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By William Camp
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Improve your travel experience with an engaging and addictive game the whole family can enjoy. Play 5 different games with over 20 different options. Chose a game and start looking for billboards with words you need to complete the game board. First player to complete the game board gets a bonus, and the player with the most points at the end of the game WINS!

Billboards is a game we hope will bring your family closer together, make your trip more enjoyable, and get your kids and teens looking around at the scenery instead of at a digital device. 

This Is Why People Want Billboards

Goodbye Boredom  Kids bored, parents bored, parents tired of - are we there yet? - Your travelling and it supposed to be fun, so make it fun! Multiple games with a huge amount of variations keeps travelers of all ages engage and awake.

Games Take Too Long  Any day now, we will find the Z. Games can take forever and boredom can set in as well as frustration. Billboards gives options to reduce game time and speed things up. It might even help you get in an out that pit stop faster because the Timer is always ticking!

Teamwork Or... Not
Yes, Billboards can be very competitive, but it has other options as well. If the - he cheated - has reached the maximum on repeat; then kick off a game requiring TEAMWORK to win. Get the whole family working together to solve the game board and WIN!

Is This In Your Backseat
Miss seeing your kids big beautiful eyes because they are glued to a device? Well, get them unglued and engage in their surroundings during travel. If they want to win, they have to look around! Yes, we are working on a mobile application too; however, you still have to look around to WIN!

What You Get  

Each game set includes the following items:

  • 1 – Bag for easy travel
  • 1 – Timer / Stopwatch to keep you going ( 99 minute maximum) 
  • 3 – Dry erase markers with personal erasers 
  • 1 – Large Eraser to clean up the big messes 
  • 1 – Rule Book to keep you on the straight and narrow 
  • 7 – Game Boards: 1 – Dynamic Crossword; 3 – Basic Crosswords; 3 – Alphabet Game; 3 – Bingo; 3 – Destination Crossword; 1 - Open Draw / Pencil Game 
Billboards Game Set
Billboards Game Set

 How Does It Work?

The game is simple and intense:   

  • Decide on a game 
  • Start searching for words on signs 
  • Enter the words found on the game board 
  • Total points for the letters to get a Word Score 
  • Complete the game board 
  • Total Word Scores to get a Game Score 
  • Player with highest Game Score WINS! 

BILLBOARDS CONTAINS A TOTAL OF 5 GAMES WITH MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR PLAY AND THE ABILITY TO PLAY PENCIL GAMES ON A REUSABLE PAGE! THE FUN CAN LITERALLY NEVER END!

Available Games

Alphabet Game
Players attempt to locate a word for each letter of the Alphabet containing letters with the highest Letter Points. Then total the Letter Points to get a total Word Score. All Word Scores are totaled together to get a Game Score. The Player with the highest Game Score wins. 

Alphabet Game
Alphabet Game

Crosswords
Players locates words as individuals or a group to complete the crossword. This is a solitary or cooperative game, so no winners are normally named. However, you could track who finds the most words and crown him or her the Crossword Champion!

Basic Crosswords
Basic Crosswords

Dynamic Crossword
Players locate words to enter onto the game board in an interlocking fashion to reach a predetermined Game Score first. The Player to reach the Game Score first wins, but be careful because some squares decrease your points while other increase them.  Choose your word placement carefully.

Dynamic Crossword
Dynamic Crossword

Destination Crossword
Players locate words to enter on the game board with first word starting at the Start square in the upper left corner. Each additional word added will interlock with the previous word until a path is made to the End point. Players must move around obstacles and watch out for Traffic Jams and Police. Don't get a speeding ticket. The Player finishing their path first gets a bonus, but the player with the most points wins the game.  

Destination Crossword
Destination Crossword

Bingo
There are many pattern options to choose from or you can make up a customer. Players agree upon a pattern they wish to complete and start searching. Players locate signs which advertise the type of service showing in the squares on the game board. Each square is marked out as signs are found. First Player to mark squares out matching the selected pattern wins!

Bingo
Bingo
     

How Can You Help

We still need to get a few things completed before we can start manufacturing and shipping out the games. This Kickstarter will allow us to finish the following:
  • Copyright the Billboards Material
  • Safety Testing Certification - Gov requirement for games playable by kids under 13 years of age
  • Trademark 
  • UPC Code
  • Advertising
  • First manufacturing run of Billboards Game Sets
We are ready to start manufacturing these great game sets once we get these few items hammered out with your help.

What's Next?

Oh, we are so glad you asked. 

We are working on additional game boards with new games; which, can be purchased separately to add to your current game set. We will also make expanded game sets available with the new game boards as they are developed.

