Bears vs. Babies is a card game where you build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.
Bears vs. Babies is easy to learn, and each round takes about 20 minutes to play. Players sit in a circle and take turns to draw cards. Each player picks two types of cards: bears and babies. Bears cards are for building and will include heads, torsos, arms, and legs. You connect them where they fit to create an army of monsters. Babies are played immediately into the centre of the table. They form a baby army, which must be stopped by all players in the game.
Players go to war by provoking babies. If your monster is stronger than the babies, you will win that battle and eat those babies (delicious). If the babies are stronger than creatures, they will win and devour your monsters. But you are also competing against the other players. The trick is to provoke the babies before your opponents are ready. The player who eats the most babies wins.
Bears vs. Babies is up on Kickstarter right now. If you think back to when Exploding Kittens launched on Kickstarter and went on to set a whole heap of records, well you can expect it to happen again. Bears vs Babies has been live for a matter of hours and has brought in over $900,000 in funding. This seems insane when the team were only seeking $10,000 to fund the project.
The core deck requires a $25 pledge and includes 80 cards. Pledge $35, and you score the core deck and n NSFW pack of extra awful cards: Gore, penises, etc. Bears vs. Babies is already happening, but if you want a copy sooner than later, you have until November 17th to pledge. You can find the Kickstarter here.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane