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A 35 ball Pyramid Puzzle with 7 unique shapes of 5 balls each with a PDF booklet of 36 silhouette challenges similar to Tangrams. Read more

Flagstaff, AZ Puzzles
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A 35 ball Pyramid Puzzle with 7 unique shapes of 5 balls each with a PDF booklet of 36 silhouette challenges similar to Tangrams.

Flagstaff, AZ Puzzles
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There are NO SPOILERS in the Video Above!

(And not much inane voice-over either.)

‘Reilly’s Cannonball’ is my second Kickstarter Project. My first, ‘Reilly’s Cube’ was funded and the rewards distributed.

For those not familiar with my first project, I am a professional game and puzzle inventor, and always wanted to present my creations as limited edition art works. I started out decades ago making things in wood for my daughter, so this puzzle is named ‘Reilly’s Cannonball’ in her honor. No, really, her last name is Reilly too.

This project will offer a laser engraved Kickstarter limited edition of ‘Reilly’s Cannonball’ – a 35 ball pyramid puzzle comprised of 7 unique shapes of 5 balls each – in two price tiers. Each comes with a PDF Silhouette Puzzle Booklet.

First Tier is a laser engraved, Kickstarter commemorative puzzle. The Second Tier is a laser engraved, Kickstarter commemorative puzzle SIGNED by me.

And, of course, there is a bunch of the ‘much, much, more’ reward stuff too.

‘Reilly’s Cannonball’ will be produced in sustainable Raintree wood by Dave Janelle of Creative Crafthouse. This is the same company that produced ‘Reilly’s Cube.’ Each Cannonball Puzzle comes assembled and shrink wrapped. Image below is without the wrap.

This is a very challenging puzzle! There will be a solution video posted and everyone who pledges will receive the link upon request.

This solution video uses the 7 color-coded pieces shown below which are also used in the PDF Puzzle Booklet of 36 Silhouette Shapes that accompanies each Cannonball puzzle.

This PDF Puzzle Booklet of 36 Silhouette Shapes challenges you to match each of them by assembling the 7 wood pieces FLAT, similar to a Tangram puzzle.

The silhouette shown below is called ‘The Mouse.’

At the end of the PDF document are the solutions for the silhouettes. For instance, below is the solution for ‘The Mouse’ silhouette shown assembled as 7 color-coded pieces.

Shown below for comparison (but NOT Shown in the PDF) is ‘The Mouse’ silhouette assembled FLAT with the seven wood pieces. Again, only the All Black Silhouettes and the color-coded Solution Images are shown in the PDF.

ABOUT MY PLEDGE REWARDS

For Pledge Rewards I chose items that are related to my personal history of game and puzzle creation.

Every Pledge Level gets access to updates and I’ll email you when I launch my next Kickstarter Project.

For a One Dollar Pledge you get access to updates and I’ll email you when I launch my next Kickstarter Project. Plus a heap of appreciation from me for your kind vote of support and encouragement.

For a Five Dollar Pledge you receive a PDF copy of my ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles for printing. The object is to fill the maze with sets of numbers from a clock. This PDF contains 20 pages with 59 Hour Maze puzzles, some in color, and the rules. Also available as an App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. 

With a Ten Dollar Pledge you receive a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles AND a PDF copy of my new, unpublished Rhyming Crossword Puzzles. Answers rhyme with the target word. For instance: If the Target is ‘ide’ - as in ‘Bride.’ Hints: “Cooked Eggs” Solution = 5 letters, ( _ _ _ _ _ ). “Flying Squirrels” Solution = 5 letters ( _ _ _ _ _ ). (Answers at the end of this Column.)

For a Thirty-Five Dollar Pledge, you receive a SIGNED copy of ‘Match-5’ NEW in the box along with a PDF of 59 Hour Maze puzzles and a PDF copy of the Rhyming Crossword Puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

‘Match-5’ is a version of ‘AHA’ – the first game I ever created and the first game I ever sold. It received Parents Magazine and Games Magazine’s awards. This is a game of strategy and pattern recognition. Remove one of the balls from the center five, place it at either end of the board, push a ball in, create and match a pattern on a card for points. It can be played by two or more and even solitaire.

