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Tessen - A quick-playing card game set in feudal Japan

A project in Nashville, TN by A.J. Porfirio
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Tessen is an exciting 15 minute card game. Gather mystical animals and use your warriors to defend or steal animals from your opponent.
Backers: 539
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $13,704 of $8,012
Dates: Jul 29th -> Sep 3rd (36 days)
Project By: A.J. Porfirio
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Latest News

12 hours and about $1k to go for the Shogun

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Ok this is it!Just 12 hours left and just over $1,000 to go to get the $14k stretch reward for the Shogun! We must honor the Shogun and spread the word throughout the land about the Tessen Challenges. We must get the Facebook Clan and the Twitter... (Read More)

500 Backers and Thank you Classic Box Sponsor!

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow what a day! We shot right through 500 backers and we are just over $1k away from the $14k Shogun reward! Am I crazy to think $16k is possible with just 24 hours to go? Man would that be amazing! Let's keep the momentum going into the final... (Read More)

Final 48 hours

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Last chance to help spread the word!Whether you joined in today or on day one, we are grateful that you are here. Time is running out for family, friends, and strangers to get in on the goodness that is Tessen. Sharing the project benefits everyone... (Read More)

Artist Spotlight: The incomparable Wayne O'Connor

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
A few updates ago I promised to show a progression of the art for the awesome Shogun card everyone will get if we hit $14k in funding. Then I got sidetracked and never made the update! Well here we go, I did get to it, but just a little later than I... (Read More)

The home stretch!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all, as we come into the home stretch we reflect on the amazing support we have received so far. This has been a really fun campaign to run and I'm grateful to be able to work with such great people. There are a few things I want to let you... (Read More)

Dollar Drive! Plus teasers for Expansions #3 and #4

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The Great Dollar Race!Hello warriors! The end of this great hunt is drawing near. We have added a new pledge level for just ONE DOLLAR. It is a great time to do a dollar pledge drive to get some new people to check out the project! How many of your... (Read More)

All copies of Tessen, including Classic will receive stretch rewards!

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch rewards will be included with each copy of the game including Tessen Classic!We have spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out a way to make this work. I am pleased to announce that all copies of the game will include the stretch rewards.... (Read More)

Oversized Ryuu Achieved! 2nd Stretch reward in sight...

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goal #1 Achieved!Good evening all! Late last night/early morning a wonderful backer upped their pledge vaulting us over $10k in funding! This milestone is one that benefits everyone and you are now the proud owner of an oversized version of... (Read More)

Gencon Recap! Also, Customized Colors and Clans!

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Gencon recapOk so Gencon has come and gone and it was a fantastic time! We held a Tessen tournament/demo each day of the con and shared the game with as many people as we could. We got some great feedback and comments. Below are myself, Suzanne and... (Read More)

Gencon! and The next stretch goal announced

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
GenconAs some of you are probably aware, the largest board game convention in the United States begins on Thursday 8/15. Van Ryder Games and Cardboard Edison are traveling tomorrow and will be there to show off Tessen and have fun with our customers,... (Read More)

Boxes for Tessen Classic... on one condition

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I am writing this update to communicate an exciting development with respects to Tessen Classic. The response to the traditional art has been great and the $30 combo level has sold really well so far. I am... (Read More)

"Se Habla Espanol?" and Quid Pro Quo

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
First and foremost, we are over 25% of the way to the first stretch goal and bonus if we make it by August 15th! Great Job! Rules in Espanol which is Spanish for EspanolSorry for that Chris Farley reference ("El Nino"), hopefully I got a chuckle out... (Read More)

Funded! Sprechen Sie Deutsch? and a challenge...

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Funding goal achieved! Thanks so much for those who helped us reach funding with so much time to spare. It feels good to know that Tessen WILL happen! This is a first for the design team of Cardboard Edison, being their first published game, as well... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Fast-Paced, Casual Fun Explodes on Kickstarter

August 8th - via: casualgamerevolution.com
Casual Games have a big presence on Kickstarter right now, almost like never before. This is our biggest crowdfunding roundup yet, packed full of some fun and exciting casual games seeking your support. Take a look! (Read More)

The Grind, parlez-vous français, and Animal Card symbols

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers and visitors, The GrindWe have reached the point of the campaign I like to call the grind. This is the middle of the campaign where the volume of pledges slows down. It is during this time that spreading the word is the most important... (Read More)

Cardboard Edison and the story of Tessen

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
One of the things I love about Kickstarter is the connection it allows project creators to have with backers and vice versa. You can get the skinny on a game and how it got to this point, same with movies, comics, music, and all the other creative... (Read More)

How to add additional copies of the game?

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
But first...Several of you have asked how you can help spread the word about the project. Of course sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other social networks really helps. But also think about blogs you read (or maybe even write) and maybe... (Read More)

Whew! What a ride! - First stretch goals announced

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a phenomenal first day!Friends, let me just tell you that we are ecstatic about the outpouring of support through the first day of the campaign. I have to tell you it far surpassed my expectations. I am excited! A few things to share... Adding... (Read More)

Tessen Print and Play files

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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