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AU$ 9,194
pledged of 20.000 AU$ pledged of 20.000 AU$ goal
186
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 15 2019
Last updated September 15, 2019

Rare Roses Board Game (Canceled)

Rare Roses is a beautiful game of floral domination where you fill orders using roses purchased from the market or other players.

Rare Roses Board Game (Canceled)

Rare Roses is a beautiful game of floral domination where you fill orders using roses purchased from the market or other players.

AU$ 9,194
pledged of 20.000 AU$ pledged of 20.000 AU$ goal
186
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 15 2019
Last updated September 15, 2019

About

We have moved the project and will be relaunching in a couple of weeks around October 8th! We wanted to make sure we could get this game to our passionate backers. So we have adjusted our print run in order to lower the funding goal. Please click here:  https://tinyurl.com/RareRosesKickstarter2  to join us! 

Click here to help us make the world more beautiful!

Introduction

In the town of Bloomsville people live a life of beauty, and floral frolicking. The town is known for its rare rose shops and gardens. However, it’s not all rosy. The competition is tight and the town is full of fierce florists flogging their fanciful floral wares. Are you up to the task? 

Will you corner the market on Black, Blue or perhaps Striped Dragon roses and force your competitors to come to you for roses? Will you plan ahead and get the biggest and best profits from the high-end orders? Or will you fill lots of little lucrative lovelies and leave little for others? Many strategies, many roses, much money.  

Test your entrepreneurial ingenuity in this fun interactive game for 1 to 6 players. It will only take you about an hour or just a bit more if your negotiations are fierce. Anyone from children to our esteemed elders will enjoy a friendly game of Rare Roses.  

We appreciate your support. Help us make something beautiful. 

DAY 1 BACKERS: If you back at the Single Rose tier or higher, we will list your name in a special Day 1 Backer Thank You page of the rule book so everyone knows you were with us from the beginning! 

Game play

Rare Roses is a highly interactive game played over several rounds. In each round players take turns purchasing roses from the market or other players for their inventory. These roses are used to fill orders. 

Roses in your inventory mature over three rounds and die off so you will need to plan accordingly.  Using the right rose, at the right time will be worth more than just using roses of whatever age you happen to have on hand at the time. 

Players take turns until all of the order cards have been flipped over. After one last round the game ends.  The player with the most money is the winner.  Learn more about the rules here Rare Roses Rules PDF.

Components

I've always seen the games I buy as an investment in a quality art product as much as for their entertainment value. To that end, we use trusted manufacturers and try to build our games with the highest quality components for the price. Here's what you get in Rare Roses.

Rewards

Rare Roses Game

This is of course why you back the project and what we are creating. The game itself with high quality components from the best manufacturers. 

Beauty Lover Art Book Add-On

This pledge is a limited edition special. It contains Nene's full-color art book The Unwinding Path with over 120 pages of some of the most beautiful fantasy art you will ever own. For those of you that love beautiful art, this pledge is for you. 

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Community Goals

The way crowdfunding works it to share the projects with a crowd so we can all help! So we have opened up our first Share Goal! 

Let's get 500 Likes and 500 Shares on This Facebook Post to unlock Chipboard Shop Cards. Help others learn about Rare Roses so they don't miss out! 

Stretch Goals

 Everyone loves Stretch Goals, and we're no different. We have a couple surprises in store if we start hitting the stretch goals. Let's see if we can discover what they are. 

 Custom Order Card Backs unlocked at $25,000

When we get to $25,000, Nene Thomas will create a custom art design for the backs of the Order Cards. This will be yet another piece of custom artwork that you'll get to have as part of Rare Roses. 

 Custom Shop Card Backs unlocked at $27,000

When we get to $27,000, Nene Thomas will create a custom piece of art for the backs of the player Shop Cards. This will be more custom artwork that you'll get to have as part of Rare Roses. you might even want to get an extra one for framing. 

 Upgrade to Heat Embossed Market Bag unlocked at $30,000 

If we reach $35,000... there are more to unlock, and they are awesome too.... let's see if we can do it! 

Previews

Additional Languages

Printing a game with additional languages takes a bit of coordination, money and time. All of which, we are willing to do if the demand is there. To facilitate this, if we get 400 or more backers from a non-English speaking country such as Germany, France, China, Japan, etc. we will create an appropriate language rule book for that language in PDF form that will be freely available for download.  

If we get 1000+ Backers from a non-English speaking country, we will create a full printed version of the game native to that language for those backers. 

People

My wife Stefanie and I run Cravon Studios where we design and publish tabletop games that we of course hope people love. We are based in Canberra Australia (so forgive our off hours time zone for answering questions). We are active supporters of the tabletop game industry and are part of the Tabletop Game Designers Australia group, among others, on Facebook. 

Board games, while seemingly a small bit of entertainment, don’t happen by accident. It takes many people to bring them to life. Here are a few of the people that put their hard work into making this game. We hope you enjoy it. 

Shipping

 We understand shipping is a pain, for everyone. It's one of those things that seems to come unstuck most often. So to remedy that, we are working with experienced Kickstarter fulfillment companies. 

To make things easier on our backers, we are including shipping in the pledge price. 

