Bats Outta Hell (Lets Try this Again) (Canceled)
A hilarious party game that will test your sense of humor, courage, and friendships to the limit!
(We're Back! And this time, our backers get the free version IMMEDIATELY when they donate, before anyone else gets access to it!)
Now, if you’re anything like us and you like to push your sense of humor into the most morally questionable corners of your imagination, you can find solace in knowing you aren’t alone when playing our game. With your help, we can publish our creation, and get this game into as many house party tables as possible, to be played by people with minds that dabble in the gray areas of morality to see what kind of sick dares, secrets, and actions all of you are capable of. Can one gain redemption from eternal damnation through your deplorable mind, or will you burn forever in the fiery pit?
Bats Outta Hell is a tabletop party game loaded with raunchy humor, truth-or-dare elements, as well as both board and card game play. The premise is simple; use fill-in-the-blank card game play to win Cloud Cards; The number on the Cloud Card determines how many spaces you move on the board. Some spaces have escalators, others have pipes. If you land on an escalator you skip ahead and must answer a "Divine Truth" question; alternately, if you land on a space with a pipe, you move backwards and have to complete a dare on a "Satan Dares You" pog. First player to The Gates of Heaven escapes Hell and wins the game.
An actual turn works as follows: The Divine Judge draws a Cloud Card. All other players confess their sins by handing in a number of Fame Cards equal to the blanks on the Cloud Card (the more blanks, the higher the number of spaces the winner of the round gets to move) to the Divine Judge. The winner of the card round moves the amount of spaces in the bottom corner of the Cloud Card. All other players move one space per turn. If anyone lands on the bottom of an escalator, they skip ahead on the board, but must read the Divine Truth pog out loud, then answer the question or use a pass. Likewise, if any of the players land on pipes, they go to the end of the pipe as indicated by the arrows on the pipe, read aloud the Satan Dares You pog, and do it or pass. After three free passes for each type of pog, a penalty must be suffered each additional pass. The default penalties are eating a spoonfull of yellow mustard (For passing on dares), and going to the nearest pipe, and completing the dare at the end of it (For passing on truth questions.) There are a list of alternate penalties on the rules sheet, but you're more than welcome to create your own house penalties. Once the game is in production, we'll actually have a suggestion box where fans of the game can send us their variations on rules and penalties, which we might include in later editions of the game as well as expansion packs.
The game will be available for free download under a creative common license, as well as in a professionally printed version for purchase. The bulk of our goal will be towards an initial production run of 3,000 units, so that we can keep the price of each unit low both on our end and the consumer end. We've settled on Print Ninja as they're the only printing company that not only responded to our request, but every subsequent question in a prompt, timely manner. Their cost of printing and shipping that amount of units is $45,624.46. We'll be selling the game directly through our website and possibly on Amazon, for $40.99 per game. You're awesome already, and so is our game, so support us and become even MORE awesome! For being awesome enough to back us, you get the base model (Higher pledge levels come with custom cards and/or pogs, and will be unique, Kickstarter-Exclusive sets) of the game for the Kickstarter-exclusive price of $20. Here's what we've got cooked up for the professionally printed version:
A 20x20" game board
103 Cloud Cards
460 Flame Cards
60 Dare Pogs
60 Truth Pogs
10 player pieces
1 rules sheet, complete with alternative rules including a drinking game version, Apocalypse Mode, Chickenshit Mode, and more!
A nice box to keep it all safe from whatever demons haunt you.
(The free version has all the same stuff, except the box. And you'll have to print and cut it yourself.)
$56,200-Better Art. (We’ve been in talks with artists. We had planned to wait until we’d been selling a while then save up to release a 2nd/deluxe edition with better art, but due to feedback, we’re trying to get better art for our initial release…but it’s dependant on your awesome generosity.)
$60,000-Card Expansion pack 1 (Political Circus Pack). We’ll release our first card expansion pack to our backers first, and be able to release it to the public months earlier than we’d originally intended. 10 new cloud cards, and 30 new flame cards featuring political figures relevant to the current U.S. election as well as from other countries and periods in history.
It turns out the cost of starting a business, even a simple online one, isn't exactly low. The other part of the funding will be to officially make our company legal, as well as cover all other start-up costs. Such costs include the U.S. Patent Office copyright registration fee of $1,800, the Legal Zoom costs of registering our company which start at $148 for the LLC license, and website hosting fees. The dates on the rewards for the professionally printed copies of the game are set to December because there's a 2-3 week production and shipping period with Print Ninja and Kickstarter has a 14 day "window" if funding is reached after the goal date before we get the money. We really appreciate your patience. The cost of making sure you guys get your rewards is also figured into the goal amount, along with the fees Kickstarter takes.
Risks and challenges
The only risks or challenges we foresee are delays in production and shipping, which we can't do too much about. The only solution would be to try and cover expedited shipping once we receive the units.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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