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Pairs: A New Classic Pub Game

A project in Seattle, WA by Cheapass Games

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Pairs is a fast and easy card game by James Ernest, with artwork based on The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Backers: 7781
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $332,226 of $12,000
Dates: Feb 17th -> Mar 15th (26 days)
Project By: Cheapass Games
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Latest News

New Art and Keeping it Simple

March 13th - via:
Backers: We have less than 36 hours left in the Pairs campaign. New art arrived yesterday from Shane Tyree, Echo Chernik, and Nate Taylor, which you can see later in this update. But first, a gentle reminder about how this project is structured.... (Read More)

New Art, and Clarifications

March 12th - via:
Good morning, backers. With only two days to go, things are getting a little crazy around here. But that's okay. That's how Kickstarter always is. In the amazing news department, we have had a string of huge days, as more backers join us, and... (Read More)

Hooray, Hooray, for 200k

March 11th - via:
Gentle Backers: We've unlocked the 12th deck, and we have 3 days to go. What new madness awaits us? Having broken through the latest stretch goal, we're wondering what to tease you with next. The fact is, we can't add more decks. In part it's because... (Read More)

New Decks: Foglio and Kovalic!

March 10th - via:
Faithful Pairs Backers: Let the final week roller coaster ride begin. This weekend, we received our first sketches for the final two decks in the campaign: John Kovalic's "Baby Cthulhu" deck, and the "Muses" deck from Phil and Kaja Foglio. Lil'... (Read More)

Final Week and Lots of News!

March 7th - via:
Dear Pairs Backers: The Pairs campaign ends in seven days, at 9:00 PM Pacific next Friday. In that week, we hope to pass the 200k mark, and unlock all 12 decks. And it's going to be an exciting week. We are thrilled to see that many of you have... (Read More)

A Party, Bookplate, and a New Game

March 6th - via:
Good morning, everyone! Last night the Cheapass Games guinea pigs came up with an amazing new Pairs variant, which might be perfect for the Faen deck. Right now we're calling it Hawthorn, and the complete rules are at the end of this update. But... (Read More)

FALLING Art Showcase!

March 3rd - via:
Dear Pairs Backers: We just received the final paintings for all ten FALLING cards, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to show them off, and talk a little more about the game. The rules below are just a short sample of the full game... (Read More)

We Have Barmaids!

March 1st - via:
Hello, Backers. It's another crazy day at Pairs HQ. Here is just a sample of what's new. Barmaids!We were pretty sure that we'd make it this far, but it still feels good to get here. Pairs has just passed the $85k threshold, unlocking the... (Read More)

Professor Elemental Sketches!

February 28th - via:
Happy Friday, Pairs Peeps. Yesterday we smashed through the "Rules to Tak" goal, and now we're halfway to the next goal, Echo Chernik Barmaids deck. Yesterday was a huge day for us, and the numbers look like they might keep going up! Today we started... (Read More)

Another Deck Unlocked!

February 26th - via:
Howdy Backers. This morning we unlocked another exciting deck: the Modegan Deck, a second deck from the Pat Rothfuss / Four Corners universe, also illustrated by Shane Tyree. And, to celebrate, we've added another deck to the list of official stretch... (Read More)

New Artwork and Videos

February 23rd - via:
Good evening, Pairs Backers. Our campaign is nearly a week old, and we're doing amazingly well. Thanks for all your support, and thanks for telling your friends about us. But hurry! We only have 18 days to go. Today we have a few new pieces of art to... (Read More)

Another Day, Another Block of Goals

February 22nd - via:
Hello, backers of Pairs. While I was napping and catching up on my stories, we seem to have crushed two more stretch goals. Will this madness never stop? (No really, it's okay, bring the madness.) Today I've added three of our most popular and... (Read More)

James and Shane in a Hangout!

February 21st - via:
Quick update: James Ernest and Shane Tyree are doing a Google Hangout right now, to talk about Pairs art, Kickstarter goals, and Pat Rothfuss behind his back. Come and watch!  (Read More)

Feels Like the First Day

February 21st - via:
Hello, backers. Yay, it's another fast day! Pairs has been hitting stretch goals faster than I can write about them. Here's a quick update to let you know what's achieved, what's on deck, and what's coming next. We got a major bump today thanks to... (Read More)

New Day, New Goals

February 20th - via:
Howdy, Pairs Backers. Wow, things are moving fast! We passed our $25k stretch goal this morning, before I was really ready for it. But I think I have it now. First, the latest news: I've posted a new YouTube video called "How to Play Pairs." It's... (Read More)

Update 2: A Peek at the Plan

February 19th - via:
Hello, backers. Thanks for an amazing start. Now, let's see how much we can grow this. More Decks I'd like to make several different styles of Pairs deck available, and it's more economical if I print them all at the same time. In addition, I can... (Read More)

We've Kicked!

February 17th - via:
Okay, backers, that was crazy. Keep it up. Thanks to everyone who showed up Monday morning and helped get this Kickstarter funded! That seems to include every single member of the Wayward Backer Facebook group. Not only did they show up in huge... (Read More)

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