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Prove who knows football best! BALLCRAPS lets you easily make bets with your friends on upcoming plays while watching the game.
27 backers pledged $2,300 to help bring this project to life.

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Have you ever watched a football game and knew the exact play that the coach was going to call? But your friend thought he knew better? And after the coach calls that play, what are you left with but bragging rights and a fleeting feeling of superiority? Until now, there wasn't a great way to make those bets with your pals while you watched the game. Now...there is BALLCRAPS!

Ballcraps is the game that organizes all the in-game bets that you always wanted to make with your friends. Its design mimics a traditional craps table, where you lay your bets on the table and wait for the shooter to roll the dice, except with Ballcraps, it's the football players making the plays, and you're making the action: the bets and odds are proposed and accepted by you and the people in your living room.

THERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE CONCEPTS TO BALLCRAPS.
A) Every betting chip is equal; the colors are used to distinguish which player made the bet. As bets are won and lost, trade chips to consolidate your color.
B) Odds are determined by the players
C) A bet doesn't count unless another player accepts it

HOW TO BET
1) Put your chips, up to the amount you want to wager, on top of event you're betting on.
2) Put an odds indicator on top of the betting chips -- flip the odds indicator to the stripe to bet against the event.
3) Another person matches your bet
4) When the event happens, the bet is paid to the winner.

You can bet on what's going to happen in the next play, the set of downs, the drive, or the game. 
Think they'll run the ball on the next three plays? You can bet on that too. 
You can also bet on who will get the next penalty, and what will happen on the next punt. 


We are developing the game with a web interface so you can play online with your friends, but this round of funding is primarily for the physical game set. All backers will have priority access to the electronic version of ballcraps.

Ballcraps wears many balls! We have boards for many different sports. Baseballcraps will be ready for the 2012 season, and Soccer and Basketball also have great gameplay. 

Made in America!

THE PHYSICAL GAME SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Game board: Screen-printed double sided with durable plastic-based ink on high quality synthetic felt
Quick Start Guide: Simple instructions to get you Ballcrapping fast
Betting Chips: 140 High-quality 11.5g clay-composite silver foil-stamped poker chips; 60 additional chips in the expansion set
Odds Indicators: 70 distinctive light plastic chips to indicate the odds of a bet and if it's for or against the event
Clear plastic carrying case

First 50 backers get FREE shipping!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    First access to Beta testing of the electronic version, to be developed in the middle of the 2011 season. Plus: your name on our List of Supporters

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    Ballcraps T-shirt

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    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    Screen-printed felt Ballcraps board; 70 odds indicator chips; printed quick-start instructions; clear plastic chips case; clear plastic carrying case; first access to Beta testing of the electronic version

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    The full game: screen-printed felt Ballcraps board; 70 odds indicator chips; printed instructions; both clear plastic cases; 140 betting chips for 6 players; first access to Beta testing of the electronic version

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    Pledge US$ 80 or more About US$ 80

    Same as the $50 level, but with an expansion pack for three additional players: 60 betting chips in three other colors, and a Ballcraps T-Shirt

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    Same as $80 level, plus one extra screen-printed felt Ballcraps board

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Three full game sets; first access to Beta testing; and two Ballcraps T-shirts

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    Custom built black table with CNC-routed plexiglas board, edge-lit with white LEDs. Spectacular! Ready for Christmas!

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