The Whispering Forest

Hardwood Playing Cards

A project in Queen Creek, AZ by Bibelot Games

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Real wood playing cards! Shuffleable, playable, beautiful. LASER created, Limited Edition WOOD cards with leather cases!
Backers: 314
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $27,879 of $900
Dates: Apr 4th -> May 2nd (29 days)
Project By: Bibelot Games
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Just in time! Our Interview with The Roaming Startup is Here!

May 2nd - via:
Okay. We should never, ever, ever, ever be allowed to talk without a script. But, we're kinda funny and didn't make toooooo many mistakes! *smiles* So, pop some popcorn, sit back and have a laugh! *smiles* Yay! This episode was filmed on 4/19/2013.... (Read More)

Last Achievement and Upgrade UNLOCKED!!!!

May 2nd - via:
 *EEEK* *squeeee*  WA-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  Oh wowsa!!! We just reached the totally awesome and amazing FINAL ACHIEVEMENT and UNLOCKABLE!!!! Wahoo! Yay!  *happy dance* *bounce bounce* (*breathe*? Nah! *wink*)  Now, every backer getting a Deck or... (Read More)

Down to the last hours! And still so much to share! :-)

April 30th - via:
It's about that time in our project when people start coming back after a long absence (welcome back! *smiles* Yay!) As this project has changed so much over the course of the past 20-some days, we thought it would be handy to briefly touch upon all... (Read More)

A Final Look at the Themes (with Master Files! Oooh! Ahhh!)

April 29th - via:
We're coming down to the wire now, and with our count down timer very close to tracking hours rather than days, it's time to take one last, really good, look at all of the themes!  To facilitate this, we've created really large jpeg images of our... (Read More)

Final Results for Lids, Poker Chips, and Abuse Testing! (And MORE! Yay!)

April 27th - via:
Happy Updateday everyone! Wahoo! It's a little sad - this is our last "live" Updateday posting! *tears* But what a PHENOMENAL project this has been, and our last 5 days promise to be equally exciting! *smiles* Yay! So much has happened and this... (Read More)


April 25th - via:
So here we are! Over 2000% to goal, more than 200 backers, almost 3,000 video plays (over 23% all the way to the end), our original reward tiers sold out, and now less than a week to go.  This has been an amazing and near-overwhelming journey! The... (Read More)

Exploring the Tarot Deck! Yay!

April 24th - via:
When we set out to make hardwood playing cards, we knew we just had to make a deck of Tarot cards. The natural element is so well suited to the most common usages of tarot decks: as divinitory tools and works of art. Even the extra weight and... (Read More)

Production, Shipping, and Estimated Delivery Times

April 23rd - via:
When we sent out previews of this project, we heard two concerns about our estimated delivery dates: too ambitious, and too excessive. *smiles* Ouch. Given these dichotomous reactions, we believe it important to share extra details about our... (Read More)

Live Interview NOW!!

April 21st - via:
View: Tweet Questions: @roamingstartup  (Read More)

Box Tops and Poker Sets! Surveys! Yay!

April 20th - via:
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!  (yeah, that's tomorrow, the 21st)  6:30 CDT ( Bibelot Games  (Shea and Kristi)  LIVE ON-CAMERA Interview with The Roaming Startup!  Set your alarms, clear your schedule, get your... (Read More)

New Rewards and Add-Ons!

April 19th - via:
Yay! Thanks to the absolutely BRILLIANT suggestions from some of our backers, we have all sorts of NEW Rewards and Add-Ons for you! Yay! (and even more add-ons are coming! W00t!) New Rewards:$1 Love and Support Yep, it's own reward tier. Awesome.... (Read More)

New Photos! Yay!

April 18th - via:
Maple, Ash, White Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, and Aromatic Red Cedar (big pic) Zebrawood, Bamboo, Lacewood, Jatoba, Sapele, Rosewood, Wenge (big pic) (big pic) Midnight with Zebrawood (big pic) Reindeer Games with Sapele (big pic) Outlaws with... (Read More)

New Achievements, New Add-Ons, Poker Set info, and even MORE!

April 16th - via:
So let's start off this "catch up" Update with the gut wrenching terror bit...   In case you were not aware, we are very, _very_ camera shy! But, alas, we've decided to face our fears, and come out of seclusion to do a LIVE, on camera interview... (Read More)

A Closer Look at the Hardwoods!

April 15th - via:
ConstructionOur Wood Playing Cards are created from real hardwood veneers, which feature 3 layers: a unique hardwood (the card backs), a center acrylic core, and Okoumé hardwood (the card fronts). The grains of the two woods run perpendicular to... (Read More)

NEW options available now!

April 13th - via:
Oh wow! Oh joy! Oh happy dance! *bounce bounce*  This unprecedented SECOND update in one day is because we _just_ passed the EPIC mark of 12k!!! We've moved past "realistic expectations" and are now in the realm of "Anything Can Happen" Oooohhh!... (Read More)

Poker Set - More details...

April 12th - via:
The Overview:  The Poker Set contains: 1 standard-size deck of Hardwood Playing Cards,   1 walnut plaque with Dealer, Big Blind, and Small blind buttons,  1 walnut chip rack with 6 rows, and 250 poker chips:  50 Maple (1);  100 Ash (5);  50 Oak... (Read More)

First Testing Video (plus more! Yay!)

April 11th - via:
Progress Report: % of Goal: 1206 # of Backers: 147 Most Popular Reward: Standard Deck  # of Video Plays: 2,596 (24% Completed) Average Pledge Amount: $73.87 Hours Since Launch: 159  Hours Remaining: 525 Achievements: Achievement #1: UNLOCKED!! A... (Read More)

New Add-Ons Unlocked! Plus SO much more! Yippee!

April 9th - via:
Progress Report % to Goal: 1004 # of Backers: 121 Most Popular Reward: Standard Deck # of Video Plays: 1,269 (25% completed) Average Pledge Amount: $74.68 Hours Since Launch: 114 Hours Remaining: 570 Achievements: Achievement #1: UNLOCKED!! A Free... (Read More)

Hardwood playing cards, real wood made! - Max Playing Cards

April 9th - via:
Let me show you a very original project by Bibelot games. It is a set of playing cards made on real wood with laser etched faces. (Read More)

Progress, Special Focus, New Achievements, and MORE!

April 6th - via:
Progress Report % to Goal: 596 # of Backers: 73 Most Popular Reward: Standard Deck # of Video Plays: 602 (29% completed)  Average Pledge Amount: $73.57 Hours Since Launch: 49 Hours Remaining: 635 (this photo's a little out of date.... Sorry!)... (Read More)

A closer look at the themes

April 4th - via:
We created this update to give you a chance to browse each theme at your leisure! Have fun and enjoy! Classic: Reliquary: Midnight: Piratical: Outlaws: Reindeer Games: Tarot: And, of course, we'll be sharing more about these awesome themes in future... (Read More)

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