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$1,613
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
30
backers
44days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 31 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.

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For every item sold on Kickstarter Mystery Moose will donate to the Animal Adoption Centers in Texas like the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center. https://rockwalladoptions.com/ 

Top Dog Box Cover
Top Dog Box Cover

Top Dog is a fun and competitive card game for social interactions with family members and friends of all ages. Top Dog is a paw paced, tail wagging game that will make players bark, woof, and howl with laughter! Be the first player to get rid of all your cards by outplaying your opponents. The first player to achieve Alpha three times wins a match and becomes the Top Dog. Use combinations of dogs and power dogs to empty your hand first. Copy Cats can complete a dog stack and clear the Dogpile on any turn while Dog Catchers can clear the Dogpile and send them running to dog pound on your turn. Use Copy Cats and Dog Catchers wisely to outwit and defeat your opponents. May the best canine in the dog park win!
 

The first player places a card or combinations of cards on the Dogpile, which is the pile of played cards in the middle of the table. Play then continues to the left. During your turn, you can play a card or a combination of cards that are of higher value than the last played. However, your turn can be taken away if a Completion occurs by another player before the player whose turn it is can play a card. A completion occurs when there are 4 of the same type of cards on the Dogpile. Completions can be played out of turn regardless of how many cards are being played on the Dogpile. The same type of cards can be stacked to increase the value of the Dogpile. For example, you can Stack a single card on a double if they are of the same type. If a player can not play on the Dogpile, that player has to draw from the Dog House (Draw Deck) until they can play.

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Top Dog Complete Package
Top Dog Complete Package
Card Rankings
Card Rankings
Dog Pack Cards
Dog Pack Cards
Power Dog Cards
Power Dog Cards
Top Dog Card Types
Top Dog Card Types
Top Dog Ranking Instructions
Top Dog Ranking Instructions

Dog Pack Layout
Dog Pack Layout
Top Dog in Action!
Top Dog in Action!
Top Dog Cast - Sean, Sara, Jessica, Emmanuel
Top Dog Cast - Sean, Sara, Jessica, Emmanuel
Chance
Chance
Donnie
Donnie
Duff
Duff

Meet the Creator: 

My name is Emmanuel, but you can call me E-Man. I own a startup business called Mystery Moose, based out of Rockwall, Texas, and Top Dog is the first creation of my business.  I created Top Dog due to my unstable upbringing and constantly moving. As a result, I ended up attending 3 different high schools. In an attempt to meet new friends, I would bring people together and show them the game I created. Every time anyone played it, they were immediately hooked and wanted to play just one more game.  One day during my senior year in high school, I played this game with someone who would become my girlfriend, Jessica. This was due to the social aspect Top Dog provided for students around me. Throughout the years the game has always been under constant development. Over time, many adjustments were made until I finally created something people truly loved. Also, by the help of my family and friends I have finalized my vision for this game.  After graduating from Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana, my uncle Miguel gave me my dog Duff as a graduation gift. Having Duff inspired me to finalize the theme into the Top Dog theme and made me want to somehow incorporate him in the game. When I came back to Rockwall, I decided to fully invest in Top Dog and make this dream a reality. Hopefully, with the help of the Kickstarter backers I can finally put out a quality card game that people will enjoy for years to come. 

With Respect,                                                                                                          

Emmanuel Ascencio


What will come of this project's success?

Upon Top Dog's success, for every item sold on Kickstarter Mystery Moose will donate to the Animal Adoption Centers in Texas like the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center, first and foremost. https://rockwalladoptions.com/ 

Next, 20% for the game costs of development and 50%-60% will go to the game production and manufacturing. I'd also love to come up with more games for everyone to enjoy! I want to continue innovating future products that will better humankind and this world, and Top Dog is the foundation of all of these plans! Thank you for your support and with all of us in this together, Top Dog can be a card game we all can enjoy.


Top Dog Team - Emmanuel Ascencio, Jessica Clark, Sean Keach, Sara Regian, Jared Guynes, Jessica Sapp, Dylan Decker, Pedro Murillo, Kaden Buchanan, Kauland Buchanan, Maria Itina, Marcus Trevino, Fabbie Ascencio, Chance, Donnie, and Duff.

A big thank you from the Top Dog Team!


Website: www.topdogcard.com 

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Risks and challenges

Top Dog is now fully developed. We have done all the leg work to get to this point, so the risk of not producing the game is very low. A worst case scenario would be a late shipment of Top Dog. If this were to happen, we would promptly inform everyone who backed the game of the status and an estimated time frame for shipment. However, we will do anything to prevent this from happening. Thank you again for your support!

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