New Game Featuring Film Directors Gets Kickstarter Funding Campaign
05/22/2015

Educational card game recognizes 13 directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, and David Lynch, for their films.

Online PR News – 22-May-2015 – Colorado Springs, CO – A Kickstarter campaign is now underway for a new card game based on the classic "Game of Authors." Called "Movie Directors: The Card Game," the game featured in the fundraiser is described as being a simple, all-ages card game that recognizes various movie directors for the films they have made.

Like a normal deck of cards, the deck for "Movie Directors" contains 52 cards: 13 directors in total and 4 films for each. For added enjoyment, each card has both a symbol representing a particular film and a memorable quote from that film. The object of the game is to gather as many complete collections from as many directors as possible.

Originally developed by G. M. Whipple and A. A. Smith in the 1860s, the "Game of Authors" has gone through multiple incarnations as popular game companies have continued to release it. Instead of featuring famous authors of books like the original version and subsequent ones have, however, this new conception includes 13 different movie directors and the various films they have directed.

"A lot of hard work has gone into this project already," explained Sam Daugherty, creator of the game and owner of Ratigan Productions. "All the artwork for volume one is finished and ready to go to print. But in order to see this become a marketable product, I've got to get a whole lot of cards printed. This is where I need help."

In order to get the help needed to produce the game, Daugherty has turned to Kickstarter in an attempt to raise $5,000 in 30 days.

Volume One of the game features the following directors (in alphabetical order):
Woody Allen
Mel Brooks
Tim Burton
Charlie Chaplin
Francis Ford Coppola
Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
David Lynch
Martin Scorsese
Ridley Scott
Steven Spielberg
Quentin Tarantino

For any supporters of the project who pledge $1 or more, the opportunity is given to cast a vote for 10 movie directors to be included in the next volume of the game. For a slightly higher pledge amount, supporters can cast 10 votes for a favorite individual director. All pledges of at least $20 will receive a deck of cards with free shipping included.

The most notable pledge amount, though, is aimed at film directors themselves. In a pledge category called "Director's Cut," those movie creators who want to be included in the game can actually decide to remove one of the directors already represented and take their place. Half of the pledge amount will be donated to a charity of the director's choice.

Daugherty's bridge-sized cards feature all original art, including 13 portraits that are digitally sketched and painted and 52 different icons corresponding to the films represented. Every card also features a short quote from each particular film. Once the Kickstarter campaign is fully funded, a limited run of the card game will be professionally printed by MPC on a high-quality, linen material.