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Last updated August 16, 2018

Tempus™ - The Next Great American Card Game (Canceled)

Tempus is a traditional style numbered card game for everyone of all ages with a theme of time and math to encourage active learning

Tempus™ - The Next Great American Card Game (Canceled)

Tempus is a traditional style numbered card game for everyone of all ages with a theme of time and math to encourage active learning

$257
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 16 2018
Last updated August 16, 2018

About

 Tempus is a product of love created through trial and error by a Chemist and his girlfriend in Ohio. Both loving traditional card games as kids, we enjoyed playing hours of card games together, trying out new ones ever week, bonding and strengthening our relationship in the process.   

For the majority of the games that we tried, they tended to fall flat when only 2 people play them, or got repetitive quickly. They were truly better with 3 or more participants, since more players reduce the pure luck factor of any given card game. I saw this as a problem and started searching for the perfect 2 player game. Something that was rich in strategy that could offer unlimited replayability.  

We found some old games with real potential, but weren't amazing, or got old quickly. We began changing, adding, and removing rules and testing modifications. Next thing we knew we had invented an extremely fun, simple and addictive card game that we couldn't stop playing, now known as Tempus.  

Tempus the latin word for time, which is the main mechanic and theme for this game. The numbers 1 through 12 are represented by hours of the clock, and all card suits have been removed. Players use all of their available cards to count backwards and forwards in the time zone, and the first player to use all of their cards from their countdown stack wins! The game also features optional scoring system for multiple rounds, but is unnecessary to enjoy the game.  

The design of Tempus is intended to make math and physics less intimidating and more appealing children, and encourage having fun while learning at the same time. Various numbers, symbols, and concepts are featured in the game, and an explanation of these implementations will be included with the game, allowing parents to answer any questions their children might have about these concepts. Essentially, i want to give children an advantage in the classroom, having a solid reference point to relate new concepts to, which makes them easier to learn.  

Our goal is to have Tempus™ Shipped to your door by December 24th. Depending on how long the project takes to fund, this may not be possible. We're getting a slightly late start on this process, so this goal may not be achieveable, but we're certainly going to try out best to reach it.

Tempus is currently set to be manufactured in the USA by Cartamundi. If we raise enough capital with this project, we may decide to self manufacture in Ohio!

Risks and challenges

I've done most of the prep work for this project before launching on kickstarter to be honest. I have already begun discussions with local commercial printers and plastic injection molding facilities in Ohio, and i have the utmost confidence that this product will be produced in a timely fashion. The bulk of the project target is to pay for the molding for the plastic case.

As a professional Quality Control Chemist, i have a deep understanding of the importance of quality in my product, both in its value as a game, and the materials selected for production. While my career has kept me mostly in the lab, i have certainly learned a lot about manufacturing and production along the way, and i have the utmost confidence that i will deliver this product in a timely and efficient manner.

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