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Gather cheese while dodging the cat and traps in this fast paced, turn-based card game where sometimes it pays to be the second mouse!

Overview of the Game

Use your strategy, wits, and a little luck to survive Mouse hazards while stashing away the goal amount of cheese in your nest and scurrying through the levels quicker than your opponent to win!

Second Mouse is a two player game for ages 5 and up.   A complete game takes about 20 to 40 minutes to play, but it can be shortened or lengthened easily.  The game is comprised of several “rounds” where each player utilizes his mice to draw cards from any of three cheese piles in an attempt to gather cheese.  Within the cheese piles lay cheese, traps, tools, and the dreaded cat.  Each player must gather the number of cheese indicated on their “Escape” level card and get it transferred to their nest before the other player to win the round!

When a round is won, that player advances to the next highest Escape card.  The first player to finish all of their Escape cards wins the game!  By removing some Escape cards the game can be shortened, or conversely adding extra Escape cards the game can be lengthened.

Although the concept of the game is simple enough for even youngsters to pick up quickly, the strategy and suspense behind every card flip make this an addictive game for all ages!

Check out these videos for basics of the cards and a preview of gameplay.

 Game Set-up

Contents of the game

1x Survival Guide (Instructions), 36x Draw Cards, 12x Starter Cards
1x Survival Guide (Instructions), 36x Draw Cards, 12x Starter Cards

If we exceed our Kickstarter funding goal we'll offer bonus rewards to our backers.  These rewards will be "Unlocked" once the funding level reaches the values indicated below. Some of these will be upgrades to the game including additional cards that will be in every game and some will be "Kickstarter Exclusive" items or cards that ONLY KICKSTARTER BACKERS will be able to earn!

Get your friends involved and check back often to watch the stretch goals unlock and the next level's mystery reward be unveiled!

redbug games, LLC was created as the result of an idea to get our creative, affordable and FUN games out to the world and on your tabletop. The mission of redbug games is to produce games that provide long-lasting fun and excitement to families and groups of friends spanning all ages from all over the world. Through our combination of skill sets, experience, and passion for games we are determined to make this company a success.

Find out more about us and what we’re up to at www.redbuggames.com.

The bulk of the funds from this project will go toward the first production print run of Second Mouse, your pledge rewards and the cost to distribute them.  We need some funds up front so we can place a bulk order of the game which will enable us to sell the game at an affordable price.  A small amount of the funding will also cover some of the minor expenses we’ve incurred while properly setting up our business from the beginning.  This will ensure future success and the potential to develop and deliver many more of our games which are in various states of progress.

Our project is complete and ready for production.  The Second Mouse prototype has been play-tested by several outside game enthusiasts who have provided good insight and constructive criticism which we used to improve the quality of the game.  We are confident in our product and the manufacturer we have chosen and we are certain that you will have hours of fun playing this simple, yet addictive card game!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With our progress so far, we feel there is little risk left in the project. Beyond our initial homemade prototypes, we’ve ensured the manufacturer we’ve chosen can make a very high quality game by ordering some samples that are representative of the finished product. We’re very happy with the results!

The biggest unknown we have is the lead time for our production order of the game itself. Since our game is simply a deck of cards and has no intricate pieces or even dice, we should have minimal risks during the manufacturing process.

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    THE BIG CHEESE - You will be able to name the Cat! Give us your name or that of a loved one to add to the Cat card (subject to approval- no profanity). You will also have the pride of being listed as our THE BIG CHEESE Contributor on the Second Mouse website as well as the Survival Guide! Also, receive three copies of the game!

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