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A cheeky little card game of face-stuffing hamsters and double entendre for all the family (2-8 players).
A cheeky little card game of face-stuffing hamsters and double entendre for all the family (2-8 players).
149 backers pledged £2,940 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks to Warren, Ben and (the very attractive) other one for this!

Thank you to all our KS Backers:

This specially designed and laser cut HDF Turn marker will be made specifically for each person. If you want it personalised with your name add £5 ($8) to your pledge otherwise its free!
This specially designed and laser cut HDF Turn marker will be made specifically for each person. If you want it personalised with your name add £5 ($8) to your pledge otherwise its free!

Unlocked to £2900 - Woop!

Stinky Seed and 2 Defence Cards Unlocked

A Cheeky Dozen of unlocked cards

Larry the Lawyer is unlocked at £2000

£1900 Stretch Revealed: Shaft of Light Battle Card

Gold Seed, Sunflower Seed added to the Deck and Mega Armour Unlocked

FUNDED and Tina Unlocked

CheekZ Introduction:

How much seed can you fit in your cheeks? - From this simple question spawned a worldwide phenomenon. Only the most well-trained hamsters can prove their worth by doing battle in the CheekZ arena. There shall be no turning the other cheek, as you force your opponents to spread theirs and spill their seed.

CheekZ is a highly strategic hamster-powered version of Poker. Players take turns placing Battle, Attack and Defence cards until all Cheekz are empty. The winner then gets to spread the Cheekz of the other players and choose one to discard a Cheek. Players then Stash their Seed - but look out for Toxic and Exploding Seeds as players reveal a Dirty Cheek!

This beautifully designed and illustrated card game is by the Youtube personality Andy Ransome (Andy 2D6) and Word Forge Games (the people behind the vehicular battle game - Devil's Run: Route 666).

 

What do you get?

This is the Cheeky (and Early Hamster) Pledge level
This is the Cheeky (and Early Hamster) Pledge level
 
Become a Ham-STAR!
Become a Ham-STAR!

 

Add-ons:

Just add the amount stated to your Pledge. We will capture your size and specification via the Pledge Manager
Available in Children sizes all the way up to XXXL
Available in Children sizes all the way up to XXXL
 
All sizes from newborn to 24 months available. If you are in the US (or elsewhere that uses a difference sizing structure) we will help you get the size right.
All sizes from newborn to 24 months available. If you are in the US (or elsewhere that uses a difference sizing structure) we will help you get the size right.

 

Just add £35 to your Pledge and we will confirm the specifics with you at the end of the campaign
Just add £35 to your Pledge and we will confirm the specifics with you at the end of the campaign

Meet the Hamsters   

Each player takes control of a hamster with a unique personality and talents. Use cheeky cunning and well-timed bluffs to plant the seed of doubt into the minds of your opponents, forcing them to make a mistake.

Playtester's Comments:

'Daddy can we play CheekZ again...PLEEEEASE?'

'Haha! You can't say that!'

'We have had a lot of fun playing CheekZ, I can't wait to take it down the club!'. 

'It’s a Beer and Pretzel type of game, but with hidden depth in game play and double entendre. Perfect for grown-ups and children alike'.

'You and your Mighty Balls!'

'I can't believe you Shafted me! [Played the Shaft of Light Card], I'm gonna make you spread them next turn.'

Andy’s Tongue in Cheek Designer notes: 

Since I was but a small child, I dreamt of one day creating a card game to simulate the bitter struggle for supremacy that takes place in hamster cages across the globe. During the exhaustive research phase of this project I took it upon myself to live among the hamsters, eventually being accepted into their tribe. As I observed their face-filling ways, making over six hundred pages of detailed notes, my respect for these remarkable creatures grew to a level I never thought possible. Hamsters truly are the kings of the world. 

A Quick Comment on Double Entendre:  

What does double entendre mean? Quite simply it is a word or phrase that can have two meanings; one is innocent the other rude or riské. Check the definition here. And that's the beauty; young and innocents will only ever understand the innocent version, whereas us grown-ups will enjoy the double entendre. Including double entendre in this game and the opportunity for players to add so much more will crank up the fun for grown ups, whereas for children, the hamsters and the game play is what it's all about.

Why Kickstarter and what happens after?:   

We want to add more cards and characters to the game, but just don't have the funds. Completing this Kickstarter will allow us to do just that! We are really passionate about this game and since the moment Andy showed it to us we have thought it is awesome, but being a small company we just don't have the full funds we need to do it justice. If you are one of those that like to use Kickstarter to kickstart something that wouldn't happen otherwise...then this is the KS for you! 

Once the CheekZ Kickstarter has finished we will work our socks off to complete all the stretch goals and Advanced Level Pledge designs. We also promise to update you on our progress on a weekly basis.

Shipping Information:  

SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PLEDGE - anywhere in the world! We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hub in the USA (NA and some ROW backers), UK or Poland (EU & ROW backers). Please also note that while we do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country or before it's made available in conventions and special promotion opportunities. We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. However, if this is something that is not acceptable to you, please do not back this project, and instead wait for the retail release. Thank you for your understanding. 

Risks and challenges

The team behind Word Forge Games have been involved in over half a dozen Kickstarters, either as contributors or as part of the planning and delivery teams. We have learnt a lot. This is logistically a relatively small project, (being a card game, rather than a table top game), we have produced a lot of what we can up front (including most of the artwork) and we know where to source the bits we need to. That said, not everything is 100% in our control, but we think we have enough slack in the system to cover these things. Also importantly, this is a non-licensed product, meaning we completely control our deadlines and our own IP, ideas and the actualisation of them.

We promise to keep all our backers updated on a weekly basis and we will let you know as soon as we do if there is a problem and importantly how we resolve it and the impact on the project.

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    CUTE: A big thank you from us and a free High5 from 1 Word Forge Games person (or Andy).

    To get more High5s, just add £1 for each extra High5 you'd like.

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    EARLY HAMSTER: One copy of CheekZ. (Ages 8+)

    To order multiple decks, just add £16 for each extra deck you'd like.

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    CHEEKY: One copy of CheekZ. (Ages 8+)

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    Ham-STAR: One copy of CheekZ + design and get your own playable character with your own art and special skills.

    Your character will be added to the game for all to enjoy!

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    Pledge £150 or more About $212

    Ham-STAR II Return of the Pith (will you help us take the Pith?): One copy of CheekZ + design and get your own playable character with your own art and special skills.

    Your character will be added to the game for all to enjoy!

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