Now with an UPGRADED box, EXTRA cards, BETTER quality material & even more LOVE :D (see updates for further info)
Monkey Butt is a super-fun card game, for 2-8 players, incorporating a great balance of luck and strategy. With fantastic artwork, innovative gameplay and a quirky sense of humour, you will find yourself wanting to play again and again and again; but be warned, there is no winner, only a Monkey Butt!
Chortle to yourself as you use a Monkey Thief to steal an opponents prized super special card, giggle evilly as you block a colour and watch your opponent curse your dark side tactics, and laugh manically as one of your friends is “crowned” as the Monkey Butt! Play it in the pub with a group of friends or at home with your family (probably don’t laugh too manically at your 8 year old losing – or maybe do?) :P
Monkey Butt is versatile and with game play varying considerably between games you certainly won’t find yourself getting bored any time soon. So for less than the price of a cinema ticket (movie theatre for our American brethren?) you can help us to make Monkey Butt a reality and get your copy of this exclusive 1st Edition print of Monkey Butt!
The 84 vibrant cards have been designed to be as accessible as possible to a broad range of ages (we recommend 8 years+) and social groups, including those who have trouble distinguishing colours (like Anthony). They include lots of fun and clever special cards that will have you chortling or spluttering as you or your opponent strategically play them wreaking havoc across the game. We've even included a couple of blank cards so you can come up with your own special cards, or replace any damaged ones :)
Playing Monkey Butt
Monkey Butt is really easy to play. You have to beat the card currently showing by playing a card higher than or equal to it or by using one of the cool special cards such as the Cheeky Monkey, Monkey Thief or Zen Monkey :) You can also use the colour blockers to restrict which cards your opponents can play! Choose the right time to steal, swap or eliminate cards and even nominate one of your opponents to pick up the whole stack! Plan the right strategy to eventually leave one of them the Monkey Butt :P
We bribed Nick from Board Game Brawl to stay up late 1 night and give us his thoughts on Monkey Butt. For those of you who want a more in-depth explanation of the mechanics of Monkey Butt this is for you. He also gives a useful summary at the end of his video (5:16 into it).
Monkey Butt was created by Anthony Wood and Chris Marley. Anthony is co-founder of Hippoprint, the UK's first guaranteed next day print service and was once Young British Inventor of the Year, whilst Chris is a Guinness World Record Breaking juggler (yes, really...) and former University lecturer in Statistics!
Early Monkey – 1 x Monkey Butt game at a discounted price for being really cool and helping us get the ball rolling early on. Only 80 available so get in there while you can! (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Regular Monkey – 1 x Monkey Butt game. You are still awesome for helping make Monkey Butt a reality, just unfortunately you didn’t manage to get in before the really cool Early Monkeys :P (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Monkey Duo – 2 x Monkey Butt game. Wow, you are a really great person & we hope whoever you bought that second Monkey Butt for realises how lucky they are to have you in their lives! ;) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Fashion Monkey – 1 x Monkey Butt Game, 1 x Monkey Butt T-Shirt. Oh hello! You are clearly a person of excellent taste! Choose orange, blue or white or pledge 3x and get all 3 :D (Sizes, XS to XL. Sizes & colours can be chosen via the emailed survey after the project has completed) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Arty Monkey – 1 x Monkey Butt Game, 1 x Monkey Butt T-Shirt, 1 x A2 limited edition (only 60 will ever be printed) Monkey Butt Kickstarter print signed by games creators Chris & Anthony (sorry if this devalues it) (T-shirt sizes, XS to XL. Sizes & colours can be chosen via the emailed survey after the project has completed) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Fancy Monkey - 2 x Monkey Butt Game, 1 x Monkey Butt T-Shirt, 1 x A2 limited edition (only 60 will ever be printed) Monkey Butt Kickstarter print signed by games creators Chris & Anthony
