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$1,155
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 19 2019

About

"Light, fun, and fast, Punching Babies is an enjoyable little romp that’s easy to learn and play." - Casual Game Revolution 

Welcome! After a year of development, I'm finally ready to unveil my card game to everybody! It's called Punching Babies, and no, it is not intended to encourage you to go out and punch babies. Not even if they totally deserve it, which, you know...they probably do. No, this game is intended to simulate a brutal cage-match fight between two heavyweight babies. Two babies enter...one baby leaves...then, I guess the other one leaves a little after. I mean, we're not going to let babies just pile up in the corner.

*For a How to Play video, check the reviews further down the page. Both reviewers explain it very well.

To play, two fighters are dealt 10 cards and the first to throw an attack goes first - just like a real fight! Can you imagine two boxers playing rock, paper, scissors to see who throws the first punch? Me neither! Their gloves would make that impossible! Anyway, after the first punch is thrown, the opponent will have the opportunity to defend, and then make his/her own attack. Cards are drawn from the deck only when a played card prompts it, and once one fighter can no longer play an attack, the other then dishes out any and every attack card left in their hand. When nobody has a viable attack left, the round is over.

Damage is then tallied (you start at 0 and count damage taken upwards), and the fighter that took the most damage loses the round. Easy-peasy!

All these babies in a 72 card deck.
All these babies in a 72 card deck.

It's a card game, so it contains cards. 72 of them to be precise. There are 13 unique Attack cards, 4 unique defensive cards, 5 unique Special cards, and two unique combination cards (Attack/Defend, and Defend/Special).

Punching Babies is equal parts Chance and Strategy, and with 5 minute rounds, perfect for playing anywhere! In between class, or in the dentists waiting room, Punching Babies will always sound like a good idea.

These are some of the prototype cards. After funding, I will be able to give these babies a lot more detail.
These are some of the prototype cards. After funding, I will be able to give these babies a lot more detail.

All artwork was done by Joe DiGuiseppi, you can find him at www.diguiseppi.com 

Free shipping within the United States, including to retailers. Outside of the US, $5 will be applied to all Round 1 orders. The game is light enough to be the same cost to Canada as it is to Australia, so no wild shipping fluctuations from country to country. Actual shipping is more, so consider it a way for me to say "thank you" for your support.

https://pawnsperspective.com/punching-babies-preview/

https://settleroftheboards.weebly.com

www.greenakersgames.com 

 www.casualgamerevolution.com

Risks and challenges

Game publishing is new to me, and the more that I look into the logistics of it, the more daunting the whole process seems. But personal growth doesn't come by staying in your comfort zone, so I'm jumping into this with both feet. I've developed a fun little game and spent a lot of time fine tuning it, all while learning the ins and outs of the manufacturing and retail world. With your help, I can finalize all artwork and get the first printing done and in your hands by September (although, I'm really aiming for August).

I have not decided on a fulfillment company or pledge manager yet, but once my goal is reached I'll put that on the top of my priority list. Also, I've opened the base pledge of this project up to international backers, because I wouldn't want to deprive anyone of Punching Babies. However, all other pledges are limited to US backers only.

I appreciate that you've read this far down! If you have any questions, ask away!

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    Holy Smokes! If you donate $25, you'll get yourself a signed copy of Punching Babies! Unfortunately, this option is only available to United States backers.

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    With this tier, your $50 will get you a copy of the game plus a signed copy of the Final Prototype! The prototype will ship immediately after funding and I receive a completed survey. I see no reason for you to have to wait for it since it's already produced.

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    For this level, your hard earned cash will get you a copy of the game, plus a signed extremely limited copy of the final prototype of Punching Babies back when I was still using the working title "Fisticards." It's unopened and of the 7 that I printed, only 5 are available. It comes in a plain white tuck box, because I was more focused on gameplay than artwork. I can sign the box if you'd like, but that means that I'll remove the shrink wrap.
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    This is pretty much the same reward as Round 4, except that the prototype here is the penultimate printing of "Fisticards" and I have even fewer of these. I only printed 4, so there are 3 unopened ones. These also come in a plain white tuck box. I will sign the box if you'd like, but that means I have to open the shrink wrap.
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