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CA$ 25,782
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221
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 27 2016 9:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

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B Sharp est disponible en français également (voir plus bas)

Unique Music Board Game - We've searched long and hard, there's nothing like it out there!

A very useful skill - Being a good musician without knowing to read sheet music is like being a good storyteller who can't read a book, or a talented actor learning lines by ear: it limits possibilities.

Educational yet truly fun - The game mechanics have been carefully tested and fine-tuned, so the game is not too long, has good interaction between players, a good balance between strategy and chance... You'll be learning without even realizing!

Diverse and Scalable - Whether you're 7 or 77, a total beginner or a fluent reader, you'll enjoy playing B Sharp and find settings that will suit your personality and needs.

Quality time spent together - There's not better way to be motivated to learn than sitting around a table enjoying each other's company and having fun. 

Money well spent - If you're going to spend thousands of dollars a year on music lessons, you might as well make sure that music theory is efficiently and pleasantly acquired!

"It's educational, and it's actually fun too!" - Eric, 13

"The amount of self-directed learning in your game is fantastic. As soon as the kids knew what they had to do, they were learning from each other - very powerful." - Kathy, Music Teacher

"I learned more about music in 15 minutes than in my whole life." - Nadine, 42

"My mother was a piano teacher. Had I had a game like B Sharp, I might have stuck to it!" - Chris, 26

"I play trumpet and I learned something, despite already knowing to read" - Jon, 30

You'll find:

  • a 2-sided board
  • six playing pieces
  • a 12-sided die
  • two decks of 50 Playing cards
  • a deck of 50 Question cards
  • a rules booklet

Board - A two-sided board representing a continuous piano keyboard:

  • the Beginner side has all the key names, as well as # and b symbols with a color code to link them with the right key name;
  • the Advanced side is blank without any names, symbols or color on the keys.
English Beginner version of board with names
English Beginner version of board with names
Blank Advanced version of board
Blank Advanced version of board

 6 Pieces - Mini trumpets of matching colours to C, D, E, G, A and B.

Original version game pieces
Original version game pieces

A 12-sided die

12-sided die
12-sided die
Back of cards.
Back of cards.

Playing Cards - There are two decks of 50 playing cards: one for beginners with the names of the notes, one more advanced without any names. Each deck has 28 Note Cards (3 Individual and 1 Power for each note C, D, E, F, G, A and B), 7 Sharp Cards, 7 Flat Cards, 4 Natural Cards and 4 Wild Cards. 

Beginner Treble Clef Note Cards
Beginner Treble Clef Note Cards
Beginner Sharp, Flat, Natural and Wild Cards
Beginner Sharp, Flat, Natural and Wild Cards
Advanced Treble Clef Note Cards
Advanced Treble Clef Note Cards
Advanced Sharp, Flat, Natural and Wild Cards
Advanced Sharp, Flat, Natural and Wild Cards

Question Cards - There also is a deck of 50 basic Question Cards (to be complemented by an App)

Beginner Question Cards
Beginner Question Cards

Version française - B Sharp a également été développé en français, le plateau, les cartes à Jouer et les cartes Question étant dans la langue de Molière. 

Cartes Notes en clef de sol en français
Cartes Notes en clef de sol en français

Goal - With B Sharp, your goal is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards. You roll the die and move your piece to the left or to the right, allowing you the best play according to the cards you have in hand.

Playing - When you have one or more cards in hand that match the key you land on, you can discard it/them. If not, you pick a card (or roll again if you landed on the Play Again symbol), which you discard in turn if possible.

Attack - When you land on a key where another player is, you can Attack them by giving them one of your cards. But they can defend themselves with a special card: the Natural! And they give back two cards in return. And so on if the Attacker also has a Natural Card...

Natural - The Natural Card can also be used to make another player pick up two cards if they discarded a Sharp or a Flat Card.

Questions - You can choose to play with or without the question cards. The future B Sharp Question/Challenge App will allow you to choose the level and type of question and challenges and learn more and more as you go! 

 Several additional items are available:

  • Custom Die, with the 12 Music Intervals (m2 to P8) instead of numbers (1 to 12)
  • Bass Clef Note Cards, like the Treble Clef, but for the lower notes and in orange.
  • Custom Pieces representing 6 different musical instruments (tell us which ones you prefer!)
Beginner Bass Clef Note Cards
Beginner Bass Clef Note Cards
Advanced Bass Clef Note Cards
Advanced Bass Clef Note Cards

 Future Chord Cards will be developed shortly and offered as one of the Stretch Goals (see below). 

For companies wanting to maintain a good image for their existing and potential customers through supporting youth and culture, you can contribute to B Sharp's full development on one hand, while helping schools on the other.

Just send us your logo and tell us what message you want on your copies of B Sharp, and we will send them to the schools and other youth organizations of your choice. Teachers will greatly appreciate a ready to use and fun game such as B Sharp to help them teach music reading to their large groups of students.

We would be very honoured to surpass our initial goal of $40,000, which would help up develop and offer an even better quality game, with more features, in a shorter span of time. We want to encourage and thank you to get there.

$100,000 - You will receive a discount on the Question/Challenge App which will offer a full database of questions and challenges for even more knowledge and fun.

$150,000 - You will also receive the two decks (Beginner and Advanced) of the Bass Clef (see Additional elements above).

$200,000 - You will also receive the custom pieces and die (see Additional elements above) if you chose the full game or more.

$250,000 - You will also receive the two decks (Beginner and Advanced) of the newly developed Chord Cards (3 different notes per card) which will help you improve even more your reading skills and make the game that much more versatile (if you chose the full game or more).

$300,000 - You will receive the Question/Challenge App for free

Social Media

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Add-Ons and Pledge Manager

All Add-Ons for this project are included in the reward tiers and/or will be handled AFTER the project within PledgeManager. There are no separate Add-Ons during the project.

If you'd like to add additional copies, or other menu items, to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within PledgeManager.

Do not add to your KS pledge for add-ons, you will pay for them in PledgeManager.

Our number one goal and responsibility is to deliver your rewards. We cannot commit to shipping methods or discounts that would price us out of fulfilling our responsibilities to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this.

Shipping Costs

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. To offset this, while remaining fiscally responsible, we will aim at the lowest shipping costs, wherever you are, but no shipping is free.

Thank you very much for taking part in B Sharp developing its full potential. Kids and adults around the world will see the door of musical opportunities open that much wider for them!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be to come up with the most complete, interesting and fun database of questions for the App that will be made available as soon as possible once and if the Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Luckily, B Sharp naturally gets people excited and engaged, wanting to join the adventure. Thanks to that, I already have a group of talented and dynamic supporters and friends by my side to get things going and pick up even more speed!

I have a clear idea of what I want and all the additions, extensions, variations... And I am determined to make it happen, to have the best fun and musically educational game possible. A game that is accessible to all and very scalable, that can evolve with the players, always keeping them interested and learning.

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    JEU COMPLET*
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    INTERVAL DIE + BASS CLEF CARDS + FULL GAME
    - A custom die with the 12 music intervals
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    DÉ INTERVALLES + CLEF FA + JEU COMPLET*
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    2 INTERVAL DICE + 2 BASS CLEF CARDS + 2 FULL GAMES
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    2 DÉS INTERVALLES + 2 CLEF FA + 2 JEUX COMPLETS
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    FAMILY PACKAGE
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    LOT FAMILIAL*
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    DONATION PACKAGE
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