About this project
Houdini Challenges You! Can You Make and Elephant Disappear?
The game has several challenges as you play to win big money from Houdini's Bank!
We are overwhelmed with excitement about this success. Thanks for making HoudiniOpoly a reality. Every day we keep coming up with fun creative ideas to add to the enjoyment of the game. We have a website HoudiniOpoly.com for tips on playing the game. While playing the game, if you have ideas you would like to share, we'll post them there. We're open to suggestions to improve the game.
Stay tuned... we have several other ideas for future projects on KickStarter.
ALL GOALS Met-9 FREE Pawns. THANKS TO ALL. Updates, progress, and the basic game or Pawns can be bought through Paypal at http://HoudiniOpoly.com
See below-Add-on T-SHIRTS, Extra games, Autographed Souvenir Program. Get a FREE Magic Magazine by reading to the end!
Houdini-Opoly. By the famous, non profit, Houdini Museum, in Scranton PA, in the tourist area known as The Poconos. firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-342-5555. Houdini's longest engagement of his life was in our area of NE PA. 2 full seasons with The Welsh Brothers Circus, 1895 & 1898. Its the Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini. Established in 1989 by world famous magicians Dorothy Dietrich & Dick Brookz. Our mission is to do good things "Houdini" & expand his image worldwide. We replaced his vandalized bust at his Machpelah Cemetery ($10,000), & we found & restored his best & long lost movie, The Grim Game with Turner Classic Movies. Previous to that, we were on 3rd Ave & 61 St. at our Magic Towne House in NYC for 15 years. We created NY's first successful magic show spot, a dream of magicians like Houdini, Thurston, Henning and Copperfield.
All donors $15 and up get their name on the HoudiniOpoly.com "Wall of Fame". Most backers get at least 1 game. The only sure way to get one of these games with the added pawns is to order it from us. Houdini items, in time, become collectible & rise in value. Those who've invested in Houdini in the last 70 years have done better than the stock market. Many are buying a game to play, & games to save as collectibles. Out of US purchases will have added postage in line with the cost. All games backed through this project get a signed and numbered card as to the authenticity of their games. You Can’t Escape The Fun!
Houdini-Opoly is an exciting hero board game for 2-9 players built around one of the most exciting icons in history. To make the game exciting & up to date all prices & values have been increased proportionally. The largest bill is now $5,000 instead of $500! As you travel around the board you'll learn about his life in a fun way. The properties on the board are key places in Houdini's life in chronological order. Each deed card & play money will have additional fun historic facts about Houdini. Each time you play you'll get different deeds & land on different spots so your enjoyment, & knowledge about Houdini will increase. It's fun, educational & a parody all rolled into one. Backers can get their names on the deed cards, chance cards, the box, & front or back of the play money. Your name will be part of Houdini history forever!
The final monies will be different as details are finalized. They'll be 4" wide & 2" high. 7 different bills, 45 of each in every game. Your logo or signature can be on all 45 of any denomination, on the left or right. Or buy all 7 & it'll be on all money in the game, a total of 315 pieces in every game. For our first stretch goal we added to our cost by printing on both sides with more fun facts about Houdini. Never done in game money due to the extra cost. The backs of the bills will have facts about the figures on the front. The following is a mock up of the back of Houdini's agent Martin Beck's as a sample. Limited! Pledge now!
Now that we've passed all goals, we've added FREE, 9 or more pawns! They'll be shipped separate, and we'll absorb the the full cost, including to out of US buyers. We now put all supporters names on the games official website, on the Houdini-Opoly Wall of Fame. All supporters who go the extra mile and back us by $100 and more get on a new page as well, Houdini-Opoly Golden Sponsors.
LAST GOAL OVER $13,602. DONE! We now have the most number of backers and highest amount of money raised of any SCRANTON KickStarter in history. 2nd highest Houdini project in all of KickStarter History. This adds a FREE robot play piece to your KickStarter game. And for each game bought we'll issue a 1/2 price discount admission voucher, on request, to The Houdini Museum. A value of up to $10.00 each. This goal was to help cover unforeseen costs in producing the game as well as money owed to pay for 2 years of advanced graphic design on the board & box, paying for the video, research, etc., all done on speculation.
ADD-ONS! USA backers. To add on extra games add $35 each to pledge level you are already on. We will pay additional postage. To add a Souvenir Program add $40 to the pledge you already have. To add a S, Med, Large T-Shirt add $33 to the pledge you already have. Lowered from $45 and includes no extra charge for XLarge and XXLarge. Or any combination of the 3 add-ons can be added to the pledge you already have. Click Images for info on Lee Jacobs Antique Series Souvenir Program or T-Shirt Add-on. You can also click on the images and buy them direct via Paypal.
FREE TO ALL! Current copy of Paul Romhany's huge VANISH MAGAZINE. Paul started VANISH in 2012. Now subscribed to by over 100,000 magicians worldwide, by the superstars of magic. FREE with 1/2 page story, of an art exhibit in NYC on page 13, featuring our own world famous magician Dorothy Dietrich in the March 2017 issue. The Feb. issue had a story about this HoudiniOpoly project
We reserve the right to raise or lower the various quantities of items available or made, to help keep this project dynamic and manageable and in keeping with our mission to do the best thing "Houdini". Designs are samples and subject to change in the final product.
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Risks and challenges
There is little risk in this project since every one involved has the knowledge and experience to make this work. This is being put together with the aid of several people and companies with experience in designing and bringing to market similar games, generally revolving around various cities and other topics. The Houdini Museum has a long record of doing innovative projects and bringing them to fruition. No other building in the world is dedicated to Houdini. It started in New York for 15 years and has been at its current location since 1988. Several recent Houdini Museum successful projects included replacement of Houdini's bust, destroyed by vandals, the discovering and restoration of Houdini's landmark feature film "The Grim Game", long considered lost, with the help of Turner Classic Movies, and getting The Society of American Magicians to participate in the upkeep of the Houdini Grave Site.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter