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Apex is back with Megalodon, Saurophaganax, Therizinosaurus, and more! The chains come off and take the brutality to the next level.
Apex is back with Megalodon, Saurophaganax, Therizinosaurus, and more! The chains come off and take the brutality to the next level.
673 backers pledged $64,115 to help bring this project to life.

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Apex is back with the Stomping Grounds expansion and three new playable Apex Decks; Saurophaganax, Therizinosaurus, and Megalodon. Each new Apex Deck comes with a new environmental effect and new animals to hunt. The Stomping Grounds expansion features new abilities focused on player interaction and the possibility to hunt your friends. Where will you stand in the food chain?

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Project Funded! If you missed out we apologize but we're not using a backer kit and orders have already been submitted. Apex will be hitting retail again in January 2016 so you'll be able to get a copy then.

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What is Apex?

1 - 6 Players, Ages 14 & up, 45 Mins

Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 5 friends. You play as a prehistoric predator competing for territory and resources against other predators. Each playable species has a unique deck to master. Each deck has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies— creating a varied and constantly evolving experience.

Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The game incorporates many dinosaurs that behave in their own distinct way. The goal of the game is to endure the environment, build up the population and evolve your species, and become the apex predator.

Rulebook and Demo Print'n'Play available at our official website.

Official Website: www.Die-HardGames.com
Official Forums: http://diehardgames.forumotion.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diehardgamesllc

The Alpha cards are a new addition to Apex that represent the Alpha of your species. In Multiplayer the Boss cards are removed and you now become the boss by being able to directly ambush players with a pack led by your Alpha.  You must lure your opponent's Alpha out and attempt to kill it, claiming the throne of the Apex predator.


FAQ: How do I get the Alpha Cards?
Base Game Set or Booster Deck

Each Apex Deck now features a Juvenile, Adult, and Veteran Alpha cards
Each Apex Deck now features a Juvenile, Adult, and Veteran Alpha cards

Stomping Grounds Expansion Deck includes:

  • 70 Cards Total
  • Stomping Grounds! ability Apex cards
  • Rapid Incubation Evolve cards
  • Infectious Bite Evolve cards
  • Adrenal Frenzy Evolve cards
  • Muscular Augmentation Evolve cards
  • Fatal Pathogen Affliction cards
  • Broken Bone Affliction cards
  • New animals to hunt

Saurophaganax Expansion Deck includes:

  • 70 Cards Total + 1 Saurophaganax Card Divider
  • New Apex cards for Base Game Apex Decks
  • Hot Springs Environment cards
  • Allosaurus Boss card + Minion cards
  • Megalosaurus Predator card
  • Compsognathus Menace cards
  • Diplodocus Titan cards
  • Stegosaurus Big Game cards
  • Camptosaurus Prey cards
  • Additional new Animals to hunt

 Includes Playable Apex Deck:

  • Saurophaganax

Therizinosaurus Expansion Deck includes:

  • 70 Cards Total + 1 Therizinosaurus Card Divider
  • New Apex cards for Base Game Apex Decks
  • Forest Fire Environment cards
  • Velociraptor Boss card + Minion cards
  • Gigantoraptor Predator card
  • Archillobator Menace cards
  • Shatungosaurus Titan cards
  • Deinocheirus Big Game cards
  • Protoceratops Prey cards
  • Additional new Animals to hunt

Includes Playable Apex Deck:

  • Therizinosaurus

This is a Kickstarter Exclusive!

Megalodon Expansion Deck includes:

  • 70 Cards Total + 1 Megalodon Card Divider
  • New Apex cards for Base Game Apex Decks
  • Coastal Flooding Environment cards
  • Livyatan Boss card + Minion card
  • Basilosaurus Predator card
  • Dolichorhynchops Menace cards
  • Leedsichthys Titan cards
  • Parapuzosia Big Game cards
  • Archelon Prey cards
  • Additional new Animals to hunt

Includes Playable Apex Deck:

  • Megalodon

This is a Limited Edition to the Die-Hard Backer Tiers!

Our next project in development is Promethean Wars however we want to give our Die-Hard Backers a taste of whats to come with it being incorporated as an Apex Expansion Deck. The content will be for the eyes of the beholder only and many surprises wait to be revealed. Includes a Promethean War playable Apex Deck, new things to Hunt, and new Environment cards. Will feature a wide array of things from the Promethean Wars universe.

