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Tongue twisting, table thumping turmoil.
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176 backers pledged £1,677 to help bring this project to life.
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This campaign is ending but the tumultuous, tongue twisting turmoil continues in full voice at KAMBA HQ 

KAMBA is also preparing for social media. Please follow KAMBA on:

And most of all: Thank you to everyone for your support. It's been a blast! Let's do this again soon!

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INTRODUCING KAMBA

KAMBA is a loud and unruly card game for groups who are in high spirits. Anytime a bunch of people are sitting round a table and looking to raise the roof.....that's KAMBA time.

Everyone plays KAMBA simultaneously, repeating devilish tongue twisters faster and louder - while also passing cards - and (optionally for experts) tackling additional 'Pro' tasks at the same time. 

A few KAMBA cards are already finished. Here's a preview: 

A few of the KAMBA cards are already finished

How to KAMBA ?

How to Kamba

 The video below shows some of the first ever people to try a KAMBA prototype.  

Before you watch it, just try saying "Six Thick Sticks" four times in a row, very very quickly..... 

Next up is the tongue twister is "Cup Cake Cap". Try it yourself! 

These brave souls are also attempting the "Pro" task for more experienced players (as you will see). 

And they're back with this fabulously freaky canine: "Dog Food Dude"

People who love games, love KAMBA!

Blurby blurb bit:

  • Easy to learn, fun for groups. 
  • Designed for 5 - 10 players (the more people the better).
  • A typical game of KAMBA lasts about 20-30 minutes. (The game ends when one player has turned all 5 of their letter cards).
  •  KAMBA is a card game consisting of 72 cards in a box. It's small box of BIG BIG fun
  • Recommended minimum age is around 8. Players under 8 years old may prefer to be part of a team.
  • Perfect for get-togethers, gatherings, parties, holidays, vacations and more!

Any questions ? Please fire away! Otherwise please pledge for KAMBA now! 

Please back KAMBA by making a pledge now

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This campaign is ending but the tumultuous, tongue twisting turmoil continues in full voice at KAMBA HQ 

KAMBA is also preparing for social media. Please follow!

And most of all: Thank you to everyone for your support. It's been a blast! Let's do this again soon!

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Risks and challenges

Despite being a games designer, I never envisaged spending a chunk of my adult life contemplating exactly how best to whack a splat card with a mallet card. (!!!). But I've been doing that a lot of lately. And to my delight, it's been unexpectedly satisfying: finding a game rhythm that's totally addictive to play. It's been an unusual and delicate design process but the end result (KAMBA) is a truly glorious new way to have a lot of fun with a group of people.

One of the biggest challenges I faced was bringing the KAMBA tongue twisters to life in a way that was both entertaining and intriguing. What for example, does the tongue twister "Soft Short Shirt" look like ? How about "Black Bug's Blood" or "Real Rare Whale" ? I can't tell you how many long hours have been spent imagining scenes for the cards. But we're nearly there now, the cards are mainly sketched out in monochrome (black and white) and a few are now in the final finished colour/color format. They look truly beautiful.

I have been testing the game a lot. A heck of a lot. Playing it and playing it and playing it. (It actually is addictive!). One of my concerns is that a lot of twenty-somethings immediately say "this is a drinking game" which is correct in the narrow sense that it can be a drinking game if they want it to be. But KAMBA is also a game that kids love. They love being super-loud and they love the fact that everyone is playing together at the same time. So my hope is that KAMBA will be played widely by families and everyone and won't get stereotyped as a particular kind of party game. It's a party game for all!

Kickstarter asks me to write about potential risks and my mind is irrationally seized by panic: I'm working hugely long hours on KAMBA and a sudden global coffee shortage would prove distinctly unhelpful. An asteroid impact wiping out London (where I live) would definitely reduce my ability to deliver the project. But the biggest risk is that you wonderful people fail to back my project. Which would be madness of course. (!!). No pressure there....but you know what you need to do now!

Let's get KAMBA launched and together we can make the world a noisier place!

Thank you.

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    KAMBA GAME

    You get: A copy of the KAMBA card game mailed to your home address (or any other address you provide). Shipping to be added later.
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    CHRISTMAS GIVING PACK: KAMBA X6

    SIX copies of KAMBA mailed to your home address (or any other address you provide) in good time for Christmas. Shipping to be added later. KAMBA is a super-fun gift for Christmas stockings, secret Santas and other Christmas gifting moments. With this reward you also benefit from a discount on the regular price.
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    EARLYBIRD KAMBA DEAL

    Back KAMBA now to claim this deal!
    You get: A full copy of the KAMBA card game mailed to an address of your choice, to arrive in time for Christmas 2019. Shipping to be added later.
    Getting lots of support early on is a huge help to me. This super low-price EarlyBird deal is here to encourage you to get behind KAMBA right at the beginning. Support me early and you save BIG!

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