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Inspired by Oscar Winning Movie, 'Breaking Away's' Little 500 Bicycle Race at Indiana University. By Little 500 Champion Alex Bishop
Inspired by Oscar Winning Movie, 'Breaking Away's' Little 500 Bicycle Race at Indiana University. By Little 500 Champion Alex Bishop
133 backers pledged $10,506 to help bring this project to life.

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GLORY GEARS GAME
GLORY GEARS GAME

Glory Gears is inspired by countless memories, experiences, and friendships I've made at Indiana University while racing with the Cutters in the Little 500 bicycle race.  This event has changed my life and so many others that have been in and around it throughout the years, that I wanted to create a way for as many people to experience and be a part of it as possible.  As a game designer, I thought what better way than to be able to bring that thrill and excitement of the race into your home with family and friends. Glory Gears is the culmination of years of design and play testing to offer the most realistic, fast paced, strategic board game experience! 

 

 

 

 

 

TO SEE ALL PROJECT REWARDS AND IN DEPTH DETAILS CLICK THE-( SHOW FULL PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUTTON TOWARDS BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN)

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 BICYCLE RETAILER AND INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE

TABLETOP GAMING NEWS ARTICLE

BIKERUMOR.COM ARTICLE

303 CYCLING ARTICLE

ROAD.CC UK ARTICLE

'THE TIMES' SUNDAY NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

THE HERALD ARGUS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

THE KV POST NEWS ARTICLE

 

 

 

BASIC MOVEMENT REFERENCE SHEET
BASIC MOVEMENT REFERENCE SHEET

 

GLORY GEARS MANUAL WITH STRETCH GOAL SPRING SERIES ADVANCED RULES UNLOCKABLE AT 25K
GLORY GEARS MANUAL WITH STRETCH GOAL SPRING SERIES ADVANCED RULES UNLOCKABLE AT 25K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REWARD #2

GRAPHIC ARTIST FRONT BOX DESIGN
GRAPHIC ARTIST FRONT BOX DESIGN

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OIL PAINTED FRONT BOX DESIGN
OIL PAINTED FRONT BOX DESIGN

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MIND MELT GAMES AND GLORY GEARS KOOZIES
MIND MELT GAMES AND GLORY GEARS KOOZIES

 REWARD #5

MIND MELT GAMES CYCLING SOCKS
MIND MELT GAMES CYCLING SOCKS

 REWARD #6

GLORY GEARS LITTLE 500 DOCUMENTARY
GLORY GEARS LITTLE 500 DOCUMENTARY

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GLORY GEARS FRONT
GLORY GEARS FRONT

 

GLORY GEARS BACK
GLORY GEARS BACK

 

MANUAL AND TEAM STRATEGY CARDS
MANUAL AND TEAM STRATEGY CARDS

 

GLORY GEARS CARDS, RIDERS, LAP MARKERS
GLORY GEARS CARDS, RIDERS, LAP MARKERS

REWARD #10

PERSONALIZED MESSAGE STAMPED IN STAINLESS STEEL SEALED ON GLORY GEARS GAME BOARD (EXAMPLE)
PERSONALIZED MESSAGE STAMPED IN STAINLESS STEEL SEALED ON GLORY GEARS GAME BOARD (EXAMPLE)

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LIMITED EDITION-FIRST 100 GLORY GEARS - NUMBERED 1 THROUGH 100 STAMPED IN STAINLESS STEEL
LIMITED EDITION-FIRST 100 GLORY GEARS - NUMBERED 1 THROUGH 100 STAMPED IN STAINLESS STEEL

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MIND MELT GAMES/GLORY GEARS CUSTOM GIORDANA CYCLING KIT
MIND MELT GAMES/GLORY GEARS CUSTOM GIORDANA CYCLING KIT

 

 

SIZE CHART
SIZE CHART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

When I was creating this game over the past 4 years I have been striving for absolute perfection. I want this to be the most fun and accurate cycling strategy game available. However, excellence should be the goal because nothing in this world is perfect. Not you and not I. That being said I have invested thousands of hours into this project, throughout numerous prototypes, multiple graphic designs, and countless play testing sessions. I am confident you will love this game. This game is market ready but is up to you, my generous and faithful backers to help me enhance and make this game even better! Each penny backed from the Glory Gears Kickstarter is going straight into production and enhancement of this game and future editions! My goal is set at $10K because that is my minimum with my current manufacturer. I have my manufacturer, distribution, and warehousing logistics set. I am 100% ready and dedicated to delivering all products to backers correctly and on time!

