7th February 2019

Press Release 020219

New abstract board game Go Dotty launches on Kickstarter

London, February 7, 2019

Go Dotty, a brand new 2-player abstract board game, is now available for backing on Kickstarter. It’s easy to learn but takes strategy and tactics to master. The rules of the game are simple—connect the dots to create the most lines-of-three to win the game.

Go Dotty is the debut game from game designer, Neil Barrie, who says “I came up with the idea of Go Dotty in a proper lightbulb moment, wondering what Dominoes and Noughts and Crosses would be like combined, after a week of scribbling more thoughts and working out the maths and mechanics, I had a working mock-up of the game.”

Neil conceived the game in May 2017, before going on a mission to get the game played with as many people as possible from all walks of life, taking it to board game nights but also playing it with anyone he could. “I’ve carried an evolving copy of Go Dotty around with me for nearly two years now”.

The game’s design is slick and sophisticated, but not over complicated, meaning that it’s easy enough for ages of 8–80 to pick up and start playing.

The Kickstarter campaign aims to raise £9000 to get this game off the ground but if it goes beyond this and hits its stretch goals it will take the game from being a 2-player to a 4-player game.

Games reviewers are already raving about Go Dotty, with Sam Illingworth from The Games Research Network writing: “Simple but with lots of strategy. Could pick up and play very quickly but also has lots of depth. I REALLY enjoyed this.”

Carly from BoardGeekGirl.com says: “Go Dotty doesn’t take hours to play but does get your brain working!”

Ryan Saunders from The Inquisitive Meeple commented: “I wouldn’t be too surprised if Go Dotty ends up in a national chain store’s game shelves in a couple of years.”

If the game is successful on Kickstarter, it will go immediately into production, to be ready by September 2019, and on the shelves of retailers in time for Christmas.

2019 is the year we can all finally Go Dotty.


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Price: £22 (plus postage and packaging)

Availability: September 2019


Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/godotty/go-dotty-board-game

Main website: https://www.godottygame.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/godottygame

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godottygame/

Print and web imagery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/z47HVqS2XygKvtNy8

The Go Dotty commercial: https://youtu.be/R5dr_PvzG7U