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Lynden CoxBy Lynden Cox
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Lynden CoxBy Lynden Cox
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About

THE CONCEPT IS TO CREATE BANDS by joining BAND MATES TOGETHER. Be the first to complete a set of original band mates with a rehearsal space and a record contract and you win!  

Bands are color coded and fall into 10 genres- All bands have 5 members so there is no advantage to create one genre from another. It is about strategy and luck of the draw as you will see as you play. 

Start of Play

Each player is dealt 6 cards to start the game. The remaining cards are placed in the center of the table as your feeding deck (any cards discarded during the game should be placed facedown into a separate pile in the center of the table until you need to reshuffle them as a feeding deck). 

Actions of Play

  • 1. Play a musician card or wild card down in front of you to join their band mates.  
  • 2. Trade a card face down to another player and choose a card from that players hand.  
  • 3. Play a blocker card on another player.  
  • 4. Steal a band mate or wild card from another player.  
  • 5. Play an "OH CRAP" card on yourself or another player. (See Oh crap cards)  
  • 6. Pick up a band mate from in front of you and replace it with a band mate from another genre. (This is to change your band. You are never locked into completing the band you start and you will find your changing bands more than once)  
  • 7. Discard a card from your hand.  

Blocker Cards

A blocker card is a family member musician who no one wants in the band. These cards are your mom, sister, little brother, dad, crazy uncle, Yep! even the girlfriend!

"Oh Crap" Cards

“Oh Crap” Cards can be played against other players to cause havoc in the band. They can cause a band to lose a musician, or even a rehearsal space.  

Steal Cards

These cards are used to steal a rehearsal space, band mate or wild card from another player. They cannot be used to steal contracts!

Wild Cards

Wild cards can be used to substitute as any band mate of any color to help complete your band. 

See the complete rules and card explanations herehttp://www.bandmatesgame.com/page3.html

Band Mates is Fun, Fast, and Exciting!

Each Basic Game consists of 112 cards

2-4 players, ages 10+

a 4 player round takes approximately 1 hour.

We started the Idea of this game 2 years ago with basic rules and characters. Our intention was to come up with a new way to market indie music. We thought having a cool card game to package with a compilation CD of music would entice more CD purchases. Little did we know that once we developed the game and made the prototypes the test playing would go so well. We found that the game can be sold on it's own merit but we also will continue the future games having real indie bands in the game packaged with a compilation CD from those bands within the game. Therefore we will continue to produce the game in both formats.

We brought this project to kickstarter to raise the funds to produce our first initial production run which will be 2000-2500 units if we reach our goal. We also have included cost for some 150+ T shirts, and travel for marketing to the SXSW Music conference March 7 - 16, 2014 • Austin, TX. This will produce sales, along with major contacts with future bands in the Band Mates Game.

 If we can meet our stretch Goal which is only $3,000 more. This will allow us to produce the same number of expansion packs to go with the 2-4 player game. The expansion pack allows up to 8 players to play the game.

The expansion pack is already created and ready to go to production with the game and includes 54 more cards includes 4 more bands, more "Oh Crap", Steal, Wild, Blocker, Contract, and Rehearsal Space cards.

If we meet the stretch goal has an ADDED BONUS to all contributors will be FREE expansion packs to go with every game in your reward!

Pass along the links to our face book and website to your friends and everyone you know who loves music. If everyone get's involved the more success we all have.

Link to us on Face Book @ www.facebook.com/bandmatesgame

Link to our webiste @ www.bandmatesgame.com

Thank you for looking at our project. Your contribution will bring new music to everyone along with a fun, exciting card game.

Risks and challenges

In a whole our company has over 30 years in the music business and I personally have experience in producing games having invented a couple of card games and a board game since 1995. I have created layouts for many new card games and we are now starting to make our move on the gaming industry with our first launch Band Mates. We have established relationships over the years with manufacturer's in both the USA and overseas.

Since the game is created and everything is ready to go to production. We have assumed all risk on our part with investing in the copyrights, trademarks, artwork, etc...and soon a utility patent. The only challenge we face at this point (is one we placed upon ourselves) is being able to have the production back from the manufacturer in time for XMAS delivery. Even though we have January 2014 as a delivery date. In reality it is possible and our intent for us to have the games in hand and shipped in time for XMAS this is why we are only funding for 32 days so spread the word.

In case we can not, for everyone who contributes to a multi-game reward pack and intends to give a game to a friend or someone for XMAS, we will send you a special Band Mates Card to give them until the game arrives!

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