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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 20 2015
$1,393
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
45
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 20 2015

About

“A little bird told me you were interested in this game... then I ate him.”  - Carl the Cat

WHAT COMES IN THE BASE GAME: 12 Bird Cards (13 in the Kickstarter Version), a Resolution Order Card, a Locale Card, and 5 sets of 12 cat cards.

Chose to play one of five cats. Each has a special ability that can be used once per game. Individual artists have illustrated each deck. 

20 minutes. 3-5 players. Ages 8+ 

In 'Flip' the Bird & Cat Game everyone chooses from the same card types. No discarding, No luck of the draw; only choosing which action to take... it's entirely up to you! Get as many enjoyment points as possible and win the game! Be clever and anticipate what the others will do.

The birds will hang out at the bird bath, in the grass, on the fence or in the trees. The bigger birds will need to be stalked before catching them and you will have to time everything just right. Once you do catch your bird you can either press your luck and play with the bird (doubling its enjoyment point value) or you can just eat it. The more birds you play with, the more likely they are to be stolen. The other cats are not to be trusted!

THE BASIC GAME:

The cats all start with the same cards: 1 Catch, 2 Stalk, 1 Play, 1 Steal and 1 Eat. Each player will secretly target another cat or a location where a bird is hanging out. Players will also secretly select an Action card to play. All players reveal their cards simultaneously after everything is resolved, some cats may have birds, some may not, and some birds may have flown away.

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Cards for Otis
Cards for Otis

THE ADVANCED GAME:

A Taunt card will be added to each cat deck. This will give cats the ability to cancel other cat's actions. Each cat will also have a special ability that they can use once per game. Each player will target another cat and a location where a bird is hanging out. A turn consists of 2 rounds. Players select 1 card for the first round and 2 cards for the second round. All players reveal their cards simultaneously in each round. Actions are resolved as in the Basic game, but now you will need to plan ahead and be wary of those Taunt card.

"Dan Hundycz has developed a fun, 'programmed-turn' card game that is approachable by anyone who enjoys games... and cats... and eating birds once they've been properly batted around and played with for bigger points."  - Curt Covert Smirk & Dagger Games

"I was really impressed with this game" Princess Margaret of the Rouge Princess Squadron

"Better than Pong!" Baldo owner of Baldo's Armory Rochester, NY

"...a light filler that I very much enjoyed and probably will back" Matthew McHale Not Just Another Gaming Podcast/The Dicetower Network.

"I thought this game would suck, I'm not into cats or birds, but it was surprisingly a lot of fun!" Christopher Reedman at DEXCON 18 Morristown, N.J.   ( I just thought this was too funny not to include)

$15 - OWN A COPY OF 'FLIP' the Bird & Cat Game

Every game sold through Kickstarter will receive a copy of the Robert E. Leegal bird card. This card will not be included in the regular version of the game.

$30 - CREATE YOUR OWN BIRD (Illustration not provided)

If you are the artistic type (or have a friend that is) send us an illustration of a bird that you would like to come with your game. We'll print 3 cards to send along with the base game. Tell of the name of the bird, any flavor text and anything else that might be useful in creating this bird! Please do not send images that have a copyright.

$35 - EXCLUSIVE HARD CASE VERSION

Each Cat and all of the Birds have their own clear plastic Snap Box. They will all be contained in a Premium Ion Deck Box. High quality vinyl labels. 

$40 - PUT YOUR OWN CAT IN THE GAME!

You send us photos of your cat and we will send you a set of 18 cards that will allow you to play as your cat catching birds. Add a second cat for an additional $20.

$60 - PUT YOU OR A FRIEND IN THE GAME

Our artist will draw you or a friend as a bird!

Artist rendering of Elijah Wood as a Woodpecker
Artist rendering of Elijah Wood as a Woodpecker

You can add additional items to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) you would like and then following the instructions below to add to your pledge! Instructions for adding add-ons can be found below:

Add $35 for 5 PLAY MATS. Receive a set of 5 game play mats (shipping included). Mats are 10 x 15 inch in size and fabric surface with 1/16 inch rubber backing. If you just want a couple of play mats, please add $10 per mat.

You can also combine levels as add-ons. 

ADD-ONS FOR PLEDGES OF $30 OR MORE

Add $25   LIMITED EDITION KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE CASE. Each Cat and all of the Birds have their own clear plastic Snap Box. They will all contained in a Premium Ion Deck Box.

Add $30 You send us photos of your kitty-cat and we will make a deck just for him or her. Send us 7 photos (or drawings) and we will create a deck with those images of your cat.

Add $40 We will have our artist draw you as a bird and send 3 copies of your custom made card. This bird will NOT be included in every copy, but will be custom drawn for you.

ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:  

  • 1) Press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'.  
  • 2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.  
  • 3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.

