Heavy Cardboard is creating a podcast & YouTube channel for the heavier side of board games
603

patrons

$4,582
per month



We create in-depth live play-throughs, interviews, and reviews of medium & heavy strategy board games, war games, and 18xx games!

Hey y'all! We are Edward and Amanda, the hosts of the Heavy Cardboard podcast & YouTube channel. We like the heavier side of board games. I mean, we really like the brain-burning, stupor-inducing, mind-melting games that are often overlooked by many in the hobby. Attempting to fill that niche was the impetus of the show. We focus our in-depth reviews on those (often) fantastic games and help folks make informed decisions on whether they may be ones that they will want to check out and enjoy themselves. In addition to the podcast, we also host a plethora of live teaching and play-through sessions of those games on our YouTube channel, along with interviews and other content.

We have been producing content under the Heavy Cardboard name for coming up on 4 years now and during that time, it has been one of the (if not THE) central things in our lives. The show has become more popular than we ever expected and it's showing no sign of slowing down, thanks to our incredible listeners and viewers! So while it's awesome that the show keeps on growing, with that growth comes increased costs. Since late 2017, we have counted on you, our beloved listeners & viewers, to help us create the content that we (and you) enjoy. We love what we are doing and are planning on continuing the show for a long time, but as the show continues to grow, we want to continue improving the quality and breadth of the show. With your support, and the support of others like you, we can continue to improve the production quality of the show as well as expand the coverage of the people and games that help make this part of the hobby so great! 

On the right side, you'll see the different levels of support and what benefits each level offers to our Patrons. On the left side, you'll notice our goals when we reach various milestones (use the arrows to see what Team HC is working towards). 

Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to interacting with y'all!
Tiers
Indian Elephant
$2 or more per month 47 patrons
Thank you for the support!

 

  • Our ongoing gratitude for your continuing support! Thanks, y’all!
  • All the great content that you've been getting for the last few years
  • Listed on our Patrons page on the Heavy Cardboard website
  • Early Access to each new t-shirt design in the Heavy Cardboard Store a week prior to public release!
African Bush Elephant
$5 or more per month 349 patrons
Our base level of support. You're helping us to expand and improve the show. Y'all rock!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Exclusive Patron-only access to our Slack channel! Think of it as a perpetual chatroom with us and your fellow Patrons!
  • Exclusive Patron-only access to a monthly private video chat with Edward and/or Amanda!
  • Exclusive Patron-only voting for upcoming play-throughs!
  • Exclusive Patron-only access to any Heavy Cardboard “Glory to Rome sessions” livestream play-throughs (Live, uncensored and NSFW)!
  • Access to purchase selected exclusive Patron-only swag in the HC store including Challenge Coins and Patron-only T-shirts - this year's design comes from renowned graphic designer and illustrator Ian O'Toole (The Gallerist, Lisboa)
  • Free HC Patron Geekbadge
  • HC-inspired Wallpaper once a month
Sri Lankan Elephant
$10 or more per month 142 patrons
Woohoo! You're helping make Heavy Cardboard one of the best board game media outlets around!  
 

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Unlimited access to Edward’s teaching notes and any player aids that we used  during our play-throughs, as available. 
  • One Heavy Cardboard patch or pin (your choice) 
  • One Free Heavy Cardboard exclusive Patron-only Challenge Coin after 3 months of support.
  • After each 6 months of support at this level or higher, you can request for Edward to create an on-demand instructional video for a game of your choice (restrictions apply). We will then catalogue these videos and make them available to all Patrons at this level and higher. We must own the game and these teaching videos will last up to around one hour (depending on the game and its complexity).
Sumatran Elephant
$25 or more per month 33 patrons
Wow, this support is amazing, thank you!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • One exclusive, Patron-only T-shirt sent to you each year provided you maintain this reward level or higher (your first one after 3 months of support) - this year's inaugural design comes from renowned graphic designer and illustrator Ian O'Toole (The Gallerist, Lisboa)!
  • Patron callout - we will give a special thanks and callout to a different Patron at this level or higher during a playthrough. Your support of Heavy Cardboard is truly appreciated and this is one way we can literally say thanks to you!
  • A custom Postagram postcard direct from Heavy Cardboard every month! A little piece of us, sent to you!
  • Two Private Individual Google Hangout or Skype sessions each year (roughly one every six months) with Edward and/or Amanda and (as available) other regulars at HCHQ (calls would last around 30 minutes).
African Forest Elephant
$50 or more per month 7 patrons
You're going above and beyond here.  Thank you so very much!

