About this project
Boogie Dice are the world’s first self-rolling, sound activated, programmable, gaming dice. Clap your hands, snap yours fingers or bang the table, and they will start to Boogie:
100% smile guarantee: having the dice magically roll on your command makes everyone who sees it smile, and that's what we're here for!
Designed to be a universal gaming accessory, Boogie Dice can replace any standard ‘static’ dice in any and all of your favorite games. But Boogie Dice are jam-packed with unique features and abilities that transform them from simple dice into the coolest gaming accessory.
Bots Battleground is a fast-paced, real-time card game that was designed specifically to utilize the novel properties of Boogie Dice. In the game (3-6 players, ages 8 and up), players battle each other with bot cards, while the Boogie Dice dictate the duration and special rules of each round, and power tokens keep track of the score.
Each game includes 1 specially designed Boogie Dice, 1 charger/arena, a deck of 60 unique bot cards, 40 power tokens and a rulebook. See below for more details.
For this campaign, we are offering additional special Boogie Dice and the first Bots Battleground expansion. You can play the game with any number of expansions and up to 4 different special Boogie Dice at a time!
Boogie Dice can be programmed to utilize the following features:
Boogie Dice are packed with features that add layers of fun, excitement, chaos, strategy and interactivity to gaming, and this is just the beginning...
Inside each Boogie Dice there is a vibration motor, a tiny microphone, a microprocessor, a rechargeable battery and 3 LED lights. When the microphone detects a short and loud sound, such as a hand clap or a finger snap, the motor starts rotating, causing the dice bounce and roll.
Different behaviors can be programmed into the dice, such as to "stop listening" during random periods of time, or activating the red LED while a turn is in progress, so countless new games can be designed for it. One such game is Bots Battleground...
Bots Battleground is a quick and slick player vs. player match game with tons of intense tactics and tenuous treaties. Each of your bots has special specs and you must know when to deploy it for maximum effect. You should also be aware of other players' bots in order to know who to attack and who to solicit for cooperation.
The game can be played with one or more special "iconized" and pre-programmed Boogie Dice, which “decide” whether a player attacks or not, and determines special rules for each round. It also sets up, randomly, how long a round lasts. So players must always pay attention to the dice in order to choose the right tactic of the moment, who to ally with, and how much risk they should take.
Are you fast, cunning and daring enough to win? Click, snap or clap your way to victory!
Check out the rules here:
On a full charge, Boogie Dice can roll up to 30 minutes continuously. That’s about 500 activations!
Each die is equipped with a powerful 100 mAh rechargeable lithium battery. To charge the dice, place them on the 3 metal charging pins on the charging station. The dice glow red throughout the charging period (approx. 40 min).
By default, a Boogie Dice rolls for 2-4 seconds, displaying a blue light, then stops and glows purple for 1 second. After 1 minute without being activated, the dice goes to sleep.
Changing these settings is super easy. Boogie Dice are programmable with sound, so you can pick from a list of different settings on our app or website and use them to communicate with the dice and reprogram it to suit any game you want.
When programming the dice, they start to blink with red and blue lights, then a blue steady light will indicate that the programming succeeded.
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Nimrod (CEO) is an inventor, app developer and crowd-funding rock-star. His first creation, Pressy, was a breakthrough success, and Nimrod has plenty more great ideas up his sleeve.
Saar (Game Designer) is an inventor, game designer (The Agents, King Down), product developer and patent writer. Saar not only comes up with great ideas, but has the energy, imagination and enthusiasm to make them happen.
Alicia (Marketing) is a London-raised, international communications expert. She loves writing, story-telling, building brands and communities and making great ideas grab you by the nose.
Nir (CTO) is an expert in all things tech, with a specialism in sound recognition. As a seasoned CEO and CTO of Verbal Machines, he knows how to power both people and computers.
During the last six months we have designed and created more than 100 (!) different models and prototypes.
While the concept of Boogie Dice is simple, bouncing the dice using strong vibration and finding the right power-speed-size-weight ratio was really challenging, but we were determined to make it work.
Luckily, we were able to fully develop Boogie Dice, ready for manufacturing. But this is only the beginning... Boogie Dice offers enormous potential to build new, innovative games based on the dice’s unique features and abilities. We already have a couple more games in the pipeline, and the ideas are endless. Feel free to take part in the comments section during the campaign to share your own ideas of how Boogie Dice can add flavor and fun to both existing games as well as brand new games!
We have taken several steps to make sure Boogie Dice will be perfectly balanced: the components are spread equally (weight distribution is even) and the motor is positioned diagonally (maximizing bounce).
Formal optimization will be conducted during final production but we have extensively tested our prototypes and the results have been very encouraging, coming extremely close to perfect balance.
Help us roll
Boogie Dice is definitely the most fun product we have ever worked on and we are excited to share the magic with you. We hope you join us on this journey. Thank you. Nimrod & Saar.
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Risks and challenges
As ‘veterans’ of physical-products delivery on Kickstarter, we are oh so familiar with the challenges that arise from diving into production to get a product off the ground and into our backers’ hands. Together, we’ve delivered tens of thousands of rewards to backers from over 80 countries across the globe, over the span of 3 years. Mistakes, we’ve made a few, but each time we get better, thanks to amazingly useful feedback from our supportive backers. We will be channeling all of our collective experience into this campaign to make it our most successful and smooth-sailing production and delivery yet!
When manufacturing an intricate piece of hardware, like the Boogie Dice, there are so many components and pieces of code that we have to get just right. To mitigate the risks involved we’re working with some of the absolute experts in the industry - Yama designs - to oversee all the elements of production from our very first prototypes, through to final fabrication, and all the way to packaging and fulfillment. Together we have carefully planned the road ahead and matched all the pieces of the puzzle and elements of the production process.
Nimrod and his team will take a full hands-on approach and be heading to the actual factory himself in order to oversee the final designs and production process, casting his beady eye over each stage of the process. He is a stickler for detail, so we won’t give Boogie Dice the green light until he is absolutely happy and certain that you will be too!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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