That's right, FREE SHIPPING to Australia, Canada, China/Macao/Hong Kong, EU, and USA. We will discount shipping to all other locations. That way you know how much you will pay, and there won't be any surprises later. Once you pledge, you are covered. 

We will do our best to keep shipping as low as possible and predictable, but we do not control the shipping industry, government customs, tariffs, taxes or natural disasters. 

FREE Shipping Zones

Australia, Canada, China, EU, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand, UK and USA

Discounted Shipping Zones

  • Norway and Switzerland   $30 USD
  • Rest of Asia (Japan, S Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)  $10 USD
  • Rest of World  $45 USD

Facing Adversity

Cravon Studios was established in 2013 and has been doing game design, consulting, development and testing for over 6 years. We have published 4 games on our own so far and now we are launching Rare Roses as our first Kickstarter game. There are always challenges publishing board games. We know because we've done it several times before. We believe that communication is key to any product launch not only with you the backers, but our artists, suppliers, manufacturers and shipping partners. 

Some of the typical challenges and how we plan to handle them are:

Game design time overruns:  Rare Roses has been in design and development for over 2 years. We have play tested it at many non-public events and engagements and larger events such as GenCon, PAX AUS, GammaCon and CanCon. The game is solid and ready to go. So, we don't anticipate any delays in game design, development or editing.

Shipping time/cost blowouts: We have shipped 4 games already and are familiar with the processes, pricing, and typical shipping issues such as VAT and localized tax implications. We have built shipping into the pledge levels, with the exceptions noted above, to make it easier for our backers.  We are confident of the weight and dimensions based on the game and stretch goals (i.e. no metal coin add-ons that blow out the weight / shipping cost) so our shipping costs should not be an unknown unless a natural disaster affects the process.

Manufacturer misfires: We have been working with our manufacturing partner for several years. We have a good working relationship and we know what to expect from each other. We expect this to continue and we plan to deal with typical holiday delays that happen when manufacturing in China. 

There are always things that happen that nobody was able to foresee.  We will be vigilant, and strive to stay on top of anything that happens (flooding that delays shipping, changes in VAT, new tariffs in the US etc) 

Kickstarter is a partnership between the backers, and the publishers. We value your help in bringing our games to life and will do everything in our power to work with the community to ensure the game is delivered on time.

Risks and challenges

As stated above, we believe we understand what it takes to bring games to life. If you have questions that are not addressed above please feel free to contact us in the forums and we will answer them.

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    Single Rose - Rare Roses Game

    In addition to our undying gratitude, you will receive one copy of Rare Roses including all stretch goals.

    Includes:
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    • Rare Roses Game
    • All Stretch Goals
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    Beauty Lover - Game and Art Book

    For the art lovers among you. This includes not only a copy of Rare Roses, but a copy of Nene's art book, The Unwinding Path (The Art of Nene Tina Thomas). This beautiful full-color hardcover book has over 120 pages of Nene's beautiful artwork.

    Pledge amount includes customs friendly shipping to AU, CA, EU, NZ, UK, and US

    Includes:
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    • Rare Roses Game
    • The Unwinding Path
    • All Stretch Goals
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    Florist - Retailer Level

    Verified Physical Retailers Only.

    This pledge is for a minimum purchase of 7 copies of Rare Roses at a Retailer discount for verified retail stores.

    This is an entry level Retailer pledge and may not represent the full amount of the pledge as you may choose to order more than the minimum 7 copies. You will get an additional demo copy of the game (total of 8 copies)

    More information including other perks can be found at our web site here: http://cravonstudios.com/rare-roses-retailer-information/

    We will verify your store information and final pledge amount through the Pledge Manager at the end of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Our undying gratitude
    • Minimum 7 copies of Rare Roses
    • Free store demo copy of Rare Roses
    • Listing in our Preferred Retailer list
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    The Bouquet (Kickstarter Only)

    For those of you that want to coordinate bulk buys, we offer a discounted pledge with minimum purchase requirements. You must purchase in lots of 8 copies of Rare Roses at a time. Pledge at this level, and pledge the value of multiples of 8.

    Pledge at this level and to the value of:
    8 Copies = $200 USD / $295 AUD
    16 Copies = $400 USD / $590 AUD
    24 Copies = $600 USD / $890 AUD
    32 Copies = $800 USD / $1,180 AUD

    Includes:
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    • Purchase a minimum of 8 copies and in lots of 8 copies
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    Rose Breeder

    Be part of the game. This exclusive pledge level will make you permanently part of Rare Roses and board gaming history. You will get signed copies of Rare Roses and Nene's book The Unwinding Path. You will also get a second copy of Rare Roses to give to a friend.

    You will get to design an Order Card with your name on it that will go into every copy of Rare Roses for everyone to have.

    We will also customize your copy of the game just for you with your name embroidered on a deluxe Rose Tile draw bag.

    Includes:
    • Our undying gratitude
    • Virtual Fist Bump!
    • Signed copy of Rare Roses
    • Signed copy of The Unwinding Path
    • Second gift copy of Rare Roses
    • Personalized embroidered Rose Tile draw bag
    • Design your own Order Card
    • All Stretch Goals
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Funding period

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