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"This Game is a Disaster" is a quick and easy to learn 2-6 player game celebrating disaster movies and good, old-fashioned destruction.
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This Game is a Disaster! is a fast and emotional card game that channels the theme of disaster movies from the 1990s. Each card in your hand, deck, and discard pile represents a person in your ragtag group of survivors. Once you've lost everyone in your group, you're out of the game. Each card also has an effect on the game as you play it. But, like any good disaster movie, people you thought were gone often find their way back, and new people join the team. Disasters make for very chaotic times! This Game is a Disaster! is for 2-6 players, can be learned fully within five minutes of opening the box, can be played in 15 minutes, and has infinite replay value! It is the debut project to come out of the Board Game Club, an online community that has helped crowdsource the design and mechanics of the game. Join us!

This Game is a Disaster! is 60 cards of mayhem and madness bundled in a box. Alongside a fun, new game to show off to your friends, you'll have endless memories made sicking Feral Dogs and other calamities on your friends. 

Don't wanna wait? Download a free black and white print and play version of the game here

The goal of the game is to be the last one standing amidst the various disasters that will occur during the game. You'll need to use natural disasters against your opponents to destroy all of their cards!

Game Set Up

  • Divide the deck of 60 up evenly among all playing
  • Depending on the number of people playing, you'll draw a different amount of cards to start. This is also your hand limit. (2 players - 5 cards, 3 players - 4 cards, 4+ players - 3 cards)
  • The person most prone to calamity goes first and play continues clockwise

Turns

  • At the beginning of your turn, draw up to your hand limit.
  • Choose and play any card from your hand. Complete the action as indicated.
  • At the end of your turn, draw up to your hand limit.
"The artwork on the cards is perfect, fitting the theme perfectly as this is a classic game of last man standing or more realistically, a game of survival as you cling to live by your fingernails...The game was a hit at both small family gatherings and at a well established gaming group table. We all loved it and can't wait to play again." - Hairy Game Lords
"The artwork on the cards is perfect, fitting the theme perfectly as this is a classic game of last man standing or more realistically, a game of survival as you cling to live by your fingernails...The game was a hit at both small family gatherings and at a well established gaming group table. We all loved it and can't wait to play again." - Hairy Game Lords
"If you are looking for a fun fast paced card game to add to your game night then you will not want to pass up This Game Is A Disaster!" - G33K HQ
"If you are looking for a fun fast paced card game to add to your game night then you will not want to pass up This Game Is A Disaster!" - G33K HQ
"Games are supposed to be about fun and being loose and relaxed. I liked it. I look forward to playing it again!" - Bri, the Pizza Guy
"Games are supposed to be about fun and being loose and relaxed. I liked it. I look forward to playing it again!" - Bri, the Pizza Guy
"The simplicity I loved. A quick game is always fun to play!" - The Board Game Ref
"The simplicity I loved. A quick game is always fun to play!" - The Board Game Ref

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The Game Cave ( facebook | twitch ) kicks it with Bobby! 

 $2,500 (UNLOCKED) - Better quality cards

$5,000 (UNLOCKED) - 3 new card variants, free for Kickstarter backers!

$7,500 (UNLOCKED) - DISASTER pile custom card

$10,000 - Super quality telescoping box

Bobby, Ben, Anton, and The Board Game Club. The Board Game Club is an online community run by Bobby, who learned that many in the community were interested in making their own game. Bobby, having a deep love for board games but never having made one himself, decided that he wanted to take on the challenge to get the life experience and to learn what it's really like to release a tabletop game. Enter Ben. A member of The Board Game Club and a personal friend of Bobby, Ben is also a game designer who has designed several tabletop games and had been working on a promising prototype of the game that would become This Game is a Disaster! They teamed up, then enlisted the help of their mutual friend, Anton, to put together this Kickstarter. 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project. We have spoken with numerous industry veterans to help prepare us every step of the way, so we believe that the risks that we could have had we're already dealing with. We already have a manufacturing agreement and shipping expectations set in place, so we believe that this will not be a problem. The biggest hurdle we have right now is getting enough people to Kickstart this :)

Nevertheless we know production, quality control, and shipping are fragile phases that can bring unexpected issues that may take some time to solve. For this reason the delivery date, December 2019, is an estimate. While we will do everything in our power to meet this date or even ship earlier, we are aware that slight delays are possible for reasons outside of our control. Also, exact delivery dates could vary depending on where you live.

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