Dare to Dream is an asymmetrical battle between The Darkness - a single player with endless hordes of monsters and nightmares at their disposal - and The Dreamers - a team of players who must rely on their few loyal Guardians to protect them through the night.
At the start of the night The Dreamers set out their defenses, preparing to face the horrors of The Darkness. Once they have set up their Guardians by equipping them with powerful Items and protecting them with potent Wards, they tuck in for the night and go to sleep. Then, the hours begin to tick by and The Darkness goes to work!
Every hour, new Monsters and Nightmares can brought into play by The Darkness and sent at the Dreamers. Monsters and Nightmares are fleeting things, gone forever once they have been used, while the Dreamers' Guardians persist through the night. The Dreamers' goal is to win by outlasting The Darkness; if morning safely arrives, the Dreamers win. But if The Darkness can wake the Dreamers enough times, the forces of dread have prevailed and The Darkness wins instantly!
Dare to Dream is for 2-4 players aged 10 and up and takes about 45 minutes to play.
Check out our how to play video below for a quick rundown of the set up and first couple of turns of a game of Dare to Dream!
Or if you want to play a few turns of the game yourself, you can try out our online 3- and 4-player demos at Tabletopia! Our demos are free to play and Tabletopia runs through your browser so you don't even have to download any software. Read this Update for more information on the Tabletopia demos, finding other players, and learning to play from the developer!
What is in the Box?
You will receive our sincerest thanks for helping to bring Dare to Dream to life! This tier also allows you to keep up with all of our projects news and updates!
You will receive two .pdfs, each containing a full copy of the game for you to print at home! One in full colour and high resolution for the premium experience, the other in a black and white layout meant to be easier on your printer's ink supply.
You will receive your very own physical copy of Dare to Dream! You will also receive your own copies of the the two Print N'Play .pdfs above.
Hey there FLGS owner! Want to put Dare to Dream on your shelves? This tier includes a carton of 10 copies of Dare To Dream.
We guarantee shipment to our Kickstarter backers before we begin sales through our webstore or to distributors, so this gives you an exclusivity window!
Deluxe Playmat Add-On
You can now get a fabric playmat added to your rewards if you have already backed the game at the €30 Dare to Dream level by pledging an extra €20!
The playmat is approximately 3' x 2' (92 cm x 61 cm), and as you can see is arranged to suit up to a 4-player game.
(For those of you who have pledged at the Retailer tier, get in touch with us for a rate for bulk Playmat Add-Ons if you would like them. Orders in multiples of 10 are still necessary.)
€27,500 Signed Poster with Playmats
We will add a signed A3 poster print to the rewards for everyone who purchased the Playmat Add-On! These posters feature the box art of Dare to Dream and are professionally printed on heavy duty high-gloss paper, and will all be hand signed by the artist.
€35,000 Theodore Collectible Miniature
We will hire a professional sculptor to add a special Theodore miniature to the game! This collectible miniature will be roughly 3” tall and will only be produced for the first run of the game as a special thank you to our Kickstarter backers!
€12,000 Darkness Expansion Deck
We will add a 12-card optional expansion to The Darkness Deck making it even more powerful for Dreamers seeking an even greater challenge! These cards will be marked with an expansion symbol, to make it easy to swap them in and out depending on what difficulty level you want for your game of Dare to Dream. This expansion will be included in every box of the Kickstarter print run of the game as well as in the Print n' Play .pdfs!
€16,000 Dreamer Expansion Deck
The Darkness getting you down? We will add a 12-card optional expansion to The Dreamer Deck making it more powerful, giving the Dreamers a bit more of an edge! These cards will be marked with an expansion symbol, to make it easy to swap them in and out depending on what difficulty level you want for your game of Dare to Dream. This expansion will be included in every box of the Kickstarter print run of the game as well as in the Print n' Play .pdfs!
€20,000 Miniatures Upgrade!
Upgrade the Sand and the Darkness Score Tracker tokens from cardboard punch-outs to custom miniatures! 3D Printer ready files will also be made available to backers who wish to upgrade their Print N' Play experience!
Campaign Announcement Shares on Facebook!
Share our Campaign Announcement on Facebook to help spread the word and get everyone some extra cards! If we get 100 Shares we will add an extra Guardian to all copies of the game, including the Print N' Play! At 250 Shares you'll also unlock Nyctus, the most powerful servant of The Darkness!
Campaign Announcement Retweets!
Retweet our Campaign Announcement on Twitter (@TurtleDreamsLTD) to unlock more bonus Guardians! At 200 Retweets we will add two additional Guardians to all versions of the game!
Risks and challenges
Dare to Dream is fully illustrated and thoroughly playtested; we just need your help to raise the funds to get it manufactured.
This is our second Kickstarter, and we have learned a lot from our successful launch of Exquisite Beast last year. We ran in to a lot of delays in freighting and customs with that project, but we think after changing freight companies based on our own experiences and consultations with other successful Tabletop Kickstarter creators we have solved that issue.
We are extremely happy with our manufacturer and distributor for Exquisite Beast and so look forward to working with them again. We are also able to provide world-wide shipping this time around!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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