Color Clues - Treasure hunts for kids of all ages
Create adventures for your kids, quickly and easily in your own home, that they can solve on their own even before they can read.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 26 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.
**Stretch Goals Announced - Scroll down!**
Color Clues uses audio recordings rather than written clues. This is an excellent way to stoke the imagination of young children who cannot yet read, and also enchants older kids who delight in the verbal clues and the challenge of the hunt.
You can quickly set up a pre-made treasure hunt, using clues that will fit most homes, or create your own to customize clues for your children and your house.
The hunt starts by giving your kid the first code – a sequence of 4 primary colors – and a smart phone running the Color Clues app, displaying big boxes of primary colors. Tapping the code into the phone triggers the first audio clue. One clue leads to another until the final destination is reached: a hidden gift or a surprise or simply a congratulations for completing the hunt.
With this Kickstarter launch, users will gain the ability to share the treasure hunts they create with each other. After dreaming up new clues and recording them in the app, simply tap a button to make your treasure hunt public. Any other user can then set up your treasure hunt in their own home, tweaking the clues as necessary to make it fit. This will give our community of treasure hunters access to an ever-growing set of treasure hunts, created by imaginative people all over the world.
Help Color Clues reach these stretch goals to unlock treasure hunts written by talented guest authors!
The game box gives you everything you need to quickly and easily set up the color codes, with brightly colored rings that your kids will love to find. The box comes with:
- 72 rings in 6 bright colors
- 15 rods with end caps
- Full color instructions
- Directions for installing the accompanying app
Take Color Clues with you, anywhere you want to go, with the compact and easy-to-use travel edition. This deck of high-quality cards contains two sets of 26 color codes, labeled A to Z. Simply pick the travel option in the app, and the setup screen for any treasure hunt will tell you which cards to put in which locations.
The first production run is already complete. The games boxes are on hand and ready to ship. Select one of the "limited early copy" options, or any of the higher pledge levels, and your game will be mailed to you in November, well before Christmas, guaranteed.
Over the past year, the Color Clues app has been beta tested by hundreds children. Cycles of feedback and updates have produced a game that is intuitive and easy for parents to use, and thrilling for kids to play without any flashy graphics - the point is for kids to solve clues and run around looking for color codes, not stare at a screen!
"I loved the beta versions of Color Clues and I am so excited to use the updated version with my students!!! If you are a parent or a teacher looking for an easy way to create treasure hunts ANYWHERE, you want Color Clues! It is good for all ages since the clues are auditory, not written, and the clues are a color pattern, so no reading is necessary to complete the hunt and successfully reach the "treasure." I give it the highest of recommendations (and can't wait to get mine)!" -Kristin Romberg, Educator
"Color Clues is an excellent introductory tool for kids to learn about puzzle hunts." -Dale Yu, Opinionated Gamers
"It is a great game that everyone should try. It has everything that it should have, and everything works out. When I played it, I didn't know much about it. It is really fun. I liked solving the puzzles. It is awesome." -Liam, 7 year-old
"Friends with toddlers! My friend Jesse just launched this cool customizable treasure hunting game for kids, which allows kids to follow clues and find treasure all on their own, even before they're able to read. Please check it out and consider sponsoring!" -Molly Miranda, Tech Industry, Mom
"Cool Kickstarter idea -- an iPhone/Android app that runs audio treasure hunts for kids throughout your house. It's great for kids before they can read, since they can listen to the clues. And it includes color coded tiles as the clues for you to hide (under their pillow, in the sink, under a plant, etc), so they have something to actually find and lead them along in the adventure. Or you can record your own, for any location (park, playground, backyard, etc)" -Paul Biggs, Tech Innovator, Dad
"I'm already planning a pirate treasure hunt birthday party that ends up in the back yard digging in the sandbox where X marks the spot!" -Becca Mayernick, Mom
Risks and challenges
Game Box: The first production run is complete! If you select one of the "limited early copy" rewards, or any of the higher level rewards, then your game box is guaranteed to ship to you in November. The second production run will get underway as soon as possible, but production takes time, so they may not ship until January.
App: The Color Clues app is up and running on both the iOS and Android app stores. Programming is underway for the online database that will allow users to share treasure hunts with each other.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter