About this project
Yes, we have heard you! Many of you have been begging to get a 2nd copy of the game, well good news, now you can! You can add up to 2 additional copies of the game in fact for just $16 each, plus $1 per game more in shipping to Zone 2 or $2 more in shipping per game to Zone 3. Please refer to the main page for shipping information on the zones. For example, if you live in the USA (Zone 1) then you can add a 2nd copy for just $16 more and a 3rd copy for another $16 more. If you live in Canada or most of Europe you can add a 2nd or 3rd game for just $16 + $2 more per copy since you are in Zone 2.
If you read nothing else or don't want to watch Eric Martin's 4-minute how-to video, then please read this 60-Second Overview of Game Play:
- Players collectively face a monster with a certain value.
- Each player places a card from their hand face down.
- All cards are revealed and any duplicate cards are removed (yes like Get Bit so far!). The sum of all cards must be equal or greater than the value of the monster or the players are defeated.
- If the players are defeated then the player who contributed the lowest value card loses all gems of one color.
- Simple right? Here is the snag, if players defeat the monster then the player who played the lowest card gets rewarded first/best!
You have to be the lowest card played to get a lot of points, but you also run the greatest risk.
- $16. That is it. That is all you need to back to get this game. Come on! This is a no-brainer.
- Limited Edition Backers will get a hand-numbered sticker included with their game, only 500 of each level available and we expect these to go quickly!
- Early Delivery to your door! Backers will get this game several weeks in advance of the release date, or even earlier!
- Huge Savings! We expect the game to retail for $20-$25, you're getting the game at a significant savings off of the retail price!
- Free upgrades through Stretch Rewards! Backers can get free bonus items and upgrades to the game as the project progresses. Help us make the game better by supporting us here!
- Access to extremely discounted add-ons. Add-ons at a fraction of their retail price. Note: These add-ons will be available later but will cost more and may be extremely limited.
- Cheap Shipping! We are subsidizing the shipping for all of you so shipping is extremely affordable or even FREE depending on where you live.
Mayday has become known for our light filler, family friendly games with hits such as Click Clack Lumberjack, Coconuts, Get Bit, Walk the Plank and Garbage Day. Well this game fits right in our catalog as a fast-playing "filler" game with surprising depth and an uber-small price tag. We are so happy to be bringing the game to you!
First things first, this game is licensed to us from Korea, where it is already a hit. The game's rulebook and introduction wording is being left exactly as it is because it adds to the cute, quirky nature of the game. Yes the translation is a bit tongue in cheek, but we like it that way.
Fight monsters, grab gems, and fear your comrades!
In Dungeon Busters, the players take the role of heroes exploring dungeons and defeating monsters in search of treasures. In order to defeat a monster, every player simultaneously plays a card face-down then all reveal. If two or more players play the same value, they are all ignored. If players are defeated, the player who played the lowest value should return some treasures as a penalty. If players defeat the monster, players divide rewards but the player who played the lowest card gets the best reward!
The full rules are HERE. Eric Martin of BGG News does a GREAT JOB of explaining the entire game in just under 5 minutes. Yes it is that easy to grasp, but very hard to win/master.
The secret is in the payout for the cards, in order to get rewarded you have to play a lower card, but if you play the lowest card and the group loses, then you loose all the gems of one color, OUCH!
"We had so much fun at Essen 2015 playing this game. There was so much interaction and table talk, we laugh so hard XD" -Gonzalo Aguirre Bisi (Xoul on BoardGameGeek HERE, Rome Italy)
"This one can be best described as Cutthroat Caverns in 20min. One I would like to play more of as a quick filler." -Jason Obermeyer (Bond8089 on BoardGameGeek HERE, Irvine, California)
"Dungeon Busters really surprised me. Dungeon Busters is going to be added to my collection because it is a FANTASTIC LIGHT FILLER GAME! I love this game and I will routinely grab this game now. It plays good with three, it plays great with four and I love it with five [players]. The components are nice, the cards are nice... I could tell that the artwork is very well done, it is compact and portable, which is something that always appeals to me. It hits the "family game" market perfectly, it also hits the "filler game" market perfectly, so it is something I can play on game night, or it is something I can play with younger kids, or my family." -Bower's Game Corner, see full video HERE.
