Who would win in a fight, a zombie or an alien? A giant Kraken or a fire-breathing dinosaur? A robot or a mad scientist? Now it's your chance to find out with a new card game from my business.
It’s called…MONSTER FIGHT!
The way you play Monster Fight is simple, and it’s fun for the whole family, ages six and up, with fun illustrations by everyday balloons. The video shows you how to play, and there are basic below, but here's a link to the complete rules too!
There are five kinds of monsters: Zombies, Robots, Aliens, Kraken, and fire-breathing Dinosaurs. Each one is assigned a number based on their strength. There are also five colors (or zones for colorblind).
Shuffle the deck. Each player gets 8 cards, then you flip a new card over from the pile of remaining cards. The player now has to play a card that “beats” that monster in a fight, either by playing the next number in the sequence (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then repeat) or by playing any monster with the same color. If you can’t beat the monster, you draw cards until you can.
There are also a lot of special action cards, like a Mad Scientist card that creates any monster you want, cloning machines that make other players draw a card, and even a doomsday device card that causes everyone to pass their cards to the left. So there’s both luck and strategy involved in the game.
The first player to get rid of all their cards wins. Ideally by yelling the name of the monster and slapping it down.
For the artwork I’m proud to be collaborating with Becki & Chris from everyday balloons. They're great artists and I’m not just a friend, I’m also a huge fan of their work. They’ll also be printing the t-shirts and posters for the rewards right here in Pennsylvania, while the cards themselves will be made in the USA. Their designs are simply remarkable and I couldn't do this project without them.
There are a bunch of cool rewards, like t-shirts of your favorite monster, screen printed by everyday balloons, a party pack of beer & soda can coolies with all five monsters, and much more. Or you can just get the game!
The cards are all standard poker size (3.5 x 2.5 inches), on 300gsm premium smooth paper, by Shuffled Ink in Orlando, FL. The full deck has 108 cards and comes with a complete copy of the instructions.
This is a lot of money to raise, but making these card games costs a lot! Plus it's important to me to pay my collaborators well, and also to have this entire product and rewards made in the United States.
And don't worry, these monsters are fun and cuddly, not scary. I recommend the game for kids ages 6 and up.
All we need now is YOU. Check out the rewards, and soon you can be playing…MONSTER FIGHT!
Risks and challenges
I've been running my own business for almost eight years now, and I'm very comfortable with all the ins and outs of the printing business. These designs are licensed from my friends and I'm going to be printing the cards here in the United States. I have quotes for the printing and packaging of the cards, as well as for all the rewards. Shipping orders is a big part of what I do for a living, and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and mail away!
This will be my fifth Kickstarter and all four previous projects have been successful. In the spirit of full disclosure, my third Kickstarter was a project to print a vinyl album of sci-fi music and sounds that was fully funded, but then ran into difficulty because of some issues clearing the music. This was my fault and I have either refunded everyone's money or given them another gift or reward in exchange. I went to great lengths to make sure everyone who backed that project felt taken care of. More importantly, I learned that it's difficult to go outside of your wheelhouse (in this case, my trying to move into another medium). Printing and mailing original designs is something I have a great deal of experience with, and I'm confident that I can deliver this game on time, as I have with my three other Kickstarters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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