About this project
UPDATE: This 200 card deluxe set and the expansions are only going to be available from this Kickstarter campaign. If this game becomes available to stores, it will be a 140 card version without the player mats/EZ star tracker cards. And no expansions will be available in stores. Now is the time. The time is now.
Don't be fooled by imitations. This is THE Battle of the Bands card game. We did it first, we do it best.
Battle of the Bands is, an all ages, fun, "screw you" type card/dice game for 2-6 players. (with expansions, up to 12 players!) Start your band and destroy your opponents onstage! (And win, if you need to do that sort of thing.)
All of the 7 mini expansions we attain will be added to the Basic Set, making it possible for it to be 200 cards in the box. (42 cards in the mini expansions, we'll add 18 to make it an even 60 to the basic set of 140!) A DELUXE BASIC SET! (MSRP $39.95) And along the way we'll have up to 10 unique Kickstarter funder cards added to your box.
It's a card/dice game (Very soda and pretzels.) where everyone starts their own rock band. Players recruit BAND MEMBERS and INSTRUMENTS. They attempt to give them REPUTATIONS.
Players play CONTRACTS, HIT SINGLES (win points) that might help them during GIGS, (win points) where they attempt to screw up the opposing bands with MONKEY WRENCHES.
The MUSIC BIZ will either make or break you when you are not touring, WEBSITES give a little extra when you have hit singles and the audience DIE ROLL has the last say in pushing you over the top! ( Very simple mechanics with lots of strategy in the card play.)
Also included are EZ Star Tracker cards that allow each player to know instantly where their opponent's Superstar point totals are in relation to winning the game!
For a basic idea of how the game is played, click the link below and get the demo version!
I am the game designer and artist on this game. It has been a labor of love, ink and sweat. If you ever wanted to be in a band, you will love this game. This was my first game and will always be my favorite. (I have made other games, FYI.)
Here's what some folks have said about Battle of the Bands...
This game is supposed to be personal, when you play, it's YOUR band! Creative role playing always makes any game more fun, especially this game!
When someone steals your MOM from your band into their band, it's YOUR MOM! (And that reputation of ANDROGYNY they put on her... NOT COOL! ) When your opponent feels it's a good thing to expose you on TV, making your reputation NEGATIVE, you need to feel it. Role play it. It's a FUNNY game!!!
This game has been produced twice, the first time in 2000, the ENCORE edition, in 2002, where the basic set AND the expansion BACKSTAGE PASS were nominated for best traditional card game and expansion by ORIGINS! Now we've remastered it, this version is the best yet!
The deck is split into 2 decks now: The RESOURCES (red) deck are the red cards that pertain to your band-BAND MEMBERS, INSTRUMENTS, WEBSITES and REPUTATIONS. You need stuff for your band? Draw from this deck.
The EVENTS (blue) deck are all the other cards, MUSIC BIZ, HIT SINGLES, CONTRACTS, GIGS and MONKEY WRENCHES. You want ammo for the tour, you draw from this deck.
SEX, DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL, BACKSTAGE PASS, FRONT ROW CENTER and WANT ADS, all 50 card full expansions, will be available during the campaign at reduced prices. They will list at $14.95 in stores, you will be able to get them for $10. (If we can get enough people interested in supporting this gig!) So spread the word, or get some as holiday gifts!! (We ship in December!) Probably November, if all goes well.
IF YOU ARE A RETAILER, YOU WILL GET ANY EXPANSIONS WE ATTAIN, FREE. BASED UPON YOUR FUNDING LEVEL, YOU WILL GET MULTIPLE SETS OF EACH EXPANSION. EX: 10 BASIC SET LEVEL= 10 S,D&R&R EXPANSIONS.
All 4 full 50 card expansions are available! SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL, BACKSTAGE PASS, FRONT ROW CENTER and WANT ADS! Just add $10 to your rewards for each set you want to include to your game. If you choose to buy all 4 sets, you will receive an additional 16 Kickstarter exclusive cards, TBD!
To order any options, You go to the manage your pledge button. You then add the amount to your starting pledge and after the campaign, the backer survey will ask you which options you ordered.
Also, for all of our $30+ funders, they will receive up to 10 special cards that will only be available to funders! (You are special and you deserve to be treated as such.) And if we get at least 50 stores to support us, I will not sell Battle of the Bands online via me or Amazon until 2018! (If we get 50 stores to support us at the SUPER BRICK and MORTAR LEVEL, we will essentially have funded this puppy to the max, so if you have a local store who sells games, point them here...) So you can only get them from brick and mortar stores in 2017!) Here's one of the ten special cards to look at...
And finally, because we LOVE Bowie, one of the mini sets is a Ziggy Stardust set that pertains to his legacy as the spider from Mars. (He's almost as popular as Mr. Cuddles!)
So, welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, come inside... come inside!
Risks and challenges
I have done this before. I know what it takes to produce my games. ALL of my manufacturing is local to me, here in the USA. My printer, box maker, my fulfillment are all overseen by me. The artist did the work for free (It's ME, you silly!!) I am 145% in control over everything and this means more to me than it ever will to you, so with that in mind, you will get everything done RIGHT and ON TIME. (International orders might be a little late, but that's because I'm not flying the plane.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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