About this project
Do you love movies? We know we do, and we watch a ton of them. That's why we created the Cinelinx card game. It's the perfect way to test your movie knowledge and challenge your friends.
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It's gonna happen!
We hit our goal way faster than we could have imagined and are excited that this game will be a reality. When we set our initial budget we knew we wanted to give you the best game possible, something you could be proud of, and now we can do exactly that.
If you have any questions about the project please don't hesitate to message us through Kickstarter. You can also find helpful information in the description below, in the FAQ, and in our project updates. Including information about our movie selection, expansions, posters, add-ons, shipping, and a whole lot more.
The Cinelinx game is designed to be accessible to all kinds of players. It's something you can quickly pick up and play with your friends, but if you're a movie buff you'll have an opportunity to prove how deep your film knowledge goes! For more seasoned card game players, there are options available to dive in deeper with more layers of strategy possible. We've been running a movie website for a few years now, but we knew upfront that we didn't want the game to be restricted to people who watch as many movies as we do.
So no matter what your level of skill when it comes to games, you'll find something exciting and enjoyable.
A Simple Breakdown
The Cinelinx game consists of 220 cards that have either actors names, directors names, movie titles, scenes, quotes, or genres on them. The point of the game is to play the hand you're dealt by finding connections between the cards.
We've also added Wild Cards, Double Feature Cards, and Director's Cut cards to the game to keep things interesting.
There are two primary ways to play the game. Standard instructions can be found below, while complete Tournament style instructions will be packaged with the game.
The Red Band Expansion
One thing that occurred to us pretty early on is that the Cinelinx game is perfect for expansions. We've worked hard on the core game, but we've also developed the first expansion and already have plans for several more.
We've gotten a lot of questions about our expansion plans. The primary idea behind the Cinelinx Card Game is to provide an enjoyable experience for movie fans of all kinds. We've made sure to include a great selection of movies, actors, etc. in the core because we realize the importance of making Cinelinx into a game that people will be excited about. We're committed to the idea that if future expansions never happened people would still have a game they could enjoy over and over again.
That being said, we do have expansion plans for people who are interested in tailoring the game to their individual movie watching habits. We're working through quite a few ideas and will keep everyone updated about our progress. One thing we can say is that our next expansion, due Fall 2014, will be one of the following:
- Cinema Greats!
- Horror Films
- Sci-Fi OnScreen
Read our 3rd update for more information on future expansions.
We've been working on this game since last Summer and couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. We've completed a majority of all the design work needed, and printed "user experience" prototypes that may not be very pretty, but allowed for testing. We're just putting finishing touches on the box art and we'll be ready to print!
Thanks to all of our backers we've raised the $12,000 we need to put this game into production! Now that we've seen how passionate people are about this game we are determined to continue pushing for extra funds so that we can release expansions on a faster schedule.
We've come up with some great rewards to help make it happen:
- $20 for a copy of the game
- $30 for the game + the Red Band expansion
- $35 for the game + the Poster Set
- and much more (see the sidebar for all tiers)
So how will the money be spent?
Keep in mind there are out-of-pocket expenses we've already paid, and many more in the pipeline, but the money we raise on Kickstarter will be specifically used to accomplish the following:
We're really just a group of guys who love movies, but here's a little more about the development team.
We've also had support from the entire team at Cinelinx.com
We have several Backer/Reward tiers starting at $1 but here are a few of our popular tiers, see the sidebar for the complete list:
Note: all backers above $5 will be added to a "linx wall" on our website. Read sidebar for more tiers and details.
Posters: Link Walls & Parody Prints
Our original posters are "Link Walls" that mimic an uncut sheet of cards, there will be 3 variations, and the final versions should be fun to look at because we've put some time into which cards/links actually made it on a poster. Our new posters are parody prints of iconic movie posters which are also a lot of fun.
We decided to make a minor change to how we are going to handle posters. Instead of complicating things and making an additional add-on for our new posters, we're just going to tie them into our original poster pledge level and let you pick ANY 3 POSTERS you want. Of course, if you want all 6 posters you will still need to consider one set an add-on. If you need any clarification or assistance feel free to ask.
We've thought long and hard about stretch goals, and we want you, our backers, to remain confident in the quality of the game you'll be getting. With that in mind we want to make sure our stretch goals are in line with plans we have for the game going forward. Help us reach these goals for extra rewards!
