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Are you ready to explore the depths of Zogar’s dungeon in this frantic press-your-luck card game? Beware, you are not alone...

Sneak Peek at 50K!

  • Zogar's Gaze Pack! - This will include 3 additional Zogar's Gaze cards (1 for each level). These are optional cards that can be added to the game to add difficulty.
  • ZOGAR - Yep, You gain the ability to do battle with Zogar himself. This jumbo card was going to be part of the upcoming expansion for Zogar's Gaze, but it will be included now. Once 7 Zogar Gaze cards are revealed all players have the option to battle Zogar himself. Also, included with the Jumbo card is a black acrylic gem!

Note: Artwork for Zogar will be revealed if we hit the 50K mark!

New 10" x 15" Roll-up Game Mat!

This fantastic game mat measures 10" x 15" and is 1/8" thick! With a foam rubber backing this mat will not slide around and can easily be rolled up and tucked away. The surface is made of a flexible cloth material with a vibrant image of the box art.

There is a spot for Zogar's Gaze cards, the Market Deck, and a ring for the dice. This game mat is sure to keep the game organized as well as great to look at! Simply add $20 to your pledge and a Game Mat will be added to your rewards! More info and close-up images can be found in Update 16.

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The evil wizard Zogar has made himself a home deep within the Black Mountains. Your goal is not to defeat him, but rather to avoid him, as you and the other players take turns plundering his dungeon in search of treasure, artifacts, and fame! Gather the items you need to win before another player does. However, you should not dwell too long below, or you might end up in the vision of Zogar's Gaze!

Zogar’s Gaze is a press-your-luck driven game, that uses both cards and dice to deal with the many obstacles in Zogar’s lair. Players draw at random a race and class card at the beginning of the game and keep these identities a secret from the other players. Both the race and class have separate win conditions that must be met in order to win the game. On your turn you can explore as long as you want at the risk of losing all you have gained. In addition, Zogar’s Gaze is always on the lookout. If seven of his ever-piercing eyes are revealed, all players lose, and Zogar wins! Muhahahaha!

As a kid I grew up in love with the early computer RPGs. The first computer game I ever played was A Bard's Tale. That gem was soon followed by other classics like Wizardry, Ultima, and Might and Magic. Later games like Eye of the Beholder and Dungeon Master drew me in. Zogar's Gaze is designed in a way to draw upon that nostalgia. It is built around the classic concept of starting off at the Inn and Market, and then exploring the dungeon until near death, and then returning to the surface with all the loot and experience you can hold. After resting and buying more equipment, you do it all over again! That is the foundation of Zogar's Gaze, and on each turn you start at the Inn and Market and then you get your chance in the dungeon. This game's roots are deeply embedded on these old-school ideas, and you will see them yourself in every aspect from start to finish.

Customize your own dungeon by adding or removing certain cards! This allows you to craft your own dungeon to challenge your friends with! As we hit more stretch goals you will gain access to more cards, which will open up more ways for you to build your unique dungeon!

Zogar's Gaze is designed to be played by 2-4 players. However, playing with a fifth player is not out of the question and rules will be added for this in the official intruction booklet. In addition, there will be a free downloadable PDF that will outline rules for solo play as well as a coop variant.

