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About

Nucleus is a Texas Hold’em poker video game that hosts up to 10 players at a time. Each of your guests connects wirelessly to your television using their phones or tablets. Up to 10 players at a time--a full tournament poker table in your living room and you are the host.

Here's how you play:

First, install our Texas Hold'em game software (backer rewards) on a tablet, PC, Mac, Fire TV stick, or android Smart-TV

Then, each player downloads the free Nucleus player console app from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store, connects to the Nucleus game and your playing poker!

To look at your cards, just press your player screen and your cards curl up to show you what you have.

When it’s your turn to bet, you tap your poker chips and they fly out onto the table.

Nucleus can also be played on a table-top:

Both of these game play options allow you to host up to 10 wirelessly-connected poker players. Each player uses the Nucleus console app to join the game from their phone or tablet.

Are you looking for a fun game to liven up your next house party? Want something to entertain all those guests at the next BBQ? Look no further! Nucleus is a fun, fast-paced way to experience the game of poker and sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next social event! The game is easy to use and it only takes about 10 minutes to set up on your home television.

 The Nucleus game does the rest!

Nucleus includes the most popular poker games—in fact, backer reward packages feature many different varieties of Texas Hold’em. Starting a new game is simple and easy with one-touch start-up of the default No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament.

Whether you choose the downloadable TV edition software or a limited edition Mahogany table-top, the game experience is the same. You can host up to ten people playing world championship-style digital Texas Hold’em poker.

For those who are a bit more adventurous, we’re offering a do-it-yourself kit—only offered on Kickstarter—with instructions and software allowing you to assemble your own Mahogany Edition Nucleus table-top at a lower cost.

As you play poker with your friends on Nucleus your victories, knock-outs, and winnings increase your standing on the local, regional, national, and worldwide Nucleus Texas Hold'em leaderboards. Posting high scores to the leaderboard requires membership to the championship club, which is $9.95/month. But as a Kickstarter backer, you’ll never pay a monthly fee—ever. All of our Texas Hold’em poker game rewards included lifetime membership to the Nucleus Texas Hold’em Championship Club.

Kickstarter backers will receive vouchers for free lifetime membership giving them access to unlimited digital Texas Hold’em tournaments and unlimited upload of all game scores to the leaderboard (a $9.95/month value).

The game package includes no-limit, fixed limit, spread limit, and pot limit Texas Hold’em. Players can customize everything about the game including tournament level times, blind and ante structures, and the period of time given to a player to act on his or her hand (you can even configure the game to allow "Unlimited" time for poker decisions).

How Does it All Work?

1.We send you a digital copy of the poker game, including the Nucleus main console software and the Texas Hold’em add-on packages

2.As a special “thank you” to our Kickstarter backers we’ll send you a voucher code providing unlimited lifetime access to the Nucleus Texas Hold’em championship club where you can post your world championship ranking results without ever paying a monthly fee ($9.95/month value)

3.You install the software and enter the voucher code (see below for device compatibility)

4.That’s it! The entire installation process typically takes about 10 minutes once you receive the game software package

NOTE: The previous section refers to digital delivery; one of the reward options is the TV EDITION AUTOGRAPHED BOXED SET, which includes software installation disks, a voucher card, and printed instructional literature. The MAHOGANY EDITION table-top reward requires no installation since the software is pre-installed prior to shipment.

I Know Someone Who Likes to Play Poker. Can I Give Nucleus TV Edition as a Gift?

Yes! We suggest the TV EDITION AUTOGRAPHED BOXED SET reward as it makes a handsome gift, but even the digital versions of the rewards can be transferred or gifted. Your reward package will include step-by-step instructions for easy setup and game play. Nucleus is fun for both beginner and advanced poker enthusiasts alike making it the perfect gift.

Device Compatibility

What's Left to Finish Before Rewards Ship?

The Nucleus Texas Hold'em game itself is ready for action. But before we can distribute rewards we need to finalize software licensing and online distribution, set up web hosting for the Nucleus Championship club, and complete beta testing with those of you who have signed up for beta testing rewards. The player console app has already been published to the Android Google Play store and the Amazon Appstore. We’re in the process of submitting the player console app to the Apple iTunes store.

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Risks and challenges

The remaining work is very low risk, but there are always overall project risks. We have a very small team and the main risk is that one of us becomes somehow incapacitated. If that happens it would likely incur a delay and we’ll recover as quickly as possible. However, the team is quite healthy and we fully expect to be able to deliver all rewards on schedule.

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL DELIVERY KIT EARLY BIRD: 2-Player Heads-up PKG

    You will receive one complete game system allowing you to host heads-up Texas Hold'em (up to 2 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + No Limit Texas Hold'em.

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL KIT--BETA TESTERS

    70% below planned future retail -- You will receive one complete game system allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL DELIVERY KIT--10-Player ULTRA EARLY BIRD

    55% below planned future retail -- You will receive one complete game system allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL DELIVERY KIT--10-Player EARLY BIRD

    50% below planned future retail -- You will receive one complete game system allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL DELIVERY KIT --10-Player BACKER'S SPECIAL

    45% below planned future retail -- You will receive one complete game system allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

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    TV EDITION AUTOGRAPHED BOXED SET (10-Player)

    35% below planned future retail -- You will receive one complete signed boxed set allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any home television, tablet, or computer. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club. (Free Worldwide Shipping)

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    TV EDITION DIGITAL DELIVERY KIT--3 PACK (10-Players per PKG)

    65% below retail BEST VALUE -- You will receive three complete game systems allowing you to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on any three home televisions, tablets, or computers. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

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    MAHOGANY EDITION--DO-IT-YOURSELF KIT

    90% below planned future retail - For those handy with woodcraft you will receive step-by-step instructions, blueprints, and software so that you can assemble your own Nucleus Mahogany Edition table-top unit (you provide wood/electronics).

    After assembly you will be able to host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players) on your Mahogany Edition Nucleus. Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to championship club.

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    MAHOGANY EDITION (10-Player)

    20% Below Planned Future Retail -- You will receive a hand-crafted Mahogany Edition Table-Top Nucleus.

    Your Nucleus Mahogany Edition will host Texas Hold'em (up to 10 players). Includes Nucleus game software + main screen console app + Pot Limit + No Limit + Spread Limit + Fixed Limit + membership voucher for permanent access to the championship club.

    Includes shipping within the United States at no additional charge. For international shipping please include an additional $100.

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Funding period

- (35 days)