We all love to collect and play games, and thousands of people congregate on BoardGameGeek.com every day to discuss our amazing hobby. No matter what kind of game you love playing, you can find fellow fans who will be more than happy to talk about them, arguing their points and celebrating their favourites. Over the years, it's grown into a huge site, covering thousands of different titles and visiting conventions around the world, showing off the latest hotness.
It's basically an essential part of our hobby. And now it's available as a card game called... BoardGameGeek: The Card Game!
Designed by Candy Weber, this quick playing game sees between two and six players building up cards, each one representing a much-loved game as seen on the site. Cards can be laid out in two ways, with vertical columns of games of the same color/category representing the ones that you're playing, and horizontal rows of differently colored cards showing the games that you're Collecting - after all, everyone has certain titles in their collection that they're particularly proud of, don't they?
As the game continues, you'll participate in Math Trades, Buy Games, hit the Thrift Store and more... until The End card appears and you total up your final points! Each individual set that you have before you will score, and the winner receives the adulation of being the best Board Game Geek around - until the next game!
For more detailed information on the rules, click here.
At this time of year, BoardGameGeek runs their annual push for supporters on the site, and throughout the year promos are donated by games companies to help keep things ticking over. You'll also have seen their recent campaign for I Hate Zombies, but we hope that BoardGameGeek: The Card Game will raise even more funds - not just to create a fantastic new game, but keep the site running and even help it evolve in 2015!
We'd like to send out a whole heap of thanks to all of the fine companies who granted us permission to use their games in the BoardGameGeek: The Card Game. AEG, Bezier Games, Board Raptor, Cambridge Game Factory, Catalyst Game Labs, Clever Mojo Games, Creative Foundry Games, Days of Wonder, Eagle Games, Fireside Games, Gaia Online, GAME-O-GAMI, Game Salute, Gifted Vision, GOTY Games, Gryphon Games, HoopCAT Games, HUCH! and Friends, Island Officials, Jelly Bean Soup, Laurob Studios, Looney Labs, North Star Games, Out of the Box, Perplext, Plaid Hat Games, Playroom Entertainment, R&D Games, Sirlin Games, Smileypop, Snink Think Ink, TMG, Treefrog Games, Up & Away Games, Vainglorious Games, Victory Point Games, Waits In Graves, White Goblin Games, Zombie State Games and Zucchini People - all of these companies have come together to help us create BoardGameGeek: The Card Game, and we're very grateful for their assistance!
Designer: Candy Weber
Graphic Design: R Jay McCarty
Risks and challenges
Design and layout is now complete on BoardGameGeek: The Card Game, so we're ready to go - we just need your help to get the project up and running! We're partnering with industry experts who are helping us to make the game and we firmly believe that we'll be able to deliver our backers within our projected timescales. The funds raised in this Kickstarter will be used to pay Candy and the graphic designers, cover printing and shipping costs, with the remainder going to BoardGameGeek itself.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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