$2,530
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152
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 14 2019
Last updated May 6, 2019

Dino Dig (Canceled)

A Set Collection Game of Risk, Chance, ....and Dinosaurs!

Dino Dig (Canceled)

A Set Collection Game of Risk, Chance, ....and Dinosaurs!

$2,530
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
152
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 14 2019
Last updated May 6, 2019

About

Come on a dinosaur expedition!  Dino Dig is a risk and chance Set Collection game, where players "dig" to find the most valuable dinosaur fossils. Players will be faced with Risk vs Reward decisions, and can use Probability to find their missing pieces. Each player also has a tool box full of helpful equipment to guide them along the way. Will you risk digging for valuable dinosaurs and maybe face scorpions? Or will you play it safe and hope to win by digging for smaller fossils? Find out if you are the best paleontologist!

The Setup

Set up the game by laying out the Dirt cards in a 5x5 grid, 3 layers deep, creating 25 Dig Sites. All players start with 5 Tool cards in their hand that give them special one time use abilities. 

Game Play

On their turn, players can take any 2 actions in any order or combination: move 1 space, dig 1 tile, or play a Tool card. 

Winning the Game

The game ends when a designated number of Dig Sites have been emptied, triggering the end round. Then players add up their score. The more complete a fossil is, the more points it will be worth. But make sure to stay away from scorpions! 

There are 7 different types of dinosaurs to be found of different sizes, along with a few single special cards. The game includes a fold out on the back of the Rule Book to show you where each tile is likely to be found, and how many sets are present for each fossil. 

Here are all the reward tiers. Since this is our first game, we will only be shipping the physical game domestically (U.S.A. only), and shipping is already included. But international backers are still able to enjoy the game with the Print and Play tier, available in 3 languages! 

 We need your help to make this game the best it can be! Every Stretch goal reached will help upgrade a game component.  And, yes...there's a Miniature stretch goal. 

Here is what people are saying about the game:

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 All funds raised will go towards manufacturing the game. All the art is already complete. Extra time will only be needed if the Miniature Stretch goal is reached, but even that can be done in-house. Here is the projected timeline:

  • Early April - End campaign
  • Mid April - Backer surveys open
  • Early May - Approve digital proofs, mass production begins
  • August - Close pledge manager, freight shipping to US
  • September - Ship Dino Dig to backers!

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Risks and challenges

This is our first project on Kickstarter, so some bumps along the way are expected. But we’ve researched as much as possible and are ready! The game is already done, art final, and play tested thoroughly. The manufacturer already has all the art and is standing by to produce more copies.
Because this is our first time, we're only making the game available to the United States and have limited rewards. If all goes well, we'll relaunch to a wider audience with more personalized rewards.
We have given ourselves plenty of time to get these to you and your expedition team before the holiday season. We’ll communicate with our backers along the way to keep you updated about the process as much as possible. And if you can't be a backer, but would like to follow us, we're on Facebook @ZeruaGames.

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    ASSISTANT RESEARCHER

    Get the Print and Play version of the game! Cards will fit 70mm square sleeves, just provide your own meeples.
    Available in English, Spanish, or French.

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    PALEONTOLOGIST

    Saddle up and get ready to go on an expedition! As a backer, you will receive a copy of the game along with all stretch goals achieved.

    Shipping included!!!

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    • All Stretch Goals
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    EXPEDITION DIRECTOR

    Get an extra copy of the game for your dino loving friends and family!

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Funding period

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