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A gem crafting, color blending game for 2-5 players. Race to create the rarest gems as you combine colors in ways you never expected!
A gem crafting, color blending game for 2-5 players. Race to create the rarest gems as you combine colors in ways you never expected!
A gem crafting, color blending game for 2-5 players. Race to create the rarest gems as you combine colors in ways you never expected!
410 backers pledged $13,647 to help bring this project to life.

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The space Geminos need your help! 

In GemPacked Cards, players race to create the rarest gems as you combine colors in ways you never expected! Collect, trade, and blend the Geminos' colors to take the lead as you load them up in their rocket ships to the stars. 

GemPacked Cards is a fun, dynamic game the challenges you to think of colors in a whole new way. Manage your hand, the board, and color combinations to get the most points. The key mechanics are set collection and trading. Multiple ways to score victory points adds depth and strategy to this easy to learn, hard to master game. 

*Pips will be 1"diameter (above are slightly larger).

                                                                                                                                                                                
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GemPacked Cards is based on the $.99 GemPacked iOS game. The iOS game is a pure puzzle game for 1 player - there are lots of fun similarities but it is not a digital version of GemPacked Cards.

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GemPacked Cards is possible because people believe, support, and lift each other up. Thank you to everyone who contributed even a moment of their time to making this game the game it is today. 

Special thanks to Feng for all of his fabulous work on the GemPacked mobile game. Couldn't have made it without you!

Thanks to each and every one of you for taking the time to look into GemPacked Cards, sharing it with your friends, and offering your support!

Risks and challenges

GemPacked Cards is my third Kickstarter - Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet! was my first, which successfully funded and has been fulfilled. The Siblings Trouble is my second Kickstarter, which has successfully funded and in manufacturing.

GemPacked Cards is well tested and balanced. The graphic design is complete and 100% card art is final. Box and instructions are near final and we have been working closely with our printer.

There are inherent risks whenever undertaking a project as complex and large as producing and distributing a board game, but I have been making complex projects with countless moving parts and large budgets most of my career. I've gone out of my way to surround myself with experienced board game developers, distributors, and people who have run and launched successful Kickstarters. This team of friends has been exceedingly supportive and I'm sure will help as we hit any upcoming bumps in the road. And there are bumps. Strikes, shortages, shipping delays are all hard to predict.

Most importantly, if something does go wrong, I will keep everyone in the loop as the project moves forward and comes to market. This game will exist because you all will have made it happen.

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    GEMPACKED CARDS UBER FAN - 1 copy of GemPacked Cards signed by Eduardo Baraf and Katherine Waddell (and all stretch goals). Also receive an original Gemino Print (signed by Kat & numbered).

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    THE COMPLETE DESIGNER PACK! - 1 copy of Murder of Crows signed, 1 copy of Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! signed, 1 copy of The Siblings Trouble signed, 1 copy of GemPacked Cards and all stretch goals signed. Handwritten thank you note included. [Unsigned retail value - 118$] (US ONLY)

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