With just two weeks until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, hilarious card game Bears vs Babies has officially surpassed $2.1 million from more than 56,000 backers.
Bears vs Babies, which was created by Elan Lee and Matthew Inman, the creators of Kickstarter success Exploding Kittens, is described as a card game with one goal: for players to create monsters that go to war with babies. 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.
Sharing details about the game’s creation, Inman stated:
“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.’”
During a recent update, Inman and Lee announced the unlocking of the campaign’s recent stretch goal:
The Bears vs Babies kid friendly core pack ($25) will have cards for 2-4 players while the core deck with NSFW expansion pack ($35) will contain a pack of extra-awful cards (obviously not kid friendly). Delivery for the game is set for June 2017. The campaign is set to close on November 17th.
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