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Kickstarter Highlight: Throw Throw Burrito

Ever wondered what it would be like to mix a civil game of cards with dodgeball mechanics? Neither had I before, but now I’ve been shown the light. Thanks to the creator’s of Exploding Kittens and Bears vs Babies, The Oatmeal, I now want to know how to dip, dodge, duck, dive and dodge through a card game. Introducing their latest delightful family-friendly game, Throw Throw Burrito.

What is Throw Throw Burrito?

As I mentioned before, this is a game which blends a card game with dodgeball. It’s a peculiar mix, as it means you won’t be able to play this game, say, in a pub. I mean, you could try, but it certainly won’t be safe – and you’ll likely get kicked out of the venue. So uh, before you buy yourself this as the latest game to take to your local, just remember that you’ll likely get thrown out for playing it.

Taken from the official Kickstarter page

You get a deck of cards, then you find sets of three in the deck to get yourself some points. The player with the most points wins the game. However, a player can play a burrito card and that’s when the carnage happens. Burrito battles begin, where each time a player is hit by a squishy burrito, that player loses a point. Some battles are one on one, others are a whole table going into all-out war.

There are also burrito duels, which you pace away from one another after standing back to back, then you turn and lob your squishy burrito at your opponent. This isn’t an euphemism, this is legitimately what you have to do in the rules. Another sensible game by the people who created Exploding Kittens and Bears vs Babies, because The Oatmeal always do sensible games for sensible people.

What do I get with the game?

Thankfully, you do not have to provide your own burritos. The game comes with two foam soft-rising burritos. They say this is a game for adults and children alike, which remains to be seen (I’ll genuinely be impressed if an adult lobbing a burrito directly at a child won’t at least somewhat shock the youngster). Either way, you’ll get the two soft burrito toys along with a deck of cards to play the game. You also get 6 game tokens, a game badge and instructions.

If you pay for the more expensive Extreme edition, you get a waterproof version of the game, along with much larger burritos. This is to show you are totally X-TREME or something, but all in all, you’ll likely back this if you have cash to splash and want to get the headband, wristbands and protective goggles. Very cool.

How do I back Throw Throw Burrito?

Assuming you have a safe location to throw these squishy toys around the place, you’ve thought carefully about it and you think you and your friends or family can cope, then all you need to do is jump onto their Kickstarter campaign and throw some money their way. Take a punt, if you’re feeling like you might get this out – It seems like a perfect accompaniment for the summer time, when you’re out and about… Just make sure no animals takes your burrito away. Oh and don’t forget to talk about Throw Throw Burrito in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.

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