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Dave ThomasBy Dave Thomas
First created
Dave ThomasBy Dave Thomas
First created
$577
pledged of $1,575pledged of $1,575 goal
22
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 12 2013 5:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hello, my name is Dave Thomas and I created this game a little while back.  I always thought that in the board game society World War One is greatly underrepresented.  I also wanted to replicate the thrill of aerial combat during the First World War.  My goal is to create 200 units of ACE and sell through game stores and a website that will be created.  What I really want is the game to exist and to get a platform to create more games in the future (I have five other completed games).  Since this is crowd funded I will have no problem lowering price just to get the exposure.  ACE is one of my favorites and is also the cheapest to mass produce.  It has been copyrighted and game tested and has had many positive remarks.  Games are fast paced and generally last between ten and fifteen minutes.  Can be played alone or with friends.  For Ages 8-118

Here is a rundown of expected costs

$241.82-tubes w/caps (plastic dice cups would be $1,100+ shipping)

$248.00-custom notepads (for recording score)

$48.50-front and back stickers for dice cups

$40.00-rulecard

$40.00-Medals card ($ more if color, if $3000 is raised I might be able to get these in color)

$150.00-Dice

36.99-permanent website

$40.00-plastic bags (for dice)

$24.25-logo stickers

$405.44-estimated shipping costs

total estimated costs

1275.00

$300.00-unexpected costs/taxes/kickstarter fee/barcode

total $1575.00

Once funding is acquired I will purchase the bulk items, then assemble the games and send them out.  With exact funding that would be 63 units given back as gifts and the remaining to find their way into game stores across the nation. Because the project is crowd funded I will have no problem with lowering the price just to get units on the shelves.   With the centennial of the start of the First World War coming up, I think this is an innovative way to honor the sacrifice of all involved during the conflict, specifically the flying aces of the air war.

Risks and challenges

The prototypes are completed and game tested. Once funding is in place it is as simple as ordering the necessary parts (in bulk) and assembling the product, then shipping it.

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    One pack of ACE trading cards, which focus on WW1 flying aces. FREE SHIPPING!

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    One unit of the game, which includes 4"x3" cardboard dice cup and lid (plastic would double production cost), unless $3000.00 or higher is raised in which case you will receive a plastic dice cup. One set of ACE dice which includes fifteen dice in five varieties of aircraft. Scorecard notepad (25 two sided sheets), medals sheet and rulecard. Game is signed by creator. FREE SHIPPING!!!

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    1. The entire set of 48 ACE trading cards.
    2. One unit of the game, which includes 4"x3" cardboard dice cup and lid (plastic would double production cost), unless $3000.00 or higher is raised in which case you will receive a plastic dice cup. One set of ACE dice which includes fifteen dice in five varieties of aircraft. Scorecard notepad (25 two sided sheets), medals sheet and rulecard. Game is signed by creator. FREE SHIPPING!!!

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