TODAY'S SALE ONLY FOR BACKERS FROM US
It was brought to my attention that I should have mentioned that today's one-day sale is only for backers from the US. The shipping to any other location would be... Read more
ONE DAY SALE - TODAY ONLY
Today I will be having a one-day sale that starts right now and ends at midnight (PST). For every Deluxe game purchased from my website, you will receive a Volume... Read more
Blurble Game Giveaway
Hey Blurble Backers! I am hosting a game giveaway that begins today and runs through Thursday Oct 17th at noon PST. The aim is to build my social media following,... Read more
Blurble is finally available for online sale!!!
Hey Blurble Backers,
I just wanted to let you know that Blurble is now available for purchase from my website, BlurbleGame.com. The Volume I version has 250 cards and the... Read more
Erin Koehler, artist of Blurble, could use some help!
I wanted to alert all of my Blurble backers that Erin Koehler, the artist of Blurble, is currently running her own crowd-funding campaign on indiegogo. She only has... Read more
All Rewards are now Shipped!
I'm happy and relieved to announce that all the Blurble rewards have been sent out. If you live in the US, you should have already received your rewards.... Read more
Rewards have been shipped!!!
I spent almost all of last week shipping out your Kickstarter rewards. At this point, all rewards have been shipped out with the exception of my international backers.... Read more
Although I ordered the USPS boxes three and a half weeks ago (which are needed to ship your rewards), the last of them just arrived today. I had... Read more
ABSOLUTE LAST CALL FOR ADDRESS UPDATES!!!
I know this is my third time asking for updated addresses in the last two and a half weeks, but I got so many responses each of the... Read more
LAST CHANCE TO UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!!!
The Blurble shipment is just 4 days away! This means you should have your rewards in just a few weeks! In my last update, sent on May 4th,... Read more
IMPORTANT - READ THIS UPDATE!!!
Dearest Blurble Backers,
I have confirmation that my order will be arriving to the Port of Portland on Saturday May 18th, and will be delivered to my house on Tuesday... Read more
As a followup to my last update: I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the plastic holding trays were cracked on the production samples.... Read more
Production Samples Arrived
The production samples arrived to my house late last week. These are my thoughts on the quality/appearance of the samples: The boxes, cards, and instructions sheets are all... Read more
Production Scheduled for March 2nd
Hello friends and backers!
For those of you who think I'm somewhere in the Bahamas living a life of luxury with your $18,979, laughing to myself that I tricked 529... Read more
I've just sent off a final email to my manufacturer, giving them permission to start production. A few days ago I sent samples of each component of Blurble to an... Read more
Moving along, slowly but surely.
Here's what's been going on since the last update:
I got mostly good feedback about the quality of the third set of card samples, but the main complaint... Read more
The second set of samples came in, and my oh my were they crappy. There was hardly any improvement with the card quality. This was very disheartening, but I was... Read more
The first round of samples arrived about 3 weeks ago. Some of the components were very good, others needed quite a bit of work. The boxes were very well built,... Read more
Samples and Backer Surveys
I just got word that my samples will be completed and put in the mail on Monday the 10th. Since they're coming from China, I assume they'll take... Read more
Gift Shows and More
Well, I'm finally back in Portland after traveling around for 6 straight weeks. After a wedding, a fishing trip, a kayaking trip, and three gift shows, I'm excited to be... Read more
One show down, two to go.
Last week was the Philadelphia Gift Show. I was fortunate to have my mom working the booth with me, and she did great! Thanks momma! We opened 21 accounts and... Read more
What's happening in the Blurble world?
Sorry it's taken me so long to provide you with an update. I'll make sure to post more updates in the following months! Here's what's been happening with... Read more
I'd like to provide you with a Blurble update. Since the end of the funding period, I've set my sights mostly on production. For a while, I was... Read more
Fully funded and moving forward
As many of you probably know, Blurble's funding period ended on Saturday with a final total of $18,979. Roughly $5,000 came in during the last week! It's time for me... Read more
The final 8 hours on Kickstarter...
Thank you once again for everyone's support over the last two months. I'm so excited to get back to the business side of Blurble; working towards production and getting Blurble... Read more
500-card deck options revised
OK, clearly I underestimated how many people would want to upgrade from the 300 card deck to the 500 card deck. There's been several people who have already commented on... Read more
Addition of 500-card Blurble deck for last 48 hours!
As a 'Thank You' for helping me to get to my $15,000 reward, I've added a new $60 pledge level which includes two decks of 500 cards. Also, backers of... Read more
Blurble at Nicole's house (Blurble Party #16 - Final Party!)
I managed to squeeze 16 Blurble parties into about a three week span. Many new people were introduced to Blurble, and I got to laugh with every one of them.... Read more
More Animals Please!
The $100 reward featuring an individual hand-drawn image of your favorite pet (or other animal), by artist Erin Koehler, sold out very quickly. I've had some requests to ask Erin... Read more
WE DID IT! Blurble is fully funded!!!