Your 2 decks will be packaged in a very fancy wooden presentation box with your name laser etched on it. Monkey Butt decadence incarnate! (T-shirt sizes, XS to XL. Sizes & colours can be chosen via the emailed survey after the project has completed) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Awesome Monkey - 1 x Monkey Butt Game, 1 x Monkey Butt T-Shirt, 1 x A2 limited edition (only 60 will ever be printed) Monkey Butt Kickstarter print signed by games creators Chris & Anthony
Have yourself or a person of your choice immortalised in the 1st edition run of Monkey Butt with your very own card! We will create a super special card with a monkey caricature of you & name it after you! (T-shirt sizes, XS to XL. Sizes & colours can be chosen via the emailed survey after the project has completed) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Evolving Monkey - 1 x Monkey Butt Game, 1 x Monkey Butt T-Shirt, 1 x A2 limited edition (only 60 will ever be printed) Monkey Butt Kickstarter print signed by games creators Chris & Anthony
1 of the 2 first prototypes we created before Monkey Butt was even Monkey Butt AND 1 of the 2 second incarnations of Monkey Butt, when Monkey Butt first became Monkey Butt AND the only purple backed Monkey Butt game ever made, during the final testing phase. That is a total of 4 Monkey Butt decks charting the evolution of the game from conception to the present day, for the serious games collector. The early decks have our scrawling on them and reference to a man called Colin! (T-shirt sizes, XS to XL. Sizes & colours can be chosen via the emailed survey after the project has completed) (All unlocked stretch goals included)
Shipping has been kept to a minimum wherever possible but unfortunately for a variety of reasons we could only manage to keep it FREE to a limited selection of countries; USA (because you guys represent some insane percentage of all Kickstarter pledges), UK (because that’s where we live - and where Chris’ mommy lives), South Africa (that is where Anthony was born and where his mummy lives) & Greece (they have had a hard enough time of things recently without being charged shipping on their Monkey Butt games).
These are the starting Stretch Goals but if enough people back us we will be only too delighted to add more ;)
UNLOCKED! – We will add the Monkey Devil card to each game; this additional Super Special card will create a new dynamic in the game.
UNLOCKED! – We will upgrade the packaging to be even more, more better than le baguette (awful reference to the Frenchman in the promo video).
£10,000 – We will create a Downloadable Monkey Butt Cartoon strip featuring some of the Monkey Butt characters; this is going to be fantabulous!
£70,000 – The Cheeky Brothers will record a really bad pop song & release it online so you can make people the world over suffer! Also requires someone to have made a Wikipedia page for the Cheeky brothers or Monkey Butt :P
Our Heroes (aka Team Monkey Butt)
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you who pledge and spread the word. Without your help Monkey Butt will likely remain as just another prototype played by a couple of friends reminiscing about what could have been, but with your assistance the sky is the limit (maybe even beyond if we can smuggle a deck on to the ISS) ;)
We also wanted to thank: our superstar models Cuban, Donna, Kylie & Kyra! The team at Fortay Media, especially Dean & Adam who had to survive an entire day of filming with us; we hope your brains aren't too scrambled :P Friends & family for putting up with endless games testing sessions and weird monkey related ramblings :0) All the Hippos at Hippoprint.co.uk for their patience and hard work in helping us to get the designs just right :D
Finally, we would like to extend our gratitude to Jean-Luc Picard, Bruce 'Van Dyke' Dundee and The Cheeky Brothers. Everyone of you is a hero and as much a part of Team Monkey Butt as either of us.
Chris & Anthony
Risks and challenges
Whilst this is our first Kickstarter project, we are confident that it will proceed smoothly. Anthony's knowledge of the print & design industry has massively simplified the process of design & manufacturing.
We have identified fulfilment centres in various locations who can distribute the game worldwide & in a timely fashion.
We are confident that we can deal with anything from just meeting target to massively exceeding it without applying too much stress to the delivery date, which in itself already has some buffer built in.
We have left instructions with others in case we are murdered by angry Monkeys, so even if we meet an untimely end, you should still receive your game in a timely fashion (not sure if this should have a smiley face or not :? ).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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