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A fast-paced strategy board game where players compete to be the first to break out of prison.
A fast-paced strategy board game where players compete to be the first to break out of prison.
1,977 backers pledged €88,234 to help bring this project to life.

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Dig your way Out is a fast-paced strategy board game - that takes around 45 minutes to play- where 2 to 6 players compete to break out of prison first.

The game will be available to backers in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

This crowdfunding campaign allows you to preorder the game at a lower price than it would be in store and receive it before everybody else. Moreover, all games delivered to Kickstarter backers will contain an exclusive mini expansion which you won’t find in store: Officer Buster, a ruthless guard that will complicate life for the prisoners!

Shipping costs to your country will be calculated and added to your pledge as soon as you select a reward. No additional charges will be requested after the campaign's end.

Because shipping fees are an important part of any pledge, we offer you the opportunity to order a bundle of 3 games with no shipping fees to the United States, France and several other European countries. (If you want an even larger quantity of games, or if you are a retailer, please contact us.) 

Finally we prepared some Stretch Goals to enhance the content of the game depending of the final result. The more backers we are, the best Dig your way Out will be

To escape the prison, you have to literally dig your way out!

If you don’t want to dig your hole with spoons, you will need tools, which you can either craft from whatever you can scrap in the prison, buy them with cigarettes, or, if you're well-armed, extort them from other players!

Like tools, weapons have to be improvised, crafted or bought with cigarettes.

Dig your way Out involves bluff and memory as players have to keep track of everybody’s cards. Who’s got tools to dig? Who’s got blades to fight?

To help you escape, you can join a gang and use your secret skills and connections from your past life.

Moving between several places in the prison, you can perform many actions to build your own strategy.

Here is a play through by Tantrum House (the graphic design was not finalized):

You can also download a beta version of the rules in several languages: 

English //  Français //  Deutsch // Italiano

You can even download a Print’n’Play version of the prototype to test it right away (disponible en Français également)

Les francophones peuvent également regarder la Tric Trac TV pour une vidéo d’explication des règles et une partie avec Monsieur l’auteur David et Monsieur Guillaume. Vous pouvez en outre écouter le Podcast du Dé Faussé sur Dig your way Out.

Dig your way Out was created in 2015 by David Simide, a French boardgamer enthusiast who didn’t spend time in jail (sorry to disappoint you) but was strongly interested in the carceral universe.

Dig your way Out’s mechanics are heavily inspired by his taste for eclectic games. David wanted to create an immersive and fun game on an adult theme, which could bring together hardcore gamers as well as more casual ones. From a simple card game it became this boardgame that builds up tension and that makes you (almost) as unsafe as in a real prison! After years of design and testing with hundreds of players all over France, the prototype won several prizes.

Now that the famous artist The Mico gave it life with awesome illustrations and colorful characters, Dig your way Out is more than ready to be published!

Risks and challenges

Dig your way Out has been thoroughly playtested. We already know very well the factory that will manufacture the game components. It is situated in France, two hours drive from our offices. We also secured the shipping method to deliver the game to backers as soon as possible. Production will therefore begin as soon as the campaign ends.
This is not Borderline’s first rodeo: we already ran several crowdfunding campaigns (some on another platform: KissKissBankBank). All campaigns have been successful and the games have been delivered on time (sometime even before the scheduled date).

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €33 or more About US$ 37

    Dig your way Out

    The complete game with exclusive content at a discount price. You will be able to choose between an English or a French version of the game after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Dig your way Out game box
    • Free exclusive mini expansion Officer Buster
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
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    Pledge €99 or more About US$ 111

    3-Pack Game of Dig your way Out

    3 complete games with no shipping fees to France, most of Western Europe and the United States. You will be able to choose between English and French versions for all boxes after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Dig your way Out game box
    • Free exclusive mini expansion Officer Buster
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    75 backers
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