So I am happy to finally announce the upcoming project that my buddy and I have been working on for the last several months that has been taking up lots of my non work time. 99Blast the card counting game.
99 is a card game that can be played with a traditional deck of cards. I hadn’t heard of it until my mother in law introduced me to it. It is a fast paced card game that can become addicting. Essentially the goal of a single hand is to NOT be the person to take a running count of the cards above 99. Once you understand the single hand rules, it is up to your imagination how to play a full game. Traditionally my mother in law gave each person three dimes. When you lose a hand, you put your dime in the middle. Lose all the dimes and you are out. Last person standing wins all the money. It is a great way to teach kids to count while playing a game. Older players have turned it into a drinking game with shots or the person losing three hands having to buy the next round. That is what is great about the game is that you make it your own once you have the basic rules down.
The problem with 99 is that you have to remember which card represents negative 10 and which represents reverse. So working with my partner we came up with and designed our own deck with some added game play not found in traditional 99. Thus 99Blast.
Please check out the video above and the entire site. Right now we are considering a kickstarter campaign most likely in mid August but could be sooner. If you are interested in being notified when it launches (and get in early for the discounted decks), please fill out this form.
And as always let me know what you think.