Emu Ranchers - The Card Game

A project in Alhambra, CA by App Sauce Labs, LLC

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Beat out your fellow Emu Ranchers in toe-to-toe competition with this all-new adaptation of the classic Decktet card game.
Backers: 310
Average Pledge Per Backer: $30

Funded: $9,328 of $5,000
Dates: Nov 19th -> Dec 27th (38 days)
Project By: App Sauce Labs, LLC
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Latest News

Last Day!

December 26th - via: kickstarter.com
There are only 12 hours left in the campaign! Please double-check your pledge and make sure you have enough for everything you want. After the campaign ends, we will send out a survey for you to pick your add-ons. If you have friends still holding... (Read More)

The Campaign is Ending Soon, Get Your Add-ons!

December 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone is having a great holiday season. The emus certainly are -- as of this writing we are at 170% of our funding goal, thanks to your generous support! The campaign is ending in three days: we just want to send out a friendly reminder to... (Read More)

Rancher Art Sneak Peek

December 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Daniel sent us a rancher sketch yesterday, and we loved it. There was so much detail and personality in the art. If there was anyone who would be ranching emus, well, he would be one of them. We also asked Daniel to share with us a little bit about... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Emus, French Fries, and Microgames Galore

December 14th - via: casualgamerevolution.com
Here is a list of our favorite crowdfunding projects for December 2013. This month, we're seeing evidence of the growing trend of microgames, a subset of casual games that are intended to be as portable as possible while still maintaining fun and challenging gameplay. There are also several other casual games of a wide variety of themes that seem to be worth checking out. (Read More)

Interview with Daniel Jacob Horine now on YouTube

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We caught up with our artist Daniel Jacob Horine on Tuesday, and we had a blast! We talked about Daniel’s approach to art and his vision for Emu Ranchers. Be sure to look out for the amazing sketches for potential Rancher card art. Check out the... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Highlights

December 12th - via: purplepawn.com
If I understand the translation correctly, the Cambod’jeu 2014 project is raising funds to enhance toy and game libraries, and train librarians, at orphanages in Cambodia. C’mon, gamers! It’s not a zombie miniatures project but surely it’s worth your support. (Read More)

Interview with Daniel Jacob Horine

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We all love the emus on our Emu Rancher cards. We have the cranky bird, angry bird, intimidating bird, and the photobomb bird, just to name a few. Behind those emus is Daniel Jacob Horine, a mad artist with a whole world of emus in his head. Daniel... (Read More)

We've Reached $7K!

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your support, we have now surpassed $7,000! In less than three weeks we’ve reached over 230 backers and unlocked our first two stretch goals. Welcome, New Backers!We want to welcome our new backers into the Emu Ranchers community! If you... (Read More)

New Gameplay Video

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We recently put together a gameplay video to demonstrate how to play Emu Ranchers. In the video, Chris walks us through the structure of the deck, game layout, and runs through a complete game along with scoring. It’s a great introduction for those... (Read More)

$6K Stretch Goal Unlocked, Card Quality Video, BGG Review

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all your support, we broke $6,000 in pledges today and unlocked our second stretch goal! All of your cards will now be printed on casino quality French cardstock that is extra durable and flexible. We love the linen finish on these new... (Read More)

Emu Ranchers: soon to be in print and worth looking at

November 26th - via: boardgamegeek.com
Emu Ranchers is a game with a curious genealogy. It was developed using the Decktet system and was also openly influenced by Reiner Knizia’s Lost Cities. Now, App Saus Labs is working on creating the game as a standalone game. As I understand it, they initially were trying to create it as an iOS app and are now planning on focusing on a physical version of the game. They were kind enough to send me a copy since I’ve gone on the record being interested in the Decktet system and enjoying Emu Ranchers. (Read More)

Rancher Cards Unlocked!

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hooray, we’ve unlocked our first stretch goal -- Rancher Cards -- by hitting $5,500 in pledges! Next goal: upgraded card quality!  (Read More)

Interview with Emu Ranchers Designer, P.D. Magnus

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, we had the pleasure of interviewing P.D. Magnus - the designer of the Decktet and Emu Ranchers - about game design, how and why he came up with the Decktet, and why the game isn’t called, “Pets or Meat.” Check... (Read More)

Interview with P.D. Magnus

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Have you ever wondered: why emus? Are you curious about the origins of the Decktet, the game system Emu Ranchers was based on? Wonder no more. Join us in a live interview with Decktet creator and game designer P.D. Magnus as he shares his design... (Read More)

We Did It!

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

We’re Almost There!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Here we are, the beginning of day 4 of the Emu Ranchers Kickstarter campaign, and we’re already 95% funded! With only $233 left to go to reach our goal, we’re itching to blow past our goal and begin pushing past it to reach our stretch goals…... (Read More)

Emu Ranchers Campaign: Day 2

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Leather, Oil and Meat — A Review of Emu Ranchers

November 20th - via: theboardgameshow.com
How does one talk about the card game Emu Ranchers without saying something clever about the real world of emu ranching? One would be hard pressed to avoid interweaving tidbits about the second-largest bird in the world (by height) as I provide you with a review of this fine new game by AppSauce Laboratories. (Read More)

Thank You!

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We are humbled by the support on our Kickstarter campaign! As of this writing we are 70% funded with 91 backers. A big thanks to all of you for making our first day a success! We got together to make a quick video as a thank you. In it, we also talk... (Read More)

Emu Ranchers Kickstarter Preview

November 16th - via: boardgamequest.com
Emu Ranchers, currently in funding on Kickstarter, is a fun two player card game where each player is trying to run a profitable emu farm. We preview this up and coming card game. (Read More)

On Board Games : OBG 119: Be an Enabler

October 28th - via: onboardgames.libsyn.com
Don and Erik are joined by Tiffany Ralph to talk about creating new gamers. (Read More)

Bird Herding (A Preview of Emu Ranchers)

October 28th - via: islaythedragon.com
Emus are a cranky lot. You’d probably be, too, if you were a flightless bird. I mean, as some unfortunate evolutionary defect, not only do they pine away their days jealously watching their aviary brethren soar high, like nature intended, but now humans want to herd and pen them, like common cattle. Why? I don’t know. There’s not much meat upon them. And they’re ugly. Must be for the feathers. (Read More)

Review: Emu Ranchers

October 20th - via: boardgamegeek.com
Emu Ranchers is a 2 player card game, using the Decktet Games. It really reminds me a lot of Lost Cities with a few really neat twists. (Read More)

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