At its base, Wicked Wombats is all about getting rid of your cards. Normal turn play involves laying one of your cards down on another card of similar color or symbol (they describe this as UNO-like, which makes sense). The wickedness comes from the instructions on each card that cause a wide range of evil actions that will upset your opponents, and end up adding cards to their hands.
The game is intended to be really simple to pick-up and play. The classic color/symbol-matching gameplay is easy to understand even for younger kids. And the evil actions are clearly written on each card to players will know what to do. The complexity and evil strategy is developed as you learn how different card combinations effect the game, and make for amusing, apocalyptic wombat warfare. It very much feels like a delightful mash-up of UNO, Flux, and Munchkin.
For the Kickstarter, a pledge of $19 gets you the basic game with 120 cards, for 3-6 players, and perfect for family play. For higher-level pledges, you can add on your choice of expansion packs that add different themed cards to the game. For example, there’s a superhero expansion pack that’s perfect for more kid-level fun. But there are also a couple of more grown-up oriented packs that can make the game a hilarious addition to your parents’ game night, too.
The Wicked Wombats Kickstarter campaign is live now. Check it out here, and watch the project video below for more info.
[Note: This post was sponsored by the Wicked Wombats Kickstarter campaign.]