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Based on other popular card games, but dis one get pidgin & all kine Hawai'i references fo' make um mo' bedda. Cheeee!
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   Ulus 2 Ulus is a local kine game with local kine pidgin and local kine stuff, made esspecially for you and all your braddahs and sistahs, aunties and uncles, and kupuna and keiki (if they stay 13+). Check um, go check um, go!

  Back in 2012, a few friends got together at a Kaneohe Starbucks. Taken by an idea, with the help of some hand-cut index cards, pens, a highlighter, and an appreciation for the local culture of Hawai’i nei, Ulus 2 Ulus was born!

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  We played several rounds by ourselves, but decided the game needed to be shared. After playing it at parties, playing it with strangers, playing it with some random Australians, and playing it with some curious on-lookers, we realized that people really enjoyed the game. We decided that sharing the game more broadly would benefit all of humanity (or maybe just Hawai'i and expat locals).
 

 
    The deck includes 360 blue and 110 yellow cards.  The BLUE cards all have a noun (person, place, or thing) The YELLOW cards all have a descriptive word or phrase.
 

 
    Also included, are 10 blank cards YOU can write on to customize your deck!
 

 
   The game is simple:
 

 
   Sounds fun? It IS. 
 

 
   At first, we thought offering it online for free download and home printing would be best, BUT ink is fricken EXPENSIVE and printing and cutting out 450+ cards is annoying. So we look to the professionals--the best way to get the cards made is to make a crapload of them, all at once--but we need help.
 

 
    Here's a breakdown of what you'll get if you can help us out!
 


   After crunching all the numbers, the minimum we need to raise to order the first run of these cards is $22,000, which is kind of steep, but not impossible with help from YOU. All the money raised will literally go STRAIGHT to the cost of bringing Ulus 2 Ulus to life! We are also looking at creating a bunch of different expansion packs in the future, based on location (neighbor islands, we know you get diffren' kine slang) and ethnicity/culture (because some things are best understood by your own blood), but this campaign is solely for the FIRST BATCH of the original Ulus!
Here is the price breakdown:
  Product manufacturing: $7,850
  Shipping, tariffs, and fulfillment costs: $11,000 (cards are stupid heavy)
  Kickstarter and fees and taxes: $3,150

  TOTAL: $22,000

  The last and probably BEST way to actually help us is to SHARE this Kickstarter! Connect with us too for updates and more!
  Instagram: @ulus2ulus
  Facebook: @ulus2ulus

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge up until this point was figuring out production, which we have done (finally)! After much searching and researching, we are working directly with a printing company to get quality decks printed and available for all.

After funding, we will submit all product art and graphics (done in-house) to the printing company. From there, the cards will be shipped back to us, with no 3rd party beyond our manufacturer.

The company has quoted us an estimated 2 - 4 month turnaround for card delivery (that means it'll take anywhere from 2 - 4 months from graphic finalization to delivery). If funded, we will keep you updated with ALL progress, from pre-production to the moment your very own deck of U2U is en route to you.

Our current challenge with this project will be getting the word out about this Kickstarter! If you're at all interested, PLEASE SHARE with your maddah, faddah, sistah, braddah, aunty, uncle, cousin, cousin's cousin, co-worker, the bartendah, and whoever else you tink might like a pidgin' card game. Post it on your Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and spread this like guava guava jelly.

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    ONE DOLLA

    Brah, dis steh yo' dolla? Tell me fo' how dis' steh yo' dolla?

    nah nah nah, thanks for donating to getting these printed. Chrowing you one shaka for your one dolla.

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    ONE PDF PRINTABLE DECK

    Da second-edition of the game, setup up for your printer or Kinko's one. 3.6" x 2.75" cards are setup 9 per page on dis 53-page pdf. This includes second edition cards that will not be printed with the manufactured decks.

    WARNING: Might run you out of ink or cost you like $55+ to print somewhere else.

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    ONE DECK

    One forreal 460-card deck of the high-quality printed Ulus 2 Ulus! This includes 8 customizable cards for you to put whatever you like put! Cards will retail for $30-$35 after this Kickstarter, so save some pepahs, get FREE SHIPPING TO HAWAII and buy da buggah now!

    (MAINLAND PEEPS: Please add $3 for shipping)

    You also get da pdf of da second edition fo' wet yo taste buds until your cards come to you!

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    TWO DECKS

    Elua! You get two of the beautifully printed U2U card decks! Maybe you can give one to your braddah or sistah or the lady next door! 460 cards each, these decks both include 8 customizable cards to make your games personable and maybe more fun. Save on two decks for $22 dolla each! FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE US is also included.

