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After a successful bank heist, you and your fellow thieves are laying low and enjoying the good life. Most of the cash has been hidden away, and the rest has been invested in businesses throughout the city. Everything is going according to plan until the police get a breakthrough in their investigation. Accusations are made, fingers are pointed, and after a heated argument, you decide to go your separate ways. Chaos ensues as the SWAT team is called in and starts to close off the city’s exits. Your only choice now is to escape the city before it is completely locked down. But you need a plan — a good route that allows you to leave the city while recovering as much of the money as possible.   

You will need to call in some favors and hire the local gangs to create diversions. Bribing the Police would be a good idea too, but it isn't cheap. Disguises may help, but they don’t fool everyone. Setting the Police on the trail of your former colleagues will give you a better chance of escape, but the other thieves are thinking the same thing.  

Will you escape the city with the most money, or will the Police lock down the city before you can escape?

In Escape Plan, players are the thieves, but they may influence the cops' moves every turn. The robbers move on a modular board trying to reach the best spots to recover their loot and escape from the city with more money than the other thieves. The cops are trying to thwart their escape plan — by force if necessary. The players play cards to aid their escape and slow the other players down. The players take actions that allow them to move and to engage gangs, mules, and snitches.  

Players use hidden asymmetric goals to recover the maximum amount of cash during the game while avoiding the police. The players' roles as thieves are individual with every player for themselves. In the end, only the player who escapes with the most cash wins.  

Click to Download the Draft Escape Plan Rulebook
Click to Download the Draft Escape Plan Rulebook

Click to read a draft of the German rules.

Click to read a draft of the French rules text.





Live Playthrough with GeekSpiel
Live Playthrough with GeekSpiel

Q&A with designer Vital Larcerda
Q&A with designer Vital Larcerda





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  • We pledge to KS Backers that all backers, of any sort, who have paid in advance, will be sent their copies before any others who have not backed in advance. This means that you will be shipped your game before or at the same time as retailers who have backed via KS/PIP and paid in advance; and international distributors who have backed and paid in advance; and those who have backed on PledgeManager and paid in advance.

  • We pledge to you that, for a period of at least 90 days after the last of the scheduled shipments are made (pursuant to the pledge above) to any of those who have paid in advance for the game, we will only sell this game: 1) at full retail MSRP on our own Eagle-Gryphon website; or any other website--e.g. Amazon or eBay, controlled by Eagle-Gryphon Games; 2) at conventions which occur at the time of release of the game or within 90 days of the release of the game.

  • In other words, we pledge to do our best, within reason, to insure that you will be among the very first owners of this game and that you will have purchased this game at a price significantly less than you will be able to buy this game for at least the first 90 days after it is released to the public.  

Vital Lacerda has designed a prolific list of euro strategy games including The Gallerist, Vinhos Deluxe, Lisboa & Escape Plan. He has a master's degree in Marketing and Advertising. His game designs center around the theme of the game and heavily incorporate intertwined mechanics. Vital lives in Portugal with his wife, Sandra, and two daughters. He enjoys extreme sports such as snowboarding and kitesurfing.  

Ian O’Toole is an Irish illustrator, graphic designer and gamer working out of Perth in Western Australia. He has over fifteen years’ experience working in many creative fields, producing illustration, design and 3D animation for a broad selection of industries. Ian has created the artwork for such notable boardgames as Lisboa, The Gallerist, Vinhos Deluxe, Nemo’s War Second Edition and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ian works in a wide variety of styles and particularly enjoys drawing from design trends throughout history. Ian works from his home in Perth, where he lives with his wife, two children and dog.


After the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we will send out invitations to the PledgeManager for backers pay for shipping (see below) as well as to add-on games available for their locale.  Some of those possible add-ons are: 

The Gallerist & The Gallerist: Scoring Expansion
The Gallerist & The Gallerist: Scoring Expansion
  • The Gallerist with The Gallerist: Scoring Expansion
  • The Gallerist (KS Edition) with The Gallerist: Scoring Expansion (includes KS SG Packs #1 & #2)
  • The Gallerist KS SG Pack #1
  • The Gallerist KS SG Pack #2
  • The Gallerist Scoring Expansion (NEW) - Available at a discounted price of $7.
Vinhos Deluxe
Vinhos Deluxe
  • Vinhos Deluxe
  • Vinhos Deluxe (KS Edition) includes all 4 expansion packs
  • Vinhos Deluxe: Experts Expansion Pack
  • Vinhos Deluxe: Islands Expansion Pack
  • Vinhos Deluxe: Tasting Room Expansion Pack
  • Vinhos Deluxe: Connoisseur Expansion Pack
  • Lisboa
  • Lisboa Deluxe (KS Edition) includes contents of Upgrade Pack
  • Lisboa Upgrade Pack
Metal Coins
Metal Coins
  • Set of 55 Metal Coins
  • Set of 110 Metal Coins
Railways of the World
Railways of the World
  • Railways of the World 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Railways Expansion Maps
  • Railways of Nippon
  • Tumblin Dice
  • Francis Drake & Triassic Terror bundle
  • Escape Plan + Escape Plan KS Pack

Based on prior experience, we have decided to charge you the actual shipping cost upon the conclusion of this Kickstarter. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign has ended. We feel that this is the fairest approach, to both you as a backer and to us as the publisher.   

We will ship your rewards to these international fulfillment partners at our cost: Board Game Bliss (Canada), VFI Asia (Asia Pacific), Boosterbox (The Netherlands),and MeepleLogistics / Philibert (EU). We are not able to cover this cost to Aetherworks in Australia however. We want to thank our Fulfillment Partners for seeing that your orders get to you quickly and safely, regardless of where you live in the world.  

Below we have included a list with shipping estimates for The Mastermind pledge level (subject to change based on your country / locale and final shipping weight):

USA --
     Continental U.S. = $14
     Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands = $35
Canada = $18 
• Mexico = $60
     China & Hong Kong = $16
     Korea, Japan, Vietnam = $29
     Other Asian Pacific Countries = $24.
EUROPE + Rest of the World --
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     UK = $19.50
     Germany = $19
     Belgium = $15
     Luxembourg, Netherlands = $19
     Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland = $18.50
     Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary = $19.50
     Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia = $19.50
     Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Romania = $19.50
     Croatia, Cyprus, Iceland, Malta, Norway = $27
     Greece and Turkey = $22
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, & Israel = $75
Africa = $50 - $80 for most countries
Australia = $29
• New Zealand = $36

Please keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may vary based on your specific country and address. Weight changes and any optional rewards you choose in our PledgeManager may also affect actual shipping charges.

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Available Rewards:

$139.99USD + Shipping


As the Mastermind behind your escape plan, you need the tools that give you all the angles. This pledge level includes one (1) copy of Escape Plan + the Escape Plan KS Pack + all applicable stretch goals.

This reward only ships to the United States. Shipping is included in the full MSRP of $139.99.


  • Escape Plan - Kickstarter Edition (includes Escape Plan KS Pack)
  • All applicable stretch goals

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