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A futuristic take on the classic outdoor game “Capture the Flag” that uses LED lights to create an after dark adventure
A futuristic take on the classic outdoor game “Capture the Flag” that uses LED lights to create an after dark adventure
A futuristic take on the classic outdoor game “Capture the Flag” that uses LED lights to create an after dark adventure
101 backers pledged $7,068 to help bring this project to life.

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Capture the Flag REDUX

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“It's dark. Gnarled trees block the night sky. Boundary markers flash red in the distance.  Enemies prowl nearby.  And somewhere deep in enemy territory lies The Orb.  You sneak forward, searching, desperate to avoid capture..."

What is CAPTURE THE FLAG REDUX?

The original version of "Capture the Flag" is an outdoor game that pits two teams against one another.  The objective is to steal the enemy's flag without getting caught.  It has been played for some ninety years all over the world.

Now imagine playing this game at night -- but rather capturing a flag, players steal glowing Orbs of Light.  Imagine flashing red "War Lights" forming borders between territories, and envision players wearing luminous wristbands to identify team loyalties.

That's what Capture the Flag REDUX is: a kit comprised of specialty game pieces that create a futuristic nighttime adventure.

KEY FEATURES INCLUDE 

  • Reinvents a classic game for today’s generation
  • Develops teamwork and camaraderie  
  • Provides a safe activity for after sunset  
  • Motivates physical exercise, especially for youth  
  • Visually dynamic and futuristic    

WHEN YOU MIGHT USE IT 

  • Camping Trips
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Summer Camp
  • Game Nights
  • Birthday Parties

WHAT'S IN THE KIT

Includes over fifty game pieces: two Orbs, eight Prison Markers, six War Lights, forty Glow Wrist Bands, batteries and an instruction book.

BONUS ITEMS

The kit can be used to play several totally NEW GAMES like: 

  • The Traitor 
  • Zombies vs. Aliens 
  • Mr. President 
  • Wizard 
  • Werewolves & Hunters

WHY KICKSTARTER

Funds generated from this campaign will be used to purchase raw materials for 500 kits. Why 500? Because that’s the minimum order required to receive wholesale pricing. Without your help with what I like to think of as a "pre-order," our first batch of kits would be prohibitively expensive to create.

This site also serves as a platform for developing the game and testing its marketing. 

Please share your thoughts, concerns and questions!   

WHY THIS PROJECT WILL SUCCEED

Capture the Flag is a classic outdoor game: fun, exciting, easy to play. Add futuristic lighting and all-new game variations and you have a totally fresh take on an already exhilarating game.  

The game’s prototype has been play tested with The Boys & Girls Club, high school students and Boy Scouts. 

The feedback is unequivocal: PEOPLE LOVE THE GAME. 

WHY THIS GAME MATTERS

Youth statistics in the USA are startling: 42% of minors do not participate in any school or community sport. Obesity among teens has quadrupled in the past thirty years. The average time spent on screens (TV, computer, phone) exceeds 4 hours per day. 

Let's give people -- especially youth -- appealing alternatives.

Capture the Flag REDUX inspires individuals to spend time outdoors, collaborate, and embark upon a futuristic experience. It celebrates stealth, strategy and teamwork.  And it offers something fun, safe and active to do after nightfall. 

THANK YOU

Your willingness to consider this project is an honor.  Whether you order a Delux Master Kit or just want to show a bit of support, YOUR help is greatly appreciated!  

ONE LAST THING -- PLEASE SHARE

If someone you know might enjoy this game, please share it!  People most likely to enjoy the game include:

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Youth Leaders 
  • Large Families
  • Ultimate Frisbee fans
  • Religious Youth Groups
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & Spiral Scouts   
  • Paintball & Airsoft Players
  • Educators 

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Risks and challenges

Kit supplies will be manufactured abroad. To ensure the highest possible quality, samples will be ordered from each manufacturer. If the product is faulty, deliveries could be stalled by 1-2 weeks while another manufacturer is selected. Should it occur repeatedly for the same item, delays could be as long as 3-4 weeks. This said, every possible effort will be made to ensure this does not occur.

Secondly, this is my first kickstarter campaign. This idea has been under development since 2013 -- and already there have been many surprises -- but the project WILL move forward. Should you contribute to this campaign, you WILL receive your pledge item, and you WILL receive updates from me until it does.

If you have any other concerns or questions, please ask!!

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    VANITY VIDEO -- get a video of some random kid telling you how awesome you are for contributing.

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    STARTER KIT -- this Kickstarter exclusive offers a partial gaming kit that includes two Glowing Orbs and a Capture the Flag REDUX Rulebook. Domestic shipping is FREE.

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    THE COMPLETE KIT -- a full playing kit at 10% off retail plus FREE shipping within the US! Kits include two Glowing Orbs, two sets of four Blinking Prison Markers, six War Lights, forty Glow in the Dark Wristbands, one Capture the Flag REDUX Rulebook and a Game Variations Guide.

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    THE COMPLETE KIT + ONE GAME VARIATION ITEM -- all items "The Complete Kit" contains plus one enhancement item for the game variation "The Wizard" (a glowing LED warlock hat), "Werewolves & Hunters" (LED fangs) or "The Traitor" (LED 'betrayal' ring). Offered at 10% below retail with FREE shipping in the USA.

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    THREE-WAY MEGA KIT - an expansion set that enables three teams to compete simultaneously. Offered at 10% below retail with FREE domestic shipping.

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    DELUX MASTERY KIT - a Kickstarter Exclusive that contains all items from the Three-Way Mega Kit plus Game Variation Enhancers for "The Wizard" (a glowing LED warlock hat) "Werewolves & Hunters" (LED fangs) AND "The Traitor" (LED 'betrayal' ring). Includes free domestic shipping.

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    SKELETON MASTER OF LIGHT KIT - collect all items included in the "Delux Mastery Kit" plus a unique game variation reserved only for this contribution level: "The Skullmaster." Offered with free domestic shipping.

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    CONTRIBUTORS CHOICE - Receive a special acknowledgement in the instruction guide! Also includes any combination of the preceding awards that total up to $400.

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    DEFEAT THE CREATOR - Receive special acknowledgement in the instruction guide, any combination of up to $500 of rewards AND the opportunity to CHALLENGE THE CREATOR. You pick the date, any location in LA County, and any team you'd like and I (the creator of Capture the Flag REDUX) will challenge you to a match. If my team loses two of three games, the first 250 kits will include the following note, "The Creator of Capture the Flag REDUX, Judd King, was defeated by ____ on __, 2015."

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