About this project
Harry Houdini is throwing a dinner party for the world’s greatest magicians. To make this evening more special, he has prepared a unique delicacy - poutine! Unfortunately for everyone at the party, Houdini is a terrible cook. Each player must use their skills in magic to escape from the party without hurting Houdini’s feelings.
Houdini’s Poutini is a competitive game for 2-5 players, where each player represents a troupe of 5 magicians. You must collect a combination of items with which you can perform magical escapes from the party. Houdini will mingle about the party, making it more difficult to escape the party without hurting his feelings. You must use your skills as a magician to get your entire troupe free from the party before time runs out and the poutine is served!
To get a feel for how the game plays, you can read the full rules here.
Houdini's Poutini is a fully-polished and finalized game, therefore there won't be any stretch goals for add-ons or changes to the game (which could also add significant delays to the manufacturing schedule).
However we are very excited to be able to offer a stretch goal that will increase the quality of the materials.
If the campaign reaches $5,000 then the cards will be upgraded to have a linen finish, which will greatly increase the life and durability of the cards.
The biggest reason we think you should back this game is because it will provide a huge amount of entertainment to you and your friends. But by backing through the Kickstarter, you will also be part of a larger community that has helped make this game a reality. You’ll be among the first in the world to receive the game.
By pledging now through the Kickstarter, shipping costs are lower than they will be for later online purchases (and FREE within the US). See Shipping section below. And due to us being an independent gaming company, it will not be as easy as picking up this game from your local game store in the future.
You’ll also receive a Kickstarter exclusive Houdini’s Poutini Cookbook PDF which will not be available afterwards. So you and your friends can make magic themed dishes and throw your own fancy dinner parties!
All money raised through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards manufacturing costs, shipping, and customs fees.
If you don’t want to back the campaign right now but are interested in the game or any of our future games, you can still support us by liking and following us on Social Media.
Houdini’s Poutini is available to most countries and will ship from within the US. US shipping is included for free. Anywhere outside of the US when you select any pledge level, you can click on your country in order to see the cost for shipping to your location. Shipping costs to locations outside of the US have been reduced by approximately $5 from the total estimated shipping amount in order to reduce costs for all early supporters.
Unfortunately however, international shipping rates have skyrocketed in recent years. And in some cases, the shipping will actually cost more than the cost of the game itself.
Please also note that non-US backers will be responsible for any import fees, VAT taxes, etc. that may be imposed after we have shipped your reward. However with the low price point and small box dimensions it hopefully should not incur customs fees for many backers.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project, but we are longtime users and supporters of Kickstarter and we've been able to see where others have made miss-steps. We've done our research and have had great contacts with other game producers, manufacturers, and a customs broker to help us along the way.
The game is fully ready to be manufactured. We just would like your support in order to be able to make this game available to you at a cheap price, and include free or cheap shipping for all Kickstarter backers.
Of course with any project there is always risk of delays, but we have done our best to minimize the chances of there being any. We pledge to keep our backers informed every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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