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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 9 2019 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About


Raccoon! Raccoon! is a board game made of equal parts bravery, strategy, and FUN. Inspired by the real-life #MPRraccoon, players take turns drawing cards in an attempt to climb up a skyscraper and become a worldwide sensation along the way. After attracting a crowd from each level, the first player to reach the roof wins.

The game gets more and more intense the higher you climb - not only does weather become a factor, but your "crowd cards" become vulnerable to opponents who cross your path. And of course, slipping can happen at any turn. Resting on window ledges keeps you safe from falling, but it’ll slow you down. If you do slip, you land in the trashcan below and keep trying... NEVER GIVE UP!

The family-friendly game was created by E.Q. Wright (that's me!)—I'm an author/illustrator/dreamer whose published works include last year's "RACCOON! RACCOON!" Picture Book. To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of her historic climb, I put together this Kickstarter campaign in hopes that it finds an audience and carries on the #MPRraccoon legacy for years to come.

If you enjoy board games, or know someone who does, please help me make this game a reality. I think you'll love it as much as I do.

Thanks,

EQ

 Warning: the game pieces are SMALL and are a CHOKING HAZARD! 


How It Began

The "Raccoon! Raccoon!" Board Game started as a picture book. I live a few blocks away from where the #MPRraccoon scaled a skyscraper in downtown Saint Paul, MN on that fateful summer day of June 12, 2018. Some who knew of my aspirations to be a picture book author and illustrator encouraged me to turn the event into a story for kids. 4 weeks later, I had the finished book in my hands. From librarians and teachers to parents and (most importantly) the kids themselves, the response was overwhelmingly positive. As months passed, the book began selling in book shops locally, nationally, and then as far away as China. Here I am now, nearly 12 months later, with a similar kind of excitement of finding a fun way to share the raccoon's inspiring story with families and friends... What better reason to get together than a board game? 

Here I am, reading the picture book with my biggest fan <3

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For more information about the game: https://www.EQwright.com

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Risks and challenges

I've chosen to keep the rewards as simple as possible to ensure timely production and distribution. The specific methods of how the game will be made will depend upon how many are ordered... the handmade prototypes I've made turned out great and my family is ready for making them via the "living room assembly line" method. However, if there turns out to be large-scale interest, I'll consider partnering with a game company to help fulfill orders, avoid long waits, and get back to creating more games.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    PICTURE BOOK

    A copy of the picture book "Raccoon! Raccoon!" by E.Q. Wright.

    For multiple orders, just add $10 for each extra picture book you'd like. (extra shipping charges may apply)

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    • PICTURE BOOK - 8"x10" Paperback (Full Color)
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    THE BOARD GAME

    One copy of the "Raccoon! Raccoon!" board game.

    -For multiple orders, just add $35 for each extra game you'd like. (extra shipping charges may apply)

    Includes:
    • GAME BOARD - 11"x34" (Full-Color)
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoons w/ different color tails
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING CARDS - 3.5" x 2" (150 total)
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    SPECIAL RACCOONS + PICTURE BOOK

    Everything in the $35 reward PLUS (4) extra-special raccoon game pieces: NinjaCoon, BusinessTycoon, RabidCoon & RainbowCoon (each has with a unique strength). You'll also receive a copy of E.Q. Wright's picture book "Raccoon! Raccoon!"

    - For multiple orders, just add $50 for each extra bundle you'd like (extra shipping charges may apply).

    Includes:
    • GAME BOARD - 11"x34" (Full-Color)
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoons w/ different color tails
    • EXTRA-SPECIAL PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoon Characters
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING CARDS - 3.5" x 2" (150 total)
    • PICTURE BOOK - 8"x10" Paperback (Full Color)
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    BIG FUN

    Everything in the $50 reward PLUS a giant version of the game for your wall.

    - For multiple orders, just add $1,000 for each extra bundle you'd like (extra shipping charges may apply).

    Includes:
    • GIANT WALL GAME BOARD - 2ft wide x 5ft tall
    • GIANT PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoons w/ different color tails
    • GAME BOARD - 11"x34" (Full-Color)
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoons w/ different color tails
    • EXTRA-SPECIAL PLAYING PIECES - (4) Raccoon Characters
    • ORIGINAL PLAYING CARDS - 3.5" x 2" (150 total)
    • PICTURE BOOK - 8"x10" Paperback (Full Color)
    • PERSONALIZED MESSAGE signed by E.Q. Wright
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