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About this project

  • Stunning illustrations using full 3D Computer Graphics

The striking graphics are created by Aiichi Kato, who has produced realistic illustrations as an exclusive illustrator for Science MagazineNewtonfor almost a decade.

All illustrations of dinosaurs are produced one by one using full 3D computer graphic models. Only a single perfect shot has been selected out of a full 360° view of the 3D model.

  • Simple, yet challenging rules

Although the rules are simple enough for kids to understand, they are just as engaging for adults, demanding strategies and tricks similar to playing poker.

  • Quality content backed up by passionate production team

A dream team consisting of illustrator Aiichi Kato (former illustrator of NEWTON), editor Ken Tsuchiya (president of Office GeoPalaeont), and game producer Kazuki Yokoyama (director of My Earth Project) ensures quality content with real educational value.  

The project was also developed under the Paleontological Society's supervision with an emphasis on scientific accuracy, and reflects the latest research and studies.

Have you decided on your Christmas presents yet? What? 

You think it’s too early? Do yourself a favor and plan ahead. Don’t rush to your local toy store in December.

 The PALEON Christmas plan

• Your PALEON card deck will come in wrapping paper, ready for Christmas!

• We will ship out Holiday plan PALEON sets earlier than the standard orders, and your sets will come in time for December 25th.

• (The contents of these sets are the same as the standard sets.)

• (They will not be delivered exactly on Christmas day (December 25th). Depending on where you live, it may be delivered before the 25th.

This holiday season, give your kids, nieces, nephews and friends PALEON, the fun and educational tabletop game about dinosaurs and paleontology.

 * will be eligible for this new perk: (*All backers that have contributed over $16 will be eligible for this stretch goal perk. Please keep in mind that those who selected the $1~$5 plan will not be eligible.)

*Schedule 

 After the funding period in September, translations will be completed in October, and printing in November. We will begin shipping in December. Items are expected to be delivered by end of January.

                                               
                                        

Players compete against each other by collecting creatures with from 40 unique dinosaur cards. Each game requires 2-4 players and lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Suitable for ages 7+, PALEON is a simple game that can be enjoyed by adults as well as children. Those who play card games may find it comparable to Black Jack or Poker.

When our project began to take off in Japan, we were approached by a major American toy company to produce an English version for overseas distribution. 

However, the deal fell through due to certain conditions and scheduling issues we faced at the time. 

Moreover, we realized it's not easy to share our ideas and products with the overseas market via conventional business means. 
Kickstarter offered a solution by allowing us to reach out and deliver directly to our supporters, and this closer communication with trend-conscious fans was exactly what we were looking for.
Our goal for this project is to raise $35,000. We see this project as only the first step, and hope to bring you more games such as My Earth and Mystiqua in the future.

If the PALEON project proves successful, it will open up the possibility for us to produce English versions of our other wonderful games such as My Earth and Mystiqua to share with you all.  

Moreover, your support is not only an encouragement for us, but for the undiscovered Japanese game scene. By setting a successful example, we hope to inspire more interesting Japanese games to launch on Kickstarter.
It is our goal to not only produce an English version of PALEON, but also to establish a track for future Japanese games and their overseas expansion through this project. We are aiming for absolute success. We truly appreciate your kind support.

Please also note the exclusive rewards, listed below. The special game board and art books are available only through Kickstarter and general distribution is not planned yet. The cards produced as a stretch goal are also planned to be a limited distribution to backers of Kickstarter. 

Don't miss this chance! 

Planning/production: Kazuki Yokoyama, director of My Earth Projects LLC

Directed by: Ken Tsuchiya

Computer graphic illustration: Aiichi Kato

Promotion: Taichi Konno, AWESOME JAPAN CEO

and you!

Thank you for your support!

About Us

My Earth Projects LLC. is a Japanese company that creates board games. Our dream is to have people around the world enjoy PALEON and our other games, while developing an understanding of environmental issues and prehistoric creatures.  

For the past six years, we have been producing board games on real world topics, designed to arouse intellectual curiosity. In the future, we aim to expand to various fields, including global themes like environmental issues, programming, finance, language, history, geography and science. 

We are also planning to work on mobile apps and video game versions of our games.






Risks and challenges

・Delay in production
There is a sufficient number of team members for producing English texts of the card. However, there may be a delay in the general production process including translation and designing illustration, and supervising of these.

・Delay in shipping
After completion of the project, there may be unexpected delays in shipping caused by the transporters, but we will try to handle each case as soon as possible.

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    Thank you note from the CEO.

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    Digital art book(epub or pdf file (TBC)) - Featuring beautiful CG graphics of all 40 types of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures alongside commentary based on latest theories

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    【EARLY BIRD!!】 PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $5 included!

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    PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $5 included!

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    The PALEON Christmas plan
    • Your PALEON card deck will come in wrapping paper, ready for Christmas!
    • We will ship out Holiday plan PALEON sets earlier than the standard orders, and your sets will come in time for December 25th.
    • (The contents of these sets are the same as the standard sets.)
    • (They will not be delivered exactly on Christmas day (December 25th). Depending on where you live, it may be delivered before the 25th.
    This holiday season, give your kids, nieces, nephews and friends PALEON, the fun and educational tabletop game about dinosaurs and paleontology.

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    【EARLY BIRD!!】PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon) *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $5 included!

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    PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon) *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $5 included!

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    【EARLY BIRD!!】PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon)+ game dice x 1 *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $ 5included!

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    PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon)+ game dice x 1
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    【EARLY BIRD!!】PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + game dice x 1 + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon) + Kickstarter Limited edition game board x 1 (*made of cloth and rubber) *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $8 included!

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    PALEON x 1 set + Digital art book + game dice x 1 + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon) + Kickstarter Limited edition game board x 1 (*made of cloth and rubber)
    *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee $8 included!

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    (suitable for schools, children`s facilities, gifts or donations to foster homes or children in need ): PALEON x 10 set *international shipping fee $50 included!

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    PALEON x 10 set + Digital art book + game dice x 1 + Kickstarter Limited edition hologram card x 3(T-REX,Anomalocaris,Smilodon) + Kickstarter Limited edition game board x 1 (*made of cloth and rubber) + your name listed on “Special thanks!!” column on the back of the package.
    *(4 time-machine cards,40 prehistoric creature cards,1paper game board and play guide.PALEON is type of "stand alone" game so you need to buy this deck only!) *international shipping fee included!

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Funding period

- (30 days)