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Michael AdamsBy Michael Adams
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Michael AdamsBy Michael Adams
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$6,524
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 20 2013 10:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

"This is the best thing I have seen in years!"

Endorsement by Richard Gill – Worldwide licensing executive for Trivial Pursuit.

Our innovative new puzzle transforms a deck of cards into an adventure of picture solving challenges with many fun formats.

Some incorporate math quizzes for kids, and others include regulation playing cards for adults. Some puzzle decks can be assembled in 108 different rotations.

Pick from nine pictures.

In the video below, some kids discover they made a mistake solving the puzzle and have to go back and fix it. "Yeah! Let's take it all off, and do it again." They're so happy!

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Our puzzles find a wonderful link between decks of playing cards, jig saws, tin toys, venetian carnival masks, love birds, zombies, the earth, sea, wind and fire, w/ kids’ education math challenges. Quality time away from computers and TVs!

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Risks and challenges

After funding, we still have to make the steel injection molds, print the puzzle cards, print the instructions and assemble the jigs. Without your help, none of that will happen. But with your help, we should be able to ship the Valentine Hearts puzzle edition in time for Valentines Day 2014, and the other four first editions shortly thereafter.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    YOU’RE A BRONZE HONORARY PUZZLER!
    Every dollar counts even if you are the only person who supports us. (Anythng can happen)! Thanks so much!

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    YOU’RE A SILVER HONORARY PUZZLER!
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    YOU’RE A GOLD HONORARY PUZZLER!
    You'll receive five souvenir puzzle cards, one from each of the first edition decks, picked at random, shipped to you by regular mail. Free US postage is included. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET THE “COOL THINGS” PUZZLE FAMILY PACK FIRST EDITION #1. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET THE “NATURAL ELEMENTS” FOUR PUZZLE FIRST EDITION #2. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET THE “KIDS MATH CHALLENGE” FIRST EDITION #3. Includes jig, stand, deck, wipe off marker and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET THE “LOVE BIRDS” PUZZLE/CARD GAME FIRST EDITION #4. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions plus rules for the card game Hearts. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET THE “JOK’R POK’R TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” PUZZLE CARD GAME FIRST EDITION #5. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions plus rules for Texas Hold 'Em Jokers Wild, plus instructions for Smack Draw, our original stud poker game where the dealer gets kissed. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET THE “COOL THINGS” PUZZLE FAMILY PACK FIRST EDITION #1. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET THE “NATURAL ELEMENTS” FOUR PUZZLE FIRST EDITION #2. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET THE “KIDS MATH CHALLENGE” FIRST EDITION #3. Includes jig, stand, deck, wipe off marker and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET THE “LOVE BIRDS” PUZZLE/CARD GAME FIRST EDITION #4. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET THE “JOK’R POK’R TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” PUZZLE CARD GAME FIRST EDITION #5. Includes jig, stand, deck and instructions for Texas Hold ‘Em with jokers wild, plus instructions for Smack Draw, our original stud poker game where the dealer gets kissed. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET ANY TWO FIRST EDITION DECKS. Includes one jig, one stand and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $13 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’LL GET ANY TWO FIRST EDITION DECKS. Includes one jig, one stand and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $13 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. YOU’LL GET ANY TWO FIRST EDITION DECKS plus TWO JIGS and TWO STANDS. Includes two decks, two jigs, two stands and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $15 for international shipping. Thanks so much!
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    ANY TWO FIRST EDITION DECKS plus TWO JIGS and TWO STANDS. Includes two decks, two jigs, two stands and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $15 for international shipping. Thanks so much!
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    ANY THREE FIRST EDITION DECKS. Includes three decks, one jig, one stand and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $16 for international shipping. Thanks so much! Estimated delivery: Mar 2014

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    ANY THREE FIRST EDITION DECKS plus THREE JIGS and THREE STANDS. Includes three decks, three jigs, three stands and instructions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $18 for international shipping. Thanks so much!
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    THE  “2014 SPRING VACATION”  PACKAGE: You’ll get all five first edition decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus one jig and one stand. Plus the instructions to all five editions. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $15 for international shipping. Shipped in time for Spring Break 2014. Thanks so much!

