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A battle of linguistic dexterity where players assemble words to expand their deck of letter cards.
A battle of linguistic dexterity where players assemble words to expand their deck of letter cards.
A battle of linguistic dexterity where players assemble words to expand their deck of letter cards.
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Dexikon is a deck-building card game by Andrew Rowse for 1-5 players (or up to 8 with a second deck)

Players take turns using cards from their hand to spell words, allowing them to buy more powerful letter cards that, while creating a deck that makes it harder to spell with, also makes spelling words more lucrative. 

Players may choose between purchasing attack cards, defense cards to negate attacks, Action and Cleanup cards which make each hand more powerful, and End-of-Game cards that score points for the player once the game is over.

Players must purchase letter cards every round, but they may also bank the words they spell for points. Doing so halves the money available to spend on cards however, so the decision of when to start banking words is an important one!

The game is over when one player has banked seven words. Each player counts the score for their best five words and then picks up their entire deck and selects cards to make the most impressive word they can conjure up. The points from this word are added to the players score to determine the winner.

Read more about Dexikon and what makes it a unique word based deck-building experience on BoardGameGeek!

 124 Cards - 71 core cards and 53 pool cards.

  • 13 x AT Cards
  • 13 x ES Cards
  • 13 x IOU Cards
  • 27 x Penalty Cards
  • 5 x Special Penalty Cards
  • 53 x Pool Cards containing the other 19 letters

1 Score pad

1 Rule Book

 Core cards make up the player's starting deck. They have no special powers, and are only worth one point when played.

 Every deck starts with 4 Penalty cards. They act as wilds, but they are not worth any points when played, and are worth negative points at the end of the game. Penalties can be gained by opponents' Attack cards or by losing challenges about a word's validity.

 Special Penalties function the same as Penalties, but are worth 1 point when played. Special Penalties are designed to give younger players (or players who just aren't so great at word games) an early advantage when buying letters.

 Action cards allow the player to do something extra while spelling her word.

 After spelling a word, the player can use any Cleanup cards for an added benefit in future rounds.

Some letter cards have both Actions and Cleanup abilities. You get to use both, making these very powerful cards!

 Attack cards make other players do things they'd rather not, such as gaining Penalty cards!

 A player can show a Response card to ignore an opponent's attack. The player then puts the card back in his hand.

 End of the game cards give special actions that are only usable at the very end of the game.

 The full Rules for Dexikon can be found here!

 We love Dexikon so much, we want you to try it before you pledge. Get the low-ink print-and-play version here!

 If we reach $5000, we will add two alternative attack cards into the game. These attacks go beyond adding penalties to an opponent's deck - they make opponents discard from their current hand, potentially foiling that perfect word!

Andrew is a London-based New Zealander, videogame programmer, and father of two boys. In 2012 he self-published a card game called Zombies at your Heels, and he has devoted far too much of his spare time to developing a game about an alien invasion during the Enlightenment.

You can read more about Andrew and the creation of Dexikon in interviews or his designer blog.

 The E•G•G Series (currently #1-7 with more planned) is a brand new series of small box (5.75" by 4.25") games being published by Eagle-Gryphon Games (E•G•G).

  • Eggs and Empires
  • 12 Days of Christmas 
  • King's Kilt
  • Krakatoa
  • Dexikon 
  • Wharfside is a light card game follow up to Fleet by Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback. What happens when the Fleet comes home! Wharfside will be #6  in the E•G•G Series. Look for a Kickstarter for this game in the near future!
  • Seven7s
 

If you have already backed one or more of the E•G•G series games contact us about combined shipping with Dexikon!

Add-On #1 -- Eggs and Empires, $15 plus shipping

Eggs and Empires is the first title in our E•G•G Series, designed by the talented Fleet duo of Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback. Eggs and Empires was released in December, 2014 and quickly won Geek Dad's Game of the YEAR  for 2014! It is now available at www.EagleGames.net and as an Add-On to this Kickstarter. More info about Eggs and Empires can be found here!

Add-On #2 -- 12 Days of Christmas, $9 plus shipping

12 Days of Christmas by Dr. Gordon Hamilton was featured and fully funded in a Kickstarter project that ended late 2014. It is #2 in the E•G•G Series and it is available as an Add-On to this Kickstarter. More info about 12 Days of Christmas can be found here! 

Add-On #3 -- King's Kilt, $9 plus shipping

King's Kilt was funded in a successful Kickstarter project that ended in early 2015. Use cunning (and backstabbing) to ascend to the Scottish throne. This is #3 in the E•G•G Series and it is also designed by Dr. Gordon Hamilton. More info about King's Kilt can be found here! 

