Good Cop Bad Cop®: Promoted


An expansion to Good Cop Bad Cop® where your cunning and heroics in one game get you promoted in the next.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Events and Groups and News
6 months ago – Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 10:37:55 PM

Greetings investigators! 

First off, as far as we know, everyone has their reward now, so if you haven't received yours, please email or send us a Kickstarter message so we can get it to you. 

Secondly, it's now in stores too! You can give it a rating on Amazon here if you want to help us out. OK, now grab your coffee and donut and see what else we have for you.

Tabletop Simulator Event

In case you're having trouble getting your game group together for Good Cop Bad Cop: Promoted, come join us on Tabletop Simulator on Saturday and play with us. You need two things to play: 

  • Tabletop Simulator on Steam you can get right here 
  • a free ticket to this event you can get right here 

I promise I am not the Kingpin. I think Clayton might be though...

Loyalty Program and Mobile App Announced

Just in case you didn't see it in our newsletter, we officially announced our new loyalty program (Pull the Pin Agents) and mobile app we mentioned we were building during this campaign. The latest version of the app had a major facelift so if you haven't checked it out in a while, it looks a lot shinier.

As you rise the ranks, you'll get benefits such as:

  • Discounts on future campaigns or pledge managers. (the higher the rank, the bigger the discount)
  • Early shipping on future campaigns.
  • Access to private events.

Download the app for iOS or Android and create an account with your Kickstarter email address to check your current rank and benefits. And you can take advantage of them in our next campaign for the second expansion to The Zorro Dice Game.

Facebook and Discord

We just started a Facebook group and Discord server where we'll be announcing upcoming events like special sessions of our current games, demos of upcoming games, and playtesting of those still in development. We'll also ask for your help us make some crucial design decisions through polls and such too so you can help make the games what you want them to be. Finally, of course, we'll be posting images of art and prototypes so you can get an inside look at how various projects are coming along. 

We hope to see you there in the germ-free digital world!

-Clayton and Brian

Sleeves and More Local Shipping Updates
8 months ago – Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 05:13:25 PM

Greetings officers,

We know some of you have received your reward and some of you have not so this is just a quick update mainly to let you know if you should be worried if you are in the "not" category.

Local Shipping Update

For the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Your rewards are still making their way to a fulfillment hub in or near your country before they are dispatched to you from there. It's looking like late November to early December before it is in your hands. The fulfillment company will be providing a tracking number to you.

For all other countries, you should either have your reward or a tracking number by now. See the "Questions?" section to contact us if you haven't yet.

Sleeves and Other Accessories

As a reminder, you need 1 pack of sleeves for each base game or expansion you have. If you didn't pick up enough to cover all your cards during the campaign, US backers can get more here on our Square store. Those outside of the US, send us an email or Kickstarter message and we will see if we have any in a fulfillment center near you.

Promo codes: If you download our companion mobile app, it will give you a rules/equipment reference as you play, but also, if you create an account under your Kickstarter email address in there, you will find a promo code that you can use for a discount on sleeves or anything else on our store.


Feel free to comment, send us a Kickstarter message, or email and we will respond within 48 hours.

Stay safe everyone,

Clayton and Brian

Local Shipping Updates and Combining Expansions
9 months ago – Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 01:15:49 PM

We have some good news from headquarters... it's almost time for you all to get PROMOTED! Our Canadian officers are first in line, but the rest of you will get what's coming to ya soon after them.

Local Shipping Update

Here are the latest updates for each region along with ESTIMATED delivery windows where we can.

  •  Canada: These have all shipped and some of you have already received them. Estimated delivery between October 15th - November 10th.
  •  Australia and New Zealand: These are headed to a fulfillment hub in Australia before being shipped to you from there. We’re still waiting on an estimate on when these will be delivered so we'll have to keep it vague for now and say the estimate is some time in November.
  •  Rest of Asia/Pacific: Some are shipping out now directly to you, like mainly for backers in China and Hong Kong. Most of the rest will mostly go to local hubs before going to you. We haven't gotten a delivery estimate yet but it could be any time between October 20th and mid-November.
  •  Europe: We're still waiting on an estimate on delivery from the fulfillment center in Germany and we'll let you know when they have it. We're guessing that shipping will begin next week and delivery will be between October 23rd-November 20th.
  •  US: The fulfillment center has everything and our orders are queued up, but they have others in front of us. Estimated delivery between: November 1st - November 19th.
  •  Others: You can refer to either the "Europe" update or the "Rest of Asia/Pacific".

