If you're in Scandinavia, you already probably know about Herman Hedning. Thus, this game needs no introduction... ... ... ... ... for the rest of us, say hello to Herman, a rather crude caveman known for pulling pranks on his friends. Also, whacking things. In this case, frogs. Herman Hedning Frogwhack is a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
This is no ordinary card game where you play to win tricks, or try to get rid of all your cards in hand first! Instead it fits into a category of its own: as an ”action card game” which will put to the test your ability to evaluate a growing bunch of cards in real time, and then react with lightning speed to get your hands on it – a millisecond or two before the other players beat you to the punch!
All players get three Whacking cards each, showing Herman Hedning swinging his club. Then the rest of the cards, all 50-something of them (but more in the special Kickstarter edition) are shuffled face down and put in a pile before one of the players – ”the starting dealer”.
Note that there are also other combinations which instead will give you negative points. (One Ragnar the Dinosaur card for example is good, but if you get stuck with two or more Ragnar cards, that means minus points for you at the end!) In addition there are some special Action cards that will affect the game in various ways. (Again, more such cards in the special Kickstarter edition!)
The campaign's up and running now with 18 days left to go.