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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 11 2015
$954
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 11 2015

About

To view our own Kickstarter Project listing page, visit our website age; www.AtBatGame.com/Kickstarter

Tell all of your friends and family about our At Bat Game offerings! Forward the page link above to everyone you know!

Get them in on the action! You can also see us on the following Social Media links:

Thank you, Bill & Troy

Left Click on ANY Black Game Set to see an ENLARGED image. This will take you to a new page, then Left Click on the image again. 

 TIMELINE

 FUNDING USES

With the funding from Kickstarter, At Bat Game will focus the majority of the efforts to the purchasing of product. More precisely, purchasing product in a fashion that achieves the many goals in that area. Those being: Larger quantities, Lower cost per unit, Greater Inventory, Lower shipping costs.

Another priority of funding would be to move forward with the At Bat Game Patent that is now in a "Patent Pending" (Provisional Patent) status with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We have already funded the Trademarking of the "At Bat Game" Name and Logo and should see results from that in the last quarter of 2015.

There will also be a portion of the funding related to investing in software, hardware, coding, designing, etc. of the front and back-end of the business presence on-line in order to broaden the reach and scope of our At Bat Game. This includes establishment / implementation and maintainence of the website(s), social media sites & communication, business / customer database(s), reporting templates and other related programs related to maximizing the operations of At Bat Game.

At Bat Game will co-locate in a commercial building that Co-Founder Bill currently owns. This will keep our Business Space costs incredibly low and provide a commercial environment that lends itself nicely to the pick-up & delivery of product by larger commercial vehicles.

Investing in Business Related Technology items will also be addressed. There is a need for registering for product UPC's, upgrading the Office Networks (including Telephone, Internet, Computers, Back-up Storage).

We must also continue and increase our Marketing, Social Media, Research & Development presence with the end goal to become a household name across the US.

The Co-Founders will not be taking a "Salary" from the Kickstarter funding. They will, however, be taking a small stipend each month in order to keep their current role in At Bat Game going and increase the stability of the business model in order to establish a strong and robust foundation on which the At Bat Game can achieve and maintain a rapid and increasing sales curve.

STATUS OF AT BAT GAME TODAY

As of May 1, 2015 At Bat Game, LLC has been in operation for 6 months. During that time we have been establishing our brand, the look of the games, the Web, Domain and Social Media aspects of the business. This includes the purchasing of 10 domain names, including our main "www.atbatgame.com" that allows us several avenues that all lead to our main website page. These include such domains as: atbatgame.info, atbatgame.co, atbatgame.us, wemakebaseballfun.com and others that all re-direct people to our main website page. We are working with local powerhouse GoDaddy for all of our domain and hosting needs and have invested in an SSL certificate for our site for customer security and safety when using our on-line shopping interface.

We are also on Facebook (Atbatgamefun), Twitter (@atbatgame), Instragram (atbatgame) and YouTube (atbatgame) and have started using the hashtag #atbatgame to begin to establish a presence. Out goal is to use the Social Media as a conduit to show present and future customers all the ways that At Bat Game can be played. We are going to get Customers to send us Selfies, Photos and use them on our website under a page called "Fan Page". We will also share these items across the 4 main social media platforms we are currently on.

We realize that we cannot just rely on these initial 3 versions of At Bat Game to keep the momentum of the business going. In the off-season of Major League Baseball, we will be bringing out other versions of the game. To date, we have 4 other versions of the At Bat Game that use the Custom 52-Card Deck and/or one or more of the Custom 12-Sided Dice. These are part of our "Alive 365" Collection which are versions that can be played the whole year that do not need a "Live" game to be played.

We have been working with several manufacturers. Additionally, we have narrowed our product suppliers and are ready to pull the trigger for a minimum 1,000 sets of the At Bat Game. Our goal is to get the best "True Cost" per unit that we can. True Cost is the per item price AND shipping/freight.

