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AU$ 10,485
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217
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 9 2019 10:09 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 10,485
pledged of AU$ 35,000pledged of AU$ 35,000 goal
217
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 9 2019 10:09 AM UTC +00:00

About

KILL YOUR FRIENDS is a ruthless and unpredictable adult card game that combines shedding, matching and knock-out style game play with a crude, shocking and provoking social satire.

Kill Your Friends is an ADULTS ONLY game. The content, themes and subject matter of Kill Your Friends are a satire and should not be taken literally or out of context. 

 4 players / Characters   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Ages 18+

The themes might be confronting for some individuals, but the game is a heap of fun to play, so we have created a family version of the game called Splatatat!

 Splatatat! has the exact same game play as Kill Your Friends but none of the violent and graphic content. 

 6 players   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Family Friendly   -   Ages 6+

Check out Splatatat! in action here:

 *Revealing remaining kill cards must be a players final turn. They cannot play a card then  reveal their card's.

Each player chooses a character to play as, and places their two life cards in front of them. 

LIFE CARDS

The life cards represent your two lives in the game. When a player loses a life, they turn one of their life cards over to dead. When both life cards are turned over, the player is out of the game.

The deck consists of kill cards, chaos, cards and one reaper card.

KILL CARDS

 Use kill cards to attack other players or save yourself from attacks.

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CHAOS CARDS

 Chaos cards do fun things like make everyone pick up 2 cards, reverse game play or swap cards in hand with another player. Each time a chaos card is played, it is discarded to the middle and not returned to the deck.

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REAPER CARD

The Reaper is the most powerful card in the game. It can be played as an undefendable kill card, played as a save card or used to resurrect a life card that is dead.

Each time the Reaper is played, it is shuffled back into the deck once it has been actioned. 

 A player can only do one thing each turn. They cannot play multiple cards or pick up a card and put one down. To play a card, the player has the option to attack another player, save themselves, or play a chaos card or the reaper card.

 Attack other players by playing a kill card of their colour, on their life card. 

Attacks must start with a kill card and must be played in numerical sequence.

 Only cards of matching colour can be played and only one attack sequence can be played at a time. 

 Players can save themselves from an attack by playing a kill card in their own colour, of the same number, on their life card when it is their turn. 

Only kill cards in the players own colour, of the same number, can be played to save themselves.

When a player saves themselves, all kill cards are removed from their life cards (including the card they played to save themselves) and are put to the bottom of the deck.

 When a player has a 3 kill card played on their life cards, they are forced to save themselves when it's their turn.

If a player cannot save themselves, they lose a life (life card turned over to dead) and they have to pick up two cards. All kill cards that were on the player's life cards are then put to the bottom of the deck.

If one life card is already dead and the player cannot defend, their second life card becomes dead and they are out of the game! 

All cards in their hand are put to the bottom of the deck.

 To win, be the last player left in the game, or the first player to have either no cards, or only kill cards of your colour remaining in your hand.

For all the rules in more detail click HERE 

 4 players / Characters   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Ages 18+

INCLUDES:

  • 55 cards with unique illustrations
  • Printed instructions

This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch goal is met!

 *Price may change depending on exchange rate

 6 players   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Family Friendly   -   Ages 6+

INCLUDES:

  • 77 cards each 
  • Printed instructions

 *Price may change depending on exchange rate

 Both games at a special Kickstarter price!

KILL YOUR FRIENDS

4 players / Characters   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Ages 18+

INCLUDES:

  • 55 cards with unique illustrations
  • Printed instructions

This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch goal is met!

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SPLATATAT!

 6 players   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Family Friendly   -   Ages 6+

INCLUDES:

  • 77 cards each 
  • Printed instructions

 *Price may change depending on exchange rate

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - ONLY 3 AVAILABLE

Collaborate with creators Leigh and Adrian to create a custom version of Kill Your Friends featuring you and your friends as characters, with unique deaths and themes for each character.

4 players / Custom characters   -   5-20 minutes per game   -   Ages 18+

INCLUDES:

  • 55 cards with unique illustrations of you and your friends**
  • Printed instructions
  • 10 limited edition copies of your custom Kill Your REAL Friends 
  • 1 x copy of Kill Your Friends - A Bloody Card Game
  • 1 x copy of Splatatat - A Messy Card Game

This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch goal is met!

