How many players? How long?

Doomlings plays 2-6 players, ages 10+. A typical game takes 20-45 min, depending on the number of players. A game with 2 players usually lasts 20 min, and a game with 4 might last 40 min. It depends on the group and everyone's playstyle! Because the ages are randomized, each game is unique!


Is this actually fun for 2 players?

Yes! In fact, Doomlings is a BLAST as a quick, 2-player game. With the current state of the world, it’s important now more than ever to have playable 2-player games for couples, siblings, roommates, imaginary friends and what have you. Doomlings works just as well with 2 players as it does 6.


When will I get my game?

We expect to fulfill pre-orders and Kickstarter pledges in January 2022.

Multiple freighters with cargo containers full of our products have arrived from Asia and will be unloaded during this timeframe. From there, they will go through customs before being put onto trucks that will take them to our fulfillment center, where they’ll be inspected for quality and then shipped to you. We have experienced delays due to COVID-19 and the unprecedented congestion at the port. Rest assured, though, because our teams at AdMagic and Blackbox Fulfillment are the best in the business, and are working tirelessly to clear every logistical hurdle thrown our way!   

This is an abnormal year and there are many things outside our control. As always, we will keep you up-to-date with everything relating to your order of Doomlings via email. Thank you for being in on the ground floor!


What shipping carriers are you using?

For domestic orders, we'll be using a combination of UPS SurePost, and either FedEx Ground or UPS Ground. International will be almost primarily Asendia.


What does World-Friendly Shipping mean?

It means we've partnered with an international shipping company that will allow most international shipments** to be Duties Pre-Paid. Most international customers can pre-pay their taxes/duties/VAT and Doomlings will speed through customs with no holdups, no problems! We have chosen not to build the taxes into the price of the product, because it would mean an inaccurate tax for everyone. (Backers with a 20% VAT would unknowingly pay for Backers with a 50% import tax.) Instead, we are going with transparent tax, where backers pre-pay in the pledge manager at the end of the campaign. **We are also absorbing as much of the shipping costs as possible, to get the most discounted rates for our Doomlings community.

**At this time, the following regions/countries do not offer Duties Pre-Paid: Norway, Switzerland, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Uruguay. These games will ship Duties Unpaid, and the recipient may be listed as the importer of record.


Why am I being charged VAT or Tax?

The short answer: we don’t want to get in trouble with your government. Some countries require us to charge VAT, certain states in the US require us to charge sales tax. With the European Union announcing that all member countries are adopting a 20% VAT, we want to be pro-active so that your game does not have any problems at the border.


What is your refund policy?

If your item hasn’t shipped yet, we will happily give you a refund! If you’ve received your game and would like a refund, please contact us to arrange to ship the game back to us. You will be responsible for paying for shipping and we will refund your purchase amount when the game has been returned to our fulfillment center. Please remember, the game must be unopened from its original packaging. If the packaging has been opened, we cannot offer a refund.


I’m a Kickstarter Backer. Why do I see Kickstarter Exclusives for sale?

We are required to purchase a mass quantity by our factory, in order to meet their minimums. We will be selling a limited remainder of inventory online, until the order has been completely sold off. We also reserve the right to sell Kickstarter Exclusive games at conventions and give them away in contests. Thank you in advance for your understanding, as we are a small business, just trying to compete with the big guys.


Why do I see Doomlings available on other retail sites, when I haven’t received my game yet?

We allowed retailers to pledge during our initial Kickstarter campaign, and they are simply posting that they have their copies of the games available for pre-order. 


Why can't I buy all 19 Dominant Holofoils in a pack?

The Holofoils, which were originally unlocked as a stretch-goal, were meant to be a bonus for backers... A cherry on top of the ice cream! We want the legacy of our Holofoils to feel special, and personal to you. Because of that, we are making a limited number of these Limited First Edition holo's available. While we have done everything to ensure no backer will receive duplicates (the 19 different Holos are printed randomly), we cannot control this completely from the factory level. If you are one of the rare humans to receive a duplicate of the same Holofoil, we encourage you to trade with a member of the Doomlings Facebook community.


How do you score Doomlings?


How big is the box?

All game boxes will be 6” W x 4” L x 2.8” H. They will all contain foam blocks that you can remove if you choose to sleeve your cards. We also want you to know the card materials are incredibly high end, and these cards should last you through the ages!


Will the Playmat Bag have space for the game itself?

Yes! It will fit all seven playmats AND the game box.


How big are the cards? What cardstock?

These are standard poker sized playing cards, 2.5''x 3.5''. They are 300 GSM with an aqueous oil coating and a linen finish. We have found that this cardstock is durable and really allows the colors to shine.  


Will Doomlings be posted in other languages?

We hope to publish in other languages in the future, but currently we are focused on having a successful launch in English.


How can I be sure this will be a good quality game?

We have tested materials, prints, designs, and playthroughs for the past year over 4 rounds of prototypes. We are also working with the biggest vendors in card game manufacturing (AdMagic) and fulfillment (BackerKit and Blackbox), all of whom have years of experience with the biggest games in Kickstarter.


What are the specs of the playmat?

11'' x 22'' (28cm x 56cm) so that multiple mats can fit on a standard dining room table. The mats will be made of neoprene, stitched along the edges, and full color custom print. The current Community Playmat is a Kickstarter Exclusive, and will only be sold in this initial batch!


Is there a way to separate the expansions from the base game?

Yes! Dinolings, Techlings, and Mythlings each have a respective identifier, tucked in the corner unobtrusively, but easy to see:

  • Dinolings - Dino egg symbol
  • Techlings - Cogs and gears symbol
  • Mythlings - Exotic dragon symbol
  • Most dual-color cards are easy to identify because they'll have a split color border. A few cards in that expansion play off color effects, but do not have split borders.  
  • The Meaning of Life expansion will be easy to separate because these cards have their own unique card back.