Hi! My name's Emmanuel, and I love dogs.

My name is Emmanuel, but you can call me E-Man. I own a startup business called Mystery Moose, based out of Rockwall, Texas.

I am proud to say that Top Dog is the first creation of my business.


I created Top Dog due to my unstable upbringing and constantly moving. As a result, I ended up attending 3 different high schools.

In an attempt to meet new friends, I would bring people together and show them the game I created. Every time anyone played it,

they were immediately hooked and wanted to play just one more game.


One day, during my senior year in high school, I played this game with someone who would become my girlfriend, Jessica.

This was due to the social aspect Top Dog provided for students around me. Throughout the years, the game has always

been under constant development. Over time, many adjustments were made until I finally created something people truly loved.

Also, with the help of my family and friends, I have refined Top Dog many times until I achieved my final vision for it.


After graduating from Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana, my uncle Miguel gave me my dog Duff as a graduation gift.

Having Duff inspired me to finalize the theme into the Top Dog theme. Having Duff made me want to somehow incorporate him in the game.

When I came back home to Rockwall, I decided to fully invest in Top Dog and make this dream a reality.


With the help of the Kickstarter backers, I can finally put out a quality card game that people will enjoy for years to come.

What will come of this project's success?

Upon Top Dog's success, 20% of all proceeds will go to animal shelters in Texas, first and foremost.

Then 20% for the game costs of development 60% will go to the game production and manufacturing. I would enjoy coming up with more games for everyone to enjoy for the years to come. I would like to continue innovating future products that will better humankind and this world. Thank you for your support and with all of us in this together Top Dog can be a card game we all can enjoy.


With Respect,

Emmanuel Ascencio

© 2019 Mystery Moose

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