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Thanks to social science, we have reinvented the conversation starter, and put in on regular playing cards to connect people once more.
Thanks to social science, we have reinvented the conversation starter, and put in on regular playing cards to connect people once more.
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We made it! Thanks to the support from all of you, the goal has been reached. Yet, there is still time for others to order their first deck or to upgrade your reward tier. So, things will still be rolling until Tuesday 15th of May at 18:00.

STORY

Would you like to double your chance of making your next date a success? How about just making playing cards even more enjoyable? Then ConvoCards may be something for you!

ConvoCards are playing cards. On each card there is a conversation-starting question.

THEMED QUESTIONS

By using social science, we have developed our own conversation starters. These have been made with the intention of building an emotional connection with people through conversation. Particularly for those who are dating, among friends, long-standing partners, and those who wish to practice their conversation skills.

  Each of the four suits has it's own theme.

 • Why Do You Ask (Diamond)

On the diamond suit, we have placed questions leaning towards the controversial. They are, however, left open enough that it will be up to the conversationalists to decide how deep they further the conversation into the controversial topic.

• Weird or What (Clover)

On clover you will find questions that are weird for the sake of weird. These questions are made with hopes of causing some smiles, laughs and twisted facial expressions.

• Naughty or Nice (Hearts)

This suit has questions romantically tuned, but can leave you embarrassed. Also, if you are on a date, you cannot sit and talk together for four hours without any physical contact and expect to build a romantic connection with the person. Therefore, we have thrown in a couple of questions that pushes for eye and physical contact.

• Business You (Spades)

The spades suit holds a mix of fun and personality-revealing questions. These questions reside within the topic of your job and career. Seeing as how our jobs are such a big part of our lives, this became a natural choice for a topic.

BASED ON SOCIAL SCIENCE

Science can tell you much on how to hold a great conversation, how to formulate questions, and what you should talk about. The results have in some cases shown to double your chance of getting the second date. The questions on the cards have been developed based on this science.

GIRLS: There is little that is more effective to get a guy to fall in love with you than by showing a playful side. Invite him to play and converse with you on the first date in an original way. You also might just get to know him in record time. Find out if there is a connection and a future between you.

GUYS: Stand out from the crowd and bring a deck of playing cards on your first date. Be original! Show her that you want to play with her, have great conversations with her, and show her that you want to get to know her.

TESTS AND RESULTS

The questions on the cards have gone through several rounds of testing to make sure only great ones get to be on our cards.

The design on the cards has also been tested. When the deck was introduced as a normal deck of playing cards, people didn't even notice the questions on the cards. Once made aware, it was still easy to disregard the questions, and just use the deck as regular playing cards.

The reaction from people has been a great motivational boost all throughout the project!

You may use the cards as regular playing cards. You may use the cards just for the questions. And, perhaps most fun of all, include the questions in your favorite card game. You can find suggested game rules on our website.

REWARDS

The deck we named 'The Original'. Just like your typical deck, comprises of 54 playing cards. The cards come packaged in a quality cardboard tuckbox. They are fine-printed on 270gsm, and bridge-sized. So they fit snuggly into your pocket or tucked away in your purse.

The Original
The Original

We have also made something extra just for our KickStarter-supporters. The Original Hinged Tin Box.

The Original Hinged Tin Box
The Original Hinged Tin Box

The sturdy box can hold any card deck of bridge, poker or US game size. The ideal safe place for your cards.

SUPPORTING TEAM

What turned me into a we? Everyone who has helped me throughout the project. But four friends have shown to be truly helpful! You may have thought they were actors, but no they are not. They just get really carried away while playing with the cards. These four are my dear friends; Kristine, Eyvind, Julie and Simen, with Kristiansand (Norway) in the background, our home town.

The Support Gang
The Support Gang

Risks and challenges

The product is ready. Your support helps us get production started. This means there are no forseeable risks other than your standard manufacturing delay.

