$132
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6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 22 2013 3:23 PM UTC +00:00
$132
pledged of $12,375pledged of $12,375 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 22 2013 3:23 PM UTC +00:00

About

Raised funds will cover the cost of production of the first full set of printing, up to 2500 units to secure a competitive production price for retail sale.  Expected cost of production is US $4.65 each for a production lot of up to 2500.  

Artwork for the card set is complete.  A printing company has been identified and provided quotes and prototypes.  Game directions have gone through numerous edits to date and are considered in final form, though further improvements will be completed if deemed necessary.  

Examples of the read side of card set.  There are equivalent green and black card sets.
Examples of the read side of card set. There are equivalent green and black card sets.
Card common side, note that "wordplay" is an original ambigram, the same upside down or right side up!
Card common side, note that "wordplay" is an original ambigram, the same upside down or right side up!

The Wordplay game set consists of 124 cards containing letters, each with a point value.   Red, green, black and white colors create bright and colorful cards easily read from anywhere on the tabletop playing surface.

Ages 5 to adult.  2 to 3 players use a half deck, up to 8 players use the full deck.  Each half deck is equivalent, one set of green letters, one set of black letters.

To play, draw 7 cards to your hand, create new words by laying down combinations of cards, or add to words previously created by you or other players. Receive total points for any new word created. Words or partial words are then left “open” on the playing surface to be used again and again in different ways, in subsequent turns, by any player. This allows many options for different plays in each turn by all players. (see sample play video on this project)

Wordplay plays differently each time it is played. Fun for all ages, Wordplay is a challenge for young students learning to read as well as senior minds looking for a mentally stimulating and fun activity. It is perfect for family game night, or any get-together with friends.  Wordplay can readily become a hit in college dorms, coffee shops or anywhere people get together and interact.

Wordplay will make a great gift, and can be used as a teaching and therapy tool.

Risks and challenges

Though the name Wordplay has been used for other products, the game design and directions to play the game are completely original. An artist who is a friend of the family has already produced all graphics for the common and read sides for the card deck. I have written and designed the directions, which have already been issued copyrights.
No printing issues are expected. Prototype card decks have already been completed, so the printing parameters and processes are established. Each completed unit will consist of directions, 124 cards that are seal-wrapped, and all this will be enclosed in a two piece cardboard box that will be sealed with small adhesive tabs.
The primary issues will be marketing and competition against other games, of which there are many, though Worplay is unique in design and playing dynamics.
We believe family game night has suffered because of electronic game applications, but now is making a comeback. Wordplay is educational, interactive and fun, and represents a new type of word creation game with original rules and parameters that give a far greater scope of playing action than competing games, such as Scrabble or Quiddler.
A distribution and marketing boost from the Kickstarter incentive rewards will give Wordplay enough momentum to overcome these obstacles.

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    One complete game set and directions shipped to location of your choice in US. (game is expected to retail for $12.95) Each copy will be signed and dated by creator as a first edition.

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    6 complete game sets and directions. Each copy will be signed and dated by creator as a first edition. (Wordplay makes a great gift, just in time for the approaching holiday season!!)

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