Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dead Drop has Funded with All Stretch Goals!

Dead Drop by Crash Games - The artwork is awesome!
A few weeks ago I reviewed a quick little deduction microgame called Dead Drop, by Crash Games.  The game has gotten some rave reviews, with people even saying it replaces Love Letter as their microgame of choice.  And while I'm not sure if I agree with those assumptions, it is a pretty good game, even a great game with three players.  However it does have some shortcomings at 2 and 4 players, then again Love Letter is a pretty atrocious game for 2 players, too.  In my review I gave a few variants for 2 players that really make the game a ton better for 2 players.  But for four players what the game really needed is a few additional cards.  Well guess what, I've got some news for you that might make your day if you were on the fence about grabbing this game.

Dead Drop has now funded on Kickstarter!  This means that $12 standard level backers get the base game (spies deck) along with an additional copy (the monsters deck).  So now you can mix and match the decks or even add a couple of extra cards to make the 4 player game more in-depth.  But wait, there's more!

If you were following the Kickstarter campaign for the game at all ( you probably noticed that it ran into a few snags.  Read the comments and you'll see that there are a number of different things to point fingers at and no one thing that contributed to the rough campaign.  None of this is due to Crash Games's reputation for putting out high quality games though (see my review of their game Rise!), so it was disappointing to see this campaign nearly fail.  But in a very gutsy move, earlier this week Crash Games founder Patrick Nickell decided to unlock ALL of the stretch goals, even though the campaign was only about 50% funded with less than a week to go.  This meant that, if the game funded, $22 deluxe backers would get all 8 art decks!  This proved to be the boost the campaign needed and it has now funded, plus reached the point where several of the stretch goals would have been fulfilled anyway, and there are still more than 24 hours to go!  So congratulations Patrick, Jason (Kotarski, the game designer) and Crash Games!

So if you haven't checked it out yet, get over to the Dead Drop Kickstarter page and get in on the crazy action!  For $12 the game is definitely worth it.  And for only $22 you get 8 copies of the game and can share with a few friends!  I don't know where else you can get that much game for that little.  So head on over to and show some support.  Maybe the game can hit some of those additional stretch goals naturally and offset some of the risk Patrick took to bring this game to fruition.

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