Button Shy is creating The Board Game Of The Month Club
296

patrons

$2,942
per month
Button Shy is the little guy in a big world. A small board game publisher trying to make an impact on a fast paced industry with thousands of new games a year. Without being able to compete with low prices or large print runs, Button Shy is simply just doing things it’s own way.

Join our Board Game of the Month Club and you can receive the following:

First And Foremost, A Big Thank You - For helping us continue to release cool little games that otherwise may never see the light of day.

Cult Film Postcard Games - We're pairing 12 designers up with 12 artists and 12 cult films. Together the designer and artist will make a postcard sized game with an illustration inspired by the film. Expect to see all of your favorite films with designs by Ben Begeal, Rob Couch, Jonathan Gilmour, Nat Levan, Doug Levandowski, Joshua Mills, Bonnie Neubauer, Matthew O' Malley, Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, Jason Slingerland, Jason Tagmire and Jay Treat.

Extra Promos Or Microgames - We're making some new tiny games and adding onto our existing games. Each month, supporters at various reward levels will get a little extra something in their packages.

Print And Play Games - Early print and play versions of our upcoming games or games that we're playing around with.

Early episodes of the DIY Boardgames Podcast - Audio insight into the day to day operations of a small company.

Discounts On Our Monthly Kickstarter Wallet Games - Supporters here get discounts from 10% to 100% off.

The Board Game Road Trip - A design project where we build a game starting at Button Shy and take it from designer to designer to see where it ends up. 

A Member Card / T-Shirt - Everyone gets a card, but depending on your reward level, you might get a cool T-Shirt too! 

NOTE: International supporters - The USPS is not our friend. Shipping on the $5 level will cost $1 extra, the $10 level will cost $2 extra and the $20 level will cost $14 extra (as a tiny wallet game costs a whopping $14 to ship). For those of you who want to support the $20 level, but the shipping is too much. We can hold your packages and ship every 3 months to save you some shipping costs. At that rate, it would just be an extra $5 per month. Just send us a message and we'll work it out. 



Rewards
Digital Only
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
Your support directly contributes to the overhead at the Button Shy HQ. You'd be surprised how hard it is to break even in this business. Every dollar helps keep the lights on, the prototypes sleeved, and the dry erase markers stocked.

$1 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $1 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

PNP Games
Supporters at all levels will receive PDFs of some upcoming and unreleased games before anyone else.

Membership Card
You will receive a digital member card. Print it and carry it everywhere!
Postcard & Promos
$5 or more per month 61 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

This is the start of the Board Game of the Month Club. We're starting with some postcard sized games, then we'll be expanding to some micros and then we'll see how big it gets. All support is appreciated and helps a very small publishing company do things that are a little outside the norm. So what do you get...?

Timestamp - Postcard Game Series 

A series of standalone time travel adventures for 2 players. Designed by Nat Levan, with additional designers taking on the expansions, this action selection game will take you throughout time and space. Each month, the story continues, and you can jump in anytime as each game is complete on its own. This is presented on a nice extra thick postcard, like the ones we used in 2017.     


Banned Books - Expandable 9 Card Game    

All subscribers will receive the 8 card base set of this Jason Tagmire solo card game where characters from famous banned books take it into their own hands and try to get their book off of the banned list. After you receive the base set, each month, you’ll get a new character card to change things up.     


Legends of Dsyx - Roll and Write Series    

Each month you will get a new single player roll and write game by Robin Gibson in the Legends of Dsyx series. One copy will be mailed to you with a link to print your own afterwards. The first is Tower of Mages, where you build a tower using a variety of shaped pieces, while adjusting the scoring value of each part.  


$2 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $2 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

PNP Games
Supporters at all levels will receive PNPs of most upcoming games before anyone else.

Membership Card
You will receive an exclusive Board Game of the Month member card. 

Postcard, Promos and Micro
$10 or more per month 111 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

You will receive the same as above. Timestamp, Banned Books, Legends of Dsyx, promos, PNPs and a membership card. Plus some other awesome stuff. Here we go:


Bonus Micro Game / Promo Pack
As a reward for your contribution, you will receive an additional micro game, promos, or game pack! We'll fill your envelope with extra special gaming goodness. This has previously been about 9 extra cards, with expansions to existing games, or all new games. Sometimes even a few different ones.

$5 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $5 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

Postcard, Promos, Micro & Wallet Game
$20 or more per month 86 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

Whaaaaaat!!? $20 a month!? I'm shocked you've even come this far. See above, you get all of that! You will receive Timestamp, Banned Books, Legends of Dsyx, the extra micro game / promos / game pack, promos, PNPs, a membership card, and your extra $10 is hugely appreciated and goes directly to our costs. So here's what else you get:

Free Wallet Game 

Supporters at this level will receive a FREE WALLET GAME from our inventory or from a current Kickstarter Campaign. We will offer the current featured game each month, but give you the option to choose any from our library. The featured games often include free expansion content if it exists!


Board Game of the Month Club T-Shirt
You will receive a Board Game of the Month Club T-Shirt! These will be sent after 3 months of activity and we're hoping to make these extra special for our top level members. NOTE: This is not a recurring reward. You will receive this shirt once. 

