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A casual card game: The fearsome dragon slumbers atop a pile of plundered treasures. What can you get away with before the beast wakes?
A casual card game: The fearsome dragon slumbers atop a pile of plundered treasures. What can you get away with before the beast wakes?
654 backers pledged NZ$ 24,865 to help bring this project to life.

Name that crone!

Posted by Cheeky Parrot Games (Julia Schiller) (Creator)
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Season's Greetings, backers.

We hope you're all enjoying your copy of Hoard. It has been released in the Australian and New Zealand markets and is selling well in both. See here for our retailer list.

Hit Point Sales is our North American distributor. Their edition will likely release in January--the copies are waiting to have dice swapped out. In the meantime, copies from the Kickstarted run, with all the deluxe stretch goal features, are available to be ordered and sent worldwide from SchilMil Games. Please share that link with any friends who might like to order a copy of their own. If they act very fast, it's even possible they could have Hoard for Christmas; NZ Post usually takes 3-10 days to deliver. SchilMil also stocks all the other titles I have been involved in publishing.

Hoard on display at the Games Shop in Melbourne
Hoard on display at the Games Shop in Melbourne

Today is my birthday so a perfect day to launch a little contest as a thank you to Cheeky Parrot's backers and other fans. I'll also make an announcement tomorrow on social media, but I thought I'd give our backers a head start plus a special chance to submit two entries.

By now, you've all discovered the secret surprise stretch goal was a seventh character. I call her the crone, but I think it's time to give her a proper name--or names: a few of our characters have a first and last name. Have you got a funny one to suggest? Post it in the comments below. You can enter a second time with a different unique name on Facebook once the contest is live there. Enter by 5 pm Tuesday, December 20 (NZ time). Tim, Beck and I will pick our favorite to win the grand prize, then I'll draw three other winners randomly. I'll announce the winners here and on Facebook in a week's time.

Name that crone!
Name that crone!

The grand prize winner will receive their choice of a one-year membership to Board Game Arena* or a copy of one of Cheeky Parrot's other published games, sent anywhere in the world. The three runner-up winners will be invited to supply some photos so we can create a holiday-themed JibJab video for each of them. There's a sample of one of these up now on our Facebook page. It stars characters from each of our four games. JibJab videos are my kind of goofy.

I can't wait to see the names people come up with!

In other news, thank you to the Indie Game Report for their review. We're expecting a few more reviews in the new year. We can confirm that Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower has received his copy (you'll note it's the North American edition):

*For those who aren't familiar with it, Board Game Arena is a website that connects live players from all over the world to play electronic versions of popular games. They have a wide selection including traditional favorites like Backgammon and Hearts. I like to drop in sometimes for a game of Stone Age, Tobago or Tokaido--you can find me there under the handle, Schil. Maybe someday Hoard will be available on BGA...

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      Raida
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      "Shisa"

      Thanks to my Kiwi coworker the next pod over who, upon finding out you're a NZ company, said "Shisa crone, bro" :P

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      Ros Smart on

      How about Crone CrinkleKnot ? (CC for short! :) )

    3. Eddy Boxerman on

      Too bad about the family rule – I like Hagatha.

      ps. Good timing on this! I'm about to send out an update, including a retailer list. :)

    4. Mark Markham on

      How about Aunty Hillary? ... .... I'll see myself out.

    5. Bethan Nye
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      Nyctea Marais

    6. KuantumSuicide
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      Dahlia Elwood

    7. Nid Vicious
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      Constance Cronenberg

    8. Cheeky Parrot Games (Julia Schiller) 3-time creator on

      Chris, ha ha! It's true I left off the usual legalese about family of employees, etc. Agree, Hagatha can't be our winner but I'm happy to put you in the draw for one of the runner up prizes.

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      Chris Kings-Lynne on

      Hagatha (although I imagine I can't win since I'm Tim's brother :( )

    10. Cheeky Parrot Games (Julia Schiller) 3-time creator on

      Oooh, Rupert, naughty... I'm not sure if we should count that as an official entry! Want to try again?

      Jasmine: your copy is on its way to you today; I only received your backer survey with the shipping address yesterday...

    11. jasmine on

      Heya, have the kickstarter games been sent out/delivered? My copy hasn't arrived and I see it's already in shops so now I'm a tiny bit concerned �

    12. Rupert Morrish on

      My kids call her Mum :O

    13. Joe Costa
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      Nammy Gubbins.

    14. Cheryl Howard
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      Granny Fragwump