Again we have to stress that these are ESTIMATES because the individual fulfillment centers are handling the shipping and we have very little control over (and often very little communication about) when they end up shipping them. Keep an eye on the main Kickstarter updates for "mini updates" when we get word from one of the fulfillment centers.

Expansion Run-Down

For those of you who are getting the expansions in the All the Things level or those who need a refresher, here is a simple run-down of how each expansion changes the game:

  •  Bombers and Traitors - Adds the Bomber and Traitor roles, which require more careful investigating and more careful shooting.
  •  Undercover - Introduces variable player powers and allows you to keep your allegiance hidden longer with the Covers. We recommend you use the Passive side of your Covers if you are combining it with the Promoted expansion because the Active side is very similar to the Promotions mechanic.
  •  Promoted - Play a series of 5 games where, the better you perform in one game, the more powerful you will be come in future games by gaining unique actions only you can take on your turn.

Combining Expansions

Some questions and answers about combining expansions:

Q: Can I play with all the expansions together in the same game?

A: You sure can.

Q: Should I play with all the expansions together in the same game?

A: Probably not. The more expansions you combine, the more complex it becomes and can make the games take longer so we recommend you only use one at a time. However, if ALL the cops at the table are veterans and know the game super well, go for it. BUT, if ANYONE at the table is not a very experienced Good Cop Bad Copper, combining expansions will confuse the heck out of them and it is not recommended.

Q: How does this card work with that one? 

A: You'll probably find your answer in the mobile companion app. If not, you can ask a question in the app and we'll both answer it and add it to the app for others who may have the same question.

Next Campaign

The next Kickstarter campaign we'll be running is for an expansion to The Zorro Dice Game so you can follow that one and help us unlock pre-campaign goals right here if you want. We haven't announced a launch date yet so stay tuned!

Other Questions?

Please feel free to email us at, send us a Kickstarter message, or comment on the campaign. We'll respond within 48 hours no matter how you reach out to us.

Clayton and Brian


Local Shipping Begins
10 months ago – Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 01:34:10 PM

This is a jam-packed update, officers. You'll want to read the whole thing.

Local Shipping Update

The primary fulfillment centers around the world we are using either have all the inventory or they will are expected to receive it within the next week so it's time to ship from them to YOU, which is what we call "local shipping". This part is mostly out of our hands and sometimes we accidentally give inaccurate information about when things will be shipped because we don't know when the fulfillment company will start shipping, how long it will take to get through all orders, and how long it will take to deliver. This is even worse in the middle of a global pandemic. 

So..... we're going to go through each region and give ESTIMATES but they could be off by a few weeks -- nothing is for sure until you get that tracking number and watch it make its way to your door. It's looking like all rewards should arrive in your hands in October or November. We'll keep you informed through "mini updates" in the main page comments and larger updates like these as we get information from the fulfillment companies to share.

  •  Australia/New Zealand: The fulfillment center in China is shipping your rewards to a hub in Australia now. That will likely take much of October before they get it and then I'd estimate you'll start receiving rewards in your hands by mid-November.
  •  Other Asia/Pacific Countries: The fulfillment center in China has your rewards and is shipping them now. Some will first go to a fulfillment center (hub) in your country and others will go directly to you. So you could get them in early October if it's going straight to you or it could slide into November if it's going to a hub. You'll be contacted or get a tracking number soon.
  •  Canada: The fulfillment company in Ontario has received all the inventory so the Good Cop Bad Cop items should be shipping out over the next few weeks. If you added on anything for The Zorro Dice Game, you will be receiving those in a separate package that is also shipping out in the next few weeks. I'd be surprised if everyone in Canada didn't have their full reward by the first week in November.
  •  United States: The inventory is arriving at a fulfillment center near Atlanta this week. This fulfillment partner has been hit pretty hard by covid-19 and has been experiencing significant delays. I estimate the whole process will take a month once they start shipping (not sure when that will be) so the earliest I could imagine anyone receiving their rewards would be late October with the unlucky last receiving it in mid-November.
  •  Europe: The inventory is expected to arrive at the fulfillment center in Hamburg, Germany late next week. They will begin shipping pretty quickly after that. I would guess that those of you that are in or close to Germany will get yours by the end of October and the rest will trickle in through the first half of November
  •  Others: If your country/region is not in this list, you'll be included in the "Europe" or "Other Asia/Pacific" timeline, but probably on the later end of it. 

