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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 5 2019
Last updated November 5, 2019

Words with Gravity (Canceled)

A retro balancing word game, combines heart stopping dexterity with classic word game fun. This game evokes a new vintage experience!

Words with Gravity (Canceled)

A retro balancing word game, combines heart stopping dexterity with classic word game fun. This game evokes a new vintage experience!

$262
pledged of $645pledged of $645 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 5 2019
Last updated November 5, 2019

About


Words with Gravity is the heart pounding retro twist on the word game genre!  Build your real wood block tower, balance the board, place your words, and be ready to hold your breath!  Score higher points the further you get to the edges and the further you dare tip the board!  


Setting the game up for the new exclusive Kickstarter rules is simple. Build your tower, and balance the board. 

The light weight board allows for better tipping action

Each player starts with 8 letter tiles.  Everyone's first turn begins with their first word completely in the center green zone.  Then players can begin venturing out to get more points in other zones.

The action starts heating up when players begin causing the board to tip and get "Tipping Points".  Tipping Points are given based on how far the board tips down on either side. 

I made 9 points for the letters I played plus, 8 Tipping Points, for 17 points!

Tipping Points are gauged with the "Gauge Tower".  Stack the 4 cube blocks vertically. The top block represents 1 Tipping Point.  The next block from the top is worth 3 Tipping Points, it is fairly easy to achieve. The third block from the top gives you 8 Tipping Points, it is doable, but somewhere in this area is where one of the letter tiles is going to  betray you and probably bring a bunch of friends with it!  

Turns continue until someone tips the board or a letter tile falls off.  The person that tips the board loses 10 points. 

one tile betrayed John, and he lost 10 points, and we started over

After the game ends, have a good laugh, and tally up the points.  When people first start playing the game it tends to last 10-20 minutes. But if players play strategically and avoid too much greed, the game can last about an hour.  We have many times played until the whole board was full and most of the tiles were used.

I created this game to be a fun retro word game for everyone.  I wanted something that pulled the excitement of a dexterity game to the word game genre, so everyone could have a unique experience.  

First Prototype, 2017

It has been a long journey to bring this game to you.  I started the game two years ago and am very excited to finally be bringing it to you.  And, due to many circumstances out of my control, this will be the ONLY "Words with Gravity" to ever be manufactured. 

Words with Gravity has already been manufactured and shipped to my area.  So, it is ready to be sent right to you at the end of the campaign!  So, for this holiday season, you can know that it will arrive at your doorstep with ample time to spare!

 (Hey, SHHhhhh,)

If you made it down here, we have a secret to share.  We also developed a method and play tested rules to add Tipping Points and balancing action to Scrabble! 

(Shhh, don't tell them! lol)

First prototype before play testing Tipping Point values

With the 9$ pledge level, you get the complete details on setting up and playing this play tested version of what we are calling "Dexterity Scrabble"! 

These set up instructions (including what to best balance the board on and tested point values) are also included with any support level that includes full Words with Gravity game.

Risks and challenges

The games are here in the U.S. and ready to go. Shipping for this old school style game is higher than modern styled games, but will not exceed 20$. Since the games are already manufactured and safely stored in my own home town, the only last obstacle will be setting down and packing all of them and dropping them at the post office!

Shipping for this old school style game is higher than modern styled games, but will not exceed 20$. Shipping will be separately calculated to keep your costs lower. The retro length and nature of a non folding board, raise shipping costs. We will ship to you using using USPS. For states near me the shipping is about 15$. For supporters living farther away, I will ship using Flat Rate Board Game Box 19.95$. We are discouraging international shipping at this time.

For "Season of Giving" pledge, Shipping may be over 20$, however, per game this is a Much Much better deal on shipping!

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    Print Words with Gravity!

    With this simple pledge you get a full copy of the standard and Kickstarter rules and full color printable game surface. You can easily print the board and glue to cardboard (or an old game board) to build your own Words with Gravity playing surface! Then grab some of those old letter tiles, a ruler, and something to balance it with and get to it! And of course, this option avoids the shipping costs!

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    Add Dexterity to your Classic Word Game!

    All the same great stuff from our 4$ pledge, plus Even More!

    This includes rules and set up for balancing your classic word game! These extra rules add more points and adrenaline to your classic game. We are not disparaging it, but adding some tipping makes it a refreshing new game! With the addition of Tipping Points, your old game becomes very new and exciting!

    This pledge also includes a digital copy of the collector art depicting the modern family in the our retro fun style, and some various additional PDFs and art.

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    Words with Gravity game

    Are you ready to share a retro evening with your friends and family, that is anything but stale? If so you want the whole Words with Gravity experience with the real wood blocks, old style design work, and the retro long box. This pledge includes one complete Words with Gravity game, all the PDFs, rules for "Dexterity Scrabble", all digital art, plus the collectible art insert including your specific game's number out of the limited 1,000 produced.

    This game will NEVER be reproduced. For many reasons this run of the game is it! So, grabbing up this very collectible game now could be your only chance.

    (Shipping will be calculated and added after the campaign. This was the best option to reduce shipping costs to the lowest amount possible for each supporter. Shipping will range between 11.50 and 19.95.)

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    WwG game, extras, & thank you note

    Of course this includes Words with Gravity game, all PDFs, art, and collectible art insert. But also, collectible information about your order, copy of the Provisional Patent Application, and a hand written thank you note with your order information and thank you!

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    Season of Giving!!! (2 games)

    Already manufactured and here in the U.S., Words with Gravity is here in time to give this holiday season. This special pledge level gives you one to keep and one to gift (or two to gift).

    It includes two copies of Words with Gravity. Both games have collectible art with game number, all PDFs, rules to "Dexterity Scrabble", and the digital art.

    (Shipping will be calculated and added after the campaign. This was the best option to reduce shipping costs to the lowest amount possible for each supporter. Shipping for the two games will range between 15.50 and 29.95.)

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