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About

The cool table top toy that seeks an on screen & touch screen play reality!

An age old-ish toy re-engineered for more play use and play value than ever before!
- introducing
The Amazing 
"Super Playing Disks!" 

The Goal
 - part one

This project seeks to bring back to life "An age old yet new toy idea, one which is re-engineered for more play use than ever before" 

"Super Playing Disks" 

Firstly, this is NEW they are unique
- super playing disks are not Tiddly Winks
Secondly, OK they are like a new version and look similar-ish.
However, thirdly, though most importantly, these are quite simply, a durable simple and good fun toy.
Super Playing Disks for that little bit of semi-serious play fun; on a table top / a work top or especially whilst at the work desk! 

These disks are a cool bit fun for wiling away those moments of waiting or boredom in the office or for more serious game playing.

WHAT'S NEW?

At least 45 games or simulation play are possible. 
15  New "flip and flick" games
 - - -  - just about as many "glide" games too
Sport and Gaming Simulations (Football, Basketball, Rugby, Golf, Crazy Golf, Tennis, a form of Bowls, long jump, high jump,stair-climb racing)
Original Playground favourites: football & playing card games where the object was to skim a card as far or aas near to a wall as possible or to land on an opponents card,such as - "topsies" "nearies" or "nearsies" (regional names) can be played on a table or desk.

Flicking paper balls. Do you remember all the office and classroom paper ball finger flicking playing and games - well nearly everything that can be played like that can be played or well simulated with these disks. 

All game and rules ideas that we and other users come up with we will make available for free online and through Kickstarter updates.

The New and Old
- Can be used with just a finger as opposed to needing another disk and still can be used well with existing plastic disks!

More Control
Intelligent surface designs and materials = Significantly more control than standard plastic tiddly winks or any other such like disks, making tricks and new games possible. 

DISK STACKING see below. How high could you stack?

Tactile and other play benefits 
The toy works for all the aforementioned and underlying this, their tactile feel and the play dynamic characteristics of projected flight address a basic play need or schemata for "trajectory" and "projection", that many of us naturally have.
I have tested these disks well with a good number of children and adults of all ages, including children with moderate special needs and currently the disks along with a special scoring target are being trialed by a local Autism Outreach Service. And in general for the imaginary and pretend play children in testing have often been observed using these as "coins" as much as other coins that were available.

For these above reasons and more I think super playing disks should be out there for people to play with and enjoy; additionally, if successful, it will help to create a lot of related work around it through accessories (see below) and maybe even emulation.

         On a side note
-   It is quite possible that these playing disks may constitute in a rather cheeky way, the lightest "Compendium of Games & Play", weighing in at just 12 grams for the pack of 25 disks and about 5 to 7 grams for any 2 or 3 accessories.


part two
Accessories and the "What if?"

Making your own accessories is always fun and sometimes less expensive, however, there is potential for an accessories range.Things like a basketball ring or football goal or a tennis net.

 the more we looked at and played with the disks especially when in front of the cardboard arena or the computer monitor, the more and more our thoughts turned to "what if".
 "What if we had greater interaction from the playing arena" - the time to explore that is like never before. Hardware and software exist for many things that could be incorporated and yet there is room for more. This project seeks to develop that "more" and the applications needed bring to life another way to play table top games with the desk top.

What about something to aim at on a screen or even aim at a hologram? What about "intelligent" play arenas or targets with sensors - this is what I want to explore with these disks! 

Once these disks can digitally interact then there is the potential of a  whole new world opened up in terms of new games and new ways to play old ones. 

SuPeR PLaYiNG DiSKS are EPIC and coming soon to www.superplayingdisks.com
SuPeR PLaYiNG DiSKS are EPIC and coming soon to www.superplayingdisks.com


Just think
- in the future we could all be shooting aliens or monsters with new style tiddly winks !! ;)

. . . I meant - One day soon, we will all be defending the earth with the
 . . . .  . . .amazing SUPER PLAYING DISKS! 

In short the project would enable me to improve the packaging and produce the first two batches of the original super playing disks (enough for the rewards and a batch to take for market) It would also leave a fair budget to develop the new intelligent version disks. 

(We do not plan to make an accessories range within the target budget, this could change if there is demand or need and a larger budget. We do plan to make a basket ball type net.) 


Here are some more pictures and videos and the expected timescale.
Hope you like the idea and  thank you for looking!

desk-top Basket Disks ! This basket was a model for another toy, it is made of a plastic bottle, wire and a laundry tablet bag. The final design of which is itself subject to a Design Right..
desk-top Basket Disks ! This basket was a model for another toy, it is made of a plastic bottle, wire and a laundry tablet bag. The final design of which is itself subject to a Design Right..
home made prototype desk top targets - what if we had on screen targets?
home made prototype desk top targets - what if we had on screen targets?

 the targets above are the cardboard tubes and a small red tiddly wink or dice cup.

Early packaging idea
Early packaging idea

"Super Playing Disks" 

The Amazing Super Playing Disks - using The Great Toy Disk Tower Stack Challenge packaging idea
The Amazing Super Playing Disks - using The Great Toy Disk Tower Stack Challenge packaging idea

 Timescale

2001 - to May 2014 - conception development ip protection and testing.

May to June 2014 - Kickstarter !!

June to July 2014 - Develop packaging and marketing and start to Produce 1st or the Original version - 

July to November 2014 - begin the development of 2nd "intelligent version" - complete 1st batch of Original version and deliver all pledges.

November 2014 to March 2015 - complete and begin to market 2nd batch and one accessory - complete development of 2nd intelligent version and possible apps. 

 The video below is our favourite for showing the speed of the disks! Thanks for considering this project hope you keep watching!

- - - - - - - - - - - NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5! children with PICA or those who cannot follow instructions not to eat ! ................................................................................................................

- - - - - - - - - - SWALLOWING HAZARD! - - - - - - -
Not for Under 5's

IN GENERAL  - "SUPeR PLAYiNg DiSKS" are More or Most suitable for bigger fingers older children maybe 6 and above and adults, although younger children do get it and like them 

Risks and challenges

This is not without risk, in part it does require quite a labour intensive production method, which could take a little longer than planned. I have however made basic machinery and jigs to quicken the processes.
There is a possibility that material suppliers may need to change or that there is additional waiting time due to a suppliers other present work.

Intellectual property rights were first established in 2001. Testing and other research has spanned the last 13 years.

The play testing was very encouraging and even the prototype original disks have proved their durability and longevity so well over 13 years, that they themselves will be a first version for release.

All the materials can be sourced and produced here in the UK (in fact all stages of the work can be completed within two adjacent towns).

The main challenge is developing the 2nd version intelligent disks quick enough before someone else attempts to emulate them, if this is a case, that does not need to deter the work it simply means that after the project I would have some competition, though that is never a bad thing for play and toys.

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    become "A Chief Guardian of Play and Games!" - The First 20 pledges can name their own game or let us name one for you. (you can either make a game up using the disks and name it yourself or we can give your name to one of our games - disk sets will then be produced under that name and include the rules of your game!) - - Two Packets of Original "super playing disks" & we will put Your name on our roll of honour as "A Chief Guardian of Play and Games!"

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