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A 1-4 player frog collecting game, Dart through the Amazon features two modes of play designed for both children & adults.
A 1-4 player frog collecting game, Dart through the Amazon features two modes of play designed for both children & adults.
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Playing as researchers on a quest for exotic specimens, Dart through the Amazon leads you through the world's largest rain forest to collect colorful dart frogs for scientific study. Racing against your fellow researchers, this expedition is no simple task, for amidst the Amazon, danger lurks around every bend.  

As a 1-4 player dart frog collecting game, Dart through the Amazon features two modes of play designed for both children and adults to enjoy!   

The base mode which is played without special rules and abilities offers younger children the opportunity to play the game. We also recommend this mode for beginners who are first learning the game.   

The advanced mode of play features Researcher Cards that have their own special abilities adding new twists throughout the game. This mode is enabled by selecting one of our eight Researchers before the game begins.

As a token of gratitude and added Bonus for Backing the Project, you will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive, Researcher Fatima Camiloza. Out of appreciation for her hard work and dedication, we named this unique character after our incredibly talented artist. It is her water color powers that truly bring each card and character to life.

Dart through the Amazon includes the following contents:  

 - (4x) 16 card Location Decks (64 cards total)  

 - 8 Researcher Cards including the Kickstarter Exclusive Fatima  

 - Box & Instructions

Dart through the Amazon features 4 separate location decks and 5 specimens of Dart Frog. The number of decks per game is set by the number of players (ex. 2 Players = 2 Location Decks). Each deck contains 2 of each Dart Frog specimen and 1 rare Chameleon Frog that can be paired with any other type of Dart frog to make a match. The goal is to gather 4 pairs of frogs before your opponents.

 Also included in the decks are Rock and Snake cards used to steal cards and force your opponent to discard before they can score their frog pair. The abilities of these cards are triggered when drawn so you never know when you will be the target of a card ability on your opponents turn.

For the Advanced Play, each player will select a Character like the one below.  Each character comes with a special ability that will affect the overall game play and create a different feel within each game.

This game will also come with Variant rules for an additional way to play as well as a Solo option.

Quick to pick up and easy to enjoy, Dart through the Amazon is a fun activity for family time, road trips, game nights with friends and more. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our game, and we hope you pledge to explore the rain forest with us!

"Overall I was very pleased with Dart Through the Amazon. The card game is solid, excellent rules, smooth game play, and delivers a rewarding gaming experience. This is a game perfect for the family gaming table and younger players. Do hunt down these frogs if you think it’s a good match." - Father Geek

I have added the $5 Add On, the Guide Expansion, which will be an elective mode of play for the Dart Through The Amazon game.  With the design help of Steven Tolhurst, each character will be able to act as a guide and will be randomly dispersed for each location deck and will alter the strength of cards within the decks.  So no only will you be able to use your current character ability, you will also be able to activate the guide ability at the location site.  This will add more variable play to the game and create a new dynamic for each game.

Koral & Tobias Guide Examples
Koral & Tobias Guide Examples

Also included within this expansion will be 3 additional characters cards and another Kickstarter Exclusive character, Echo, from guest artist Rodrigo Martinez.  Rodrigo has worked with me on my first Kickstarter success, Soul Puzzler, and I will be integrating one of the upcoming expansion characters from Soul Puzzler Turbo into Dart Through The Amazon.  Each of these characters will also include a Guide side as well in order to be used in this variable play.

Lastly, I will be including informative references for each of the frogs as well as the snake card.  These references will give details on each individual species based on location, habits, food sources, etc.  I really wanted to bring an educational piece into this game as I am a frog lover at heart and I want to share that love with everyone else.

Risks and challenges

Coming into this Kickstarter, I offer you a finished product. The artwork has been completed so there is no wait time on layout or card design. Our game is set and ready for production so rest assured that the allotted time of July 2018 is only for manufacturing and shipping.

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