MIGHTY BEANZ TRADING CARD GAME

tabletop game with Gamelab, published 2004 by Genio


Mighty Beanz was a toy property popular in the 2000s - its characters were pill-shaped "beanz" that wobbled back and forth but remained upright. Gamelab designed a complete trading card game for Beanz, including starter decks, booster packs, and a fold-out game board. The gameplay combined strategy with skill - attacking in the game meant flicking your beanz toys across the table at your opponent. 

We were a small company to fully design a complete trading card game, and Gamelab game designer Nick Fortugno and I spent many weekends balancing and re-balancing the game, which remains remarkably enjoyable to play.