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Want your kiddos to have GRIT? Character? Charisma? General awesomeness? DO NOT PASS GO, visit Silly Street! A new board game for fams.
Want your kiddos to have GRIT? Character? Charisma? General awesomeness? DO NOT PASS GO, visit Silly Street! A new board game for fams.
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So glad you are here! YOU look like a pretty amazing human. And highly intelligent.

In its simplest form, Silly Street appears to be a super adorable board game for kids age 4+. 

In fact, it is SO MUCH MORE. It is a pathway to bonding, collecting inside jokes, and to bringing more PLAY into the lives of kiddos, AND your life (yes, you, you grown-up!).

You might have seen it mentioned in the news lately. Maybe on NPR or in the New York Times. We have certainly read a bunch on the subject. Studies are showing that learning through play can have MAJOR benefits. Physical benefits, sure (that's a little obvious, let's be honest). But also social, cognitive and emotional benefits as well. Learning through play can help kids retain information better. And  play helps with confidence, resilience, relationships and connections. Even adults can benefit from play!

So, we thought to ourselves...

What if....
What if....

Yes! PERFECT. So we invented Silly Street

A lot of brain power and passion went into creating Silly Street. Research. Testing. So many sketches and crumpled papers. Late nights and so much coffee (only for the adults). But we think we are onto something here. 

Let's take a little tour.

^ Game Components ^
^ Game Components ^

Silly Street comes with one 8-piece puzzle game board, 55 action cards, 4 wooden game pieces, 1 muslin drawstring bag to keep it organized, one instruction sheet, all in a sturdy and adorable cardboard box.

This is the game board. It might look tiny, but that's because you are looking at it on a computer screen. In real life it is FORTY INCHES LONG. That's as tall as some lucky flamingos.

The Silly Street game board.
The Silly Street game board.

The giant board is the beginning of the fun. It’s huge, which is perfect for tiny hands and moving bodies. BUT! To keep our packaging as teeny tiny as possible we made the board into an 8-piece puzzle that you can put together. 

So first things first you put the board together on the floor or a big table. Then, you play.

First, select a little game piece and place it at the start. Then, one at a time starting with the youngest player and continuing around the circle, draw a card and do what the card says. Hilarity ensues. 

After you have dried your tears of hysteria and given your cheeks a rest, move the appropriate amount of spaces as indicated by the card. 

Check out a few of the cards!
Check out a few of the cards!

BUT! Stay alert. The cards are the key to everything. Some of them award you points based on an action. Some are contests, where the winner moves. SOME even allow you to grant points to another player. They are EXTREMELY silly and will keep everyone on their toes.

How to win: Work your way down Silly Street. Whoever lands on the last spot first leads the group in an epic dance party! (Where, let's be honest, EVERYONE WINS.)

There are lots of things that can and do happen when you visit Silly Street. Kids will love these things:

These are things kids will loooove.
These are things kids will loooove.

But there’s more! Here are a few of the ones parents and teachers will think are awesome: 

Things parents and teachers will love ^
Things parents and teachers will love ^

Teachers will even love Silly Street as it can be useful in the classroom, teaching fun things like colors, numbers and letters. And even empathy! 

So insert some play into your everyday. Moms, Dads, kiddos, families, pets, teachers, humans and even experienced extra terrestrials agree that the addition of Silly Street to your life has major benefits.  

Here's us, the founders/inventors of Silly Street: (Christine is on the left, Meghan on the right). 

Christine and Meghan, the creators of Silly Street!
Christine and Meghan, the creators of Silly Street!

Christine and I both have little boys, two of which are just entering school age (the other two have a little ways to go). So we have been reading a ton and absorbing all the information we can about turning our kids into really GOOD HUMANS who have character, confidence, creativity, kind hearts and grit. That's where we started with Silly Street. A brainstorm about how we could get some of these attributes into a game. (We love games!)

We also wanted to give something to the world that makes a positive impact...in the case of Silly Street, we have sweated each detail and made sure that we are adding value to the lives of people who play. Good things happen when you play Silly Street. 

We play Silly Street in our houses regularly and our kids love it. We think the kids you know will love it too. And with your support, we can bring it to life. Support can come in many forms...so please feel free to share, share, share! And if you would like to pitch in to help us make Silly Street, there are benefits! Really awesome benefits. 

Rewarding stuff!
Rewarding stuff!

Silly Street might hit retail shelves before we are able to fulfill our backers, but we will do everything we can to get it to YOU first!

What we'll do if we achieve our kickstarter hopes and dreams ^
What we'll do if we achieve our kickstarter hopes and dreams ^
Another awesome testimonial. A real one!
Another awesome testimonial. A real one!

