Two brothers who couldn't afford popular card games, such as Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh, decided to make the best out of a bad situation.
Instead of wallowing over it, they created their own card game. And the result is pretty incredible.
Reddit user one23abc uploaded a photo album of the homemade game - 'Creature Cards'.
"When I was little, my brother and I loved card games like pokemon and yugi-oh, but we were too poor to buy them. So we made our own card game," the user, now 22, wrote on the caption.
When I was little, my brother and I loved card games like pokemon and yugi-oh, but we were too poor to buy them. So we made our own card game.
And this game is no walk in the park. Each card has a coloured border, a title and picture, a graph and a lot of descriptions.
The brothers created fantasy characters (like 'Biotoxic Virus') and graded the strength of each as well as how their personality interacts with others.
The cards were neatly stored in a homemade box that has gone on to last them ten years.
By the looks of the comments, everyone's keen to get their hands on some Creature Cards.
"Formally and politely requesting picture of every single card," one person wrote on Reddit.
"This is innovation at its finest," added another.
Click through the slideshow below to see more of the card game.
How to play:
"There are 3 types of card: creature, evolution and item. At the start of the game you start with three creatures, one evolution and one item. Play is divided into player turns. You can think of each turn as having five of phases; draw, item, summon, attack (or evolve), then end. Most items can only be played during the 'item' phase. However some items can be played on your opponents turn under certain conditions (think of them as 'trap' cards from yugioh).
"If you do not have enough MP to attack, you have to 'struggle' (roll a die). 1 or 6 = 20 damage 2 or 5 = 10 damage 3 = 10 damage to yourself 4 = reroll.
"If your creature has an evolution, you may chose to evolve instead of attack. A creature has to attack at least one time before it may evolve to the next stage (creatures typically come in 1 stagers, 2 stagers, or 3 stagers, with the latter being the least common but most powerful in a deck.)"