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Sitting Ducks Gallery is a fun, line-manipulation, tabletop game reminiscent of the classic carnival-style, midway shooting galleries.
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Sitting Ducks Gallery is a hysterically fun, stick-it-to-your-neighbor, line manipulation game invented by Keith Meyers. Sitting Ducks is reminiscent of the classic carnival-style, midway shooting galleries, where players are trying to take out as many ducks as possible. Players move ducks and targets, take aim, and eventually eliminate other players’ ducks using a variety of humorous Action Cards, while trying to keep their own safe.  The goal is to be the last duck in the pond!

Sitting Ducks Deluxe will have all new ducks!
Sitting Ducks Deluxe will have all new ducks!

Introducing: Customized Ducks! You can now make your Sitting Ducks Deluxe uniquely yours by choosing your own ducks for the Duck Deck! Customize your game by adding on (see Add-Ons) a set of 6 (matching) ducks of your choosing - and play with different ducks each game!

More new ducks just added!

New! Hula Duck
New! Hula Duck

You can even add your own text to the card, to make it truly unique. Add your name, a friend's name or family name or give it as a gift! There is no limit to the number of customized ducks that you can add.  

For example, if you’d like to play with Duck Vader, you can Add On a set of 6 Duck Vaders, and, if you’d like, add your name (or some other text) right onto the card (a). So, for our example, pretend your name is John and you’d like your Duck Vader Cards to read, “Darth John.” We’ll put that on your specialized cards for you! Or just leave it without the text (b).

Another great aspect of the Customized Duck Deck cards is that they allow you to add more players to the game! Add one set to play up to seven players, and add a second set to play up to eight!

In Sitting Ducks, each player gets their own group of ducks. Those ducks are shuffled together and form the Duck Deck, which then become the Duck line.

The Duck line is always in flux - when a Duck is removed; the other ducks move forward to fill the gap.  Certain cards can move the line forward, backwards or rearrange ducks in the line in your favor or your opponents. With the right cards, players may also move and manipulate targets to try to keep their own Ducks safe.  

Eventually, you’ll get caught snoozing and you will surely lose some of your ducks. 

Lose all of your ducks, and you can no longer win the game.  But, one of the most fun aspects of Sitting Ducks is when all of your ducks have been eliminated from the game. Although you won’t win, you’ll still get a chance to exact revenge on the opponents who took you out and play Action Cards for the rest of the game! The last player to have a duck in the water is the winner!

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Since its original release, Sitting Ducks Gallery has received great reviews and international attention. The Game has received high honors including awards such as Major Fun, Golden Geek and Fairplay!

"The game (for 3-6 players, ages 10 and older, with 20-30 minutes to devote to something significantly fun) is humorously illustrated and well-made. We loved the look and feel of the cards and were taken by the cleverness of the simulated shooting gallery... 

"It’s most definitely a competitive game. Basically, you’re trying to shoot everyone else’s ducks, hoping, in the mean time, to duck everyone else’s shots. One of the things we appreciated most about the game was that even if all your ducks get shot, you still get to stay in the game, shooting merrily away at your opponents until only one player has any ducks left. 

"Despite all the different kinds of Action Cards, game play continues to be elegant, enjoyable, and essentially ducky. It is easy to learn, and remains fun to the very end. Major FUN." - MajorFun.com

"High production values, a fun theme, and bright cheerful atmosphere make Sitting Ducks Gallery one of my favorite from its genre...

"It's fast and fun; and while there's a smidgen of tactics in the game, it's mostly just a way for up to six people to blow off steam and laugh, while shooting at other folk's ducks." - Tom Vasel

Now, for the 10th year anniversary and with this Deluxe Edition of Sitting Ducks Gallery, we have added unique ducks, introduced hilarious new action cards and we have developed new mechanics to modify the gameplay. We want to increase the ability to have more players and include all of these great additional cards to the game with hilarious references and images by Randy Martinez.

Backers at various support levels will be thanked with a variety of rewards:

When we reach certain levels, we will begin adding cool stuff to the game, including a board, more cards, and other additions that will upgrade and modify the game! 

Backers may feel free to add on as many extras as they like - just be sure to include in your pledge enough to cover the purchase and shipping, and explain in your backer survey what you'd like to add.  

