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$3,548
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
66
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 1 2015 3:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

 In the board game A Dog’s World, you are a dog, and your goal is to out-score your opponents by leading the best dog life possible. Pick your breed, learn tricks, perform heroic deeds, and mark your territory as you travel from the suburbs - to the city - to the outskirts of town. But watch out for the Dog Catcher or you may end up in the pound. Obtain the most points by the end of the game to win!

For 1-5 Players • Ages 10 and up • Approximately 60 minutes to play

You can view and/or download the rules booklet by clicking on the link below...

http://www.drminc.com/download/ADogsWorld_Rules1.1.pdf

...OR you can watch the "How to Play" video below:

The $20,000 will be split into four parts to pay for different aspects of production and expenses:

85% will go toward Manufacturing 1,500 copies the game. Panda Game Manufacturing will be producing all the components, and you can see the great work they do here: http://pandagm.com

5% will go toward Shipping, both from the manufacturer to me, and from me to you. Also, I may have to allocate a bit more for shipping to distributors.

5% will go toward Kickstarter’s Fee for completing a successful campaign.

5% will go toward Payment Processing Fees and Taxes in conjunction with a successful campaign.

 If we go beyond our $20,000 goal, and depending upon how much over that amount we can raise, we have several Stretch Goal options. Although I do not have a clear dollar amount attached to these goals at the moment, here they are in the likely order they would occur:

1st STRETCH GOAL: Add 2 Park tokens and 6 Field tokens, along with an extended Rules Booklet with game-play variations, including "Mixed Breeds" and more.

2nd STRETCH GOAL: Expansion #1: Add roughly 28 cards to the game. This includes 12 new Breed cards (See Breed Vote reward), 2 new Tricks (8 cards), 4 new Deeds, and 4 new Heroic Deeds.

3rd STRETCH GOAL: Expansion #2: Add "Owner Cards" & Rules. Your dog will have to answer to an owner now. Certain owners' professions could aid or hinder you.

4th STRETCH GOAL: Expansion #3: Add "Dogs With Jobs" & Rules. Put your dog to work using your Breed's special skills.

Manufacturing more: Another option is to manufacture more copies of the game. This particular stretch goal would NOT be included with the "Pre-order" Rewards.

TIMELINE: Once our fundraiser is successful and completed on June 30th, then we can start pre-production work with Panda Game Manufacturing. They've given me time estimates for each step of the production process.

• PRE-PRODUCTION: 10-14 weeks

• MASS PRODUCTION: 12-16 weeks

• SHIPPING: 4-6 weeks

Assuming we start production in July 2015, the estimated date of arrival would fall somewhere between Dec 30, 2015 and March 9, 2016 if we go by the Schedule listed above. I'm sorry I can't be more accurate, but I'll be able to gauge the date better as the process moves along in the coming months. I will send regular updates to keep you informed. Your support is greatly appreciated and I want to make sure you're kept in the loop.

DISTRIBUTION: I'm still looking into distribution options, but at the moment I'm definitely looking at Amazon and some board-game specific retailers in Ohio. Panda has also given me some distributor names which I'm still going over. More info to come as I find out more and talk to more folks.

TRADE SHOWS: Specifically, and if my funds allow it, I want to get a booth at the 2016 Origins and 2016 GenCon game conventions. I'll be looking into other game related (and non-game related) trade shows to push this game as well.

PROMOTION: Because I work at a multi-media production facility, I have oodles of promotional and marketing devices at my fingertips. From print, to web, to video, and more, I'm able to get the word out with virtually no cost except my own time.

WEBSITE: Now that the Kickstarter campaign in underway, I have time to finish the website for the game. Anything you see here is essentially what will be on the website. For now, you can visit and like our Facebook page to see more images and info: https://www.facebook.com/adogsworldgame

I treat "A Dog's World" as my second job and would like to see it succeed more than anyone. I'll use all my capabilities and connections to try to make this board game a realty, but only with your help can I make it happen. THANK YOU! I'll be in touch!

Risks and challenges

While I consider myself a game designer, I also need to be an entrepreneur of sorts when trying to produce my own game. And like any successful entrepreneur I've ever had the pleasure to meet, risks must be taken. Often that means jumping at something with everything you've got, just for the chance of making it into something bigger. I've never tried anything or this sort, but I believe in any project I create, and this game is no exception. Simply put, I love board games, and I love to create them. The risks of this project are purely financial on my end. I'm also at the mercy of the manufacturer's needs and time table. It would be nice to get paid for all the hours I've put into this game, but I will be grateful just to have it produced. From there, the sky's the limit as far as I'm concerned, and having you folks involved only gives me more confidence to make it grow and grow.

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    • "HAPPY DOG" E-BADGE: Receive an electronic badge, personalized with your name or company name (in "A Dog's World" font). Print it out or upload it to show your support for this project.

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Funding period

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