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    THE  “LONG and FUN SUMMER 2014” PACKAGE: You’ll get all five first edition decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus five jigs and five stands. Plus the instructions to all five editions. Includes free shipping in the US. (This is a pretty big package.) Add $23 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    SUPPORT US  AT  THE  PLATINUM PUZZLE  DONOR LEVEL: You’ll get all five first edition decks (whch includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus one jig and one stand. Plus the instructions to all five editions. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of first edition puzzles with holographic serial number and matching hologram on the puzzle stand. Plus your name will appear prominently on our web site. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $20 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    SUPPORT  US  AT  THE  SUPREME PUZZLE PATRON LEVEL: You’ll get all five first edition decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus five jigs and five stands. Plus the instructions to all five editions. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of first edition puzzles with holographic serial number and matching hologram on each of the five the puzzle stands. Plus your name will appear prominently on our web site. Includes free shipping in the US. (This is a pretty big package.) Add $23 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    A  CUSTOM  PUZZLE FEATURING  YOU and YOUR  FAMILY, FRIENDS or PETS. This reward level allows you to provide YOUR OWN SNAPSHOT AS THE PRIMARY PUZZLE IMAGE ON THE DECK. Plus, THE “TIN TOY TIME” puzzle appears on the back of the cards. Plus one jig and one stand, and instructions. Your custom image deck will incorporate three or four important clue cards which identify by name the people or pets who appear in your picture. The clue cards allow you to solve the puzzle with any one of your family, friends or pets as the top card. And then RE-solve the puzzle with someone else as the top card. Your custom picture puzzle can also be solved in 50 additional configurations, just like the basic “Cool Things Family Pack” production puzzles. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of a first edition puzzle with holographic serial number and matching hologram on the puzzle stand. Plus your name will appear prominently on our web site. See more details of this reward in the information at left and take a photo based on the matrix provided at left. You will be notified on how to submit your picture by email or Facebook. Note, these custom decks are essentially one of a kind hand printed, hand die cut and hand punched puzzles. Includes free shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    YOU’RE  ONE  OF  ONLY  FOUR “NATURAL ELEMENTS” PUZZLE PATRONS.
    Name one of the “four elements” locations after you or someone you love. One of the four elements’ locations will be named by you, as in Smith’s Farm (for the Earth puzzle image) or Jones’ Straights (for the Sea puzzle image.) Plus you’ll get all five first edition decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus five jigs and five stands. Plus the instructions to all five editions. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of first edition puzzles with holographic serial numbers and matching holograms on each of the five the puzzle stands. Your name choice will appear on all Natural Elements puzzles produced. See more details of this reward in the information at left. Since only four element locations can be named, they are allotted on first come first serve basis. Your name will appear prominently on our web site. See more details at left. Includes free shipping in the US. (This is a pretty big package.) Add $23 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    RE-NAME OUR FRIENDLY ZOMBIE, or THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, seen on the kid’s math challenge image, created by leading American fantasy illustrator BANE. PLUS you’ll get all five first edition decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus five jigs and five stands. Plus the instructions to all five editions. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of first edition puzzles with holographic serial number and matching hologram on each of the five the puzzle stands. Your selected name choice will appear printed on the clue card for this deck, as in “Start with this card for the best picture of Zombie (Name)” and “Start with this card for the best picture of (Your Name for the Girl Next Door)”. Your name choice will appear on all first edition Math Challenge puzzles produced. See more details of this reward in the information at left. Plus your name will appear prominently on our web site. Only two name choices are available (for the girl and for the zombie), so first come first served. Includes free shipping in the US. (This is a pretty big package.) Add $23 for international shipping. Thanks so much!

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    RETAIL PACKAGE - TEN OF EVERYTHING. If you believe in this great puzzle, as we do, and you have an outlet, you may want to be one of the first to promote it to your circle of customers. This package includes ten of everything (the Kickstarter limit) = 10 sets of the five first edition decks (a total of 50 decks), plus jigs, stands and individual instructions for each deck. Includes free US shipping. Add $210 for international shipping. THANKS SO MUCH!

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    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. AN ACTUAL PUZZLE  PROTOTYPE. You get one of the actual puzzle prototypes seen on this project page, created with 3D printing from the original SolidWorks cad/cam files, We’ll set aside three prototypes for this reward level. Specify which puzzle deck you want. The prototypes are not as perfect as the production puzzles will be, and some of the plastic has been sprayed for color. However we will include a note certifying with a hologram that it’s one of the originals. You’ll also get all five first edition production decks (which includes all nine puzzle images plus two card games) plus five production jigs and five stands in addition to the prototype. Plus the instructions to all five editions. In addition, you will receive a note of authenticity of first edition puzzles with holographic serial number and matching hologram on each of the five the production puzzle stands. Your name will appear prominently on our web site. Includes free worldwide shipping. (And this is a pretty big package.) Thanks SOOOO much!

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Funding period

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