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Potatoes, programming and piracy rolled into a strategic card game perfect for classrooms, family days, or even game night with friends
Potatoes, programming and piracy rolled into a strategic card game perfect for classrooms, family days, or even game night with friends
Potatoes, programming and piracy rolled into a strategic card game perfect for classrooms, family days, or even game night with friends
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Potato Pirates: The Tastiest Coding Card Game

S$ 258,408

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FINAL 17 HOURS!

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Kickstarter Exclusive Cards Unlocked! Behold the S.S. Megachip and The Frying Dutchpan!

 

 

 

 

Potato Pirates combines potatoes, programming, and piracy into a carbo-loaded card game perfect for the classroom, family day, or even game night with friends. It teaches anyone age 6 & up, 10 hours worth of programming concepts in 30 minutes, all without a computer!  

  

There are 7 Potato King cards hidden at random in the deck. Be the first to collect all 7 Potato King cards by roasting, mashing and frying other potato pirates. Power up your attacks with programming concepts such as loops and conditionals. Alternatively, eliminate all enemies and be the last Potato Pirate sailing to win the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Don't read the manual ya landlubber! Watch these bite-sized episodes of our instructional videos instead!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

More add-ons to be added soon!

 

 

Potato Isles ($25,000) - UNLOCKED!: We want these adorable potato pirates to help everyone and anyone kickstart their programming journey. To give our younger backers a helping hand, we will expand the "3-hour Potato Pirates Programming E-Learning Resource" to include the Scratch Programming language. That's 3 hours of Scratch + 3 hours of Python!

 Black Gold ($50,000) - UNLOCKED!: We will make a Kickstarter Exclusive black deck with gold edges. Show off your gold bar (cards) when you receive the deck. Just make sure your pirate friends don’t loot this treasure! 

Bakedineer Island ($75,000) - UNLOCKED!: We will take this a step further and include another module in the e-learning resource pack. With the Introduction to Java module, the E-Learning Guidebook will now have 3-hours of Scratch, Python & Java activities each. True programmable piracy.

French Fried Island ($100,000) - UNLOCKED!: French Fried Island harbours a mysterious entity, known as the Frying Dutchman - but perhaps this otherworldly being can be convinced to join your ranks as a powerful ally? We can only find out when we reach it!


Masher Hills ($150,000) - UNLOCKED: Masher Hills are where you can find the Potato King's pride and joy - his own personal schooner, the S.S. Megachip. If you successfully make it there, he might just be willing to lend it to you to fortify your fleet!

Chipwreck Bay ($200,000): Chipwreck Bay contains a treasure - cute little enamel pins in the visage of our beloved Potato King! Reaching this isle means that anyone who backs us with a reward tier that includes a deck will get a nifty Potato King pin to keep you company!

Other Stretch Goals: Potato King is out exploring, discovering more and more islands, coves, reefs; each island holding wondrous and exciting treasures. We would love to hear your ideas. Make a wish and put it in a bottle, and float it to us. Potato King might just grant your wish! It can be about the cards (special power cards, anyone?), programming learning resources or even memorabilia. Hmm...I wonder how Potato King towels will be?

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

We are also Featured in We The People Store, Singapore! Come on down to Millenia Walk, Level 2 to meet and greet the Jumbo Potato King :)

We The People Store is the only physical store in the world to exclusively retail products funded with Kickstarter. They have 4 stores in Singapore and 1 store in Korea. They have spaces in store dedicated to Live-on-Kickstarter campaigns where creators can display their prototypes and engage with customers, turning them into backers.

Learn more about them here.

 

 

 

The Potato Pirates card game is created by Codomo - a Singapore-based education technology company that nurtures children's creativity through empathy, technology, and design education. Our vision is to cultivate every child’s love for learning by offering learners an environment that fosters their confidence and mindset for them to pursue their passion and attain holistic growth - in both academic and non-academic aspects. 

Cultivating a love for learning in every child should be one of the primary goals of any education body or institute. We achieve this by helping them discover their superpowers through our interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes real-world application, human-centric design, and inquiry-based learning. Part of what we do is to make students future ready, empowering them to create real-world impact through curricular experiences which amalgamate design thinking, computational thinking, and maker culture.

 

Computer programming is becoming an essential 21st-century skill and we want everyone to learn this invaluable skill in an enjoyable manner. Having been through a near-traumatic experience in learning programming where we were forced to sit through painfully boring lectures with an exponentially steep learning curve, we started brainstorming ways to make learning fun, sociable, and impactful. We did not want the game to become another mobile application where kids (or anyone for that matter) would have to stare at their iPads to play, we already have enough of that. Additionally, computers may not be as easily accessible to children in other parts of the world. A substantial number of schools lack the resources to give students access to these computers to learn to program. 

