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12 artists collaborate on a casual, light-hearted, simple-yet-competitive underwater-themed tabletop card game.
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"Whispers tell of Sunken Chests filled with Treasure scattered throughout a mystic sea.

The sparkling waters are home to many clever animals. Some of the animals consider the Sunken Chests a nuisance and are more than happy to help you find them so you can take them away. Some of the animals consider YOU a nuisance and are more interested in making things difficult for you.

It is also said the sea itself is alive and uses Bubbles to tease unwanted adventurers.

If you aim to claim the Treasure, you are a braver soul than I."

- Captain Sandwiches





Gosh Darn Bubbles! is a casual, light-hearted, simple-yet-competitive underwater-themed card game. It is easy to learn, designed for 2-6 players, and takes 3-5 minutes per player to complete.

The Goal of the Game is to be the first player with three Treasures. Players earn Treasure by finding and playing Sunken Chests, but watch out for Bubbles! They prevent Sunken Chests from providing Treasure and do nothing when they are played.


Art: Apolline Etienne (Click for Website)
Art: Apolline Etienne (Click for Website)

When you play a Sunken Chest, you discard an amount of cards from the top of the game deck. If no Bubbles are discarded, that means the Sunken Chest is filled with Treasure that you get to collect! However, if any Bubbles are discarded, the Sunken Chest is empty and you receive nothing. :(

The rest of the cards in the game do many fun things, like help players find Sunken Chests faster, mess with other players’ cards, and provide players with bonuses and penalties.

Don't like the cards in your hand? Use Fair Winds to give them to another player! Know another player has a really good card in their hand? Use Grab Crab to take and play it! Is another player about to win? Use Pirate Manta Ray to steal one of their Treasures!


Art: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien (Click for Website)
Art: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien (Click for Website)

Art: Jonatan Iversen-Ejve (Click for Website)
Art: Jonatan Iversen-Ejve (Click for Website)

Art: Morghan Gill (Click for Website)
Art: Morghan Gill (Click for Website)

Art: faithandfreedom (Click for Website)
Art: faithandfreedom (Click for Website)

Art: Susie "BogusRed" Sahim (Click for Website)
Art: Susie "BogusRed" Sahim (Click for Website)

Art: Sabrina Alberghetti (Click for Website)
Art: Sabrina Alberghetti (Click for Website)

And of course, the amazing artwork on the front of the cards is paired with beautiful artwork on the back!


Art: Oana R. Birtea (Yuuza) (Click for Website)
Art: Oana R. Birtea (Yuuza) (Click for Website)

The waves can get a little wild, but we are sure you will conquer them and discover the riches you seek!

Be kind to yourself. Be kind to other people, animals, and nature. Listen to your heart. You’re doing great!

And remember: Bubbles do nothing!












That's it! You are officially ready to play!





Artwork

We had the honor of collaborating with 12 fantastic artists from around the world. Each artists was given minimal art direction to ensure they maintained as much creative control as possible. The result? A fun and whimsical world that is bubbling with memorable animals and beautiful environments.


Gameplay

We made sure the game is inclusive. It is easy to setup, simple to learn, and can be completed quickly, making it perfect for getting new players involved. Whether you're attending a game night with established friends or making new friends at a more public social gathering, anyone can start having fun right away.

We also made sure players stay engaged throughout the entire game. The artwork is fun to admire, the card actions create a lot of humor, and the minor victory condition keeps your head in the game because it is easy to make a comeback when you are behind.


Game Box

Each of the game's 12 artists will be represented on the box. The front art will be a collage of the game's animals with the game's logo layered on top.

The box will be a two piece design and will contain a card tray to hold the game cards in two separate piles. If you want to protect your game cards with protective sleeves, the card tray can be removed so the cards can fit inside the box while in sleeves.





