Matching Donations to Schools! New Backer Tier! Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We are VERY excited to share a few pieces of news with you!
First, thanks to you all we've hit $20K with 402 backers! Given new estimates on our manufacturing we'd like to tell you all that the 64 tile stretch goal is yours even though we didn't even get all the way up to our previous conservative estimates. So everyone who has ordered a Block Party game or higher will now get a set of 64 tiles each set! And we know you'll really love the game with the extra tiles. Why? Because it's breakable into two SEPARATE games AND tile variants are playable with a full table. We know you can play with just the blocks, and we've also discovered there are ways to play with just the tiles. Hooray for modularity :-)
The second big piece of news is we are starting a matching donation program plus a SCHOOL DONATION TIER. We've been talking to math teachers and schools and have concluded that more blocks (and parties) in more classrooms would be really great, AND it's tough (especially for public schools) to get the appropriate funding! So, for every backer pledging $45 or over, we will donate a set of blocks to one of our pilot schools in Southern California--that's currently 135 sets of Block Party going to classrooms of young minds! (If you are a teacher or work in education and want to get your school on the list, please contact us at email@example.com!) If you've pledged for a single set and would 1. like an additional set (to gift for Christmas) and 2. want to share the Block Party love with young minds, you can have both for the affordable price bump of $20!
But what if you don't want to send only one set of blocks to a school? What if you want to share Block Party with a whole school?! We're adding a school donation tier where we'll send 10 sets to one of our pilot schools OR the school of your choice. You can share the party with ten classrooms of young problem solvers for only $120! (Want to share with a school in addition to getting Block Party for yourself? Add $120 to your current pledge, and send us a message - we'll make sure that you get your party and the kids get theirs!)
Thank you all so much for making this happen, we've been so delighted by the enthusiasm and support from this community. We've got a little over 60 HOURS TO GO so please, share the campaign! These final days are the last hurrah before Block Party goes off Kickstarter (for now :-)!
Three Pixel <3
Benjamin and George
PS We've been working on the box that Block Party will come in. Here's a sneak peek