Puzzle Pong is an 8ft, 6ft, and 4ft beer pong table that assembles into a briefcase for easy travel and storage. And it goes anywhere!
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What is Puzzle Pong?
Puzzle Pong is an innovative take on the beer pong table primarily designed for pool use. It’s about seven pounds, portable, versatile, and good looking. Puzzle Pong assembles to create an eight foot table, a six foot table, or a four foot table, and then reassembles into a briefcase configuration for easy travel and storage.
How Puzzle Pong Works
Puzzle pong uses an innovative offset fin design for connecting pieces together. This design results in a very strong connection. Every connection site is identical, and because the connection sites are symmetrical about three axes, the boards will assemble no matter how they are oriented. This makes Puzzle Pong incredibly easy to use.
Puzzle Pong Goes Anywhere
Puzzle Pong floats, so it’s great for the pool or jacuzzi, but it’s also ideal for tailgating, use at the beach, being hung from a tent, or being placed atop a few chairs. Indoor or outdoor, Puzzle Pong adapts to any occasion. And because Puzzle Pong assembles into a briefcase when the party is over, it’s easy to travel with and easy to store.
When it’s time to be put away, Puzzle Pong is all business. Simply slide the four boards onto the base and place on the cap. The handles of the two rack boards match up to form a robust briefcase handle for easy portability. In the briefcase configuration, Puzzle Pong is incredibly compact and fits easily into the trunk of a small car or tucks away neatly in a closet.
Conveniently Store Your Ping Pong Balls
Puzzle Pong’s briefcase configuration is designed to store your ping pong balls. Simply snap up to three ping pong balls right into either of the handles. They fit snuggly and securely, ensuring that you don’t lose them when on the go.
Puzzle Pong Can Hang
Puzzle Pong employs a unique way of hanging your table. To hang Puzzle Pong, you only need two pieces of rope. String one of the ropes through the top of an anchor hole on one of the rack boards, then underneath the table and up through the anchor hole of the opposite rack board. Attach the two ends of the rope to your tent or other support, and then repeat on the other side. This technique uses the rope to provide extra support underneath the boards, protecting your set from accident prone individuals.
Rack and Re-Rack
Puzzle Pong uses the traditional triangle formation of cup recesses implemented by most floating beer pong tables, which is great for a perfect initial rack and easy re-racks, but can limit your re-rack possibilities. Flip the board over, though, and you are presented with an innovative design that allows you the freedom of re-racking however you please while still providing a perfect initial rack. And while the traditional design can only be used with 16oz cups, the other side can accommodate nearly any size cup.
With many floating beer pong tables it is often the case that water will puddle in the cup recesses. And when stray shots hit these puddles, you’re likely to get a jarring splash in the face. Puzzle Pong solves this problem by incorporating drainage holes in each recess so that water doesn’t have the chance to accumulate.
Level and Touching
Unlike inflatable tables, Puzzle Pong provides a perfect rack where the rims of the cups are level and touching. This allows for a quality game of beer pong by ensuring that your shot isn’t chaotically deflected by the large and uneven gaps between cups that inflatable tables suffer from.
Dimensioned For Perfection
As mentioned above, Puzzle Pong assembles to create a regulation sized eight foot table, a common six foot table, and a fun sized four foot table. It’s only two feet wide: a whole foot less than many inflatable tables, but perfectly wide enough to provide a ten cup rack, four drink holders, and handles. Puzzle Pong is thin at only one and a half inches. Unlike inflatable tables that are around six inches thick, Puzzle Pong isn’t as prone to being blown away by the wind. And in the pool, Puzzle Pong is low to the surface of the water, which means you don’t have to be half way out of the water to play.
What is Puzzle Pong Made Of?
Puzzle Pong is made of polypropylene foam. Polypropylene foam is used heavily in the automobile industry for it’s strength and durability. It also has great chemical resistance, and unlike many other foams, polypropylene foam can tolerate high stresses without cracking or chafing. After considering countless materials, polypropylene was the obvious choice for a quality product. If you have a newish vehicle, you may be able to find some polypropylene foam just above the spare wheel in your trunk (usually designated with the marking PP). Although, Puzzle Pong will likely be of a greater density than what you find.
How Will Puzzle Pong Be Made?
Puzzle Pong will be made in America and is produced by injecting polypropylene beads into a large aluminum mold (often referred to as tooling) at high pressure. Steam is then forced into the mold causing the beads to expand and bond, resulting in a strong and durable part.
