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4 Letter Words

—is the fun, strategic card game in which you connect cards, as you try to create the most words, and score the most points, possible! To learn how to play the game in about a minute, just watch the above video!

Cards of the Game:

The game consists of word cards, a word list card, and an instruction card ( 70 cards total ).

Full Card Set:

Here's a pictorial of the full set of 70 cards. Important: The final color scheme for the game is not set in stone, and may change, prior to manufacturing. I'm still exploring several color scheme options for both the cards and the game's logo. Currently, every card is a unique color. Super cool!

Game Play Rules:

The full instructions/rules for the game fit on a single card. That way, you'll always have the rules with you, in case they need to be consulted during play.

Word List Card:

There's also a card that lists the 400+ possible words that can be created in the game. This way, there's never any arguments as to if a word counts, or doesn't. 4 Letter Words only allows terms that are part of conversational English. That way, no one is allowed to create some obscure word of which the rest of the players have never heard. Yay!

Packaging:

The game is packaged in a super cool, stackable plastic deckbox, to keep your cards safe and protected (when you aren't playing the game, of course). Note: This shows the first prototype for the card backing. The logo has since been updated to the more colorful one you see above.

Additional Games:

All of my other 15 Original Card Games are available as rewards, too! Simply select the backer level for the total number of games you'd like, and you'll then identify which games your pledge is going toward, via the backer survey you receive when the campaign is over. It's that easy!

Each game of 70 Cards...

  • is totally unique in terms of game play.
  • supports 2-4 players (sometimes more).
  • is packaged in a sweet plastic deckbox.
  • can easily be learned in just a couple minutes.
  • will be manufactured of high quality card stock.
  • has full instructions printed on one of the cards.
  • is enjoyable to play for both kids and us grown ups :P

1. Adorable Monsters

Adorable Monsters is the first card game I created, and maybe the most fun of them all. Your goal is to be the first to create a squad of 7 monsters on the table before you. With each turn, you play a new card, that has a special power. The super fun part? Some of those powers allow you to sabotage the progress of your opponents. Woot!

2. Goodbye, Ghosts!

Goodbye, Ghosts! is inspired by the classic card games Uno and Skip-Bo. So, if you enjoy playing either of those games, this game will be right up your alley. To play Goodbye, Ghosts!, you divide the deck of cards evenly among all players, and then you try to discard as many of your cards as possible, during each turn, by matching either the color, or the facial expression, of each silly ghost. But, it's not that easy, as there are special action ghosts that can quickly alter game play. Boo!

3. Outfoxed!

Outfoxed! was actually the last of my 15 card games that I created. For this game, I wanted to come up with something that was totally unique, and that gave each player a very different style of available strategies. The result is this cute and epic showdown for survival between the sneaky foxes, and the greater-in-numbers, birds.

4. Froggi

Froggi was inspired by the classic Milton-Bradley game Connect 4. But, instead of just 2 players, Froggi allows 4, as well as special cards that can dramatically swing the game one way or another. If you like Connect 4, this advanced, strategic, frog-themed form of that type of game is for you. In fact, my mom and I were just playing this game this past Mother's Day! It's a ton of fun! Ribbit! Croak!

5. Gem Quest

Believe it or not, Gem Quest came to be while I was originally trying to create a property-purchasing card game, similar to Monopoly. I wanted to make a game in which something could be purchased by players, as the game progresses. After all, the fun part about playing Monopoly is getting to purchase the various properties, right? So, Gem Quest gives you the ability to use the coins you collect, as a way to help you obtain a certain number of jewels you need to win the game.

6. Get the Gummies

Get the Gummies is my trick-taking game that is inspired by the classic card game Hearts. During each turn a player dishes out a gummy bear card, and if any other players have a card of the same color, they must play it. The player who throws down the biggest gummy bear of that color, takes the trick, and scores points for that hand. There are also gummy bears with special points that allow you to give, or take away, large amounts of points from certain players. Plus, you just can't go wrong with the cuteness of gummy bears :P

7. Into the Sea

This nautical-themed card game is adorable. But, beyond that, Into the Sea is also original in terms of game play, as it has no identifiable inspiration. In this game, your goal is to string together groups of same colored fish, to attract and capture big sea creatures (which are worth a lot of points). The player who scores the most points, wins! Gurgle, gurgle!

8. Nom Nom Yum!

Nom Nom Yum! is simple in premise, yet still a lot of fun to play. it's the perfect card game for very young children, as the game has just one action. During each turn, you play a food item into your junk food stash on the table before you, and if anyone else has that food item in play, he or she must remove it. It's that simple! Thus, your goal is to increase your food stash to a count of 10, while impeding the progress of your opponents. Mmmm. Tasty.

9. Cliques

Cliques is a simple game in which you start with a hand of 10 quirky, colorful characters, and then try to match them together by color, play them on the table, and thereby create a "clique." Your goal is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. You can do that by creating your own cliques, as well as increasing cliques that other players have already played. Yet, it's not that easy. "Zombie" cards can eat cliques, and scare some of the characters back into the hands of your opponents, as a way to hinder their progress. When one player has discarded all of his or her cards, the other players score 1 point for each card they still hold. You play multiple hands. The goal is to have the lowest point score when all is said and done.

10. Puppers & Doggos

In Puppers & Doggos, you are attempting to create a full pack of 9 canines, while trying to ensure your opponents don't do so first. This game has similar mechanics to Adorable Monsters, but here there are two different classes of cards "puppers" and "doggos." The cards all have special powers, but those powers only affect one of the two classes of cards, which makes this game more strategic and nuanced, in that way. Woof! Bark! Ruff!