Free Expansion Details: Because we hit our stretch goal of $25,000 we'll give everyone who backed the game at $30 or more our next expansion for FREE. You'll still need to pay for shipping, but that’s something we can invoice you for when the pack is ready. If you want to get the shipping charges out of the way here are the fees:
if you pledged at the Early Bird Red Band, Red Band Package, Poster Package, or The Package tiers:
- United States add $3
- Canada add $8
- Everywhere else add $10
If you pledge at the x2 Red Band Package, or Double Feature Package, and want 2 copies of our next expansion here are the shipping fees:
- United States add $5
- Canada add $10
- Everywhere else add $12
These shipping charges are for the "free stretch goal expansion" offer and are in addition to any shipping you may have paid for your initial pledge. Please read Update #7 for full details about shipping and add-ons.
Note: Early Bird backers will be counted at the $30 pledge level. $20 backers will receive a discount on our next expansion.
If you would like to increase your pledge to $30 to qualify for our stretch goal reward please visit our project FAQ for instructions.
For more details about our stretch goals please read our 3rd project update.
This gift is already guaranteed because we went over our funding goal. It's just a small token of our appreciation.
How can you help?
We appreciate any pledges made to the project, but there are also other ways you can contribute.
We're into our last week so we put together a few more backer avatars to help spread the word. They are available here.
When will it ship?
We've estimated delivery for June 2014. If our campaign is successful we won't actually get the money until around March 1st. At that point we've been quoted 8 weeks for manufacturing and delivery. We will begin shipping orders as soon as we get the game in our hands but we added a few weeks into our estimate to account for delays. Better to be safe than sorry.
If you would like additional copies just select a reward tier in the sidebar that is a good fit, and then calculate your add-ons.
- Extra Copies Of The Game (Limit 5): Add $20 to your pledge.
- Extra Red Band Expansions (Limit 5): Add $10 to your pledge.
- Extra Poster Sets (Limit 5): Add $15 for the first set, $10 for each additional set.
All Add-Ons ship FREE in the United States.
Fees Vary for International Add-On Shipping: Add $3 per add-on in addition to shipping fees detailed in your original pledge level.
When the campaign is over we will send out backer surveys to collect additional information. Please contact us if you need any assistance with calculating add-ons or shipping.
When the campaign ends we will send out surveys to all backers to collect the necessary information we need to fulfill all rewards. Kickstarter will release the funds within two weeks and then we'll work on finalizing our order with the manufacturer. Don't worry, we'll continue to update everyone about our progress.
Questions about the project?
Risks and challenges
We've spent months researching and fine tuning this entire project to try to decrease our potential risks. We already have a manufacturer on board and are just about ready to print. The game has been researched, designed, and tested, and we only anticipate making minor changes if people pledge at the create-a-card level.
Of course, there is always the risk of printing, shipping, and/or distribution delays. However, we are confident in our timeline and in our choice of an experienced game manufacturer.
If delays seem likely we will notify all backers immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Edit your pledge by clicking on the 'Manage your pledge' button near the top of the page. From here you can change the pledge amount and the reward selection.
If you would like to choose an add-on just start by selecting the reward tier that is the best fit for you. Then increase your pledge amount by the total amount of add-ons you would like, but don't change your selected reward. When the campaign ends we will send out survey forms that allow you to specify which add-ons you've selected. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
If someone plays something that is obscure, or doesn't seem quite right, you can always challenge the play. Most issues like this can be resolved with a quick reference check on a site like IMDB. We liken this to a quick check in the dictionary during a game of scrabble.
We've gotten a lot of questions about our expansion plans. The primary idea behind the Cinelinx Card Game is to provide an enjoyable experience for movie fans of all kinds. We've made sure to include a great selection of movies, actors, etc. in the core because we realize the importance of making Cinelinx into a game that people will be excited about. We're committed to the idea that if expansions never happened people would still have a game they could enjoy over and over again.
That being said, we do have expansion plans for people who are interested in tailoring the game to their individual movie watching habits. We're working through quite a few ideas and will keep everyone updated about our progress.
When we release our next expansion we will message everyone with payment options. At the very least we will have an option to receive an invoice via Paypal for credit card transactions, and an option to mail us a check or money order. We will seek out the most affordable shipping option available.
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