Jane Austen Playing Cards ~ your last chance to be in the game!

Gentle Readers:

Here’s your chance to be part of a Kickstarter effort to make a lovely set of Jane Austen Playing Cards a reality: I have facebooked this all over the place, but now doing a quick post to alert all that time is almost up and there is only about $1500 to go to reach the final goal by August 16, 2017, 7:15 pm EDT.

 

If you visit the blog Just Jane 1813, you will find a complete post on the cards with many pictures… then head over to the Kickstarter page and donate whatever you can – there are several options based on what you might like to receive for your contributions: a deck of cards, a t-shirt, a sheet of uncut prints of the cards – lots to choose from – do what you can to help!

Here is the designer Eric Ligon on his project:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man who has designed two card decks in honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, using images that Miss Austen is very likely to have seen, must be in want of a Kickstarter campaign to share them.

I’m Eric Ligon, an avid fan of Miss Austen, and of playing cards — but more as design objects than as playing cards. The cards I’ve designed are rich in period detail. Each suit in the two decks represent one of Miss Austen’s novels. The first deck features Pride and Prejudice: spades; Emma: hearts; Persuasion: clubs; and, Sense and Sensibility: diamonds. The second deck features Northanger Abbey: spades; Mansfield Park: hearts; Sanditon: clubs; and, Lady Susan: diamonds. The images for all the queens and jacks come from fashion plates found in Ackermann’s Repository of the Arts—a publication Miss Austen likely perused. With the exception of Lady Susan and Sanditon, these Ackermann’s images are found within the two years prior to the publication date of each novel. The design of each ace card represents the layout and typographic detail of the first edition title pages for her novels. The decorative line art on the back of the cards and within the ace of spades is based on needlework patterns also found in Ackermann’s.

I am launching the Kickstarter campaign on July 17, 2017 – I hope you’ll share this information with others who may be interested.

Yours very sincerely,
Eric

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Here is the link to the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2089500234/jane-austen-playing-cards/description

Hope you can help, and tell all your friends!

c2017 Jane Austen in Vermont

Playing Jane Austen ~ The Jane Game Launches on Kickstarter!

Today is the day! – the Kickstarter campaign of The Jane Game has been launched!

I first posted on this here in January 2013 –  now it is time for you to sign on and help with getting this Jane Austen trivia game completed for distribution – a donation of $40. [or more!] will get you a copy of the game as well as the satisfaction of helping a Jane Austen entrepreneur. The Kickstarter website is here, where you will find the details of the game, the Rules of the game, and the various donation categories – you have until December 14, 2013 to sign on… I just did, and hope you will too!

Promoted_Posts_BoxEnter Jane Austen’s world of elegance, wit and romance along with your friends when you play The Jane Game

The Jane Game is a trivia board game devoted to Jane Austen’s six novels. It is designed to bring Austen admirers together to share in her stories, characters, wit and language. While playing, each participant enters Jane’s world as one of her heroines. As such, you seek after a fortunate life by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience and choosing to marry or not. Through chance, expertise and choice you could become the envied Mrs. Darcy, the pitied Mrs. Collins or the new roommate of Miss Bates. 

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And here are a few words from creator Elizabeth Bankhead on what to expect: 

Experience Section: The Jane Game gives you the experience of:

  • Entering Jane Austen’s world
  • Sharing in the merriment with your friends
  • Becoming more acquainted with Austen’s novels and encouraging us to want to read her more

Unique Section: The Jane Game 

  • Is a shared experience
  • Is the only board game that has trivia from all 6 of Jane’s beloved novels

Details:

  • $37 and shipping is free; after the Kickstarter campaign it will be $40 +shipping
  • Kickstarter ends on December 14, 2013

Kickstarter 101:

  • Kickstarter is a method through which we can give small amounts of money that together will equal a large sum…which, in this case, will be the cost of manufacturing the game
  • If you give the cost of the game, then you will get a game, which basically means you are pre-ordering
  • If we do not reach our goal, your credit card doesn’t get charged. This protects you and me. It gives a guarantee that you will receive a nice product and guarantees that I won’t be stuck with promises I cannot keep because I do not have enough money

Why pledge now? 

  • You Become a Founder: As such, you become part of The Jane Game. Welcome! Your name is placed on our website and you get to take part in some of the decisions for the game’s future.
  • Get the Game…and First: You get The Jane Game, which is “loveliness itself,” is it not?  If we are able to do a larger print run and can sell them, you get the game before any other distribution begins.
  • We Need You: We have covered the cost of the game’s development, but we cannot manufacture and ship the game to you without your support.
  • Free Shipping: We are covering the cost of shipping to many areas of the world, which will not be the case if it goes retail.

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Click here to see The Jane Game video

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Further information:

[Text and images courtesy of The Jane Game and Elizabeth Bankhead]

c2013 Jane Austen in Vermont