Bears vs Babies (BvB) Game Reaches over $2.5 Million in Funding Reports Bear Food

The creators of Exploding Kittens are back with a new game

LOS ANGELES--()--Bears vs Babies card game, created by Elan Lee and Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), raised over $2.5 million in total funding on Kickstarter with over 67,000 backers. BvB completed the original $10,000 funding goal in less than 10 minutes after its launch, and the campaign has only 2 days left.

After their record-breaking success with Exploding Kittens (which raised more money on Kickstarter than any game in history), Lee and Inman are back with a new game. Bears vs Babies is described as a card game of “Strategic Benevolent Betrayal” in which players build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.

Having raised more than enough money for their initial print run, the crowd-funded game has stopped trying to raise funds, and is concentrating instead on raising a crowd. To unlock new game features like an elaborate box, and exclusive custom cards, the creators challenged their backers with tasks such as decorating everyday objects in fur or taking pictures of real “bearded babies” and then posting them on social media.

“We’re on Kickstarter because building a game with a community is the best way in the world to make a great game,” said Elan Lee, Creator of BvB. “We need our community to help us test out the final card distribution, tweak some of the rules, and tell us the best way to communicate the mechanics.”

Thousands of backers have pledged $25 or more to support BvB. The card game, which is kid friendly (ages 7+), is also available as a NSFW upgrade for $35. Each order includes 112 cards designed by Matthew Inman and can be enjoyed by up to 4 players.

The success of Exploding Kittens, and now BvB, represents a renewed interest in tabletop games. Sales of tabletop games have surged in recent years by 20-30%, and with the holidays around the corner that trend is expected to continue. Gaming enthusiasts and those rediscovering the joy of tabletop games now have 2 days left to reserve their order of Bears vs Babies.

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Key Features Include:

  • Play with 2 to 4 players
  • Kid Friendly (Ages 7+)
  • Takes just a few minutes to learn
  • All cards illustrated by The Oatmeal (

Price: $25 for Core Deck, $35 for Core Deck + NSFW Booster Deck

About Bears vs Babies

Bears vs Babies (BvB) is a hilarious game of strategic, benevolent betrayal. To play, two to four players sit in a circle, each drawing cards from the deck. There are three types of cards in the game: bears, babies, and actions. Bears (and other creatures) are constructed using cards that contain heads, chainsaw arms, tank legs, etc. Babies are immediately put into the center of the table to form the baby army. Action cards can modify creatures by doing things like cutting off limbs or provoking the baby army to attack. The goal of the game is to build a creature army that’s strong enough to defend itself against the oncoming onslaught of babies while forcing your opponents into battles that they are not yet prepared to fight.

Any babies defeated during a battle are put into the player’s “tummy” and whoever has the most babies in their tummy by the end of the game wins!

About Bear Food

Bear Food is a game publishing house run by Elan Lee and Matthew Inman that creates games for tabletop and digital platforms. The founders of Bear Food are also behind the most successful gaming campaign on Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens ( The company is based in Los Angeles.


Bear Food
Jemie Sae Koo

Release Summary

Bears vs Babies card game, created by Elan Lee and Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), raised over $2.5 million in total funding on Kickstarter with over 67,000 backers. The campaign has only 2 days left.


Bear Food
Jemie Sae Koo