Currently, in the North American market, AHA is produced and distributed by Mag-Nif as ‘Match-5’ and is made in the USA. In Europe it is produced and distributed by ZOCH of Germany as 'AYA'

And Now We Enter the Land of… "But Wait! There’s More!"

A Fifty Dollar Pledge receives one laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle along with a PDF Booklet of 36 Silhouette Shapes. These are a series of puzzles to build FLAT (similar to Tangrams) using the 7 shapes from the Cannonball puzzle. PDF includes solutions. Also, you receive PDF of  Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

Seventy-Five Dollar Pledge receives one SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle with a PDF of Cannonball Silhouette Puzzles. Along with a PDF of  Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

An Eighty-Five Dollar Pledge receives one laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle along with a PDF of Cannonball Silhouette Puzzles; a SIGNED, new in the box, ‘Match-5’ game. Along with a PDF of  Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

A One Hundred and Ten Dollar Pledge receives one SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Puzzles; a SIGNED, new in the box, Match-5 game. Along with a PDF of those Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

The One Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollar Pledge receives One SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle AND One Unsigned, laser engraved Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle, with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles; and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $15.00)

The One Hundred and Sixty Dollar Pledge receives One SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle AND One Unsigned, laser engraved Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle, with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes; and a SIGNED, new in the box, ‘Match-5’ game. Along with a PDF of Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $15.00)

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Please be patient with me during this entire process as I am not too digitally adroit.

Thanks for you time and consideration, I really do appreciate it!

Kia Ora,

Mike Reilly

Please remember that shipping has EXTRA Charges for International Orders.

Solutions to Rhyming Crossword Sample: ‘Fried’ and ‘Glide’

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  • You selected
    $1 reward

    0 backers

    You get access to updates and I’ll email you when I launch my next Kickstarter Project. Plus a heap of appreciation from me for your kind vote of support and encouragement.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    1 backer

    Receive a PDF copy of my ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles for printing. There are 59 puzzles in this 20 page PDF, most in color, along with the rules.

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    $10 reward

    0 backers

    Receive a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles and a PDF of my new, unpublished, RHYMING CROSSWORD Puzzles. Answers rhyme with the target word. For instance: Target is ‘ide’ - as in ‘Bride.’ Hints: “Cooked Eggs” Solution = 5 letters, ( _ _ _ _ _ ). “Flying Squirrels” Solution = 5 letters ( _ _ _ _ _ ). (Answers at the end of this Pledge Rewards list.)

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    $35 reward

    0 backers

    Receive a SIGNED, new in the box, Match-5 game. This is a version of my original AHA game currently made in the U.S.A. by Mag-Nif. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles.
    (International Orders Add $10.00)

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    $50 reward

    2 backers

    Receive one laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle along with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes. These are a series of puzzles to build FLAT (similar to Tangrams) using the 7 shapes from the Cannonball puzzle. PDF includes solutions. (See images in text column below video!) Also, a PDF of Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles.
    (International Orders Add $10.00)

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  • You selected
    $75 reward

    0 backers

    Receive One SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle, with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles; and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

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  • You selected
    $85 reward

    0 backers

    Receive one laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes; a SIGNED, new in the box, ‘Match-5’ game. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles.
    (International Orders Add $10.00)

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  • You selected
    $110 reward

    0 backers

    Receive one SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes; a SIGNED, new in the box, Match-5 game. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $10.00)

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  • You selected
    $125 reward

    0 backers

    Receive One SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle AND One Unsigned, laser engraved Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle, with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles; and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $15.00)

    Estimated delivery:
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    $160 reward

    0 backers

    Receive One SIGNED laser engraved, limited edition, Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle AND One Unsigned, laser engraved Kickstarter commemorative ‘Cannonball’ puzzle, with a PDF of 36 Silhouette Shapes; and a SIGNED, new in the box, ‘Match-5’ game. Along with a PDF of my Rhyming Crossword Puzzles; and a PDF copy of 59 ‘Hour Maze’ puzzles. (International Orders Add $15.00)
    Solutions to Rhyming Crossword Sample:
    ‘Fried’ and ‘Glide’

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