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Terrible Lizards is a competitive card game where you can build your own dinosaur and duke it out. 2-4 mammals.
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The dinosaurs are the greatest tragedy the world has ever known. For millions of years, the reptilian titans ruled the earth, crushing any creature that dared cross their path. Fast forward to the present. The dinosaurs have suffered a terrible humiliation, all that remains of the noble lizards is a creature called a “chicken,” a ball of meat, with delicious legs and a tiny head. But no longer! The time for de-evolution has come! With your help, the dinosaurs can rise again, piece by piece.

Terrible Lizards is a competitive card game for 2-4 mammals, where you build your own custom dinosaur and battle to be the last lizard standing. You don't have to collect a ton of cards or buy packs to get rare cards here. All you need is the game and some friends to play with! Team up with your friends, or take them down! The base game comes with thirteen different dinosaurs to mix and match parts from, plus dozens of effects to shake things up every step of the way! A typical game only takes about twenty minutes, and rest assured, it'll be a wild ride!

You won't find another game like Terrible Lizards. Our building mechanic is unique, the game is fun for casual and hardcore gamers alike, and also, it involves dinosaurs. You can't go wrong with dinosaurs! Terrible Lizards is a quick, light game with a surprising amount of depth to it. Even after a year of playtesting, some of our veteran players are still finding new ways to use and combine cards. 

Plus, Terrible Lizards is finished, playable, and ready to go. All we need is the money to print it and ship it to your door.

The base game includes 122 super-sweet, very pretty cards, like the ones below, plus two dice and instructions on how to play, all tied up in a beautiful jute drawstring bag, complete with the Terrible Lizards logo. 

Not enough for you? No worries! There's also an expansion that will bring the total card count up to 138 cards! Plus free shipping if you're in the United States!

Each turn, you get to play 2 cards from your hand. Use effects cards to shift the balance, or parts cards to build your dinosaur. Every dinosaur has 2 stats, Attack and Weight. During battle, you combine the attack of your whole dinosaur to unleash your power! When you are being attacked, your weight is your only defense. The most massive dinosaurs can shrug off even the most powerful attacks! Throughout the game, you must choose between being a vicious predator, or an infallible tank! Once your turn comes to an end, replenish your hand and pick your target! There can be only one winner.

A more detailed set of rules can be found HERE. 

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First off, as you may already know, the word "dinosaur" comes from a Latin phrase meaning "terrible lizard." Second, and perhaps most importantly, look at combination plesiosaur/triceratops/therizinosaurus/T-Rex and tell us it isn't terrible. You can make it that much better/worse with the your-self-asaurus! Imagine your face, on a card! It's you, beating up dinosaurs! Dreams do come true!

Terrible Lizards was made by Keelan Falk and Colton Flick, two Native North Carolinians who met in middle school, way back in 2006. As a side note, wasn't 2006 a great year? I mean, it was no 2007, but still.

Anyway, eight years later while home from college, Keelan had a simple idea: a game where you could build your own dinosaur. The two of them set to work, and less than a year later, OddBox Games was formed, Preston Glover was hired to do art, and playtests were being run daily. Now, here we are, Terrible Lizards in hand. It's been a crazy year.

Risks and challenges

Terrible Lizards is actually a finished product, we have spent over a year creating and perfecting it. We don't need money for development, our money is going directly into production. We already have all of our modes of production lined up and ready to make Terrible Lizards a reality. Ideally, our Kickstarter ends on the 11th, successfully, and the money goes directly to the printer, and towards the packaging, and we are able to get the game to you within a month. It may involve bribing the postman, but that is a risk we are willing to take. Our biggest potential obstacle at this point is printing and shipping delays. We've already talked extensively with every company involved in production, and we're confident in our timeline. We'll do everything we can to make sure you get your game on time.

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    Is 13 dinosaurs not enough for you? Do you need even more cool effects? Then this is for you! At this level, you'll get a copy of the game, plus a sixteen card expansion including two new dinosaurs!

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    Have you ever looked at a T-Rex and thought "it's pretty, but I'm prettier?" If so, we've got just the thing. In addition to a copy of the game, a print and play, a Terrible Lizards shirt, and the expansion, we'll also make you a set of custom Your-Name-Here-asaurus dinosaur part cards, with your picture on them!

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    You look like the business type, the type that would own their own store, and the type that would want to sell a sweet dinosaur game in that store. You just have that kind of face. This pledge level gets you ten copies of the game for your shelves. Heads up, they will probably fly off.

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