About this project
Carnival is Dice Hate Me Games' first publication. It is a product reflecting the designers' dedication, philosophies, and most importantly, their passion for games. We've brought Carnival to Kickstarter with the hopes of reaching out to both experienced and curious new gamers to help us raise enough money to bring Carnival to your table.
Our dream is to create entertaining, innovative, and challenging games, and Carnival is just the beginning. Our Kickstarter goal is set at $5,000 but this only covers some of the costs related to the manufacturing and distribution of Carnival. If we are fortunate enough to receive further funding, this will help offset more of these costs and enable us to share Carnival and other future games with more people.
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!
Think Ferris wheels, rollercoasters, carousels, flying swings, and bumper cars! Open your carnival for business before the other carnies do by building four of the five available rides along your Midway. Then cue the carnival music and watch the crowd rush in!
Below are some other useful links:Official Carnival website
Carnival is a card game of set collection for 2-4 players that utilizes dice to determine actions. Each turn, players have the option to either roll three dice and choose two of them to perform actions which can allow them to gain and discard cards from their hands and/or Midways -OR- to discard a Wild along with unwanted cards from their hand to draw new ones. Each player also has three tickets that may be discarded to affect the dice rolls or block other players' actions.
The box full of components was designed to bring a rich, thematic experience to the table; the cards are linen-embossed, the Tickets and Tableau are made of thick, durable card, and the dice are wooden. Popcorn is not included, but highly recommended!
- 80 Parts cards (20 each of banners, lights, materials, seats)
- 20 Midway base cards (4 each of bumper cars, carousel, ferris wheel, rollercoaster, swings)
- 6 Wild cards
- 12 Tickets
- 3 Dice
- 1 Tableau
- 4 Reference cards
Would you like to learn more about variants, strategy notes, or download a copy of the rules? Then visit this section of the website. We have a video tutorial posted there, too!
The Sideshow comes complete with three promotional products - expansion cards, collector's dice, and the game Lucky Dice. These products will never be offered for sale in stores by Dice Hate Me Games. So get yours here on Kickstarter now!
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This six-card addition to your Carnival box is sure to add even more fun! These cards replace the Wilds from the base game and all feature a character from the carnival sideshow. In play, they can behave just as the original Wilds or they can be discarded to perform the event specified on the card.
And here they all are...come see The Sideshow!
We are collaborating with Chessex to create a set of dice that will bear the Carnival logo printed on the one-pip side. These dice have an antique marble finish and are guaranteed to live up to the high-quality standard that is always provided by the Chessex team.
This is the best game you will ever play with just one card and three dice. Or at least we like to think so! Lucky Dice is a quick game of solitaire in which the value of nine dice rolls are assigned to spaces on a 3x3 grid. We could tell you more, but don't you like surprises?!
Need some more convincing? Here's a testimonial from one of the first to try Lucky Dice at the World Boardgaming Championships: "Once I had those dice in my hand, I couldn't put them down. I needed to get the high score like a a kid at the carnival needs that giant cotton candy. It's amazing how something so simple can be so fun. I can't wait to put a copy in front of my friends and watch them pull their hair out trying to beat me." - Mike Swiryn, designer of States: After the Fall
Kickstarter provides a platform for direct consumers to get Carnival shipped to their door before it hits the store shelves. As a retailer, though, you may reserve copies of the game through Springboard at Game Salute.
All titles approved for Springboard campaigns are vetted by Game Salute. During this comprehensive evaluation process, we work with the publisher to ensure quality. This includes ensuring solid designs, thorough playtesting and refinement, excellent presentation, and high quality components. - Game Salute
Without our Kickstarter Backers, DHMG would not be able to bring quality games to market. To show our respect and appreciation, DHMG promises that backer copies of Carnival will be shipped out before copies are available for purchase at retailers or conventions. DHMG also pledges that any reward marked as promotional in our Kickstarter campaigns will never be offered for sale in stores by DHMG, either alone or as part of any product.
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