[[caption-width-right:300:SPANC me... if you dare!]]

''SPANC: Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls'' is a card game from Steve Jackson Games for two to four players, who each control a crew of, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls]]. The object of the game is to be the first crew to collect 10 Loot tokens and/or Poolboy cards. (''"Poolboys are of no practical use, aside from housekeeping and footrubs, but they are very good for their owners' morale"'' says the manual.) The stereotypes of pool boys and other things makes it easier to figure out [[MrFanservice what they're used for.]]

The crew is made up of four {{CatGirl}}s, determined by randomly dealt Crew Cards. Each CatGirl has four skill ratings on her card: Space Pirate, Amazon, Ninja, and CatGirl skills (bet you didn't see that coming). Play consists of a series of "Capers," each of which is made up of four challenges from the Challenge Cards. Each crew takes turns attempting the challenges, rolling against the appropriate skill on the Catgirl's card. Some cards add bonuses or penalties to the skill roll. Bonuses can also be applied to the roll if the Catgirl has a Toy Card, or can trade with someone who has an applicable Toy Card. Winning the challenge lets you take Loot tokens and/or Toy Cards.

There are optional rules for Catfights if more than one crew completes all four challenges. Between capers, the crew gets to trade Toy Cards or buy more from the deck with their Loot. Some of the challenges that must be tackled include Locked Vault, Laser Beams of Doom, Ball of Yarn, Catnip Farm, Friendly Guard Puppies, Stuck Airlock, Holiday Crowds, Chinese Finger Trap, Anti-Ninja Spray, and of course fighting off Teenage Boys.


!! This card game provides examples of:

* {{BFG}}: Daphne the Daring. Also the "Biggest Gun" Toy Card.
* CatGirl
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Fluffball, plus other school-uniform-clad character art.
* ChainmailBikini: Actually, it's a Camouflage Bikini, which is equally ridiculous.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The player tokens are red, yellow, blue, and green. Also, the four skills are consistently colored between the Crew Cards and Challenge Cards.
* DeusEstMachina: The Insane A.I. Challenge Card.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: the Shark Pit Challenge Card.
* FacelessMooks: The Token Mooks card.
* FanService: UpToEleven.
* FunWithAcronyms
** The relevant "Designer's Notes" column in ''Pyramid Magazine'' had a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial concerning the non-existence of an expansion pack called '''''B'''arbarian '''D'''ogboy '''S'''pace '''M'''arines''.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The crew have various colors of fur, including green, orange, yellow, red, purple, pink, and dark blue.
* JustForPun: Shurikitten.
* MarySue: Mary Sue. [[invoked]]
* MistressAndServantBoy: Any crewmember with a Poolboy.
* MsFanservice: Most of the crew are drawn in deliberately suggestive or flirtatious poses and varying states of undressing from their already skimpy outfits. (The Poolboys serve as MrFanservice.)
* {{Ninja}}
** NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* Creator/PhilFoglio: Responsible for the artwork.
* PirateGirl: InSpace!
* RedShirt: The Rent-A-Cops.
* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfFunny: almost all of the Challenge Cards, many of which have trope-like titles.
* ShoutOut: The crewmember named Mystery appears to have a bladed glove suggesting Wolverine or Freddy Krueger. The Toy Card "Stabby Spiky Thing" might be a reference to the "Mr. Pointy" stake from Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer. "Only a Scratch" is, of course, [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Tis but a..."]] And the Sailor Suit Toy Card is obvious.
* SpacePirates
* {{Stripperiffic}}: almost all of the Catgirls' outfits.