Amazing Bingo - The Board Game & The Tournament. This game turns the classic game of Bingo into a game of strategy. The board game is for ages 8-108 and offers an original form of game play that also works incredibly well as a wholly unique Tournament.
The game has players travel a unique maze-like game board to get the numbers they need on their one bingo card to make Bingo. The game board is made up of a pathway of landing stones with the 75 numbers from Bingo as well as a few other special landing stones with unique abilities. With the role of the "Slap Dice" players go after numbers they need on their Bingo card. These cards are kept hidden from the other players (like a poker hand) and hope the numbers they go for do not help their opponents. The game also gives players a certain way to learn numbers another opponent needs. It allows for strategic alliances to be made... and broken.
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The patented slap dice are a great unique feature of the game allowing players to roll a 1 to an 8, if however you roll the hand and the face together you are "slapped" and do not get to move. A very frustrating, yet exciting, occurrence especially when you only need one more number to win!
The Quicksilver and DabNabIt Pathway stones give players unique ways to help them improve their game
The main video at the top shows players traveling over a game board that is never the same twice due to the order that the numbers are acquired each game! Therefore every game creates a different series of paths to travel. How quick can you find a way to Bingo?
It can be cut throat!
The tournament has the exciting capability of full interactivity between players and spectators, everyone there is involved in the rounds of the tournament and can win right along!! We discovered that not only is it a GREAT board game but that it works perfect for any fund raising organization looking for a great new new way to run a great community fundraiser.
This is the most important part of the project because it is the part that can offer the most benefit to anyone who does the Tournament themselves. The "Tournament-In-A Box (TIAB)" package shown at the website is fully self contained. It comes with a comprehensive manual, digital generic promotional material and 40 copies of the game to run the basic 32 player tournament. The TIAB can be run by any group easily anywhere. The plan includes lining up interested groups and get the TIAB's out there and underway.
Our Teaser Video for the game done for a little fun.
We have the ability locally to print and package the games up to and around 5K units. A unique opportunity for us to sell to individuals as well as the TIAB package. The plan has us using the monies raised to manufacture enough copies at once to market and generate a greater distribution capability. Those who donate $35 get an autographed limited copy of the game (among other things). When the funding is ready (June 11) we will have enough time with the resources to generate substantial orders for Christmas 2015. We plan to get games into the hands of board game industry distributors plus the Bingo and gaming industry ones as well. With the debut of our inaugural Fundraising tournament we have started to generate a familiarity with the game and its potential. We have been given incredible coverage of the game through a leading gaming provider in the U.S. Now we just need to produce the game to get it into the hands of players everywhere who will want this game. The TIAB is also not a one-time-only event either, it can also be a great new ongoing fundraiser tournament to add to your fundraising group's choice of things to do that offers a low cost high return package.
With the success and growth of the game we already have the plans to develop this game for online interactive, game show and gaming industries, there is also a line of related products planned following the success of this game that will just increase the fun year after year!
We are currently getting recognized in the U.S. Bingo industry and the this Kickstarter campaign will help spread familiarity about Amazing Bingo. Thank you for your interest and your help!
The following link is the Spring 2015 Newsletter by Video King with an amazing review on the game and a bio on the game's creator. Video King is one of the leading Bingo suppliers in the world. The article begins on page 4.
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Some reviews from real people:
"I was surprised at the strategy in the game... I like how it teaches kids problem solving, counting sequences and concentration... but is also just as much fun for them as it is for grown-ups" - Zoe H. - Montessori School teacher
"It is now our game of choice during our weekly games night" - Kim C. - Hypnotherapist
"Working in the Bingo Industry for past 10 years I was really impressed with this new take on Bingo, refreshing, fun and loaded with potential in our industry" - Carl S.
"Truly enjoyable and lots of fun" - Nell B. Med Steno and avid Bingo fan
"I truly did not know what to expect, I am very happy to say I was very pleasantly surprised at how much fun this game is, a great family game. I am very glad I got this game!" Angela P. - Finance
Risks and challenges
A potential problem we may encounter upon successful funding is the actual time of fulfillment. This will be due to manufacturing times in having the games put together. Delays for the parts needed for the game from ordering to arrival are the main cause for concern in this area but the delay should not be more than a month. All the components that are outsourced are ready for next order. The size planned for is based on the amount we are looking for. It would not be a bad thing if suddenly by the closing date we have to order much more. We order some of the components for out of Canada but we package it here. If by the closing date we have the sufficient monies raised we will begin purchasing all the components needed with delivery usually 2-4 weeks.We plan for September deliveries for the game but if there are any delivery delays of components it may be later, but from past experience we can confidently anticipate all rewards to be delivered well before the Christmas 2015 season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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