Puzzle Pong: Armor
With Puzzle Pong, bounce is pretty good. But with laminated plastic panels the bounce is even better! The plastic panels will be adhered to both sides of the middle boards and will sit in a shallow recess, ensuring that there is no snag when assembling Puzzle Pong into its briefcase configuration. The panels also provide an eye pleasing splash of color.
What The Future Holds
Introducing Grand Junction and Crossroad! We’ll let your imagination run wild. If Puzzle Pong reaches its goal, expect another Kickstarter campaign to help fund tooling for these exciting additions.
Ready For Production
Puzzle Pong is a year in the making and is designed to an incredible level of detail. We have been working with a manufacturer for nine months, building prototypes and ensuring that Puzzle Pong's design is optimized for the manufacturing process. With you're help, we will be able to purchase the tooling, equipment, labor, and boxing necessary for production, and by early June, we plan to ship the first units to our Kickstarters.
Prototype Vs Final Product
The prototypes displayed in the video and in this description area look great and function well, but the real deal will be even better! The final product will benefit from tighter connections, stronger parts, and a sleek water repellent surface.
[$25] One Puzzle Pong Hat
[$75] One Puzzle Pong Set
[$100] One Puzzle Pong: Armor Set (Blue or Voter's Choice)
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Tooling is the greatest cost of this project. Once the tooling is made it is very difficult and costly to alter. If, for unforeseen reasons, the tooling needs to be modified, the delivery date could get pushed back or the added cost may jeopardize the life of the project. As we have been working very closely with the manufacturer for nine months to make sure that Puzzle Pong's design is optimized for the production method, we see the need for tooling modification as very unlikely, though not impossible.
We are currently subjecting 'Puzzle Pong: Armor' to weather and use tests. So far it's looking very promising, but if we later find that it does not meet our strict quality guidelines, we will ship a standard Puzzle Pong set and refund the difference in cost.
Puzzle Pong can stand on its own. You can prop up Puzzle Pong in its 6-foot configuration on the remaining three pieces. (Thanks to Andres Cacciamani who made this suggestion). Puzzle pong can also be placed atop chairs, coolers, tailgates, etc. Puzzle Pong is even rigid enough to overhang a small card table.
Unfortunately, Kickstarter doesn't offer any tools for allowing specific countries and disallowing others, and due to shipping price, I can't offer this product overseas. Because of this, I had to select 'Ships within the US only' and write the exception for Canada into the reward description. A backer of this project from Canada has suggested using amazon.com rather than amazon.ca to complete the transaction. Sorry for the confusion, and I hope this helps.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 20.
Feb 18, 2013 - Mar 20, 2013 (30 days)
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ONE BLACK HAT WITH WHITE PUZZLE PONG LOGO. Thanks for helping us get off the ground! Our hat's off to you. Free shipping within the contiguous US, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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EARLY BIRD PRICE - ONE PUZZLE PONG SET. Thanks for helping us get started! Free shipping within the contiguous US. (Add $20 for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada). Add $25 if you would also like a black hat with white Puzzle Pong logo!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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ONE PUZZLE PONG SET. Free shipping within the contiguous US. (Add $20 for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada). Add $25 if you would also like a black hat with white Puzzle Pong logo!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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EARLY BIRD PRICE - ONE PUZZLE PONG: ARMOR SET (BLUE OR VOTER'S CHOICE). Thanks for helping us get started! Free shipping within the contiguous US. (Add $20 for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada). Add $25 if you would also like a black hat with white Puzzle Pong logo! ------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: You will get to vote on a color using an email survey sent out closer to the delivery date. Once the winning color had been determined you will be able to choose between blue or the winning color. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATTENTION: if production problems arise with Puzzle Pong: Armor, then an original Puzzle Pong set will ship instead, and the difference in price will be refunded.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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ONE PUZZLE PONG: ARMOR SET (BLUE OR VOTER'S CHOICE). Free shipping within the contiguous US. (Add $20 for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada). Add $25 if you would also like a black hat with white Puzzle Pong logo! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: You will get to vote on a color using an email survey sent out closer to the delivery date. Once the winning color had been determined you will be able to choose between blue or the winning color. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ATTENTION: if production problems arise with Puzzle Pong: Armor, then an original Puzzle Pong set will ship instead, and the difference in price will be refunded.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only