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Just1MoreCat - support animal shelters with our game.

Help us develop a charitable product line, starting with our whimsical all ages card and dice game about cats!

Just1MoreCat - support animal shelters with our game.

Help us develop a charitable product line, starting with our whimsical all ages card and dice game about cats!

$6,390
pledged of $8,675pledged of $8,675 goal
124
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 25 2017 2:05 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 22, 2017

About

Just1MoreCat is an all ages card and dice game where the champion of the game saves the most cats. Players adopt cats from the cat herd, then trade, steal, and adopt more (you guessed it) cats. Watch out for cat fights and Catmaggedon! The ultimate goal of this game extends beyond the deck and we hope that the real winners will be the community of cat lovers everywhere!

If we can get just one more cat adopted through our Kickstarter campaign, we have made a difference! Please support our project!

With your help, our ultimate dream is to develop an entire product line through a growing philanthropic company that allows us to provide charitable support to animal shelters nationwide. We are inspired by other philanthropic businesses such as Ivory Ella, Toms Shoes, and Warby Parker.

Just1MoreCat was just featured in the Huffington Post in a great article about the power of well-designed games titled "8 NEW Games You SHOULD Judge by Their Cover".

Read the article here.

Just1MoreCat is available in four tier options that include combinations of cards and dice.

We created our game to be fun and enjoyable by a wide range of players. Set up is easy and game play is fun and interactive. Players as young as 8 years old can enjoy our game as well as adults. A typical game of five rounds last about 45 minutes. Our Original Edition is suitable for 2-6 players and our Super Cats Edition is suitable for up to 12 players.

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Setting Up the Game

Shuffle both decks of cards and keep face down. Spread the Cat Cards all over the table to form a "cat herd". Place the Draw Cards in a stack next to the cat herd.

Playing the Game

To start, each player adopts 3 random cats from the cat herd and places them face down on the table in front of them. Players then roll a dice to determine who starts the round. The player with the highest roll goes first and draws a card from the top of the Draw Deck.

If a tan Leg Up Card is drawn, keep it hidden from the other players and place it face down on the table in front of you with your adopted cats. Use this card to gain an advantage during a cat fight. If a blue Transfer Card or a green Reveal Card is drawn, follow the written instructions on the card and discard it next to the Draw Deck face up. If a purple Cat Fight Card is drawn, follow the steps below for a Cat Fight.

When a turn has ended, the next player (clockwise) draws a card from the top of the Draw Deck. The round continues in this fashion until a red Nap Time Card is drawn.

Winning the Game

When a Nap Time Card is drawn the round is over. Players add up the points on their Cat Cards and the player with the most points wins that round. Record the score and set up the the next round. Keep any unused Leg Up Cards with you for the next round.

At the conclusion of five rounds of play, the player with the highest total points wins the game.

What is a Cat Fight?

When a player draws a Cat Fight Card, they have a chance to take a cat from another player. The player who drew the Cat Fight Card is the attacker and the other player is the defender during the cat fight.

Using Leg Up Cards

The attacker may choose first to play one of their Leg Up Cards to gain an advantage in the cat fight. If the attacker chooses to play a Leg Up Card, the defender may respond with one of their Leg Up Cards. Multiple Leg Up Cards may be played in this alternating fashion.

If the attacker chooses not to play any Leg Up Cards, the defender may respond with only one of their Leg Up Cards.

Once all the chosen Leg Up Cards have been played, the cat fight begins.

The Cat Fight

Each player rolls a die (or dice) and selects the single highest die they roll.

If the attacker's die is higher than the defender's die, they have won the cat fight and may take a cat from the defender. If the defender's die is higher than or equal to the attacker's die, they have successfully defended their cats from being taken.

Using Do Over Cards

A Do Over Card may be used now if you lost the cat fight. All played Leg Up Cards will remain in effect.

After the Cat Fight

Discard the Cat Fight Card and all used Leg up Cards next to the Draw Card pile face up.

 Q1. Will you be donating any of your Kickstarter funds to animal shelters? 

As much as we had hoped to donate a portion of each backer’s funds to animal shelters, we unfortunately learned that this violates Kickstarter rules. So, our Kickstarter funds will be used to establish our initial game product inventory and e-commerce site for future sales. The more money we raise during this Kickstarter campaign, the more games we can purchase for future sales. Future sales (after the Kickstarter campaign) of Just1MoreCat will have 10% of net profits set aside to help support animal shelters.

Your support of Just1MoreCat will help us get our charitable product line off the ground. The more you share the game with your friends and family, the more we will be able to help cats find a safe home.

Q2. Do you know that a group of cats is actually referred to as a clowder?

Yep, but we think "herd" is funnier and more easily recognized by our younger players.

Our game development company, founded in 2015, is called QuitWork Games, LLC; our motto is "Quit Working and Start Playing".

We proved our ability to lead a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign with our first offering Government Worker the Card Game. We fulfilled all of our rewards on time and established an e-commerce business.

Each member of QuitWork Games, LLC has led many successful developmental projects. Our team has over 20 years of design and print production experience and over 28 years of bringing a variety of challenging projects to life. We have used our experience in research, mathematics, graphics design, and engineering to prototype, stylize, and optimize the gameplay.

Risks and challenges

We have found that card games are rather low risk ventures. Our game components are complete and ready for production. We have fully developed and game-tested the meow out of it. The game is ready to go, we simply need to know how many to order.

We have carefully sized and packaged our game to optimize efficiency, minimize lead time, and reduce production costs. We have down-selected to a printer that will deliver on-time quality products no matter how tall the order.

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    Just1MoreCat - Original Edition

    The original, hysterical, card and dice game. The Original Edition includes 108 cards (54 Cat Cards / 54 Draw Cards), 5 dice, game instructions, and cat fight instructions. Suitable for 2 - 6 players.

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    Just1MoreCat - Super Cats Edition

    Double your fun with up to 12 players, higher scoring Super Cats, and even more hysterical draw card options. The Super Cats Edition include 216 cards (108 Cat Cards / 108 Draw Cards), 10 dice, game instructions, and cat fight instructions. Suitable for up to 12 players.

    For orders of multiples, add $37 for each additional game. Shipping for multiples is $14 regardless of how many total games you order.

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    International Super Cats

    For our international supporters: With this tier, you will receive a copy of the Super Cats Edition Game. We are able to ship up to 10 games at the international shipping cost shown for your country.

    For each additional game ordered add $37. Save shipping costs, tell your friends and order up to 10 games. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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    Just1MoreCat - Super Backer

    You've read through our campaign and are as passionate about helping cats as we are. As a Super Backer, you will receive a signed copy of the Super Cats Edition game. The remainder of your $150 pledge will go towards purchasing additional games for future sales.

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