Rollet is the fruit of hours of creative procrastination: inspired by pinball, keepy-uppy football skills, and my love of games where you don't wait for your opponent to finish their turn.
Players roll metal balls down their swiveling chute, aiming to hit the large wooden ball into the other side's goal. It's a frantic rush to fire and reload, but trigger happy players risk running out of balls (read the full instructions here).
After multiple prototypes and visits to our fair trade supplier in India, Rollet is ready to go large. We need your help for the next stage:
• doing a viable production run - we've only had a small quantity made so far.
• developing luxury Rollet - with adjustable feet and a spirit level to prevent arguments about whose end is higher.
Rollet is the highest rated game ever reviewed on GJJ Games, scoring 87/100!
"This is a ton of fun to play. Everyone I've played with has had a blast ... the ease of play, high energy, competitiveness, and absolutely gorgeous components make Rollet a great game to play both with families and with adults."
"This game has simple rules and is extremely easy to play...Great replayability....It’s a blast to play. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s beautiful."
"This game is far superior to Crossfire... I like it a lot"
Rollet needs a level playing field, otherwise the goal ball tends to roll faster towards one of the goals. Currently, we rely on players checking the level-ness by observing how the balls roll, and inserting beverage mats under the corners of the game. This is not enough to eliminate frustration and arguments. For our new luxury version, micro-adjustable feet at each corner will allow precise levelling, and a spirit level mounted in the frame of the game will make it easy to check. Needless to say, this requires some development work, made possible by your support.
We are Et Games, a small games company based in England. We focus on dexterity games where you don't take it in turns. Our first game, Pucket, has sold over 30,000 copies, and you may have seen it on the BBC's Dragons' Den (note for US readers: that's the UK equivalent of Shark Tank). We are a more than for-profit company - most of our games are made by a fair trade supplier in India, and one is made by a prisoner rehabilitation charity here in the UK.
Rollet games are being made in India by Asha Handicrafts, a non-profit fair trade organisation that's been around since the 1970s. Asha work with major NGOs including Oxfam and Ten Thousand Villages. We've worked with Asha for over 6 years, and they've made tens of thousands of our previous game Pucket. We're very confident both in their ethical credentials and their ability to deliver beautifully crafted wares.
We're a member of BAFTS - the British Association for Fair Trade Shops. As part of this, the fair trade aspect of our business is reviewed by our fellow members.
We ship both from the UK and the USA, whichever is closer to you. Shipping charges for single Rollet games and packs of 4 Rollets are the same:
For our commemorative beverage mat, shipping costs are free for the UK and GBP 3 elsewhere.
Risks and challenges
We're an established games company. We've already sold over 30,000 units of our first game Pucket. That means both we and our manufacturers have some experience in shifting large numbers of games. Compared to many Kickstarter projects, Rollet is in late stage development, and this further reduces the risks. But there are still some risks you should be aware of, which include:
- delays to finalising the design of luxury Rollet
- delays due to production or logistics problems
- quality problems due to this being a new product
We'll keep you informed along the way, and do our very best to resolve any problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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