Atwell trio create fun new family friendly card game

Jeremy Bourdon, Mark Bartels and Gabby Bartels.
Jeremy Bourdon, Mark Bartels and Gabby Bartels.

A LOVE of games and a desire to bring back old-school family fun has led a trio of Atwell residents to create their own card game.

Best friends Jeremy Bourdon and Mark Bartels wanted to create a game that would get children off computers and video games and back to interactive family fun and from there Bad Animals was born.

Mr Bourdon said it was a fun, fast paced, slap-style game that became more intense with each round.

“I wanted to create a game that was interactive, a bit different and most importantly, a lot of fun and I think it ticks all of those boxes,” he said.

“It has crazy characters like killer unicorns, punk giraffes and vampire sheep, all of which have actions assigned to them, so when that character comes up players have to be ready to perform them, all while keeping track of the game.”

Mr Bourdon said he developed the concept but the cards had come to life through the artistic skills of Mr Bartels and his 14-year-old daughter Gabby.

“Like lots of children, mine have become more and more obsessed with YouTube and games like Fornite and I found that we were doing less together as a family unit,” Mr Bartels said.

“Bad Animals is a game that our whole family enjoys playing and has been a great way of bringing us all back around the family table.”

The trio have a Kickstarter campaign to help them get the new game out into the wider community.

Visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/991144162/bad-animals to donate before October 29.