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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 1:48 AM UTC +00:00.

$4,032
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
72
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 1:48 AM UTC +00:00.

About


OH MY GOURDS! is a 2 - 4 player game where players take on the role of rival gourd farmers. The farmers are all vying for the "Best Gourd" prize at the upcoming state fair. In order to win the state fair's coveted prize, the farmers need to go to their rival's farm under cover of darkness and SMASH all the best gourds! 

Each farmer starts with gourd cards in numbered from 1 - 10.

The game is played in a series of 1 versus 1 confrontations. During each confrontation, the players choose a gourd to protect from all attacks. They put this card face down in front of them. Then Each player tells the other which of their opponent's gourds they'll be "smashing". If not already smashed and not protected, Those gourds are "smashed" and are out of the game. 

But Beware! If the protected gourds' weights added together equal 11, or are the exact same value, they're BOTH also out of the game! you'll have to think carefully about what you're protecting...

These confrontations continue between different sets of players until each player only has only 1 gourd left.  At that time, the player with the heaviest (IE: best) gourd wins!

Both Matt and Omari have been making board games for a while. So they spend a lot of time together in cars driving to board game conventions. On one such drive to Knoxville TN. for its 5th Annual Board Game Day (last Friday), They decided to design a game. Right there in the car. Because they were bored. After a few hours of discussion and mental math, OH MY GOURDS! was born! The next day, they tested it out at Board Game Day. And it did GREAT!

It went so well that they started wondering what to do with their little baby game...

In the same reckless fashion as the game was born (IE: on the drive back to Durham, NC.) they decided to kickstart it. As if that weren't challenge enough, they decided to give themselves just ONE WEEK: 7 days to refine the game, and prepare the kickstarter campaign. So, #7DaysToKickstarter became their battle cry!

Since then, its been non-stop play testing, writing, shooting and promoting to bring you this super fun game!

If you haven't heard about #BreakKickstarter click that link and take a read. 

We're breaking Kickstarter by making our goal SUPER low. We're all but guaranteed to fund this project. We want the game to be in as MANY people's hands as FAST as possible. But $500 isn't enough to make all the backer rewards we're offering. In fact, its only enough to supply the Rules PDF and Print N' Play. 

Everything else: we're putting behind Stretch Goals.

What this means for you: You're essentially going to be betting on which version of the game gets made, fund a higher reward tier, and you're betting we'll break the stretch goal that unlocks it. If we don't reach a stretch goal that corresponds to any particular reward tier, the generous folks who backed at that tier will be getting the highest stretch goal we DID unlock. We're game designers. Its what we do: turn things into games... kickstarters included. 

So rally your tribe to get the rewards you want made!

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Risks and challenges

First, the good news: If we hit our ridiculously low goal, EVERYONE at LEAST gets the rules so they can play the game! which is the point, after-all.
Both of the designers working on this project have made MANY game prototypes in the past several years so we're familiar with getting board games produced. We even have some existing relationships with board game manufacturers. The game only includes cards which are the easiest components to have made and not even that many. Omari in particular has already run a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and so is familiar with the complications of fulfillment. All of this is to say: we're absolutely confident we can deliver the products we're attempting to create here
...Assuming we reach the stretch goals that unlock those rewards...
Now, the bad news: The Higher reward tiers are a risky proposition. If we cant unlock the stretch goals for those tiers, you MAY NOT RECEIVE THE REWARDS YOU BACKED. Kickstarter was never meant to be a pre-order system, and unlike many kickstarter campaigns, we're not treating it like it is. We're all taking a risk, but hopefully we'll hit every stretch goal we need to get everyone what they want. And really... its up to you! so make it happen!

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    Smol Seedling

    Pledge $1 and get a rules PDF. This will let you play the game with your own deck of cards! design your... Gourd-en... any way you please!

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    pledge $5 and get the OH MY GOURDS! Rules PDF and the prototype Print N' Play we used to play test. You can pretend to be us!

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    Respectable Vegetable

    Pledge $18 and get a professionally printed deck of OH MY GOURDS! cards in a Tuck Box. You'll also get the rules PDF and the Print N' Play. This is what you'd probably expect to buy at your Friendly Local Game Store. Our Favorite way to play!

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    Prized Produce

    Pledge $35 and you'll get a the same professionally manufactured deck as the previous tier, but the box that it comes in will be upgraded to a Game Box instead of a Tuck Box. Your friends will be so jealous! You'll also get the print N Play and the rules pdf.

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    The Greatest Gourds

    We're gonna make a special laser cut box to put this great game in! you'll get the same professionally manufactured game as the previous tier, but you'll also receive a custom wooden gourd box to put it in. you also get the print n play, the rules pdf. This is how Gatsby would play OH MY GOURDS!

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    Rare Varietal

    Pledge $2000 and one of the designers of OH MY GOURD! (your choice) will fly out to wherever you are in the United States. We will hand deliver to you three fancy wooden boxes each containing a deck of OH MY GOURDS! cards. We will then proceed to host a game night for you and your friends. This is the most epic reward we can offer. It literally doesn't get any better than playing board games with us. You also get the print n play and rules pdf

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