*Price may change depending on exchange rate

**Conditions Apply (Contact info@splatatat.com for more info)

 Kill Your Friends - A Bloody Card Game is a 4 player game but we all know you have more than 4 friends you want to kill, so we have started work on an expansion pack called 'Kill Your World Leaders' already.

Kill Your World Leaders adds 2 more players/characters (Kanye and Trump) to the game and will only be available if we exceed $50,000 USD of funding.

As a Kickstarter exclusive and a way to say thank you for your support, the expansion packs will be added to every Kickstarter reward copy of Kill Your Friends for free! 

Expansion packs will be sold separately after the Kickstarter campaign if the stretch goal target is met.

 Kill Your Friends and Splatatat! is created by award winning product designer Leigh Ryan (Dyson/Quad Lock) and illustrated by Adrian Dutt (Howling Owl/Spectres).

 Inspired by the rising popularity of adult themed card games and a love for classic family games such as Uno, Leigh set out to create an adult themed card game that could be won through gameplay, not a subjective decision. Playing on the natural competitive and aggressive nature of people when playing card and board games, the idea for Kill Your Friends was born with the concept of a game that you could win by knocking other players out of the game.

The idea just sat there for a while but it wasn’t until close friend and amazing illustrator Adrian Dutt did a series of horror themed illustrations on Instagram leading up to Halloween called “Inktober” that really inspired the game.

 Leigh started sending through death ideas and very rough sketches across to Adrian that he would breathe life (but mostly death) into and everything evolved from there. Almost 3 years of ideas, sketches and revisions going back forth has resulted in a game that provides a crude, shocking and provoking social commentary, covering topics such as depression, police brutality, addiction, bullying, health trends, and technology obsession.

 Some cards are funny, some are very confronting and disturbing, some are just plain stupid and some have a strong social message behind them. And if you look closely into what is happening in each card, there is a loose narrative that pulls all the character stories together. (Leigh has a bold idea of developing the story into an animated Netflix special one day).

Leigh and Adrian joke that they would have some serious explaining to do if police ever reviewed their search history or messenger conversations as they have googled some pretty messed up stuff as research.

Understanding the theme of the game isn’t for everyone and may offend some, Leigh created Splatatat! in parallel. Splatatat! is a family friendly game with the exact same game mechanics as Kill Your Friends, but with none of the graphic content.

The irony of Kill Your Friends is that the content themes center around violence and aggression but the fundamental core of the game is really about bringing people together and having fun.  

 Kill Your Friends is a satirical card game produced by Splatatat Pty Ltd. The content, themes and subject matter of Kill Your Friends are a satire should not be taken literally or out of context.  

The subject matter and artwork of Kill Your Friends may be confronting for some individuals and is not intended for people under 18 years of age.

Kill Your Friends and Splatatat Pty Ltd do not promote or condone violence, racism, hate or fear to any person, gender, race, religion, political party, group, animal, living thing or inanimate object.

Kill Your Friends uses invented names and characters, except in cases when public figures are being satirised. Any other use of real names or likeness is accidental and coincidental.

We understand that the content isn’t to everyone’s tastes, which is why we created Splatatat! - A Messy Card Game, which shouldn't offend anyone (unless you are offended by colours, numbers, competitiveness or good times).

 All content Copyright ©  2019 Splatatat Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved

 Thank you to everyone that has play tested / listened / given advice / liked / shared / supported me or this project in anyway.

Thanks to Adrian for the incredible illustrations, putting up with my ever shifting goal posts and being able to create artwork better than I ever imagined in my head.

And a special thanks to my family, friends and the entire Quad Lock team for all your help / support / advice / belief / proof reading / sense checking / idea bouncing / brainstorming / baby sitting / tech support / play testing and everything else you have done to help me get this project this far!

