Money Buns is carb-themed card game for 3-7 players that takes under 10 minutes to learn and plays in about 30 to 45 rowdy minutes. It’s a gluten free-for-all!
As the carb-loving owner of a small bakery, you yearn to make it big selling piles of pastries. But while you collect carbs in front of you, the real action in Money Buns happens above the table between the players. Trade zealously or you might get stuck taking your buns out of the oven before they are ready!
Fill your ovens with matching carbs to sell for profit. The more goodies in your oven before you pull them out, the more Money you get. Play begins with the player who most recently baked. This is now your bald-faced attempt at enticing someone to bring homemade cookies to your next game night. Thank us later.
Money Buns has all the millennial appeal of Sushi Go! + the new-cards-every-turn and zealous trading of Catan + the under celebrated card mechanics pioneered by Uwe Rosenberg (Bohnanza).
I set out to create Money Buns because I wanted a satisfyingly strategic game that was easy enough for my mom to learn (and total eye-candy). I don't think it's a coincidence that every workplace game group I've joined is (nearly) all male. I love a good pirate theme or medieval adventure as much as the next girl, but those game genres will never make me go: "That's so me!" My dream for Money Buns is that it lures people in, especially women, who don't consider themselves gamers — to then addict them with deliciously deep strategy and lively interactions. I want to see a new generation of female tabletop gamers fall in love with games.
In that vein, we at Money Buns are also strong believers in paying it forward. Being a female founded and led game, we always hoped we could use our platform to one day give back and inspire the next generation of strong, talented women to break into new spaces.
If this Kickstarter is successful, every game from the run you guys funded sold post-kickstarter will have 10% of its profits donated to a fantastic organization, Girls Who Code. This charity is doing fantastic work to empower girls and women to pursue careers in technology.
Hey! Hi! Hello! My name is Christina Scamporrino, and I am a Santa Monica, California based Art Director who believes passionately that it should be summer all year long. I am one half of Team CP, the duo behind Money Buns.
While I'm an art director now, I got my degree from the University of Southern California in Mathematics, so I'm a bit of a mish-mash. I nerd out with spreadsheets worth of data on card payouts to make sure the game is balanced but I also stay up all night lovingly painting the card art and designing the brand. Most importantly, I apply my breadth of knowledge in user experience design to make sure the rules can be learned and retained in under 10 minutes (without sacrificing the depth of strategy).
This project would not be possible without the other half of Team CP, my husband Pierre Tasci, a software engineer, who wrangles the business end of this glorious creative endeavor: finances, operations, you name it. Thank HIM for the free U.S. shipping.
You can find us at moneybuns.com or email us at email@example.com
Check out some of the art of Money Buns coming to life below and follow MoneyBunsGame on Instagram for even more behind the scenes.
- If you're in the U.S.: shipping is free (a $7+ value!)
- If you're in Canada: $10 for each copy ($7 off)
- If you're anywhere else in the world: $17 for each copy ($7 off)
Risks and challenges
While the game design is complete, our final challenge will be making sure everything goes smoothly during production. We commit to working closely with Panda GM to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.
We've also prepared a comprehensive shipping & fulfillment plan to deliver our project goals with top quality and optimal speed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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