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A wonderfully weird table top board game with a co-op sci-fi dungeon crawler theme and loads of strangeness and humor.
A wonderfully weird table top board game with a co-op sci-fi dungeon crawler theme and loads of strangeness and humor.
695 backers pledged $52,007 to help bring this project to life.

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Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce - Co-op Sci-Fi Fun!

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Welcome to the wonderfully weird world of Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce!

Man Vs Meeple's preview and overview of gameplay:

Reviews, Previews, Impressions, and More!

Unfiltered Gamer:

Man Vs Meeple:

Two-Gun Pixie:

Undead Viking:

 Failroad Express:

NYFA Schooled gameplay and interview:

Watch the Cows sit down with the guys from New York Film Academy's Schooled for a little blind gameplay and chat.

Click here to watch Craig and Weller team up with Michael and Calli, from Unfiltered Gamer, to Escape from Dulce! If you missed the Facebook Live from Unfiltered Gamer, here is your chance to watch it again. Enjoy the extended game play goodness!
 Quotes:

 "Think of any escape type exploration game you may have played. Now pretend it was designed by the guys from MST3K and RiffTrax."  -JohnHQLD

"Great game, fantastic story humor, little to no downtime, and great combat system." -Mike R (at GenCon)

"This game is hilarious. Can't wait to get my own copy!" -Katy M (at Orccon)

"It was so much fun playing through Escape from Dulce! The creators were so enthusiastic it made it a treat to learn the game. Definitely waiting for publication!" -Sarah R (at GenCon)

"I've had people tell me a game was funny before and it wasn't. This game is funny!" - WonderCon player

• US/CAN $15

• United Kingdom $15

• Rest of EU $20 (This includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden)

• Most countries in Latin America $35 - $65

• Australia $25

• New Zealand $35

• China/Hong Kong $20

• Rest of Asia $30 (This includes Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan)

• Rest of the World $45 - $75

We do not ship to Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.

Please note, all shipping rates are estimates. Shipping rate estimates are shown in US Dollars. We will continue to work with our shipping partners to bring you the cheapest rates we can and will be updating these estimates if we find a better method of getting our game to your door. If you live in the “Rest of the World”, and are concerned about the shipping rate, please contact us and let us know where you live so we can work on getting you a better rate.

Risks and challenges

While we are a fairly new game company, the partners in Sentient Cow Games have over 20 years experience working in the toy industry, so we understand the challenges of production and logistics. Our plan is to get ‘Escape from Dulce’ into your hands before Christmas 2018, but this is only an estimate. There could be unforeseen delays related to production, shipping, or customs that we might have to overcome. We will be completely transparent about any potential delays that pop up and address them in updates.

Shipping a product around the world is always a challenge for any company. While we have given accurate shipping estimates, shipping rates can change on a week by week basis, and might change a bit by the time the games are ready to leave our distribution centers. Any changes that occur will be addressed in updates. We’re hoping you might even get charged less than our estimate!

All artwork and mini sculpts shown in the Kickstarter campaign may not be final versions and are subject to change. The game manual and rules are still being edited for consistency and clarity and, therefore, are also subject to changes.

You may be aware that we ran an unsuccessful campaign to fund ‘Escape from Dulce’ last Spring, so let’s address the elephant, or giant two-headed cow, in the room. In hindsight, we made two major mistakes: having an overall goal that was too high and a lack of marketing. Our overall goal was too high because the factory we were working with had a high minimum order quantity, and the goal was set to cover the costs of producing that many games. We’ve since found factory partners that will produce smaller runs of our game, and we have been able to bring the overall goal down to $35,000. On the marketing side, we’ve now gone out to a dozen conventions, have demoed many of the smaller events at our local game stores, and have created a strong web presence across multiple social media platforms. We’ve met a ton of great people at these events and online that have helped spread the word.

We have learned from our mistakes and grown as a company over the past year, and we truly believe that things happen for a reason. We wouldn't trade the knowledge and experience of preparing for this relaunch for anything. The game is better for it.

Every Kickstarter has its share of risks, but we are confident that the amount of time we have spent learning about the business of game publishing, attending cons in the past year, and play-testing to hundreds of people will help us hit our goal. We are right where we are supposed to be with ‘Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce’. Our goal was to bring to you the best game we can make, and everything we have been through this past year has brought us to this. A huge thank you to all the current and future members of the Cow Army for your support!

REFUND POLICY:

You can request a full refund, no questions asked, up until 14 days after the Kickstarter ends. After this period, you can still get a refund, minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees. This is equal to approximately 8% of your pledge and are fees that we cannot get back from Kickstarter at this point.

Refunds will be processed through Kickstarter or our pledge manager using whatever payment method you used. If this is impossible for some reason, we’ll arrange a refund through another channel.

All pledges are shown in USD, and any refunds will be processed for the exact amount you paid in USD, minus any applicable fees at the time the refund is requested. Sentient Cow Games is not responsible for changes in the foreign exchange rate.

After the games have shipped, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and at our discretion.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

By pledging to this Kickstarter, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below. While we encourage a lively comments section, please be courteous to the other backers. Name-calling, harassment, or inappropriate behavior of any kind will result in a cancellation of your pledge with a full refund. We want to run a positive campaign that helps bring people together over our shared love of gaming.

Sentient Cow Games reserves the right to cancel your pledge, with a full refund, at any time. We will not tolerate trolls of any kind. If your pledge is cancelled, you agree not to pledge again from your current or a new account. Violation of this policy will result in you being reported to Kickstarter.

Please confirm your shipping address with our pledge manager as soon as possible once contacted, to ensure you get your game in a timely manner. Sentient Cow Games is not responsible for shipping delays due to a lack of shipping address confirmation on your part. We cannot ship to PO Boxes.

If you move after you have already confirmed a shipping address, please contact us immediately, and we’ll ensure your game is sent to the correct address. We are not responsible for shipping your game to the wrong address if you don’t contact us with an update. Unfortunately, you will not be eligible for a refund in this case.

By pledging to this project, you agree that the final product may differ slightly from that shown on Kickstarter.

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