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By Matt Leese
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About

I have a dream of building wood games that are more fun and more durable than your typical yard games. Similar companies use cheap plywood which will break down over time when exposed to the elements; I use solid glued-edge pine boards and triple seal them to make them much more weather-resistant. This is more expensive but much more durable. Also I have designed unique sports-themed games and the rules to go with them for a truly unrivaled gaming experience. The last few months I've been perfecting my processes and building prototypes but now I am out of money. I need funds to market my existing products, including entry fees for multiple markets and festivals around the DFW metroplex where I can sell my games. I need funds to buy more materials for future sales of my existing games and to build prototypes for new games which I have in mind already. I have multiple deals in the works that will increase my exposure and thus sales but they are still a couple months away from being realized, so I have an immediate need for continuing to produce and innovate and simply pay the bills. 

Risks and challenges

My biggest challenge right now is getting my product out there in front of people. The second biggest challenge is convincing people to see the value of my product to justify its higher price than, for example, a plastic game they can buy from a store. I have found a reliable source of materials but I wish I could find cheaper prices so that I could lower my price to the customer. There is a risk that not enough people will want high-quality, hand-made, custom board games. Other risks are that something happens with the company that I buy my bag fill from or the company that prints the graphics on my bags and I have to find other vendors and/or raise my prices further. But as of right now I have my designs perfected so I am confident in being able to rapidly reproduce them, though I'm always looking for ways to decrease my production time. Right now the time I spend producing just one board isn't comparable to a decent hourly wage, but I feel I can't raise my prices any more or no one will buy one. With the ability to completely customize any of these games my products are truly one of a kind and unequaled, the big challenge is just finding my niche market that appreciates high quality craftsmanship and is willing to pay for it.

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    Weather proof bag

    I will send you one weather proof bean bag. Made from 10 oz duck cloth and filled with plastic pellets, built to ACA specs. Pick from Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Soccer designs.

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    2 weather proof, sport themed bags

    I'll send you 2 bags, filled with weather proof plastic pellets, built to ACA specs. Choose from Basketball, Baseball, Football, or Soccer. May choose both to be the same or from two different sports. Carrying bag included.

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    Set of 4 sport themed bags

    I will send you four sport themed bags filled with weather proof plastic pelllets, built to ACA specs. Choose from Baseball, Basketball, Football or Soccer designs. Carrying bag included.

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    I will send you two sets of four bags, for a total of eight bags. They will be the primary and secondary set for the same sport. Choose from Baseball, Basketball, Football, or Soccer.

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    Yard Game set

    You will receive a full Yard Sport set including the game board and 8 weather proof bean bags. You may choose from Football, Baseball, Soccer, Hockey, or Basketball.

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