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Some movie clichés are necessary. Others  are just the result of lazy screenwriting. But they're always fun to predict and spot! That's why we turned over 200 of them into playing cards!

This is no complex game. No big strategy or complicated rules. But when you have friends over to watch a movie and you add "Movie Clichés" to the mix, you will have lots of fun! 

We came up with several simple ways to play with Movie Clichés and we'll put them all in the box. But we also hope the cards will inspire you to come up with your own ideas how to have fun and celebrate movie silliness.

Here are some of our suggestions:

As Action and Horror are the most cliché-filled genres, most cards fall into these categories. Therefore Action and Horror are also available as Standalone editions, whereas Comedy and SciFi & Fantasy are only available in the COMPLETE Edition. The Action and Horror cards included in the COMPLETE Edition are identical to the ones in the Standalone editions. The size of the cards is 63 x 88 mm (2.5 × 3.5 inches)

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Production costs for cards go down as we print more of them. That means if enough people back us, we can add up to 70 additional cards and some Mystery Stretch Goals to the game! So we need you to spread the word... And to make spreading fun, we'll post new Movie Clichés every day on: 

The idea of Stretch Goals is of course to keep everyone invested in the campaign even after the initial funding goal was reached. But I never liked that. There's only so much one can do to influence how much money comes in. So for the most time you just wait and hope for more people to back the project so something gets unlocked.

I wanted everyone to be able to do something every day to unlock the next Stretch Goal. So instead of connecting every Stretch Goal to a financial goal, the Stretch Goals get unlocked the more people interact with the Movie Clichés we post every day. So you don't have to worry about the financial goals (We'll do that for you.) and instead you can enjoy sharing and replying to our Movie Clichés.  

So please join us in spreading the word about Movie Clichés! That way you can unlock up to FOUR more cards every day!

My name is Joscha Sauer and I'm a director and cartoonist living in Frankfurt/Germany. For the last 20 years I've been drawing a cartoon series called NICHTLUSTIG (which means NOTFUNNY in German). Three years  ago I produced an animated series based on my cartoons with the help of over 12.000 backers here on Kickstarter!

I have wanted to make a card game about Movie Clichés for a long time. And for even longer I've wanted to work with my talented friend Anna-Maria Jung. She's an amazing artist from Austria and has been publishing books and illustrations for over ten years now. Maybe you already saw some of her very cool shirt designs online...

When she's not drawing, Anna-Maria loves to hang out at LARP weekenders and she's also a huge movie nerd. So I knew right away she was the perfect fit to illustrate the Movie Cliché cards. I collected and scribbled ideas for the clichés while Anna-Maria started doodling characters and designs for the cards.

Now that we have created most of the artwork, and have picked our card game manufacturer we are ready to go - the only thing missing is the budget for the production of the game itself. And hopefully also some pennies for our humble work.

So if you enjoy movies or card games or spending money on Kickstarter, please consider backing our project! 

You have questions or ideas how to make this project even better? Drop us a mail and let us know!

mail@movieclich.es

💚 Thank you!

Joscha

Yes... Well, we pay it for you. But we can only send it out once, so please make sure the address is right and the package doesn't get send back. 

If you want your package to be tracked and insured, you can add that option in our Pledge Manager for 3 Euro (∼$ 3,20) after the Kickstarter has ended.

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Risks and challenges

This is my first card game.But it's not my first Kickstarter.
I've been creating books and merchandise for almost 20 years. Three years ago I ran a Kickstarter campaign for an animated series which included DVDs, books, posters and other things. And even though we had to deliver these rewards to over 10.000 backers, everything worked out great! We learned a lot from this experience, so producing and delivering a card game will (hopefully) be rather easy in comparison.

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