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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 13 2015 4:52 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 687
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 13 2015 4:52 PM UTC +00:00

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As you can see the game can be produced in several packages, sizes and quality.  Caution! Focus groups have found this game addictive.
As you can see the game can be produced in several packages, sizes and quality. Caution! Focus groups have found this game addictive.

There is a need for a new thinking game. Have you ever been bored waiting at the airport or waiting for a meal in a restaurant. Have you ever wished for a game to pass the time. I have created a game that comfortably fits into a pocket. Named after the Ying Yang symbol or as it is properly known the "Tai Ji" I have created a game based on the philosophical concepts of opposites ie black-white, positive-negative or more-less and subtle movements. This is the most portable and intriguing game developed. It is usually a 2 person game sitting across from each other or side by side. The game also is a good solitaire game. Setup time is probably less than 30 seconds if you stop for a drink. Game play can last minutes or hours. I can teach the game in under ten minutes yet the participants will be engrossed in its subtleties for hours.The market is saturated with Trivia games, Monopoly type games and Snakes and Ladders type games. No one has tried to get in the logic strategy type games such as Chess or Checkers. None of these games are easily portable. Even the Backgammon games in a  case that were popular a few years ago were bulky and you could not carry them in a pocket. My new game is a boardless board game. A proper game set can be carried in a cell phone pouch or similar container and the board is any available tabletop or flat surface. This game with simple rules can be taught in under 10 minutes and a complex game can be had from the first game. The actual game pieces can be of any material from deluxe metal castings to printed cardboard with a price tag to match the quality of the playing pieces.

   Simplicity is the key and I have conducted several focus groups to perfect the game play. The youngest person was 8. I have an over 90% positive response from the groups. Dissenters being people that cannot grasp or enjoy the simple logic and strategy required. They are just "not into" thinking games. If you can enjoy a game of checkers or chess you will understand and enjoy this game. The rules are a lot simpler than chess and a bit more complicated than checkers.

   Funding is required to make the first order of pieces and associated mold designs. $30 + Backers will receive a deluxe metal first edition game. 

Risks and challenges

I see this game as having great immediate fad potential judging from my focus groups and then slowing down to become a steady, solid seller. The main marketing problem with my game is it's simplicity. However, simplicity was the main concept behind the game. A double edged sword. I wish I could get into more detail of the game play but due to the fact there are no special game pieces and simplicity of the rules I need to protect my idea until launch. Therefore a good marketing plan must be in place before it is released. Do you remember Beanie babies? It was only a bean bag doll and there were several similar items for sale at the same time but the consumers were insisting on the toe tag. This was an incredible branding / marketing program. I hope to recreate this branding with the playing piece designs.
I have manufacturers ready to produce and package the product. Now I need the funding. I also have job openings for marketing and sales people to help promote the product. Let me know if you are interested in being part of the plan.

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