What's in the box

  • 63 - Dungeon Level One Cards
  • 39 - Dungeon Level Two Cards
  • 24 - Dungeon Level Three Cards
  • 18 - Market Cards
  • 5 - Race Cards Bonus Jumbo-sized!
  • 5 - Class Cards Bonus Jumbo-sized!
  • 5 - 6-Sided Dice (Bonus Chessex Green Phantom Dice Unlocked!)
  • Instruction Booklet Bonus Full-color!
  • Bonus Two-piece Dice Case!
  • Bonus Trapdoor Card!
  • Bonus Cerberus Enemy Card!
  • Bonus Helm of Darkness Card! 
  • Bonus Andvaranaut Ring Card!
  • Bonus Troll Enemy Card!
  • Bonus 2 Enfeeblement Market Cards!
  • Bonus 1 3.5" x 5.5" Jumbo Reference Mat!
  • Bonus 1 Excalibur Card!
  • Bonus 1 The Beast Card!
  • Bonus 1 Arthur's Mantle Card!
  • Bonus 1 Grey Gnome Race Card!
  • Bonus 1 Hero Class Card!
  • Bonus 1 Golden Fleece Card!
  • Bonus 1 Minotaur Card!
  • Bonus 1 Pandora's Box Card!
  • Bonus 4 Runic Beetle Cards!
  • Bonus 1 Spotted Mushroom Card!
  • Bonus 33% Bigger Box!

Zogar's Gaze Tutorial Video:

Here is a link for the PDF download of the rules:

Zogar's Gaze Rules 2.8

Here is a PDF list of all the cards in the Dungeon and Market:

List of Cards

1. You will receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze. 

2. You will also receive your name listed on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive one full copy of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals. 

2. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

3. You will also receive your name listed on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive one full signed copy of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals.

2. You will also receive a 4x6 metal print of the box artwork. This fantastic and sturdy metal print is really a wonder to behold and to show off to friends. Coming in at a sleek 1mm thickness, these aluminum photo panels are extremely durable and exceptionally vibrant.

3. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

4. You will also receive your name listed on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive one full copy of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals.

2. You will receive one of the final 25 copies of 2nd edition Plague the Card Game! This deluxe edition includes 54 cards, the bonus Rat Card, the bonus Jumbo Reference card, a black velvet pouch that houses 13 plastic gold doubloons, and a 12 page full color instruction booklet!

3. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

4. You will also receive your name listed on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive TWO full copies of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals.

2. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

3. You will also receive your name listed on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive one (signed) full copy of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals.

2. You will also receive an 8"x10" metal print of the box artwork. This fantastic and sturdy metal print is really a wonder to behold and to show off to friends. Coming in at a sleek 1mm thickness, these aluminum photo panels are extremely durable and exceptionally vibrant.

3. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

4. You will also receive your name listed in the instruction booklet and on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive five full copies of Zogar's Gaze with all the stretch goals. (signing is optional)

2. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

3. You will also receive your name listed in the instruction booklet and on the website as a supporter.

1. You will receive one Designer Edition copy of Zogar's Gaze (signed and numbered). This fantastic edition is truly a wonder to behold. This edition comes with a canvas wrapped book-style box with a magnetic locking flap. The dice for the Designer Edition are replaced with all-aluminum dice that are housed in an aluminum case. In addition, an exclusive Zogar's Gaze 4x6 metal print with an image of Zogar's glaring eye will be added into the box to give it a bit more wow factor. 

2. You will also receive an 11"x14" metal print of the box artwork. This fantastic and sturdy metal print is really a wonder to behold and to show off to friends. Coming in at a sleek 1mm thickness, these aluminum photo panels are extremely durable and exceptionally vibrant. 

3. You will receive one (signed) full copy of Zogar's Gaze + all stretch goals.  

4. You will also receive a full-color PDF download of both the rules and all the cards for Zogar's Gaze.

5. You will also receive your name listed in the instruction booklet and on the website as a supporter.

10K

  • Dice Case - Included in the box will be a nice two piece plastic case to house the 5 dice.
  • Booklet Upgrade - The Booklet will now be full-color throughout.

12.5K

  • Jumbo Cards - The Race and Class cards will now be printed on 2.75" x 4.75" jumbo cards.
  • The Trapdoor - The Trapdoor card will be added to the deck. This card forces the player down to the 3rd level of the dungeon!

15K

  • Box Upgrade - The game box will be upgraded to a thicker chipboard full-print rigid setup box.
  • Art Pack 1 - Greek Mythology - 2 new cards added to the deck. The Cerberus enemy card and the Helm of Darkness.

