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Beware of the pesky Pirate trying to claim the jewels for himself and that silly Fisherman fishing to catch those colorful Mer-Maids!
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"Mer-Maid" is a captivating, new version of the long loved card game Old Maid with clever under the sea twists. Created with our 6 little Mer-Maids and 1 pesky pirate in mind we 2 moms, founders of PlaytoGive.org, have created our first game we knew our little sea creatures would love. We have preserved the classic matching feature of Old Maid but have added our own splash to it.  

PLAYING THE GAME

  • All cards are placed face down in a pile
  • Starting with the youngest player, each player draws one card at a time hoping to match a Mer-Maid with her lost treasure
  • As Mer-Maids and treasure chests cards are collected, cards are placed face up in front of the player which provides quick recognition of colors
  • When a color match is found, set the cards aside 
  • If the pirate card is drawn the player must take all the jewel cards they have not found a Mer-Maid for and place them back in the pile along with the pirate
  • If the fisherman card is drawn all the Mer-Maids who haven't found their lost treasure are thrown back into the pile with the Fisherman
  • The first player to get 5 matches wins the game

 Appropriate for kids ages 4 and up. 

FEATURES

  • Deck contains 52 cards total
  • 25 cards of different colored Mer-Maids
  • 25 cards of treasure chests full of jewels that match the Mer-Maids
  • 1 Pirate card
  • 1 Fisherman card

Tattoos

 Mer-Maid Tail Blanket

Risks and challenges

Well, we do live on an island in the middle of the ocean and if it just so happens that a hurricane hits us and wipes out the island, that may complicate things.

However, we have a fantastic manufacturer that we are excited to be working with and we are very confident in their work, therefore we do not see any complications with the manufacturing process. A down side of living on this amazing island is that at times things can take longer than anticipated due to the limited control we have with shipping companies. In our opinion our biggest potential obstacle we foresee is being able to ship our products to you on time, but it is our goal to make sure this doesn't become a problem.

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    PRINTABLE PDF OF GAME: Pay $1.00 and get the Mer-Maid card game as a printable PDF document. Just print, cut out and enjoy the game!

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    FREEBIE: We think playing games with our little ones is not only fun but a great way to strengthen family relationships. If you cannot financially contribute to the campaign for any reason, no worries. At PlaytoGive we are all about children expanding their imagination. Share our Kickstarter project on your social media page, and we will send you the Mer-Maid card game as a FREE printable PDF document! (email us: freebie@playtogive.org)

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    TATTOO: Take the glittery Mer-Maid or pesky Pirate with you wherever you go on your next adventure! Our temporary tattoos last 2-3 days, are safe on the skin, and can be easily removed with baby oil.

    You will also receive the printable PDF document of the game.

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    COLORING PAGES: A big mahalo to you! If you pledge $12 you will receive the printable PDF version of our game for your little sea creatures, BOTH tattoos (the glittery Mer-Maid AND the pesky Pirate) and 5 printable coloring pages of all the characters in the game.

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    MINI SIZED CARDSTOCK DECK: Perfect for little hands! If you pledge $15 you will receive one set of the mini sized Mer-Maid card game. The deck is 1.75" x 2.5" (44.45mm x 63.5mm) made of 300gsm cardstock that has a smooth finish and is the most standard cardstock on the market.

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    STANDARD SIZED CARDSTOCK DECK: For grown Mer-Maids if you pledge $18 you will receive one standard sized (regular poker sized card deck) set of the Mer-Maid card game. The deck is 2.5" x 3.5" (63.5mm x 88.9mm) made of 300gsm cardstock that has a smooth finish and is the most standard cardstock on the market.

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    MINI SIZED **PLASTIC CARDS**: If your little Mer-Maid wants to play the game while in the sea this deck is completely waterproof and stays in shape even with the roughest of handlers.If you pledge $20 you will receive one set of the mini sized Mer-Maid card game.The deck is 1.75" x 2.5" (44.45mm x 63.5mm) made of 100% white plastic with a thickness of 13pt.

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    STANDARD SIZED **PLASTIC DECK**: If your grown pirate plays a little rough, no worries! These cards are completely waterproof and stays in shape even with the roughest of handlers. If you pledge $25 you will receive one standard sized (regular sized card deck) set of the Mer-Maid card game. The deck is 2.5" x 3.5" (63.5mm x 88.9mm) made of 100% white plastic with a thickness of 13pt.

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    ULTIMATE UNDER THE SEA PACKAGE: If you pledge $50 you will receive the following treasures: A deck of Mini Plastic Cards, a deck of Standard Sized Plastic Cards, both the Mermaid and the Pirate Tattoo and the PDF of 5 different coloring pages.

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    PERSONALIZE YOUR MER-MAID CARDS: With this reward your child's imagination can stretch even further. Send us a picture of your child and their face will be sketched onto our Mer-Maids, pirate OR fisherman cards and watch the game come to life!

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    MER-TASTIC PACKAGE FOR YOUR TINY MERMAID: Cozy up with your very own Mer-Maid tail blanket and play your new card game! You will receive a soft and cozy Mer-Maid blanket designed for children ages 3-6. With this reward you will also receive a deck of Mini Plastic Playing cards, both the Mer-Maid and the Pirate Tattoo and the PDF of 5 different coloring pages.

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    MER-TASTIC PACKAGE FOR YOUR GROWING MERMAID: Cozy up with your very own Mer-Maid tail blanket and play your new Mer-Maid card game! You will receive a soft and cozy Mer-Maid blanket designed for children ages 7-12. You will also receive a deck of Mini Plastic Playing Cards, both the Mer-Maid and the Pirate Tattoo and the PDF of 5 different coloring pages.

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    LADIES THIS ONE IS FOR YOU: You will receive a soft and cozy Mer-Maid blanket designed to satisfy that dream you secretly still have of being a Mer-Maid. This reward is designed for those longer Mer-Maids up to 6ft! You will also receive a deck of Mini Plastic Playing Cards, both the Mer-Maid and the Pirate Tattoo and the PDF of 5 different coloring pages.

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