About

Please refer to the updates and the FAQ for updated shipping information.

ABOVE TOP SECRET is a turn-based strategic card game for either two players or as a team-play variant. It is suited for ages 12+ and will take approximately 45 - 90 minutes. This is the official 2019 re-launch of the game, under a new publisher, 3Mates Games.

For a more immersive gaming experience, you can add a pair of Custom ATS themed playmats. The mats will be 600 x 300 and 2mm thick neoprene. There will be 4 designs to choose from in the pledge manager. Add $20 for each mat required (Each player will require their own mat).

Below: Close up of the sample sets used for play testing and reviews.

Damage counters and slider clips for the Base Area Cards allows players  to keep track of their score during the game. NOTE: These have been  designed not to damage the cards like some sliders have been known to  do. NB: Sleeves will be included for the Base Cards and Security Clearance Cards.

To ensure that the game was ready to go to print once it was funded, all of the illustrations and graphics have been completed, including new cover art.

You have been chosen to take command of the Defense Systems for a Top Secret Military Base.

There  are many weapon systems at your disposal, including some which are classified Above Top Secret. These include prototype systems, which have  been reverse engineered from recovered Extraterrestrial Technology.

As your Security Clearance increases, so does your access to higher levels of Technology.

Click below to download a full colour PDF copy of the Rule Book. A solo variant and team play variant are available in UPDATE 4.

SHIPPING

Shipping costs will be collected after the campaign in the pledge manager. By utilising worldwide shipping facilities, we are able to offer customs friendly shipping. There will be no extra charges or fees regardless of any tariffs imposed or the Brexit situation. 

We are now able to offer free shipping on some of the pledge levels. Backers that pledge at a level that does not include free shipping will have an opportunity to upgrade their pledge in the pledge manager. Please refer to the chart below for which pledge levels now include free shipping.

Please refer to the FAQ for individual country shipping rates for "The Base Commander" pledge level.

Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks and challenges, but we have done a lot of preparation and ground work prior to relaunching this campaign. We have investigated multiple manufacturers as well as had discussions with multiple fulfillment companies.
We have taken every possible step to minimize any problems and feel we have enough knowledge & experience to overcome any issues that may arise.
We have estimated delivery for June, 2020 and are confident we should have no trouble meeting this deadline. All the artwork is complete, although there may be some minor adjustments required. Samples have already been produced so that production will be able to commence as soon as we have confirmed numbers.
Fulfillment is the one thing that can throw up the biggest issues. Again, we have investigated many avenues with we have multiple options available to us, which is why we have decided to charge postage in the pledge manager. This will allow us to fine tune exactly which will be the best method and the most economical for all backers.

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    The Conjugate

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    The Binary Base

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    The Panoptic

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    The 3 Mates Amalgam

    - Includes 3 copies of the game including all unlocked stretch goals.
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