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FISHBOWL ~ The Party Game for Creativity AND Retention!

This "Memory" Game will keep you laughing from the different answers that arise during three stimulating rounds!

FISHBOWL ~ The Party Game for Creativity AND Retention!

This "Memory" Game will keep you laughing from the different answers that arise during three stimulating rounds!

$2,345
pledged of $8,888pledged of $8,888 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 27 2014 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 27, 2014

About

Introducing FISHBOWL! 

FISHBOWL will stimulate creative thought, encourage retention and promote interaction among friends! This fast-paced game will have your hippocampi spinning as you try to get your teammates to understand the clues you're giving. 

FISHBOWL is a party game where teams compete for points by correctly guessing words/phrases via clues.  Each player adds any word/phrase of their choosing to the FISHBOWL.  There are three stimulating rounds: 1) Describe, 2) Act Out, and 3) Remember.  In 60 seconds, teams try to guess as many answers as possible from the clues provided by their Player.  The team with the most points wins!

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Rounds

"Describe": Player gives clues without rhyming, saying "starts with", using any part of the answer (until guessed), or pointing at objects.

"Act Out": Player gives clues without speaking, making noises, mouthing, or pointing at objects.

"Remember": Player gives a single word clue that should help teammates remember the answers from previous rounds.

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How To Play

4 Player Minimum - The more you have, the more fun you can count on!

Form Teams with equal numbers of Players - It's best to keep it equal, but an extra team member is acceptable, perhaps even beneficial!

Players Get a Minimum of 3 Blank Answer Sheets - More than 3 answers will add difficulty to the game; players beware.

Players Fill Out Blank Answer Sheets - Whatever the mind can conceive, the answer sheets shall receive. (Examples of things to write: Superman, Pretty Woman, Phalanges, In God We Trust, Abominable Snowman, Zombie Apocalypse, Parallelogram, etc..)

Decide Who Goes First - ...Perhaps age before beauty?, Longest(current) relationship?, Ladies first?, Most facial hair?, Rookies before Pros?, etc...

Set Timer - 60 seconds is the preferred amount of performance time, however, less time is an exciting change. 

Draw Answer Sheet and Give Clues - The more concise the clues, the better chance you give your team to correctly guess the answer. If you don't like the answer you drew, you can replace and redraw. 

Earn Points - Each time a team member guesses your answer correctly, set it aside, and grab another!

Take Turns - Once the 60 seconds expires, the next team takes their turn to earn as many points (correct answers) as possible. If the fishbowl is emptied, pause the timer, and start the next round with the current player and remaining time. Each team should still get a full 60 second turn.

Count Your Points - At the end of each round, count each team's accumulated points, mix the answers back into the fishbowl, and start the next round.  Whichever team has the most points at the end of round 3 wins!

-----------------------------WHAT'S INCLUDED IN FISHBOWL---------------------------- The Official Timer, Perforated Notepads, 4 Labeled Pens, Scorecard, and The Collapsible FISHBOWL.................Party!!

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*FISHBOWL Supports Alzheimer's Research - Your Contribution Helps us Donate*                                                                                       

Rewards

Pledge $10 - CUP o' JOE - You will receive a FISHBOWL designed coffee mug, that transforms as you pour that delicious stimulant into it. This is our tangible way of saying thank you. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our journey.

Pledge $25 - VALUE PACK - *EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*(Game MSRP: 19.99+)! You will receive FISHBOWL and our coffee mug for a stimulating cup of Joe. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our Journey.

Pledge $30 or More - DOUBLE DIPPER - You will receive two copies of FISHBOWL (Saving you $10+), so you can have one for the road and home or an extra to give as a gift.  We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our journey.

Pledge $50 - MVP - Obviously, the Most-Valuable-Pack comes with an amazingly soft "Stay Calm and Play FISHBOWL" T-Shirt, one copy of the game, and one Coffee Mug to stimulate your ideas. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our journey.

Pledge $250 - FANATIC - You're a die hard fan! For that, you will receive the MVP reward (Mug, FISHBOWL, T-Shirt), All of our behind the scenes footage (pictures, video outtakes, first production models), and lastly give you my step by step process to make FISHBOWL a reality!

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Contributions

We'd like to say thank you to a few people without whom FISHBOWL could not have been made. Thank you to Thomas Witte for creating the company logo and animation, and Zac Witte for filming and photography for the promo! Thank you to Stacey Wuest for whittling down the basic rules and gameplay of FISHBOWL! Thanks to Amy Ritzman for editing FISHBOWL literature.  A huge thanks to all the awesome playtesters: Hugh Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Allison Dyer, Kirk Dyer, Kyle Phillips, Derek Hounsel, Zac Witte, Kimberly Tucker, and everyone else that has played with us (sorry if we forgot you)! Your feedback on the game made the decision to move forward very easy for us!!! 

Do you have any ideas for new reward tiers? Contact us and suggest some at Fishbowlthegame@gmail.com! Like our Facebook page! If you are an international backer, please contact us to arrange special shipping arrangements at an added cost (see below for more details).

Risks and challenges

THE RISKS AND CHALLENGES OF MAKING FISHBOWL

Being that this is my first Kickstarter project to launch, I don't have high expectations... However, I am confident of my ability to produce FISHBOWL in a timely fashion, as I have been working on this for over 6 months! All of the suppliers that are contributing to the production of FISHBOWL are excited to begin filling massive orders. While I'm slightly nervous as to how this Kickstarter performs, I'm not concerned about FISHBOWL hitting the market shortly after!

The Risks: Having multiple suppliers shipping different products to make the game, there is always the possibility of "losing shipments" or "wrong shipping address". Shipment in Transit, is always the "Hold your breath" time.

Starting any business, there will always be considerable risk. However, I feel that if the product is valuable to the market (you), then the risk is substantially reduced.

The Challenges: Since multiple products are being made (FISHBOWL Timer, FISHBOWL Notepad, FISHBOWL Pens, and The FISHBOWL) and shipped, there will be different arrival times, and packaging the product may prove more difficult than anticipated.

I expect nothing to go smoothly, but with your backing support, I will do my best to make sure your reward arrives on time. I will keep you up to date, if any delays arise.

You will remain our utmost priority as our first line of supporters for FISHBOWL!

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    CUP o' JOE - You will receive a FISHBOWL designed coffee mug, that transforms as you pour that delicious stimulant into it. This is our tangible way of saying thank you. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our Journey.

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    VALUE PACK - *EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*(Game MSRP: 19.99)! You will receive FISHBOWL and our coffee mug for a stimulating cup of Joe. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our Journey.

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    DOUBLE DIPPER - You will receive two copies of FISHBOWL (Saving you $10+), so you can have one for the road and home or an extra to give as a gift. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our journey.

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    MVP - Obviously the Most-Valuable-Pack comes with an amazingly soft "Stay Calm and Play FISHBOWL" T-Shirt, One copy of FISHBOWL, and One Coffee Mug to stimulate your ideas. We will also have a dedicated thank you page on our website, to all those who helped us on our Journey.

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    FANATIC - You're a die hard fan! For that, you will receive the MVP reward (Mug, FISHBOWL, T-Shirt), All of our behind the scenes footage (pictures, video outtakes, first production models), and lastly give you our step by step process to make your creative idea a reality!

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