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Lawn Battleship is family-friendly outdoor game that creates an interactive version of a classic board game in your own backyard. Read more

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Lawn Battleship is family-friendly outdoor game that creates an interactive version of a classic board game in your own backyard.

About this project

Game Description:

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:

http://youtu.be/RZFfUlKov7s

Prototypes:

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.

Professional Prototype with Obstacles & Balls
Professional Prototype with Obstacles & Balls

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.

Ship Images
Ship Images

The Game Includes the Following:

Staging Pieces:

  • 1 Rule Book
  • 3 Boundary Lines
  • 6 Metal Pegs
  • 1 Measuring Device

Play Pieces:

  • 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)

My Story:

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.

Biggest & Littlest Fans of Lawn Battleship
Biggest & Littlest Fans of Lawn Battleship

Manufacturing Plan:

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.

Capital Expenses:

$5000 -Plastic Injection Molds

$250 -Table Saw

$250 - Rope Cutter

$250 - Extra Graphic Design for Rules Layout & Misc Layout

$19,250 - Production & Shipping Costs

The 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

Water Filled Bocce Balls Used in Lawn Battleship
Water Filled Bocce Balls Used in Lawn Battleship

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.

Testimonials:

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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https://www.facebook.com/lawnbattleship

Risks and challenges

Risks:

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.

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    THANK YOU PACKAGE: Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution (Name Listing is Optional)

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    TOURNAMENT PACKAGE: An invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament and your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution (Name Listing is Optional)

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    DIY PACKAGE: Receive a Do it Yourself Manual in PDF Format on how to make the garage version of Lawn Battleship and Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional)

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    BOCCE SET PACKAGE: Receive an 8 Ball Bocce Set made of the same balls used for Lawn Battleship and Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    DIY & BOCCE SET PACKAGE: Receive a Do it Yourself Manual in PDF Format on how to make the garage version of Lawn Battleship along with an 8 Ball Bocce Set made of the same balls used for Lawn Battleship and Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    EARLY BIRD GAME PACKAGE: Early Bird Special 1st 10 Donors receive a Lawn Battleship Game to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run at $10.00 Off the Regular Price & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. Limit 10. (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    GAME PACKAGE: Receive a Lawn Battleship Game to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    EL GRANDE PACKAGE: Receive Lawn Battleship Game Plus Four Extra Ships and Four Extra Balls (This expands the play from 2 to 4 Players to 4 to 8 Players) to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    TWICE THE FUN PACKAGE: Receive Two Lawn Battleship Games to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run . One to Play and the other to Keep in Pristine Condition and Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    DOS GRANDE PACKAGE: Receive Two Lawn Battleship Games Plus Eight Extra Ships and Eight Extra Balls to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    CUSTOM PACKAGE: One Customized Lawn Battleship Prototype with the images of your choice inserted on the play pieces, to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & One Regular Lawn Battleship Game to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional) (Owner Reserves the Right to Reject Graphic and Pornographic Images for Placement on Play Pieces) Shipping in US Included. Please contact for additional costs when shipping outside the USA.

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    COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL:Receive One of Only Four Original Garage Prototypes Made by the Inventor with a certificate of authentication plus one Customized Lawn Battleship Prototype to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Two Regular Lawn Battleship Games to Play on your Own with a Rule Book signed by the inventor certifying it as a 1st Production Run & Your Name on Website under About Us Thanking you for your Contribution and an invitation to the 1st Annual Lawn Battleship Tournament. (Name Listing is Optional) Shipping in Included.

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