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a fast-paced card game of death, destiny, and deception, where players compete for the crown in a classic battle of wits
a fast-paced card game of death, destiny, and deception, where players compete for the crown in a classic battle of wits
a fast-paced card game of death, destiny, and deception, where players compete for the crown in a classic battle of wits
129 backers pledged $3,490 to help bring this project to life.

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The goal of the game? Don't die. In this fast-paced card game of death, destiny, and deception, players compete for the kingdom in a classic battle of wits. Careful, though! Drink Wine to expand your lead, drink Water to keep your cards, but drink Poison and you'll lose half your hand! Who will live long enough to be crowned the king?

Chalice is a casual strategy game for 3-6 players of all ages. Five minutes to learn, 30 minutes to play, a lifetime to master... this is the perfect card game for casual gamers and hard-core enthusiasts alike.

See more at chalicethegame.com or Like us at facebook.com/chalicethegame!

 $1 - A toast in your honor!
$10 - Print & Play PDFs of Chalice!
$20 - 1 professionally printed copy of Chalice!
$40 - 2 professionally printed copies of Chalice!
$60 - 3 professionally printed copies of Chalice!
$100 - Play Chalice with us in NYC + 3 signed copies!

James Mayr, Jon Zhou, and Danny Romberger met at Binghamton University, brought together by their love of music and games. Between them, they have degrees in English, Math, Music, Economics, and Management, though most of those are Danny's. In the future, they hope to start a game studio where makers from across the tabletop gaming community can build their projects, but bringing their own creations to life has always been the dream.

We're thrilled to see Chalice hit its funding goal - and keep on climbing - so we started looking into ways to give you a better game. The printing company we've selected offers many options on card quality. Our current plan is to print on cardstock, but with a little more support, we can print higher-quality linen cards, which are thicker, last longer, and just feel more like cards. So we're announcing an official Stretch Goal: at $3000, Chalice will be upgraded to linen cards.

But we need your help to spread the word - Like us on Facebook and invite your fun-loving friends! So we're also announcing an official Social Goal: at 200 Facebook Likes, all of our backers will receive the Chalice music for free. See, we love composing music just as much as we love making games, which is why everything you hear in our current and upcoming Chalice videos are original orchestral tunes... and we want you to have them.

the drinks
the drinks
the poisons
the poisons
the switch cups action
the switch cups action
 
the special actions
the special actions
the immunities
the immunities
 

Risks and challenges

Making a game comes down to 3 steps: designing, producing, and distributing.

The game has been designed and thoroughly play-tested over the past year, with minimalist artwork completed in vector graphics software "Inkscape."

A set of potential manufacturers are lined up, with estimates on the final costs on a range of production levels, from a hundred copies up to thousands.

And for our Kickstarter backers, distribution is as easy as sending your game to the address you provide. Potential risks include delays from production errors or damage from shipping and handling. We endeavor to resolve all such issues in a timely and professional manner.

We hope to sell our excess copies to mom & pop board game stores - the ones where you shop - so we'll be sending out a survey seeking your help to make it happen! This is exciting for us, and we'll be sure to keep you informed of everything that happens along the way at facebook.com/chalicethegame and chalicethegame.com.

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    -We'll drink to that!-

    Literally. For your help in making our game, we'll propose a toast to every one of our backers by name, and we'll post that toast in video!

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    -Take a sip!-

    Download your own Chalice PDF, including all 64 cards, all 8 rule cards, and even a fold-it-yourself tuck-box, all in the minimalist art style. (We recommend printing on cardstock or using sleeves.) Gather some friends and get playing!

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    -Drink up!-

    You'll get 1 copy of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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    -Drink up! x2-

    You'll get 2 copies of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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    -Drink up! x3-

    You'll get 3 copies of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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    -Drink up! x4-

    You'll get 4 copies of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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    -Our Cups Runneth Over!-

    Play Chalice with the makers! You and up to two friends will each get a signed copy of the game... after we play it together in New York City this summer!

    (We'll work with you to figure out a specific time and place. We will not provide any travel or hotel expenses.)

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    -Drink up! x5-

    You'll get 5 copies of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    -Drink up! x6-

    You'll get 6 copies of Chalice, professionally printed on poker-size cards, including all 64 cards and all 8 rule cards, packaged up in a custom tuck-box. Gather some friends and get ready to play!

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Funding period

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