Project image
)}
$156
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 7 2015 11:34 AM UTC +00:00
$156
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 7 2015 11:34 AM UTC +00:00

About

Alfi and Penny have lost control of their pet Monsters. Help them collect these Monsters-on-the-loose. In Game 1 of Find My Monsters, the player to round up the most Monsters wins, and in Game 2, the player with the most Points wins! 

2 Players

Game 1/Ages 3 and up - Game 2/Ages 6 and up

5 to 10 Minutes

Contents -

36 Cards

  • 8 "Green Background" Alfi Cards
  • 8 "Orange Background" Penny Cards
  • 8 "Green Background" Monster Cards
  • 8 "Orange Background" Monster Cards
  • 4 Rules Cards

    This game was created by the highly motivated and creative team of Anthony Natale, Elene Natale, and Dino Natale, collectively known as Nostalgic Big Kid Games. We feel that the two games inside this single box of cards can provide many hours of enjoyment for children, families, and of course, Big Kids. We put together this Kickstarter campaign because we need your help to bring this to life. Allow us to make this game a reality.

    (In this first game of Find My Monsters, the numbers on the cards will not be used.)  

    During your turn, you will turn two cards face up. If one card is a “Green Background” Alfi and the other is a “Green Background” Monster, take both cards and form a Point pile next to you. Your turn ends. The same thing applies if you turn an “Orange Background” Penny face up and an “Orange Background” Monster face up. If you turn two different colored background Monsters face up, you turn them back and end your turn. Now, if you turn two Monsters with the same colored background face up, you can turn them face down and end your turn. But you do have the opportunity to turn another card face up in the hopes that it is the matching Alfi or Penny. If it is, you take all three cards to your Point pile. But if it isn’t, you must turn all three cards face down and end your turn. The drawback, is that if you fail, you give your opponent a chance to see the position of multiple cards. (If you match a third or even a fourth Monster, it is possible to take multiple chances, but again, you reveal more and more cards.) The game continues until all the cards are taken, or no more cards can be taken. Each player then counts how many Monsters they have in their Point pile, and the higher number wins!

See Video below for more details and rules.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

(In this second game of Find My Monsters, the numbers on the cards will be used.)  

During your turn you will match a card in your hand with one that is face up next to the deck of cards. You will match a “Green Background” Alfi with a “Green Background” Monster, or an “Orange Background” Penny with an “Orange Background” Monster. Of course, they can also be the other way around – Monster to Penny/Monster to Alfi. (Only one match per turn, and you’re looking for the highest total that you can match.) What you ultimately want to do, is match the cards which add up to the highest collective value. These cards will be added to your Point pile, and then totaled at the end of the game. For example, if I had an “Orange Background” Penny in my hand, value 4, and there were two “Orange Background” Monsters face up with values 3 and 6, I would choose the “Orange Background” Monster with the value of 6 because the total of 10 would be the greater than the total of 7. Place the “Orange Background” Penny, value 4, down in front of you to show the other player, then gather both Penny (4) and the Monster (6) and put them in your Point pile. Every time a card is taken from the face up row, it is replaced with a card from the top of the deck (unless none are available). And also, any time that you cannot play a card, you draw back up to your starting hand size of 4 cards (or however many are available – if you still can’t play a card, you must pass your turn). When no more cards can be obtained from the play area, the game ends, and you add up the numbers on all the cards in your Point pile. The higher score wins!

See Video below for more details and rules.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

1 COPY OF FIND MY MONSTERS   

Includes: 32 Game Cards, 4 Rules Cards, and Full Art Tuck Box

(Shipping Included)

1 FIND MY MONSTERS SPECIAL EDITION PLAY MAT

(Shipping Included)

1 COPY OF FIND MY MONSTERS AND A SPECIAL EDITION PLAY MAT  

(Shipping Included)

Each and every Reward also comes with a full color Print and Play. 

(Print and Play is a version of Find My Monsters where all you have to do is print out the pages and cut out the cards.)

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 STAY TUNED... 

Find My Monsters was an idea that came to me after two long weeks of developing a completely different card game. I had been totally burnt out from long days and many hours, but my creative juices were still flowing. I thought to myself that I should try to come up with something that would be easy to play and could be for gamers and non-gamers alike. My mind immediately went to the card games that I used to play with my parents as a child. Simple games. Games to pass the time. Games to play on holidays. Something to take on trips, and something to play on those rainy or snowy days. I worked on Find My Monsters for a couple of weeks and thought I had something, but wasn’t a hundred percent satisfied. I put it away for a while, maybe a month or so, when it hit me that I needed to work out the kinks and get working on the game again. After completely deconstructing and then reconstructing the gameplay, I came up with two games. I felt great about how both games played, and I was excited that I could pack multiple uses out of one deck of cards. The result is what you see here. Thank you for your support! 

-Anthony

*Note - We've adjusted some of the final artwork by increasing the size of the numbers on the cards, and changing the font to make the numbers easier to read.

"A great game for parents of young children, but doesn't have to be played only with children." - Daniel, Baby on Board Games

http://babyonboardgames.com/find-my-monsters/

“Find My Monsters does something a lot of other matching games don’t, include point values on the cards themselves.  I like the fact that you can switch out between either game on a whim, giving your youngster a pure “memory game” experience or something of a “matching/simple arithmetic” mix.  This game is obviously aimed at parents who have younger kids, though I could see this game being used in a classroom as it flexes a number of different cognitive skills.  As such, parents and teachers both would do well to check this project out." - Vince, Dad's Gaming Addiction

http://www.dadsgamingaddiction.com/find-my-monsters-preview/

"Without a doubt, Find My Monsters is a good way to launch your children into gaming. There are some obvious educational tools at work here, including addition and memorization. But perhaps just as importantly, it’s a way to gets your kids playing games" - Andrew, Board Game Quest

http://www.boardgamequest.com/find-my-monsters-preview/

"I think Find My Monsters will make a great addition to any household with children. It is fun and engaging and the art is just too cute to pass up." - Richard, Board Game Authority

http://www.boardgameauthority.com/find-my-monsters-game-kickstarter-review/

For more information - www.nostalgicbigkidgames.com

Royalty free music - www.bensound.com

Risks and challenges

We want to keep this as simple as possible. Our goal is to provide a good quality product with the quickest turnaround time. Find My Monsters has the benefit of being a small card game. This will greatly reduce the amount of time required by the manufacturer to produce a proof copy, and mitigate the chance for issues--in other words, Find My Monsters will be able to begin production very soon after the close of the campaign. We don’t want any one of you to have to wait a year for this. If you help back this project, we want to have you playing Finding My Monsters as soon as possible.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    We really appreciate your support! You will receive a full color Print and Play PDF of Find My Monsters.

    Find My Monsters Print and Play will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Receive 1 copy of Find My Monsters and a full color Print and Play PDF.

    Add $13 for each additional copy of the game.
    Find My Monsters Print and Play will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Receive 1 Find My Monsters Special Edition Play Mat and a full color Print and Play PDF.

    Add $25 for each additional Play Mat.
    Find My Monsters Print and Play will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    Receive 1 copy of Find My Monsters, a Special Edition Find My Monsters Play Mat, and a full color Print and Play PDF.

    Add $35 for each additional copy of the Find My Monsters game/Play Mat combo.
    Find My Monsters Print and Play will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)