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Ogre Cheerleaders: Cheering as good as they smell! A fun, light-hearted, set-collection game for 2(ish)* players.
Thank you to all of our backers! You are all honorary ogre cheerleaders in our eyes!
Thank you to all of our backers! You are all honorary ogre cheerleaders in our eyes!
120 backers pledged $3,668 to help bring this project to life.

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Ogre Cheerleaders is a light-hearted, set-collecting game where players are playing the part of recruitment officers for Ogreton University's cheerleading team.  Play cards to the Field in order to arrange ogres into score-able formations.  Assemble the best team of ogre cheerleaders to win the game.  

Ogre Cheerleaders is a fun game meant to fit in your pocket on your way to hang out with friends, or play at a restaurant while waiting for your food. The mechanics are easy to learn, and provide opportunities to surprise your opponent with cool combo moves during the game. Games typically last less than 10 minutes, and you'll be demanding a rematch before you're done counting up your points.  

*The game was designed to support 2 players, but can easily be expanded to support more.  3+ player games will be more chaotic and unpredictable, but fun nonetheless.  And in the end, if you're going to get upset about losing a game called Ogre Cheerleaders, you've probably got more problems than...well...an ogre cheerleader. 

 

 

The theme and artwork go a long way towards making Ogre Cheerleaders a fun experience, but the simple game mechanics will be set a brisk pace of game play.  Each turn you will be playing one ogre card onto either end of the field, and resolving the effects of the card.  The card effects will change the order of the ogres on the field and sometimes add or remove ogres from the field in some way.  Then, you'll check to see if you've arranged the ogres into 1 of 3 possible formations that can be scored.  Get ogres next to each other on the field with the same number, from the same team, or in a numerical sequence to score them.  However, you'll want to be careful not to leave your opponent an easy score for their next turn! 

For more information on the game mechanics, check out our overview video below, or click here to check out our rulebook.

 

 

 

Ogre Cheerleaders comes with a deck of 40 ogre cards, 1 bench card, 1 first player card, and a rulebook that come in a tuck box.   

As a recruitment officer for the prestigious Ogreton University, you will be watching ogre cheerleaders from 4 promising high school teams.  The ogre cheerleaders are from the Orange County Onions, the Unionville Unicorns, the Cave Springs Clubs, and the Stillwater Swamp Monsters.

You may have high hopes, but you will soon see that although these ogre cheerleaders can be very enthusiastic, their cheerleading skills leaves much to be desired.  Still, you must do your best and try to assemble the best team of ogre cheerleaders to bring with you to Ogreton University.  

We have some exclusive footage from this year's tryouts for the cheerleading squad at Ogreton University, and got the chance to sit down and talk with Stella and Helen, two of the more, uh...promising candidates from the group.  Don't miss out on this exclusive footage! 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Cheerleading isn't just hard work, it costs a lot of money for these ogres to represent Ogreton University. New uniforms don't come cheap! They are producing these fun extras to earn the money to improve their cheerleading squad. Check them out!

Show your Ogre Cheerleader pride with this limited edition patch that you can iron directly onto your school jacket, backpack, or anything else! Patches are approximately 4 inches.  

*Not an image of the actual patch
*Not an image of the actual patch

The Ogre Cheerleaders are making play mats with custom art work in the style of the game for use during gameplay. These standard(14"x24") size fabric and rubber play mats  will  include designated areas for the deck, the bench, and the field that enhance the experience of Ogre Cheerleaders and make learning the rules even easier!  

*Actual play mat will have different artwork
*Actual play mat will have different artwork

Cheer through the year with this 2018 wall calendar featuring the Ogre Cheerleaders themselves! In Ogreton University tradition, the cheerleaders have produced a calendar featuring the ogres doing the cheers they show off in the Ogre Cheerleaders card game, as well as superstar ogre cheerleaders Stella and Helen.  Schedule your busiest days with the help of the Ogreton University cheerleading team.

 

*Not an image of the actual calendar
*Not an image of the actual calendar

 

 Do you want any extra copies of Ogre Cheerleaders? For each extra copy of Ogre Cheerleaders you would like, add an additional $10 to your pledge level.  After the campaign, you'll let us know about your additional copies of the game through the backer reward survey!

 

 

 Ogre Cheerleaders has been an amazing project to work on. Our motivation behind this project is drawn from our passion for gaming. We love playing and making games, and sometimes it is hard to share that passion with all of your favorite people. Gaming can sometimes be a time commitment and you can't get your friends to sit and play. We wanted to make a game that is easy and accessible to everyone.

Ogre Cheerleaders is that game. The rules can be learned in less than five minutes and the game can be played in less than ten. We have found that people who are serious about gaming love ogre cheerleaders and people who don't game very often at all love ogre cheerleaders.

Through all of the effect brainstorming and playtesting we have found that ogres were meant to cheer. We are proud of this game and hope you love it as much as we do!

Risks and challenges

Designing and developing Ogre Cheerleaders has come with its own unique challenges. It doesn't have quite the level of complexity of our previous projects so we thought this would be a good opportunity to try handling the shipping from the manufacturer. Previously, we used an organization that managed the production and shipping of our games. Now we are working with Whatz Games and dealing directly with the manufacturers and the shippers.

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