First, a BIG thank you to everyone who has helped us move closer to our next funding goal, and to all the loyal supporters who have been promoting our cause however they can. We want to deliver this game to you at the highest possible quality we can, and that goal looks more and more attainable each day.
Second, we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! – from our play-testers, the gaming press, and around the ‘net. Here is a sample of the positive vibes that parents and gamers like you have been sending our way:
“It can actually be a very intense game, as you’re sitting there trying to figure out which cards to get rid of. I like the fact that it’s so small and portable, and yet packs a pretty powerful punch.” – Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
“I really like the idea. A mechanic that uses rhyming, with charming images is… rather charming.” – Liam Coutts
“As a father of four precocious and incurably imaginative girls and the son of a retired elementary school teacher, I cannot overstate the relevance and importance of projects like this. Game designers, like so many others in creative fields, have a unique opportunity to spark young minds, and it’s delightful to see Mr. Sanhueza bend his talents toward this noble pursuit.” – J. Herschel Jeffrey
“I had the opportunity to playtest Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! with four adult strategy gamers… it took about 30 seconds for them to be giggling like little girls. We played four games in a row and we’re eager to see the game when all of the art is complete.” – David MacKenzie, Clever Mojo Games
“This sounds amazing! I adore Mike’s art and I love playing games with my 8yo daughter who’s a big fan of fairies. Sign me up!” – Charles Sumner
“I cannot wait for this game! LOVE the art, and even more the concept/mechanics — as an elementary school teacher, this game seems ideal.” – gbreden
“As someone who is an avid gamer but married to someone who is not, I appreciate games that are light enough to appeal to my wife but have enough underneath to keep me interested. The simplicity of the rules and beautiful artwork draws in those who are not heavy gamers but underneath is an intriguing mind puzzle for the serious gamer. Throw in the educational value for my little girl and you have a game that has something for the whole family.” – Richard Sandberg
“It was obvious that the fairies appealed to my daughter. She was happy when she got another one and always tried not to lose them. Its a nice game, I like its simplicity and elegant mechanics.” – Greg Hjelstrom
“One of my favorite aspects of this game is the beautiful artwork which appeals to both boys and girls. The fanciful names add even more to the fun.” – American Geek Mom
“This one is a fun game for kids (particularly those who like fairies and/or goblins), but it has some fun memory-based mechanics that can make it a good short game for adults as well. And if you love games with great illustrations, you should definitely check this out.” – Jonathan H. Liu, Wired GeekDad
“Wowed. That’s what I was… wowed. I sat down to play a rhyming game with cutesy art with the kids, and I ended up playing a reasonably in-depth strategy game.” – Randy Newnham, Growing Up Gamers
“Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! when it is at its best is like a good Pixar movie… The rhyming feature is just such a great gameplay aspect that I can just not praise enough. This is edu-tainment that adults can enjoy too.” – Ryan and Amanda Moses, He says, She says
“GDFR does a great job of satisfying both our inner children and our inner gamers. Aside from the gameplay, the game is almost worth its price alone as an art piece.” – Chris Kirkman, Dice Hate Me
You can try the game out for yourself with this FREE Print-and-Play Edition. The download includes the full game using sample art, resized to fit standard playing cards, and contains the latest version of the rulebook. Enjoy!
For a quick look at how the game is played, watch this video recorded by Chris and Cherilyn Kirkman from Game Salute:
We’d love to hear YOUR feedback too. If you have taken the time to assemble the print-and-play version and play GDFR! yourself, or if you are simply a fan of the art and game concept, your perspective is important. Thank you!
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