The Night Cage

A project in Newtown, CT by Curt Covert

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A cooperative, horror-themed tile-placement game in an otherworldly labyrinth of eternal darkness
Backers: 4205
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $220,628 of $8,000
Dates: Jul 14th -> Aug 5th (22 days)
Project By: Curt Covert
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Latest News

Last 24 Hours! Act before the Final Flickers!

August 4th - via:
5 Keys gathered - and The Gate lies ahead! Absolutely incredible. The team and I took a moment to rest after the 4 days of non-stop play throughs at GEN CON - and found that we had not just surpassed our last goal, but smashed it! I know you are all... (Read More)

The Night Cage Preview

August 3rd - via:
The Night Cage is a cooperative game from Smirk & Dagger, a company that has previously published the incredibly impressive abstract game Shobu. In this game, 1 – 5 player(s) are trapped in a dark labyrinth with only a candle to aid them in their escape. (Read More)

The BIG BAD drops during Gen Con

August 1st - via:
BOOM! Goes the dynamite. Mind literally blown. The designers and I are floored at how the campaign has grown in the last two days - and it's not even the traditional last 48 hours. I once again welcome our newest backers to The Night Cage with our... (Read More)


July 29th - via:
Major Milestones to Celebrate! Anytime a Kickstarter crosses a threshold like $100k, it is worth celebrating. I did so yesterday with a fine glass of bourbon. Sweet nectar, and a wonderful moment to bask in, before getting back to the hard work of... (Read More)

Exciting news

July 27th - via:
Light at the end of the tunnel... Thank you and welcome to all our newest backers! Two weeks down and one more to go – and we are so thrilled that you all share our passion and excitement for The Night Cage. We have very much appreciated all of... (Read More)

Metal Keys Unlocked - and New Stretch!

July 25th - via:
You are the Key to our success! Honestly, we are overwhelmed at the success of The NIGHT CAGE and we have have you to thank for it. And I've gotta say, we're pretty jazzed about unlocking the Metal Keys too. WOOO! Nice job all.  Welcome and thank... (Read More)

You asked for it! Here it is!

July 22nd - via:
The Adventure just got more interesting! It is always nice to have a guide in the dark. You have unlocked the addition of a DIZED APP Tutorial, which is offered in conjunction with the standard rule book, of course. : ) It seems the vast majority of... (Read More)

Stretch Unlocked - and a New Adventure.

July 21st - via:
Of Fiends and Friends... Nice. You survived the Pit Fiend and were able to assure their place in the Advanced Game. (They are just as horrifying to encounter during the game! ) But the shock of the experience proved too much, causing you to "C.... (Read More)

Tabletop Kickstarter Weekly Roundup: Riding Whales And Eating Donuts

July 21st - via:
Board Game Kickstarters return to pre-pandemic strength with a healthy mix of horror and family friendly titles. (Read More)

Adventure and new stretch!

July 20th - via:
Beware ahead! Congratulations all! The Crumbling Tile you discovered in last week’s adventure is now unlocked, adding that element to the game. Then, you were given a choice. A split second decision to make as the passage cracked beneath you. It... (Read More)

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July 20th - via:
Board games have been undergoing a renaissance for some time now. Back in 2016, The Guardian reported on the revival of tabletop gaming. And it seems that video games have actually inspired and improved a whole new generation of tabletop games, something we couldn’t be happier about. Because games bring people together. (Read More)

The Adventure Continues...

July 17th - via:
Thanks to all our new backers, we now have a cool deluxe box with a gloss/matte varnish! Awesome. Now, onto our continuing adventure in THE NIGHT CAGE, in hope of highlighting new stretch goals... THE NIGHT CAGE Adventure: PART 2 You'll need an HTML5... (Read More)

Join us on an Adventure into The Night Cage...

July 16th - via:
...and Discover New Stretch Goals! We've got a cool interactive adventure at the bottom of this update, so make sure you read to the bottom. But first, we just unlocked the Prisoner Turn Marker. This is particularly helpful in the 3-player game,... (Read More)

GOOD GRIEF! What a Day 1 - and more to come.

July 15th - via:
Shell Shocked. Thank you. The designers and I are overwhelmed by your support and excitement for The Night Cage. I had hoped for, but did not expect, the explosive first day we had yesterday. I think I left my computer three times for roughly five... (Read More)

WOW! We are off to a mind-blowing start!

July 14th - via:
THANK YOU BACKERS! That was a whirlwind of a kickoff, hitting our goal in just 90 minutes! I am delighted, humbled and super excited to be able to bring you this amazing game by Chris Chan, Chris McMahon and Rosswell Saunders. Then, by 2:00pm, we had... (Read More)

The Night Cage Is a Creepy Cooperative Tile-Laying Board Game

July 14th - via:
The Night Cage is a new tabletop game that turns every tile flip into a suspenseful and terrifying moment. The new tabletop game is a 1-4 player fully cooperative game set inside an ever-shifting maze. (Read More)

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