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Castor & Pollux GamesBy Castor & Pollux Games
First created
Castor & Pollux GamesBy Castor & Pollux Games
First created
$1,909
pledged of $12,500pledged of $12,500 goal
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 1 2018

About

You are a hippo. And a chef.

You're a hippo chef.

You and your hippo friends have just discovered a restaurant in the jungle. The kitchen is fully stocked and none of those pesky humans are around! As culinary connoisseurs, you decide to take a shot at the menu. However, as you know, too many hippo chefs can ruin the sushi. So choose your meals wisely, and you just might end up with the fattest belly.

Placeholder art. The final artwork will be way more awesome.
Placeholder art. The final artwork will be way more awesome.

Hippos Love Sushi is a bluffing/memory game for 2-4 players ages 5 and up, where players take turns adding secret ingredients to meals. Afterward, each player chooses a meal to eat. Each player scores 1 point for each correct ingredient in his meal. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Check out the latest draft of the rulebook here!

"A fun, silly entree for your kids' menu" - Jonathan Liu, Geekdad

"A great game to get the little ones into the hobby" - Lost Loot Games

"A new favorite go-to for a fast game" - Amy Ramey, Ninja Truck

"Hippos Love Sushi makes us hungry for more" - Chris Scully, Board and Bean

Hungry for more info? Gobble down this How to Play video:

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Justin Lee began designing games several years ago to play with his young family. He had no intention of publishing the games, but through his wife's encouragement, he sent one of his games to HABA. HABA selected the game for publishing and Barnyard Bunch will be released in February, 2019!

In the meantime, Justin teamed up with his brother Jason - an accountant and gamer, to form a business to publish some of his other family games. Together they formed Castor and Pollux Games (they're both Geminis, and although not twins, there's no mistaking they are brothers).

Our mission is to produce games that families love to play together... and the adults keep playing after the kids go to bed.

We're happy to announce that we have the wonderful Maria Keller creating all the artwork for Hippos Love Sushi. While the artwork on the cards in the images and videos is placeholder art for now, the final art will be way more awesome, as is evidenced by Maria's cover art and this delicious-looking sushi:

Mmmm..... suuushi
Mmmm..... suuushi

Check out Maria's website!

All copies of the game come with premium cards right out of the gate. The cards use one of the heaviest cardstocks available (350gsm). Since this is a bluffing game, where any "tells" on a card could impact the game, we want to ensure this game contains only high-quality cards.

But we still have ideas where components can be upgraded, so...

Let's unlock some goodies!

Shipping is not included in the base pledge amounts and will be added to your pledge based on your location, using the following table (in USD):

It is our intention to ship the game to the US, Canada, EU and Australia through local fulfillment centers.  In that way, the customs/duties/VAT will be incurred by us at the import level and would not result in any further charges to our backers.  We cannot guarantee there will not be issues in specific situations, but we will work to minimize the chance of those situations occurring.  

We are unable to ship games to Russia or Brazil due to the difficult nature of imports into those countries.

Risks and challenges

While this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we have done our due diligence and research over the course of 4 years before launch to ensure we provide a high quality product and service to each and every backer.

By pledging any amount, you will be helping Castor and Pollux Games on their way to becoming a full-fledged game design and publishing company.

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    Handy Hippo

    Print-n-Play (PnP) version with placeholder artwork emailed during the campaign.* Complete Hi-Res PnP version with final artwork once ready.

    *Placeholder version is limited to 3 Meals, to provide just a flavor of the game.

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    Full game with premium* cards and all unlocked stretch goals. Includes PnPs. Save on the MSRP!

    *Premium cards are 350gsm C2S; thicker and more pliable than standard playing cards.

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    Everything above, plus your name in the rulebook as a Hero Hippo!

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