13 Moons: A Celestial Adventure! πŸŒ™

13 Moons: A Celestial Adventure! πŸŒ™

35,061 USD
of 2,500 USD Goal
913
Backers

Since ancient times, people have been captivated by the moon and its endlessly changing, yet always familiar phases.Β 

13 Moons is a rummy style card game that wants you to be friends with the moon. It builds a real time connection with the moon through play! You'll begin to track the moon and learn about it's phases & major events. Before you know it you'll be planning your game nights in sync with the moon!

Backs of Cards

The game is always changing! Β 

The rules of the game are constant but the value of the cards change according to where the moon is on the day you're playing. So you're not just looking at the moon, you're playing with it!

Begin to track the moon (the ACTUAL moon!) as it moves through all 8 phases and 5 of its major events. Gain points by playing sets & syncing with the moon.

Easy to play!

* Sync- Establish which phase the moon is in (AKA) bonus card for the day!

1. Draw- Draw a card either from Draw Pile or the Discard Pile.

2. Meld- Place a single run of 3 or 4 cards on the table
in front of you. (These are your points!)

3. Discard- One card face up in your discard pile. (Be careful about the cards you discard or hold in your hand as they can be used against you!)

Players gain points by playing 3 or 4 card melds of moon phases & lunar event cards. The game is over when a player gets 354 points:

Why 354 points? That’s the number of days in a lunar year. At its core, the game revolves around the moon, ensuring that every aspect circles back to it.

All Original Art

13 Moons is filled with beautiful art by the game's creator, Mira Blackman. It's design embraces a soothing and uncomplicated aesthetic, with calming earthy tones.

It imitates the moons rhythm. The New Moon card is the darkest in the deck, representing the absence of the moon's radiance during this phase. As the moon progresses towards its full phase, each subsequent card gradually becomes lighter and more colorful until the Full Moon card, which is the lightest. Likewise the cards become darker once again as the moon's luminosity wanes during its return towards the New Moon phase.

The lunar event cards represent major and minor lunar events. Some of the events can be predicted while others can't. If you want the extra points for Moonbow or Earthshine you need get up out of your chair and go look at the moon!

I want to thank every single backer for making this game about our very favorite luminary come to life! To honor your support, every game copy will include an expansion deck of 13 Glossary Cards. Β 

The Glossary Cards are used as a visual reminder of where the moon is on the day you're playing and which is the Luminary Card (AKA Bonus Card). On the back of each card is a brief description of that lunar phase, it's themes and a question related to the moon. If inclined, you can read the card's reverse side, and invite players to contemplate or even share their responses. It's a nice way to build on the connection but also totally optional if you just feel like playing cards!

Stickers! Each deck will come with a pack of 5 stickers. Once the campaign is completed backers will receive a survey and vote on their favorite card art to determine which cards will be turned into stickers.

More Coming! As our stretch goals are unlocked there will be even more kickstarter exclusives available.Β 

Glossary Card

-Help make this dream a reality! I've spent years on this project. Developing a game that is fun, beautiful and meaningful. It's been a labor of love and backing this project is the final step to launching these cards into the world. You'll be helping people connect with the moon & each other, through play!

-Save $$$! As a thank you for believing in me & this project I've made the game & other rewards available at discounts starting at 20% You can eve get a copy of the game FREE when you back at the Super Moon level!

-Kickstarter Exclusives! This edition will have the 13 Violet Glossary Cards. Other Kickstarter exclusives are the lunar calendar, the deluxe edition with the bamboo keepsake box & Glossary Card stand. Β 

-Stretch Goals! Hopefully everyone will get even more goodies as our stretch goals are unlocked!

Originally, 13 Moons was conceived of and designed, with my children in mind. The game evolved to be an age 8+ play. Β However, the deck still has features that make it adaptable for younger children to play and develop their connection with the moon.

The minimal artwork and numbers, for instance, make it great Β for a lunar-themed game of Go Fish or Memory. This is a clip of my first time playing with my 4 year old. The conversation was sparked almost immediately!

We have more reviews on the way! If reviews are super important please come back in a couple days hopefully we'll have a couple more by then!