Our desire to include human connection and elicit emotions was decisive in the creation of a tabletop card game which could be interactive and thrilling and, at the same time, while allowing anyone above age 6 to grasp fundamental programming concepts - without the need for a computer.

There was never an accessible and universal activity as a first-step into programming, regardless of age - until now! Have we mentioned that it's also lots of fun to play? So much so that the development of the game has severely reduced our productivity as we spend too much time playing it under the pretense of testing the game mechanics.

Potato Pirates brings teachers and students, parents and kids, friends and strangers together to learn abstract computational thinking concepts from one another in a simpler, better, and more visual manner.

We've had countless requests from many supporters to release Potato Pirates in French, Spanish and German, amongst other languages. Many of you have graciously offered to even help in translating Potato Pirates to another language. We can't tell you how much we appreciate your support and enthusiasm! We too want kids everywhere, regardless of their first language, to be able to play Potato Pirates and be a part of this movement. 

However, to get there, we need all the support and backers we can get. We cannot possibly fulfill manufacturing orders in multiple languages unless we hit the numbers! Production in Spanish, French, and German can only be confirmed if our Kickstarter campaign is successful. This will be released as one of our stretch goals. We need your help to make this a reality!

We believe that with Potato Pirates, we can create a vibrant learning community (with programming as a start) regardless of age, resources, and background. That's why we decided to be on Kickstarter. We need your help to be the kickstarter within your learning community and grow the Potato Pirates family beyond the Carbbobean Sea.

 

Contact the pirates: ahoy@potatopirates.game

 

              

 

                                                                                                     

Special thanks to Chester for the Potato Pirates card game and video illustrations & Lauren for the Potato Pirates comic series illustrations.

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct­ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.
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Risks and challenges

We spent the last 18 months developing, playtesting and improving Potato Pirates. We have secured prototypes from 2 factories and will begin production when the Kickstarter is successfully funded. Funding will be used to manufacture the cards, box, potato sack, potato crew members, and the “Art of Potato War” manual. The only hurdle left for the Potato Pirates is for them to make it to you in time for Christmas.
We will be working with Floship to expedite the shipment of the rewards in lieu of the peak holiday season. Sail forth, and may the winds be in our favor!

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    ALL HAIL POTATO KING!

    Print and create your own Potato Pirates paper dolls!

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    THE EARLY BUD

    SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE EARLY BUDS!
    Complete set of the Potato Pirates game which includes the card deck, the Art of Potato War rule book and a sackful of potato crew.
    (approx USD 18)

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    POTATO PIRATES BASIC BUD

    Complete set of the Potato Pirates game which includes the card deck, the Art of Potato War rule book and a sackful of potato crew.
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    POTATO PIRATES DECK

    Complete set of the Potato Pirates game which includes the card deck, the Art of Potato War rule book and a sackful of potato crew.
    *BONUS* 3-hour "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" e-learning resource guide.
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    THE EARLY BUD-DY

    THE EARLY BUD-DY OFFER. You get TWO complete sets of the Potato Pirates game.
    TWO *BONUS* copies of our 3-hour "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" e-learning resource guide. So what arr ya waitin' for? Grab a mate!
    (approx USD 33)

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    POTATO PIRATES DECK + PLUSHIE

    Complete set of the Potato Pirates game.
    *BONUS* 3-hour "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" e-learning resource guide and a Kickstarter Exclusive "Potato King" plushie charm!
    (approx USD 33)

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    POTATO PIRATES BUD-DY + PLUSHIES

    THE BUD-DY OFFER. You get
    TWO complete sets of the Potato Pirates game.
    TWO *BONUS* copies of "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" e-learning resource guide.
    TWO Kickstarter Exclusive "Potato King" plushie charms. So what arr ya waitin' for? Grab a mate!
    (approx USD 59)

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    T-UBER-AWESOME SIX PACK

    You get SIX complete sets of the Potato Pirates game with an exclusive 12-hour in-depth "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" curriculum.
    Did we mention the t-uber cute printable paper dolls and colouring book?
    (approx. USD 110)

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    POTATO KING'S TREASURE CHEST

    You get a complete set of the Potato Pirates game, a 12-hour "Potato Pirates x Python programming language" curriculum and a Kickstarter Exclusive Jumbo "Potato King" plushie (50cm/20inches)
    AS LEGEND HAS IT, THERE ARE ONLY 7 IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
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