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1SmartGuyBy 1SmartGuy
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1SmartGuyBy 1SmartGuy
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About

HOW TO PLAY...

The face of each cube has a grid engraved with the numbers 1 through 9 arranged in a particular order. Choose one cube as your starting point and place it in front of you. Next pick up another cube. Look at the numbers on your starter cube and the numbers on your second cube.  Feel free to rotate the cubes and look at the number grids on all sides.   Decide where you can place cube #2 in relation to cube #1 so there is no duplication of numbers in the rows or the columns.

Continue your play in this fashion choosing from the unused cubes and determining where they can be placed. You can utilize any side of the cubes in play until you reach the winning solution of all 9 cubes in a 3 x 3 layout with the numbers 1 through 9 in every row and every column with no duplication.

Think it’s easy? Think again. With the interactive design of the number grids, many hundreds of winning combinations are possible with a single set of 9 cubes. There are even some solutions which include diagonal 1 through 9 as well.

BY YOURSELF OR WITH FRIENDS…

Just like a sudoku puzzle you can have the fun of playing anytime, anywhere and a Su-Di-Ku game is usually solved in about the same amount of time. However, unlike a traditional puzzle, you can play Su-Di-Ku with friends: Bring it to Friday game night – Compete for best time – Arrange tournaments.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED...

To partner with the award winning international dice maufacturer Q-workshop, the largest producer of unique and unusual dice in the world. They are the recipients of the several awards including the prestigious ORIGINS award for “The Best game accessories” and they look forward to providing us with a top quality product.

THE STRETCH GOALS...

While the original game is black on white just like pencil on paper, we like other color combinations too.  Not only is it fun to choose a color you prefer, with 2 or more sets you can combine the colors to create patterns within your solution such as

Four Corners (or) The Iron Cross

The X-Factor

Odd Man Out

 Tri-color Quilted

Creating your own pattern variations is as much fun as playing the game.  We'll announce the stretch goals once our Kickstarter campaign gets underway. 

OUR FUNDING GOAL...

Is the amount needed for a minimum production run of Su-Di-Ku cubes. We're hoping of course that you're going to carry us beyond this so that ultimately we will be able to manufacture in quantities that will make Su-Di-Ku affordable for all game players.  Until then our Kickstarter gives you the opportunity to be part of an exclusive group.

IT’S NOT JUST A PROJECT – IT’S A STORY…

...about 1 Smart Guy named George.  While many people use computer programs to generate sudoku puzzles, for the past 2 years George has used just the neurons in his amazing brain to create and fine tune the specific number grids used on our original Su-Di-Ku game. Think it's a great mental exercise to solve a puzzle? Try inventing not one - but SIX - interactive puzzles from scratch !  Now, with the help of his daughters he is ready to present Su-Di-Ku to the world.

AND NOW IT’S UP TO YOU...

We appreciate your support and your vision that millions of people worldwide will enjoy Su-Di-Ku -- the challenging 3-D version of the game sudoku. And since we don’t know all those people personally, we’d like you to join our team and spread the word every way you can. By Facebook and Email. By Twitter, Text and Tumblr. Telephone, Telegraph, Tell a friend ! Get creative and tell everyone to back 1SmartGuy named George.

OK this isn’t George but it’s another really smart guy who knew how to have fun.

Risks and challenges

The design, prototypes and patent pending are complete. The sourcing of a manufacturer has been determined as well as the production time and the total cost. We have planned for receipt of the finished goods, repackaging and shipping to --> YOU. The obstacles now would be force majure, acts of God, Mother Nature, Planetary Alien Invasion or an ELE (Extinction Level Event, ala’ no more dinosaurs). Other than that we’ve probably got it covered. But seriously...

As with any other tangible product there can be unexpected delays but in our case the product is solid, literally. It's cubes. There are no moving parts and no redesigns to go through. The only variable at this time is knowing how many we will be packing and shipping to our *brilliant* and *beautiful* supporters. The best possible scenario we can imagine is that we will have to call on all our family and friends because we won't be able to do it alone. THANK YOU.

Yes, we're saying it again, thank you. It's all over the page and may appear redundant but we really do mean it...Thanks !

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    Our SINCERE THANKS for supporting our project. Every dollar gets us closer to our goal and we TRULY APPRECIATE you backing us. What more can we say? If we were there in person we'd give you a (HUG). Thank you !

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    A special edition SU-DI-KU postcard mailed to you so you can add it to your collection of cool Kickstarter rewards. And when SU-DI-KU hits retail store shelves you have proof that *YOU* believed in us from the beginning.

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    EARLY BIRD - Only a few of these are available as our special thanks to you for getting us started. This is only open to U.S. backers because we are paying the shipping cost on this and not including it in the pledge price.

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    FIFO, FIRST IN FIRST OUT - For the supporter that wants to be at the top of the list for shipment. This reward puts you in line to receive one of the first sets of SU-DI-KU ever produced and your reward will be accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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    THE ENTHUSIAST - You love the game and can't wait to play. THANK YOU - You're Awesome and we can't wait to fulfill your reward by sending you your own set of SU-DI-KU cubes as soon as possible.

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    DOUBLE UP - Twice the fun with 2 sets. Both for you or one to give away to your favorite Brainiac. Both sets in the original black on white until we make our stretch goals. After that you have the choice of any color offered for your 2nd set.

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    TRIPLE PLAY - Three sets of SU-DI-KU in the original black on white -OR- when we reach our stretch goals 1 set in the original and the other 2 sets in any colors offered.

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    FOUR PLAY - You've got the idea ! Four sets of SU-DI-KU. 1 in the original and the option to choose what you like from the colors offered when we make our stretch goals. You're helping make this possible with your super pledge of support.

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    TOURNAMENTS & TEACHERS - We'll send you *10* sets so you can start planning a SU-DI-KU tournament and invite all your friends - or - have this sent to your favorite teacher for use in their classroom.

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    TOTALLY CUSTOM - You tell us what you would like on your hand made version of this fantastic brain game. Maybe the letters of your name or your favorite emoticons. (Keep in mind any images or graphics that you choose will need to be sized to approx 5/32" or 3.9mm to fit the grid on the dice. Also, need we say it? Keep it clean.)

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