My wife Heather has illustrated a card game. The game was designed by Roberta Taylor, who previously won the Canadian Game Design of the Year. My wife and I have been working on a lot of different things for a long time since I moved to freelance work, so it’s nice to see some of it finally coming to fruition. (And it’s somewhat telling that of the two of us, she managed to bring a product to market before I did.)
Here is how to play the game:
Disclaimer: The game does not come with the Irish Folk music. If you purchase the game, you will need to provide your own Irish Folk band or learn to play the violin on your own. Humming is acceptable in situations where you might not have enough room for the entire band.
We just received our copies of the game two days ago. I actually haven’t played the thing yet. I am assured that it is a fast-paced game, although it seems like that would depend on the tempo at which the band is playing.
Anyway, you can buy the game online. If you run a gaming store or some other nerd-centric establishment and want to get in on the action by scoring some copies of the game wholesale, you can do so. Be warned that if you were to buy this game, you risk some of that money falling into my hands where I will use it to keep myself out of a cubicle for as long as possible. Please spread the word accordingly.
Also, I have a free copy of the game here that we’re going to give away. Leave a comment below that contains the word “gimmie” to enter yourself in the drawing, and I’ll email the winner to get their mailing address. (Protip: You have to enter a working email, sparky.) If I see the same email popping up for repeated entries I’ll delete them. Not as a punishment, but just to cut down on the number of comments I’ll have to wade through. The winner will be chosen using my extensive collection of gaming dice. I will not reveal the number of sides or die that will be used, in order to discourage people gaming the system. I know how you gamers are. Always gaming everything.
I’ll close the comments and pick a winner on Sunday, July 17th. If the chosen winner doesn’t get back to me in 48 hours, I’ll roll another, and so on, until I get someone to take this friggin’ game off my hands. Heather and/or myself will sign the game if you like, although that means taking the plastic off. You can make that decision when you win. (And I know you’ll win. I’m rooting for you!)
I’m told viral marketing is important for projects like this, so please spread the word to all your friends in a viral way. I recommend kissing.
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