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WordSmith, The Card Game

A project in San Diego, CA by Alistair Wong

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WordSmith is a word building, real-time card game for multiple players of all ages. This game will grow your vocabulary!
Backers: 117
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $4,296 of $3,500
Dates: May 31st -> Jun 30th (30 days)
Project By: Alistair Wong
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Latest News

8 Hours Left, New Card Design Teaser Unveiled!

June 30th - via:
Hi Everyone, I'm burning the midnight metal to bring you a new card design for WordSmith Cards! WordSmith Cards will now contain relevant information in the top-left and bottom-right corners. This will allow you to fan out cards in your hand, solves... (Read More)

It's the final countdown!

June 29th - via:
We are down to our last 24 hours! Even though we are funded, there's still a chance to unlock the Pirate Plunder cards! Doing the math, for $420 @ $20 per backer = 21 more backers or 128 total backers to reach our last stretch goal. That's as little... (Read More)

4k, 100+ Backers, Wild Cards unlocked!

June 28th - via:
We've unlocked the BC+1 card for having 100 backers and the Wild Cards stretch goal for reaching $4,000. These cards will only be added to WordSmith Limited Edition. At this rate I'll need to come up with new stretch goals! You all are amazing! -... (Read More)

The Hourly Countdown begins!

June 28th - via:
Hi Everyone, We're down the the hourly countdown on Kickstarter. It's been a fun campaign, but it's not over yet!  I've decided to start taking pre-orders for WordSmith Core using Swish! Late-comers to the party can sign up for a copy at $16 ($3... (Read More)

Few more days left. Let's keep going!

June 25th - via:
Hi Everyone! I'm back from the WordSmith Northwest tour. I got to visit lots of shops and demo WordSmith with a bunch of people. Update on BonusesLooking for 9 more backers to unlock the Backer Count Bonus card! Wild Cards given out at $4000 They... (Read More)


June 19th - via:
Hurray, we did it! Thanks to all of you for making this happen. We still have 11 days to the end of the campaign, so look forward to unlocking some awesome new stretch goals. Cheers, Alistair  (Read More)

95% Demos in the Northwest!

June 18th - via:
Hi everyone! We are down to our last few hundred dollars before getting funded with only 12 more days to go. I'm currently visiting the Northwest and running impromptu WordSmith demos at different board game shops in the area. Seattle: Raygun Lounge... (Read More)

87% Double Bonus Unlock! Zooligans and Facebook Share

June 13th - via:
Hello Backers, I'm back with updates on our bonuses! Zooligans unleashed!We've reached 15 dual-backers and will be unlocking the 3 - AN IM AL Zooligan set cards. If you haven't already herd, these cards award bonus points if you manage to collect all... (Read More)

69% there! 10 ZooSmiths, 67 FB shares, new Bonus available

June 8th - via:
Hello Smithers! We've made some amazing strides. Only 33 more shares until we unlock the "FB" card. Because we are so close to unlocking the "FB" card a new bonus has been created: The Backer Count Bonus! If 100 Backers support WordSmith, a new "BC"... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Tombs, Pirates, and Shakespeare

June 7th - via:
To our dismay, tabletop projects on Kickstarter seem to be getting more and more polarized. There is a very dedicated audience of wargamers and other hardcore gamers that scoop up their favorite projects in record numbers, while casual games consistently struggle. For instance, the Toughest Girls of the Galaxy line of miniatures recently reached its $12K funding goal in 30 seconds! It often takes weeks for a casual game to reach that amount, if ever. Casual games are rarely at the top of the popularity list, either on Kickstarter or sites like Board Game Geek, which means they can be difficult to find. (Read More)

Past the 50% New Rewards! Partnerships!

June 5th - via:
Good News Everyone! I'm proud to announce our first partnership with: Zooligans! You and your friends take on the role of zookeepers in this fast-paced, exciting strategy card game. Which will be the best exhibits? Who will find the most endangered... (Read More)

40% Checking in!

June 4th - via:
Hi Backers, We made it to 40%! I've been busy putting together my marketing campaign. Here's what's new: New gun metal heated background ( see front logo page ) New preview video from ( see video below ) Writing up a Kickstarter... (Read More)

Day 1

May 31st - via:
We are off to a great start, I've created a Thank You page over at Once the campaign is over you'll have the option of being included on our Thank You page with a name (or pseudonym ) of your choice in the survey ( some... (Read More)

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