Ducklings /   Cooperative Duck Parenting Experience
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Ducklings

Cooperative Duck Parenting Experience

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Ducklings is a 2v2 cooperative duck parenting experience that is playable with a deck of cards! Out now on Kickstarter (since 28th June)!

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Ducklings is Featured on Product Hunt! — 06/30/2017

Ducklings is accepted by a Product Hunt Reviewer and is successfully listed on the site! It even managed to get an upwards of 200 votes from Product Hunt users

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Ducklings Kickstarter Video...

Ducklings Kickstarter Video

Our debut card game is now live on Kickstarter! A pledge of $20 gets you the base game~

Ducklings, a game about parenting, is the first of it's kind. As a game where 2 parents from 2 families choose to either work together or against one another to keep their 3 duckling children safe, it simulates what life is like as a parent when the world is our to get you.

Come show your support by visiting the project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deckheadgames/ducklings-a-game-about-parenting

Ducklings Card Game Preview by Board to Death Reviews...

Ducklings Card Game Preview by Board to Death Reviews

Ducklings: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deckheadgames/ducklings-a-game-about-parenting

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What is Ducklings?

Find out more about Ducklings - the co-operative duck parenting game in this narrated video~

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Ducklings - Co-op Duck Parenting Game (30 Sec Spot)

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Ducklings Promo 90 Sec Spot

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Ducklings /   Cooperative Duck Parenting Experience

Ducklings is a cooperative duck parenting experience that is playable with a deck of cards!

Ever wanted to find out who is the worst parent among your friends? Ducklings lets you do just that!

Ducklings is the premier up and coming 2v2 co-operative board game that puts you in charge of getting your duckling children to safety as you journey along a dangerous path to your new home. Will you give in to the parental anxiety that comes from unexpected events and hard choices or will you stand hopeful in your ability to get your family to their destination?

Ducklings - the only board game that lets you become a parent and feel all the emotions that our parents have felt while keeping us safe as we grew up.

COMING TO KICKSTARTER JUNE 28th!
Funding goal - US$8,000
Price of one game - $18 (4players)
*Note purchase two games to scale up to 8 players or three games for up to 12 players

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FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/deckheadgames/
TWITTER : @DeckHeadGames
WEBSITE : http://www.deckheadgames.com
PRESSKIT : http://www.presskit.to/ducklings

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Jun 30, 2017

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Ducklings is Featured on Product Hunt!
Ducklings is Featured on Product Hunt!

Ducklings is accepted by a Product Hunt Reviewer and is successfully listed on the site! It even managed to get an upwards of 200 votes from Product Hunt users

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Jun 30, 2017

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Ducklings is Featured First on Gameosity's Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week!
Ducklings is Featured First on Gameosity's Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week!

It seems like this week my theme for Kickstarters I’m checking out is: Pretty Games. Whether they be pretty in design, art, or even feel, these games appealed to my artistic sensibilities. Well Ducklings is probably going to make me bawl like a little kid. It is a cooperative game with competitive elements, about ducks trying to lead their vulnerable ducklings on a journey. You travel a path of cards that is full of natural and man-made perils and must make life and death decision for you and your flock. This one if beautiful in art and spirit, as Ducklings seeks to capture the essence of parenting in its simple gameplay. This game might just be too tense and emotional for me, but I recommend taking a look at it.

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Jun 29, 2017

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Ducklings is Reviewed by Board Game Authority!
Ducklings is Reviewed by Board Game Authority!

The game as a whole, for me, stands. It’s quick, it’s light and it’s somber, which makes it interesting. What it isn’t is boring, which is a huge success for anything that could be placed in the realm of a roll and move game. You can know what the most efficient move is to make, but be conflicted about making it, especially if you’re playing with a partner that is more emotionally involved in the game. As parents to your ducklings, you have to decide how to allocate wounds and make some genuinely difficult tasks. That aspect of having to decide the fate of your children together is emotionally weighty and really interesting. While you could play this game one on one, it’s definitely a better game with two parents on each team.

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Jun 29, 2017

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Ducklings is Previewed by Board To Death Reviews

Board To Death Reviews is a YouTube channel that plays, previews and reviews board games. Here, they have reviewed the mechanics and gameplay of the game.

