$1,875
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34
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20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 5 2018 2:12 PM UTC +00:00.

Scout BlumBy Scout Blum
First created
Scout BlumBy Scout Blum
First created
$1,875
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
34
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 5 2018 2:12 PM UTC +00:00.

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About Mockingbird Games

Dr. Scout Blum, owner of Mockingbird Games, has been teaching using games in the classroom for about 5 years.  She's seen games help engage kids and help develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills at a variety of levels.  Mockingbird Games was created to focus on empowering kids by helping them move their game design ideas to a marketable project. 

So, when you're supporting a Mockingbird Games product, you're also supporting the empowerment of kids, and helping kids work from start to finish on a project they can be really proud of.  And we're helping introduce young people to the fascinating and rewarding hobby of tabletop games!

In addition, we remain committed to environmental and social causes as well.  For that reason, for every donor who supports at the $30 or above level, we'll make a donation to the World Wildlife Fund - an organization that works for wildlife preservation.

Reviews of Face to Face

"A refreshingly simple concept executed exceptionally.  I was astounded to find out such a young mind developed this wonderful game.  A must have for every family of any size."

Jacob Messervy, Owner, Fanatix of Troy

Review from Father Geek:  

https://fathergeek.com/face-to-face_prepub

Review from Dad's Gaming Addiction:  

(video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhlmv8wlU0 

(review) http://www.dadsgamingaddiction.com/face-to-face-preview/ 

Thanks to both Dad's Gaming Addiction and Father Geek for their reviews!

About the Designer

Aidan Blum is a 13-year-old 7th grader from Montgomery, Alabama.  He got the initial idea for his game at a Game Design Merit Badge class through Boy Scouts.  When he's not playing tabletop or video games, he enjoys playing saxophone in his school's band and playing soccer.  He also enjoys bugging his mom about when his game will turn up in stores.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS:  Please contact the publisher via the comments if you're interested in receiving the game.

Risks and challenges

This is our very first Kickstarter project. We've learned a lot about the process - and we're hoping to make it run as smoothly as possible. However, we know there will inevitably be some problems - we'll work through them! The game has been fully prototyped and is ready for production. It has been extensively playtested and revised. The problems we anticipate are simply the uncertainties with any Kickstarter project - how many backers will we have, for example. We're also facing some uncertainties with production time. The game will be produced in China, so we'll be subject to both their Christmas and Chinese New Year holidays, which may produce delays.

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    Rangers will get periodic updates on the status of the project and a thank-you postcard from the designer and artist. In addition, everyone at this level will get behind-the-scenes info about what's going on with the game!

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    This Kickstarter exclusive includes a packet of 10 postcards featuring the amazing artwork of Face to Face! Each postcard features one of the Face to Face "place" backgrounds with an animal. Backers at this pledge level are also enrolled as Face to Face Wildlife Rangers and will receive all backer email updates and a thank-you postcard from the designer and artist.

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    BASIC WITH EXPANSION PACK

    At this pledge level, supporters will receive a copy of the game, as well as our expansion pack. The expansion pack includes a new Place Card set - Ocean (5 cards) - as well as all its animals - shark, clownfish, octopus, and starfish (3 complete animals each). Supporters will also be enrolled as Wildlife Rangers and will receive a thank-you postcard from the designer and artist.

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    Friendly Local Game Store 3-PACK

    For our Friendly Local Game Stores, we have a special package of 3 games, at a discounted price!

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    Home School set w/pedagogical material

    If you're homeschooling, you know how hard it can be to get your kids engaged with classroom activities - and sometimes you want something different to add a bit more fun to learning! With this package, you'll get a copy of Face to Face (2-4 players) and our pedagogical materials for social studies and science. These will include a poster, lesson plans, content readings, rubrics, and activities (aligned to state standards)- as well as help with how to use these in lessons for your kids.

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    Classroom Set - w/pedagogical materials

    Increasingly, games have been used across the country in classrooms - at every level - as a great way to engage kids and introduce them to academic topics. Teachers can then follow up with additional lessons and activities reinforcing the ideas initiated in the game.

    For this affordable price, backers will receive 5 games (enough for 20 children) as well as pedagogical materials. These materials include a poster, content reading, activities, assessments, rubrics, and lesson plans paired to state learning standards for social studies and science for grades 2-6.

    Educators can donate here to get their own classroom set, or others may donate to a specific amazing teacher! All contributors at this level will be enrolled as Wildlife Rangers and will receive updates on the game and a thank you postcard from the creators.

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