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Partner up with your friends to survive wave after wave of horrific aliens in this cooperative deck-building base-defense game!
Partner up with your friends to survive wave after wave of horrific aliens in this cooperative deck-building base-defense game!
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XenoShyft: Dreadmire brings players back into the NorTec Corporation as they strip mine another planet for the highly sought-after Xenosathem! Players will have to make strategic decisions and work together as they face off against the Brood, a monstrous horde of all new alien foes! But it isn't just the Brood that players will have to worry about this time. Weather effects will drastically change the game each round!

XenoShyft: Dreadmire is a fully cooperative card game designed for 1-4 players. Working as both a standalone game and an expansion, XenoShyft: Dreadmire can either be played by itself or shuffled into XenoShyft: Onslaught, adding new foes, items and troops. With over 400 cards, and the same immersive art direction as the previous game, XenoShyft: Dreadmire brings the same quantity and quality players have come to expect from the XenoShyft franchise!

XenoShyft: Dreadmire not only feature new troops, items and foes, but also introduces two all new mechanics to the game:

At the start of each turn players will reveal a weather card. This weather card will determine what weather effects will activate. This can throw a major wrench into players' plans as often these weather effects will make the Brood much harder to fight!

NorTec isn't without options when it comes to these adverse weather effects though! Adapting to their new environment, NorTec has created special items that not only benefit your troops, but also have special abilities that can activate during specific weather.

XenoShyft: Dreadmire's weather mechanics will give players another level of immersion and difficulty, all while extending the replay value of the game.

The XenoShyft franchise is designed to be a tense and challenging experience. Players need to work together and make wise tactical decisions when it comes to the items they purchase and the troops they deploy.

Through the process of play-testing XenoShyft: Dreadmire, we've re-tooled the way in which enemies deploy into player lanes. The game now allows for a smoother ramp in difficulty, giving players time to build up their defense before the hardest waves of the Brood appear!

But don’t think that time to build up your defenses will make the experience any less challenging! We’ve just worked to make the difficulty curve more gradual for players, allowing for a more streamlined experience that comes down to teamwork and coordination rather than raw luck!

  • 471 Cards
  •      88 Nortec Troop Cards
  •      156 Brood Cards
  •      1 Brood Reference Card
  •      84 Xenosathem Cards
  •      100 Item Cards
  •      20 Item Tracker Cards
  •      6 Division Cards
  •      16 Environment Cards
  • 30 Damage Tokens
  • 30 Ability Tokens
  • 4 NorTec Boards
  • 4 Dreadmire Boards
  • 1 Item Dashboard
  • 1 Base HP Dashboard
  • 1 Wave Dashboard
  • 1 Rulebook

Bring on the Brood! - $60

The Bring on the Brood pledge level gets you a XenoShyft: Dreadmire core box, The Kickstarter exclusive high quality neoprene resources play mat, the Kickstarter exclusive Corpse Puppeteer Boss cards and all applicable stretch goals we unlock!

Corpse Puppeteer - Kickstarter Exclusive Boss!

The Kickstarter Exclusive Corpse Puppeteer Boss is an ever evolving threat that will continue to challenge players in each wave of the game. This devastating foe's power grows each time it's revealed by players. In addition to its increased base power and health every time it appears, the Corpse Puppeteer's special abilities will evolve into harder, more damaging forms.

The Corpse Puppeteer is a unique and difficult challenge. Coming as a pack of 3 "evolving" cards, this foe is unlike anything faced before in XenoShyft. Acting as a hard mode for an already brutal game, fending off the Corpse Puppeteer is a challenge fans of XenoShyft won't want to miss!

Make sure your base is running at maximum efficiency with the Kickstarter exclusive resource play mat! Made with industry standard neoprene, this premium play mat provides players with a high quality alternative to the resource boards provided in the box. Normally retailing for $20, backers get this play mat for free! This mat will not only make it quick and easy to get your game set up, but it also keeps your cards from sliding around during play!

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Is an exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available through conventions and special promotions only.

Xenoshyft: Immolation brings a whole new planet into the fight. Delve into a burning hot hellscape, where not only must players fight off the fearsome hordes of the alien threats, but also protect the base from the ravaging Inferno that surrounds them!

 Uncover everything about Xenoshyft: Immolation HERE

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 ends. 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 to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers), China (Asia Pacific backers), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or Atlanta (USA and the rest of the world). Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (4kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.

  • USA: $10-$15 to most states. $30 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
  • CANADA: $10-$20 to most cities.
  • LATIN AMERICA: $50-$60 to most countries.
  • ASIA: $10 to China and Hong Kong. $30 to most other countries (we can't predict an estimate cost to Malaysia).
  • OCEANIA: $13-$25 to Australia. $30 to New Zealand.
  • AFRICA: $70 to most countries.
  • EUROPE: $10 to Germany.
  •      $15-$30 to most other countries.
  •      $35 to Norway, Finland, Estland, Lettland, and Latvia.
  •      $40 to Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.
  •      $55 to Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Romania.
  •      $60 to Iceland, Russia, and Israel.
  •      $70 to Greece, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Be aware that all pledges that are confirmed after the pledge manager deadline will be shipped from the US hub at a later date. For non-US backers that will likely incur increased shipping costs. We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package there is too great a risk of the package being bounced back to us.

Please note that while we do our best to get you your rewards in a timely manner, you may not necessarily receive your rewards before the product makes it into distribution in your own country or before it's made available in conventions and special promotion opportunities. We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter will make up for any such possible lag. However, if this is something that is not acceptable to you, please do not back this project, and instead wait for the retail release. Thank you for your understanding.

The table below gives you a general idea of the full schedule of what to expect once the campaign ends. Keep in mind these are just estimates, and the timeline may vary due to circumstances.

Risks and challenges

This is our 21st 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

The estimated delivery date is August 2016, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

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 90% 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, Relic Knights, Rivet Wars, Kaosball, Dogs of War, Arcadia Quest, Wrath of Kings, XenoShyft, our Base System, Zombicide Season 3, The World of Smog: On Her Majesty's Service, Rum & Bones, and Blood Rage. We're currently in the final stages of preparing B-Siege for shipment.

We have three ongoing projects currently: Zombicide: Black Plague which is in the final stage of production, The Others, which is in mid-production, and Arcadia Quest: Inferno is starting production.

Please refer to our individual project pages if you'd like to check the progress there. Each project is entirely independent from each other, has completely different development teams, and has no effect on the production flow or development of XenoShyft: Dreadmire.


We can refund you within 60 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 60 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.

All refunds after the 60 days close of the campaign are processed via Paypal only. Refunds within 60 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.


By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

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