Risks and challenges

We have successfully created and manufactured 2 games; Cache Me If You Can! The Geocaching Board Game (5/13/2013), Psychological Warfare (11/28/2014) and 2 Expansion packs; Zombie Apocalypse Geocaching (10/31/13) and Superhero Geocaching (1/18/2015). Our manufacturing/distribution network is in place. ‘FLIP’ the Bird & Cat Game has received extremely positive reviews over the past months when presented at regional game cons.
We have faced the challenges of launching a new product and have a proven track record for bringing new games to market. We are hoping to ship in early winter, but sometimes there are delays with printing/shipping that are beyond our control. We have an excellent reputation for responding to our customers and keeping them informed every step of the way. We will continue to do so through this project.

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    I LIKE CATS!
    Just because you like cats and you want the world to know. You will be listed on our webpage as a supporter of cats.

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    TWEET! 1 copy of 'FLIP' which will include the Kickstarter bonus Robert E. Leegle bird card. (All Kickstarter levels above this one will also receive Robert).

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    CREATE YOUR OWN BIRD!!!

    If you are the artistic type (or have a friend that is) send us an illustration (or a photo) of a bird that you would like to come with your game. We'll print 3 cards to send along with the base game. Tell of the name of the bird, any flavor text and anything else that might be useful in creating this bird! We will send you an electronic proof before printing your cards.

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    Limited Edition Kickstarter Exclusive Case.
    Each Cat and all of the Birds have their own clear plastic Snap Box. They will all contained in a Premium Ion Deck Box.

    (Note-no additional custom cats will fit in this case)

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    YOUR OWN KITTY DECK!!!!

    You send us photos of your kitty-cat and we will make a deck just for him or her. Send us 8 photos (or drawings) and we will create a deck with those images of your cat(really it can be any animal you want).

    At the conclusion of the campaign, you will need to label the images so that we know what cards to put them on (Main Front, Main Back, Catch, Stalk, Taunt, Play, Eat, Steal). You should also send us the name of your cat, as you would like it to appear on the card. You may optionally include a line of descriptive flavor text ex."Crazy and Fun-loving".

    You will receive the base game along with your custom deck of a Main Cat Card, 1 Catches, 2 Stalks, 1 Steal, 1 Taunt, 1 Play, 1 Eat, 4 Targeting Cards and 5 cards to allow other cats to target your cat. We will send you an electronic proof before printing your cards.

    To create 2 cats, add $20!

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    FLOCKING CRAZY!
    We will have our artist draw you as a bird and send 3 copies of your custom made card a copy of the game in the Limited Edition Case. This bird will NOT be included in every copy, but will be custom drawn for you.

    Want to prank a friend? Send us the name that you would like on the bird and a photo for our artist to work with along with anything else you would need in the illustration.

    You can also tell us the point value and any other flavor text that you would like on the card.

    You could invite them over to play the game and suddenly, cats are trying to catch them.

    You will get a copy of Flip the Bird in along with 3 copies of the custom playing card.

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    SMALL FLOCK!!!! (FNGS Level)
    10 Copies of Flip for your store that will include the Kickstarter Exclusive Robert E. Leegle card.
    Plus 1 Demo copy of the game.
    FREE SHIPPING IN THE Continental U.S.

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    FLOCK!!!! (FNGS Big Level)
    25 Copies of Flip for your store that will include the Kickstarter Exclusive Robert E. Leegle card.
    Plus 1 Demo copy of the game.
    FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.

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    SHORT MIGRATION: If you are insane, I will come visit you and we will throw a game night party for you and your friends at your house or a nearby gathering place. We will provide sub-sandwiches, pizza snacks,non-alcoholic drinks and copies of 'FLIP' the Bird & Cat Game for up to 20 people. Also, 1 copy of an autographed the 'Flip' the Bird game in a Limited Edition Kickstarter Exclusive Case. You need not cover our travel expenses (you've already done enough). You will also get a box of staples, you never know when you might need them.This event will have to fit into my schedule and I will only travel to places that are considered "safe".... my discretion. I will be VERY happy to see you. You also get the benefits of the Sponsorship Level. (Limited to New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont,Connecticut, Rhode Island).

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    LONG MIGRATION: If you are insane, I will come visit you and we will throw a game night party for you and your friends at your house or a nearby gathering place. We will provide sub-sandwiches, pizza snacks,non-alcoholic drinks and copies of 'FLIP' the Bird & Cat Game for up to 20 people. Also, 1 copy of an autographed the Flip the Bird game in a Limited Edition Kickstarter Exclusive Case. You need not cover our travel expenses (you've already done enough). You will also get a box of staples, you never know when you might need them.This event will have to fit into my schedule and I will only travel to places that are considered "safe".... my discretion. I will be VERY happy to see you. You also get the benefits of the Sponsorship Level. (Limited to the contiguous United States).

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    EARLY BIRD - (ONLY AVAILABLE THE FIRST 3 DAYS OF THIS CAMPAIGN)
    1 copy of 'FLIP' which will include the Kickstarter bonus Robert E. Leegle bird card along with a limited edition GenCon 2015 promotional "Get the Flock Out of Here" Card.

    This card will come with every level above this one pledged in the first 72 hours.

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