Remember to choose a reward when you pledge rather than the 'Just donate' buttons or you may not be guaranteed a pack.
In February we successfully ran a crowd funder with 117 backers to produce 'Cards Against Fromanity' - a local game for local people. You can follow all our updates on our previous page.
However, we have had many other requests from people who didn't back the crowd funder asking for their own packs to give as Christmas presents or to play at a New Year party. We had a few spare which we advertised on Facebook but they are now all gone as we only produced just enough for backer rewards with a handful of extras to roundup manufacturing numbers.
Due to this demand, we want to produce a second (and probably final) batch of these cards that, with best luck and intention, will arrive in time for Christmas and New Year.
The artwork is already prepared, the proofs are already accepted by the printing company and it could all be turned around within a few weeks of us placing the order.
We have purposely kept the length of this crowd funder very short (2-weeks) in order to best chance of meeting the deadline.
This really will be your last chance to secure a pack. The game will not be available in shops!
What is Cards Against Fromanity?
For those not already aware 'Cards Against Fromanity' is an adult-themed party game for 4+ players based around the traditional game of 'Apples to Apples' and 'Blankety Blank'. CAF is compatible with other similar games such as 'CAH' and 'What do you Meme?'.
There are no fixed rules but generally, a 'blue' card is played and read out by one player, the other players select a 'white' card in response and whichever card is deemed the funniest/rudest/most inappropriate is the winner of that round. Games usually last for 30-90 minutes but you can play for as short or long as you like.
Each box of Cards Against Fromanity is packed full of local references. There's an appearance by the Frome Festival, The Eastern European man who plays the accordion on the bridge and Badger's Car. And if you ever wondered what the Mayor of Frome keeps the mayoral chains on when off duty then this game might help reveal the answer.
Guaranteed no 5G!
Cards are printed onto 305gsm Las Vegas casino quality poker-sized cards double laminated with a linen-textured feel known as "Sure Slip". The cards are contained within a 395gsm Zanta Board tuckbox which is soft-touch matt laminated.
Please watch our original pitch video for more details.
Why use crowdfunding again?
The original project was not designed to make any money and so we aren't sitting on a pile of money to invest in printing more. There are also minimum order requirements at the printers for any second run to be economically viable, and this is why we are going back to crowdfunding.
We have done the maths and have set the target of £1,200 which takes us close enough to the production cost (after all the fees are deducted) for us to confidently place an order without us having to make do with bread and water for Christmas dinner!
It was quite difficult for us with a newborn baby to deliver the packs from the first crowdfunder in person so for this crowdfunder we'll also be asking for contributions towards postage and packaging if you are unable to collect from us. Please ensure you select the appropriate reward, "collect" or "delivery".
Crowdfunder.co.uk keeps all the money in escrow and so you can feel safe knowing that if this project does not reach the minimum goal then you will not be charged.
We're keeping it simple this time with just a single reward...
A pack of Cards Against Fromanity
A single pack of the game in a neat little box. Add an additional £20 for any extra packs you want to order. Please select either the "collect" reward if you plan to collect directly from us at our Frome address or the "delivery" reward if you need it posted to you via courier for an additional £3.
This time around crowdfunder.co.uk are charging us a reduced fee for the project and they will automatically add on a 15% "tip" on the checkout page for you. However, this is entirely optional and goes towards the running of crowdfunder.co.uk and does not go towards the 'Cards Against Fromanity' project. You can easily use the drop-down to change the tip to 'other amount' and 0 if you don't want to pay this.
For you, as a backer on crowdfunder.co.uk, there aren't really many risks, at least financial ones. This is a second print run the game is already designed and the printing company have already approved the design. If we do not reach the target then it won't be cost-effective to put into production and you simply won't be charged.
While your money is safe, time is a risk. At this time of year, the printing company is quite busy with printing Christmas cards and with staff holidays we may end up being a low priority print job. However, we've kept the length of the crowd funder at the minimum allowed (2-weeks) in the hope that this can all be wrapped up in time for Christmas.
We will keep our backers updated along this journey by letting you know how far along we are in the manufacturing process with updates on estimated delivery dates. Please make sure when you pledge that you do not do it anonymously so that we can collect your address and contact information otherwise we won't know who the packs are for.
Thank you for reading our pitch. Please consider joining this crowd funder and then maybe next time its game night at your house and the family are all gathered around the fireplace... you can put away the scrabble, and get out Cards Against Fromanity.
Love, Matt, Suzi & Aurelia
**By donating to our rewards you are declaring you are 18 years of age or over. You understand that this is strictly not a purchase - it is a gift from us as a reward for helping us turn our vision into reality. 'Cards Against Fromanity' is created by Matt & Suzi Sims and is not affiliated with Cards Against Humanity LLC.**