Please send us a Kickstarter message or email if you are moving of you have any questions about your particular order.

Custom Sleeves

Check the gif below... most of you will get to do this about 100 times very soon! So satisfying...

As you can see, they are semi-transparent so all the sleeves will work with all types of Good Cop Bad Cop cards.

Free Promos for You

You're going to have a special surprise in your package when you receive it... well I guess if you're reading this, it won't be a surprise.... but to celebrate the release of the first expansion to The Zorro Dice Game in stores in just over a week, WE'RE GIVING YOU EACH A FREE PROMO PACK OF EQUIPMENT FOR THAT GAME which is only available through Kickstarter (it won't even be in the BGG store) so you will be one of the few who will have it. If you didn't add it on in this campaign, you can pre-order the Heroes and Villains expansion on Amazon or at your friendly local game store.

Companion App

We recently launched a mobile companion app for iOS and Android phones that will help you learn and play Good Cop Bad Cop and the expansions as your rewards arrive. It's new, so the features are fairly limited right now, but you will probably want to have the Frequently Asked Questions in it at your fingertips in case any questions come up as you start playing. 

Our philosophy is to keep the text on the cards fairly light and casual (especially in the newer versions of GCBC) so it's not too intimidating, but we know there can be some situations that come up that aren't 100% clear, so now you have the app to clear those up! You can even ask us questions in the app that we will answer and then add to the FAQ for others.

We are actively adding more features and content to it so let us know what else you want to see in there. DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

That's it for now! As always, please comment, send us a KS message, or email us if you have questions and we will respond within 48 hours.

Clayton and Brian

Manufacturing Complete
11 months ago – Tue, Sep 08, 2020 at 01:40:25 AM

You read that right, officers! Manufacturing is 100% complete and freight shipping to fulfillment centers around the world has begun. That means it’s the last time you can change your mailing address.

Address Lock Down

Our Warden has initiated the address lock down process. You should have just gotten an email you can click on to change your mailing address or you can do so by logging-in to BackerKit right here. Assume a delivery in October when deciding on which address to use, but if you’ll be moving between late September and the end of November, please send us a Kickstarter message or email and we will give you a closer estimate for your country or we will hold your shipment until you have moved.

Don't mess with the Warden

Fulfillment Plan

We'll be using fulfillment centers in the US, Canada, Germany, and China. The one in China will usually send many orders we submit to them to other fulfillment centers in Australia, Singapore, and various other Asia/Pacific countries. 

The China fulfillment center will receive theirs first, and then the other regions should receive theirs 3-5 weeks later. Based on past backer polls we've done, it seems the consensus is that the preference is for us to start local shipping in a region as soon as we can, even if it means some regions will get their rewards a bit before others, so that's what we'll do.

Right now, we'll say we estimate deliveries to for everyone will happen between September 25th and November 30th, but there are two C's that could delay things: Customs or Coronavirus. As soon as we get confirmation that a fulfillment center has received product and they give us an estimate on when it will be fulfilled, we'll pass that along to you.

Mug Shots

We have some production samples of everything now and it looks amazing! We'll add a couple pictures to each of the next few Updates so you can look forward to those sneak peeks.

Since this question came up many times during the campaign, here's proof that the tuck boxes in the Big Box fit both sleeved and unsleeved cards:

Sleeved and Unsleeved!

GIFs in Updates sometimes don't work perfectly, but let's see if this one does to show you the medals sliding into the badge slots:

2nd-3rd Edition Upgrade Kit for All the Things

This is just for those who backed at the All the Things level, so if that’s not you, feel free to skip the rest of this section.

On the campaign page, we listed the “3rd Edition Upgrade Kit” as an item to include in All the Things, which is what upgrades a 2nd Edition copy of Good Cop Bad Cop to 3rd Edition. But one of the items in your reward level is 3rd Edition Good Cop Bad Cop so you don’t need the upgrade kit and we think it will just cause confusion. So we plan to NOT include it for any of the All the Things rewards. Just let us know if you want it for any reason, like you have a copy of 2nd Edition you want to upgrade and give away or something and we will happily send it to you. Sorry for the confusion here!

In the next update, we should be able to go region-by-region with estimates on when you can expect your reward.

Until then,

Brian and Clayton