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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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