Pants! is a super fun family card game for 2-5 players. Easy to learn, create your own winning strategy!
We've created Pants!, a crazy family card game of trouser-collecting and wardrobe-stealing fun. Build your wardrobe of classy pants, sporty pants, adventure pants, or casual pants before your opponents do. But hold tight to your trousers because they can get stolen right from under your nose! The colorful cards feature the retro-funky illustrations of award-winning artist Sparky Firepants.
See the FAQ below for game play and more game details.
We got hooked on Pants! right away and we think you will, too. It's great for humans ages 4 and up. We're pretty sure it's great for small mammals, too. We just haven't tested that yet.
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We're seeking funding to manufacture 2,500 copies of the game. We’ve found a printer in the U.S. who can produce the cards and packaging for $6,500. The rest of the funding will go toward prepping the card designs for manufacture and shipping costs. If we get extra funding, we'll be taking it to the NYC and Chicago Toy Fairs, to put it right in front of retailers worldwide. Pants! to the world!
Our ultimate goals are to give people a super fun game to play and make a ginoromous splash at the Toy Fairs with a superbly designed, professional product.
Every Backer who contributes at the $10 level or above gets a copy of the game (a low-priced offer for Kickstarter backers only). Not to mention getting a copy before they hit the stores.
The illustration-print rewards are also at super low, Kickstarter-only prices. Our goal is to fund the game, so we're offering you Sparky Firepants premium illustration services (custom portrait, anyone?) at ridiculously low rates. You can see the four images available in the $75 and above categories right here.
Thank you so much for your support, at whatever level you invest. It means a lot to us and we hope you share our excitement at bringing this super fun game into reality!
We'll ship the game free to any U.S. address. For international shipping:
Canada: Please add $10 to your pledge
All other countries: Please add $15 to your pledge
Here are a few of the retro-funky card designs you'll get in the game:
That's a smaller, much cheaper prototype we had made for testing. The card designs will stay the same, but we'll need to reformat them a bit for the manufacturer.
They are hosted on the Sparky Firepants web site right here.
Kickstarter Backers get see the final art before anyone else in the world. You are special! Once the cards are formatted for the printer, we'll set them all up on a secret page so you can choose.
The game is intended for ages 4 and up. It works great with 2–5 players.
You will make Sparky Firepants cry giant crocodile tears. Actually, it's cool. Just specify that you want unsigned prints and we'll happily comply.
The cards consist of different wardrobe categories: Classy, Sporty, Casual, Adventure. There are four unique types of pants in each wardrobe category. For example, Classy Pants consists of stripey dress pants, tuxedo pants, a gown, and a kilt.The object is to collect two full sets of pants from two different categories. The first player to do that wins. There are wild cards you can play to thwart your opponents' pants collection: Suspenders and gift card. Just when you're ready to lay down your winning set of pants, another player can steal your set or make you put it back. Ouch.
There's also an underwear wild card you can use with three pairs of pants in a category to make a complete set. Wee!
Game play goes like this: Each player is dealt five cards. In a turn of play, you can:
• Lay down a complete set of pants
• Discard pants cards you don't need
• Pick from the discard pile to get cards you need
That's it, in a nutshell. We have our own little strategies we use, and sometimes we come up with new "house" rules. Sometimes we'll increase the number of sets you need to win to three if we have fewer players.
We can't wait to get the game out there and hear from people about their own "house rules!"
Zero. Zip. Nada. Just my iPhone, Macbook, and time. :)
There are 54 cards to a deck. They'll be about the size of a regular deck of playing cards: 3.5" x 2.5," round corners, with Aqueous coating (which means they won't fall apart if you spill Kool-Aid on them).
We'll ship the game anywhere in the U.S. for free (that includes military people overseas at their APO address). To Canada, please add $10 to your pledge. Everywhere else, please add $15. If you are on the International Space Station, we will... get back to you on that.
It's a pretty standard tuck box, like a deck of cards. It will have a super cool Pants! design on it.
You bet. At any level above $10, if you decide you want another set of the game instead of a print or t-shirt, you'll be able to let us know before we ship anything. No worries.
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You wouldn't believe how many. Thankfully, the card manufacturer we chose knows all about that stuff. They are amazingly helpful at making sure we do it right.
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Sep 7, 2011 - Oct 7, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
You get a personalized digital thank you cartoon postcard from Sparky Firepants, sent via email.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $10 or more
A signed copy of Pants! the card game + the digital thank you postcardEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $20 or more
TWO signed copies of Pants! the card game + the digital thank you postcardEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $35 or more
Everything in the $1–$10 categories + 1 signed 8” x10” print of artwork from the game (your choice of card for the print)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $75 or more
Option 1 – Everything in the $1–$35 categories + 1 signed 8” x10” print of Sparky Firepants artwork (you choose from four existing images) + get publicly thanked on the Sparky Firepants blog (optional, remain anonymous if you wish).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $75 or more
Option 2 – Everything in the $1–$35 categories + 1 limited edition Pants! t-shirt + get publicly thanked on the Sparky Firepants blog (optional, remain anonymous if you wish).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
Everything in the $1–$75 categories (choose option) + choose any one-of-a-kind skate deck from http://skateandshirt.com.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $150 or more
Everything in the $1–$75 categories (choose option) + choose between one additional limited edition Pants! t-shirt OR two additional signed 5” x7” prints of Sparky Firepants artwork + get your name on the credits card in the game!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $225 or more
Everything in the $1–$150 categories + get a custom Sparky Firepants illustrated portrait of you (or a friend) in any setting you wish. Picture yourself as a steampunk crime-fighting character or on safari in 1920s Africa – in the retro-funky Sparky Firepants style, of course! These will be provided to you both digitally and in a signed 8” x10” print.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
Everything in the $1–$150 categories + get a custom Sparky Firepants illustrated portrait of your whole family (or a friend's family) in any setting you wish. These will be provided to you both digitally and in a signed 8” x10” print.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $950 or more
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Everything in the $1–$500 categories + PUT YOURSELF IN THE GAME! Yep. I’ve put three cards aside to add as wild cards and you can be on one of them. Send me a photo and I’ll create a character using your first name and Pants-itized likeness. I’ll also send you a signed 8” x 10” print of your card.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011