Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 21, 2011.

Update #4

Reward Increase!

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We're so delighted to announce that 10 more copies of the board game Contraband have been added to our reward list! If you missed them the first time around, come on back at check it out. The game is available at the $60 pledge level!Here's a photo of the prototype version of the game, made during the extensive play-testing phase:
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    Every little bit helps. This is the long tail area, and we'll put your contribution to good use. You'll get access to backer's updates and perhaps you can help us spread the word?

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    The DIGITAL PARTY PACK. Jay is making a colouring book about life on the border. David is making a game called Contraband where smugglers face off against border guards. Give us your $7 and we'll send you PDFs of both of these. You can print them off and enjoy them with friends.

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    Niagara Falls ALTERNATE HISTORY NEWSPAPER. A lot of people have had utopian visions for cities that relied on the INFINITE POWER of Niagara Falls. Albert's project is a retrospective that examines what history would have been like if one of them had been built. For $10 we'll send you 4 front pages from the newspaper of a hypothetical place, printed on newsprint. Also, you get the DIGITAL PARTY PACK.

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    5 BORDER TOWN BUTTONS. Lea has designed 5 stylized maps of famous border towns. You can see them over there on the left. We'll put them on 1.5" buttons and send them to you and you can be popular at parties (assuming you go to the kind of parties where clever cartographic design makes you popular). Plus, we'll send you the NEWSPAPER and the DIGITAL PARTY PACK

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    PRINT PARTY PACK. Greg, Cyrus and Jordan are exploring the emotional dynamics of border towns with micro-fictions told through photos and text. We will send you selections from their project compressed down to post-card size along with the NEWSPAPER, BUTTONS. Not to mention the DIGITAL PARTY PACK.

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    THE BOARD GAME. David's game is called Contraband. It features a tense game of cat and mouse as smugglers try to sneak contraband across the border under the noses of border guards. It features custom cards and a custom board. We will send you a complete physical copy of the game.

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    SNOW GLOBE. Albert's retrospective of the hypothetical utopia at Niagara Falls isn't just a bunch of newspapers. It will also feature fictional tourist kitsch. Get ready for a custom snow globe, featuring 3-D printed models of the Niagara imagined by King Gillette (yeah, THAT Gillette) at the turn of the 20th century. we'll also include the DIGITAL PARTY PACK and the PRINT PARTY PACK. International backers, please add a little extra to help with shipping.

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    Greg, Jordan and Cyrus' Microfictions project includes many original photographs taken around the world, some modified with text and some without. If you choose this level, you will receive a beautiful 12"x18" print of one of these photos (to be chosen by the backer from a list of options). Plus, you will get the DIGITAL PARTY PACK and - naturally - the PRINT PARTY PACK.

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    CUSTOM SKIRT. Lea will make you a custom wrap skirt which will feature a design based on the intricate borders of Baarle Hertog/Baarle Nassau, screen printed by hand. Of course, we will also send you the DIGITAL PARTY PACK.

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    SNOW GLOBE MUSIC BOX. Along with the other alternate-Niagara Falls tourist kitsch, Albert has also produced a music box version, on a solid wood base. We will send you a custom made snowglobe music box featuring a 3d-printed models of Gillette's planned Falls utopia. Also, the DIGITAL PARTY PACK and PRINT PARTY PACK. International backers, please add a little extra to help with shipping.

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    DINNER IN DETROIT. We will have dinner with you at a restaurant of your choosing in Detroit on the night of the opening, September 21st. Later on, we'll send you THE BOARD GAME, a PRINT PARTY PACK and a DIGITAL PARTY PACK

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