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By Taryn Douglas
$1,157 pledged of $10,000 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

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ABOUT THE GAME

Our original prototype
Our original prototype

Help your cats and dogs race home. My Cats, My Dogs and Me is a 2-4 player game for families, friends and animal lovers alike. With two dice the players work their way across the board. One die is for your dog and the other is for the cat. On your journey home there will be obstacles such as trains, bridges and busy streets to traverse. If the natural obstacles aren’t enough of a challenge, be prepared to end up in a tree or in the dog pound. Hurry down from the tree or out of the pound to get back on track. All players will have the opportunity to use cards to advance their position and/or to traverse hazards unscathed. Be careful and watch your back as some cards can be used by your opponents to sabotage you on your way to the finish line. Don't let them take your prize - that warm spot by the fire.

ABOUT: MY Cats, My Dogs and a little about Me

Upon funding of this campaign the artwork will be finalized and a final prototype approved. I will always cherish the first board my daughter and I made but it will also be exciting to have a final for production. Although we only have the arts and crafts version to display for this campaign, I assure you that no time will be wasted in getting this game past prototyping and into production, and then to you (my sponsors). So here’s my story, I am a black-belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu. Earning that belt taught me a great deal of patience, determination and perseverance. This project will be approached with the same, if not more, determination it took for me to earn my belt. I will persevere to overcome any obstacle along the way to get this game to you and sponsors like you. My daughter and I want to share our joy of playing My Cats, My Dogs and Me with as many families around the world as possible. We will share updates of the journey with all sponsors through pictures and posts as we go through the final stages of development. We invite all of you to join in this grass roots adventure as Dad and Daughter bring this fun, addictive, entertaining, amazing, happy, Dog and Cat game to life.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

I want to thank you for taking the time to view this page. Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated. I am grateful for your help in funding  this project and I am truly humbled that you have taken the time to read this far. This is a true indie board game project. It all started with my daughter and the inspiration she brought into my life. When I was missing her I would write short stories with her as a character. The stories led to the concept for the game My Cats, My dogs and Me. By joining this campaign, you are not only funding a game, you are funding the dream of a father and daughter. For that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Don’t let the simplicity of the arts and crafts version of the prototype discourage you. I have an established network of artists, designers and manufactures ready to get the game to you. The only thing missing at the moment is the funding. That is why I brought my project to Kickstarter and its amazing group of supporters. This is truly a grass roots, indie board game project that I’m presenting on a shoe string budget, and with your support we can take the next step in this exciting adventure of bringing to life what I believe will be THE next classic family game. 

The greatest gift I can give my daughter this holiday season is the funding of our game. Through the Kickstarter community and its extended family, I can present her with that gift this year.

Risks and challenges

All projects have their challenges and hurdles that must be overcome. I have reached out to those I know and have used my network to build a solid foundation of supportive and motivated professionals to get this project to completion. Funding will be used to complete the amazing art as well as finalize the manufacturing and distribution of the game. I'm not involved in multiple projects and will be completely focused on getting this game out to my founders and supporters as soon as possible.

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    Cats will be, a Lion, Tiger, Cheetah and Panther.
    Dogs will be, a Wolf, Dingo, Coyote and an African Wild Dog

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