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£172
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 25 2013 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
£172
pledged of £500pledged of £500 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 25 2013 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

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Introduction

Hi… my name is Khalil and I am a graphic designer / illustrator / fine artist / industrial designer ….

I work for a small graphic design company called Innov8seven design and we are based in London.

I recently succesfully launched and completed a very small kickstarter campaign. The reason for the initial campaign was to learn exactly how kickstarter works from project launch right up until the backer receives his/her reward… It was very educational…

Ok.. well let me present you with my second slightly larger kickstarter campaign….

The RatRace Board Game

RatRace acts as both a boardgame and a 3d calendar. The user moves a small custom cardboard version of himself/ herself through the days of the month ( the game board ) …

Each tile on the board represents a day in the month and has space for the user to write reminders and notes.. You can also make small 3d props such as birthday gifts or small holiday suitcases to represent birthdays and holidays and then look forward to moving mini-cardboard-you towards these props / reminders.

Mini Cardboard You

Mini Cardboard You has been designed to be fully customizable and unisex, once creating the initial figure. You can select expressions or design your own in the space provided and slot them in to give your character your own personal touch. The hair nets and eyes have been left white so that you can colour them in with your own colours..

A few possible expressions.
A few possible expressions.
Hair and expression nets..
Hair and expression nets..

Dragon and Armour

I have also designed a 3d Dragon, armour and a sword for mini-cardboard-you. 

I had a idea that everyone has a day in a month that they may not look forward to or that makes them nervous, maybe a exam, interview or competition of some sort.. The purpose of the dragon is to represent ‘that’ day and the purpose of the armour and sword is to represent the days that you may prepare for these nailbiting days…. 

In order to defeat your dragons you must prepare and approach the dragon armed.

The Calendar Months - Boards

The calendar month (boards) have been individually designed, some celebrate the seasons whilst others make reference to some of the classic board games we all grew up playing.

Nets and Ease of Assembly

Nets and ease of assembly All the nets have been designed to be very simple to assemble, no glue will be needed as tabs and slots have been designed to fit perfectly, all you need to assemble your own ratrace game calendar will be provided. Printed by high quality printers on 210gsm card.

Envelope

Ratrace has been designed to arrive at your doorstep packaged in a large card envelope. It will contain 

3 a4 pieces of card (nets) , 

12 a4 pieces of paper (calendar months) 

and a cutting knife.

If RatRace is essentially a calendar why would i want one now- Mid Year?

If this project is successful i am hoping to release RatRace to the general public ready for new years 2014. The great thing about kick-starter is that backers not only help to bring an idea to life but also receive limited edition products before anyone else. Backers of RatRace will receive a limited edition board game which will start its calendar year on the birthday of its production, so if this project is successful, backers will receive the calendar months from JULY 2013 to JULY 2014, and also electronic files of August, September, October, November and December 2014 month boards to print out.

Why i need your Backing?

I have the design...quotes from the suppliers and the experience to launch RatRace into production, however I don’t have the personal funds to kickstart the process.

Your support will ensure that the process goes ahead and help to put the RatRace game on tables across the world. If the funding campaign is successful I will be able to place orders for the minimum bulk amount of RatRace games to be printed.

Risks and challenges

Considering the design work has been done and prototypes have been tested over and over again the only real challenge i may face will be printing, manufacturing and distribution. I have already received a quote from reliable printers and manufacturers for a minimum batch which will cost under £500 ( my target goal ) Distribution will definitely require organisation and effort but considering i successfully designed and distributed my last kick-starter project i believe i have the experience and capabilities to ensure all risks and challenges are easily dealt with.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.26

    Every little helps.. Thankyou for helping to turn RatRace from an idea into a reality...

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    As a Big Big thank-you for being one of the first 100 backers you will receive RatRace for just £20.
    Shipped to your door.

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    A custom designed RatRace Board Game, Send me a photo of yourself and i will create a cartoon portrait of yourself on the NET of the Mini-Cardboard-You..

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Funding period

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