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A life-sized board game that inspires people to get outside and create their own play! Read more

Los Angeles, CA Games
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A life-sized board game that inspires people to get outside and create their own play!

Los Angeles, CA Games
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The Problem

Kids and adults spend more than 7 hours in front of a screen everyday and no longer reap the benefits of play.

Our Solution

Our mission is to inspire people to get outside and create their own play through the framework of a life-sized board game.

Doozy lets you be your own game piece and flex your creative muscles as you hop from space to space completing challenges with other players. So far, we have engaged over 700 people from ages 8 to 88 - but we won’t stop there.

The game is simple. You take the circular spaces and create any closed loop of your choice. You roll the die. You go to the next space of that color. You draw a card, and you do what it tells you to do.

With Doozy, you have the power to change the size of the board, the rules of the game, and the challenges that fuel it. So hit the pledge button and share this page to help us bring good ole’ fashioned play back!

Where and When Do You Play Doozy?

We've seen people play Doozy at family night, in classrooms, at company gatherings, and parties. Here's what players have to say:

Our Goal

Just look at our rewards - our goal is to share Doozy, and more broadly play, with as many people as possible. The game is yours no matter what, but you get to choose the form. If you want to play right away, The Whole Shebang is for you. If you’d rather make it yourself, check out The Papercut and The Spacemaker.

And if you too can imagine a more playful world, take on The Philanthropist: donate 1, 5, or 10 sets. If you don’t know where, check out some of our testing partners below - they’ve played with our prototypes and would love to have Doozy permanently.

Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be helping us bring play back!

Pulling It Off

Over the last 18 months we’ve made Doozy out of cardboard, cardstock, kids paints, plates, scrap canvas, chalk, construction paper, cheap yoga mats, spray paint, toxic-smelling rubber, and everything in between. We’ve changed the name, we’ve played countless times with all kinds of people to refine it, and we’re ready to share it with you.

After extensive research we have lined up a trusted manufacturer, AdMagic (Cards Against Humanity, Story War), so that when we reach our goal all we have to do is hit go. And if we exceed it, surprises will be in store!

Here's a sample of the final game pieces:

Partner Organizations

...and more coming soon!

Risks and challenges

RISK: PROOF OF CONCEPT

We’re asking people to purchase a game they’ve never played or even heard of before. We say it’s really fun and that it engages the body and mind - but where’s the proof?

Doozy has been played by over 700 people around the country in classrooms, museums, conference rooms, backyards, after school programs, and social events. You should get an idea of the gameplay from the video, but also know that Doozy pulls from the games you've played all your life to create a new experience full of challenges that are both familiar and original.

CHALLENGE: MANUFACTURING

We are working closely with AdMagic, an experienced printer and manufacturer for Kickstarter game projects for over three years (Cards Against Humanity, Story War). Before we decided to work with them, we spent over 6 months researching, sourcing, and testing materials to create a sustainable, durable Doozy game. We will be assessing the full sample before we deliver the games to you, giving us more control over production quality and lead time.

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FAQ

  • We recommend 3-7 individual players, a max of 7 pairs, or you can make up your own rules for more people. The more the merrier!

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  • Nope! We've played with kids as young as 4 and with adults as old as 90. As long as there is at least 1 player who can read well, everyone can help each other. In fact, we encourage you to try to play Doozy with a varying age group.

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  • Over 700 people have told us Doozy is fun! But we don't need to tell you, we'll let you see for yourself. Download our 5 Minute Print & Play Sneak Peek version, grab a few friends, and give it a spin!

    Click here to download: http://goo.gl/ftuPg6

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    29 backers

    DIGITAL DETOX PARTY:
    Invite to a Digital Detox Party - surrender your hand-held device at the door and prepare for a night of analog fun. Each founder will throw a party in their constituent city (LA, SF, & DC).

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    21 backers

    THE PAPERCUT:
    We’ll send you the die and the drawstring bag, but it’s up to you to print and cut the cards as well as make the game pieces.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $30 reward

    14 backers

    THE SPACE-MAKER:
    You get the die, the drawstring bag, and professionally printed and packaged cards but it’s up to you to make the spaces.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    64 backers

    THE WHOLE SHEBANG:
    One complete Doozy set (die, cards, spaces), professionally manufactured with durable materials and conveniently packaged in a drawstring bag.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $95 reward

    10 backers

    SHARING IS CARING:
    Two complete Doozy sets - one for you and one for a family, classroom, or organization of your choice.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $225 reward

    3 backers

    THE PHILANTHROPIST:
    Become an advocate of play and everything Doozy stands for by donating 5 sets to destinations of your choosing.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $400 reward

    0 backers

    THE BENEFACTOR:
    By helping 10 complete Doozy sets find a home in classrooms or organizations of your choice, you are truly giving the gift of play.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    THE WIZ:
    Get your hands dirty before the sets arrive - we’ll work with you to write 50 custom cards tailored to your interests or curriculum, and then send you 5 of the co-created sets.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)