Don’t ask me how, but I managed to skip the original Get Bit! Kickstarter last year, probably due to a lack of funds on my part. This year though, I’ve already pledged! The full name of the project is Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Box Set -The Shark/Pirate Card Game! and it closes Tuesday Oct 9, 11:42am EDT.
Game Description for the original from Board Game Geek:
“You don’t have to be faster than the shark, just faster than your friends!”
Get Bit! is a card game where players are competing to stay alive as the others are being eaten by the shark.
The order of the swimmers is determined by simultaneously playing cards face-down then revealing the values. The number on each player’s card determines position in line (higher numbers in front, lower numbers in back), however ties don’t move. The swimmer at the back loses a limb to the shark and is flung to the front of the line! The process is repeated until only two swimmers remain on the table. When this happens, the swimmer at the front of the line wins the game!
I haven’t played the game personally, so rather than try to explain the rules further I’ll send you to take a look at Geek and Sundry’s TableTop Episode 3 where Wil Wheaton and friends play the original Get Bit! along with a couple of other quick and fun games.
Changes to the original game appear to be:
1) Card Artwork updated.
2) Stickers added to decorate the swimmers. In addition thanks to already attained goals, there will be a couple of extra sticker sheets as well.
In addition, if you add $5 to your pledge you can get a Sharkspansion and Meat Tokens add-on, allowing you to play a variation of the game where one player actually gets to play as the shark.
There’s a stretch goal at $50,000 that will add 2 dice to the game, and rules for 2 more variants of the game. With 7 days to go, this might be hard to make, but I have a feeling they’ll make it.
Other add-ons allow you to add different color swimmers, or even a complete extra set of swimmers and an additional shark.