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An expanded edition of the award-winning, ultra-social word game. New cards, new challenges, more wordy goodness!
An expanded edition of the award-winning, ultra-social word game. New cards, new challenges, more wordy goodness!
An expanded edition of the award-winning, ultra-social word game. New cards, new challenges, more wordy goodness!
567 backers pledged €11,741 to help bring this project to life.

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Movable Type: Second Edition

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Movable Type is the award-winning, word-building, card-drafting game - and it's back on Kickstarter for an expanded and updated second edition! With more cards, beautiful new packaging and more wordy goodness!

Movable Type mixes the feel of classic word games with modern game mechanics - think of it as Scrabble mixed with Sushi Go! With a variety of card-drafting styles and an unusual victory mechanic, the winner won't necessarily be the player with simply the best vocabulary - all players are in the running until the final word is played!

 

 

 

The second edition takes everything that players loved about the original game and expands it while retaining its wordy tactical core!

More Players!

The original Movable Type supported between 2 and 4 players. Now with an increased pool of cards and some very slight rule-tweaks, Movable Type can be enjoyed by up to 6 players! Turns in Movable Type are taken simultaneously, so even with more players, the game remains quick and competitive.

50% More Cards!

To accommodate those added players, and to enable some other features and variants, Movable Type has grown from 65 to 100 high-quality cards.

Improved Packaging!

We're upgrading the packaging from a tuckbox to a sturdy, retail quality, full-colour two-part box. This is going to make Movable Type look amazing!

New Features!

The most important addition to the game is a dedicated deck of vowel cards. These nine cards are shuffled separately from the main deck and have different point values and effects. They ensure that vowels are accessible in every round and that players keep on their toes while playing!

Adjusted Rules!

Players loved the first edition of Movable Type, but those tie-breakers caused so much heart-ache! We've adjusted the values of all letter cards to ensure that ties happen less often, and when they do happen, new rules ensure that they resolved in a fair way!

And Stretch Goals!

Stretch goals are further down the page and unlock content for every copy of the game. So far we've unlocked several new Author Challenge cards and a special Solo Mode!

 

If videos are more your thing, scroll down for The Indie Game Report video overview and review.

 

 

Click through to read Steph's full comments.
Click through to read Steph's full comments.

 

You'll find professional and user reviews scattered across this page, but if you want more details, take a look at The Indie Game Report video review below. Like all the reviews, bear in mind that this is talking about the first edition, with the smaller 65-card deck and tuckbox.

 

€4250 - UNLOCKED! New Author Challenge Card

An Author Challenge card with a unique goal, reward, and fresh new artwork - included in every copy! The backers will vote on which author will feature on the card.

€4500 - UNLOCKED! Another Author Challenge Card

Another new Author Challenge in every copy!

€5000 - UNLOCKED! Movable Type Solo Game

Rules and components for the Movable Type Solo Game, included in every copy!

€5500 - UNLOCKED! 13th Author Challenge Card

Included in every copy, with the author chosen by backers!

€6000 - UNLOCKED! 14th Author Challenge Card

Included in every copy!

€6500 - UNLOCKED! 15th Author Challenge Card

Every extra author challenge card increases variability between games. More cards, more replayability!

€7000 - UNLOCKED! 16th Author Challenge Card

Additional authors mean that you can pick which sets you want to have in each game, changing the overall tone of the game. Do you want your game just to focus on high scores? Just to focus on tricky challenges? Extra challenge cards let you do just that. 

€7500 - UNLOCKED! 17th Author Challenge Card

Now the game is truly flush with author challenges!

€8500 - UNLOCKED! Art Print in Every Copy

Packaged with every game will be an art print of an author portrait from the game. Use them how you like: frame it, give it as a gift, send it as a postcard. Backers can choose their print from a subset once the campaign finishes.

€9500 - UNLOCKED! 18th Author Challenge Card

After an overwhelming response, we're adding two more stretch goals! First up, we'll add another author to the game! 

€10500 - UNLOCKED! One Final Author Challenge Card

The final stretch goal is one more author challenge card, almost doubling the initial number and bringing the total count to 19!

Movable Type is illustrated with some amazing examples of 18th and 19th century typography - some of them are woodcuts, and some are what you would find in metal movable type sets. All of them look brilliant! Many thanks to the British Library Digital Collection for providing the raw material that Movable Type is built upon.

These images are accompanied by the awesome woodcut-style illustrations of Alisdair Wood, who has rendered ten of the most influential and memorable writers in history - Ada Lovelace, H.P. Lovecraft. Frederick Douglass, Jules Verne, Lu Xun, Mary Shelly, Oscar Wilde, Johannes Gutenberg, Alexandre Dumas and Jane Austen - and with more to come once stretch goals are unlocked! These images look incredible in their high-res glory!

Ada Lovelace, Jules Verne and Johannes Gutenberg
Ada Lovelace, Jules Verne and Johannes Gutenberg

The graphic design has been handled by the many-talented Tiffany Moon.

 

If you're handy with a printer and pair of scissors, you can download and play a demo copy of Movable Type. Find the PDF file for the first edition here! Have fun!

All copies will be shipped directly from Ireland, meaning that there will be no import duties for European countries, the US, Canada and for most of the world. Shipping is flat-rate, at 5 Euros (Approx. US$5.80), no matter where you are in the world, so there are no ugly post-campaign surprises. 

Extra Copies

If you would like 3 or more copies of the game, pledge at the Editor level and then add €13 for every extra copy that you would like.

Uncanny Cardboard is Robin David, and a few close friends, who are dedicated to making small-scale, good value, family friendly board and card games!

Risks and challenges

Movable Type is the third Kickstarter project by me, Robin David/Uncanny Cardboard. My previous campaigns were both fulfilled on time, often delivering more than promised in the campaign.

As this is the second edition of Movable Type, the game has been thoroughly tested and I have plenty of experience working with manufacturers and fulfilment. You can expect an excellent game, presented as a high-quality product.

Of course, delays can happen, but know that I will go the extra mile to make backers happy!

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