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    I JUST LOVE THIS PROJECT!

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    2 Big high fives from Alex and Mind Melt Games while crossing the finish line!
    See you on the podium!

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    GLORY GEARS/MIND MELT GAMES KOOZIES

    Show off your Glory Gears and Mind Melt Games support!
    Perfect for the beach, tailgate, or at game night!
    *2 pack of high quality custom Koozies
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    GLORY GEARS/MIND MELT CYCLING SOCKS

    Custom Mind Melt Games/Glory Gears Cycling socks!
    *Made in Colorado by S.O.S.
    *6 inch cuff
    *Cool max corespun sock
    Sizes Men-S-4-6,M 7-9 L 10-12 XL12+
    Womens- S-5-8, M8-10.5, L-9-13, XL 13+

    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    GLORY GEARS LITTLE 500 DOCUMENTARY

    An excellent piece of history to complete the Glory Gears experience!
    Glory Gears Little 500 Documentary. This 4hr DVD is packed with the complete history of the Little 500, 70 race finishes, 80 personal interviews, and behind the scenes footage of Oscar winning movie 'Breaking Away'!
    *Special features by Alex Bishop
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    GLORY GEARS BOARD GAME (TOP SPRINTERS)

    *1 copy of Glory Gears
    *Special price for only the fastest of sprinters!
    *Only 100 available at this reward level!
    *Retail $50
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    GLORY GEARS BOARD GAME

    1 Copy of the Glory Gears board game!
    *Retail $50
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    THE GLORY GEARS STORY- GAME AND DVD PACK

    The complete story of the Glory Gears experience!
    *1 copy of Glory Gears
    *1 copy of Glory Gears Little 500 documentary!
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    BLACK FRIDAY BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF!

    BLACK FRIDAY ONLY SPECIAL!
    SELECT THIS REWARD AND GET A 2ND COPY OF GLORY GEARS FOR HALF OFF!

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    GLORY GEARS GAME WITH CUSTOM MESSAGE

    1 Copy of Glory Gears board game with custom message stamped on the board with a stainless steel badge! (5 lines of 15 characters available) (write message in checkout)
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    SPECIAL EDITION 1ST 100 GLORY GEARS GAME

    Special Edition Glory Gears Game. The first 100 Glory Gears games will be stamped with a stainless steel badge and numbered 1 through 100 total.
    GLORY GEARS
    FIRST EDITION
    #1 OF 100
    MIND MELT GAMES
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    PODIUM PACK OF GLORY GEARS (3 COPIES)

    3 Copies of Glory Gears
    1 for you, and 2 for your friends?
    All 3 for your friends?
    OR...just 3 for you?
    *Retail $150
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    GLORY GEARS MINDMELT CYCLING KIT+SOCKS

    *Giordana Custom Cycling jersey and short or bib short.
    * Unisex jersey
    *Mens or womens short, or bibshort
    *Handmade in Italy.
    *Size chart on main page.
    (Specify size and short, or bib short-also mens of women bottoms)
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*

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    CYCLING KIT+SOCKS+ GLORY GEARS GAME

    *1 Copy of Glory Gears
    *1 Mens or women's Cycling jersey and bottom of choice( bib short or short)
    *1 Cycling sock
    ***FREE SHIPPING TO USA INCLUDED!**

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    THE VICTORY PACK

    *1 Copy of Glory Gears
    *1 (2) pack of Koozies
    *1 Cycling sock
    *1 Glory Gears DVD
    *1 Cycling Jersey, and bottom choice
    **FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED TO USA!**

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    GROUP RIDE WITH ALEX AT LITTLE 500

    Going to the 2017 Little 500 at Indiana University?
    *Meet and greet with Alex
    *Drink Coffee and group road bike ride along Beautiful Bloomington countryside on some of Alex's favorite rides.
    Bike ride 2-3hrs.
    Talk about the creation of Glory Gears, racing days, and crazy college stories
    Date Friday April 21st 9am
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    *1 Copy of Glory Gears
    *1 GLORY GEARS MINDMELT CYCLING KIT +SOCKS
    *INCLUDES SHIPPING TO USA*
    (OUTSIDE USA SUBJECT TO SHIPPING CHARGES)

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    ULTIMATE MIND MELT GAMES BACKER!

    *1 Copy of Glory Gears
    *PLUS the next 10 games Mind Melt Games produces FREE!*
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