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Tentacle Bento is a fast playing, cheeky, anime themed party game for three or more players.

What is Tentacle Bento?

Tentacle Bento is a cheeky, fast playing trick taking card game for 2 to 4 players.  Each game puts you in the enviable position of being a horrid, tentacle flailing, slime oozing monster from outer space.  Cleverly disguised (of course) as an adorable, and newly enrolled student at Takoashi University, an all-girls school nestled in scenic Japan. 

Tentacle Bento represents Soda Pop Miniatures first foray into anime themed card games, and we need your help.  We are looking for support in getting this product into production, and would be grateful for your sponsorship of this effort.  And now that we are totally funded!  We can start the madness!

First: A note to our sponsors. Tentacle Bento is a mature themed product not intended for sale to children under the age of 17.  In the long history of horrible combinations of tentacles and school girls, we have taken a cheeky satire look at the genre to create a silly, if not innuendo rich, product.  We are firmly against the depiction of violence against women in any regards.

FIRST STRETCH GOAL!  ACHIEVED!!!

SECOND STRETCH GOAL! ACHIEVED!!!

THIRD STRETCH GOAL! "Why So Serious" edition

AlaCarte' Menu (Growing)

+$5 ADD ONE SET OF PROMO CARDS

+$10 ADD ONE CANDY & COLA COLLECTIBLE MINIATURE

+$10 ADD ONE MARIE-CLAUDE MINIATURE

+$20 ADD ONE T-SHIRT

+$20 ADD ONE EXTRA TENTACLE BENTO GAME

+$50 ADD ONE DAKIMAKURA (Huggy Pillow) 

+$60 PRO PAINTING SERVICE from Worthy Painting!  (1) Miniature *est delivery in September (includes added shipping) 

What’s in the Box?

Each box of Tentacle Bento is planned with 108 game cards, each richly illustrated, a mountain of unique artwork depicting the characters, locations, and sneaky traps laid by the offending aliens. 

Artwork

Soda Pop Miniatures has been meticulous about finding a partner that could help us achieve the anime style we were going for.  Emulating the dating-sim style of anime art, we found great partners with Groundbreaker Studios. They have been instrumental in helping us envision the students and our university. 

We will be previewing more artwork as it becomes available.

Gameplay

Tentacle Bento is easy to learn, and fast to play.  As a classic card matching game, players form actions from their hands, combining girls, locations, and snatches.  Some combinations will generate special game effects, in-game events shake up play, and character cards will create mayhem when played on your opponents. 

Girls, Locations, and Snatches are broken down into essence types or "suits", representing the particular girlish essence the aliens are after, and the locations and traps best suited to catch their quarry.  Each of these essence types typifies one of the Pillars of Takoashi University doctrine.

The smart essence type typifies the Takoashi pillar of scholarly exploration.  Well-read and inquisitive in nature, smart girls are tenacious and are ever on the edge of discovering the true identities of the alien interlopers.

Girl's imbued with the sexy essence come from all walks of life, and in a way reflect the Takoashi pillar of confidence, which seems to come easy to this part of the student body. These girls know what they want, and they know how to get it.

Takoashi girls are not only cute, they are HARDCORE cute!  Representing the pillar of congeniality, cute girls, though frequently lost in their own pursuits are dedicated to their studies, wide-eyed and innocent to the nature of the universe. 

The university sports program is one of the best in Japan.  Rigorous training, and a hall full of trophies can attest to the victories of their elite athletes. But, no matter how mouth watering the thought, these girls are in peak physical condition, and quite capable of holding their own.  

WHAT WE NEED THE FUNDS FOR

The realities of running a games business in this industry only allows a certain amount of bandwidth for creating new projects while fully supporting existing lines.  Your support for Tentacle Bento is allowing us to enrich the product we are offering, create more supporting material, and start the development of new games and expansions.

ABOUT US

Soda Pop Miniatures started life in 2009 as a small manufacturer of collectible miniatures for hobbyists.  We are still 3 humble guys, friends from college, trying to build a sugar coated empire out of really fun and original properties. We launched our first board game Super Dungeon Explore in 2011 with a lot of  great response, and we will breathing some life into one of our miniatures projects this summer with the launch of Relic Knights: Darkspace Calamity.  But our foray into games design is deeply hindered by our limited resources, and we are hoping that we can rally our community around our mad ideas and concepts enough to bring them to life.  

Visit our growing and vibrant community on Facebook, and on our website.  We will be also having a conversation there about these and upcoming games.  

If you have any questions about your sponsorship, or our game, please contact us at info@sodapopminiatures.com 

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    LITTLE SQUIRMER: Get your tentacles on an early copy of Tentacle Bento. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    GRABBY HANDS: Early copy of the game, + exclusive promo card set! Get your tentacles on your own copy of Tentacle Bento, plus a set of exclusive promotional game cards to spice up your games of Tentacle Bento. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    SCHOOL SPIRIT BUNDLE: Early copy of the game, AND Takoashi University T-shirt. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    FAN-SERVICE PACK: Early copy of the game, and Takoashi University T-shirt, AND exclusive Tentacle Bento art print. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    MARIE-CLAUDE BOURBONNAIS FAN PACK: Evil tentacle monsters rejoice! Marie-Claude Bourbonnais makes a few cameo appearances in our game as our wicked sporty alien. This fan pack includes an early copy of the game, limited art print, exclusive digital wallpaper, AND a special limited print from our photo-shoot with world-famous glamour model Marie-Claude Bourbonnais. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    SLUMBER PARTY PACK: Get a gift box with nummy Japanese snacks, Takoashi T-shirt, an advance copy of the game, AND ... a Tentacle Bento dakimakura (huggy-pillow) featuring unique front/back artwork featuring one of the all-stars of Takoashi university! Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    SCIENCE CLUB: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as one of the cerebral elite!... and YOU pick the activity! Video Games? Chemistry? Black Magic? Included with this is the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    SPORTS ENTHUSIAST: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as a sporty girl/ team member of one of Takoashi's prize winning competitive sports... and YOU pick the sport! Judo? Archery? Swimming? Included with this is the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    HEADMASTERS STAFF: Get yourself or your significant other drawn as an anime character as a member of the Takoashi University Faculty for the promo pack. Included with this pledge is the promo card set, as well as boosts and stretch rewards to date. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    EXCHANGE STUDENT: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as a exchange student new to Takoashi. Help us design your character using your school's/college colors and mascot (at least as close as legally possible to include) ! Included with this is the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    HEAD OF THE CLASS: Smart All-Stars: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as an All-Star student at Takoashi University, and included with the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    TEAM CAPTAIN: Sporty All-Stars: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as an All-Star student at Takoashi University, and included with the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    CUDDLY COED PACK: Cute All-Star: Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as an All-Star student at Takoashi University, and included with the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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    HOT TO TROT PACK: Sexy All-Star Get yourself or your wife/ girlfriend drawn as an All-Star student at Takoashi University, and included with the promo card set. This pack includes (1) promo card pack, (1) uncut press sheet signed by the designers, and (1) Takoashi T-shirt in mens/womens size of your choice.. Add $10 for international shipments. (Outside the US)

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