Once we have the physical game riding around in cars all over the country, we are going to blow everyone's mind with the creation of, possibly, the most addictive app you have ever download to your mobile device. The Billboards app will take word games, travel, competition, and advertising to a whole new level. If by the grace of God we were to blow this Kickstarter's goal away then we could start the app development sooner. If not, then we will have another Kickstarter in the future for the application.

App Overview
The Billboards mobile application will allow for real-time interactive play while traveling and non-traveling individual and competitive play. 

App Features
  • Track games played history
  • Overall High scores 
  • Your high scores for each game 
  • Overall Rankings 
  • Game Type Rankings 
  • Badges and Rewards
  • Ranks to show off your expertise
  • Tournaments Stats
  • Open Tournaments to play
  • Map Play
  • Get Tokens to upgrade Avatar, Car, and purchase Travel Perks (Brakes (slow down game), Warnings (get out of a speeding ticket), Free Gas (skip a level), Additional Tournament Plays, etc.  
We would tell you more, but we don't want to let the cat completely out of the bag just yet.

Rewards

You saw the Billboards Game Set above so you know what to expect. Here are the other items you receive depending on the reward you select.

 

Clip On Book Light
Clip On Book Light

 

Clipboard
Clipboard

Risks and challenges

We are ready to go. We have the capability to manufacture limited quantities of the Billboards Game; however, we are currently working with a well known game manufacture to get larger runs with more professional game boards.

This game is very simple to manufacture, package, and ship. We will begin selling from our website www.billboardsgame.com and on Amazon.com. Once we are more established, we will begin to branch out to other retail websites and possibly department stores in the future.

Our biggest hurdle at the moment is getting financing to complete all the needed certifications, copyrights, trademarks, UPC, and first production run. The proper finances will allow us to move forward with the physical game and hopefully draw investors for the mobile app.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    PDF Format Game Set

    We will email you a pdf file containing a compete Game Set and Rule book. You can print these out and use them on your next trip. This gives you a chance to experience the game before it is available for sale.

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    Billboards Game Set

    Get one of the very first Billboards Game Sets to enter the market and have your name displayed in the Rule Book thank you page. Each game set includes the following items (colors may vary):

    • 1 – Bag
    • 1 – Timer
    • 3 – Dry erase pens with Erasers
    • 1 – Large Eraser
    • 1 – Rule Book
    • 7 – Game Boards
    o 3 – Destination Crossword
    o 1 – Dynamic Crossword
    o 3 - Different Crossword
    o 3 – Alphabet Game
    o 3 – Random Bingo
    o 1 – Free Draw / Pencil Game

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Billboards Game Set & Book Light

    Get one of the very first Billboards Game Sets to enter the market and have your name displayed in the Rule Book thank you page. Each game set includes the following items (colors may vary):

    • 1 – Bag
    • 1 – Timer
    • 3 – Dry erase pens with Erasers
    • 1 – Large Eraser
    • 1 – Rule Book
    • 7 – Game Boards
    o 3 – Destination Crossword
    o 1 – Dynamic Crossword
    o 3 - Different Crossword
    o 3 – Alphabet Game
    o 3 – Random Bingo
    o 1 – Free Draw / Pencil Game

    And a great book light so you can keep playing pencil games after the sun goes down.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Billboards Game, Book Light, Clipboard

    Get one of the very first Billboards Game Sets to enter the market and have your name displayed in the Rule Book thank you page. Each game set includes the following items (colors may vary):

    • 1 – Bag
    • 1 – Timer
    • 3 – Dry erase pens with Erasers
    • 1 – Large Eraser
    • 1 – Rule Book
    • 7 – Game Boards
    o 3 – Destination Crossword
    o 1 – Dynamic Crossword
    o 3 - Different Crossword
    o 3 – Alphabet Game
    o 3 – Random Bingo
    o 1 – Free Draw / Pencil Game

    And a great book light so you can keep playing pencil games after the sun goes down. This set also includes a Billboards clipboard for easy writing.

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    2 Billboards Game Sets

    Get two of the very first Billboards Game Sets to enter the market, and your name will be listed on the thank you page in the rule book. Each game set includes the following items (colors may vary):

    • 1 – Bag
    • 1 – Timer
    • 3 – Dry erase pens with Erasers
    • 1 – Large Eraser
    • 1 – Rule Book
    • 7 – Game Boards
    o 3 – Destination Crossword
    o 1 – Dynamic Crossword
    o 3 - Different Crossword
    o 3 – Alphabet Game
    o 3 – Random Bingo
    o 1 – Free Draw / Pencil Game

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- (30 days)