Have you seen our Instagram? It is bananas! (and other fruits and things) Check it out. @playsillystreet

This game would not be here if not for the VILLAGE that helped us get it to this point. Check out our Silly Street Wall of Fame for a growing list of really awesome people who helped us along the way. Our hearts kind of explode when we think about the insanely generous people who have supported us along the way, pep rallied, pitched in, played the game, helped us with solid counsel and acting skills and amazing cinematography, enthusiasm, editing and tech skills, hugs, ears, smiles, shoulders and SO MANY HIGH FIVES. Community is a wonderful thing. We even have a few reward levels that will add your illustrious name to the wall!

We wish you the best! Pass this on to people who might love it! Thank you! XOXO

Thanks for playing!
Thanks for playing!

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always things that could go wrong. (click here for sound effect: sadtrombone.com)

We have stayed up lots of late nights and woken up way too early to do our homework and keep our risks at a minimum. We also have over twelve years of experience each with clients and deadlines and professional project completion.

First, we have a finished game. Done-zo! There is nothing else that needs to happen to send this baby to production. The art is final and we are happy with the game play (and so are tons of other people!) and just super excited about how it came out. So that is good.

Speaking of the happy players...We have tested the gameplay with a bunch of fun families to ensure that 1) it is totally awesome, silly fun and 2) it works, and keeps kids engaged while teaching them a thing or two (sometimes without them even realizing it! Genius!)

We have refined and made samples through our manufacturing partner oversees to ensure our high standards of excellence.

So really, if the finished inventory doesn't fall off of the ocean liner into the sea (knock on wood), this game will be printed, packaged and available to the awaiting public!

The biggest challenge for us to figure out how to get this into as many homes and schools as possible. Can you imagine a community where every kiddo has had belly laughs and connected with their family and friends each day. Hello J-O-Y overload!

From a business perspective, finances are the biggest risk. We already have a lot of interest in our game. Printing and shipping are expensive and cash flow a tricky little thing. However, that is why we are doing Kickstarter. With your help we will mitigate the financial risk of not being able to produce and meet initial demand for this awesomely fun game and brand so that it can be offered to just about anyone with a credit card.

NOTE: This product could potentially maybe hit retail shelves before all rewards are fulfilled.

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    Virtual High Five!

    Want to show us some love but don't really need some of the other fine rewards? Pitch in and we will add you to the update email list so you can always know what’s going on with Silly Street.

    We are grateful for your support, fine backer!

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    1 Silly Street Game.

    Simple.
    Be one of the first to get your hands on what experts* are calling the best new game EVERRRR.

    NOTE: Add $20 more for an additional game. So $40 will get you 2 games. Shipping charges will adjust accordingly.

    * In this instance, "experts" refers to our children, the "preeminent authorities" on "games in our houses made by their mothers." xo

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    BIRTHDAY PACK!
    • One Game for you
    • Two for friends!
    • An adorbs downloadable personalizable birthday card

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    RETAILER / CLASS PACK
    • 6 Silly Street Games

    Get together a few of your besties and save a little dough. What a deal!

    We'll also add you to our Silly Street WALL of FAME! Your illustrious name will be emblazoned on our Wall of Fame on playsillystreet.com!

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    The Artsy Fartsy one. One Limited Edition Silly Street Character 8 x 10 Giclee Print. Signed by the artist.

    Choose from the seal, koala, lion, flamingo or parrot.

    • AND one Silly Street game!

    • We'll also add you to our Silly Street WALL of FAME! Your illustrious name will be emblazoned on our Wall of Fame on playsillystreet.com!

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    The Artsier Fartsier three.
    Trio of Limited Edition Silly Street Character 8 x 10 Giclee Prints. Signed by the artist.

    Choose from the seal, koala, pig, lion, flamingo, parrot or hippo.

    • And one Silly Street game!

    • We'll also add you to our Silly Street WALL of FAME! Your illustrious name will be emblazoned on our Wall of Fame on playsillystreet.com!

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    One 8 x 10 print of a KIDDO or PET of your choice, illustrated Silly Street Style.And signed by the artist.
    (Legal disclaimer: Actual resemblance to likeness not guaranteed, only guarantee is adorableness.)

    • AND one Silly Street game!

    • We'll also add you to our Silly Street WALL of FAME! Your illustrious name will be emblazoned on our Wall of Fame on playsillystreet.com!

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    Meghan will fly/bike/sail/scooter to your location and paint a Silly Street-style mural on your wall.

    • In addition, you'll receive a case of 6 Silly Street games! Awesome.

    • Lastly, we'll add you to our Silly Street WALL of FAME! Your illustrious name will be emblazoned on our Wall of Fame on playsillystreet.com!

    Materials and travel included. U.S. only. Wall will be predesigned and approved by Meghan and backer.

    NOTE to BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPISTS: This reward level might be for you! Don't have a wall or school in mind? We can help you find one. Just ask.

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