We are giving you full and complete disclosure of shipping. We are covering most of the shipping costs, and are excited to offer these amazing shipping costs: FREE, $1 or $2 shipping! WOW!
- Zone 1 Free Shipping: USA, China (PRC), Hong Kong, South Korea & Japan
- Zone 2 $2 Shipping: The EU, Canada, Mongolia, Thailand, and SPECIAL: $2 shipping to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia due to our extremely low shipping rates!
- Zone 3 $3 Shipping: The Rest Of The World
How are we able to do this?
Well first of all, the game is light weight and durable so the game will fit easily into a bubble mailer. We are also shipping ALL THE REWARDS outside of the USA directly from our fulfillment house in China to you! That means the rewards will get shipped quickly and efficiently.
What about "EU Friendly" or "Canadian Friendly"? Will I be getting hit with a big customs/VAT/Duty Bill?
We can't guarantee you won't be hit with a bill, but we can assure you that the actual value of the rewards being shipped to you is low, lower than the $10 USD VAT/CUSTOMS threshold for even the strictest countries. We are covering $4.54 of shipping for EVERY BACKER already, so the true value of the game is going to be less than $15. That is because we will state the value of the reward at our replacement cost. We aren't sure what the retail price will be yet, so we can't even put that on the shipment, though we are leaning toward a price of $20-255 USD for the game.
We can say that we shipped Viceroy directly to several backers in the EU and to all our backers in Canada via this same method and none of them got hit with duties/customs, and that game was worth a lot more. We won't guarantee you won't be hit with some fees/duties, but we are 98% sure you won't.
Will my shipment be traceable? I want a tracking number when it ships!
No, your shipment will not be traceable, it will show up as a first class package through your post office and those do NOT have tracking numbers. We can say that your reward will arrive in 7-20 business days after it ships. We can send you a screen shot of the shipping notice and confirm that it went out if it doesn't show up, but there is no tracking number. That is how we are able to offer such low shipping rates.
But I want a tracking number!
Ok, OK! You want a tracking number, fine! :) If you want a tracking number then you can pay a little extra on your shipping service to get a tracking number. Here are the rates:
Tracking Number Add On:
- Zone 1 (See countries above): +$1 more
- Zone 2: +$1 more
- Zone 3: +$2 more
Wait a minute, did you say a BUBBLE MAILER? Not so fast, I want a box! Don't you dare ship my rewards in a bubble mailer!
Hey, we are quoting very cheap shipping here because of the weight, and this specific game comes in a nice sturdy box. It is tough and we expect it will be able to handle the rough ride through the mail. Shipping the game in a box will add about 150 grams and another $0.30-0.60 in packaging to the cost of your shipment. Sure we can do that, but it will cost you. If you want your reward to ship in a box rather than a bubble mailer, here are the rates:
Shipping Box Add On:
- Zone 1 (See countries above): +$2 more
- Zone 2: +$3 more
- Zone 3: +$4 more
What if I want my rewards shipped in a box AND to include a tracking number?
No problem, just add both the costs for the shipping box and the tracking number. The totals to add on would be Zone 1: $3, Zone 2: $4 and Zone 3: $6.
So let's face it, we have had a lot of previous KS projects and all of the games have been successful. You'd think by now that we would be "set" and not need to do Kickstarters any more, right? Well, not so much. While Mayday has been successful, we are still a very small company, just 5 employees! All of our cash is tied up in other projects. In fact if you look at our history we introduced just 3 new games in 2010 and 2011 before Kickstarter. Since KS we have had nearly 20 new games, but that is ALL thanks to backers like you. By doing the KS program we are able to gauge interest and get the game made in much larger quantities and with cheaper prices to our customers. This is a large part of why we can offer our last few KS projects at such a low price point. With this much stuff in the game and such a small company, this would only be possible with the support of the KS community.
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 have just started shipping those and hope to have them all delivered in December/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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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