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You're in a head-to-head boxing match. Select cards from your left & right decks, try to land punches, and avoid being knocked out!
You're in a head-to-head boxing match. Select cards from your left & right decks, try to land punches, and avoid being knocked out!
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Welterweights: A Card-Programming Boxing Game for 2 Players

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It’s your first match, and it’s time to step in the ring for three rounds! 

Welterweights is a card programming game that pits two players head to head in a boxing match. Each player has two decks to manage: a right hand and a left hand deck. They choose and program 4 cards featuring various boxing moves, then simultaneously reveal and resolve each card. Players will need to bluff and outwit their opponents, and land powerful card combos in order to be successful.

Deliver a Knockout or a TKO for instant victory, or land the most blows before the final bell to Win on Points.

If the campaign reaches, $1,500 in funding, Welterweights will be made!

If the campaign reaches $5,000 in funding, a linen finish will be added to all the cards, for better shuffling and that oh-so-luxurious feeling in your hand.

If the campaign reaches $6,000 in funding, in addition to the linen finish, the cards will all be upgraded from 280 to 350 gsm, for better durability and a sturdier feel during gameplay. 

Each round contains five turns. On a turn, players draw from both their Right Hand and Left Hand decks to program punches, dodges, and blocks, then square off and start swinging!

As players reveal each move, faster punches land first, but more powerful punches can do more damage. Time your hits to make them more effective, use special Combos to earn bonuses, and anticipate your opponent to dodge or block.

Fighters become more punch-drunk as they take more hits. “Dazed” cards are added to their decks, reducing their options and leaving them vulnerable. 

If your opponent draws four Dazed cards at once from one of their decks, or runs out of Dazed cards to shuffle in, you’ve successfully earned a Knockdown!  

Send your opponent to the mat three times via Knockdowns for a TKO, chalk up the highest score at the end of 3 rounds to earn a decision on points, or accumulate 25 points to land a knockout punch.

 Now get out there and answer that bell! 

While the rulebook hasn't been given its final layout yet, the words are ready to go! You can take a look through the rules here.

$2 - Distributor or Retailer

If you are a distributor or retailer interested in selling the game, please pledge at this level and e-mail us at info@spontaneouslycombustible.com to reserve your copies at distributor/retailer prices. The $2 pledge will be credited to your order.

$5 - Full-Color, Unwatermarked Print & Play

Every card, with all of Abby's amazing artwork, yours to download when the project is successfully funded!

$19 - Welterweights

(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia)

1 shiny, shrinkwrapped copy of Welterweights will be shipped to you.

$35 - Welterweights x2

(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia)

2 shiny, shrinkwrapped copies of Welterweights will be shipped to you.

$39 - Welterweights and Flip & Finds 

(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia)

1 shiny, shrinkwrapped copy of Welterweights will be shipped to you, along with a copy of Flip & Find's Diner, the memory game where fun is always on short order!

$55 - Welterweights and Pests!

(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia)

1 shiny, shrinkwrapped copy of Welterweights will be shipped to you, along with a copy of Pests!, the light strategy game of extermination.

$69 - The Whole Family: Welterweights, Flip & Finds, and Pests!  

(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia)

1 shiny, shrinkwrapped copy of Welterweights will be shipped to you, along with copies of Pests! and Flip & Find's Diner.

$50 - Welterweights with Limited-Edition Signed Poster

(available in US only - shipping included)

1 shiny, shrinkwrapped copy of Welterweights will be shipped to you, along with a limited-edition screenprinted poster, numbered & signed by Abby!

$125 - Become a Fighter!

Based on a photo you provide, Abby will create a new fighter that will be included in every copy of the Kickstarter edition of Welterweights. Also includes 1 copy of Welterweights.
(shipping included to US, Canada, EU & Australia - subject must be a human over the age of 14)

 “It’s fun coding and bluffing, trying to guess what the other player is going to do!”

Brian Fiore, Just Got Played 

"Cleveland-made boxing board game 'Welterweights' looks like a champ."

-Anne Nickoloff, Cleveland.com 

"The bluffing mechanic in Citadels made it a favorite at Blizzard’s weekly Game Night. Welterweights embraces this mechanic to the core, and it makes me which more games had bluffing! Why don’t more games have bluffing!"

-John Staats, Blizzard’s first 3D Level Designer

"I love the simultaneous reveal aspect of this game, and the twist the dazed cards add farther into the fight."

-Kat Amos Ikerd, Playtester

"I love this game. It actually feels like you're boxing." 

-Jason Thorn, Playtester

Joshua Gardner is a singer-songwriter and game designer from Cleveland, Ohio. For work, he teaches people how to play board games, which is a pretty weird job, if you think about it. For fun, he also teaches people how to play board games, but those people are his friends. Joshua also spends his free time working with activists for social justice, but is probably watching The Office right now.

Abby Cali is an artist, maker, educator, and honeybee fanatic residing in the great city of Cleveland. She has a passion for comic book illustration and loves to design stickers, buttons, and apparel. Her artistic focus is primarily in printmaking and illustration, with forays into graphic design, painting, sculpture, and jewelry making. See more of her work at AbbyCali.com.

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Risks and challenges

Spontaneously Combustible Games has completed manufacturing of two Kickstarted projects already, and has stayed on or ahead of schedule on both projects. We intend to manufacture Welterweights inside the US, which will greatly simplify the manufacturing logistics. All artwork for the game is already complete or near-complete, so we don't foresee any significant delays in getting files ready for production.

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