Well it's official...at 2:59 pm Pacific Time, an $18 pledge took Blurble over the edge to $15,001! I couldn't even get a picture with the pledge that pushed me over,... Read more
A double dose of Blurble (Blurble Parties #14 and #15) Oh, and I'm 1% away from hitting my goal!
My friend Molly told her mom (Janie) about Blurble. Janie contacted me through Kickstarter and asked me to introduce Blurble to her and her friends at their game night this... Read more
Blurble at The Title Wave Used Bookstore followed by the Stark House (Blurble Parties #12 and #13)
Yesterday I went to the Title Wave Used Bookstore to teach and play Blurble. Rod Richards, the manager and a Blurble backer, invited me in after finding me on Kickstarter.... Read more
Blurble at Title Wave Used Book Store today (April 25th) from 4:00 to 6:00
Today, I'll be at Title Wave Used Bookstore from 4:00 to 6:00. Rod Richards, the Title Wave Supervisor, has asked me to come in and teach/play Blurble. I stopped in yesterday... Read more
Third Friday Blurbling at Rain OR Shine followed by more Blurbling at Doug and Rachel's house (Blurble parties #10 and #11)
Last Friday was the third Blurble Party of four at Rain OR Shine Coffee House this month. It was our biggest turnout with thirteen people playing at once. Several of... Read more
Blurble at PASTE followed by Amanda and Mark's house (Blurble Parties #8 and #9)
On Thursday I stopped in to see the student/athletes of Portland After-School Tennis & Education (PASTE). PASTE is a non-profit after-school tennis and education program for at-risk youth. I used... Read more
New $100 reward tier: a hand-drawn image of your favorite animal!
Pledges have been continuing on at a steady and encouraging pace. I'm hoping to keep that momentum going by offering a new reward. Several people have sent me comments about... Read more
Blurble at Foursquare Day followed by Eric and Christy's House (Blurble Parties #6 and #7) AND an article written on Blurble on Wired.com
Yesterday was Foursquare Day which rewarded Foursquare users for 'checking in' to events being held all over the world (http://blog.4sqday.com/). The organizer for the Portland event offered me a table... Read more
Blurble at Foursquare Day today at 6:00 pm
Today at 6:00 pm, I'll be at Cartopia on SE 12th Ave. and Hawthorne in Portland. There's a Foursquare event, and one of the organizers has offered me a table... Read more
Blurble at Kenny and Hanne's house (Blurble Party #5)
Another successful Blurble party last night...There were 9 players, all of whom were Blurble virgins. I think everyone was expecting the game to be easier than it was. I wish... Read more
Second Friday Blurble Gathering at Rain OR Shine Coffee House (Blurble Party #4)
We had a good turnout for our 4:00 Friday gathering at Rain OR Shine on Friday. They've let me put up some Blurble advertising near the counter and even changed... Read more
Woooooo Hoooooo! 2/3 of the way there!
Blurble hit $10,000 last night. Pledges have really been picking up lately! Thanks to everyone who has been helping to spread the word. With 3 weeks left, I'm excited about... Read more
CakePDX and Blurble (Blurble Party #3)
On Wednesday night I attended the weekly CakePDX discussion/workshop. CAKE (Consulting And Knowledge Exchange) is a Portland based, donation driven, entrepreneurs group focused on offering advice on how to start... Read more
Blurble at German and Sarah's house (Blurble Party #2)
Thanks to my friends German and Sarah who hosted a Blurble gathering this past Monday. Pizza, salad, drinks, and hours of laughter made for a great time! One highlight was... Read more
Friday afternoon Blurble at the neighborhood coffee shop! (Blurble Party #1)
April is the month of Blurble Parties, and Friday the 6th was the kickoff. I'll be playing Blurble at Rain OR Shine Coffee House every Friday in April starting at... Read more
Half-Way Through Funding Period
Today marks the half-way point of Blurble's funding period and we're 55% of the way to the goal. So, we're on pace to make it! I was at a 'crowd... Read more
Ode to the Half-Way Point
- Bravo! Bueno! Hip hip hooray!
- Chasing that goal, and already half way.
- Don't stop now, lets keep the pledges flowing.
- Tell all your friends so we can keep momentum going. ... Read more
Playing Blurble in the Community!
I took Blurble to Other Worlds Games in Portland, OR last night and had the pleasure of playing with this nice family. Linnea (8) on the left, Kraig (dad) in... Read more
Blurble has been featured on Bangstyle.com!
Hey everyone, we're just over a third of the way to reaching Blurble's $15,000 funding goal. Thanks so much for the support! Please help to spread the word by encouraging... Read more
My Kickstarter shirts have arrived!
Four of these just arrived and that's all I'll be seen in for the next two months. Thanks for all the support so far, and be sure to tell your... Read more