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Can you outsmart your friends and be the first to save the world from a terrible pandemic in this logic and deduction game?
Can you outsmart your friends and be the first to save the world from a terrible pandemic in this logic and deduction game?
Can you outsmart your friends and be the first to save the world from a terrible pandemic in this logic and deduction game?
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Can you outsmart your friends and be the first to save the world from a terrible pandemic? Through the ancient Chinese art of herbalism, you’ll test ingredients, use logic to deduce the cure, and become the greatest Herbalist in the country!

Designed by: Eros Lin and Liu Xaio Art by: Stephen Tsai  

At Deep Water Games, we have partnered with publishing powerhouse EmperorS4 to bring the US versions of their games to America. We're debuting our company and partnership on Kickstarter with the brand new, North American versions of Herbalism and three other excellent ES4 titles.

 

Every game of Herbalism is played with a deck of 14 cards that contains 4 ingredients of varying frequency. Every round, two of those 14 cards will be set aside randomly. Those are the ingredients that will cure the epidemic.

Players take turns choosing combinations and taking actions to exchange hidden information until they can solve what two ingredients are missing from the deck. Each action consists of two parts: what a player gives to another player and what that player gives in return.

Players will exchange information this way until a player thinks they know which two ingredients are missing. Then they can take the Cure Action and choose the formula they think is the correct one. Other players have the chance to make their own guesses or follow this player!

If the player making the guess is correct, they score 3 points and anyone who followed them scores 1 point. But players should choose wisely because incorrect predictions and following the wrong answer will earn a player negative points! The first player to gain 7 points is declared the best Herbalist, and claims the ancient honor of “Godfarmer.” 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Kickstarter includes free shipping all over the US and reduced shipping for the pledge tiers everywhere else in North America.

Canada: $10 For the base pledge and $15 for the founders pack!

Anywhere else: $15 For the base pledge and $20 for the founders pack!

If you include add-ons we'll cover any additional shipping costs for you! 

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 • Fantastic Gameplay – This game is highly interactive, puzzling, and leaves players wanting more.

Elegant Design and Beautiful Art – The art is captivating and the design of the game is great!  

Free USA shipping! – And reduced shipping to the rest of North America.

Bundles! – Big discount on all 4 of our launch games.

Support goes a long way! – Deep Water Games is just getting started. After these 4 games, we’ll also be working with EmperorS4 to bring over all of their other titles, develop other IP into board games, and develop our own games. Your support of this project is what will determine how much we can do in the future!

 

Risks and challenges

This project is very low risk to backers! The first wave of these games are already in production, so we'll be able to get the reward out to you in record time.

The only foreseeable risk is the stretch goals not finishing production on time for shipping alongside the games. If this occurs, we will send the games out without waiting for the stretch goals, and then ship the stretch goals as soon as they're done, covering any additional shipping costs ourselves in this case. Either way, we will keep you updated about the production and shipping process with updates to this campaign!

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    Herbalism

    1 copy of Herbalism
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    INTERNATIONAL Herbalism

    1 copy of Herbalism
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    Note: International Shipping takes longer
    – Asia* price varies
    – South America $20
    – Australia* $20
    – EU unavailable (see Shipping Update)
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    Founder's Pack

    Be one of the original supporters of Deep Water Games!!
    1 copy of all 4 of our launch titles
    25% off MSRP!
    Any applicable stretch goals.
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    FREE SHIPPING to the USA
    Reduced shipping to Canada and the rest of NA

    Includes:
    • Herbalism
    • Shadows in Kyoto
    • Crows Overkill
    • Hanzi
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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    INTERNATIONAL Founder's Pack

    Now open to South America, Asia and Australia!

    Be one of the original supporters of Deep Water Games!!
    1 copy of all 4 of our launch titles
    25% off MSRP!
    -SHIPPING-
    Note: International Shipping takes longer
    – Asia* price varies
    – South America $30
    – Australia* $25
    – EU unavailable (see Shipping Update)
    * May receive multi-regional edition

    Includes:
    • Herbalism
    • Shadows in Kyoto
    • Crows Overkill
    • Hanzi
    • All applicable stretch goals and promos
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    28 backers
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