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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 27 2019 5:45 PM UTC +00:00.

$2,157
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
54
backers
33hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 27 2019 5:45 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Since the day you were born, you only had one goal: to get into the highest ranked university in the world.  

Some of the art, drawn by Lana Millman
Some of the art, drawn by Lana Millman

Daggers High takes a satirical look at how cutthroat and backwards college admissions have become. It is a competitive euro board game for 1-4 players, and features elements of card drafting, action point allocation, tableau building, and more. The game features 84 unique and fun illustrations drawn by a high school student.

How to play:

 Read the rulebook: HERE 

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Tabletop simulator: HERE

Tabletopia: Coming soon

Reviews and Previews:

Playthrough by Jambalaya Plays Games:

Unfiltered Gamer:

Blue Giant Media:

Gaming Trend:

 Top of the Class - Daggers High Review 

Meeple Mechanics:  Daggers High Review 


Shipping

Shipping will be free anywhere in the US. International shipping will be charged after the conclusion of the campaign. We do not expect to receive many international orders, so we plan to use first class USPS international shipping to fulfill any international orders. Please note that this these shipping costs are simply estimates, and are subject to change on a case-by-case basis.

US: Free

Canada: $10

UK: $15

World-wide: $30-40

We expect to have copies in your hands by December 2019. This gives us 2 months to prepare the final files and begin manufacturing, 2 months to manufacture the product, and an additional 2 months to ship the game.

Stretch Goals?

None! We decided against stretch goals as we didn't want to hold any of the awesome content in Daggers High hostage. You will get everything included if you back our Kickstarter regardless of whether we reach an arbitrary goal or not. That doesn't mean we aren't planning on having some awesome updates for you to share, including more cards and other cool things. The more we fund the better we can make the game, so please don't hesitate to share your excitement with your friends! Have any comments on what you'd like to see us add or change? Leave a comment in the comment section and our team will address it!

Budget

The funds from the Kickstarter will be used to complete a print run of the game. We have received different quotes from several manufacturing companies, and will work with them depending on the results of the Kickstarter. Any excess funds will first be used to cover expenses such as prototyping, advertising, and art, and then be used to begin development of other games and/or pursue further distribution of Daggers High.

Our Story

Daggers High is a fictional school, but is loosely based off of Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. It was here that two high school seniors had the idea of creating a satirical board game about the college admission process that they themselves were going through at the time. Since then, Daggers High has been played by over 100 different people. We are excited to have the opportunity to bring it to your table as well!

About the team


Social Media Links:

Designer's blog

Designer's Twitter

Board Game Geek

Facebook Group 

Designer's Instagram

Risks and challenges

As this is our first ever Kickstarter, we took great precaution in mitigating our risks. One potential risk would be stretch goals and additional content throwing off our pricing estimates. By not having stretch goals, we significantly mitigate this risk. Another potential risk is underestimating the cost of shipping, particularly with international shipping. We are not totally immune to this effect, but we have taken steps to ensure that we have enough buffer room to cover an unexpected rise in shipping costs. We also have priced international shipping at the rate of first-class international mail.

Returns and refunds: if you would like to cancel your pledge after the conclusion of the Kickstarter and before shipment of the product, we will refund your entire pledge minus any fees from Kickstarter. Once you have received your product, we are prepared to offer replacements for damaged or missing components. We may ask that you provide a photo and/or compensate shipping costs in this case (there will be no shipping cost in the case of a manufacturing defect). If you receive the game and decide that you no longer want it, we will offer returns up to 1 month after you receive the game. You will be refunded the entire pledge amount minus Kickstarter fees and a shipping charge. Kickstarter fees are approximately 10% of the pledge amount.

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