Knock Down Barns© was created June 2008 in the Emerald Den nearby the Chattooga River. First played with Dominoes and various household weapons, the game was initially called Knock Down Bones. I have spent three years perfecting the rules and sourcing the materials in order to teach the world how to play. I hope Kickstarter is just the help I need to get KdB off the ground!
I currently make the games by hand out of reclaimed barn wood and package them in re-purposed burlap coffee bean sacks. My reason for trying to Kickstart the business is to cut down the cost of owning a game by replacing the more expensive barn wood game board with a sustainable bamboo alternative.
60% of the collected donations will go towards ordering a batch of bamboo boards.
20% will be for getting more burlap coffee bags tailored to transport and store the sets of Knock Down Barns.
10% will be allocated to printing a run of the newly revised and streamlined rules.
10% will be given to part time labor that helps produce the rewards.
Stretch #1 Sticker Photo Contest $2 Backer level
Take pictures of where you adhere the stickers and tag us on facebook or twitter @knockdownbarns. The hashtag to use for this contest is #ycaba for "You can always build again". Must enter before midnight on Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/22/2012. Delivery of prizes 12/1/12.
Winners will be chosen in two categories to receive full sets of KdB:
Humor and Beauty.
Stretch #2 Key Chain Double-up $5 backer level
If 50 backers chose key chains, everyone gets two instead of one.
Stretch #3 Stunner Shades at $20,000
If the funding reaches $20,000, I will include two pairs of 'Shutter Shades' in every game reward backer level. For Safety and Fashion's sake. Things do go flying around!
The rest of the stretch rewards will get you extra weapons and blocks. You might need them for tournaments in the future!
Each game of Knock Down Barns begins with two players designing and building their own structure out of small rectangular blocks of reclaimed barn wood. Building is done in secret behind a barn wood divider that crosses the center of the barn wood (or bamboo) playing board. Many strategies are used in building a solid structure as to withstand attack from your opponent. Once both players finish building a structure that is taller than the center divider, the divider is removed before the battle begins. Cylindrical foam weapons are fired by flicking them at each others' structure. Alternate shots and the first player to completely clear the blocks off of their opponent's side of the board wins. It is customary to shake hands with your opponent after every game of #KdB. Remember, You can always build again!©
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