JUST ADDED: Expansion packs, Get your name in the game! (See below!)
*Important! About the $35 reward:
Due to a tremendous number of requests for the "limited collector's edition" version of the game (we made 100 sets originally to be used to promote the game to retailers) we are making some of them available for anyone who might want to get the game shipped to them in January! The reward amount is $35 (not $25) because they are made one at a time and the short run printing of the cards was very expensive per set. We're signing and numbering them (1-100) as well. No real difference between the $25 and $35 version, except that the parts (doggies and tiny fake poop) are all created (poured into silicone molds) in small batches by hand!
How it started...
One night, while playing a board game, our youngest son Cameron kept saying the word "poop". Jokingly, my husband Cosmo said, "we should create a game called "Don't Poop on My Lawn!" What started as an off the wall comment turned into an obsession and soon we were trying out a crude version of the game.
Our son Devin, who's a serious game player, started adding his ideas and strategy and before we knew it we were having a blast playing it!
Devin and Cosmo designed all the graphics and together we've all fine tuned the details!
The Game and Contents
Object of the Game
The object of Don't Poop On My Lawn! Is to be the first "neighbor" to lay out six grass cards and build a beautiful, "poop-free" lawn! The problem is the neighborhood is full of Dogs and they're out to poop on your lawn!
Each player gets 7 cards and will play "Grass Cards" out in front of them to build their lawn.
To wander about the neighborhood you must play a "Walkies" card. Below, the "doggie" is ready to head out into the neighborhood.
Move your dog onto your neighbor's lawn to poop!
Ready to poop? Take the "Poop Pile" and turn over cards one at a time until you get to a poop card! Count how many cards you turn over and place the same number of "poops" on their grass card!
But wait! Sometimes its a false alarm! If you turn over a "Fart" card before you get to a "Poop" card, you don't get to poop at all! (Fart Card = No poop!)
At some point, your neighbor's dog will try to poop on YOUR lawn, the following cards will let you stop them or chase them off!
Fetch Cards: Throw a stick, ball or chew toy and place any dog on someone else's grass card!
Garden Hoses and Sprinklers: Chase dogs on your lawn away and send them "home".
SQUIRREL!: Play a Squirrel card and send ALL dogs to any neighbor's yard to poop!
Some of the other cards and how they're used:
Bad Dog: Lose your "Walkies" card and get sent "home" and stay there until you get another "Walkies" card!
Bad Food: Sounds bad but it isn't! a "Bad Food" card lets you DOUBLE the poop you leave on a neighbor's lawn!
Extended Leash: Take an extra turn!
Pooper Scooper: Remove poop from your yard!
Fence: Play this in FRONT of a grass card to keep doggies off!
Jump the Fence: Jump over a fence card to get on a grass card!
Dog Catcher: Send any doggie home and they lose a turn!
Dog License: Cancel a dog catcher card that's played on you, without losing a turn!
Players continue sending thier doggies to poop while trying to keep their OWN lawns poop free! The first person to have SIX grass cards with no poop on them WINS!
Play tested and approved!
We've play tested the game dozens of times and had others do the same! Everyone's had a BLAST playing it and we've ironed out all the wrinkles and fine tuned the game play!
Comes complete with 108 cards, instructions, Doggie game tokens, and a bag of poop! copyright © Cosmo Solano and Spectrum Playing Cards LLC
Hand Drawn Posters:
Hand Drawn Posters:
Get the Collector's set and Devin will create a HAND DRAWN 11" X 17" Poster just for you of either the Squirrel or the Teddy Bear from the "Fetch" Cards!
Expansion pack! Add $10
Image to come!
We've been working FEVERISHLY on an expansion pack which originally was just intended to allow you to add more players. (Extra poop, doggies and more grass cards!) We had so MANY other ideas that had to be left out to make the game more concise and practical, we have added our favorites back in with the expansion pack! These include short leash, spread the poop, broken fence, and a mailman card! (others in the works and the final set is subject to change slightly).
We'd like to keep the cost of the expansion pack down, however, adding the poop and the extra doggies are expensive, not just because of the manufacturing, but it means we now have to add packaging to the set, if it were just more cards that would be a simple tuck box, but to add the extra poop and doggies, means a more complicated, custom box!
We hope everyone can understand that we don't want to rush this so we'll be fine tuning the expansion packs even after the kickstarter campaign!
Be a part of the game FOREVER!
Send me an idea for a game card (and how it will be used), in the expansion pack and we'll credit you in the game (instructions and ON THE CARD!) if we use it! currently we have a mailman card, short leash, broken fence and spread the poop!
If we use your card, we'll also send you an extra copy of the standard game and the expansion pack AS WELL!
Kickstarter backers ONLY!
MESSAGE ME PRIVATELY ON KICKSTARTER!
Duplicate ideas: The first person with the idea we use will be credited on the card and get the free game and expansion pack, duplicate ideas that come after will be credited in the final instructions! Since we can't put a ton of names on one card, OR give out a ton of free games!
After all this is YOUR game, YOU ALL made it happen, so lets take it a step further! *please don't be offended if we don't use your idea, we only have so much room! We have many ideas on the table right now, so even if we've already thought of it, if you're idea gets used you'll still win! (not including those we've mentioned or published to the public) Ideas will be taken until the end of the campaign so put your thinking caps on!!
Limited First Run Game
In order to play test the game we were going to order a few decks to try out. Ordering single, custom decks is VERY expensive per deck!
After showing and testing it on friends and family, dozens of people wanted to get a set by Christmas! Getting just ONE or TWO decks to play with is SO expensive that so we ordered 100 sets to have for local retailers and our friends and family!
We have some of those sets left and will ship these throughout January, AFTER FUNDING, and SEPARATELY from the sets offered here on kickstarter.
If you'd like more than one PLEASE contact us FIRST, to make sure we have enough! You will simply add $35 per game (we'll have to figure out any extra shipping after the campaign but it shouldn't be much!)
*details, artwork, gameplay subject to change (for the better!)
Stretch Goal Reached!
Yeah, I know, we never announced a stretch goal. honestly, so much has happened so fast, that we hit the numbers we needed before I could figure out how much we actually needed!
At this point we can NOW upgrade the quality of the playing cards to a thicker card, with a MUCH nicer linen stock.
To get an idea of this, picture the kind of cards you might get with a mass produced game such as "Sorry" or "Uno". They're just fine for a game, since they're not used as they would be in a game of poker, or by a card magician etc, but they're thin and have a smooth finish.
Now compare those to a decent deck of poker cards. Like Bicycles etc. The cards we get will be more like a poker deck, with a nice linen finish. They won't QUITE be the same as Bicycles, but very close, and most people wouldn't notice anyway. These are quite a bit more expensive but if we can ever get to serious mass production of this game we could definitely afford it and its worth it in my opinion!
We had no intention of putting money towards a deck upgrade, as we need as much as possible for marketing etc, but for now, we've raised enough to put a bit more money into each set so we will!
Months of work on this so far, without any real personal return, but we beleive strongly that in the long run this will pay off and we only have our kickstarter backers to thank for it!!
Risks and challenges
Production and fullfilment
We have been producing playing cards and products for over 18 years! We have worked with the United States Playing Card Company, on several successful projects, and Ad Magic who produced exploding kittens and Cards Against Humanity! We have no worries about providing a high quality product in a timely manner!
With the exception of the limited sets that we're hand making, We WILL not be fulfilling this project ourselves! We know how much work it is (tired it before and had a rough time!) and feel this is something ONLY professionals should do!
We are negotiating with fulfillment companies at this time, and by launch will announce which company will be fulfilling the orders for us!
- (30 days)