FUTURE OF AT BAT GAME 

It is our goal, an aggressive one at that, to establish a brand-name presence for the At Bat Game in all the Major League ballparks in the USA within the next 2 years.

We will get there by broadening our marketing base via a grass-roots approach to the College, High School, Little League, T-ball Leagues across the USA. We plan to aggressively market to both the College and High School Baseball & Softball programs and approach them with a possible "Fund Raising" opportunity in which they can get the At Bat Game sets at a wholesale price and sell them at their games for retail. That is the beauty of the At Bat Game, it can be played against a live game at any level! From the Major Leagues to T-Ball Leagues. If there is a bat and ball involved, we want to be there!

We also plan an aggressive on-line referral program to attract customers through the exposure of our game by others.

The Wholesale market is one that cannot be ignored, but also, cannot be entered into before the company's infrastructure is in place. We plan to be in MLB Baseball Team Shops, Sporting Goods stores within 18 months.

When we have a solid business model established, we will approach the NCAA and discuss licensing rights to put College Logos on our At Bat Product (Game Bags, Card Sets, Tokens). Once we have this area of the market established we will approach the Major League Baseball organization with the goal of licensing the rights to offer MLB Team At Bat Game Sets. We have researched the 30 team colors and can match almost all of them and produce an At Bat Game MLB Team Version.

We have also seen an interest from the Educational field, mostly Mathematics where our TABLE & DICE versions can be used to illustrate Probability and Statistics. Our sales Department will be exploring that sales market in the near future.

The Sports Bar / Restaurant avenues could prove to be a beneficial market segment. It is our goal to approach chains such as Chili's, Applebees, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fox & Hound, etc. . . with the angle that if they had 1 or 2 of our At Bat Games available for their customers to play, the Customers would stay longer and spend more.

One very niche market that we will pursue is that of Fire Stations across the US. There are 48,800 active Fire Stations in the US and we want to have at least one At Bat Game in each station.

We can also see the At Bat Game being popular with Military personnel, both those here in the USA and those deployed.

FULFILLMENT / SHIPPING

Our goal is to deliver At Bat Game Sets to Kickstarter pledges within 90 days of the end of funding. We have established that our order-manufacturing-delivery turn-around is 30-45 days. This is based upon our previous ordering experience with several Manufacturers.

Our preferred shipping method is via trackable/traceable sources such as FedEx and UPS Ground Services. And, we are leveraging our existing relationships and business account backgrounds with these companies to keep our shipping cost to you, our end consumer, as low as possible.

At this time, At Bat Game is ONLY offering shipping within the 50 states in the USA.

THERE IS NO International sales and shipping available.

The REDUCED pricing structure below is based upon the total order shipping weight, and is as follows:The REDUCED pricing structure below is based upon the total order shipping weight, and is as follows:

 At the outset of our business, we will also use our in-house fulfillment set-up. This is comprised of 4 part-time workers to box the game sets and our Operations person to prepare them for delivery and ensure pick-up by FedEx or UPS in a timely fashion.

In the future, as we get larger, our game fulfillment will be handled by a local mentally challenged group that has an established fulfillment business and offers this service at a very attractive per box price. Troy's family has been involved and supportive of this group for over 40 years and is very pleased to support this cause/endeavor.

FAQ's & Contact Info

Why Kickstarter?           We feel it is the best & most efficient way to get our product idea out to people who would be interested in what we have. That being, a way to make baseball more fun!

What is your Main Website Address?         www.AtBatGame.com

How can we reach you with questions?     info@atbatgame.com

Who do you ship product through?            USPS, FedEx & UPS

What Social Media are you on?         

Facebook - AtBatGameFun

Instragram - atbatgame

Twitter - @atbatgame

YouTube - At Bat Game

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Risks and challenges

While no one can predict the future, we at At Bat Game are trying to tighten up all the loose ends that could possibly cause issues after funding is complete. We will try to be as transparent as possible with some of the issues that may arise before, during and after the Kickstarter campaign. Our goal is to keep everyone as up-to-date as possible. To be Up-Front, Honest, Pro-Active in all of our dealings, just as both of us have for all of our lives! Honesty, Integrity & Character. That is what we run our At Bat Game on. Won't you join our Team?

