Why the long face? is the game that brings taxidermy to life!
Why the long face? is a face charades game that brings taxidermied faces to life!
Why the long face? has been a delight for players of all ages and is fun for kids, parties, and waking your face up in the morning. With this fresh deck, you'll be face to face with the animals from the L. C. Bates Museum in Maine.
The funding goal will cover a print run large enough to supply everyone who has expressed interest with a deck full of dour addaxes, snarling coyotes, and quizzical squirrels. Each set of Why the long face? includes a deck of cards, die, and mat to lay out the game.
We are well on the way toward our goal of getting a Long-tailed weasel into every home. There is still a lot of ground to scamper across- now is the time to support Why the long face?
"That game was super super lots of fun!" - The Family Gamers Podcast
What I'm funding
After a year of playing, it's time to get the game out onto faces around the world: I plan to produce a first run of the game Why the long face? The deck features faces from Maine's L. C. Bates Museum.
I created Why the long face? at the 2014 Harvard metaLAB Beautiful Data workshop, developed the format and rules, and made a Hungarian deck as artist-in-residence with Igor Metropol, Budapest, in spring 2015. This video summed up the game for my FIG application:
I reached out to the L.C. Bates Museum to see if they would work with me on this project, and let me take photographs of their museum's great faces to include in a print run of the game. The museum's staff has been supportive and enthusiastic; I am indebted to their generosity, and glad that their museum's faces will soon be made all over the land by players of Why the long face? !
Why the long face? was selected for, and featured in, the Tabletop Game Showcase at the 2015 Boston Festival of Independent Games.
Risks and challenges
I'm managing production the game with the help of printers and manufacturers in New England.
Production will proceed as planned for early December delivery- just in time for holiday gift-giving. If you know you want to give your copy of the game as a gift, please make a note of it!
There are many different ways this game could first be distributed unto the world. I can envision a digital version, and have made prototypes with faces from other museums.
This first-edition deck gets the game out there, introduces the faces of the L. C. Bates Museum to a larger audience, and warms up your faces to bring taxidermy to life.
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