To purchase this add on, include an additional $35 to your pledge. Unless your pledge level already requires shipping, add $9 for the US, $20 for Canada and $25 for international.  If your pledge already includes shipping, please include an additional $6 for US, or $5 more for Canada and international.

To purchase this add on, include an additional $20 to your pledge. Unless your pledge level already requires shipping, add $9 for the US, $20 for Canada and $25 for international.  If your pledge already includes shipping, please include an additional $3 for US, or $5 more for Canada and international.

To purchase this add on, include an additional $5 to your pledge for each set of 6 matching custom ducks.  Backers can add on as many as they'd like  just tell us which ones you choose in the survey!  You can also choose with or without text - this will all be specified in the survey (the Backer Survey you will fill out at the close of the campaign to specify what you ordered) as well.  The quality/feel/colors of the custom cards may vary slightly from the other Deluxe card decks but will be the same weight and finish. Refer to the names listed below:

Keith Meyers has been in the game industry since the late 1980's. He has designed more than 3 dozen published games, he teaches classes in game design, has authored a book on game design, and speaks at various events and gatherings about finding the passion to design games and turn it into a money-maker. He has worked for IELLO, The Game Works (small niche market game manufacturer), The Game Keeper (largest chain of independent game stores) which was consequently purchased by Wizards of the Coast and then by Hasbro. Meyers has been designing games since he began in the industry, but has become a full time designer since 2000. His website is www.gamedesigncentral.com which offers helpful information and sources for beginning game inventors.

Randy Martinez is one of today's most exciting Illustrators in the Pop Culture industry. He's been an Official Star Wars (Lucasfilm LTD) artist since 1999 and has created unforgettable work for Marvel, Topps, Scholastic and Acme Archives ...just to name a few. Randy Martinez art combines his artist skills with his passion for concept and design. "It's not enough to paint COOL. I need to create something for the viewer to think about, take with them, and then think about it again."

Playroom Entertainment was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to making exceptional games that bring friends and family together for a brain-stimulating, laugh-enticing, fun-filled time! Follow us at @PlayroomEnt and check us out at www.PlayroomEnt.com!

Thanks for viewing our Kickstarter!

 - Playroom Entertainment

Risks and challenges

Playroom Entertainment has been producing games for 15 years now and have produced Sitting Ducks in the past. We don't anticipate any delays in production; however, with some of the cool new upgraded components (provided we hit our stretch goals), small problems can arise. We have considered those possibilities and have built in a cushion as far as timing is concerned and expect to be ahead of the October 2015 deadline.
We will do our best to keep you all informed to the production and delivery of all items.

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    Ducks in a Row! - Become a backer and receive all the updates and info, plus feel good about yourself because you now have our ducks your row! As an added bonus, you'll receive a full PDF version of the Sitting Ducks Gallery Card Game!

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    Sitting Ducks Deluxe - Bullseye! Receive the Deluxe Edition of Sitting Ducks! It’s more fun than flying south for the winter. The Deluxe Edition (MSRP: $40) includes over 100 hilarious Action Cards, each illustrated by famed artist Randy Martinez, awesome new Duck Deck Cards, Targets and Instructions. Plus, if our backers hit specific levels, we’ll have even more upgraded components and special extras!

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    Two Birds with One Stone - Get Sitting Ducks Deluxe and the Sitting Ducks Gallery Card Game – combine the two and play with more people!

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    Double Barrel, Double Your Pleasure - Receive TWO copies of Sitting Ducks Deluxe! Hoard both of them for yourself, give one to a friend or combine and watch your birds of a feather flock together.

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    Duck, Duck, Goose - Get TWO copies of of the Deluxe Edition plus one copy of the Sitting Ducks Card Game! Enjoy hunting season with your friends. What is good for the goose, is good for the gander!

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    Call Your Friends - Get THREE copies of Sitting Ducks Deluxe, PLUS have your name included in the Instructions in an example of play! You’ll also get 10 extra copies of the rules, SIGNED by the inventor, to share with your friends and family.

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    Day 1 Early Bird Backer Thank You! - Get the Sitting Ducks Deluxe Edition (MSRP: $40), with all of the extra cards and components at a special rate! Good for only the first day, so act quickly and get this worm!

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