Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Build, destroy and repeat, with blocks made of reclaimed barn wood. Started in the south. Made in Chicago. Enjoyed all over the world.
Build, destroy and repeat, with blocks made of reclaimed barn wood. Started in the south. Made in Chicago. Enjoyed all over the world.
262 backers pledged $14,401 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Knock Down Barns - You Can Always Build Again project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$14,401

262

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 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!© 

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    (SP) KdB Sticker Package

    Show your support for Knock Down Barns all over town!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    (KC) Knock Down Barns Block Key Chain + SP

    Key chain doubles as an emergency replacement block for the game.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A KdB t-shirt with 3D design thanks to Booshworks in Chicago. This reward is shipped anywhere in the world for $25 OR if you are already a backer you can get this reward by adding only $10 to your selected reward level. Sizes Sm-2XL

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    (BOO) Full set of Knock Down Barns with a bamboo board, barn wood divider and barn wood blocks. +KC+SP

    Please add $15 for shipping outside of continental United States. First 100 pledges at this level receive a bonus KdB button! Dividers will be numbered and personalized with up to three characters.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    177 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    2x(BOO+KC+SP)

    Please add $20 for shipping outside of continental United States.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    (KdB) Full set of Knock Down Barns, the original game handmade from reclaimed barn wood+KC+SP___ Please add $15 for shipping outside of continental United States. Games are numbered and personalized with up to 20 characters.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $170 or more About $170

    2x(KdB+KC+SP)

    Please add $20 for shipping outside of continental United States. Games are numbered and personalized with up to 20 characters.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    2xKdB*+4xBOO+4xKC+4xSP & a personal delivery from the inventor that includes the organization and judging of a Knock Down Barns tournament with 16 entrants

    This option is only for those that live on planet Earth. Logistics of the trip and event will be worked out between the inventor and the donator directly

    *One barn wood set of Knock Down Barns will be presented to the winner of the tournament by the inventor of the game. The other one will be a deluxe edition for the generous individual that pledges the $2,500. This board will be personalized with whatever said donator wants on the back of the board with a laser engraver. The other rewards that come with this option are to be given out or kept by the person that pledges at their discretion

    Trip will be booked within 365 days of donation. Rewards will be mailed out by June 2012 so participants can practice before the event.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)