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A creative, strategic, 'survival of the fittest' card game where players battle it out with wildly unique creatures of their creation.

-WHERE TO BUY CREATURES AFTER THE CAMPAIGN-

CREATURES: The Card Game will be available for purchase directly from us at www.creaturescardgame.com, along with shirts and magnets, but only after we have finished sending all of our Kickstarter rewards out (check back sometime late December 2011). 

Look for CREATURES also on www.amazon.com, www.boardgamegeek.com and other distribution outlets in the future!

-Update ~ $40k and 45k stretch goals: additional T-shirt designs!

Our backers voted for their favorite T-shirt design--here it is!:

But we'll be offering two additional designs if we hit $40k and $45k!  Find out more information on our latest stretch goals at Update #12.

-Update ~ $6000 stretch goal: send CREATURES to ORIGINS!-

Thank you all so much for putting us over our goal in less than 72 hours!  Now we want to take CREATURES to the next level, all the way to the Origins Game Fair!  This is the biggest annual board/card game trade show in the US, held in Columbus, Ohio in the Spring, and we want CREATURES to take it and the gaming industry by storm.  We are asking for funds to cover the cost of a booth (~$900), booth design, airfare, hotels, lots of extra decks to sell, etc.  so we have set a stretch goal of $6000 to help fund this grand adventure.

If/when we hit the $6000 goal, there will be an extra special bonus reward added to EVERY backer level $5 and above-- a special, limited edition animal to be added to your deck available only to kickstarter backers!  The mystery cards will be revealed on the backer's blog upon reaching the goal.  Keep up the great work!

-ABOUT THE GAME-

CREATURES is a creative, strategic card game that blends friendly competition with a good laugh!  It is intended for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up.  The game is comprised of 96 playing cards consisting of either a ‘FRONT’, ‘MIDDLE’, or ‘BACK’ portion of 32 particular animals.  Each animal is illustrated across the three cards, and includes a fun fact about that animal and a corresponding ‘strength’ value ranging from 1-10 (e.g. a mosquito is strength-1, and a grizzly bear is strength-10). 

Gameplay occurs as players mix and match ‘FRONT’, ‘MIDDLE’, and ‘BACK’ cards in their hand to create entirely new creatures, and stage attacks against the creatures in other players’ hands.  For example, the ‘FRONT’ of Octopus (4), the ‘MIDDLE’ of Hippopotamus (7), and the ‘BACK’ of Armadillo (1) combine to create OC-POTA-DILLO (12)! 

The illustrated portions of each card align to create an image of the new creature with a zany new fun fact.  A creature which conquers all other players in a single turn becomes a ‘Champion’.  Can you be the first to achieve 5 ‘Champions’?  May the strongest creature win! 

-WHY CREATURES IS AWESOME-

CREATURES is not a veiled re-boot of existing face card games such as poker or bridge, but a refreshingly new and creative game unlike anything else.  It is a harmonious blend of the simplicity of traditional card games such as Uno or Skip-Bo with the strategy and creativity of more complex card games such as Canasta or Phase 10. 

The game is fun for many levels, easy to learn, and difficult to master. 

When is the right time to attack?  Which creature should defend an oncoming attack?  What if someone holds a *POISON* creature!?  The quirky artwork and jumbled-up animal facts keep players of all ages engaged and amused.  With almost 22,000 possible CREATURE combinations, the gameplay is always fresh with every hand delt!

-WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES-

The pledges YOU make will cover the costs associated with designing and printing the first edition card decks professionally, including tuck boxes, shrink wrap, etc. as well as registering the CREATURES trademark and copyrights.  Did you know it costs $40/month to list a new item on Amazon.com?  This is where your money goes!  We will also be printing CREATURES T-shirts and refrigerator magnets so you can show off your undying support of the game to friends and family.  Any amount we raise in excess of our stated goal will go toward trade show exhibitions, marketing material, additional deck printing, etc. so please continue to support!

