World War Flea - a new fast and fun card game.
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World War Flea - Card GameRight after his birthday, Michael was intrigued by an email from good friend Craig Strickland, “…I believe the unbridled creative fire and game-playing zeal of the Varma-Strickland team could--no, MUST--put together a worthy proposal for Kickstarter.” And so it began.
While our initial Kickstarter campaign was a nonstarter, we still love our fast and fun card game and are actively investigating alternative printing options.

Our goals for creating the game were straightforward:

 - Make a game that is simple and fun(ny).

 - Pleasant to play – visually engaging and a conversation-starter.
 - Easy for kids and adults to play together or independently.
 - Filled with skill and strategy, but not too hard nor too easy.

We dreamed up the concept of cats and dogs joining forces to defeat an army of evil fleas. Soon thereafter, the perfect title came to us: World War Flea. 
Michael has produced four educational cards games, a dozen novelty gift and puzzle books, and a self proclaimed numbers nerd, he was able to determine the appropriate number of pet, point, and disrupter cards for the game. Craig, a teacher and published author of mystery stories, numerous articles, and two books, is adept at plotting and strategizing.
After playing hundreds of test rounds we discovered the difference between theory and application. Numerous adjustments were made to the total number of cards as well as the disruptors (Stay and Play Cards) until we identified the appropriate risk and rewards to provide the ideal complexity for all ages. We believe we have developed a stellar, new, and unique game.

World War Flea - Playing Card Game

Adults, teens, and children came together while they played with the prototype of World War Flea and provided a great deal of feedback. The rules are easy to understand and the fun factor is high. 
 - "Options are simple with exciting results."
 - "Play with wild abandon or with skill and strategy."
 - "I love seeing the dogs and cats – especially when my pet comes up!"
As for the furry icons of the game, neither of us can draw worth a lick, so we worked with friends, family, and multiple independent freelance artists until we created original artwork for our cat, dog, and flea characters.
Special thanks to our ever-patient and extraordinary primary artist Abe Aguilar.




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