Below are a few of the items that may be out of our control and delay the ordering, fulfillment and delivery or our At Bat Games:

- Unable to get desired quantity or production of items from Suppliers
- Conflicts with weather/seasons/acts of nature
- Delays from Suppliers in Shipping/Transit/Delivery

Our At Bat Team has done extensive research and vetting in order to get a minimum of 2 suppliers that can provide each item required for the 4 At Bat Game Versions. We will never put all of our "Eggs" in one basket when it comes to purchasing product to produce our game.

We have already invested in and received an order for of the two most critical pieces of our game; those being the Custom Game Tokens and Custom 12-Sided Dice. We currently have 10,000 Custom Game Tokens and 1,000 Custom 12-Sided Dice in our inventory, ready for Kickstarter orders!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Will YOU be the first to get our 10 Pack of GREAT looking Custom RED At Bat Game Tokens?

    These tokens are the real deal! They weigh in at a hefty 11g and have our At Bat Game logo on both sides.

    Great conversation starters, fidget pieces, play pieces for the kids. Let’s face it, they’re just cool to have and FUN to play with!

    You might even want to keep one or two in your pocket or purse.You never know?

    Hurry! Get yours now!

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    Did someone say Special Inaugural At Bat Game Tokens?

    Yes we did! And you’ll want to get a set of these right away! After all, they are a Limited Edition Inaugural product.


    Get your Limited Edition Inaugural Token 10 Pack Today! Set yourself apart!

    Who knows how long we’ll have them?

    Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Don't regret not getting your set!

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    The Triple Play - Standard Game Set Edition gives you everything you need to play all 3 versions of the At Bat Game!

    Click on the Main Page "Triple Play" Image to see a larger layout of all that is included in this set!

    The Triple Play - Standard Game Set Edition parts and pieces are delivered to your door in a Custom Delivery/Storage box that you will want to save for generations to come.

    Included in the Standard Triple Play - Game Set box are the following items:

    1 - At Bat Game Storage Box
    1 - Game Bag
    1 - Master 8 Card Set
    1 - Collapsible Game Cup
    60 - Game Tokens
    1 - Instruction Cards for all 3 games (5 Cards)
    1 - Chances of Outcome Cards, for all 3 games
    4 - Brown Token Bags
    1 - Red Card Bag
    1 - Custom 12-Sided Travel Dice
    1 - Double-Sided Field Game Mat
    (TABLE game side 1, DICE game side 2)

    Getting ALL 3 games in 1 Set saves you $35 over purchasing each item individually!

    Kickstarter Special Pricing of only $40 per Set!
    20% Savings off Regular Retail Pricing of $50

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    The Inaugural Home Run - Game Set Special Edition gives you everything you need to play all 3 versions of the At Bat Game, PLUS the LIMITED EDITION Inaugural Game Pieces!

    Click on the Main Page "Home Run" Image to see a larger layout of all that is included in this Inaugural set!

    The Inaugural Home Run - Game Set Special Edition parts and pieces are delivered to your door in a Custom Delivery/Storage box that you will want to save for generations to come.

    Included in the Inaugural Home Run - Game Set Special Edition box are the following items:
    (Inaugural items are in RED below & Star under image)

    1 - Inaugural At Bat Game Storage Box
    1 - Inaugural Game Bag
    1 - Inaugural Master 8 Card Set
    1 - Collapsible Game Cup
    80 - Inaugural Game Tokens (20 Extra!)
    1 - Instruction Cards for all 3 games (5 Cards)
    1 - Chances of Outcome Cards, for all 3 games
    4 - Brown Token Bags
    1 - Red Card Bag
    1 - Inaugural Custom 52- Card Table Deck
    1 - Custom 12-Sided Travel Dice
    1 - Double-Sided Field Game Mat
    (TABLE game side 1, DICE game side 2)

    Kickstarter Special Pricing of only $60 per Set!
    20% Savings off Regular Retail pricing of $75

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    With the Inaugural Grand Slam - Game Set Edition you truly get a VIP Upgraded LIFETIME Experience!

