Dead Man's Draw - Pirate Themed, Press Your Luck Card Game!!

A project in Layton, UT by Seth Hiatt

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Mayday Games joins forces with Stardock Entertainment to bring the wildly popular digital card game, Dead Man's Draw to your tabletop!!
Backers: 1926
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $77,671 of $15,000
Dates: Jul 28th -> Aug 27th (30 days)
Project By: Seth Hiatt
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Latest News

Here we are in the 11th Hour... literally!

August 27th - via:
It is the 11th HourIt is actually 11 hours until this project ends, and we are shocked to see that we just blew by our last two goals!  With 11 hours left it looks like we might push into the $75,000 area with a little encouragement... so what can... (Read More)

Last Day! Some more Backer Offers!

August 26th - via:
Final Day!Wow... we have blown past the $65,000 and are closing in on the final 2 Stretch Goals!  Remember if we get to $70,000 every backer (except Retailers) will get a free starting player wooden token, laser cut and custom made just for you!... (Read More)

Thank you video for all backers AND 2 more Stretch Rewards.. WHAT?

August 25th - via:
Thank You Backers!With just a few hours to go we wanted to take a time out and just thank all of you for your wonderful support.  We tend to focus on what we can do and how we can push to make the campaign even more successful, but le'ts not forget... (Read More)

Playmat Update, Final 2 Days of the Campaign, Bonus Offers and another Pirate Game, plus a preview!

August 24th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Gen Con Edition

August 22nd - via:
You know how much I love Kickstarter board games, and Gen Con was a great opportunity to sit down and play a lot of prototypes with designers and publishers. Some are on Kickstarter now, and some will be launching later this year (or even next year). I’m sure there are plenty that I missed, but here’s a quick run-through of the current and upcoming Kickstarter games I saw last weekend. (Read More)

Wow... that was fast!

August 21st - via:
$50,000 Goal Unlocked!That was QUICK, we just blew through the $50,000 goal and now everyone will get the Trait Cards included in their game!  Things are starting to pick up again and we hope it continues.  Please everyone stop what you're doing... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Reshuffled, Lowered, Unlocked, Limited Edition Box Revealed AND Play Mats!

August 20th - via:
Stretch Rewards UnlockedWe are super excited that the $45,000 Stretch Reward is now UNLOCKED!  Every copy of the game will now come with these 6 Variant Cards, thanks to YOUR SUPPORT!  Stretch Rewards Lowered and ShuffledBy popular demand (lots of... (Read More)

Mayday coming back from GenCon

August 18th - via:
GenCon 2014 Update!First of all, a big SORRY to all for not updating the campaign more the last few days, we have been pretty much absent due to Gencon.  It is now midnight "GenCon Time" and we finally have our booth packed up, volunteers on the way... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Pirates, Wizards, Witches, and Microgames

August 15th - via:
Great games seem to come out of the woodwork around the time of Gen Con, and this month is no exception. This month's roundup brings several great looking casual games, including a tabletop card game originally created for iOS and a new line of games that easily fit into your pocket. (Read More)

Pledges marching on... Box update

August 13th - via:
Pledges still rolling in!We know almost every project has a middle period where there is less new support each day, but this project is really going well!  We are hopeful that we can finish around $70,000, but that will be largely determined by YOU... (Read More)

You asked for it, you got it! Trait Cards! Come see us at GenCon!

August 12th - via:
Trait Cards at $65,000!You have asked for this and we have heard you!  The trait icons are many and varied, so we have developed a Trait Card that we will be including if we get to $65,000.  It may be a long way off now, but we are over $40,000 and... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

August 10th - via:
Between a family trip for my high school reunion and planning for Gen Con (NEXT WEEK!), I haven’t had time to write about all of the various Kickstarter board games that have crossed my radar lately—and I totally missed a few, like the expansion for The Resistance. So here’s a list of a few projects that I’ve got on my watch list. I’m hoping to play a few at Gen Con if possible. (Read More)

$35,000 Unlock and New Rewards Announced

August 7th - via:
$35,000 Stretch Reward Unlocked!By popular demand we have switched the $35,000 cards from small text and single-sided cards to larger text and double-sided cards as pictured below.  These cards will make it easier to learn and play the game and are... (Read More)

Playmat Credit Where Credit is Due and Box Cover Update

August 6th - via:
Playmat CreditHave you ever eaten crow?  Mayday hasn't done it in a while but it was high time we did something stupid.  Yep, we did it.  We had the playmat art files on our dropbox that we share with Stardock and our artists and graphic... (Read More)

Help us decide which box and new stretch rewards, and selling out!

