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Create custom habitats, populate them with a variety of animals, and strategically build attractions to earn the highest rated zoo!
Create custom habitats, populate them with a variety of animals, and strategically build attractions to earn the highest rated zoo!
1,833 backers pledged $56,133 to help bring this project to life.

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Zoo-ography : A Tile Laying Zoo Builder Game for 1-4 Players

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In Zoo-ography, you've been asked to design a new city zoo. Build custom habitats, draft animals for exhibits, and strategically place attractions. Meet the city's unique objectives, and you'll earn the highest rated zoo! Featuring:

🐘 Animal Drafting - over 40 animals to choose from!
🦒 Tile Laying - build and manage your zoo's habitats and attractions.
🦏 Variable Objectives - Over 200 objective combinations means endless replay-ability!
💵 Awesome Value - 1-4 player Zoo-mongous game play and a great price!

For a more detailed look at the game, check out our Rulebook Preview, or try it out yourself with our Print and Play Demo(only 1-2 players).  

Our goal is to make money from our games - not from shipping.

As such we intend to minimize shipping costs as much as possible and never charge you more than we are expected to pay. By charging shipping after the campaign, we can properly assess the final weights and measures of our games, as well as group backers in such a way to maximize utility and ensure you get the lowest shipping cost. We will cover all customs and duties, but our low pledge tiers and small margins prevent us from providing free shipping.

The following table includes estimated shipping costs provided by stamps.com (for US backers) and Spiral Galaxy Games for our European and international backers. These are not final costs, but rather estimates.  The true and final shipping cost will be charged after the campaign.

Approximate Shipping Rates
Approximate Shipping Rates

Canadian backers. Starlit Citadel Games will ship orders that are larger than the retail game if we get sufficient Canadian orders.  Spiral Galaxy Games will currently handle delivery of the retail game.

EU backers.  We are EU friendly.  Products ship to EU backers from within the EU and we handle all customs and administrative fees.

Taxes

Each backer is responsible for paying their share of the sales taxes for their pledge.  Since we are based out of Texas, we are required by law to collect sales tax from any Texas backers. Some European countries also require that we collect VAT. All taxes and shipping costs will be assessed and collected after the campaign via Pledge Manager.

It’s our goal to be as transparent and fair as possible with regard to shipping. No one likes to pay shipping, and we are committed to doing our best to minimize its impact on everyone.

We'd like to thank the following people and organizations for all they've done to help bring Zoo-ography together.

And of course, ALL OF YOU, our backers!!!!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is an ever evolving market, and what games may have been a sure fire win even last year, may not be on anyone's radar today. With larger and larger game companies taking up greater share of the market, small indie board game publishers like ourselves can often be left in the dust - especially if our campaigns lack the polish backers have come to expect. While the ever rising bar is good for Kickstarter, it presents new challenges. With more up front capital needed and a demand for near completed games prior to launching, the cost of failure can be significant.

We at Doomsday Robots recognize the risks involved in pursuing our passion of making board games and are ready to rise to the challenge. Market analysis is a huge part of what we do prior to deciding which game to create and bring to publication, We want to make sure that not only is our investment secure, but that we can meet the demands of this amazing Kickstarter market. As such we've done our homework to minimize costs and risks to our backers.

We aren't perfect, and we've made mistakes in the past, but we never let that prevent us from doing right by our backers - a commitment we will keep today. We welcome feedback for how we can improve, and indeed listening to our backers have helped us to be a better company.

The biggest risk we face is the same that most publishers face - ever changing shipping costs. We've taken definitive steps to minimize this risk with an unprecedented level of transparency with our backers so that we can support one another in not only the successful creation of this game, but ensuring the costs to deliver it aren't unbearable to either party. As such we've moved the shipping charges to be collected after the campaign so we can truly minimize the costs with the foreknowledge of how many games we need, and exactly where they are going.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Print and Play

    Receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography after the campaign and once all art assets are finalized.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Zoo-ography

    *The Game*

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Retail Edition including the Kickstarter exclusive Panda meeple with all applicable stretch goals. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-ography Retail Edition
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    Zoo-ography + Meeples (Early Bird)

    * The Game but with Animal Meeples*

    (Early Bird) Receive the Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set included with your pledge.

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Retail Edition including an upgrade kit that includes the deluxe meeples and a larger box with all applicable stretch goals. Backers will also receive the Kickstarter exclusive Panda meeple. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    *After 72 hours, a new Zoo-ography + Meeples pledge level will be available.*

    Includes:
    • Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set (Kickstarter Exclusive, Early Bird)
    • Zoo-ography Retail Edition
    • Deluxe Wooden Meeples Set
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 174 backers
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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    Zoo-ography + Meeples

    * The Game but with Animal Meeples *

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Retail Edition including an upgrade kit that includes the deluxe meeples and a larger box with all applicable stretch goals. Backers will also receive the Kickstarter exclusive Panda meeple. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-ography Retail Edition
    • Deluxe Wooden Meeples Set
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    55 backers
    $
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  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $34 or more About $34

    Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition

    *The Premium Special Edition*
    *Kickstarter Exclusive*

    Includes over 40 large animal meeples, large game tiles, a custom plastic insert and beautiful deluxe box! It's a Zoo-mongous value that belongs in any collection.

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition with all applicable stretch goals. Backers will also receive the Panda meeple as well as the Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Deluxe Wooden Meeples Set
    • Deluxe Game Tiles
    • Deluxe Plastic Insert Tray
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    414 backers
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    Pledge $38 or more About $38

    Zoo-ography 4 Game Bundle

    *Best value for shipping*

    Receive four copies of Zoo-ography Retail Edition including four Kickstarter exclusive Panda meeples with all applicable stretch goals. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-ography Retail Edition
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
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  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $43 or more About $43

    Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition + Expansion

    *The Premium Special Edition WITH Expansion*

    The Deluxe includes over 40 large animal meeples, large game tiles, a custom plastic insert and beautiful deluxe box! This pledge also includes the Monorail Expansion! It's a Zoo-mongous value that belongs in any collection.

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition and one copy of the Monorail Expansion with all applicable stretch goals. Backers will also receive the Panda meeple as well as the Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Monorail Expansion
    • Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Deluxe Wooden Meeples Set
    • Deluxe Game Tiles
    • Deluxe Plastic Insert Tray
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    365 backers
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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    The Zoo-mongous ALL IN Pledge

    *Get Everything: The Deluxe Game, The Retail Game, and Expansion*

    The Deluxe includes over 40 large animal meeples, large game tiles, a custom plastic insert and beautiful deluxe box! This pledge also includes the Monorail Expansion and a copy of the Retail Game for an amazing all-in price! It's a Zoo-mongous value that belongs in any collection.

    Receive one copy of Zoo-ography Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition, one copy of Zoo-ography Retail Edition, and one copy of the Monorail Expansion with all applicable stretch goals. Backers will also receive the Panda meeple as well as the Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set. Additionally receive a download link for the official print and play of Zoo-ography once all art assets are complete.

    Add-ons, shipping costs, and applicable taxes will be assessed after the campaign via the pledge manager.

    Includes:
    • Zoo-mongous Deluxe Edition (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Zoo-ography Retail Edition
    • Monorail Expansion
    • Zoo-mongous 3 Meeple Set (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Panda Meeple (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Deluxe Wooden Meeples Set
    • Deluxe Game Tiles
    • Deluxe Plastic Insert Tray
    • Zoo-ography Digital Print and Play Files
    • All Applicable Stretch Goals Unlocked
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    323 backers
    $
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Funding period

- (29 days)