Add-On #4 -- Krakatoa, $14 plus shipping

Krakatoa is a celebrated dice game by highly-awarded veteran game designer Joli Quentin Kansil. It is #4 in the E•G•G Series.The contents of Krakatoa include: Nine specially-molded and hand-painted 12-sided dice; a special score pad; 4 over-sized reference cards for the players; and the rules. More info on Krakatoa can be found here! 

Add-On #5 -- Dexikon Extra Copy, $12 plus shipping

Dexikon can be played by up to 8 players at once, provided you have an extra copy! Add a copy for this experience or to give to a friend. Dexikon will be #5 in the series.

Add-On #6 -- Seven7s, $9 plus shipping

Seven7s by Jason Tagmire is our mostly recently funded game in the E•G•G Series. It is #7 in the E•G•G Series. More information about the game can be found here!

Pledging for Add-Ons

To obtain an Add-On, just pledge for it by adding the above amounts + shipping (see Shipping Chart below) to your pledge!

We will send you a survey after this Kickstarter project ends that walks you through a breakdown of what you pledged for the base game, any Add-Ons, and shipping.

PLEDGE LEVEL SHIPPING

Shipping for the pledge level is automatically added to your pledge based on the country you are shipping to:

  • USA shipping is $4 for the "Dexikon Wordsmith" level, $8 for the Duo level, or $12 for the 6 game levels.
  • Canadian shipping is $10 for the "Dexikon Wordsmith" level, $12 for the Duo level, or $15 for the 6 game levels.
  • Australian shipping is $10 for the "Dexikon Wordsmith" level, $14 for the Duo level, or $18 for the 6 game levels.
  • United Kingdom shipping is $10 for the "Dexikon Wordsmith" level, $11 for the Duo level, or $15 for the 6 game bundle levels.
  • New Zealand shipping is $12 for the for the "Dexikon Wordsmith" level, $16 for the Duo level, or $20 for the 6 game levels.
  • Shipping costs to other countries can be very expensive, especially for single games. Please click the pledge button to see the shipping cost for your country. If you would like to arrange a group shipment of the game, we may be able to give you better shipping rates than what is shown. Please use the "Contact me" button and talk to us!

ADD-ON SHIPPING

If you are adding on additional games outside what is included in your pledge level, you will need to increase your pledge by both the cost of the game (noted above in the Add-On section) as well as the extra shipping costs below.

We will send you a survey after this Kickstarter project ends that walks you through a breakdown of what you pledged for the base game, any Add-Ons, and shipping.

USA

  • $4 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $7 extra for shipping 2 - 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

CANADA

  • $2 extra for shipping 2 - 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

  • $4 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $5 extra for shipping 2 Add-Ons
  • $6 extra for shipping 3 Add-Ons
  • $7 extra for shipping 4 Add-Ons
  • $8 extra for shipping 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games
UNITED KINGDOM 
  • $1 extra for shipping 1 Add-On
  • $2 extra for shipping 2 Add-Ons
  • $3 extra for shipping 3 Add-Ons
  • $4 extra for shipping 4 Add-Ons
  • $5 extra for shipping 5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games
OTHER EU LOCATIONS

  • $5 extra for 1-5 Add-Ons
  • Contact us if you want more than 6 total games

If you are ordering Add-Ons to another location, please contact us for details using the blue "Contact Me" link near the top of the page.

Risks and challenges

Eagle-Gryphon Games stands by our products. If there are issues with your game, please contact our customer service department within 90 days of receiving your copy of Dexikon. We will take every step necessary to get you exactly what you pledged for.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.

Eagle-Gryphon Games has completed 41 Kickstarter projects to date. 36 of those projects have completed delivery. Six projects, successfully completed on Kickstarter within the past 8 weeks, include--the 12 Days of Christmas, King's Kilt, Krakatoa, Taluva Deluxe, Seven7s, and Empires: Age of Discovery. The final project--Clockwork Wars, is still in pre-production, totally on schedule and slated for delivery in or before July, 2015. We keep Backers notified by Updates about the status of their projects. We deliver on our promises reliably and usually on time (the very few delays we have ever had were related to production schedule issues and/or transport issues such as dock strikes, which we have only, at best, partial or NO control over).

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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    Dexikon Duo - Receive two copies of Dexikon (value of $30). Perfect for playing 6-8 player or as a gift to the wordiest person you know. Shipping will be added based on your country.

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    E•G•G Series 6-Game Bundle -- Receive 1 copy each of Dexikon, Eggs and Empires, 12 Days of Christmas, King's Kilt, Krakatoa, and Seven7s (Total MSRP Value $87) for just $67 plus shipping, which will be automatically added to your pledge.

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