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Escape from Alcatraz is an exciting new Mystery Rummy card game by Mike Fitzgerald and Andrew Korson.
Escape from Alcatraz is an exciting new Mystery Rummy card game by Mike Fitzgerald and Andrew Korson.
Escape from Alcatraz is an exciting new Mystery Rummy card game by Mike Fitzgerald and Andrew Korson.
359 backers pledged $13,574 to help bring this project to life.

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Don't Worry! You can still pre-order Escape From Alcatraz and/or any of the 4 Mystery Rummy reprints by clicking on the Pre-Order Graphic below:

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How To Play video now available below!!

Stretch Goal update! We've dropped the levels and released the high resolution wallpapers! Get them below!

The rule book is available! Please follow this link to view and download it on BoardGameGeek.com!

We've also been featured in Dice Tower's Origins Summer Preview 2014!! Thank you, Eric! 

Alcatraz Island is home to one of the most formidable federal prisons ever conceived. Though many men have tried, no one has ever successfully escaped from “the rock”. In this Mystery Rummy card game based on real prisoners and actual events, it is your job to foil escape attempts by gathering information on plans and capturing the ringleaders.

The goal of the game is to earn points by helping to foil escape plans. The winner is the first player to reach 100 or more points at the end of a round.

For 2 to 4 players “Escape From Alcatraz” is played out over a series of rounds. In each round, players take turns drawing cards and possibly playing Plan cards and/or an Escapee card. When the players collect enough information about an escape attempt, including the mastermind, they can foil the escape attempt, capture the culprit and score points. A round is over either when a player discards his or her last card, or at the end of a player’s turn when there are no more cards in the “Cell Block” (draw pile).

(Box art in progress)

Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz Includes:

132 illustrated poker-sized cards (2.5" x 3.5") in two decks: 

  • Plans Deck, consisting of 84 escape plan cards (12 cards in 7 suits; each plan card has a value of 2 points); 14 escapee cards (7 infamous escapees with a value of 10 points each and 7 generic escapees with a value of 5 points each).
  • Action Deck, consisting of 31 action cards.

Plus:

  • 4 Foiled! Player Cards
  • Instructions  

The box is a sturdy book-style box with a hinged lid, measuring 5" x 6.625" x 1.625"

(Card art/contents in progress) 

We are so excited you helped us reach funding, we have dropped our stretch goal levels! High Resolution wallpaper is now YOURS! Spread the word to help us meet the rest of the goals!!

$10K Stretch Goal #1: Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz high resolution, desktop wallpaper. Free download. Two designs to choose from. 

$12.5K Stretch Goal #2: Custom, full-color, fully illustrated Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz play mat.

$15K Stretch Goal #3: Custom, full-color Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz Foiled! file folders. 

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AT LAST! BACK IN PRINT

Mike Fitzgerald's Mystery Rummy Series featuring 4 Cases:

As a special addition to Mike Fitzgerald's Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz Kickstarter Campaign, Eagle-Gryphon Games and U.S. Games Systems, Inc. have partnered together to bring back Mike Fitzgerald's beloved series of Rummy based card games that have been out of print for far too long. We are proud to bring you this special offer in conjunction with this Kickstarter Campaign.

We have a long history with game designer Mike Fitzgerald, the creator of the Mystery Rummy series, along with Wyvern, Dragon Hunt, The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Game, People’s Choice, History’s Mysteries, Sloop, and Hooyah. We believe in Mike and want him to succeed and continue to create great games. We’ve heard from gamers who enjoy his games, especially the Mystery Rummy series, and want them to be available again. This is where Gryphon Games comes in. They believe in Mike too and approached U.S. Games to revive the out-of-print Mystery Rummy series and to bring Escape from Alcatraz to life, which bring us here, to you!

Save the most by bundling and we'll include shipping (in the U.S.)! Simply add the following to your pledge:

  • Add any 1 Mystery Rummy: $17 (includes $15 for the game, $2 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add any 2 Mystery Rummies: $33 (includes $29 for the games, $4 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add any 3 Mystery Rummies: $48 (includes $42 for the games, $6 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add all 4 Mystery Rummies: $62 (includes $56 for the games, $8 for shipping in the U.S.)

         For costs outside the U.S., see the Shipping Chart below.

