Lawn Battleship is family-friendly outdoor game that creates an interactive version of a classic board game in your own backyard. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 11, 2014.
About this project
Lawn Battleship combines elements of a classic board game with the sunshine and fun of outdoor sports. It’s a family friendly game that relies on accuracy and skill.
Toss the ball to disable your opponents fleet; a direct hit might even sink a ship! Flexible setup gives you control of the challenge level, making this a game for all ages. Lawn Battleship creates family fun so intense, everyone will ask for the best three-out-of-five to prove who is the true master of your lawn.
-Fun Family Game that Gets the Entire Family Outdoor to Play
-Unique Cross between Croquet and Lawn Bowling
-Great Camp, Tailgate or Family BBQ Game
Through our Kickstarter campaign, Lawn Battleship is battling for the funding it needs for mass production. To take Lawn Battleship to the next level, we need your support. Help us bring the outdoor-fun of lawn battleship to families everywhere: Pledge your support on Kickstarter.
Click to Watch Video on How to Set Up and Play:
Most of the videos and pictures show a combination of prototypes. I spent 5 yrs of play testing and revising before having the professional prototype made by Metropolis Design and Prototyping.
They produced the Professional Prototype and tweaked it to perfection. After which they produced the CAD Drawings for Manufacturing. The graphics have been produced by a series of professionals that I’ve known for years and you can see and judge them based on the quality of the work produced herein.
The Game Includes the Following:
- 1 Rule Book
- 3 Boundary Lines
- 6 Metal Pegs
- 1 Measuring Device
- 10 ships: 5 per side(2 Aircraft Carriers, 1 Battleships, and 2 Cruisers.)
- 4 Balls (Water Filled Bocce Balls)
- 4 Obstacles: 2 per side (Wooden Posts)
Lawn Battleship has been a long-term dream. Years ago on a whim, I attended a board game inventing group. I really enjoyed play testing the games and being part of the inventing and refining process...so I started brainstorming my own ideas. I recalled a college friend who hosted a party where we played a game she invented called 3-D twister. We ended up playing it for hours. This led me to explore existing board games that I could possibly bring to life in the great outdoors. My ideas resulted in Lawn Battleship. I then sat down with my wife, a piece of cardboard, a pair of scissors and made my first prototype. My in-laws were kind enough to play the first version, and it was successful enough that I made a second prototype out of triple corrugated cardboard, piano wire and duct tape. More and more family and friends played the game, but when my nephew asked if he could keep the game for Christmas...Lawn Battleship moved from hobby to passion. I made the third garage-prototype of sturdier materials which allowed us to play test, change rules and tweak for over two years. After a while my wife agreed to have a professional prototype made as long as it counted as my mid-life crisis. I happily agreed and invested in a professional prototype, which you can now see on Kickstarter.
First: I’ll use the funds to make the actual games, purchase needed equipment and produce plastic molds to enable a 1st production run, which I'll distribute back out to all patron’s for their enjoyment.
$5000 -Plastic Injection Molds
$250 -Table Saw
$250 - Rope Cutter
$250 - Extra Graphic Design for Rules Layout & Misc Layout
$19,250 - Production & Shipping CostsThe Plastic Injection Molds/ Tooling and Balls will be made in China but the Plastic Pieces, Wire, Wooden Stakes and Rope will be made in the USA. I have lined up the following companies to help execute the production of the game.
Professional Prototype - Metropolis Design
Plastics Manufacturing - J&M Innovative Products
Wire Form Manufacturing - Spring Works Utah
Decal Printing - Sign Pro Utah
Kick Starter is ALL or NOTHING. Your credit cards will be charged at the end of the duration and only if I reach the goal. If we are able to raise $24,999 and not the full $25,000 I won't get one single cent. Now, Kickstarter is more than just raising funds. It's about reaching for a dream and pursuing a passion. This is my passion and I would hope that if you have a similar passion that you would share in the process of bringing Lawn Battleship to life.
I love that game I’m so glad so many others now can experience the same amount of fun i had playing it!:) – Shaunna - Florida
"My kids love it and the kids who joined in while we were playing at the park begged us to, "Come back tomorrow!"" - Wes - Washington
Endless fun for the whole family. Horseshoes, croquet, and bowling wrapped in a new level of family fun. Easy to set up and enjoy with everyone. - Jason - Utah
We have finished playing Lawn Battleship (we really enjoyed it!) We are currently writing about it and it should be up soon. – GameandaCurry.com – New York http://www.gameandacurry.com/2014/02/jarts-are-still-outlawed-let-try-lawn.html
My kids loved playing it and hated to have to give it back. - Donna - Utah
Fun for our entire family ages 2-adult! - Jan - Utah
A fun family activity game - Willard - Virginia
Good family fun, kids did not want to stop playing! - Allison - Utah
The best game to play with family and friends at parties!!!!!! - Sarah - Utah
The game is great good luck...let me know when you launch it next year. - John - Michigan
You don't have to be young to enjoy this game. Even older people can play and have a good time. - Anne - Utah
Family reunion planners will LOVE this new outdoor lawn game! It promises to be the kind of game all of us are looking for – fun to play, easy to explain, flexible play time and, most importantly, interactive for family of all ages and interests. I can’t wait to promote Lawn Battleship on my site! - Lydia - Owner http://www.family-reunion-success.com/
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Risks and challenges
Timing: The timing is a major risk due to the fact that plastic injection molds/tooling will need to be created at 1st which can take 12 to 16 Weeks. In order to address this issue I've partnered with a local outdoor plastic production facility to help expedite and synchronize the process. Using their resources for mold production and for the final production run allow me to coordinate production so that once the molds are finished we can go straight into the production of the ships.
Experience: I've been in Marketing and Finance but have never manufactured/produced a product. However, I've assembled team members with various specialties in wire, plastics and production to help facilitate the project. I've produced and tested professional prototypes of the ships to ensure quality, functionality and an esthetics so that Lawn Battleship is a shelf ready game.
Personal Portion of the Manufacturing Process: I anticipate that I’ll be producing the following: wooden stakes, boundary lines, rule book as well as the measuring device. The stakes are produced out of dowels that are cut at an angle to produce a wedge so the stakes penetrate the ground. The boundary lines are made of plastic rope that are cut at the appropriate length. The measuring device is a different colored rope measured and cut to the official length of the play area. The rule book will come complete with written rules and graphics in order to quickly and simply explain the ins and outs of Lawn Battleship.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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