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Gary PerkinsBy Gary Perkins
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Gary PerkinsBy Gary Perkins
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About

Welcome!

You need to see the board...

The L'SOO Gold Board (for both versions)
The L'SOO Gold Board (for both versions)

Nice huh? And even better with the components on it!

Introductions

Hi and welcome to my Kickstarter campaign for my new strategy board game L'SOO - Designed for 2 players - Age 10 +

(an 'after launch' note - pertaining to the two rewards for the quarter-fold board options... after manufacture these will be shipped to an Amazon Fulfilment centre in England, so if the shipping 'to YOO' is less than the prices I have given, I will happily refund the difference - sorry about that mistake!)

I've been designing board and word games for 25 years and I believe this new strategy game for two players has the most potential as it is 'user friendly' or has a wider target audience - in that there is variability in the game play, and ultimately YOO can decide how long a game will be! The '30 second per move' game play is great fun and forces mistakes, which can level the playing field somewhat... because normally in a strategy game the strongest player will win.

L'SOO was invented earlier this year, borne of a brief to myself to create three new games with 'simplicity' being the key element. This is one of them and the one I've got great hopes for, as having worked with hundreds of ideas for games 'it jumped out' as the leader of the pack with what I believe, fantastic potential!

L'SOO is a strategy game that will satisfy both novice or seasoned players... do you prefer it serious or just for fun? Well, you can actually have a bit of both in one of the game play types!

Gameplay Teaser

The few 'Rools' are very simple and easy to pick up... and it's all about the Capture! You can play an 'unlimited' game whereby all you do is decide how many pieces you want to capture, best of/ or first to. A 'timed' game (length of game), the most captures wins... and possibly where there could be a draw! 

Or you can play a 'timed, per move' game - say 30 seconds per move for fifteen minutes. You log your captures on the score card, in sequence, and there 'will' be a winner!

Prototype & set up - One of hundreds of set ups - for the Residents (black pieces)
Prototype & set up - One of hundreds of set ups - for the Residents (black pieces)

I Was Thinking...

Don't you think it would look great on your coffee table, both to play and to impress your guests? ...eh... eh ...eh?

Yes indeed!
Yes indeed!

L'SOO brightens up any ROOM! It even has a Christmassy look to it, don't you agree? ;0)                    

(Shuuush, a secret...) And to think there will be other colour combinations for both the board and components - and even materials... but that's for a later date!

For a 'timed' points game (if no outright winner)
For a 'timed' points game (if no outright winner)

Manufacturing

Initially I was looking at a quarter fold board version, manufactured at one factory and have quotes and lead times for that process... but, as time is approaching Christmas fast I've created another Limited Edition, 'custom one piece board' version with a view to getting 500 of them manufactured and delivered in time for Christmas. 

As these are more expensive and leave little room for 'rewards' up to their cost price, I have decided to add the manufacturing of 1500 'quarter-fold, board' versions into this Kickstarter campaign (shipped in February) so people can make a budget related choice between the two versions.

This allows for more people to join the L'SOO community and pledge at lower levels. Both versions are Limited Editions specific to the Kickstarter campaign and will have some text to distinguish this fact.

(To clarify - the quarter fold board version will be shipped in February 2016 - the 'one piece custom board' version of L'SOO will be delivered in time for this coming Christmas). 

Limited Edition Livery

Proposed 'Limited Edition' graphics for component box (housed within the large box)
Proposed 'Limited Edition' graphics for component box (housed within the large box)

The Collaberation

To make this a reality I really will need your help, hence this Kickstarter campaign. I'd love for people to see the potential of (and ultimately to play L'SOO) thereby helping to build and create the L'SOO community through getting the game manufactured and out across the globe to share, play and discover! 

I think the opportunity for 'co-creation' is a great concept... I have brought the game to the table, now it's up to the collective to help bring the vision another step forward. We rarely can do anything without the help of others... asking for that help is a humbling experience and therefore pledges from whom I call 'co-creators' would be appreciated greatly.

Everything is in place to 'give the nod' to the various manufacturers (for both versions) to bring this venture together and for me and my helpers to hand assemble, pack and ship (the 'one piece board' version of L'SOO) out in time for Christmas. So what are we waiting for, let's make it happen together! 

I'm sure Santa would love a game or two of L'SOO in his sack!

"It's what I love to do!"

Just to mention and to qualify, designing and creating is something I spend a lot of time doing, with a long term view towards making it a career. Besides the many other games ideas I have, in particular there are two family board games complete with professional artwork and I have enjoyed playing them both with my children over the last fifteen years which has been great fun. 

The Christmas game 'Get Set Santa' is definitely going to get some serious attention in 2016 as it's my ambition to get it to the market place! (maybe with your help?) 

...and here it is, 'Get Set Santa'
...and here it is, 'Get Set Santa'

My Word Games

I currently have seven books on Amazon which are all original and challenging word games. My website is www.wordpowergames.com with freebies of every word game I've invented.

Here is one of my books for the game 'AtOmIK'
Here is one of my books for the game 'AtOmIK'

The 'Fast' Campaign

My campaign is a relatively short 12 days, given the time constraints and my pledge to 'YOO' to get the full 'one piece' board version manufactured and delivered for Christmas, so we will have to move fast and gain some serious momentum... please spread the word wide and far... let's pledge, pledge, pledge and get L'SOO out to the masses. 

This Kickstarter campaign has to generate a big following 'fast!' If you like what you see and fancy becoming part of the L'SOO community, owning one of the first ever published games, then please contribute as soon as possible, as this will help to achieve the initial interest and drive required to meet the fund total. 

Without the help of the community and public at large, this venture would be very difficult to manifest... So, with your pledges and help I'm ready for some action and to throw myself into the process of getting L'SOO out to YOO! - Post haste!

And to conclude...

A Lovely Presentation Box

Large box 'lid' graphics
Large box 'lid' graphics
Large box base graphics
Large box base graphics

Just a thought... It could be a lovely gift for a friend or family member... YOO decide ;0) 

Sums It Up...

Here is the poem off the small box base....

An 'apt' poem...
An 'apt' poem...

 And...

Oh yeah!
Oh yeah!

Many thanks for reading and I hope I've been able to 'Capture' your interest?

Gary

Risks and challenges

Yes risks are always lurking to challenge us... all I can say is,
I will do my utmost to keep things moving in a positive manner and if the funds and manufacturing process comes in on time I can meet the timeline for assembly, packing and delivery.

We all know how chaotic it is at Christmas time for deliveries, so if by any chance your game doesn't arrive for Christmas you can be sure it will be with you very soon for the new year!

And after all, I have to make 'my dream your reality'... it's my passion!

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