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$2,047
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 21 2015

About

Puppy Dogs from Space Is a light hearted card game for 3-6 players ages 8 and older. Estimated play time is 20-40 minutes. Inspired by a creative writing assignment I wrote in 8th grade (thank you Miss Kosa) and supported by two friends (Mike Semtak and Will Nieves) with whom I share an office. 

Game Contents

  • 181 Cards (54 Puppy Dog Cards 120 Core Cards 6  Reference Cards 1 First Player/Direction of Play Card)
  • 1 Instruction manual

Welcome to Puppy Dogs from Space

These intelligent puppy dogs with special powers have arrived but technically crashed on Earth. They had a super top secret mission but now they just need to get home.

Each players plays one color (yellow, blue, green, red, black and purple) faction of puppy dogs containing: Princess Puffy, Commander Chewy, Private Paco, Ranger Roo, Demolition Dixie, G.I. Jackie, Corporal Coco, Master Puggy Wan and Mixed Up Max. 

The Game

All cards will be high quality 300 gsm white core (premium)

Official Cardback
Official Cardback

How to Play

Rules Note - Complete instructions and clarifications will be included in the rule book. Play-testers as well as a more casual gamers agree that the rules are easy to learn but the strategies take time.

Setup 

Each player chooses one color faction. Then one person takes the first player card and deals 20 of the core cards to each player. Each player then shuffles their puppy cards with the core cards dealt to them thus forming their deck. Upon the building of the decks each player then draws 4 card and thus forms their hand. You are now ready to begin play.

Playing the Game

The game is organized in rounds in with each player takes one turn...usually. At the beginning of each round each player draws 2 cards from their deck but then has to pass one card from their hand to the player to the left....usually that is. Any card you keep can aid you but any card you pass could hurt you. 

The goal of the game me is to have 4 awake and not distracted puppy dogs in play. Note, they need not to be of your color faction.

On a player's turn 

All their puppies napping wake up, but only the first turn of a given round. Then they can but are not forced to do:

  • Bring one of their puppy dogs into play from their hand
  • Play one action card from their hand
  • Use the power(s) of one of your awake puppy dogs

Testimonials

Extra support our $50,000 goal!! YOU'LL BE SURPRISED!!!
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Puppy Dogs from Space Inspiration 

Artwork - Lets be upfront and agree that the first thing we notice about a game is the artwork. This being the case we are very excited to have Jessica Martínez Olmos doing all of our illustrations. She is a very talented artist and her work is very eye catching.

Theme - In business school they teach that you need a catchy name or phrase for most any new product. They also teach "give people what they want". Well with the feedback we are getting we seem to be doing that. But all that aside although not all of us have a puppy, you can't help but love them.

Production Value - I have always liked to have high quality components at a reasonable price. We really want you to enjoy not just the play of the game  but the feel of it too.

Game Mechanics - Have you ever been in a game where you just knew you  were "out of the running game"? Have you ever "known" that no matter what player "X" was going to win? Have you ever been in a game that would just not end? Well so have be we and  we put mechanisms in place to handle all those issues and more. In Puppy Dogs from Space the leading player can suddenly become last, the last player can be propelled to the lead. 

Risks and challenges

While unexpected events can occur we have thought about what what could resonably happen and account for them.

The great folks at www.admagic.com are handling all the manufacturing to simplify our logistics. They deliver to us and we ship to you.

Our artist Jessica is working at a good pace and already has about 20% of the cards complete as of the Kickstarter launch of our game. We are confident there will be no delays in completing the rest of the cards.

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    You've seen a glimpse of Jessica's artwork on the site, you get to choose a 14x20 limited edition signed and numbered print. You will be able to choose in the survey when all the artwork is done.

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