Jerry Spatch, a Boston rapper, created a new card game that can make anyone a freestyle rapper for the day. Spatch is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Vers: The Rap Game, a card game featuring 400 category and base rhyme cards that allow players to freestyle with the combined concepts.
“I was tired of people in university saying I shouldn’t rap because it was unprofessional,” Spatch said. “Everywhere I went, when people heard about rap, they’d think of a bunch of things that it wasn’t. So I made the game, and it’s fun and silly and everyone can play it.”
Currently Jerry Spatch is student at Northeastern University, is looking for help to raise $10,000 in order to fund the first round of production for his game. The fundraising campaign has already brought in over $5,000 and will conclude on May 24.
Jerry seems quite hopefully and does not anticipate any major delays in the near future. Spatch’s start-up company Spatch Games has settled all intellectual property, designs, content, manufacturing and fulfillment. Spatch Games, which won Northeastern’s Husky Start-up Challenge, teamed up with Northeastern University’s student-led design studio for the packaging and card design.
Check out a sample of the card game below and watch a video about how to play the game. The game will be priced at $25 on its release date. If everything goes as planned, the game will begin shipping to the Kickstarter’s contributors in September.