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Rich FounderBy Rich Founder
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Rich FounderBy Rich Founder
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$78
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2014

About

"Let's Play Startup" is a brand-new fun-filled board game that has a good sense of humor about the challenges, ups, and downs of any startup founder. It's a humorous board game with an "attitude" that entrepreneurs and those who love'em can have a fun-filled hour or several playing, as they...

- travel around the US, buying and selling companies...living through the many ups and downs of startup life.

The game is driven by a roll of the dice(just like any startup), along with two decks of playing cards that provide "startup action" as well as laughs. 

"STEPPED IN IT" cards, in chocolate brown of course, let you laugh and cry as you experience the travails any startup encounters. "Your CFO, receptionist and three cute gerbils are caught in bed. Pay $100,000 to unscramble the mess."  Or what happens when "The CTO walks out two weeks before launch, taking the tech team with her."  Stepping in a brown spot lurches your startup backward and, of course, costs you progress as well as cash.

"ROLLING IN IT" cards propel your startup forward.  "Famous VC Fred Wilson smiles during your pitch. Add $5-million and brag all night. Keep praying he’ll answer one of your many emails."  Or "Create your first Business Model Canvas. People actually think it might make sense. Add $2-million.

As the game progresses, founders buy and sell companies, collect or lose piles of money in the timed race for startup millions--which is of course what determines the winner.  Can you learn a little bit about startup life playing "Let's Play Startup?" Sure, but mostly you'll gain sympathy from your fellow players as they get an entertaining sense of what life is like at the helm of your startup.

The game is packaged in a beautiful commemorative full-color tin box, features a high-quality game board, six certifiable startup players, and three decks of playing cards to keep the game fast-paced and fun!

Risks and challenges

There are very few obstacles to our success with this project, other than finding lots of people who want to purchase, play, and enjoy the game. We've ordered a limited first production run from China, which is due to arrive in Port Newark in mid-September for October delivery. The biggest risk is our 10/15 target delivery date, but delivery before Christmas is a virtual certainty. Raising money to pay a chunk of the huge bill from the Chinese game production company!

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    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Save $10 plus FREE SHIPPING on your very own first edition of this board game in its handsome keepsake tin case DELIVERED FREE in the US. Be among the first founders to have a blast with this fun-filled board game!

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    SAVE $50! buy two games, get one free from the very first shipment of games, each in its own handsome tin gift box to hold your startup memories. (UPS charges not included.)

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