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'Budgies with grudges' is a feather plucking, bruise building, crowd-pleasing card game brawler. It's for 2-4 players, ages 14+, with an average playtime of approximately 15-30 minutes. 

BWG (Budgies With Grudges) is set inside a seemingly ordinary birdcage where a world famous, no holds barred, battle arena is thriving. This game is not for Mary's, canary's or even canary's called Mary. 

This game pits colourful pet Budgies against one another, every time granny has a medicine-induced nap.

Face off against friends and family, or team up with them as a tag team duo and become the champion of your game night.

'Budgies With Grudges' is a card game that fuses colourful graphics & humour with simple to learn rules.

The 'CORE' Game:

 
 
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The 'HARDCORE' Expansion:

The Budgies with Grudges game expansion is known as...  

'Budgies With Crutches

'You will need a copy of the core 'Budgies With Grudges' game to play this expansion, this is NOT a standalone game'.

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This expansion is designed to give more gameplay options and raise the player count to 5.

The expansion will contain new card types offering a variety of additional strategies to beat down your chums with.

Additional Card Types

- TAUNT

Taunt cards can be played at any point during a game, allowing you to flex your guns and gain precious 'momentum'.

- WEAPON

Weapon cards are high impact, high damage dealing, nasties. Unlike Brawler cards, weapon cards have an element of risk attatched to them.

- EXECUTION

Executions cards allow you to craft the ultimate weapons...

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1. Choose your Budgie Brawler (at random). This will be your character for the duration of the game.

 2. Deal 6 cards to each player from the draw pile. This forms your hand, for use in the round. NOTE: 6 cards is the hand limit in BWG.

 3. Dice are rolled to determine turn order for the round. The highest roll plays first with descending rolls following in order.

 4. The game is split into Rounds. A Round consists of each player having a turn to play cards from their hand. On your turn, you're the ATTACKER and all other players are DEFENDERS. 

As the attacker, your aim is to damage your opponent.

Defenders must try to stay standing by negating or reversing damage on the attacker with 'Block' and 'Mirror' cards. 

If the Attacker successfully damages another player, the Defender must draw from the 'Bruise Deck'. This Pile of tears, pain and suffering has been designed to make you anxious. It contains a variety of injuries that will penalise the player in various ways.

 5.  Attackers stack their successful damage dealing cards vertically on the table. These cards build 'momentum'. Momentum is the crowd's contributions to the player's actions. Momentum can be spent to activate budgie abilities enabling them to kick even more ass and chew bubblegum. 

 6. When all players have exhausted themselves playing cards, the round ends. Players now take the role of trainer and medic. Play 'supplement' cards to heal your accumulated bruises and replenish your hand back up to 6 cards. 

 7. The game now continues round by round until only one Budgie is left standing and all other 'pretty flockers' have been Knocked Out.

When 10 of any bruise type are loaded on a Budgie, that player is K.O'd.

It is then down to luck and the roll of a dice to get back on your feet, all whilst your opponent counts to 10.

 8a. If you're lucky and you manage to nail the roll of a 6 you fight on, retaining some of your injuries. NOTE: if a player suffers 3 K.O's they are instantly eliminated.

 8b.  If you weren't lucky enough to roll that magic number 6, it's over and you're eliminated from the game!

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Add £15 to your pledge amount, per additional copy of the core game or expansion you wish to order.

Shipping will be charged up front when you select a reward tier. There will be worldwide shipping, which is FREE for UK backers. The shipping cost is subsidized for everyone to make it as affordable as possible for you glorious people out there.

We are working with a professional and experienced fulfilment centre based in the UK, meaning postage will be hassle-free, quality packed and at the very least be Australia, USA & Europe friendly meaning there will be no hidden customs charges.

We are Brain Blips, the creators of 'Budgies With Grudges'.

 We're a small team, think tiny, then cut it in half and you're not far off. We are, in fact, an 'I'. I'm Richard, the sole creator of the game.

From design to illustration BWG has been a vision and passion for me for over a year. I want to thank you for helping me bring these noisy, beautiful,  little fluff balls to the world.  

Game Design

Budgies With Grudges was thought up in early 2017 as I pondered jokingly why budgies have such flat beaks. The obvious conclusion was due to fighting and being punched excessively in their little faces. Laughs aside, this was the simple start of a brainwave that gave way to this wacky card game.  

early playtesting
early playtesting

Months then passed, documents were drafted and blank sleeved cards became an incredible prototyping tool for play-testing game mechanics with friends and family. I knew before I stepped too heavily into the artwork for the game, BWG needed to be fun to play above all else.

Art

The evolution of the Budgies With Grudges art style and aesthetics is something I have spent a long time on, wanting to make sure the character of each bird shone through.

This was a rewarding and worthwhile endeavour and hopefully, BWG is visually appealing enough to do these beautiful birds justice.

Budgie art style exploration
Budgie art style exploration
Card Development
Card Development

Funding Goal

I have set a funding goal, as well as allowing me to care for the little budgies before transit, that will cover the printing, shipping, taxes, and fees involved in the development of the game.

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Links

 

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Credits

Risks and challenges

The game has been in development for over a year now, which has given me time to test, tweak and illustrate the game as best I could.

The base game artwork is done aside from custom budgie art. Some revisions to the box art need to be made, as well as finalising the design for the rulebook and the formatting of the cards ready for print. The expansion pack has been designed and the cards are currently being illustrated.

I have a printing company lined up and a fulfilment company ready to ship the rewards from the UK as soon as they arrive from overseas.

I want to manufacture and deliver this game as quickly as possible.
I intend to be fully transparent throughout the fulfilment process, keeping you informed every step of the way. if any issues arise backers will be the first to know.

I have been working to establish a good relationship, with an experienced printing company and fulfilment service meaning the risks are low.

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    Become immortalised as your very own Budgie Character!

    We will work together to design your very own budgie brawler based upon your specifications.

    This character will be included in every copy of the game!

    Also, receive two complete sets of the game.

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