Update: “Bears vs Babies” Card Game Scores $1.1M Less Than 48 Hours on Kickstarter


Less than two days after making its debut on Kickstarter, Elan Lee and Matthew Inman’s new card game Bears vs Babies has surpassed $1.1 million from over 30,000 backers.

bears-vs-babies-1As previously reportedBears vs Babies is described as a card game where players build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies. It is easy to learn, actually considered kid-friendly, and each round takes about 20 minutes to play. Game play is simple. Players sit in a circle and draw cards. Each player picks two types of cards (bears and babies). Bears are to built and will include heads, torsos, arms, and legs. Babies are played immediately into the center of the table. They will form a baby army, which must be stopped by all players in the game. Players will go to war by provoking babies. If the monster is stronger than the babies, they will win that battle and eat those babies. If babies are strong than creatures, they will win and your army will be devoured.

Matt InmanInman revealed the story behind the game, which took two years to create:

“A few years ago, I started working on a game based on my comic,The Oatmeal, where you connect heads, torsos, arms, and legs to create a variety of monsters based on characters from my comic, such as the Bear-O-Dactyl. The original version of this game was doodled onto paper cutouts, and had no functioning game mechanic other than ‘build funny-looking things.’”

After the campaign’s launch, Inman took to Twitter to thank Lee for his help on the project.

The Bears vs Babies core pack ($25) will include 80 cards for 2-4 players while the core deck with NSFW expansion pack ($35) will contain 80 cards with a pack of extra-awful cards (not kid friendly). Delivery for the game is set for June 2017.

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