Mystery Rummy Case #1: Jack the Ripper 

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/6343/mystery-rummy-jack-the-ripper/dice-tower-reviews-mystery-rummy-1-jack-the-ripp

Mystery Rummy Case #2: Murders in the Rue Morgue

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/6483/mystery-rummy-murders-in-the-rue-morgue/dice-tower-reviews-mystery-rummy-2-murders-in-th

Mystery Rummy Case #3: Jekyll & Hyde

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/6581/mystery-rummy-jekyll-hyde/dice-tower-reviews-mystery-rummy-3-jekyll-hyde

Mystery Rummy Case #4: Al Capone & the Chicago Underworld

http://boardgamegeek.com/video/6582/mystery-rummy-al-capone-and-the-chicago-underworld/dice-tower-reviews-mystery-rummy-4-al-capone-and

 To connect with Eagle and Gryphon Games:

FacebookTwitter | Publisher | Store | BGG

To connect with U.S. Games Systems, Inc.:

Facebook | Twitter | Website | BGG

EU, Canadian and Australian supporters take note!

We are now shipping from inside the EU, Canada and Australia.  It will take a little more time for the game to get to you as a result but this means that you will NOT be paying additional fees and taxes to receive your games.

Add-ons and extra games will add a bit more for cost each one added, but otherwise the costs mentioned are the final shipping costs--you will not be paying extra for customs and taxes that we are aware of.

Shipping Chart

PLEDGE LEVELS:

Cell Block A, B & C: Shipping for USA, Canada, EU and Australia is included in the Pledge Levels and Add On Amounts.

Cell Block D: Shipping to Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan & Thailand is included in the Pledge Levels and Add On Amounts.

If your country is NOT listed, please use the CONTACT ME link at the top of the Pledge Column to inquire about Shipping Terms and Costs to your country.

Backers in countries not on this list might consider using a US freight forwarder address in the US and we will ship to that US address for the Cell Block A USA rate.

Add-On Costs:

For U.S.:

  • Add any 1 Mystery Rummy: $17 (includes $15 for the game, $2 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add any 2 Mystery Rummies: $33 (includes $29 for the games, $4 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add any 3 Mystery Rummies: $48 (includes $42 for the games, $6 for shipping in the U.S.)

  • Add all 4 Mystery Rummies: $62 (includes $54 for the games, $8 for shipping in the U.S.)

For Canada:

  • Add any 1 Mystery Rummy: $24 (includes $15 for the game, $9 for shipping)

  • Add any 2 Mystery Rummies: $46 (includes $29 for the games, $17 for shipping)

  • Add any 3 Mystery Rummies: $62 (includes $42 for the games, $20 for shipping)

  • Add all 4 Mystery Rummies: $78 (includes $56 for the games, $22 for shipping)

For EU & Australia:

  • Add any 1 Mystery Rummy: $35 (includes $20 for the game, $15 for shipping)

  • Add any 2 Mystery Rummies: $63 (includes $38 for the games, $25 for shipping)

  • Add any 3 Mystery Rummies: $84 (includes $56 for the games, $28 for shipping)

  • Add all 4 Mystery Rummies: $104 (includes $74 for the games, $30 for shipping)

For Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan & Thailand:

  • Add any 1 Mystery Rummy: $45 (includes $24 for the game, $21 for shipping)

  • Add any 2 Mystery Rummies: $70 (includes $46 for the games, $24 for shipping)

  • Add any 3 Mystery Rummies: $98 (includes $68 for the games, $30 for shipping)

  • Add all 4 Mystery Rummies: $126 (includes $90 for the games, $36 for shipping)

Large Orders: If you are ordering several copies (more than five games) please use the CONTACT ME link at the top of the Pledge Column to inquire about Shipping Terms and Costs for bundles as different shipping rates may apply. For any questions about shipping, please contact us at: customer-service@eagle-gryphon.com 

Retailers: Please use the CONTACT ME link at the top of the Pledge Column to inquire about special terms for retailers.

Risks and challenges

The Escape from Alcatraz Kickstarter is a joint project for Gryphon Games and U.S. Games, Inc. and as such presents new challenges. Both Gryphon Games and U.S. Games, Inc. stand by our products, but sometimes issues do happen. Please contact either of our customer service departments with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving any copies of the games covered in this Escape From Alcatraz project. Both Gryphon Games and U.S. Games, Inc. will make every effort to correct the issue to your full satisfaction.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the U.S. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.
Gryphon Games (and its affiliate Eagle Games) has completed and delivered on over 25 Kickstarter projects to date, with four more fully-funded Gryphon Games currently in various stages of production and delivery.

We communicate with our Backers through Updates to keep them informed of our progress. We deliver on our promises reliably and usually on time (the very few delays we have had were related to production issues which we have only, at best, partial control over).

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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