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A fast-paced, easy & exciting card game--the dinosaurs turn the tables on bumbling Victorian hunters, putting the hunters on the menu.
A fast-paced, easy & exciting card game--the dinosaurs turn the tables on bumbling Victorian hunters, putting the hunters on the menu.
73 backers pledged $4,165 to help bring this project to life.
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Lost World Lunch - Dinosaur Card Game

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I have a niece who loves dinosaurs. Not just loves them, but LOVES them! For Halloween she was a dinosaur. She has more dinosaurs in her toybox than most people have underwear in their dressers. When I was looking for games that she could eventually play, most of the dinosaur games I found involved hunting the dinos or were more graphic and geared toward older players. I wanted a game where the dinosaurs were the heroes, any implied violence was cartoony, and a 7-year-old could happily play.

Lost World Lunch is a quick-play card game for 2-6 players. Each player takes on the role of a Dinosaur (the initial deck has three carnivores and three herbivores). Your goal as the Dinosaur is to get as many Victory Points as possible by Biting, Clawing, Stomping, and Smashing the pesky, trophy-seeking Victorian Hunters as they sip their tea and eat their lunch.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

A game takes about 15-20 minutes to play. Each player is dealt three Hunters that they are racing against their opponents to complete. You complete a Hunter by matching (in order) all of the symbols on the Hunter's card with your Attack cards, while trying to use the best Victory Point card on each Hunter.

3 of the 4 Attack Cards on a Hunter
3 of the 4 Attack Cards on a Hunter

Each Hunter is also looking to catch a specific Dinosaur (that upper left hand corner image of the Dinosaur on Sergei's card). If a player completes a Hunter that was looking to catch them, they earn double points.

But watch out! There are special cards that allow your opponent to steal your Attack Cards or even swap your Hunter with theirs (getting all the associated Victory Points as well)!

Three Special Cards
Three Special Cards

Team Play and Simple Play (for young kids) As there are three Carnivores and three Herbivores in the deck, players can split into two teams and compete together, rather than playing a free-for-all. Also, if you ignore the VP and specials, you can use the game as a simple color/symbol matching game with younger children--work them up to Victory Points after they learn math skills and finally teach them the Special Rules when they have mastered Victory Points.

Shipping
This is a special challenge for us. This is not a large Kickstarter and we don't have distribution points around the world. So, shipping is expensive (even at the lowest possible rate) and because there is no room to eat the shipping cost on a game that sells for $15, we can't offer free shipping. We are shaving a couple of dollars off shipping whenever possible.

Shipping Rates:
US: $6 for game only; $10 for game with t-shirt and/or add-ons
International: $20 for game only; $25 for game with t-shirt and/or add-ons
Australia: We have a reliable point person in Australia willing to ship within the country, so the base $15 game can be shipped for $11, instead of $20. We will ship all Australia orders in bulk and the point person will ship the games from there in padded envelopes.

However, we have one pledge level (Pangaea) where International customers can reduce their rate if they buy multiple decks at once. This requires the backer to coordinate with others in their country and arrange shipping locally. If you know a store that would act as the way point, check with them about handling that part of it. Unfortunately, that is the best we can offer, regarding International shipping.

You can see samples of most of the cards above, and below is a view of our World Tour T-shirt  (color may vary slightly.) Sizes from small to 3XL are available. You will be asked for your shirt size when pledging your support.

World Tour T-Shirt
World Tour T-Shirt

 

Stretch Goal $5,000
Stretch Goal $5,000

If we hit our first goal, we'll add Ungga Bungga to your set. Ungga Bungga is like a Hunter, but shuffled into the Attack deck. Play Ungga Bungga on your opponent and he sucks up Victory Point cards, but does not grant any Victory Points. You want to get rid of him before the game ends.

 

Special Card - Ungga Bungga
Special Card - Ungga Bungga

 

Stretch Goal - $6500 To Be Announced
Stretch Goal - $6500 To Be Announced

Lost World Lunch is Rattrap Productions' first foray into card games. We have been producing hybrid miniature/RPG games for over 10 years.  We are also the co-owners with Brigade Games of the Sinister Laboratories series of miniature games (which includes all the titles formerly owned by Iron Ivan).

Please post any questions you may have. We're happy to answer all we can.

A Girl and her T-Rex
A Girl and her T-Rex

 

Risks and challenges

All the artwork, other than backer-requested artwork, is completed, so there will be no delay in getting the files sent to print.

As with any project that requires printing, there could be any number of delays from the printer. However, we are using a printer based in the US whom we have worked with many times in the past and anticipate a smooth printing process.

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    Compsognathus

    As the smallest of the carnivores, you want to see the game succeed but just can't take down the big prey.

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    Eoraptor

    So you want to help Rattrap grow but card games aren't your thing. You've been following us because of our first launches, miniature games. Here's your chance to help out. At this level you can get your choice of PDF of any of our Rattrap Productions titles (.45 Adventure, Fantastic Worlds, Broadsword Adventures, etc.) Show your support and score an inexpensive PDF title.

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    Velociraptor

    You will receive a Print and Play PDF version of the Lost World Lunch Card game. This will include all the cards in the main set.

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    Deinonychus - Early Evolution

    You will get our 89-card game shipped to you in March! We will rush order a limited quantity and they will be shipped out immediately upon their arrival. Enough cards for 2-6 players to enjoy stomping on those pesky Victorian Hunters. Backers at this level will receive all stretch goals.

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    Deinonychus

    You will get our 89-card game. Enough cards for 2-6 players to enjoy stomping on those pesky Victorian Hunters. Backers at this level will receive all stretch goals.

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    Pteranodon

    You not only get our 89-card game, but a Lost World Lunch World tour t-shirt. "I Bite" on the front and our epoch timeline on the back. Backers at this level will receive all stretch goals.

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    Allosaurus

    You get our 89-card game, a Lost World Lunch World tour t-shirt, and an additional pair of Lost World denizens and an alternate set of hunters to use with them. Backers at this level will receive all stretch goals.

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    Tyrannosaurus Rex

    You get our 89-card game, a Lost World Lunch World tour t-shirt, an additional pair of Lost World denizens, an alternate set of hunters to use with them and your choice of dinosaur to be included in the set. One of our artists will create a dinosaur of your choice to be included in the set. Backers at this level will receive all stretch goals.

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    Pangaea

    Because shipping costs are outside of our control, this level is designed for those not residing in the US who can coordinate getting 20 or more people to order. You will get 20 sets of our 89-card game. Each set is enough cards for 2-6 players to enjoy stomping on those pesky Victorian Hunters. Shipping is set at $100 international (or $5 per deck if you have 20 people involved). Backers at this level will receive one set of all stretch goals for each card set (20 sets of Stretch goals).

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    The Whole Epoch

    You get our 89-card game, a Lost World Lunch World tour t-shirt, an additional pair of Lost World denizens, an alternate set of hunters to use with them and your choice of dinosaur to be included in the set. One of our artists will create a dinosaur of your choice to be included in the set.

    AND, one of our artists will create an image of you as a Hunter in the card style of the game art. You will need to supply an image and you will not get an exact likeness (hair color, skin color, and eye color will match and the artist will attempt to match any distinctive features of your face), but you can pick the style garb you would like the character to wear and the character's name.

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