We've gone ahead and unlocked all of the Stretch Goals for the game! Though the dollar amounts for each Stretch Goal were not reached, the additional cards add large amounts of fun to the game, and we want Gosh Darn Bubbles! to be as enjoyable as possible. Enjoy! :)




Add Fast-Talking Koi, Hard-Hitting Betta, and I See You in There to the game! (Also add a couple Sunken Chests and Bubbles for game balance)

Art: buboplague (Click for Website)
Art: buboplague (Click for Website)


Add Lockrocker Penguin,  Organized Axolotl, and Sneaky Snake to the game! (Also add a couple Sunken Chests and Bubbles for game balance.)

Art: TehChan (Click for Website)
Art: TehChan (Click for Website)


Add A Moment Together, Plundering Pufferfish, and Picky Piranha to the game! (Also add a couple Sunken Chests and Bubbles for game balance.)

Art: Christina Gardner (Click for Website)
Art: Christina Gardner (Click for Website)


Add four Treasures to the game to increase the maximum number of players from four to six!

Art: Apolline Etienne (Click for Website)
Art: Apolline Etienne (Click for Website)


Add What's Kraken Y'all, Four Turtles, and Making a Splash to the game! (These cards are super powerful! Unlock them at your own risk!)

Art: Nickol Martin (Click for Website)
Art: Nickol Martin (Click for Website)



Unfiltered Gamer

"It's quick, it's simple, really easy to teach, and a little bit of fun! [...] All the cards feel really nice to play, I enjoy that aspect of the game, and I also like the artwork. [...] Whether I win or lose in this game, I have a good time, and I think that's a good message to send to kids as well. It's something I would definitely suggest taking a look at if you have little ones."



The Dice Tower

"Super light, super casual, […] a very accessible game, easily take it with you, play it at lunch time or out at dinner somewhere, really easy to engage with."



Game Boy Geek 

"A quick, light, and easy to learn card game."



Dice and Dragons

"The mechanics, the way it plays, it's very easy to get the flow of the game. [...] For transportability, and for a game that you can bring with you and play pretty much anywhere, I think that's something that families will appreciate. [...] The artwork is very well done, I do really like the art on the cards, it really gets you into the theme."

 Click here to watch the Dice & Dragons video!




Board Game Quest

"Gosh Darn Bubbles! does a solid job of filling a role as a card game with light gameplay, straightforward rules, and a theme that is whimsical and accessible all in one. We think it would work well for all audiences: fans of this genre and style of game, families looking for a new option at game night, as well as experienced gamers looking for a simple, transportable title. 

Click here to read the Board Game Quest article!




Everything Board Games

"I’ve made a lot of fishy puns today just for the halibut, but playing Gosh Darn Bubbles! always puts us in such a good mood that I don’t want to carp about it anymore. Gosh Darn Bubbles! is an engaging light card game that we enjoyed and look forward to playing again."

Click here to read the Everything Board Games article!




One Board Family

"Gosh Darn Bubbles! is a fun card game that would be a great addition to your family game shelf. The mechanics are easy to learn and the games moves at a pace that keeps everyone involved."

 Click here to read the One Board Family article!





Thank you for taking the time to look over our Kickstarter campaign. :)

Gosh Darn Bubbles! is a labor of love, enjoyed from beginning to end. Creatively, it was a wonderful outlet, from choosing which animals to include, to finding the perfect artists to bring the project to life. All of the positive feedback from playtesters and reviewers is greatly appreciated, and it kept us in high spirits as we moved forward with the creation of a game we hope many people will love just as much as we do.

Gosh Darn Bubbles! was a long, complex, fulfilling adventure that has already produced hundreds of smiles and laughs and unforgettable memories. It will hold a special place in our hearts, and we will absolutely be bringing it to game nights for the rest of our lives.

Listen to your heart, and do what you love.


Risks and challenges

All foreseeable risks and challenges have been successfully met and overcome. All of the artwork is complete, the game rules are established, manufacturing will be handled by Panda Game Manufacturing, and fulfillment will be handled by Quartermaster Logistics.

We are ready to go! All that's left is to find out how many copies of the game we need to print and distribute! :)

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