Goals
$1,000 – reached! per month
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Button Shy is the little guy in a big world. A small board game publisher trying to make an impact on a fast paced industry with thousands of new games a year. Without being able to compete with low prices or large print runs, Button Shy is simply just doing things it’s own way.

Join our Board Game of the Month Club and you can receive the following:

First And Foremost, A Big Thank You - For helping us continue to release cool little games that otherwise may never see the light of day.

Cult Film Postcard Games - We're pairing 12 designers up with 12 artists and 12 cult films. Together the designer and artist will make a postcard sized game with an illustration inspired by the film. Expect to see all of your favorite films with designs by Ben Begeal, Rob Couch, Jonathan Gilmour, Nat Levan, Doug Levandowski, Joshua Mills, Bonnie Neubauer, Matthew O' Malley, Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, Jason Slingerland, Jason Tagmire and Jay Treat.

Extra Promos Or Microgames - We're making some new tiny games and adding onto our existing games. Each month, supporters at various reward levels will get a little extra something in their packages.

Print And Play Games - Early print and play versions of our upcoming games or games that we're playing around with.

Early episodes of the DIY Boardgames Podcast - Audio insight into the day to day operations of a small company.

Discounts On Our Monthly Kickstarter Wallet Games - Supporters here get discounts from 10% to 100% off.

The Board Game Road Trip - A design project where we build a game starting at Button Shy and take it from designer to designer to see where it ends up. 

A Member Card / T-Shirt - Everyone gets a card, but depending on your reward level, you might get a cool T-Shirt too! 

NOTE: International supporters - The USPS is not our friend. Shipping on the $5 level will cost $1 extra, the $10 level will cost $2 extra and the $20 level will cost $14 extra (as a tiny wallet game costs a whopping $14 to ship). For those of you who want to support the $20 level, but the shipping is too much. We can hold your packages and ship every 3 months to save you some shipping costs. At that rate, it would just be an extra $5 per month. Just send us a message and we'll work it out. 



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Rewards
Digital Only
$1 or more per month 44 patrons
Your support directly contributes to the overhead at the Button Shy HQ. You'd be surprised how hard it is to break even in this business. Every dollar helps keep the lights on, the prototypes sleeved, and the dry erase markers stocked.

$1 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $1 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

PNP Games
Supporters at all levels will receive PDFs of some upcoming and unreleased games before anyone else.

Membership Card
You will receive a digital member card. Print it and carry it everywhere!
Postcard & Promos
$5 or more per month 61 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

This is the start of the Board Game of the Month Club. We're starting with some postcard sized games, then we'll be expanding to some micros and then we'll see how big it gets. All support is appreciated and helps a very small publishing company do things that are a little outside the norm. So what do you get...?

Timestamp - Postcard Game Series 

A series of standalone time travel adventures for 2 players. Designed by Nat Levan, with additional designers taking on the expansions, this action selection game will take you throughout time and space. Each month, the story continues, and you can jump in anytime as each game is complete on its own. This is presented on a nice extra thick postcard, like the ones we used in 2017.     


Banned Books - Expandable 9 Card Game    

All subscribers will receive the 8 card base set of this Jason Tagmire solo card game where characters from famous banned books take it into their own hands and try to get their book off of the banned list. After you receive the base set, each month, you’ll get a new character card to change things up.     


Legends of Dsyx - Roll and Write Series    

Each month you will get a new single player roll and write game by Robin Gibson in the Legends of Dsyx series. One copy will be mailed to you with a link to print your own afterwards. The first is Tower of Mages, where you build a tower using a variety of shaped pieces, while adjusting the scoring value of each part.  


$2 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $2 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

PNP Games
Supporters at all levels will receive PNPs of most upcoming games before anyone else.

Membership Card
You will receive an exclusive Board Game of the Month member card. 

Postcard, Promos and Micro
$10 or more per month 111 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

You will receive the same as above. Timestamp, Banned Books, Legends of Dsyx, promos, PNPs and a membership card. Plus some other awesome stuff. Here we go:


Bonus Micro Game / Promo Pack
As a reward for your contribution, you will receive an additional micro game, promos, or game pack! We'll fill your envelope with extra special gaming goodness. This has previously been about 9 extra cards, with expansions to existing games, or all new games. Sometimes even a few different ones.

$5 Discount on Wallet Games
Supporters at this level will receive a $5 discount on a Wallet Game Kickstarter Pledge or Wallet Game purchase from ButtonShyGames.com.

Postcard, Promos, Micro & Wallet Game
$20 or more per month 86 patrons
(INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS, PLEASE SEE NOTES FOR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS)

Whaaaaaat!!? $20 a month!? I'm shocked you've even come this far. See above, you get all of that! You will receive Timestamp, Banned Books, Legends of Dsyx, the extra micro game / promos / game pack, promos, PNPs, a membership card, and your extra $10 is hugely appreciated and goes directly to our costs. So here's what else you get:

Free Wallet Game 

Supporters at this level will receive a FREE WALLET GAME from our inventory or from a current Kickstarter Campaign. We will offer the current featured game each month, but give you the option to choose any from our library. The featured games often include free expansion content if it exists!


Board Game of the Month Club T-Shirt
You will receive a Board Game of the Month Club T-Shirt! These will be sent after 3 months of activity and we're hoping to make these extra special for our top level members. NOTE: This is not a recurring reward. You will receive this shirt once.