Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve done the maths and this is what it’s going to cost to create the 300 page beautiful cookbook I have in mind.
Once Kickstarter fees, taxes, shipping, etc. have been deducted, ALL of the money raised by this campaign will go to the production of the cookbook. It will be used to create and print the book, acquire supplies for photo shoots (those yummy ingredients you see in the photos aren’t free!), and pay the development team.
Because our print run will be smaller than most commercial cookbooks you buy on Amazon or at a bookstore, the cost per book is higher — that’s just how printing works. But this also means you’re getting something very special for your $60: a very limited first edition book.
And here’s another way to look at it: you’re getting 12 unique games for $60. That’s just $5 per game!Last updated:
I've estimated how many pages I need for the basics: table of contents, introduction and index. I also looked at each individual game and estimated how many pages are needed for pictures, recipes, rules and modifications. Some of the games can't be replayed without adjustments (because players know the answers). In these cases, I'll include information for at least 3 full playthroughs and also instructions on how to make your own rules.
As an example, look at the sample chapter of The Order of the Oven Mitt. It takes up 28 pages total: 6 of those pages are dedicated to the Sacred Rituals, there's a double page of the game board so you don't have to make it yourself, and there's a page with solid image on it so that the next chapter would start on an even page with a full spread. If every game was this long, that would be 336 pages, and that doesn't include the table of contents, introduction and index. Not all games are this long though, so I've carefully worked out the details and ended up with approximately 300 pages total.Last updated:
It's pretty simple really! Pledge an extra $60 to the Hardcover Edition or above tier and you’ll get another copy. For example, pledge $120 instead of $60, you’ll get two hardcover cookbooks. If we meet our funding goal, after the campaign finishes you’ll get access to Backerkit which will allow you to manage your pledge and choose the rewards you want.
If you live in the US, we'll cover your shipping for one additional copy of the book. If you live outside the US, add shipping for the pledge tier you've chosen and we'll cover the extra shipping for a second book. For example, if you live in the UK, pledge pledge $128, to get two hardcover cookbooks and shipping.
If you'd like to get two of the Gourmand Edition, the same principles apply: double your pledge to $220.
If you want more than two books, we'll need to charge you for extra shipping after the campaign finishes and we can calculate more exact numbers - we don't want to overcharge you!Last updated:
No at all! All of the recipes have ways to make the games with very few specialised utensils. In fact, all of the games have alternatives so you can make them — even without an oven! The custom extras in the Gourmand Edition help make the games more themed to match with what's in the book.Last updated:
Since I haven't got final quotes on the books and shipping, it's very hard to estimate costs for larger orders during the campaign.
The best thing to do right now is for you to back at the $60 level and then, if we successfully fund, we can talk after the campaign is over about how to get you multiple copies at a discount for retail. That way I'll be able to correctly calculate book costs and shipping costs and be able to feel confident in any offer I suggest.Last updated:
After the campaign is over, backers will be able to manage their pledge using Backerkit. We will allow new backers into Backerkit, but they will have to pay extra for shipping. The cost that you see during the Kickstarter campaign is the cheapest the limited edition Edible Games Cookbook will ever be.
The current plan is to only put in a single order for the book. There are no plans to order extra and sell them somewhere else. This Kickstarter is your best way to ensure you'll get a copy of the Edible Games Cookbook.Last updated:
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