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Rank of Hands card game

Rank of Hands is a fast paced, strategic, card game with elements of many popular card games, fused together to make the one of a kind Rank of Hands.

Rank of Hands is a combination of elements from popular card games all rolled up into one. The unique gameplay and precise game mechanics is what makes it so simple to play. Each game is a unique experience and always keeps players on edge. After defacing several decks of playing cards; playing hours to tweak it to full potential; and getting lots of feedback from new players to further improve the game, I give you Rank of Hands. Below is an overview of the game and its contents. When backing this campaign, you will know exactly what to expect and when to expect it.

Here is what you will find in your Rank of Hands box, and rules on how to use each power card. This will give you an idea of what this awesome game has to offer.

 

1-10 Cards
1-10 Cards

 

 

Power Cards
Power Cards

 

 

Standard Rules
Standard Rules

 

If you get the game you might as well get all the extras, card games get lonely too. Plus having more cards means you need more friends and who does not need more friends. 

$7500

Add-on pack - With this awesome expansion pack, you are ready to start the Rank of Hands party. Pizza and drinks are not included, but it is still a party with this addon pack. It comes with some more of those nifty holo cards and the awesome Switch Decks card. This is a game changer, no it is still the same game, you just might think twice how you play. Uh oh! You stopped grandpa from ranking last round and he as the Switch Decks card. I will give you one guess to what is about to happen.

Switch Decks Card - Is that not the prettiest thing you have ever seen? The elusive, dynamic, uplifting, powerful umm… Oh yeah, it is the Switch Decks card and you can only get it in the expansion. You know you want it and it can be yours for the low low price of FREE! Help us get to $7,500 and this could be yours. Do not let us down, we are watching you.

 

$10,000

Gold Edition Upgrade and Donation - So, you like gold, of course you do, who doesn’t? Do you like getting twice the goods for the same price? Uhh, yeah you do and so does everyone and their mama. Do you like helping people? Well even if you do not, we do and getting us to this stretch goal can do all that. Do not get me wrong, the standard box is pretty, but it is nothing compared to the Golden Kickstarter edition. You do not want nothing, you want something, so be bold and go Gold! We're going to upgrade everyone at tier 3 to the gold Kickstarter edition of Rank of Hands, and everyone from tiers 4-6 is going to get a second additional copy of the Gold Kickstarter edition as a gift. 

$13,000

Automatic card shuffling machine - What is this amazing contraption, could it be some sort of electronic device to randomize cards? Well yes, it is! It is the amazing Electronic Card Randomizer Thingy or card shuffler for short. Why say card shuffler though? When you can say Electronic Card Randomizer Thingy. It is powered by magic forces called double A batteries. I know right! Face it, we are lazy and these cards are too clean to bend while shuffling by hand. You owe to your hands and your friends hands, get the automatic card shuffler your hands will thank you and we will too. Batteries not included, hey we aren't made of money here.

 

 

$6000

The Trade Rank Card - What is this beauty? It looks tactical, it matches your eyes, and is guaranteed to go with any outfit. What can it do? That is a military secret, but because we are pals, we will tell you. This card is a HaHa I am winning now card. Basically, you play this card against another player, laugh and watch them cry. Okay, so that is not what you should do. Have you ever heard of the Geneva Convention or sportsmanship? Yes, Rank of Hands is both a military and Olympic game. We kid, but this card is amazing and yes it can be yours! Help us, to help you, to help others to… you know what to do.

 

$8000

The NUKE Card - We do not condone weapons of mass destruction, unless you are playing the Rank of Hands card game. Then and only then can you blow stuff up with big boom boom bombs. So, you want something else for FREE, well here it is. Created by the world’s leading scientist and compressed into the tight package you see below. Oh, and yes, it is armed and ready to decimate your enemy, I mean help you win the game. You want to when the game, right? Well then tell people about Rank of Hands and help us reach this awesome stretch goal! You will be doing your country a service and all the other people. (WARNING keep this card away from North Korea.) Yeah, we just said that!

$12,000

The Even/Odd Card - What is this sorcery? A card that can be turned on its side and takes up two slots. Okay, we did it, this is way to OP (Over Powered for you weird people that did not know what OP meant. LOL,JK,LMFAO… We are not explaining those, it is called Google. Look them up!) What were we thinking creating such a monster? Umm… thinking we do not do that to well. Our blunder is your success, now slap this card in your lineup and watch your opponent’s eyes weep. Make sure to really rub it in and then kick them while their down. Okay, so do not do that, we do not condone violence unless it is a cage match to the death. JK! Seriously, Google it!

 

 

Rank of Hands Standard edition

The standard edition of Rank of Hands comes in a box with a matte oil finish, and a high gloss band across the center logo. It is the perfect addition to any game enthusiast collection, but why get the Standard Edition when you can get the Kickstarter Edition.

Gold Kickstarter edition

If you are a true collector than this is the version for you. You will only be able to find this gold finish here on Kickstarter and you do not want to miss out on that. Just imagine owning one of our limited-edition games and being the envy of everyone else.

