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The epic Push-Your-Luck card game is back! And this time you get to choose which edition you want! Anime style? Or cutsie fantasy!
The epic Push-Your-Luck card game is back! And this time you get to choose which edition you want! Anime style? Or cutsie fantasy!
The epic Push-Your-Luck card game is back! And this time you get to choose which edition you want! Anime style? Or cutsie fantasy!
256 backers pledged AU$ 10,391 to help bring this project to life.

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Queen of the Hill & Little Monsters

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Important Note: There are two versions of the game - Queen of the Hill and Little Monsters. You are free to choose which version you want, based on which theme and art style you prefer. Both games play exactly the same, and are completely compatible with each other!

Choose your side...
Choose your side...

Queen of the Hill/ Little Monsters is a light game of cards specially designed to tap on the excitement of 'risk-taking elements' from press-your-luck mechanisms. Players take turns drawing as many cards as they want from the deck, scoring a range of 1-5 card points for each card drawn. There is no limit to the amount of times a player can draw cards, but as soon as he draws a Dark One/ Monster Parent, he loses all his card points and is forced to end the turn.

But wait, it is not as easy as it sounds. First of all, cards drawn are secretive and only known to the player drawing them. Players can guess at the total army points of each other by the number of cards they drew, but not the exact army points acquired. A player with 8 cards might only have an actual total of 9 card points while a player who drew 5 cards could already be sitting on 10 card points! This is where players try to match the amount of cards by drawing at least as many cards or more than their opponents in order to ensure their victory.

"The more you push your luck, the more your opponents must push theirs!"  

"The more cards you draw without getting the BAD CARD, the higher the probability your opponent will get it next."

Background artwork of all cards are still 'Work In Progress'
Background artwork of all cards are still 'Work In Progress'

 And on top of all that...

Whenever a player draws a card, as long as it is not a 'Bad Card', he/she may choose to convert that card into an 'ability' card instead. In doing so, that card no longer gives any card points, but the player can keep that card in his/her hand and use it in a later round to cause chaos or create a favorable situation to win the game. Some effect examples are: Forcing a player to draw more cards even after that player has declared that they will end their turn, or removing cards from a player's zone! Be prepared to enter a 15 minute game of nail-biting excitement as players press their luck. Without greed you cannot win, and with too much greed you end up with nothing...

Both Queen of the Hill & Little Monsters play exactly the same way.
Both Queen of the Hill & Little Monsters play exactly the same way.

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES (LITTLE MONSTERS VERSION)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES (QUEEN OF THE HILL VERSION)

The following lists the contents of the base game for Little Monsters. Queen of the Hill boasts exactly the same structure of card content but with different pictures and card names.

 *Note that Stretch Goals and Social Goals may increase the content of the game beyond the above mentioned.

Here's a complete game of a 5-player session done by our video review team 'Pink Meeple' (a new series of reality game show) that is jam packed with loads of laughter, and amazing player interactions!

As approved by the Child Geek group AND the Parent Geek group on Father Geek!

"Little Monsters is light, fast, and fun. I would recommend it to any family who is looking for a card game that can be played by a wide age range and will most certainly challenge players to think things through. The game play itself is straightforward, but the game’s difficulty is based on an opponent’s craftiness. If you are looking for a game where bluffing is mandatory, misdirection is commonplace, and babies punch each other, do play Little Monsters. Just don’t come crying to me when you lose." -Cyrus, Father Geek

The amount of baby smack downs was unprecedented and brothers quickly became enemies
The amount of baby smack downs was unprecedented and brothers quickly became enemies

According to one Parent Geek, “The game is fast, fun, easy to teach, easy to play, and does a great job of balancing luck with skill. Perfect for a family game.” So perfect, in fact, that the Parent Geeks overlooked their initial doubts and gave the game their full approval.

Gamers at Playnation gaming cafe, "One of the best ice-breaking games out there!"
Gamers at Playnation gaming cafe, "One of the best ice-breaking games out there!"