The Cardboard Cantina's Review is HERE

I’m so beyond thrilled with the way this thow came out I wanted to do a spotlight on it and just share a bit about it because the thumbnails just don’t do it justice. I’ve been a professional textile artist for almost 15 years. So as I was making the art for the
game I couldn't wait to see it come to life in this way!Β 

It’s a beautiful heavy weight 100% cotton throw that is super versatile. It can be a wall tapestry, picnic blanket, or a cozy throw. Woven by incredibly talented artists, here in the USA. Β 

If we get 30 backers for this blanket I'll unlock another design!

We love the moon and we would love to see 13 Moons winning the hearts of many people all over the world! If you are a retailer and want to purchase 13 Moons for your store, please fill out this form.Β 

Pledge Levels
Paper Moon
Paper Moon

Access to a dgital download of the game & instructions.

Pledge $5

Estimated Delivery: May 2024


Crescent Moon
Crescent Moon

-1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons at 20% off retail price!

Plus all unlocked stretch goals!

Game has 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary.
Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

Pledge $25

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Quarter Moon
Quarter Moon

Our Deluxe Version!

1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons 30% OFF!
+ Our Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box
+ Glossary Card Stand ($20)

Game has 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary.
Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

A Beautiful custom bamboo box to safely store your game & card stand.

The card stand is the perfect stand for your Glossary Card so you always have a reminder of what phase the moon is in during your game.

Pledge $40

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon

Our Complete Version!

1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons 30% OFF! ($20)
+ Glossary Card Stand FREE
+ Our Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box ($15)
+ Lunar Calendar ($20)

Game has 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary.
Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

A beautiful custom bamboo box to safely store your game & card stand.

The card stand is the perfect stand for your Glossary Card so you always have a reminder of what phase the moon is in during your game.

A beautiful lunar calendar, featuring original artwork from the game, for your wall so you'll always easily be able to look up the current moon phase.

Pledge $55

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Blue Moon
Blue Moon

We all have those friends we've shared moonlit memories with. This tier is for both of you!

- 2 x Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons 30% OFF!
- 2 x Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box (1 free!)
- 2 x Glossary Card Stand ($20)
- 2 x Calendars

Plus all unlocked stretch goals!

Game has 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary. Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

A Beautiful custom bamboo box to safely store your game & card stand.

The card stand is the perfect stand for your Glossary Card so you always have a reminder of what phase the moon is in during your game.

Pledge $95

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Full Moon
Full Moon

1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons FREE!
+1 Crescent Cotton Throw ($160)

Plus any unlocked stretch goals!

This is the dreamiest cotton throw ever! Not just for keeping you cozy, this beauty can be hung on your wall as a stunning tapestry, it makes the perfect playmat, especially if you happen to be picnicking!
100% cotton throw, woven in the USA
50'x70'

-1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons
Comes with with 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary.
Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

Pledge $160

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Super Moon
Super Moon

1 Kickstarter exclusive copy of 13 Moons FREE
+ Glossary Card Stand ($5)
+ Our Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box ($15)
+ Lunar Calendar ($20)
+ Cotton Throw ($160)

Plus all unlocked stretch goals!

Game has 65 Tarot sized cards printed on premium card stock. Fold out instructions and glossary.
Housed in a sturdy magnetic box with silver details on front.

A beautiful custom bamboo box to safely store your game & card stand.

The card stand is the perfect stand for your Glossary Card so you always have a reminder of what phase the moon is in during your game.

A beautiful lunar calendar, featuring original artwork from the game, for your wall so you'll always easily be able to look up the current moon phase.

Pledge $200

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


Somewhere over the Moonbow
Somewhere over the Moonbow

You Shine So Bright!

In addition to a Kickstarter Exclusive Copy of 13 Moons...

You choose your favorite card and we will work with you to turn it into a custom cotton throw!

This phase includes:
- A copy of Kickstarter exclusive 13 Moons
+ Custom Throw
+ Our Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box
+ Glossary Card Stand
+ Lunar Calendar
+ Your name written with a special thanks in the instructions
+ Free Shipping!

Pledge $500

Estimated Delivery: Oct 2024


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