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Fast-paced strategy card game for 2-6 players. Control 2 witches to find, and bind, the elusive Book of Shadows before anyone else.
Fast-paced strategy card game for 2-6 players. Control 2 witches to find, and bind, the elusive Book of Shadows before anyone else.
Fast-paced strategy card game for 2-6 players. Control 2 witches to find, and bind, the elusive Book of Shadows before anyone else.
165 backers pledged $4,774 to help bring this project to life.

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With one real Book of Shadows in a sea of fakes, can your witches Find It & Bind It in this game of spell casting and an ever-changing landscape?

Find It & Bind It is a card game for 2-6 people that runs ~30 minutes. Each player controls 2 witches that are searching through a field of Book Cards for the Book of Shadows.

To win you must find the Book of Shadows, get both of your witches to it and then bind it to you for all eternity...  Or until the next game at least.

Take a look at this game play video to get a feel for the game. 
(We left the unscripted dialogue in so you could experience the fun.)

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It's a good, challenging light game that you can pull out quickly with your gaming group between larger games.
     --Open The Box Games (video review)

"I get it.  It's sorta a 9-Card Monte meets Memory with a bit of inspiration  from [the television show] Charmed."

--Player at PAX East 2015

"Find It & Bind It has proven to be addictive with fans of deductive games and those who love playthroughs that come in well under an hour. It's a good 'bridge' game if you find yourself in the company of both veteran and newer gamers, as the mechanics are non-superficial but are also not so numerous or complex as to be overwhelming. In that spirit, the depth of strategy available will appeal to more experienced players."

-- Game Review on The Care and Feeding of Nerds

"One of my favorite games, bar none!"

     --Sam Liberty of Spoiled Flush Games, TED Talk Presenter

"This is a very solid game. The rules are simple enough for anyone to learn, but the strategy runs deep."
     --Timothy Blank of Gameworthy Labs, Creator of "Oh My Gods"

 Recipient of the Boston Game Makers Guild's Seal of Approval

Components in the initial offering. Click for the game's rules.
Components in the initial offering. Click for the game's rules.
These card back images will replace the Book and Spell Card back images seen above.
These card back images will replace the Book and Spell Card back images seen above.
 

The above list of components is what will be in the box when fully funded. The plan is to use a Print-on-Demand manufacturer to deliver it.  

At higher levels of funding with several achieved stretch goals, the box size will grow and the game content will include potential expansions while keeping the reward-level pricing fixed:

We will update the above list and image throughout the campaign to reflect the components being offered. 

And when the expansion stretch goals are available, we will post the rules and game play videos for that content!

You can see the game play video for The Demon Expansion.

The $25 for additional games can also be designated as games for BBBSA or Toys4Tots.  We will double-check with backers in surveys.
The $25 for additional games can also be designated as games for BBBSA or Toys4Tots. We will double-check with backers in surveys.
Two specific Reward Level Examples.  Higher levels of support give you a chance to leave your mark on the game!
Two specific Reward Level Examples. Higher levels of support give you a chance to leave your mark on the game!
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You can download the rules here.

In Find It & Bind It, each player controls 2 witches who are searching a 3x3 field of Book Cards, one of which is the Book of Shadows.

Each player may, in any order they choose, do the following:

  • Move one of their witches (up, down, left or right) 1 space
  • Perform an Action (move a 2nd time, cast a spell [below] or bind)

At the end of the turn, players may also draw 1 replacement Spell Card.

Casting Spell Cards is the primary way to learn where the Book of Shadows may be and to prevent it from falling into greedy, withered hands that are not yours. Spell Cards are generally of 3 types:

  • Scry spells: allow you to look at any number of Book Cards
  • Obfuscate spells: allow you to look at and shuffle Book Cards
  • Other spells: allow you to interact with other players (mostly harmful).
  • Friday & Saturday, February 20-21: TotalCon

Josh and Phil have been formally working on game design since early 2012.  Having created two other fun games that were secretly manufacturing nightmares (We were new, how could we know!), they focused on designing a game that could be fun, easy to pick up, and not require several fortunes to produce and get out into the public. 

And so, Find It & Bind It was born.  After almost 2 years of play testing,  revisiting the rules to make them ever more clear, and countless conversations with manufacturers to ensure that this endeavor is feasible, we are here seeking your support.

Phil is a Program Manager and brings over 20 years of project management and consulting delivery experiences to the table. 
Josh is a Graphic Designer and has over 15 years of design and production experience.