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • One HC polo shirt
  • Two of our custom pint glasses or two coffee mugs
  • Amanda or Edward will record a voicemail greeting for you!
  • Two additional Private Google hangout or skype sessions with Edward and/or Amanda and (as available) other regulars at HCHQ (calls would last around 30 minutes). 
  • Edward curates your collection. Once a year, Edward reviews your game collection on BGG (or the list you provide him), and then have a 30-min Skype/Google Hangout discussion with you to refine your likes and dislikes, etc. Afterwards, Edward will prepare a tailored list of games based on your collection and your interests. 
Mastodon
$75 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
WOOHOO! You have blown us away, thank you!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • An invitation and ticket to HeavyCon every year that you maintain this reward level (first eligible after 6 months of support at this level)!
Woolly Mammoth
$125 or more per month 4 of 6 patrons
Thank you for the support and trusting us with this!

 

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Curated game subscription (requires an accurate BGG Collection)
    • Once a quarter, we will send you a game. It will be individually, scrupulously selected for each recipient, highly regarded by Heavy Cardboard, and possibly out-of-print. Think of this as your personal, custom game concierge!
  • Because you have shown us so much support, let us return the favor with an invitation to dinner on us, at a convention of your choice (that we are attending), once each year!
Goals
$4,582 of $4,835 per month
We will upgrade our equipment and the studio further. Better resources to improve the quality you’ve come to enjoy and expect.
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We create in-depth live play-throughs, interviews, and reviews of medium & heavy strategy board games, war games, and 18xx games!

Hey y'all! We are Edward and Amanda, the hosts of the Heavy Cardboard podcast & YouTube channel. We like the heavier side of board games. I mean, we really like the brain-burning, stupor-inducing, mind-melting games that are often overlooked by many in the hobby. Attempting to fill that niche was the impetus of the show. We focus our in-depth reviews on those (often) fantastic games and help folks make informed decisions on whether they may be ones that they will want to check out and enjoy themselves. In addition to the podcast, we also host a plethora of live teaching and play-through sessions of those games on our YouTube channel, along with interviews and other content.

We have been producing content under the Heavy Cardboard name for coming up on 4 years now and during that time, it has been one of the (if not THE) central things in our lives. The show has become more popular than we ever expected and it's showing no sign of slowing down, thanks to our incredible listeners and viewers! So while it's awesome that the show keeps on growing, with that growth comes increased costs. Since late 2017, we have counted on you, our beloved listeners & viewers, to help us create the content that we (and you) enjoy. We love what we are doing and are planning on continuing the show for a long time, but as the show continues to grow, we want to continue improving the quality and breadth of the show. With your support, and the support of others like you, we can continue to improve the production quality of the show as well as expand the coverage of the people and games that help make this part of the hobby so great! 

On the right side, you'll see the different levels of support and what benefits each level offers to our Patrons. On the left side, you'll notice our goals when we reach various milestones (use the arrows to see what Team HC is working towards). 

Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to interacting with y'all!

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Tiers
Indian Elephant
$2 or more per month 47 patrons
Thank you for the support!

