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About

Hi, I'm game designer Jason Anarchy, I make silly card games. I remember this one time when I was 9, my mom told me that she used to make jam when she was "back home" in Newfoundland. It was a heartwarming story that I remembered into adulthood and decided to make a game out of it!

When I called up mom, I told her I was sending her the cover to this game I made based on this nice story told me years ago. Her reaction to the cover was "WHO'S THE BLACK GUY?" and then I was all "Mom, that's racist, representation is important!"

Anyway she meant that she just liked the character and was very supportive of the whole endeavor. She didn't actually remember telling me the story about making jam at all and confessed to only knowing people who made jam. 

Fuzzy memories aside, I made a fun game about my childhood idea of what making jam in Newfoundland should be.

-Jason

Inside the Box B'y
Inside the Box B'y
You have a hand of cards. It's a mix of Jam Ingredients, Tools, and Sugar
You have a hand of cards. It's a mix of Jam Ingredients, Tools, and Sugar
Manage your hand, find the ingredients to complete Recipe Cards and be the first to get 11 points!
Manage your hand, find the ingredients to complete Recipe Cards and be the first to get 11 points!
Anyone can take a card from the pantry, Everyone is trying to complete recipes from the recipe book, often competing for the same recipe
Anyone can take a card from the pantry, Everyone is trying to complete recipes from the recipe book, often competing for the same recipe
There are 3 types of each kind of jam recipe, basically easy, medium, hard
There are 3 types of each kind of jam recipe, basically easy, medium, hard
The Jam Burglar lets you steal jam in various ways
The Jam Burglar lets you steal jam in various ways
These are just silly jam making tools I made up for the game, as far as I know they don't exist in real life
These are just silly jam making tools I made up for the game, as far as I know they don't exist in real life
This acts as a wild card, lets you get a free item from the Jam Store as one does
This acts as a wild card, lets you get a free item from the Jam Store as one does
These come up rarely but let you mess up the play area with some stormy weather
These come up rarely but let you mess up the play area with some stormy weather

The main game has a casual level of depth. The Deluxe game is the "Lord Tunderin' Jesus" edition only available here. It adds a bit more complexity. You get two new types of recipe cards (in Generic, Big Jib and Best Kind variations), new ingredients, more sugar, more empty jars and more Globber Bobbers. And is that the Jam Burglar drinking Screech?

Partridge Berry! Bakeapple! Racoon drinking a Screech-like beverage!
Partridge Berry! Bakeapple! Racoon drinking a Screech-like beverage!
All of the bonus cards have this enthusiastic Jam Store employee on them so they can be easily separated from the main cards
All of the bonus cards have this enthusiastic Jam Store employee on them so they can be easily separated from the main cards
This is a game I made about being a grownup but not feeling like one. It was also a huge webcomic teamup! Click this box for more info:
This is a game I made about being a grownup but not feeling like one. It was also a huge webcomic teamup! Click this box for more info:
It's like Dungeons & Dragons but it's also a Drinking Game! Click this image for more info!
It's like Dungeons & Dragons but it's also a Drinking Game! Click this image for more info!
A coupon for the Jam Store, a Globber Bobber, Rhubarb Jam, Bag of Sugar and Two Jam Burglars
A coupon for the Jam Store, a Globber Bobber, Rhubarb Jam, Bag of Sugar and Two Jam Burglars

 Looking forward to adding these, gotta get funded first!

Jason Anarchy: I was raised in Southern Ontario by Newfoundlanders. I design games for a living and talk about my biceps on Twitter.

Kelly Bastow: Kelly did the art for the game. She's actually from Newfoundland but now lives in Toronto. She's a really talented artist, great with colours and super professional to work with despite how silly this whole project is. Check out her Twitter here.

My Buddy Lonny: He was kind of the Newfoundland consultant on the game (didn't stop me from just making up a bunch of stuff though). Anyway one time in college, I went grocery shopping and bought bananas. My room mate had also gone grocery shopping and also got bananas. On top of that, we already had bananas and neither of us needed to buy them in the first place. But then in walks Lonny and I'll never forget it, he goes "JESUS F****** CHRIST THAT'S A LOT OF BANANAS". That had nothing to do with Newfoundland, he's just a funny dude who's from Newfoundland that gave the game a seal of approval.

Risks and challenges

I've done several Kickstarters for games and know all the challenges and risks associated with the process. The bulk of the shipping will be handled by Ship Naked (or equivalent fulfillment company) but I'll be personally doing the Canadian shipping. I make funny games but take the order fulfillment very seriously. It's not fun if backers don't get their funny games!

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