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CrimpsBy Crimps
First created
CrimpsBy Crimps
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About

What was the game of the captains of old? What did they play in their rolling cabins in the storms?

The closed game of Adella is held together by a ring
The closed game of Adella is held together by a ring

Adella - the Game of Crimps is a unfolding sculpture and a maritime game.

The sculpture is 3D printed from wood filament and finished by hand. The strategic game is made for 2-4 players that can ally or privateer. The game works on two interchangeable planes, one where the prevailing wind is decided and the lower where sloops and galleons navigate the seas using the wind to their advantage.

 Wherever it rests a humming will encircle. This is the sound of whispers of intrigue and desire filling the room with adoration as you lay out the pieces. People ask, on the street, at the pub, every day, what is that object you carry? They tell us they have never seen anything like it. 

Through cardboard, paper and wooden versions, we are proud of what we have achieved with long work and research, this shape which is the culmination of our voyage into design, ancient history and the possibilities offered by our own era.

A strategic game of cunning and wit

The Rulemap will guide you through your crimping journey (side 1)
The Rulemap will guide you through your crimping journey (side 1)

Components

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Our process

Each piece of the game is 3D printed except for the souls which are made from wood. The printing process takes us 5 days for each game. The pieces are then glued, assembled, sanded and stained. The whole process takes a week (not taking into consideration any errors that might delay it).

the 3D modeled shape becomes reality
the 3D modeled shape becomes reality

As we control all the steps in the production, we can make sure that every piece is perfect and looks exactly how it is supposed to. As all the parts of the game are geometrically precise, we need to ensure that everything goes exactly as planned.

PLA is environmentally friendly and has been used in recent years as an alternative to plastic. We use a wood-infused PLA that behaves like wood when sanded and appears as a MDF-like material.

 This process makes every game we print a piece of artwork, a unique and limited first edition.

Who are we?

We are two artists, Ben Reader from Penzance and Ana Kennerly from Porto that started this collaboration a few years ago.

Adella has been in the works for over five years and we feel it is ready to be presented to the public.

We have recently created a company called CRIMPS aimed at producing and distributing a plethora of artistic products.

Our aim

We chose kickstarter as it will hopefully allow us to raise enough money to take our production to the next level: casting the game and producing it out of tin.

SO, where will your money go?

In order to satisfy the orders we will need to invest in equipment, filament and materials, so part of it immediately goes there.

As for the rest, it will be invested in the cast and in the materials for it. Depending on how much we get, you might see this happen very soon.

Shipping details and information

All the shipping prices displayed in the rewards are for standard shipping only. If you want tracked shipping please add the following to your pledge:

UK - £5.76

EUROPE - £12.55

REST OF THE WORLD - £17.35

All the information including addresses will be collected at the end of our campaign with a customer survey.

The flag
The flag

Risks and challenges

As we are in control of every step in the production and distribution process there shouldn't be any problems delivering the game on time.
That said, we are succeptible to errors in the production and delays: not only of our doing but from the suppliers themselves.
This might slow down our production time, causing us to deliver the games later than expected.
In any case, we will let you know of any problems we encounter along the way, and we will make sure that your product gets delivered.

Although the game can be played from ages 10 & up, the sculpture is a fragile piece that requires supervision. We are happy to replace any damaged items as long as the damage is not a result of carelessness.

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    3D printed vessel

    You will receive one SLOOP

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    Rulemap

    You will get the Rulemap printed in poster-size to adorn your wall.

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    You will receive a flag with our symbol printed on it.

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    Adella - The Game of Crimps

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    Adella - The Game of Crimps

    The complete set of the game of Crimps.

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    Admiral's Adella

    The complete set oak stained as seen in the exhibition.
    Includes a silken rulemap and a sterling silver ring forged by the artist.

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Funding period

- (30 days)