routes - Play a City card from your hand by matching an Airplane card with it.  You may only play City cards that are on your Expansion List.  Your turn ends after you play a City card and matching Airplane card.  If you don’t have any matching cards draw.

Cities - Basic City cards contain different Cities.  They require 1 of the 3 Airplanes listed on them to be played. A City card with matching Airplane is 1 Route.  You can’t play duplicate City cards on your Expansion List.

Airplanes - There are six different types of Airplanes plus a Helicopter.  These can be matched to City cards.

Drawing - If you have no matching cards that can be played, you can draw new cards.  You will draw 1 Airplane Card, and 1 City Card.  OR you may discard 2 Airplane Cards OR 2 City Cards, and Draw 2 more of the same type respectively.  Your turn ends after Drawing.

Shuffle - If no cards can be drawn, shuffle the discard pile back into the deck.  

Special Cards - Special cards such as Pilot, Reroute, and Fleet Expansion, etc. do not count as Drawing that turn.  You may only play ONE Special card per turn, this does not include Helipad, Helicopter, or Private Runway.  There are Special Airplane and City cards.

Game End - The first player to expand to 5 cities wins!  Also, if no cards can be drawn the game ends and whoever established the most Routes wins!

Now get out there and Control the Skies!

Thanks - Thank you for checking out Airline the Card Game from Around The Clock Games!  Our moto is "Portable, Affordable, Indie Games". Please help me share this projects with friends and family.

Risks and challenges

Delivery - Our pledge to you is that we will deliver the game as quickly and efficiently as we can. This is our second game that we have released to Kickstarter. The game will be shipped directly from our manufacturer to all backers, saving you time!

Made in the USA - Airline the Card Game is made in the USA, which will save a considerable amount of time in the shipping process.

Unforeseen Delays - There is always the possibility of unexpected delays, but we will do everything in our power to minimize such delays. The cards and artwork are ready to print and already on the manufacturers FTP servers!

Quality - We believe our manufacturer creates great products with excellent quality. We think you will be impressed. Plus, if you have any issues you can contact them directly (missing cards, torn box, etc.) to fix the problem. That's a big advantage of buying games through Around The Clock Games!

Ideas - I appreciate any ideas you have for this project. I may not be able to respond to all ideas thrown my way (but I will try to!). I also want to keep the process as positive as possible, so please help me keep it that way. Thanks!

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