Undead Viking Review:

"I have played this at my lunch table, at my work, with my daughter and my wife. We were up and running in 2 minutes. As soon as you are done, you'll want to play it again, and you'll want to play it again, then you'll want to play it again." "A deck of cards with a simple rules set, tough choices, and short playing time. A super filler at its finest!" -Undead Viking

Video Link: CLICK HERE

Board Game Brawl:

"It's about looking at what other players are doing. While it is SIMPLE, while it is FAST, while it is easy to LEARN, you have to bear these kinds of things in mind - which gives it just that little bit edge of strategy in other card games as well." -Nick, Board Game Brawl

Video Link: CLICK HERE

BoardtoDeath.tv Review:

"Quick, fast paced, push-your-luck game! Good for ANY level of gamer out there!" -BoardtoDeath.tv after playing the game several times. Video Link: CLICK HERE Bower's Game Corner Review: "It's VERY easy to play, its VERY easy to teach! I like just how this works as a filler game!" -Forrest Bower

Video Link: CLICK HERE

Bower's Game Corner Review:

"It's VERY easy to play, its VERY easy to teach! I like just how this works as a filler game!" -Forrest Bower

Video Link: CLICK HERE

 "Tons of fun!" -Zac, Founder of Toytag

"Pledged. Pledged. And pledged again." -Andy, Founder of Board Gamers SG

"Really beautiful artwork, really beautiful gameplay." -Chee Peng, CEO of Flock Games

"This game is quick and simple to pick up, well balanced and has a surprising amount of strategic depth to it." -Luther C. , CEO of Explosive Barrel

As featured on Casual Games Insider, an international board game magazine:

 Club Fantasci Review:

"It’s a cute little filler that plays lightning quick and offers some entertaining social interactions that will fare well with lighter gamers." -Maurice, Club Fantasci

Read the full review here: http://clubfantasci.com/2015/11/03/queen-of-the-hill-kickstarter-review/

The following are optional add-ons for all our backers. Simply manually add the amount for any of the items below when you are checking out at your pledge level. We will send you a survey after the campaign is over to find out which additional items you are using the extra money for.

 You can read more about Hitman Holiday on: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898315323/hitman-holiday-a-game-of-sunshine-and-death

We are customs friendly! We will be ensuring you do not pay for customs tax etc, in Canada as well as in Europe. If you live in the USA, shipping is FULLY covered. If you live anywhere else in the world, shipping is a flat $7 AUD (Approx 5 USD only)! If you are purchasing 2 copies, shipping worldwide will only be $12 AUD (Approx 8 USD). At 6 copies, we will cover your shipping completely with our margin! We have learnt much from our first project and now understand how to better manage the logistics aspect of Kickstarter.

CONGRATULATIONS!! WE SMASHED ALL SIX MAIN STRETCH GOALS!

Make the Baby Agent and Baby Kingpin a reality for everyone! Help us spread our campaign and visit our FB page and Twitter. Yes, we will reward you guys in return with deep gratitude! Note that these cards will be included in BOTH edition, but will be using the Little Monsters user interface.

Facebook: CLICK HERE

Twitter: CLICK HERE

 THE DESIGN CORNER:

Everything revolves around the 100 Cards. Tactical players will quickly realize there is a deep strategy behind the meta of the game, where card counting is really important and statistics make up a large part of the game. It boasts a clever matrix that is the result of more than three hundred games from more than ten unique groups of players, from as little as 2 players, to as many as full 6 player sessions. The game always revolves around 100 cards. There are 5 main tiers (1-point thru 5-points) of cards that are designed to appear a certain amount of times each, and they are further broken down with unique abilities that are carefully paired to create situations where 'Player Decision' can really change the game.

Click HERE to download the actual design matrix of the game! (from Little Monsters angle, but is literally the same for Queen of the Hill)

This is also not a heavy 'Take That' game. Ability cards are never put directly into your hand for use. They always take 1 round to be 'processed' before going into your hand as ready cards. If you choose to play a very offensive style, you will realize that your hand limit of 5 cards will also cause you to be open for attacks from others. Similarly, if you choose to be very defensive, your hand may not have space for assault cards when the crucial time calls for it. The right balance of attack and defence is a major factor to victory. Read the situation right! Lastly, this is a push-your-luck game. Luck IS part of the game.