Base Game includes:

  • 17" Dinosaur size box
  • 540 cards + 20 Card Dividers
  • 24" x 16" Hunting Grounds game board
  • Six 13" x 4" Nesting Grounds mats
  • 80mm T.rex miniature Player Marker
  • 40pg Rulebook
  • 5 Foam Blocks to protect cards and fill empty spaces

Includes 7 Playable Apex Decks:

  • Acrocanthosaurus
  • Carnotaurus
  • Giganotosaurus
  • Spinosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus
  • Utahraptor
  • Velociraptor

The 540 cards includes 7 playable Apex Decks, 22 diverse animals to hunt, 11 dangerous carnivores, 8 opposing Boss cards with Minions (acts as artificial players for solo play), 11 environmental effects, 5 genetic evolution types, and 3 grievous wound types.

The T.rex miniature is included in the Base Game Set. The king of dinosaurs is exactly 80mm tall and is highly detailed. It does not come painted. If you want more than one of these or just interested in the mini and nothing else, it can bee added on to any reward tier (including $1) for $10 + shipping. See "Add-on" section (Individual Item) below for pricing.

The Base Game Set
The Base Game Set
Base Game Box holding all cards sleeved and Exotic Predator cards sleeved. Plenty of room for expansions. Foam blocks included.
Base Game Box holding all cards sleeved and Exotic Predator cards sleeved. Plenty of room for expansions. Foam blocks included.

 All Stretch Goals are Kickstarter exclusive (will not be in retail or sold later). Unlocked Stretch Goals will be included in all reward tiers except $1 Custom  and $25 Print & Play Reward Tiers. In order for them to be included in the $1 Custom Tier you must pledge a minimum of $30.

The Nesting Grounds Stretch Goal replaces the current Nesting Grounds mat design with the new design. It does not add mats to the Custom or Expansion Reward Tier because they don't include the mats.

This is a timeline of expected dates for stages in the fulfillment process to be completed. There will be a new update posted on the marked dates below to update our backers on the progress. We've have already completed pre-sampling with WinGo Manufacturing to ensure we don't run into any manufacturing issues. We also stay actively involved with our backers in the comments from now to reward fulfillment and even afterward.

July 12 - Kickstarter Complete

  • Upon a successfully funded campaign marks the countdown to having the product in your hands.
  • The Survey is sent out to everyone so you can let us know what you add-ons you ordered and other details. This info will be needed prior to manufacturing setup.

July 27 - Wait Period Complete

  • It takes 15 days for the funds raised to actually be ours. During this time Kickstarter and other fees will take up to 10%. Ouch!
  • During this time some Design-A-Cards (chosen by us) will be added into the various decks. The remaining Design-A-Cards will be added to the next expansion in 2016.

 August 11 - Setup and Final Sampling Complete

  • Once the funds are ours we can begin making arrangements for manufacturing and getting a final proof before proceeding. This will take about 2 weeks.

October 10 - Manufacturing Complete

  • Manufacturing will take 45-60 days. Usually 45 but that doesn't account for delays and holidays.

October 15 - Logistics: Overseas Transport Prep Complete

  • Once everything has been manufactured WinGo will package up everything into bulk shipping boxes on pallets. The pallets will then be loaded into a cargo container which is then loaded onto a ship. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks.

November 16 - Logistics: Overseas Transport Complete

  • It takes 30 days for the ship to travel overseas.

November 30 - Logistics: Unloading & Customs Complete

  • The ship will be arriving at the docks during their busiest time of the year. Delays here are expected. Our cargo container must clear customs prior to getting unloaded. If things go well it should only take 2 weeks but due to popular labor strikes, we may be waiting 4+ weeks.

December 15 - Logistics: Truck Transport to Fulfillment Center Complete

  • The pallets are then unloaded from the cargo container and put on a truck. Keep in mind that this will be during winter, weather delays are expected. The truck does not take a direct shot and the cargo is passed off from one truck to the next before reaching the fulfillment center.

January 1 - Fulfillment

  • This is what we all have been waiting for. The fulfillment center packages up your rewards and ships them out. You should be receiving your reward soon!
  • Make sure your address is up-to-date by updating your survey!

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Risks and challenges

The estimated delivery for your rewards is January 2016. We already have an established relationship with WinGo manufacturing and they have already supplied us with a sample. We have also already published the Exotic Predators limited edition of Apex so we've been through the process and know what to expect. Our previous kickstarter (our first) was a huge learning experience an helped establish Die-hard Games.

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