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Jun 28, 2017

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Ducklings Launches on Kickstarter with $8000 goal! Successfully Funds in 24 Hrs!
Ducklings Launches on Kickstarter with $8000 goal! Successfully Funds in 24 Hrs!

After a whole year of preparation and work, Ducklings officially launched on Kickstarter at 6AM PST with a funding goal of $8000 to cover production and shipping costs. With an overwhelming response from fans, Ducklings successfully reached its initial goal of $8000 within 24hrs with an upwards of 150 backers. The Ducklings KIckstarter Campaign will run from 28th June to 28th July.

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Jun 28, 2017

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Ducklings is Reviewed by Father Geek!
Ducklings is Reviewed by Father Geek!

Ducklings challenges the players to make two important decision without ever really pushing the player to make any choice at all. The first choice the player needs to make is whether to take their Ducklings to parts unknown or to known dangers. There is risk involved here, and like all risk-reward games, the players will be given a choice to push their luck and roll the dice or take a safe bet with known outcomes. The second choice is where to place afflictions. This is easy at first, since none of the Ducklings are harmed. As the game progresses, the player will have to start managing their Ducklings like a resource, deciding which will get ever closer to being removed from the game. The game slowly and steadily ramps up to a point where choices are difficult and sacrifice is a must. This was a nice touch by the game designer, as the journey always starts out pretty much OK, but eventually becomes more and more difficult. Note that the game play itself never changes, keeping the game turns focused and quick. What does change are the choices that need to be made and the consequences thereof.

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May 11, 2017

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Tabletop Gaming UK features Ducklings in article on emotions in board games!
Tabletop Gaming UK features Ducklings in article on emotions in board games!

Ducklings was featured by Tabletop Gaming UK in an article that explores emotions in board games. Click the source link below to find out more. - Excerpt from article - "Ducklings is an emotional board game about parental anxiety and child loss inspired by elegiac movie Manchester by the Sea. Has a board game ever made you cry? Short of losing a particularly intense match of Magic or becoming the target of accusation and betrayal in social deception classics such as Diplomacy or Resistance, it’s unlikely that playing on the tabletop has caused you to experience genuine sorrow. Upcoming publisher Deck Head Games hopes to change that with its debut title Ducklings, a co-operative board game where two teams of two people attempt to lead their young flock to safety, overcoming various dangers along the way."

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Apr 27, 2017

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Ducklings showcased at Arts, Grooves & Foods Festival by SparkSC at USC Campus
Ducklings showcased at Arts, Grooves & Foods Festival by SparkSC at USC Campus

Deck Head Games was proud to be chosen to present Ducklings at the festival hosted by SparkSC on the USC Campus. The team got to showcase Ducklings and connect with students and parents as they explored and played with the game. -About the Festival- "Arts Grooves & Foods is festival that brings together USC’s creative community and showcases students’ works and motivate others to explore artistic, musical, and culinary ventures and celebrate the grassroots intersection of art, food, fashion, and entrepreneurship."

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Mar 02, 2017

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New Venture Seed Competition Semi-Finalists!
New Venture Seed Competition Semi-Finalists!

Ducklings, under Deck Head Games, was hand-picked out of 254 teams by a panel of expert investors to be part of 13 semi-finalists for the New Venture Seed Competition (NVSC) hosted by the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The team competed against 254 teams that comprised of anyone from new freshmen to distinguished alumns and went through a three step filter process before being accepted as one of the top 13 semi-finalists to compete for the $75,000 prize pool As a semi-finalist team, Ducklings will go through an intensive 6-week training course that aims to improve the business model canvas and customer discovery process.

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Jan 09, 2017

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Invited and enrolled in USC Games Finishing and Polishing Class
Invited and enrolled in USC Games Finishing and Polishing Class

Ducklings was chosen by professors at the USC School of Interactive Media and Games to be a part of an invite-only course (CTIN499) which focuses on finishing and polishing a game to be market ready. Ducklings was one of four chosen from a pool of more than 50 tabletop games from the CTIN488 (Game Design Workshop) course which is an intensive semester long workshop that perfects the art of making physical games. In the CTIN 499 course, Ducklings will be polished and will undergo a semester long critique process by industry professionals and professors.

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