Artwork not final - weapon positions etc. Timing symbols to be added.
Artwork not final - weapon positions etc. Timing symbols to be added.

EXPANSION SET - WEAPONS OF THE HILL:

Just when you think you've got it all figured out, we throw a monkey wrench into the mix with this awesome expansion! The expansion set will also be produced at the same time as the base set. The only reason we are doing the expansion separately from the base is because of two reasons:

  • It is to lower the cost of the game and make it highly accessible to everyone. If you have that little bit more cash and you enjoy such games, the expansion set is an optional change of pace. It is not simply an add-on to the base game.
  • It completely changes the game meta and gives veteran players a new challenge all over again. Unlike typical expansion sets, Weapons of the Hill is not intended for adding onto the base set. Instead, you retain the same 100-card size of the game and do partial replacements. Choosing which expansion character to add, you must REPLACE a character from that tier.

Example: You wish to add the Excaliburst, which is a 1-point weapon. Simply add all 9 copies of the Excaliburst to the deck, but REMOVE all 9 copies of the Succubus, which is also 1-point. Effectively, you are replacing the Succubus or the Troll with the Excaliburst card type. In the end, you must always still have just 100 cards in the game deck.

We will WAIVE shipping cost for the expansion set! The base game is required to play the expansion set. The way the expansion cards were designed is purely intended to make players reconsider their style of playing the game all over again.

Click HERE for the Expansion cards' design matrix.

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Risks and challenges

Our artwork is complete except for the background of the characters. As it stands now, the game is 99% complete! So there is minimal risk to everything. We only need the funds to proceed. However with that being said, we do have the expansion artwork to do, but that has already been a work in progress for a few months now and we are finishing up nicely along. We are already experienced in the manufacturing portion thanks to our Hitman Holiday project earlier, which we have successfully sent out across the world, with delays admittedly from factory faults. Should we miss a deadline or see a potential threat to having it delayed, we will not hesitate to inform all backers and attempt immediate rescue actions.

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    SUPPORTER TIER:
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    PRINTER TIER:
    Get the full Print N Play files of a complete base game! You must choose which edition you want - Queen of the Hill OR Little Monsters.

    Cards will state that it is a Print N' Play edition. Important - No shipping is required! Add on $10 AUD (Approx 7 USD) to get the print files for the expansion set as well. Expansion set only available for Little Monsters, but compatible with Queen of the Hill.

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    STANDARD TIER:
    Get ONE physical copy of the base game. Includes all the above tier rewards. You must choose which edition you want - Queen of the Hill OR Little Monsters.

    Free shipping to USA. $7 AUD to worldwide. Add on $17 AUD (Approx 12 USD) to get an expansion set as well. Expansion set only available for Little Monsters, but compatible with Queen of the Hill.

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    "GET BOTH" TIER:
    Get TWO physical copies of the base game at a lower rate. Perfect for a gift to a buddy, or better yet, combine the decks to increase difficulty for those counting cards & less requirement to reshuffle the deck. Includes digital wallpapers. You can choose which editions you want - 2 Queen of the Hill OR 2 Little Monsters, OR even one set each.

    Free shipping to USA. Cheaper shipping cost to worldwide for two copies. Add on $17 AUD (Approx 12 USD) to get an expansion set as well. Expansion sets only available for Little Monsters, but compatible with Queen of the Hill.

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    INTERNATIONAL TIER:
    Get SIX physical copies of the base game at an even lower rate. Includes digital wallpapers. Shipping is fully covered WORLDWIDE! Add on $17 AUD (Approx 12 USD) to get an expansion set as well. Expansion sets only available for Little Monsters, but compatible with Queen of the Hill.

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    Pledge AU$ 120 or more About $85

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    PREMIUM TIER:
    Get ONE physical copy of the game Little Monsters as well as ONE physical copy of the expansion Supernatural Diapers. You will also receive a physical copy of the game Queen of the Hill. Total of 3 games! Your name will be credited as a premium supporter in the game manuals. Includes digital wallpapers. You will also get ALL 3 PNP files of all 3 games. Lastly, you will get the digital artwork of all the Queen of the Hill characters! Shipping is fully covered WORLDWIDE!

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