Bravio Games Trying Save Old West Saloon Game from Obscurity

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Bravio Games, a new business venture began by 123stickers.com founder Ken Seaney, is pleased to announce that their first game, Faro - a saloon game from the 1800’s - will be entirely funded by individual backers through Kickstarter, a “crowdfunding” resource.

“By using Kickstarter we can gauge interest in the game and reward backers that believe in the project at the same time. We would love to bring this historic game to a new generation of card players and keep Faro from fading away”.

Bravio Games has announced the launch of a new version of the card game Faro, a game that was once more popular than poker in the 1800’s but is largely forgotten now. The final design, manufacturing, and packaging of the game will rely solely on individual backers instead of a single funding source.

Using the “crowdfunding” website Kickstarter the project lists backer rewards at different levels of participation that include first-run and deluxe versions of what would be the retail version of the game. Backers can pledge amount from $5 to $250 to participate, and no money changes hands unless the financial goal is met.

Ken Seaney of Bravio Games explains, “By using Kickstarter we can gauge interest in the game and reward backers that believe in the project at the same time. We would love to bring this historic game to a new generation of card players and keep Faro from fading away.”

John Henry “Doc” Holliday and Wyatt Earp both won and lost fortunes playing the game in the Old West, and ran Faro tables in Tombstone, Arizona. The playing table was a wooden board with cards pasted on the felt, and some Faro tables could be folded for travel.

The proposed Bravio Games version of the once-popular Faro will consist of a roll-up Faro table, 1800’s reproduction playing cards, playing tokens, and instructions that will fit in a convenient tube for storage and transport.

Bravio Games is posting the project in hopes that their funding goal is met by November 15th, in time for manufacturing and delivery of the first hundred game sets in time for Christmas.

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