20K

  • Dice Upgrade - All 5 dice will be upgraded to Chessex green Phantom dice.
  • Art Pack 2 - Norse Mythology - 4 new cards added to the deck. The Troll enemy card and the Andvaranaut Ring card are now part of the Dungeon Deck, and 2 Enfeeblement cards have been added to the market.

25K

  • Jumbo Reference Mat - This will be a 3.5 x 5.5 mat with all-new custom artwork on one side with turn order listed at the bottom. On the other side of the mat will be a reference chart that will list all the enemies (with an icon image of their face), and tell you their weaknesses, their Fame Point value, and what level they can be found on. (Games will come with 1 of these mats, but you can buy 3 more -for a total of 4- by adding $5 to your pledge)
  • Art Pack 3 - Arthurian Legend - 3 new cards added to the deck: Arthur's Mantle, Excalibur  and The Beast!    

30K

  • New Race & Class Cards! - The Hero Class and the Grey Gnome race will be added to all copies of the game! The Hero is in search of Excalibur, while the crazed Grey Gnome is in search of all things Mushrooms!
  • Art Pack 4 - Greek Mythology 2 - 3 new cards added to the deck: The Minotaur, The Golden Fleece, and Pandora's Box!

40K

  • Big Box Upgrade - The box will be increased in size by 33%. This will allow for 50% more cards to be added to the box in the future!
  • Art Pack 5 - 5 new cards will be added to the game! 4 Runic Beetles to the Dungeon Deck and 1 Spotted Mushroom will be added to the Market!

50K

  • Zogar's Gaze Pack! - This will include 3 additional Zogar's Gaze cards (1 for each level). These are optional cards that can be added to the game to add difficulty.
  •  ZOGAR - Yep, You gain the ability to do battle with Zogar himself. This jumbo card was going to be part of the upcoming expansion for Zogar's Gaze, but it will be included now. Once 7 Zogar Gaze cards are revealed all players have the option to battle Zogar himself. Also, included with the Jumbo card is a black acrylic gem!

Testimonials 

"Great-looking game by a proven game designer (PLAGUE is fantastic!). Good luck to you, Jason! Let's get this dungeon delver into people's hands!"   Chris Leder – Game Designer – Roll for IT!  by Calliope Games

"I was interested in Zogar's Gaze based off of Grey Gnome's previous release, Plague: The Card Game. The game looks fantastic, and his dedication ensuring that his game is made in America is truly moving."  Ben Haskett – Game Designer – Baldrich’s Tomb by 5th Street Games

"Brilliant! Plague arrived in the UK today and I am really pleased with it. Good game, nicely produced, and sent out amazingly quickly! Thanks for all your work!"  Nick Suffolk – Plague Backer

"Love the game. Played quite a few games with a couple different groups, one mostly older folks, and one mostly small kids. Both games played very differently and were a blast! Thanks." Byron Kropf – Plague Backer

"PLAGUE is here! It is in my lap as I type this :) It's fantastic. Very high quality and well worth the money and the wait. Congrats again Jason, you worked really hard on this project and let me tell you, your hard work paid off. Keep up the great work and I look forward to more projects from you." Sam Byrd – Plague Backer

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Challenges often can spring up during any project and our method of dealing with such obstacles is twofold.

1. Prep Work. We have spent a lot of time preparing for this campaign and have options in place for just about any scenario. Most issues will spring up in regards to fulfillment, and we realize this, so we have a few different manufacturers on standby dependent on the number of copies we need to produce. We are very proactive. If an issue does arise, we will react.

2. Communication. We also emphasize communication with our backers via frequent updates. An informed backer is a happy backer. We want to share with you all that is happening behind the scenes, because this is a team effort and a team project.

We also have experience with Kickstarter, having run a successful campaign for Plague the card game. We had copies of that game in backers hands within 45 days after funding. Zogar’s Gaze is production ready and is only in need of funding and we know what it will take to complete this task and how long it will take.

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