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"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Big Big Belly

Big Big Belly

Your votes have been tallied and… Team Goblin wins by a landslide! Team Goblin received 156 votes +3 bonus votes for a total of 159. Team Fairy received 106 votes +2 bonus votes for a total of 108. The goblins have clearly run amok, and it’s not going to be easy to send them back where they came from. For now, we will have to appease their vanity by creating a special Team Goblin desktop wallpaper. We’ll let you know when the wallpaper is finished and ready to download. In the meantime, you can find a few previously released wallpapers here.

As we begin our last week of this Kickstarter campaign, we want to provide the community another way to have a lasting positive effect on Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! We have a fun idea to add a little extra mileage to the gameplay experience, but to do so we’re going to need the help of your creativity.

We want to add a poem as an optional rule for the game. Each player will recite this poem on their turn, inserting the different card names where appropriate. The idea for the poem was originally suggested by Andreas Pelikan (aka Puschl) in this discussion on BoardGameGeek. A very special “thank you” to you, Andreas, for setting us down this path!

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Salamander Snoop

Salamander Snoop

Here is one suggested version of the poem:

(Add a card)
Here comes Gobble T. Goop!

(Flip rhyming cards)
Good night
Lemon Loop,
Salamander Snoop,
and Rainbow Swoop.

(Take matching symbol cards)
Sleep tight
Needs a Shower,
and Poppy Smock.


Here is another version:

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Chicken Pock

Chicken Pock

(Add a card)
Gobble T. Goop jumps inside! 

(Flip rhyming cards)
Now flip to hide

Lemon Loop,
and Salamander Snoop.
— or —
Now flip to hide
no-one far and wide.

(Take matching symbol cards)
The Sun will shout:
Needs a Shower out,
Poppy Smock rout,
… is a trout,

— or —
The Sun will shout:
No-one’s about. 

"Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" goblin - Cringe and Cower

Cringe and Cower

I’m willing to bet that you can come up with something even better than this. So send us your ideas! This is your chance to flex those creative muscles and have your clever words repeated at gaming tables around the world. Ideally, the poem will be cute/funny AND help convey what is going on during the actions that the players are performing.

There is no deadline for submitting your ideas, nor is there a limit of how many. We’ll pick our favorite entry (with some possible editing), and add it to the rule book when GDFR! is ready to go to print. You can submit your ideas on the comments page, or in the BGG rules discussion, or by emailing –> contact [at] game-o-gami [dot] com

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Good Luck,

– David


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As our new game gets closer to its debut on Kickstarter, I wanted to show you all some sketches of soon-to-be-revealed goblins and fairies. With each new batch of characters, Mike creates sketches based on my written descriptions. The sketches are either approved right away, or sent back for some (usually minor) changes, before moving on to the full color versions. Can you guess the names of these four characters?

A sketch from "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!"A sketch from "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!" A sketch from "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!"A sketch from "Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!"

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After suffering from a malicious attack by a gang of hackers, GAME-O-GAMI.com is now back to normal. It wasn’t easy, but with some quick thinking and clever use of rhymes, we were able to round up the culprits and undo the damage that was done. Unfortunately, a few of the criminals that crossed over into our world managed to slip through our fingers, and are still at large. We are posting their likenesses, in hopes that anonymous tips may lead to their capture. Please do not attempt to apprehend them yourself, without the help of small children. Mug shots courtesy of Mike Maihack.


Gobble T. Goop


Old Man Sock


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Hello everyone! We have been hard at work on our first game, Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! This card game features 40 Goblin and Fairy characters, with cleverly rhymed names and beautiful illustrations. Today I’d like to reveal to you a few of the cute and funny characters in GDFR!, drawn by comic artist Mike Maihack. There is much more yet to come. Let us know what you think!

– David



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