-MORE INFORMATION-

Please visit the official CREATURES website at www.CreaturesCardGame.com for more information, images, rules, etc.

Hit us up on Twitter @CreaturesGames!

Thank you for pledging and helping make CREATURES become a reality!   

FAQ

  • My endearing wife, Angie, whose picture is featured in the video. Check out her website at http://www.angiepanian.com. She is currently accepting freelance graphic design work.

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  • Please visit http://www.CreaturesCardGame.com for the complete rules.

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  • For the card game, T-shirts, and magnet sets-- all signs point to YES. Although we cannot make any guarantees, we will certainly be doing everything we possibly can to make it happen. We will provide updates as the project progresses on the backers blog, but the timeline looks very promising. Custom artwork will be shipped separately, as it will take more time to create.

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  • Yes, but please add $8 shipping for each additional US & Canada location, $23 for each additional international location.

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  • Visit 'store' section of the official website http://www.CreaturesCardGame.com to purchase directly from us. We will also be selling on http://Amazon.com, and will provide updates about other purchase outlets that become available.

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  • No-- its just a metaphorical representation of the shirt you will receive at the $30 level. The final shirt(s) have been voted on by our backers and are shown on the 'Updates' page.

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  • If you would like multiple decks or magnet sets, please pledge at the $15, $27, $30 or $58 level and simply add an additional $12 for each additional deck, $3 for additional magnets. For additional shirts, pledge at the $30 or $58 level and add $12 for each additional shirt. USA/Canada shipping is covered in those prices. For international, add $5 for each additional shirt or card game to cover shipping (extra magnets do not require additional shipping cost).

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  • Based on our fantastic support of our backers, we have increased the number of magnets in a set to 9, which will include three 'front', three 'middle' and three 'back' card designs of various animals. That way there's some flexibility in mixing and matching to make different creatures on your fridge.

    Also, there will be 4 unique magnet sets--those who get multiple magnet sets will get a larger variety of magnets (not just two sets of the same 9 designs).

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    one (1) promotional set of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork. Create your own creatures on your fridge! US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $5 for shipping.

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    DOUBLE DECKER - two (2) complete decks of CREATURES the card game, plus one (1) promotional set of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork! US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $15 for shipping.

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    one (1) complete deck of CREATURES the card game, plus an original CREATURES T-shirt (choose size), plus one (1) promotional set of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $15 for shipping.

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    SUPER FAN - one (1) complete deck of CREATURES the card game, plus three (3) CREATURES T-shirts (choose size), plus four (4) promotional sets of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $25 for shipping.

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    FAMILY PACK - four (4) complete decks of CREATURES the card game, plus four (4) original CREATURES T-shirts (choose sizes), plus four (4) promotional sets of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $25 for shipping.

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    ten (10) complete decks of CREATURES the card game. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $25 for shipping.

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    includes everything at the $30 level, PLUS choose from original hand-painted artwork (11"x14") of (a) your favorite CREATURE, or (b) a custom nameplate featuring the original CREATURES typeface, signed by the CREATURES Artist. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $25 for shipping.

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    AARON'S LEVEL - twenty (20) complete decks of CREATURES the card game, plus six (6) promotional sets of CREATURES refrigerator magnets, featuring original CREATURES artwork. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $40 for shipping.

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    includes everything at the $150 level, plus a special 'Thank You' recognition by name as an original CREATURES 'Champion' backer printed in the rules sheet and on the official CREATURES website.

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    THE MOTHER LOAD - fifty (50) complete decks of CREATURES the card game. Go ahead--make my day! Intended for store owners/managers looking to stock our game. US & Canada shipping included! All other international orders add $40 for shipping.

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    includes everything at the $250 level, PLUS you will have the opportunity to dine with and play a game of CREATURES with the game creators at a mutually agreed upon restaurant (must be located in the greater Southern California area).

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