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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 27 2015 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Lee & Jill KausenBy Lee & Jill Kausen
First created
Lee & Jill KausenBy Lee & Jill Kausen
First created
$2,766
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 27 2015 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our Story

We own a wine store in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho USA and came up with the idea for the game to play in conjunction with wine tastings.  Everyone loved playing it and wanted a game of their own. We then trademarked the name and self produced the game with the help of our son Kurt who makes the master boards.  We self funded and produced some games that we have been selling in our store and on-line.  Kurt purchased his own equipment necessary to produce the master boards. The games are nearly all sold and we need to meet our funding goal simply to continue production. If we can exceed our minimum funding goal, we would purchase better equipment for Kurt to produce the master boards, have a marketing budget, and if enough is available we would love to create different versions of the game. There are as many different production possibilities as a regular Bingo game.

The game is very easy and fun to play.  Instead of B-I-N-G-O and numbers, it is W-I-N-E-O and wine varietals.   We think most everything is more fun with wine including playing this game.  However, drinking wine is absolutely not necessary to play.  The game is fun for all, especially when playing for fun prizes! 

Video

You can watch the game being played by clicking on the following link. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph7mJLRdxJ4 . 

On-line Links

You can view our listing on Amazon and Etsy at the following links.

http://www.amazon.com/Wine-o%C2%AE-Bingo-Wine-Lovers

www.etsy.com/listing/129127786/wine-o-bingo-for-wine-lovers

Rewards

The certificate will be numbered and signed by Lee & Jill.  The plaque and the regular game boards will include a personalized thank you from Kurt on the back. The limited edition game boards will be numbered and signed by Kurt on the back.  

The highest amount pledged will receive the lowest number in all qualifying rewards. The order will then ascend from the first backer to the last.  For example if your pledge amount is the highest amount in the highest pledge category you will receive No. 1 on all of the limited edition game boards and the certificate.  

We sincerely appreciate any and all support.  The rewards are our way of saying "Thank You" for supporting us.  All backers will also receive periodic updates on the progress of the game. Hopefully you will be blessed by knowing that you helped contribute to any future success of the game. Thank you again for your support!

 Game Contents

  • MASTER GAME BOARD - The master board is a work of art and the centerpiece of the Wine-O game set. Each game board is solid wood and is individually handcrafted in the USA.
  • WINE CORK GAME PIECES - Each set includes 50 wine corks. Each cork game piece is individually printed with either a W, I , N, E, or O letter and one of ten wine varietals. The corks are stored in their own cloth bag and are used for calling out the letters and varietals during game play.
  • PLAYER GAME CARDS - The Wine-O game set includes 12 Player Game Cards. Each card is made from premium heavy card stock and is fully laminated. For larger groups, additional Player Game Cards are also available separately in sets of 12.
  • POLISHED STONE GAME CARD MARKERS - 150+ polished natural river stones are provided for marking the Player Game Cards.
  • WINE CORK & POLISHED STONE MARKER STORAGE BAGS - Both the Wine Cork Game Pieces and the River Stone Game Card Markers come in their own premium double drawstring cloth bag for easy storage.
  • GAME INSTRUCTIONS & WINE FUN FACTS - Complete playing instructions and an informational card with facts including proper pronunciation of the varietals are included.

Game Instructions

TO WIN: Cover a row of five wines in any direction – vertically, horizontally or diagonally and call WINE-O.

BEFORE STARTING THE GAME: Each player selects a WINE-O card and markers and places a marker on the free center space on the card. Place all WINE-O corks in the cork bag. Choose a WINE-O Master. 

TO PLAY THE GAME: The WINE-O Master pulls a wine cork from the wine bag and calls the letter and the wine varietal. Example: W – Syrah. All players that have W – Syrah (Syrah under the W on their WINE-O card) cover the Syrah with a marker. The WINE-O Master then places the cork in the Master Board and pulls another cork. When a player completely covers a row in any direction he calls WINE-O. When WINE-O is called, the WINE-O Master checks his Master Board with the WINE-O card to see if it is correct. If it is correct, the player calling WINE-O is the winner. If it is incorrect, play continues until there is a winner. If more than one player calls WINE-O at the same time and they are correct, a Wine-off is declared. The WINE-O master pulls another cork from the bag. When a player has the space on their card and the other does not the other player is eliminated until there is only one winner.

