Gato - The Gaming Towel (Canceled)
The Gaming Towel is a combination of a beach towel and board games. It's as useful as a regular towel but also gives a lot of fun.
The gaming towel is a combination of two things: a regular beach towel and board games.
We came up with this idea while sitting on a beach and thinking about our favorite board games (like Puerto Rico, Dixit, Settlers of Catan, Game of Thrones). We regretted that we couldn't bring them with us. There were certain obstacles to overcome:
- too many elements
- too small elements
- delicate material
- unfavourable conditions - wind, water and sand
And then the idea of a simple game drawn on a "beach-resistant" board, just came about. A game that requires almost nothing to play. Only a simple item that everyone can get very easily even on a beach. An item you can lose without being sad about it.
A bottle cap!
When we were kids, we used to play many games with bottle caps. We had awesome races, epic battles and exciting matches. Now we want to revive these adventures.
Choosing a beach towel as a board for all these games made this possible.
When you go to the beach you take a towel anyway, so why not to take ours?
The technique of playing is very simple: you just flick a bottle cap with your forefinger or middle finger to achieve the goal.
You do it in order to push your "car" in Motor Race or to hit other players in Gladiators' Fight etc.
We present 4 games: Motor Race, Gladiators' Fight, Curling and Football/Soccer.
All games are easy to play, but require skill or practice to master them. All basic rules are set out in the corner of each towel, but we also give you a possibility to change them the way you like.
You can decide how many players will be playing, what is allowed and what is not, and the best part: you can shape the ground using sand, which will make every game unique! Hills and valleys, pits and trenches will make the game sometimes harder, sometimes easier but surely more interesting.
Here come the games:
Rumours and unofficial police statistics say that Torreto once took part in this race. He didn’t win it though. Maybe it was so because he was only 8 then. He wasn’t so good at drifting yet. Drivers here are fast and a little bit angry. Fans are loyal and crazy. The track is dangerous and… ok it’s not dangerous. The track is a good „warm-up” before illegal underground Tokio races. Vin D. approves.
„Vin D. – I don’t know those guys”
Anyhow… Back to the game: grab the wheel and start the engine, your race is about to begin.
The goal of the game: Reach the finishing line faster than your opponents.
Players put their caps in pole position and start flicking in turn.
They must try not to cross the track line and watch for special spots - the good one (green) and the bad one (red).
There is no limit on the number of players. You can even play on your own and check how many flicks you need to finish the race.
Before starting the game, players decide how many laps the race should last, whether collisions are allowed and, if so, what consequences they lead to.
- it can be really fast (1 lap – 5 min),
- requires nearly no skill at the beginning,
- You need only 1 cap for each player.
Not so long time ago, in the galaxy very close to ours… Greedy bounty hunters (in Hatts), mighty warriors, curious space travelers. They all started meeting in the same place, Gladiators' Arena, to admire the most interesting fights in the entire universe. Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker - these are the names you all have heard of. Due to legal responsibilty we do not claim they have anything in common with our game. But there were a lot of famous and glorious heroes who won battles on this arena: Black Starlord Destroyer, Fierce Hark from the Zenubia Prime, John…
Your destiny is calling, your time has come. Be like mighty Saturn or prepare Uranus.
The goal of the game: be the last one standing in the arena.
At the beginning players put their „gladiatiors” around the arena. Flicking one after another, they introduce them into the arena and try to knock the opponents out of it.
They can also agree that they can kill gladiators by hitting them couple of times or jumping on them.
So any number of players can play the game and teams can consist of 1-99 gladiators.
The game may seem very simple and easy, but only at first glance. It is highly competitive and knocking someone out of the arena isn’t a piece of cake.
Each player can also make his own special team of heavy and big caps. Find out which caps are the best for this game and give you victory!
- requires more skill but gives more satisfaction,
- more players - more fun,
- most flexible for new rules.
Legends say that on a piece of ice, drifting near the Pole, Great Games of the Ocean take place. They gather all sea celebrities. Even the mighty Cthulu chills out watching the exciting game of penguin curling. It’s the place where you can really „let it go”, literally. Ask Olaf or someone Else. Thanks to combined powers of Sub Zero, Frosty The Snowman and ice cube we can admire how all the players struggle.
So put on your gloves and warm hat – winter is coming.
The goal of the game: score more points than your opponents by flicking your caps closest to the target.
Players put their caps in starting spot, and flick them in turn toward the target.
They must agree how many caps the team will consist of (we suggest 4), and how many rounds they will be playing. Players can agree if it is allowed to hit other players' cap or not. It can change the strategy dramatically.
If a cap stops on the border of two fields the score shall be calculated as follows: number of points from both fields shall be added and the result shall be divided in two. E.g. If it stops between 80 and 100, score is 90.
- it can engage players for longer period,
- shaping the ground makes this game more interesting every time,
- it’s the best game if you want to make a contest for more players
Couple weeks ago, me and my brother John, we were hanging out on a lonesome beach in the middle of nowhere. All of a sudden there shined the shiny angels of Victoria and David, and they said: „Make the best game in the world or the world is gone” . And we were like: „Oh! My! Posh!” They continued: „But there are more conditions: it must be about football and beavers and stuff”. So we looked at each other and we both said: „okay!”. And you all know what happened next. But this is not the greatest game in the world, this is just a tribute.
The goal of the game: score more goals than your opponent.
There are 3 caps involved in the game.
At the beginning the first player puts all 3 caps in the blue starting spots on his side. He flicks the cap closest to his side, trying to slide it between two others. If he succeeds, he continues flicking. If he misses, his opponent starts flicking.
If any cap leaves the field (during flicking or because it was hit by another cap) the player puts it back on the line, where it left the field. He also finishes his round.
A goal is recognized only when the ball does not touch a goal post. After each goal, the defending player, puts all caps on their starting spots.
- best for 2 players,
- most interesting technique of playing,
- a good strategy can give you victory.
Our main goal: 35.000 $ to make the dream come true!
Meet our team:
- Artur - Creator, responsible for the idea, games and graphics
- Magda - Creator, responsible for the idea, formal and legal part of project
- Bele - Cartoonist, responsible for the drawings and games appearance
- Jarosław - Translator, responsible for correct spelling and translation
- Johnny - Accountant, responsible for finances, assessment... and stuff
- Michael - Filmmaker, responsible for the movie production and many good concepts
We are really sorry, that you will have to wait until October to receive your towels. We are doing our best to provide them as soon as possible. We know that for most of you it will be after your summer vacation, but we hope you will still find our project interesting and help bring it to life. If you join us we will be able to start our project and prepare better for next season. Summer of 2016 will come faster than you think!
We promise we will surprise you with something.
Risks and challenges
Our greatest fear is sending the Gaming Towels to you. We don't know how many packages there will be, but to coordinate several hundreds or even thousands of them will be a great challenge.
Our producing partner can provide all towels within 6 weeks, so we think you will receive your Gaming Towel ca. October, but please forgive us, if we are a little late.
We will ensure you are kept abreast.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)