11. Punkin Fight!

I started designing the cards for Punkin Fight! before I even knew what I was going to do with them! I literally made the cards and then said to myself, "Okay, so how to players use them?" The result is a completely original Halloween-themed card game that isn't inspired by any other game I've ever played. What makes Punkin Fight! so fun is that during each turn you get to make up to 3 different moves to either protect your ground, or attack an opponent's position. It's a strategy card game, yes, but a light one that is very easy to learn. Spooky!

12. Kill Them All

If you think emojis are stupid and annoying (like I do), Kill Them All is for you. Why? Because you get to use all sorts of weapons to murder them, that's why! You start the game with 3 emojis in front of you, and then must collect the different weapons shown, in order to kill off each one. But, this game has a twist: During a turn, if you can't attack one of your emojis, you must attack an opponent's emoji. In other words, you're forced to help an opponent, when you can't make progress yourself. Dun, dun, dun!

13. Murderopolis

Murderopolis is a rummy-style card game in which you role-play as a private investigator who must collect the location, evidence, suspect, and weapon cards needed to solve one of the town's open murder cases. The game also has wild cards, to help you make matches, and utilizes a wide field for discarding (as opposed to a single discard pile). In addition, there's also the terrifying "You're Dead" card (shown above), which makes you immediately lose the game. That's right, in this card game, one of the town's serial killers can hunt you, as you're hunting him!

14. Gone In 61 Seconds

Gone In 61 Seconds is a tile-based card game in which you take turns trying to steal expensive cars out of a guarded parking lot. Your goal is to boost the highest value of cars possible. Make the most money with your theft, and you win! Vrooom! Screeeech. Zooooom!

Gone In 61 Seconds is a tile-based card game in which you take turns trying to steal expensive cars out of a guarded parking lot. Your goal is to boost the highest value of cars possible. Make the most money with your theft, and you win! Vrooom! Screeeech. Zooooom!

15. Deadly Concoctions

In Deadly Concoctions, you mix potions by combining ingredients into fatal substances that you then use to attack other players. To begin the game, each player has a heart, mind, and spirit card set before him or her, that you're trying to destroy. Kill all 3 parts of life, and you kill your opponent! Each potion you create, by collecting the right cards, targets only one part of a player's life. So, to win this game, you have to create the right potions, at the right time, to successfully attack your opponents.

Game Play Videos:

To learn how to play any of my games in about 1 minute, click or tap the following image to head on over to YouTube, where I have created a gaggle of game play videos for your viewing enjoyment:

Age Recommendations:

Most of my games are perfect for all ages. However, Murderopolis, Kill Them All, Punkin Fight!, Gone In 61 Seconds, and Deadly Concoctions are more so intended for teens and adults. That's because they have subject matter that some could deem distasteful, such as references to violence, death, and criminality. Of course, you may still play them with children. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing so, as they are still incredibly tame by most standards. Even so, I provide this warning just in case you only want games that are rainbows and cupcakes :P

Shipping:

If you're based in The United States, you'll find that the shipping rate charged by the manufacturer is very reasonable. However, if you're located outside of The U.S., you'll find that shipping is fairly expensive. I wish shipping internationally didn't cost so much, but these prices are not within my control. Please know that I'm charging you the actual cost to ship you the number of games you want, and that the more games you get at once, the cheaper the shipping price you're paying per game.

Save $ By Getting More Games:

There is an escalating discount, the more games you pledge to receive at one time. Not only that, but you also save quite a bit on shipping when you order more than one game in the same shipment. See the latter reward tiers for the specific amount you save, versus getting only one game at a time.

Fulfillment:

All 16 games are completely designed and ready to be manufactured. So, when this campaign ends, I will simply place the order for your games with the manufacturer, who will proceed to produce them, and ship them right to you, within a couple of weeks. It's that easy! Sweet!

Positive Reviews:

Here are some positive reviews left in the various sections of my prior Kickstarter card game campaigns, or from backers who have messaged me directly. Keep in mind that these reviews were offered freely. In other words, I did not solicit them:

"Spent the better part of Christmas evening playing Punkin Fight with my husband. We love this so much (especially since this is still a ton of fun for two players) that I decided to buy 5 more copies to give to family/friends. Love, love, love Punkin Fight."

"The cards (of Adorable Monsters) are great quality, and are in a wonderful plastic case. The coloring is awesome too. I've found the game to be fun and easy, a great game to play with our kids. What I wasn't expecting, was that it would be a fun game with only adults playing. But it is!"

"I just got Adorable Monsters today and we are soooo into it, we love how easy it is to learn the game, the art, and the simplicity."

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say that I've tested a number of the games out with my teens at the library and a few at our 20s/30s gaming program off-site at a local pizza place and everyone loves them. They are cute, compact and easy to transport, and easy to learn so I'm going to invest in getting copies for my teens (instead of having to lug mine back and forth all the time)!"

"I got the games in the mail earlier this week and the ones I have played so far have been great. I volunteer with kids and the games are easy to learn and kid friendly."

About Me:

Hi. My name is Josh and my little one-man card company is called the Quirky Co. Why? Well, because my games are quirky, that's why! If you haven't backed any of my projects before, you'll be happy to learn that most backers love the games, and are thrilled that I'm able to make and ship them within a couple weeks of the campaign ending. If you have any questions for me, prior to backing this campaign, I'll be happy to answer them. Simply send me a message on here, or, once you've backed the project, leave your question in the comments section above. Thanks so much for considering adding my cutie patootie games to your gaming collection!

Risks and challenges

I am relying on a manufacturer, Drive-Thru Cards, to make and ship the games to you. Thus far, the company has been very reliable. But, as the manufacturing process is the only part of this campaign that is out of my control, it can be considered a risk. Other than that, I've completed multiple successful card game campaigns, and backers have loved them! So, there you go :)

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