-Leigh

KYF illustrations: Adrian Dutt @howlingkestrel

KYF video: James Hankins @hankins__ 

KYF video edit: James Hankins / Edo Rafter @edorafter

KYF song: Spectres https://wearespectres.bandcamp.com/

Splatatat! video: James Hankins

Splatatat!  video edit: James Hankins / Edo Rafter

Splatatat! song: Slonk https://slonk.bandcamp.com/

Q+A Video: Tim Frazer

Product photography: Tim Frazer

Photoshop wizard: Martin Tulloch

Proof reader / sense checker: Carla Ryan

Website / How to play animations: Niika  www.niika.com.au

Pre production prototypes: Abacus Visual www.abacusvisual.com.au

Card production: Ad Magic (Manufacturer of Cards Against Humanity / Exploding Kittens) www.admagic.com

Shipping/Fulfilment: Blackbox (Team behind Cards Against Humanity) www.blackbox.cool

Risks and challenges

The 2 biggest challenges are meeting the funding target and delivering on time.

The funding target may seem high but that is to ensure we can cover the production cost of the minimum order quantity of 2 games (Kill Your Friends and Splatatat!) that are produced to a world class standard and shipped tO your door hassle free with tracking.

To achieve this we have teamed up with Ad Magic (manufacturers of Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens) to manufacture the game. We have been working for Ad Magic for the past few months to get all the artwork approved and ready production (which it all is, excluding the expansion packs) so once the campaign is finished we can move quickly into production.

Shipping and logistics can be expensive and difficult which is why we have partnered with Blackbox (the team behind Cards Against Humanity) to handle shipping and fulfilment of the game. These guys have been there done that with the biggest selling card games of the last 5 years which is why we are confident in being able to meet our November delivery target.

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    Pledge AU$ 28 or more About US$ 19

    Kill Your Friends - A Bloody Card Game

    A ruthless and unpredictable adult card game. Win by being the last player remaining or the first with no cards.
    KILL YOUR FRIENDS, SAVE YOURSELF & CREATE CHAOS FOR EVERYONE ELSE!

    - 4 players / Characters
    - 5-20 minutes per game
    - Ages 18+
    - 55 cards each with unique illustrations
    - Printed instructions

    -Free Shipping to the US
    $5 USD to AUSTRALIA/UK/CANADA
    $10-15 USD to REST OF WORLD
    *Shipping prices may vary depending on exchange rate

    This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch goal is met!

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    Splatatat! - A Messy Card Game

    A ruthless and unpredictable family card game. Exact same game play as Kill Your Friends but without the graphic content. Win by being the last player remaining or the first with no cards.
    SPLAT OTHER PLAYERS, SAVE YOURSELF AND SLAM EVERYONE!

    - 6 players
    - 5-20 minutes per game
    - Ages 6+
    - 77 cards each
    - Printed instructions

    -Free Shipping to the US
    $5 USD to AUSTRALIA/UK/CANADA
    $10-15 USD to REST OF WORLD
    *Shipping prices may vary depending on exchange rate

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    Kill Your Friends + Splatatat!

    A copy of each game (Kill Your Friends & Splatatat!)

    KILL YOUR FRIENDS
    - 4 players / Characters
    - 5-20 minutes per game
    - Ages 18+
    - 55 cards each with unique illustrations
    - Printed instructions

    This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch goal is met!

    SPLATATAT!
    - 6 players
    - 5-20 minutes per game
    - Ages 6+
    - 77 cards each
    - Printed instructions
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    -Free Shipping to the US
    $5 USD to AUSTRALIA/UK/CANADA
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    *Shipping prices may vary depending on exchange rate

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    Kill Your REAL Friends

    Collaborate with creators Leigh and Adrian to create a custom version of Kill Your Friends featuring you and your friends as characters, with unique deaths and themes for each character.

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - ONLY 3 AVAILABLE

    4 players / Custom characters - 5-20 minutes per game - Ages 18+
    INCLUDES:
    55 cards each with unique illustrations of you and your friends*
    Printed instructions
    10 limited edition copies of your custom Kill Your REAL Friends
    1 x copy of Kill Your Friends - A Bloody Card Game
    1 x copy of Splatatat - A Messy Card Game

    This reward will include Kill Your World Leaders expansion pack for free in the box as a Kickstarter exclusive if stretch is met!

    SHIPPING INCLUDED (Copies of Kill Your Friends and Splatatat! will be shipped November 2019)
    *Conditions Apply (Contact info@splatatat.com for more info)

    Includes:
    • 10× Kill Your REAL Friends - A Bloody Card Game (Adults only 18+)
    • 1 x Kill Your Friends - A Bloody Card Game (Adults only 18+)
    • 1 x Splatatat! - A Messy Card Game (Family Friendly)
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