About this project
A Flavorful Game
Everyone has a green thumb when playing Herbaceous. Relax while enjoying this beautiful and elegant game of picking and potting herbs. Pot the best collection of herbs in your different containers, but don’t wait too long or your friend might grab them first.
Steve Finn of Dr. Finn's Games - renowned designer of Biblios and The Butterfly Garden - has created a wonderful compliment to Beth Sobel's stunning herb art. Eduardo Baraf of Pencil First Games is at the helm of Herbaceous to ensure it is the perfect balance of simple play, interesting moments, and wonderful art in a fantastic package.
Keith Matejka of Thunderworks Games - designer of Bullfrogs and Roll Player - created the additional rules for solo play. Benjamin Shulman of Jelly Bean Soup Games powers the graphic design and instructions.
Kickstarter Exclusive Flavor Pack!
All backers receiving the Herbaceous game receive the Flavor Pack Mini-Expansion! Cinnamon, Star Anise, and Peppercorn add extra spice to Herbaceous' flavorful play.
Give Mom the Joy of Gaming!
Herbaceous makes a fantastic gift and we are confident it will ship to backers prior to May 1st, 2017 in advance of Mother's Day on Sunday, May 14th.
Herbaceous Rules: French (backer translation)
Xavier Millet (Tellim) is an AMAZING backer, who decided to translate the entire ruleset into French. French players take a look. Thanks Xavier!
Herbaceous is a perfect after dinner game!
Rahdo Runs Through
Herbaceous is Lovely. It is an absolutely delightful and very fast playing game that you can really do with just about anyone. This is the perfect game for high tea.
Board Game Closet
Gameplay is simple, smooth, with a lot of interesting decisions that you have to make...so, it's a lot of fun!
Bower's Game Corner
Herbaceous is a rock solid filler game - great family game, great game night game, great gateway game!
Ant Lab Games
"I love this game!"
Undead Viking Videos
This is one of those games that is a perfect combination of everything. It's the perfect combination of rules, perfect combination of designers, and perfect combination of art.
Note: UVV has a review submission fee.
Keep up on Herbaceous
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Keep up on Us
- Pencil First Games, Follow Ed on Twitter
- Dr. Finn's Games, Follow Steve on Twitter
- BethSobel.com, Follow Beth on Twitter
- Jelly Bean Soup Games, Follow Benjamin on Twitter
- Thunderworks Games, Follow Keith on Twitter
Risks and challenges
Herbaceous is Pencil First Games' fifth Kickstarter. Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!, The Siblings Trouble, and GemPacked Cards all funded and were successfully shipped to backers (TST and GPC both shipped early). Heroes and Tricks funded and is moving into production. We strive to run excellent Kickstarters and deliver fantastic products.
Herbaceous is well tested and balanced. The graphic design is complete and the 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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