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A push-your-luck adventure tabletop game for 2-6 players by Scott Almes, featuring a thrilling balance of strategy and luck!
A push-your-luck adventure tabletop game for 2-6 players by Scott Almes, featuring a thrilling balance of strategy and luck!
733 backers pledged $24,303 to help bring this project to life.

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Dicey Peaks is a thrilling tile and dice game for 2-6 players, created by acclaimed designer Scott Almes (the Tiny Epic series, Harbour). Racing to the fabled flag atop Yeti Mountain, players take turns rolling dice and skillfully choosing whether to climb or rest. As you advance, you'll reveal tiles that can help or hinder your progress. Avoid avalanches and watch out for the Yetis… for when they attack, you might lose more than just your turn! If you crave adventure, suspense, and danger, then scale your way to the top of Dicey Peaks!

Want to become an expert at climbing Yeti Mountain? Then start by watching this video!

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  • 6 Wooden Climber meeples
  • 6 Oxygen game cards 
  • 6 Wooden Oxygen marker tokens 
  • 29 Mountain tiles 
  • 13 Custom Dice 
  • Dicey Peaks Rulebook

Unlocking stretch goals during this campaign will upgrade these components and create a unique and truly immersive adventure for all!

The success of Dicey Peaks begins here with you and your pledge. Please help us bring Dicey Peaks to kitchen tables and recreation rooms all over the world by picking a pledge level in the right hand column of this page that best serves you. Your support at any level is greatly appreciated!

 

    

  

 

    

 

In order to make the game the best that it can be, we have simplified things!  These three amazing stretch goals which will make Dicey Peaks the very best it can be! Please pledge at INTERMEDIATE and help get the word out about this project so we can unlock all three stretch goals!!!

  

   

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Adding fun items after you pledge is easy using our Calliope Kickstarter Store! There, you will be able to add other Calliope favorites, such as Tsuro or Roll For It!, before Dicey Peaks ships to you!  After this project ends, all backers will be sent the information on how to use the Calliope Kickstarter Store! 

Please note that if you would like to add extra copies of the standard or deluxe editions of Dicey Peaks, you may simply increase your pledge by the amounts listed in the pledge levels!

 

Shipping within the continental United States is FREE!  

Shipping charges outside the continental U.S. are shown when you select a pledge level on the right. We strive to ensure that every backer gets the best shipping price that we can offer. 

NOTE: All taxes and additional shipping fees are the responsibility of the backer.

Please help Dicey Peaks reach its full potential and share this campaign with everyone you can! Help us load up the social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, blogs, etc. 

 

 

 

 

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Calliope Games began as a collaboration between my sister Dawne Weisman, her husband Jordan Weisman and myself, Ray Wehrs. All of us are experienced game industry professionals who have worked together since 1999 when we collectively launched WizKids. Calliope Games has been producing and selling quality tabletop games since 2009. Our products are inspired by family for families. To date we have released 14 titles, many of which were brought to life here on Kickstarter!

At Calliope Games, we publish fun, affordable, family-style tabletop games for all to enjoy.  

With gamers in mind, our games make the perfect "gateway" or "filler" game. They allow you to easily draft your non-gamer friends into your favorite hobby. Calliope games are excellent for starting out game night and are easily played between heavier games. It’s important to point out to our non-gamer friends that we do take a slightly different approach to the games we produce. At Calliope, we focus on entertaining adults; however, the games we produce allow children to compete with their parents without the parents “throwing” the game. It’s a really a pretty simple concept; instead of having the parents step down into the child’s world, we are inviting the child to step up into the parents' world.  

For gamers and non-gamers alike, the results of our efforts are games that are accessible by all players regardless of skill level or age, play in under 60 minutes, are affordably priced, and most of all… are a blast to play!  

Scott Almes is a game design powerhouse. With games like Martian Dice and Best Treehouse Ever, as well as his incredibly successful Tiny Epic series with Gamelyn Games, Scott has proven time and again that he knows how to make enjoyable, unique games with a wide variety of game styles and levels of complexity. We are honored that he has brought an amazing gateway game to us in Dicey Peaks.

We are proud to have worked with hundreds of visionary backers on Kickstarter to bring several of our games to life. With your help, we have sailed treacherous waters in Tsuro of the Seas, shaken the dice in Roll For It!, and even brought an unprecedented new collection of games to life with the Titan Series. We cannot thank you enough for your support! Your participation in this Kickstarter campaign will help us achieve two very important tasks: it will help subsidize the production of the game and aid in building an immediate interest for the product.

 

 

Risks and challenges

With any venture there are risks... those that are seen, and those that are unseen. The biggest foreseeable risks we currently face are manufacturing in China and shipping issues from China to our warehouse here in the US.

Each of these risks is greatly minimized with Calliope Games. Our factories have been with us for many years. They know how we work and the quality we expect. In addition, our freight forwarder and fulfillment teams are world class and have over 30 years of expertise to rely upon. If any issues arise, we will know of them far in advance and will be able to overcome them.

As far as the unseen risks... we know they are there and we have built a safety margin into our costs of goods sold to prepare us for the unforeseen. To date we've launched 14 games under the Calliope brand and have avoided all major production issues.

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    TOURIST

    Thank you for supporting Dicey Peaks!

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    BEGINNER

    * One (1) Dicey Peaks STANDARD game with all unlocked stretch goals

    * FREE SHIPPING within the continental U.S.

    * Add $26 to your pledge for each STANDARD game you wish to add

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    INTERMEDIATE

    * One (1) Dicey Peaks DELUXE game with all unlocked stretch goals.

    * FREE SHIPPING within the continental U.S.

    * Add $36 to your pledge for each DELUXE game you wish to add.

    * Add $26 to your pledge for each STANDARD game you wish to add.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive linen-finish box art
    • "The Art of Dicey Peaks" book
    • Yeti Standee
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    YETI MERCHANT

    Six (6) copies of the DELUXE edition of Dicey Peaks, including all stretch goals.

    ***This option is reserved for “Brick and Mortar” retailers***

    Physical store verification will be required; you must provide the store name, store address, phone number, EIN number, website/Facebook page, store photo and trade reference.

    If we determine you are not a retailer and you chose this option, we will send you two deluxe Dicey Peaks games. No refunds will be issued. Result of the verification process by Calliope Games will be final.

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    ADVANCED

    An unforgettable rustic* adventure! This experience includes two DELUXE copies of the game - autographed by Scott Almes - plus a trip for one (1) person to the fabled Wehrs cabin in Washington, at the foot of "Yeti Mountain" (Mt. Baker) to join the Calliope team and designer Scott Almes for a weekend of gaming and outdoor adventure!

    IMPORTANT: Exact date of the trip to be determined after the conclusion of the project, and based on schedule and availability of participants. Specifics subject to change based on weather and other unavoidable factors.

    *When we say rustic, we mean rustic. While there are most modern utilities, this is an unfinished, bare floor cabin in the woods!

    Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare from continental U.S. airport to Seattle
    • Local transportation to and from the Wehrs cabin near Mt. Baker
    • Meals for the weekend.
    • Accommodations at the rustic Wehrs cabin.
    • Game night with the Calliope team and designer Scott Almes.
    • Two (2) Dicey Peaks DELUXE games, autographed by Scott Almes.
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