    Also comes wit' da printable version!

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    TREE DECKS

    Not one wooden lanai, but 1, 2, 3 top-a-da-line printed U2U card decks! Can save for Christmas presents or pick your favorite cards and chro' insai' your main deck for triple chance that you'll get that trump card for one winning combination. Each deck contains 8 customizable cards for put your own flavor into da game. Dis stay one hamma deal cuz each deck is only $19 dollahs AND get FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US! Get pdf too!

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    FIVE BIG FAT PIGS

    Going on a buta hunt? YEA YOU. You and your hunting doogs get 5 decks but ALSO get one voucher for ANY expansion pack (when we make them). The voucher won't expire and you can redeem anytime for an expansion pack of your choice (they will likely run at around $10). Hoooo, you score ah, 5 Ulus decks for $16 each and some extra cards for FREE NINETY-NINE.

    Oh, and a digital PDF to print if you like.

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    • Expansion pack voucher (redeem at a later date)
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    FAT PUA'A & A PROMO DECK

    No can wait? Get all that the pua'a momona reward offers (5 decks, expansion pack voucha, PDF) ANNNND one super "lim-a-ted a-disshen" promotional deck!

    Da promo deck is printed in the US and has some cards that neva make da final run of production. This deck will be delivered EARLIER to you (within 3-4 weeks of campaign funding and completion), so no need wait long time.

    ALSO, just one heads up, the promo deck doesn't come with a box, but you can buy one Tupperware or something, sucka's gonna be perps.

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    • U2U card game (460 cards)
    • Expansion pack voucher (redeem at a later date)
    • DIY printable U2U deck PDF
    • One limited edition 460-card promotional deck
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    FAT PUA'A AND A PROMO DECK (2.0)

    Due to high demand: a re-release of the FAT PUA'A AND A PROMO DECK

    Missed out on scoring 5 cheap decks and da limated edisshun promo deck? Here's one nodda chance at it! Your promo deck will be delivered upon funding, but we need to get FUNDED, so share dis buggah! K den!

    Includes:
    • DIY printable U2U deck PDF
    • U2U card game (460 cards)
    • Expansion pack voucher (redeem at a later date)
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    FAT PUA'A, A PROMO DECK, & CUSTOM CARDS

    Want a card that says your 38-letter-long Hawaiian name on um? Or a card with a detailed drawing of your uncle's planet-sized beer belly? K den, this reward has all the fixings of the fat pig tier (5 decks, PDF, expansion pack voucher, a promo deck) and 10 CUSTOM cards with your promo deck!

    You can design and we'll create 10 of your very own one-of-a-kind Ulus cards that can all say different things, or just add 10 more 'boto' cards to your deck, up to you.

    NOTE: The promo deck and custom cards will arrive BEFORE your other 5 decks, likely 3-4 weeks after submitting your card designs to me. Also, still no get box, e kala mai.

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    • U2U card game (460 cards)
    • DIY printable U2U deck PDF
    • Expansion pack voucher (redeem at a later date)
    • One limited edition 460-card promotional deck
    • 10 Custom Cards (arriving with Promo Deck)
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    FAT PUA'A & CARD CONTRIBUTION

    Oh, so you get jokes, ah? Like help write some cards for an expansion pack in your area of expertise? We're looking to make location-centric expansions (Hawai'i island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai, Vegas, and West Coast) as well as culture-specific (Japanese, Samoan, Filipino, Hawaiian, etc.) ones and YOU can chrow in your two cents (if you get). Get 5 Ulus decks, one expansion pack voucher, the PDF, and most importantly, street cred as a card creator.

    (This is not an option to make custom cards, you're helping to contribute to a game everyone can enjoy. K shoots.)

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    • DIY printable U2U deck PDF
    • Expansion pack voucher (redeem at a later date)
    • Card input and contribution!
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    EVERYTING & A PA'INA

    NOTE: only available if you live on O`ahu (or if you would like to pay for travel and accommodation for several people)

    All dakine stuffs (5 decks, PDF, expansion voucher, promo deck, 10 custom cards) AND ONE FAT ULUS RAYJAH AT YOUR HOUSE.

    We'll bring some poke, some green bottles, some more grinds, and YOUR very own promo deck of Ulus to your hale and we can play the game with whoevah you like invite.

    This Ulus party will likely take place between campaign finalization and your manufactured decks' delivery and will also depend on our schedules and yours. If you're forreal kine about this one, shoot an email to ulus2ulusgame@gmail.com

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    • DIY printable U2U deck PDF
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    • ONE MAYJAH ULUS RAYJAH
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