August 4th - via:
Vote For Your FavoriteWe have heard you all that our original Kickstarter edition box was just not up to snuff.  We redid the box but had mixed opinions on the "Bonnie" version of the box so went back and came up with a 2nd version of the box with... (Read More)

1,000 Backers, $30,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked and NEW BOX COVER!

August 2nd - via:
Goals Unlocked!We are very excited to report that we have reached $30,000 on the project in less than one week!  Thank you all for your support!  We now have over 1,000 backers, over $30,000 (double our goal), and are moving forward with more... (Read More)

On to $30 k and unlocks!

August 1st - via:
ProgressJust 4 days into the campaign and we are closing in on $30,000 already! We blew past the funding goal and have less than 100 of the Copper (Level 4) rewards left in the single-copy option.  The double-copy rewards for the Copper are all gone... (Read More)

$25,000 Stretch Reward Unlocked! Kickstarter Optional Box Revealed! Add-ons!

July 31st - via:
$25,000 Stretch Reward Unlocked!Incredible!  After just three days on Kickstarter we have reached the $25,000 Stretch Reward!  What does this mean to all you backers?  You now have the option of which box you want!  When the project ends we will... (Read More)

Card Game Preview: Dead Man's Draw

July 31st - via:
Dead Man's Draw is a pirate-themed, press-your-luck card game that's great for families. Each of the unique 10 suits of cards has a special ability that must be activated when played. Do you have the fortitude to plunge ahead for the most treasure? (Read More)

Welcome Prior KS Backers & Slight Change for Silver Backers, Copper Coming Soon

July 30th - via:
Welcome Stardock Backers!If you haven't noticed, we certainly have!  A big shout-out to Stardock for posting an update on their old Kickstarter and letting their prior backers know about our new project HERE.  They have been coming over in droves... (Read More)

Try Dead Man's Draw FREE for IOS or $2.50 with all unlocks on STEAM (75% off) & Contest

July 30th - via:
IOS Version is FREEIn case you missed it, Dead Man's Draw is already a fully playable, free app for your IOS device (Apple Iphone or Ipod), you can get it HERE.  The game has GREAT reviews on Itunes as well!  For a Limited Time, 75% of the Steam... (Read More)

Goal reached in less than 2 days! Wow! On to STRETCH REWARDS!

July 30th - via:
Funding Goal Reached!Wow!  In less than 36 hours our KS project has reached its goal of $15,000, we are so excited.  We can't believe the response to this project and are very happy to be moving onto the STRETCH GOALS!  We should be unlocking the... (Read More)

$12,000+ in the first 24 hours, stretch goals, surveys and stickers.

July 29th - via:
First 24 hours is wrapping upWow, we knew this game would be popular but didn't expect it to do over $12,000 of the $15,000 goal in the first 24 hours!  This is really incredible!  We are so excited for this project and grateful for all of your... (Read More)

Wow! Avaste ye maties and shiver me timbers!

July 28th - via:
Wow!  200 backers and over $5,000 in just the first few hours.  We are already 1/3 of the way to our goal so soon!  Thanks to all of you backers for your support!  We have faith in this project and are already working on some other ideas... (Read More)

Dead Man's Draw goes free-to-play, physical version available via PDF

December 15th - via:
Developer Stardock has made its risk-and-reward iOS card game, Dead Man's Draw, free-to-play this week. The involved press release states that those who purchased the game at its previous price of $1.99 have been given a "generous sum of in-game currency" as a sign of Stardock's appreciation for their support. (Read More)

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