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Dead Man's Draw is a runaway hit from Stardock Entertainment, now get a whole new spin on this classic game in a Deluxe Tin Version!
Dead Man's Draw is a runaway hit from Stardock Entertainment, now get a whole new spin on this classic game in a Deluxe Tin Version!
2,283 backers pledged $71,591 to help bring this project to life.

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Dead Man's Draw Deluxe Tin Box Card Game -Captain Carcass!

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  • Highly reviewed, proven game with free APP already available!
  • Unique Deluxe Tin Box with "Port Hole" feature to "look into the game"
  • Amazing price!  Retail will be $25+
  • Stunning Art and all-new theme!
  • Add-on Goal of an amazing playmat!
  • Almost all of the Stretch Rewards from the prior campaign already included in the game!

Differences From Prior Version:

This project is unique and the game is amazingly fun! The original game is already a hit but this game is truly unique because of the new art, amazing tin box presentation and new theme.  The main difference in terms of game play is in the Trait Cards, rather than having icons to represent each ability on the Trait Cards, the abilities are printed right on the cards for easy reference during game play.  No other changes to the actual game play were made, so if you love the original you are sure to love this version too!  

Mayday released Dead Man's Draw (licensed from StarDock Entertainment) in July 2014 on Kickstarter and finally fulfilled it in April 2015.  Check it out the prior KS HERE.  It was already a widely popular FREE APP for Iphone and also available very cheap on STEAM, so go download it if you haven't yet, it is absolutely FREE for IOS! 

It attracted the most backers we had ever had to that point and sold out in record time! In fact, we have printed it 3 more times since then just in English. It has already been published in Russian, German, and Japanese and we did an entire print run for Wil Wheaton's Tabletop Day last year! 

We are now releasing a new version of Dead Man's Draw, and pulling out all the stops with this new Limited Edition Tin Version called Captain Carcass!  The mechanics are the same but the presentation is totally different and the attributes are handled much differently than in the original game!  With upgraded components, special artwork and a truly UNIQUE box, this game should "turn some heads"!

Welcome to Captain Carcass, a world of underwater adventure and danger. Captain Carcass is a 2-4 player game that is a press-your-luck style game that many have described as "Incan Gold meets Blackjack".

Complete rules HERE. There are 10 suits in the game and 6 cards of each suit.  Players take turns revealing cards.  Play until you choose to "bank" your cards and keep them for scoring at the end of the game, or press your luck too far and "bust" if you reveal a 2nd card of the same suit in your turn.  When the deck runs out players sum the highest card from each of the 10 suits and the highest score wins!  Simple right?  Well each of the 10 suits has a special ability which is activated every time a card is played, making for some clever combinations and some difficult decisions.  Press your luck to get ahead and risk losing everything!  Watch 7 minutes of this video to see how to play the full game, or go download the free IOS app.  

                                     

There are so many reviews of this game, it has over 1,000 ratings on BGG, Itunes, and Steam.  They are all overwhelmingly positive.  This is ranked #233 of ALL BOARD GAMES FOR THE FAMILY and is in the top 1.3% of all games (number 1,046 out of 80,000+) on BoardGameGeek.  Here are just a FEW reviews:

 You can read through all the reviews on BGG HERE.

"My friends and I really liked Dead Man’s Draw. The game itself was quick to teach, quick to learn, and did its job as a filler by running 15-20 minutes per game. As I mentioned before, the art itself is very attractive. Everything fits nicely into one little box. Dead Man’s Draw has a Vegas or gameshow feel to it that engages you easily." -MMAZALA HERE, TodayInBoardGames.

"I really like this game!  It is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn card game.  Its push your luck and [has some] nice player interaction.  The feel and the vibe of it is dead on.  It just goes fast and its fun. This, to me, is that perfect, fun game that you can pull out with some friends, you can play it, and its just great.  I highly recommend this game!"  -Edo's Game Reviews, see full video HERE.

                                     

 And now for the big news... this game is going to come in a truly UNIQUE box!  The game will come in a tin box but with an open plastic "porthole" that will show the top cover of the instruction book.  Of course the game will be rectangular, but the basic idea is like this:

Through the port hole you will see the front circular part of the instruction book:

We are not doing a lot of stretch rewards for this project as the price is already very low and we have already included nearly all the prior KS rewards into the new version!  Yep, this is already supersized with bonus cards, trait variants and more.  Already included in this game are the following upgrades from our original Kickstarter project:

  • $20 k Stretch Reward: Upgraded Card Stock
  • $30 k Stretch Reward: Alternate Cards Upgrade
  • $35 k Stretch Reward: 4 X Reference Cards
  • $45 k Stretch Reward: Six Variant Cards

We are offering some add-ons as we pick up more backers however!

 $100 K Stretch Goal: Revised Original Version of the Game available as an add-on for all backers!

Unlocked at $100 K
Unlocked at $100 K
                                

That is ALL the stretch rewards we are going to do on this project, since we are packing all the prior stretch rewards into the game already!

Shipping is calculated based on your country, please pledge and enter the country you want your rewards delivered to and it will show you the appropriate shipping cost.  It is very, very simple, $3 shipping w/in the USA and $8 shipping Worldwide.  Playmats, if unlocked, will need a small shipping charge of $4 for 1-4 mats in the USA and $12 worldwide for 1-4 mats. Shipping will be done directly from China for all but USA backers.  We will state the value of the game at our direct manufacturing cost, and the same goes for the playmats.  

This means the game itself will have a stated value below $5 and the playmats will have a stated value of below $2.50 each.  A game and 4 playmats shipped worldwide will have a stated value of less than $15 USD and should help all international backers to minimize any tax/customs issues.

EU/Canadian Friendly?

The game will ship directly to backers from China for all but USA backers, and the stated value of the game will be under $5 USD, since that is our direct replacement cost should we need to send a replacement.  While this isn't directly "EU/Canadian Friendly", no one backing this project should have any issues with Customs/VAT/Import Taxes.  Please refer to your own government tax regulations for clarification on what this means to you. 

Risks and challenges

This project doesn't have any risks to speak of if we meet our goal. The factory is ready to publish and the art and layout has been completed. Any additionally needed changes should be completed prior to the end of the campaign. We have launched 25+ prior Kickstarter Projects. .

Anyone missing anything at all from any prior project please send us a message here on Kickstarter and we will get you replacements sent immediately. We have had over 15,000 backers so we expect a few of you may have slipped through the cracks. Thanks again for all of the support!

We have a few partially undelivered KS projects at present, Click Clack Lumberjack is a few months behind schedule but we are finishing up shipping those and hope to have them all delivered in January.

We have Garbage Day and Meteor 2.0 still pending too. Meteor 2.0 is late but we expect Garbage Day to be delivered early. We expect this project to be delivered on time or even early.

Due to the last several projects being late, we are putting extra time into our forecast for delivery to ensure this project will NOT be delayed beyond the estimated delivery date.

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