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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 21 2019
Last updated September 21, 2019

Codes (Canceled)

This is a card game for people who want to know times tables but prefer card games and ghosts.

Codes (Canceled)

This is a card game for people who want to know times tables but prefer card games and ghosts.

$2,912
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
50
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 21 2019
Last updated September 21, 2019

About

Codes is a tense card game where 2-5 players reach the Lost Island seeking to find the Lost Magic Stones, hidden in treasure chests that are locked by digital codes. The first to collect 8 Magic Stones wins the game. To break a code and open a chest players need to seize digit cards (the dealer flips) and combine a multiplication that results the code. Opening a chest doesn't guarantee them stones- they can hit pirates, ghosts, stinky rotten tomatoes and loads of other cruel surprises. The game is a strategy game where you need to predict, memorize, follow your opponents, make quick decisions and scream or sing ("Codes") your heart out! 

We call it a revolution because the best part is that... while playing Codes- your brain gets to memorize times tables! 

 But that doesn't mean your grandma wouldn't love to break codes. Even if she's a math professor, she'll just be a master faster codes breaker. 

This game is for the entire family- your 5 years old kid and we entirely sure your grandma would love it too!

Visit our website:  codescardgames.com 

Follow us:  Facebook 

Say hi outside of Kickstarter:  support@codescardgames.com 

Rulebook:  The Secret Rulebook   

THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTION

Shiran is a 30 years old child who teaches math to kids.

At the beginning their biggest nightmare was times tables. Practicing was boring, useless and frustrating and memorizing the facts took forever.

Especially because they preferred to play games and watch TV and talk about ghosts and pirates and spaceships and princesses and magic diamonds.

So she thought… why not having it their way?

And this is how she invented cool card games about fantasy worlds that include math practice without their notice.

(Math is about life, right? And also about fantasy life…)

2 magical things happened:

  • It was a laugh to see how suddenly they become supremely enthusiastic to discover the multiple of 4 and 7.
  • Memorizing turned fast and a piece of cake. They remembered multiples in seconds without noticing and with no efforts. I mean they did put efforts… to win the game.

Codes is an innovative solution where kids can play and do what they love (defeat pirates and ghosts and earn magic stones on a lost island) and by the way practice times tables. It is also a great excuse to hang with your family on a Sunday morning.

So if you want to bring Codes into reality, and support the beginning of a revolutionary series of games, please back us, and in return we will send you the game.

Yours,

The Codes team. 

OUR BIGGEST MISSION:

Our biggest mission is to deliver you Codes quickly after the campaign ends.

We know what a downer it is to wait for your dreams too long to come true. This is why R&D testing and price offers has already been taken. The game works and waits for last finale tweaking.

PAPARAZZI:

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Codes Evolution

We'll start from the end because the beginning is embarrassing. So this is our hand made prototype we've printed in a local press store: 

Scissoring wasn't easy at all. It was a hard combat. This is why we need you! With your pledges, we can send these little cute ones into the factory where machines will handle this. We cannot scissor anymore. No more. Please, no more. Scissors. 

This is the first prototype Shiran was testing. It was the part where she was staring at the cards for hours, trying to figure how many treasure chests should the game include. How many players and digits. What happens if X draw Y and Y plays T and M draw another Y. Where. How. Why. When. To be or not to be, that is the question. Headache. Vitamin C.  

Ok... This is the embarrassing part. This is the part where Shiran was trying to illustrate the concept. You must not tell it to anyone if you want to bring Codes into reality and people to trust us. Please, people! It was a long time ago! 

Ok lets go back to the end so you'll forget the previous picture. Well actually it isn't the end. It is only the beginning of Codes. 

  Who can find my flip flops in the pic? 

PAPARAZZI #2:

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Risks and challenges

The largest challenge is to reach our funding goal. 

Producing the card game is simple but printing costs depend on the quantity. We already have a few factories quotes and negotiating depends on this Kickstarter campaign.

Less than 500 packages the product is super expensive. From 1000 packages the product gets affordable price. For that reason our funding goal is 10,000$ because we didn’t want you to pay a 100$ for a card game... As cool as it be. 

Funding includes also graphic improvements, and better detailed cool illustrations. The secret behind Codes is that the game itself should be as cool and attractive as it can so that it will be prioritized first on kids habits. They will be unbearably thrilled to play Codes (=study times tables… unbelievably makes sense.).

If we don’t meet our goal Kickstarter won’t charge you and we will have to rethink how to start Codes. Which is a bad thing.

So spread the word and help us reach this goal!  

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    Become a Codes pioneer!

    You give us a fabby kickstart and get a story to reveal your grandkids when you're old, about how you become one of the Codes revolution pioneers.

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    The Full Game edition

    Everything you need to become a Codes Master, before anyone else does.

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    • Secret Codes map
    • Instructions
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    Dedicated to You edition

    Full game edition
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    Extra deck with dedication and signature by the game creator.

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    • Secret Codes map
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    4 copies of The Full Game Edition, or more.

    To order extra copies, choose this reward and just add 20$ for each extra package (extra shipping charges may apply).

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    The Revolutionary Backer Edition

    The Full Game Edition + Dedicated To You Edition
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    A 100*200 cm fabric Secret Codes Map (times tables), you can hang on the wall or keep under your pillow, with personal thanks and your name.

    Includes:
    • A deck of 82 cards
    • Secret Codes map
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    Your Own Edition (LIMIT: 7)

    The Full Game Edition+ Dedicated To You Edition
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    You tell us what you wish to find in the chest, and you get a
    deck with 3 TREASURE CARDS DESIGNED ESPACIALLY FOR YOU and 3 new rules to the game.

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