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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 4:39 AM UTC +00:00.

$682
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
20
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 4:39 AM UTC +00:00.

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About CalSpino

You're here at our campaign page. Great! Now, what? You probably have a lot of questions about CalSpino. What is CalSpino? What is its purpose? What's up with the name? Here's a throwback to the 5 W's (and an H) questions - who, what, when, where, why, and how - from elementary school language arts :) 

History of CalSpino

One average July afternoon, my sister and I were playing Rummy when my sister suddenly turned towards me and said, "Let's play CalSpino!" The name CalSpino truly did originate from the randomness of an eight-year-old's mind, but after all, the game itself has that kind of exciting spontaneity and randomness. My sister's version of CalSpino ended up being basically Rummy, but over a month or so, my family developed CalSpino into an original card game with a mathematical twist. Over the past one and a half years, we have played the game dozens of times, introducing new elements to the game and refining it based on feedback.  In addition, three years ago, I launched a Kickstarter campaign for another game - The War of Math. The game was successfully funded, and CalSpino has its roots in that game. 


The Mathematical Twist

 As people who love math, we are quite surprised at how many people just view math as a boring subject that simply needs to be learned. Instead, math truly is an amazing subject that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Through CalSpino, we aim to reintroduce this love for math in an exciting and educational way.  CalSpino is centered around building equations based on cards. Through building equations of different operations, players start seeing the relationships between numbers and thus, appreciate the beauty of math more. Players develop their mathematical creativity as they try to create complex equations as well as their mathematical flexibility as they must deal with "setbacks" in building their equations. Both strengthen the foundation of one's mathematical skills. CalSpino also involves sequences of cards, which are perfect for helping the younger mathematicians begin to develop familiarity with numbers. 


A large equation I made: 10-3 = 9-2 = 6+A
A large equation I made: 10-3 = 9-2 = 6+A

Basics of the Game

 Anywhere from 2 to 6 players can play, though the game is best at 3 to 5 players. The game can be played by ages 6 and above (it can be easily modified to better suit the younger ages).    

Here's the fundamental rules for the basic version of the games. The cards are dealt out to all the players, and the players must try to make sequences and equations from the cards. As players randomly pick cards from other players, they try to remove cards from their hand by creating more sequences and equations. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins! You can view a short demo in the video above.

 We have also developed two more variations of the game. CalSpino LITE uses dice and is a quicker way to play. CalSpino Advanced includes regular CalSpino as well as special cards that introduce more strategy into the game. Both CalSpino LITE and CalSpino Advanced are included in the rewards.

Final Statement

Please back our project so that we can help spread a love for math in this original and exciting card game. We hope you will be able to enjoy playing this card game. If this game takes off in the future, then we will be able to sell it and donate proceeds to educational charities or distribute it for free among underprivileged children globally.


How about we try that again? This time, with some fun emoji! :)

Please 🙏 back our project so that we can help spread a love ❤️ for math ➕ in this original and exciting card 🃏 game. We hope 🤞 you will be able to enjoy 🥳 playing this card 🃏  game. If this game takes off in the future, then we will be able to sell it and donate proceeds 💰 to educational charities or distribute it for free 🆓 among underprivileged children globally 🌎.

Risks and challenges

Many of the rewards as well as the project itself is a physical product, and therefore, risks include manufacturing issues, shipping delays, etc. However, we have done this before in our previous Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1850227457/the-war-of-math-making-math-fun-again), so we have the experience to complete the project successfully.
We have completed a lot of the work, like the rules and card art, so hopefully the process in manufacturing the cards will be smooth.
We will definitely communicate all necessary updates to all of our backers frequently.

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