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By Jackson Lefler
$12,557 pledged of $15,000 goal
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About this project

BLDR is a fast paced card game where players race to complete their chosen BLDR structure first. The game is full of chances to destroy your opponents structure while trying to build your own. The gameplay makes this game both a strategy and a luck game.  I've played with friends, family, babysitters, teachers, gamers, non-gamers, my dog, and everyone has a great time playing it.  "We became huge fans, playing almost every night, sometimes multiple times." said Liza Graves, Cofounder at StyleBlueprint.com.

I have a dream to see my game sold in places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and my favorite toy stores, Brilliant Sky, Phillips Toy Mart and O.P. Taylors. I'm raising money through Kickstarter so I can continue on the journey of taking my game to market.

You can help me by making a contribution here on Kickstarter. What ever amount you would like to donate will help me reach my goal of $15,000 to put my game into production. PLUS you will receive one of the early copies of my game (great stocking stuffer) and/or get to vote on which city versions of the game we create first. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!

Also, please let me know what you think about my game and how it can be improved. I've played it with lots, and lots of people, but I know it can still be improved!  My first idea is to create BLDR city editions, like my hometown, BLDR-Nashville.  Your backing (at any level) will cast a vote to decide which city will be the first city edition!

Thank you to my family, friends, new friends and the Kickstarter community for supporting my Kickstarter Campaign!! Please back BLDR and follow BLDR on Facebook and Instagram to help get the word out about it! You can also check out my website at www.bldrgame.com and see more of the story on Nashville's Channel 2 News: 7th grader invents card game as well as on StlyeBlueprint: The Card Game a Nashville 12-Year-Old Invented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all of the many people who have believed in me and helped me along the way! Special thank you to:

Mr. Neil Kohler, President and Co-Founder of The Wilco Group.  Without Mr. Kohler's encouragement, I would have stopped at Skystrux and not taken my game to market.  He has been there with great suggestions like changing the name from Skystrux to BLDR, making colors pop and reaching out to the Kickstarter community to help keep BLDR going.

McClain Portis who is the creative mind and talent behind the Kickstarter video.  He spent many hours filming and editing the amazing video! Please check out his work on Instagram.

Mrs. Deena Neimat who believed in my dream from the beginning and designed all of the original images.  Please support her vision of raising a generation of global minded voices at littlevoicesareloud.com.

Mrs. Jenny Garland who designed the changes from Skystrux to BLDR.  Please check out her work at Garland Creative.  

Mrs. Barbara Moore who created the BLDR website and has helped me with editing and content.  Please see her work Two Roads Communications.

Mr. Will Norton who was willing to help me in any way possible and made introductions to McClain, Tony and WKRN New Channel 2.  He is a fantastic Dean of the High School at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Mrs. Liza Graves who is helping me spread the word through her publication, StyleBlueprint.  Please see her publication at StyleBlueprint and follow her publication on Instagram and Facebook.

Edward and Carrie Playfair who helped me learn about trademarks and copyrights as well as for support and spreading the word.

Tony Neuhoff who helped with the creative content of the video. 

My many friends and teachers at St. Paul Christian Academy who played the original versions with me and helped me tweak and improve the game.

My mom, dad, brother and sister.  Thanks!!!!!

Risks and challenges

BLDR has a few risks and challenges. The biggest risk is I am ONLY 12 and this is my first time doing ALL of this. I'm learning as I go so am asking backers to be patient with me in mailing out the game, following up with mistakes and whatever else I don't know yet!

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    Subway

    Cast one vote to help determine the first City Edition of BLDR. Will it by BLDR-Nashville, BLDR-Houston, BLDR-New York or BLDR-YOUR CITY? Your vote matters! (you can vote if we make our Kickstarter goal, in the final survey)

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    Penthouse Suite!

    Previous reward plus the top backer will work with me to create the collector edition structure to be included in the Club Level Reward. (This can be any structure you want...think your house, favorite vacation spot or building! Basically, anything cool works.)

    In the unlikely event there is not a $10,000 pledge, highest backer wins this award.

    In the likely event there are multiple $10,000 backers (or a tie for highest bidder), I will pull the winner out of a hat.

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