Out of the Woods (Fairy Tale Card Game and Book)

Created by American McGee

Once upon a time... There was a game designer called American McGee who having lived a life of dramatic ups and downs, decided to present a unique take on a selection of traditional fairy tales as a Table Top Card Game, Illustrated Book, Coloring Book, and Collection of Art. He hoped the lessons contained within might help others along their journey through the dark woods of existence. With the success of this campaign we'll deliver a wicked card game, beautiful illustrated book, twisted coloring book, and turn "Out of the Woods" into an ongoing series of games, books, and original art. Don't be eaten by wolves. Get Out of the Woods!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

"Out of the Woods" T-shirts Available!
2 months ago – Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 01:12:33 AM

Dear Woodies,

Our good friend Jennifer just added some new OOTW t-shirts to the Mysterious Store.

Wear Your Wood!
Wear Your Wood!

Lots of cool colors and sizes available! Check it out

Art Print Update

Several of you have asked for an update on Art Prints. 

We're sending those out this week and next. Expect those to arrive before end of February!

From Shanghai with Wood,


Out of the Woods - FREE - Illustrated Book PDF
2 months ago – Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 01:26:49 AM

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Welcome to the (Insane) Circus!
2 months ago – Tue, Jan 08, 2019 at 01:40:36 AM

Dear Woodies, 

We'd love you to join us for the... 

First Livestream of 2019!

Welcome to the Circus
Welcome to the Circus

Hit THIS LINK to set a reminder over on YouTube for this week's livestream.

This is scheduled for 10AM on Thursday the 10th Hong Kong Time. 

That's 6PM on the 9th in Los Angeles. 

We'll respond to your questions and suggestions about "Out of the Woods" and talk about the future of the series. We'll also talk about those areas where we screwed up - could have done better - delivered as we'd hoped - or nailed it... and how the lessons learned can be applied to future projects and campaigns. Your feedback and support are very much appreciated in this process! 

Be sure to get all your QUESTIONS and SUGGESTIONS into the comments below!  

What's Next?

The Devil
The Devil

One of the projects we're currently exploring as a potential Kickstarter campaign is turning the "Alice" license into a Tarot Deck. Many of you have expressed interest in this idea and we'd love to hear more from you about what this might look like as a Kickstarter. 

Based on your experience with "Out of the Woods" - your thoughts on tiers, rewards, process, and anything else related to a new campaign. At the top of my list would be "set a realistic delivery date and don't be a year late!!" What's on your list? 

We'll collect your comments from below and address them during the stream. You can also join us live and throw your questions at us via SuperChat if you want to buy Lulu a few treats! ;)

From Shanghai with The Devil, 


Replacements and Damage
2 months ago – Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 01:43:46 AM

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PDFs for Instructions AND Illustrated Book
2 months ago – Fri, Jan 04, 2019 at 01:04:36 AM

Dear Woodies, 

One of you brought to our attention (Thank You!) our previous mention of sharing a PDF version of the Illustrated Book with those who signed up for the Mysterious Mailing list. Mention of this is made via my blog ON THIS PAGE

PDF Offer
PDF Offer

So, we're going to provide a link to that PDF via an email sent to the list. 

To make sure you're on the list, hit THIS LINK and input your email address. 

If you're already on the list it'll tell you. If you're not, then you'll be added!

Then, in a few days, we'll send out an email to the entire Mysterious mailing list with a link to the PDF of the Illustrated Book. Yay! 

PDFs of Instructions 

Several of you wrote to request PDF copies of the instructions... 

Click to Grab Instruction PDFs
Click to Grab Instruction PDFs

HERE IS THE LINK to the instruction sheets in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. 

Quick FAQS

And a few more FAQs we've seen in recent days... 

* We tried the QR code on the little rabbit and it's working fine for us. Not really sure why it's not working for all? Mysterious. I guess... try again later? If you want to go there manually, hit THIS LINK.

* Anyone with damage to their items, please PM us.  

* Yes, prints are shipping separately, we didn't forget to do those. Please wait just a teeny bit longer :)

Instagram Sharing
Instagram Sharing

Lots of you sharing your Out of the Woods collection over on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to tag #ootw and #americanmcgee so I can retweet, share, and like! Great to see so many of you with finished game and books in hand! Lots of positive feedback from all over the world. Wonderful!

Hard to believe we finally made it! But, judging by the responses I'm reading online, it was worth the wait. Your patience and support are, as always, greatly appreciated!  

Love to hear your feedback and suggestions in the comments. We will set up a web page to contain all the FAQs, rule adjustments, and other bits we collect from you here on Kickstarter. 

From Shanghai with Lulu,