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The Jane Austen Card Game

The Jane Austen Card Game: a charming amusement for English majors, Janeites, Anglophiles, and everyone else.

The Jane Austen Card Game

The Jane Austen Card Game: a charming amusement for English majors, Janeites, Anglophiles, and everyone else.

$457
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
11
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 27 2019 9:38 PM UTC +00:00.

About

A Game made by Janeites, for Janeites

Pray tell, what could match the excitement of a ball at Netherfield Park? Here it is: The Jane Austen Card Game, a card game for those who take pleasure in both reading and cards. 

The Game

This card game is designed with Jane Austen and her timeless works as inspiration. Each card draws from the world and times of Regency England, with a special emphasis on Austen's best-known novel, "Pride & Prejudice." Those who have read and re-read Jane Austen's novels (many call them "Janeites" ) will find this game excessively diverting.  But even those who know Jane Austen and her works chiefly through movie adaptations will be highly amused.

The Jane Austen Card Game includes 80 prompt cards and 400 answer cards. The amount of possible combinations is more than Mr. Darcy's annual income.

How to Play

As you can see, at the current time we just have a rough prototype that we made ourselves with a printer; we use it to play with friends and family. This project will allow us to print ACTUAL cards to be put in a ACTUAL box to make an ACTUAL game.

There are two decks of cards: prompt cards are blue, and answer cards are white.

A blue card is played by the Judge. Next, all other players lay down a white card from their hand that their discernment has determined would be both most fitting, and most likely meet the approval of the Judge. 

The Judge then reads aloud the answer cards a chooses a winner for that round.

This is a party card game so it needs at least 3 people to be played and can be played with 10+. 

The Rewards

For a pledge of $35 + shipping, you'll get a copy of the finished game. 

For a pledge of $200 + shipping, you can send us a suggestion (or more) for one card to be included in the game. We will have the card made and added to every copy that we print and send out.

About the Creator

I am Nancy, a lifelong Janeite (Janeite = a devotee of all things related to Jane Austen) and board game lover.  I have put together a small but mighty Team of fellow Janeites to create an entertaining and lovely game for you, your friends, and your family.

Our impulse for creating this game was to have a fun, easy to play game about Jane Austen and her novels that would be equally enjoyable to play by both stalwart fans of Austen's works & her times, and everyone else.

We want to create a game with this format that is not inappropriate, offensive, or boring.  This game is designed for enjoyment and to bring a pleasing and illuminating conversation of Jane Austen into game night.

How It Will Happen

The game is nearly ready to go; all that remains is to have it mass printed and boxed. To do that, the Janeite Team is  working with Print Ninja. Print Ninja will handle all details around the physical printing of the game.

How The Money Will Be Used

Our main goal for the money is to get the Jane Austen Card Game printed and distributed. We want to share it with as many people as possible. A majority of the money is going straight into production. The rest goes to paying for shipping and other fees & costs that it takes to get this up and going.

Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We also earnestly ask you to share this campaign with your friends and family to help us spread the word. Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is simply fundraising. In order to print the game, we need to reach our financial goal. The hard work of our small team of Janeites--along with your contribution and willingness-- is the key to success.

We face the risks and errors that come with printing anything. To mitigate these, we are outsourcing the production to another company that is known for getting the job done right.

We are prepared for any challenges we may face but we can’t do it alone. The trusted individuals and professionals we are working with will help us bring this project to life.

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