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New 'Can't Catch Harry' Card Game from Odd 1s Out on Kickstarter Quickly Surpasses $150,000
PHOENIX, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The new 'Can't Catch Harry' Card Game created by American YouTube Cartoonist James Rallison (better known online as TheOdd1sOut for his animated videos) has raised more than $150,000 – 15 times its campaign goal with over 2,200 backers – just days after launching on Kickstarter.
"We're super excited from the response we've received from our crowdfunders on Kickstarter so quickly after we introduced Can't Catch Harry, and our supporters will be the first to enjoy it during their family game nights," Rallison said.
The game is based upon one of TheOdd1sOut's more popular videos, Harry the Moth, which was developed from a real-life incident that happened to Rallison and his sister when they were children.
"When we were in Kindergarten, we caught a moth and named him 'Harry,' then took the moth to our class as part of a 'bring your pet to school day,'" Rallison said.
Unfortunately, during recess that day the moth escaped and was promptly eaten by a bird.
"I have always loved playing card and board games,' so, I decided to create my own game based off of one of the most scarring events of my childhood," he said.
The game, its name derived from Rallison's comedy bit on the moth's lowly reputation compared to a butterfly, works like this:
All players start with four cards and cards are drawn from the deck and passed from player to player until someone has four of a kind. At that point, the player tries to grab Harry the moth (one of the figurines). As other players see a competitor reach for a figurine everyone, regardless of current cards, reaches for a moth. Depending on what cards you have in your hand and what moth you can grab you receive or lose points. The expansion pack also features game play cards which change the environment that the game is played in, as well as what the players can do.
The game includes:
- A 54-card deck, with each card drawn by James Rallison and featuring a character from his videos
- Five figurine game pieces – all game pieces are moths from his "Harry the Moth" video, with Harry the Moth being the featured figurine
- A Custom game play mat for the figurines to sit on
"This is a really family friendly game that will provide hours of fun for everyone involved," he said. "Not only will fans of The Odd 1s Out enjoy seeing one of the more popular episodes turned into a game, but it's the perfect game for anyone who simply enjoys playing board or card games with their friends or family."
Rallison says he has spent months working alongside with his team to develop a brand new game that he could share with everyone – which included "countless hours drawing this incredible game" he hopes that this game will become a favorite to play often with friends and family and will find its place alongside other popular family games.
The game is available at early-bird discounts during the crowdfunding campaign. There are certain options for the game that will only be available during Kickstarter as well, such as holographic cards, golden figurines and custom cards are among some of the options that will only be available on Kickstarter.
For more information, visit the Cant Catch Harry Card Game Campaign Page on Kickstarter.
About TheOdd1sOut/James Rallison
James Rallison, known by his moniker 'TheOdd1sOut,' is an American YouTube cartoonist based in Arizona and is best known for his comic series and his YouTube channel of the same name. As a member of the Animation Squad, Rallison sometimes works with his YouTube animator friends such as TimTom, Jaiden Animations, and SomeThingElseYT, – appearing in their videos and vice-versa. Rallison also frequently collaborates in smaller YouTubers' videos, sometimes even YouTubers bigger than him, which grows both their audience by thousands. TheOdd1sOut, a YouTube Channel that was started in August 2014, currently has 8.3 million subscribers and 1.1 billion video views – offering viewers a family-friendly channel that shares the life stories of James Rallison through humor and animation.
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