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2-4 player strategic card game featuring 90 silly, seductive, and scary monster cards. Easy to learn hard to master.
2-4 player strategic card game featuring 90 silly, seductive, and scary monster cards. Easy to learn hard to master.
47 backers pledged $2,449 to help bring this project to life.

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Monster Card Blvd. is an epic 90 card, illustrated strategic card game. No two cards are alike. It is easy to learn, but hard to master. Each card is unique, featuring a silly, seductive or scary monster with a clever name to go with that specific monster’s theme. The game has been completed (aside from the two backer reward cards) and tested, and is extremely addicting! 

Introduction

Hi, my name is Charley Abrams, and I am a monster enthusiast. I wear many hats in the creative world, which have served me well for this one man band project. I am the artist, graphic designer, animator, voice actor, videographer and most importantly for all intents and purposes, monster card game creator!

It started about 4 years ago. I wanted a quick-to-learn, enjoyable, strategic game that brought the feel of spooky fun all year round! I found no games like this on the store shelves, or online, so as an artist, thinker, and creator, I sketched up the initial concept and set out to make my own. Fast forward to a whole lot of design, planning, testing, and drawing later, and we have what I would consider to be my modern-day monster-piece, Monster Card Blvd!

I have put my heart and soul into this game, so when I printed the prototype, I was thrilled to see my stepdaughter and friends loving it, so much so in fact, it was hard for me to get a chance to test it myself for the first week or so. 

Working on this project has been a wonderful breath of inspiration in my life and as you can probably tell from my videos above, I have had a blast every inch of the way. I feel the creative juices flowing, and I do not want them to stop! 

I'd like to thank all the people I have bounced ideas with, the game testers, my awesome family in the intro video, and everyone who has helped review my work. Now I am reaching out to the awesome people here at Kickstarter, and to all of you who have made it this far and to thank you in advance for supporting my game! You will have a blast playing it, this I guarantee!

Funding

The requested funding will cover printing the rewards and will help with out-of-pocket expenses I have used to develop and market the game thus far (so I am hoping it goes over to help cover that). Any additional funding will go to additional printing costs, marketing, improvement and expansion of the game, and expanding the sales of the game to various marketplaces. 

Final Note

We did it!!! Thanks so much to everyone who supported. Thanks to your help, we can now move on to further successes. For those who missed us, please visit our site and Facebook page to follow our next steps in selling the game:

Risks and challenges

I am a planner who likes to ensure success, which is why I have completed the game before I started this campaign. I am a professional artist and graphic/multimedia designer doing what I do best. The art is complete (aside from the two backer cards) with successful test runs and prototypes. The printer has communicated effectively and has met my high expectations of quality. I have set up all the mailing and distribution aspects to be available to send out as soon as the cards have been printed. I am prepared to get this game out there to you! Get ready for good times ahead— I know I am.

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Bootleg Special

    Check out all the cool monster characters on your computer screen in PDF form!

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    • All the cards to download in digital format (PDF)
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    The Complete Game!

    90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box.

    Includes:
    • Monster Card Blvd. the complete game
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    A Monstrous Value!

    Two sets of the complete game, each set to include: 90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box. Combine both packs for an 8-player game!

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    • Monster Card Blvd. the complete game
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    Fun! Fun! Fun!

    Three sets of the complete game, each set to include: 90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box. Combine two packs for an 8-player game. These games make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, and MONSTER PARTIES!

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Gifts for All

    Four sets of the complete game, each set to include: 90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box. Combine two packs for an 8-player game. These games make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, and MONSTER PARTIES!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    A monster card signed by creator/illustrator Charley Abrams as a special thank you gift!

    Five sets of the complete game, each set to include: 90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box. Combine two packs for an 8-player game. These games make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, and MONSTER PARTIES!

    Includes:
    • A signed monster card
    • Monster Card Blvd. the complete game
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A Sketchy Deal

    An 8.5x11 monster drawing that was used in the game and signed by creator/illustrator Charley Abrams!

    A monster card signed by creator/illustrator Charley Abrams!

    Five sets of the complete game, each set to include: 90 high quality illustrated playing cards (no two cards alike), instruction booklet, and game box. Combine two packs for an 8-player game. These games make perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, and MONSTER PARTIES!

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    • A monster drawing used in the game
    • A signed monster card
    • Monster Card Blvd. the complete game
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    Pledge US$ 900 or more About US$ 900

    Drawing You In!

    A custom monster drawing of YOU, signed by creator/illustrator Charley Abrams, and used in the game!

    The signed original drawing of your character by illustrator Charley Abrams

    Seven sets of the complete game to pass along and show off to your friends, family, and the world!

    I have 2 cards left to draw, and one of them could be you! This reward includes a character card inspired by you, putting you in the gamer history books forever! I will gather information that you are comfortable telling me about yourself such as, your name, job, hobby, interests, culture, or any other suggestions you have to help me form a clever monster name and character for you to be in the game! I will work with you to create the card and I will make the final decision of the card based on timing and game consistency. Thank you for helping make this game a reality!

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    • A custom monster drawing of YOU, signed, and used in the game!
    • Your signed monster card
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Funding period

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