Update: “Bears vs Babies” Scores Over $2.5M During the Final Days on Kickstarter

With Elan Lee and Matthew Inman’s Bears vs Babies Kickstarter campaign set to close on Thursday (November 17th), the hilarious card game has successfully captured more than $2.5 million from over 58,000 backers.

bears-vs-babies-1Bears vs Babies 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.

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.’”

Elan LeeLee recently revealed why he and Inman decided to go with Kickstarter for their projects (they previously raised $8,782,571 from 219,382 backers for the hit card game Exploding Kittens):

“We’re on Kickstarter because building a game with a community is the best way in the world to make a great game. We need our community to help us test out the final card distribution, tweak some of the rules, and tell us the best way to communicate the mechanics.”

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.


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