GAME OPTIONS:

WINE-O Masters can rotate if desired, and playing cards can be exchanged or retained after each game.  Before the start of a new game, the WINE-O Master has the option to change the game.  Instead of (or after) covering a row, the first player to cover an X, or T, blackout or whatever the WINE-O master chooses can be declared the winner.

GAME STORAGE:

Place all game parts inside cork bag and store with the master board.

Fun Facts

Cabernet Sauvignon  (cab-er-nay  soh-vihn-yohn)

The world’s most popular red with origins in Bordeaux, France.  Other top Bordeaux varietals include Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.  Heavy bodied with flavors of blackberries, blueberries, black current, cassis, and oak.

Chardonnay  (shar-dawn-ay)

The world’s most popular white, its origin is Burgandy, France.  It is the primary white wine grape in Chablis and White Burgundy.  It has flavors of pear, apple, oak, and butter.

Merlot  (mer-loh)

Red wine grape varietal with origins in Bordeaux, France.  Full bodied with flavors of blackberry, plum, currant, chocolate, and vanilla.

Pinot Gris  (pee-noh-gree)

Noted Italian white wine grape varietal also known as Pinot Grigio.  Crisp and light with pear, peach, and apricot aromas.

Pinot Noir  (pee-noh-nwahr)

Very famous red wine grape varietal, it produces the Red Burgandy wines of France.  Light bodied with aromas of strawberries, berries, and cherry.

Riesling  (rees-ling)

Famous German white wine grape varietal that produces low-alcohol, fresh and fragrant wines.   It is typically sweet, but can also be off-dry and dry. 

Sauvignon Blanc  (soh-vihn-yohn-blangk)

A French white wine grape varietal that is crisp, light, dry, herbaceous, grapefruit.  New Zealand is a current top producer of this varietal.

Syrah  (sa-rah)

A very famous Rhone Valley of France red wine grape varietal.  Medium to heavy bodied with aromas and flavors of blackberry, pepper, and spice.

Viognier  (vee-ohn-yay)

A white Rhone Valley of France varietal.  Clean, crisp, and delicious with fruity and floral aromas.

Zinfandel  (zin-fan-del)

Excellent California red wine grape varietal with its origin in Italy.  It is a clone of the Primitivo grape.   Medium bodied, jammy, berries, earthy.

Reward Photos

Certificate
Certificate
Walnut Plaque
Walnut Plaque
Walnut Framed Limited Edition Game Board
Walnut Framed Limited Edition Game Board
Solid Walnut Deluxe Limited Edition Game Board
Solid Walnut Deluxe Limited Edition Game Board
Super Deluxe Limited Edition Hickory Framed Solid Walnut Game Board
Super Deluxe Limited Edition Hickory Framed Solid Walnut Game Board
Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, and Certificate
Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, and Certificate
Deluxe Solid Walnut Game Board, Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, and Certificate
Deluxe Solid Walnut Game Board, Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, and Certificate
Super Deluxe Hickory Framed Walnut Game Board, Deluxe Walnut Game Board, Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, & Certificate
Super Deluxe Hickory Framed Walnut Game Board, Deluxe Walnut Game Board, Walnut Framed Game Board, Complete Game, Plaque, & Certificate

 Prototype

Prototype.  We know you can't tell but Kurt did it freehand.  It also includes solid cardboard on the back!
Prototype. We know you can't tell but Kurt did it freehand. It also includes solid cardboard on the back!

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    A personalized and signed Wine-O game. The Wine-O game comes complete with a personalized and signed game board, 50 printed corks and bag, twelve laminated player cards, 150+ polished pebble markers and bag, instructions, and wine fun facts.

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