The deck has also undergone an international test-shipment, with success. So we are confident that your shipment will arrive on your door, safe, sound and free of charge.

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    Pay It Forward

    Give a deck to a stranger. A deck will be handed out by us to someone unsuspecting on the street, as a gift from you. The regions for recipients are in the Netherlands and Norway.

    After the campaign, you will get an E-mail from us. In your reply, you may specify that you wish a video recording of the person receiving your gift, and thanks you. The video will be published on www.convocards.com

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    Pledge €9 or more About US$ 10

    KickStarter Early Bird

    The ideal deck of playing cards for both card games and conversation. The conversation starters are based on social science proven to induce a feeling of connection, and even increase your chance of a second date.

    Be one of the first to get a deck of ConvoCards!

    Retail price: €9,95

    You save almost 10%

    FREE SHIPPING worldwide.

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    Pledge €17 or more About US$ 19

    KickStarter Early Eagle

    Discover that conversation starters actually can work. With a broad range of possibilities, but only 54 available slots for questions, we have sifted to stand with only excellent questions. Once you get to experience for yourself the joy of ConvoCards, you may want to share it.

    Get yourself two decks right away.

    You save almost 15%

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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 28

    2 Here, 2 There

    Are you as eager as us to get people to be a little less engaged with their phones and computers, and more engaged in fulfilling conversation?

    Your generosity will not go unnoticed. After your pledge, specify that you would like a recorded thank you. The unsuspecting strangers receiving your gift will leave a recorded thank you. After the campaign, you will find the recording on www.convocards.com.

    You still get yourself two decks of The Original with free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 39

    Friend Of ConvoCards

    Are you interested in the science of conversation? Just as physics help us explain the workings of the cosmos, social science help us grasp what make up a memorable, meaningful and fulfilling conversation.

    We send you a PDF of the science behind the questions. The document includes many recommended tips and tricks to quickly turn you into a proficient conversationalist.

    As a friend of ConvoCards, you get two decks of The Original. You certainly get to experience the joy of giving. Don't forget to specify that you'd like to have a recorded thanks!

    We also place your name on our list of true friends of ConvoCards on our website.

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    • Friend of ConvoCards Recognition
    • Tips and Tricks to Become a Proficient Conversationalist (PDF)
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    Pledge €39 or more About US$ 44

    Cards in a Can

    It is my hope that you will enjoy these cards for a long time. By storing your cards in the custom-designed hinged tin box you are first of all getting the most stylish way of preserving your new favourite deck of cards. Secondly, you are getting something that will only be available through KickStarter. The box can hold any card deck of bridge, poker and US game size.

    You get your decks and boxes shipped to you with FREE shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge €50 or more About US$ 56

    Best Friend of ConvoCards

    We love games, conversation, and we certainly enjoy the combination. Our vision is to have more of it in our daily lives. As a best friend of ConvoCards, you clearly share our vision! So we have made something special for you.

    Available only through KickStarter is the custom-designed hinged tin box. Preserve any bridge, poker or US game sized deck.

    We would also love to give you a special staus on our website. Let us preserve our appreciation for your contribution on our site with your name, a short description and a photo of you (Optional).

    Includes:
    • Deck of The Original
    • Pay It Forward
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    True Conversationalist

    Our questions are based on science proven to induce a feeling of emotional connection. And if you're on a first date; increase your chance of a second. We want you to get that feeling of connection, we want you to get that second date, and we want you to get it in a fun and enjoyable way.

    But first, I would like to show my sincere appreciation for your support, and give you the opportunity for a face-to-face video chat where I can personally thank you. Feel free to also ask whatever questions you may have towards the product, campaign or myself. The chat may be held over Skype, Facebook or WhatsApp.

    Includes:
    • Deck of The Original
    • Pay It Forward
    • Tips and Tricks to Become a Proficient Conversationalist (PDF)
    • Best Friend of ConvoCards Recognition
    • Custom Hinged Tin Box (KickStarter Unique)
    • Video Chat with the Creator
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