Risks and challenges

We have spent countless hours over the last ~2 years developing and testing this game, and several of its expansions, so that we can offer a quality product to the public with minimal delay following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The cards are designed and laid out and the art is chosen. We have several quotes from manufacturers that have all been used to develop other Kickstarter-backed games so they have experience delivering and understand the need for backer-related communication.

For the stretch goal items, we have already designed and laid out (and printed samples) so that if those stretch goals are achieved, we'll have minimal downtime between the end of the campaign and the start of the manufacturing process.

With the exception of the time to co-design specific Kickstarter rewards requiring the addition of new Spell Cards, this game is ready to go to print within a few weeks after the campaign--as we need to allow some time to have Kickstarter & Amazon transfer the funds, etc..

With respect to those few new Spell Cards that may be required, we'll work to get those designed with their backers at the associated level(s) as soon as possible so this project can be created and shipped to everyone as quickly as possible.

Upon the close of the campaign, we will provide a project plan within the first 2 weeks after funding is achieved. We will follow-up with meaningful updates throughout the manufacturing process on meaningful milestones like: formal vendor selection, when all files are sent, the unboxing of a pre-run prototype, etc. The final vendor selection will be dependent upon the stretch goals achieved and the corresponding capabilities of the potential manufacturers with whom we've discussed this game and its expansions.

We believe in getting as much up-front knowledge as possible so as to make all post-Kickstarter work run smoothly. We've read the informative blog posts at stonemaiergames.com and have done as much prep work as possible to make production run seamlessly.

As backers of 20+ game projects, we've seen some wild delays due to redesigning the game and finalizing things that weren't complete prior to their campaigns. We believe we can avoid all of that given the state of our game.

In the event of unforeseen manufacturing issues arising, we also believe in clear and timely communication.

Things happen. And people (backers, potential future-backers, anyone paying attention) will feel comfortable knowing that we will update everyone as soon as we know something. In the absence of knowing something, we'll make sure to provide updates on the actions taken by us to resolve any issues and the responses expected and in what time frames.

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    Backers at or above this level will get the Print-n-Play PDFs as well so they can experience the game as soon as possible.

    Backers at or above this level may also become a Cray Cray Games Beta Tester (of Find It & Bind It expansions and any other Cray Cray Games creation).

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    GLENDA, THE GOOD WITCH:
    2 copies of Find It & Bind It + Stretch Goals
    - 1 for you
    - 1 to be donated to Toys for Tots and/or The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation.

    We will gather the names of all of the backers at this level and provide at least that many games and split them between these charitable organizations for kids.

    There are Boston area locations for each of these organizations and we'll take photos of the delivery of the games and/or get a letter acknowledgement of the gift of the games.

    Depending on how well the kickstarter does (if we can break the $6k mark), Cray Cray Games will at least match the number of games donated through this reward tier.

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    Your name will appear near the bottom of the card saying something like, "Supported by: Name."

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    ENCHANTER:
    1 Copy of Find It & Bind It + Stretch Goals
    and the designers will write a thank you note and sign your copy of the game.

    This requires sending the games to the designers and then manually shipping them to you. The extra work will be worth it for the extra support and confidence in the game!

    For additional copies, just add another $25.
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    EPIC WITCH:
    3 copies of Find It & Bind It + Stretch Goals AND Create your own Spell Card.

    You give us the gist of what you want the Spell Card to do, or actual copy, art ideas, etc. and, within reason, we'll work with you and make it part of the game... FOREVER!

    We'll work with you on every aspect of creating your own Spell Card for inclusion in the game.

    We'll also add your name to this Spell Card as its co-designer. This will appear near the bottom of the card saying something like, "Co-designed by: Name."

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    GODDESS:
    5 copies of Find It & Bind It + Stretch Goals, get a personal Thank You note and signed games AND co-design the next expansion to Find It & Bind It.

    You give us the gist of what you want the expansion to be, and/or actual Spell Card/rules copy, art ideas, etc. and, within reason, we'll work with you to make and test this expansion to the game.

    Once a sufficient amount of testing has taken place, we'll print ONLY YOU a copy of the expansion ahead of any future release.

    We're estimating a completion date of October 2015 but this could be longer/shorter depending on the intricacies of this to-be-designed expansion and streamlined communication with you, our Goddess. :-)

    You will be listed in the Expansion's rulebook as a co-designer.

    The Print-n-Play files for this expansion will be available to anyone who becomes a Cray Cray Games Beta Tester.

    For additional copies, just add another $25.
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    Copies of the game and its stretch goals will be fulfilled in the same delivery time frame as other reward levels.

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