A Karmic Connection

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Our aim is to grow Cheeky Parrot Games, carefully and steadily, into a fully viable enterprise. To do this, we are pursuing three strategies: Continue to grow the catalog of games printed under our label, games that are affordable, attractive, family-friendly, and easy to learn and play in under an hour. By the end of […]

Kickstarter Reflections

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From mid-May to mid-June, Cheeky Parrot ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for Hoard, a card game we will publish in Q4 2016. We raised nearly $25,000 NZ, representing 155% of our target. Before the campaign gets too far removed in time, I wanted to reflect on our success and share some lessons learned. I hope […]

Countdown to Kickstarter

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In just one month’s time, we will be hitting the “Launch” button on our Kickstarter for Hoard. We have come a long way in the nine months since I first laid eyes on a certain plucky young woman bravely reaching for a golden goblet atop a dragon’s treasure pile. That diamond in the rough is […]

Irons in the Fire

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A new year, and a little bird tells me this could be a big one for Cheeky Parrot Games. Isn’t our product line looking sharp these days? I barely had to ‘sell’ the games to our newest retailers. The light-hearted artwork and sturdy magnetic boxes speak for themselves. December 2015 sales were double those of […]

The Cats Are Out of the Bag

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Manufacture of Cat Capers was completed by October 1, but as the Chinese then went on a week long holiday (and videos of their epic traffic jams went viral), I suspect our logistics company didn’t manage to whisk the shipment away from Shanghai for a while longer. We were anticipating delivery on November 9, so […]

Dragon Development

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When I was in Wellington to attend It’s Your Move in July, I delivered an order to the Hobby Stop in Kilbirnie, where staff member Richard introduced me to a self-published card game called Hoard. I scooped up the last copy and had some play tests that evening and the next day at the event. […]

PledgeMe Success

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During July, we ran a crowd-funding campaign on the Kiwi site, PledgeMe, to raise some of the funding needed to manufacture Cat Capers. We were thrilled to reach our target a day before the campaign ended. We had set the target to $2500 because we believed this was an achievable amount and because we had […]

Event Season Underway

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Our first event of the year was one in which we played host, St Heliers TableTop Day, held on International TableTop Day, April 11. About 30 attendees, mainly a family crowd, came along to the beautifully refurbished St Heliers Community Centre to play games, including our cat game prototype, which is coming along nicely. Preparatory […]