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Dogs of War is a euro-style, soldier placement board game of deception, intrigue and shifting alliances for 3 to 5 players.
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Conceived by renowned game designer Paolo Mori, Dogs of War is an elegant game set in a steampunk-influenced renaissance universe. Noble houses engage each other in a series of fierce battles, and it is up to the players and the Dogs of War they control to deploy their private armies in support of whatever house they wish to favour.

Game Overview

Players take to the battlefield as one of the Dogs of War! As Captains of their own private army, each Dog of War has a special ability that will help them win influence, battles, or betray the house they've sworn allegiance to!

Dogs of War is not a game of pure military power, but rather a game where deception and betrayal often lead the way to a decisive victory. The goal for the Dogs of War is to earn the most power by the end of the game. Thanks to thoughtful game design and development, there are many ways to achieve this, like defeating other Captains in battle, getting rewards from the Houses you help, amassing gold and troops and, most importantly, gaining influence with the most successful Houses.

Each game of Dogs of War lasts about an hour and is designed for 3 to 5 players.

Click here to download the rule book!
Click here to download the rule book!

Our Friends at Jogando Offline sat down and tried out Dogs of War! Watch the Jogando Offline team struggle to take control of the land of Gravos by secretly playing the houses against each other. Who will gain enough influence and victories to rule the land of Gravos from the shadows?

The Dogs of War

Dogs of War features a rich universe for players to immerse themselves in. As such, the land of Gravos and each of the Captains have a fully realized and engrossing history for players to discover.

Game Contents

  • Configurable Game Board with tiles to randomly set up the different battles.
  • 30 Plastic Busts of the 5 different Dogs of War and their player screens.
  • 50 Soldier Cards of 4 types and 32 Tactic Cards.
  • 72 House Influence Tokens for the 6 different Houses.
  • 36 Coins and 60 Victory Point Tokens.

Pledge Level

Dogs of War will launch in retail stores at $60 USD. However, Kickstarter backers who get in at the Early Bird pledge level will only pay $45, while the standard pledge will pay $50

Also, anything marked with this:

is an exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available at conventions only.

Your pledge gets you the Dogs of War core game as well as the Kickstarter exclusive Captain Count Iago.

Shipping information Please take note

Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship.  We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign concludes.

This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all, and also give you more stretch goodies and possibly a choice of carrier options.  

We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). As a rough estimate, the game will cost about $10 to ship in the USA, about $19-$24 in the EU (due to VAT), and $10 to Hong Kong all the way up to $39 for Australia, but this may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we might unlock and your carrier choices.

Optional Buys

If you'd like Mother Apollonia, just add $8 to your pledge by clicking Manage Pledge from the Dogs of War Kickstarter page, and we'll sort it out after the Kickstarter ends with our pledge manager.
If you'd like Mother Apollonia, just add $8 to your pledge by clicking Manage Pledge from the Dogs of War Kickstarter page, and we'll sort it out after the Kickstarter ends with our pledge manager.
If you'd like 50 Plastic Soldier Counters, just add $20 to your pledge by clicking Manage Pledge from the Dogs of War Kickstarter page, and we'll sort it out after the Kickstarter ends with our pledge manager.
If you'd like 50 Plastic Soldier Counters, just add $20 to your pledge by clicking Manage Pledge from the Dogs of War Kickstarter page, and we'll sort it out after the Kickstarter ends with our pledge manager.

Stretch Goals

Beyond getting Dogs of War at a discounted price, backers will also receive all the stretch goals we manage to unlock as we hit bigger and bigger funding milestones. 

Each Dog of War pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Captain Viscount Perceval d’Hiver absolutely absolutely free!

Each Dog of War pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive sculpted plastic coins absolutely absolutely free!

Each Dog of War pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Gold Foil Soldier Deck absolutely absolutely free!

Every Dog of War level pledge will receive the Kickstarter exclusive Captain Alhazred absolutely free!

Every Dog of War level pledge will receive 12 new Tactic cards!

 If we reach $70k then every Dog of War level pledge will receive 4 new Order of Battle tiles!

Risks and challenges

This is our 10th Kickstarter, and there are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as:

Production delays
Shipping delays
Customs delays

We've done our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all. Since the game is 95% complete, we don't believe this is in the least bit likely - we've successfully delivered Zombicide, Sedition Wars, Guilds of Cadwallon, Zombicide Season 2 (first wave), Rivet Wars (first wave), we are currently shipping Kaosball, Zombicide Season 2 (second wave), and will begin shipping Relic Knights soon.

We have two ongoing projects currently: Wrath of Kings, which is entering the final part of production, and Arcadia Quest, which is currently in production.

Please refer to our individual project pages if you'd like to check the progress there. Each project is entirely independent of each other and have completely different development teams and have no effect on the production flow or development of Dogs of War.

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