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CA$ 939
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 24 2016 7:00 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 939
pledged of CA$ 2,500pledged of CA$ 2,500 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 24 2016 7:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

PHOBIA is a fun fast paced card game that is made for 2-5 players, the game is currently filled with 100 cards split into 4 different decks:  

  • FEAR  
  • PHOBIA  
  • PROTECTION  
  • EFFECT

The game consists of 12 uncommon but very real fears, such as fear of the Pope or fear of butterflies. Each PHOBIA card also has a counter PROTECTION card that will help with your survival in the game. There are also 3 Universal protection cards that can be used on any fear.

 

Phobia Box Art - Designed by Ashton Wusyk
Phobia Box Art - Designed by Ashton Wusyk

 

 

Examples of PHOBIA cards
Examples of PHOBIA cards

 

Front and backs of all the card types
Front and backs of all the card types

 

DO I PLEDGE OR NOT?!?!? YES I SHOULD!
DO I PLEDGE OR NOT?!?!? YES I SHOULD!

 

  • At the start of your turn: Play a PHOBIA card against a player of your choice. 
  • No FEAR hit: Play continues clockwise. 
  • A minor FEAR is hit: Draw an EFFECT card for immediate resolution. Also, draw a new FEAR card. 
  • A major FEAR is hit: If you have a PROTECTION, play it. Otherwise, this is a point against. 
  • End of Turn: Always draw so you have 5 PHOBIA cards in your hand. 
  • Points against allow for you to play one additional PHOBIA card for each point against. 
  • 3 Points against and you're out! 
  • Start of the game: Players will be given 5 PHOBIA cards, 1 FEAR card and 3 PROTECTION cards. All cards should remain hidden. 
"Hi there. I'm your host for today!"
"Hi there. I'm your host for today!"

 

General Game Layout
General Game Layout

 

"Phobia is a fun little game based on a very under utilized theme! Plenty of room for messing with your friends minds." - Brian Flowers, Tabletop Cafe.

"An exciting game in which the effect cards can change the outlook of the game in an instant!" - Sameer Jaffer 

 

 

 

 

 

Every backer is important to us regardless of location, but it needs to be said that shipping and handling costs will be different in each country, so we decided to help you out and show what those costs look like as it will be up to you for shipping. The below are the average costs:

  • Shipping within Canada - $11.00 
  • Shipping to United States - $26.70 
  • Shipping to the United Kingdom - $52.00 

If you are outside of these regions, we can always organize shipping. Just send one of the creators an email, located at the bottom of the page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

"QUACK. QUACK!" The ducks exclaimed.
"QUACK. QUACK!" The ducks exclaimed.

 

Bryna Michta, Jordan Scott, and Aaron Glenn - Game Creators. The creative minds behind the game PHOBIA. We all came together one day and decided to try and make a fun silly games based on uncommon but real fears. 

Alana Banks and Elise Pun - Illustrators. Drew up and painted all the artwork and characters used on the cards that was later compiled into the back of cards and box design. 

Ashton Wusyk - Designer. After all of the art work was created, Ashton created a custom design for our box. She also designed the layouts of all of the cards and designed them with collaboration with the creators! Finally, she also created the lovely banners you see today on our Kickstarter! 

If you have any questions you can reach us at our email and we’ll endeavor to get back to you in a timely fashion. jab.phobia@gmail.com 

I DON'T KNOW WHICH REWARD TO TAKE!!
I DON'T KNOW WHICH REWARD TO TAKE!!

 

Any pledge is very much appreciated. A special thanks goes out to all of the following pledgers:

  • Amber
  • Joel Bacso
  • Kerry Spence
  • Kyle Yasinski
  • Karen Wickstrom
  • Jason Wynn
  • Tom Robinson
  • Leandra Stewart
  • Marcos Soriano
  • Jennifer Moores

Risks and challenges

Our team firmly believes that if something is without challenge, it likely isn't worth the effort. And we love that! Challenge is what makes it fun! Our passion shines through any risk or challenge.

We have identified and detailed specific challenges and risks inherent to this genre of game, and the industry as a whole. An example of this is the ever present challenge of Time. We might be a handful of talented game designers, but there are only so many hours in a day! But don't fret, while there is the possibility of delays in shipping, as our backers you will be made first priority. You will get your copy of the game.

We have identified and overcome challenges in this project, which is not something all game designers can say. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the industry experts and leaders that have imparted their endless wisdom to us. They have given us an invaluable leg up in getting PHOBIA off the ground. Thank you!

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    The Investor Package

    We want yo to know that we appreciate your hard earned money coming to helping us develop our game. Therefore, we are going to give you the full hook up with some long term benefits! With this package you will get access to all of our products that are included in our stretch goals. In other words, if we hit the amount of money needed to create a game with rounded corners, we will send you a copy of that game for no additional cost! As well as if we get enough support to create our expansion, you'll also get the expansion for no additional cost! Not only that, but you'll also receive all of the following as well:
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    Choose a Wacky Fear For Our Expansion

    If our stretch goal is hit to create an expansion, we want to hear from YOU for what fears could be in our game! We only ask that the fears are super ridiculous! In addition, you'll also receive:
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Funding period

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