    Only 2015 of these Inaugural Grand Slam
    - Game Set VIP Limited Editions Sets are available!
    Don’t miss out on getting yours!

    Click on the Main Page "Grand Slam" Image to see a larger layout of all that is included in this Inaugural Limited Edition set! And to see a good description of the "Lifetime Membership" Benefits and Details.

    As a GRAND SLAM Edition Member, You receive the following LIMITED EDITION Inaugural products and GRAND SLAM LIFETIME Benefits:
    1 - Inaugural At Bat Game Storage Box
    1 - GRAND SLAM - Inaugural Member Card
    1 - Inaugural Game Bag
    1 - Inaugural Master 8 Card Set
    1 - Collapsible Game Cup
    80 - Inaugural Game Tokens (20 Extra!)
    1 - Instruction Cards for all 3 games (5 Cards)
    1 - Chances of Outcome Cards, for all 3 games
    4 - Brown Token Bags
    1 - Red Card Bag
    1 - Inaugural Custom 52- Card Table Deck
    1 - Custom 12-Sided Travel Dice
    1 - Inaugural Double-Sided Field Game Mat
    (TABLE game side 1, DICE game side 2)
    1 - EXCLUSIVE - Members Only - Inaugural Game Piece

    • ADVANCED NOTICE on Future At Bat Game regular edition offerings, before the General Public (Includes Future Games, Tokens, Dice, Game Pads, Card Sets/Decks, etc. . .) * See bottom of page or go to www.atbatgame.com/Kickstarter for more detailed description / information on “Lifetime” benefits and offers.

    • FREE Trial-Versions of Future At Bat Games. Try them out, let us know what you think, what you liked, what you didn’t like, what we should change.

    • SPECIAL INVITATIONS for you and a guest to any local Home Run and/or Grand Slam level At Bat Game events in your area. These include Ballpark group tickets, Tail-Gaters, Suite invitations, Sports Bar / Restaurant gatherings, Spring Training events.

    Kickstarter Special Pricing, only $200 per Set!
    20% off Regular Retail Pricing!
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    With the Hall of Fame - Inaugural Black - Limited Edition Game Set you truly get an Upgraded LIFETIME Experience!

    Kickstarter Hall of Fame - Inaugural Black - Limited Edition Game Set are available for Early Bird Pledgers.

    A total quantity of only 2015 of these BLACK Edition Game Sets will ever be made. So act fast to reserve yours!

    Click on the Main Page "Hall of Fame" Image to see a larger layout of all that is included in this Inaugural Black - Limited Edition Game Set! And to see a good description of the "Lifetime Membership" Benefits and Details.

    You receive EVERYTHING the Grand Slam Edition purchaser gets, PLUS the following "BLACK EDITION" LIFETIME Benefits:

    • 100 Custom BLACK EDITION Game Tokens

    • A Signed and Numbered At Bat Game - Hall of Fame Certificate showing you are an Inaugural Black - Hall of Fame Member for Life! Signed by the Co-Founders of At Bat Game.

    • Inaugural BLACK Hall of Fame Member Card with your Personal Hall of Fame Member number on it.

    • 2 Members Only - Limited Edition Game Pieces; 1 Double Diamond Game, 1 Game Piece!

    • FREE At Bat Game regular edition offerings, before the General Public (Includes Future Games, Tokens, Dice, Game Pads, Card Sets / Decks, etc. . .) * See bottom of page for description / information on “Lifetime” benefits and offers.

    • FREE Trial-Versions of Future At Bat Games. We would like to hear your opinion on future products we want to bring out, before we bring it to the general public.

    • INVITATIONS to any local Home Run, Grand Slam and/or Hall of Fame level At Bat Game events in your area.

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