 

  • Our ongoing gratitude for your continuing support! Thanks, y’all!
  • All the great content that you've been getting for the last few years
  • Listed on our Patrons page on the Heavy Cardboard website
  • Early Access to each new t-shirt design in the Heavy Cardboard Store a week prior to public release!
African Bush Elephant
$5 or more per month 349 patrons
Our base level of support. You're helping us to expand and improve the show. Y'all rock!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Exclusive Patron-only access to our Slack channel! Think of it as a perpetual chatroom with us and your fellow Patrons!
  • Exclusive Patron-only access to a monthly private video chat with Edward and/or Amanda!
  • Exclusive Patron-only voting for upcoming play-throughs!
  • Exclusive Patron-only access to any Heavy Cardboard “Glory to Rome sessions” livestream play-throughs (Live, uncensored and NSFW)!
  • Access to purchase selected exclusive Patron-only swag in the HC store including Challenge Coins and Patron-only T-shirts - this year's design comes from renowned graphic designer and illustrator Ian O'Toole (The Gallerist, Lisboa)
  • Free HC Patron Geekbadge
  • HC-inspired Wallpaper once a month
Sri Lankan Elephant
$10 or more per month 142 patrons
Woohoo! You're helping make Heavy Cardboard one of the best board game media outlets around!  
 

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Unlimited access to Edward’s teaching notes and any player aids that we used  during our play-throughs, as available. 
  • One Heavy Cardboard patch or pin (your choice) 
  • One Free Heavy Cardboard exclusive Patron-only Challenge Coin after 3 months of support.
  • After each 6 months of support at this level or higher, you can request for Edward to create an on-demand instructional video for a game of your choice (restrictions apply). We will then catalogue these videos and make them available to all Patrons at this level and higher. We must own the game and these teaching videos will last up to around one hour (depending on the game and its complexity).
Sumatran Elephant
$25 or more per month 33 patrons
Wow, this support is amazing, thank you!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • One exclusive, Patron-only T-shirt sent to you each year provided you maintain this reward level or higher (your first one after 3 months of support) - this year's inaugural design comes from renowned graphic designer and illustrator Ian O'Toole (The Gallerist, Lisboa)!
  • Patron callout - we will give a special thanks and callout to a different Patron at this level or higher during a playthrough. Your support of Heavy Cardboard is truly appreciated and this is one way we can literally say thanks to you!
  • A custom Postagram postcard direct from Heavy Cardboard every month! A little piece of us, sent to you!
  • Two Private Individual Google Hangout or Skype sessions each year (roughly one every six months) with Edward and/or Amanda and (as available) other regulars at HCHQ (calls would last around 30 minutes).
African Forest Elephant
$50 or more per month 7 patrons
You're going above and beyond here.  Thank you so very much!

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • One HC polo shirt
  • Two of our custom pint glasses or two coffee mugs
  • Amanda or Edward will record a voicemail greeting for you!
  • Two additional Private Google hangout or skype sessions with Edward and/or Amanda and (as available) other regulars at HCHQ (calls would last around 30 minutes). 
  • Edward curates your collection. Once a year, Edward reviews your game collection on BGG (or the list you provide him), and then have a 30-min Skype/Google Hangout discussion with you to refine your likes and dislikes, etc. Afterwards, Edward will prepare a tailored list of games based on your collection and your interests. 
Mastodon
$75 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
WOOHOO! You have blown us away, thank you!


All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • An invitation and ticket to HeavyCon every year that you maintain this reward level (first eligible after 6 months of support at this level)!
Woolly Mammoth
$125 or more per month 4 of 6 patrons
Thank you for the support and trusting us with this!

 

All previous level benefits PLUS:


  • Curated game subscription (requires an accurate BGG Collection)
    • Once a quarter, we will send you a game. It will be individually, scrupulously selected for each recipient, highly regarded by Heavy Cardboard, and possibly out-of-print. Think of this as your personal, custom game concierge!
  • Because you have shown us so much support, let us return the favor with an invitation to dinner on us, at a convention of your choice (that we are attending), once each year!