  

EVERY DOLLAR HELPS

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality

 

DIGITAL PRINT AND PLAY

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality 

- Access to a digital download so you can print and play Rank of Hands

- Access to a digital download of expansion content to print and play

THE REAL DEAL

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality 

- Access to a digital download so you can print and play Rank of Hands

- Access to a digital download of expansion content to print and play

- A standard edition copy of Rank of Hands

TRUE RANK OF HANDS FAN

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality 

- Access to a digital download so you can print and play Rank of Hands

- Access to a digital download of expansion content to print and play

- Gold Kickstarter edition of Rank of Hands

TRUE RANK OF HANDS FAN EXPRESS

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality 

- Access to a digital download so you can print and play Rank of Hands

- Access to a digital download of expansion content to print and play

- Gold Kickstarter edition of Rank of Hands

- Express shipping to get your copy of Rank of Hands 30-45 days early!!

RANK OF HANDS CONNOISSEUR

- A big "THANK YOU" card for helping our dream become a reality 

- Access to a digital download so you can print and play Rank of Hands 

- Access to a digital download of expansion content to print and play

- 2x Gold Kickstarter edition of Rank of Hands

 

Rank of Hands visual designs were created by keeping three principles in mind. Simplicity, Soft colors, and a signature look combined together to give Rank of Hands a unique look and feel.

Simplicity

The simplicity of the design allows the game to maintain its fast pace. This keeps players from being overly distracted with complex designs and yet each card is easily distinguishable. The cards are easily read from any direction and gentle colors highlight/accent card content. Even grandma can read Rank of Hands cards.

Color

The odd cards are colored with the cool colors of the rainbow and the even cards with the warm. The soft pastel color of the games base cards (1-10) are contrasted by the holographic finish of the power cards. When drawing the power cards a rush of enthusiasm is sure to fall over you, plus it is just looks cool.

Signature Look

The combination of color and simplicity are melded with a signature card structure. This sleek memorable design seems familiar, but is unique to Rank of Hands. The placement of each element was meticulously thought over and is what gives Rank of Hands that stylish look. Every inch crafted to maximize gameplay and just look awesome while playing.

Our main goal of this project is to bring you a new and exciting card game, that you will love to play for years to come. We worked very hard on this project, and we will continue to do so, we plan on seeing this project through to success. Once we are funded through Kickstarter we will start selling through Amazon, where people who missed our Kickstarter campaign will still be able to purchase the original version of Rank of Hands.

Our funding goal was for this project is set at $5,500 for three reasons, the manufacturing MOQ, international shipping, and Kickstarter fees. We wanted to set a goal that we were confident in, that would allow us to fulfill every order, in a timely manner, and without issues.

Manufacturing MOQ

Often times manufactures have MOQs (minimum order quantities), this means that if we want to order decks through them, we have a minimum amount we have to order.

Shipping

Shipping pallets of merchandise halfway across the world isn't cheap, although we have taken the cheapest route to get it here, the shipping will be handled via freighter by MIQ logistics. The Express Tier boxes will be shipped via 2-day air, which is very expensive but about 4 weeks faster then freighter. 

Kickstater fees

Kickstarter will take up to 10% of our final funds. Although we would usually account for this in our funding goal, we decided to assume the cost ourselves, so we could have a lower starting funding goal off $5500.

We did a lot of research on different manufactures all across the globe, and decided to go with a company called GameLand, we chose GameLand for 3 reasons, price, quality, and experience.

Price

GameLand offered competitive pricing without sacrificing quality. We were able to keep the per unit cost low by outsourcing, while maintaining a manufacture with excellent service, and a great manufacture warranty. We negotiated the best possible price per unit, and are very happy with the product. 

Quality & Experience

GameLand has been manufacturing games for over 10 years, and is one of the leading manufactures for games of all types in China. GameLand has been audited by BCSI, Sedex, icti care and several other companies for quality and labor standards and has been awarded many certifications respectively.

- Rank of Hands cards are made from eco-friendly 310 GSM black core card paper, they are a thick casino quality card, with ink coatings that are child safe, while remaining high quality and durable for long time use 

- The journey of getting from Rank 10 to Rank 1 will take you on average 45 minutes, the game however could be shorted to end at Rank 5 without any compromise in how the game is played. 

- With our delivery date being in November, buying Rank of Hands as a Christmas gift is an excellent option for anyone who likes to think ahead.

- Rank of Hands estimated delivery date is early November. 30 days for production, 30 days for shipping. 

- The Rank of Hands standard edition, and extras, will be available on Amazon Prime following a successful campaign. 

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges with every project no matter how big or small, although these risks and challenges can be greatly reduced with good planning and execution of critical tasks.

1. The game being completed and/or ever finished.

- Rank of Hands is a 100% finished game. There are no changes, no more work, it is a completed product including hours and hours of play time to properly balance the deck. This game is NOT a work in progress, we have even gone through a small batch of production.

2. Hitting the estimated shipping date.

- We have consulted with our manufacture and shipping logistics team to get the most accurate time for arrival of the product in the U.S. The moment we hit our funding goal production will start on the games. If there are any delays from the manufacture or shipping forwarder we will let you know immediately in the updates section on Kickstarter. We have ordered a smaller shipment of these cards before and production went very smoothly.

3. Shipping and handling

- Once we have received the order of cards in the U.S we have a person experienced in shipping and handling fulfilling every order, so your cards arrive as soon as possible and without damage.

4. damaged or missing product.

- We have bought a $15,000 insurance shipping plan that can be increased to cover a total loss of all merchandise and shipping. If something were to happen there would be of course a delay in receiving your cards, but we would still be able to reorder the entire shipment. If you were to receive a defective product, we would ship out a replacement immediately.

5. death.

- There is a small chance that our entire team could die, if that happens it would be quite unfortunate and the orders could not be fulfilled, sorry.

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