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$132
pledged of 2.500 $pledged of 2.500 $ goal
4
backers
26days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 18 2018 11:14 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Summary:
  Have you ever heard of or played a domino based board game? Fossil Find combines all the fun of a board game and couples it with dominoes. Players are trying to get either 5 of a kind, a straight or a full house to score points. Beware, there are a few twists and turns on the board.

Fossil Find is a great game for younger kids as well as aging adults. Keep your mind active and have a blast doing it. Join in the fun of hunting for fossils in this great paleontology adventure. Purchase your copy of Fossil Find today.

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Board Game Capital's Review:
Review Completed (2018-09-29) We certainly haven’t played every game out there but we have seen quite a few games in our day. A board game that uses dominoes as its main gaming component is not one we’ve ever seen before. The dominoes are used more like cards and aren't exactly used to make connected domino rows. We were excited to see this game and were so impressed when we received it.
 

This is a high quality board game with high quality dominoes, storage box and game board. Just the weight of the game alone makes the game feel impressive. With the thickness of the storage box and game board, this game will last a long time. Even the graphics look amazing with the custom dominoes. This leads us to our next topic – the theme of the game.
 

It is obvious that Fossil Find was not just thrown together overnight. We loved how well the theme was integrated into the game. The grave site, the archeology site, lose artifact spots and even natural disasters make this game feel awesome. While setting up the game takes a few minutes, once you’re done the game looks pretty cool.

Game set up at Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe
Game set up at Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe
My wife thinking "Do I need this artifact (domino) or not?"
My wife thinking "Do I need this artifact (domino) or not?"


  Game play is fun. With the three different point-giving hands that players are trying to collect, it keeps things simple. Throughout the game, you’ll have different chances to collect new tiles to help you make a match (with a hint of poker). The constant help of the dominoes on the board spaces and the help of wild numbers keeps things flowing. The other special spots like the lost artifact, grave robbers, artifact auction and natural disaster are a lot of fun. Some strategy is involved along with a fair amount of luck. We thought the age limit for the game was a little high. Eight year olds could play just fine with some help adding up their score. Adding up the score is a little cumbersome (you’re really just counting your tile totals) and we would have like to see some nicely theme artifact-looking score pads to complete the game. (Will be in the 2nd Edition along with a Pencil or Pen. Not in review.) Any piece of paper will do.

Screen Shot of our 1st Review
Screen Shot of our 1st Review

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History of Fossil Find:

Fossil Find is a new way to play dominoes that we want to bring to the world. Fossil Find was created from the thought that there isn't a board game that uses the double 12 dominoes as game pieces. For weeks this bugged me as I was trying to create a different board game. Finally the light bulb went off and Fossil Find was born. About 8 years ago (November 2010) I took the sheet of paper to Staples to get our first prototype. 

The Orginal Prototype
The Orginal Prototype

Then one day in 2011 I was in the big box store in town and I found dominoes with the actual numbers on them like I had originally envisioned and I tweaked the board to numbers instead of the PIP format.

Prototype #2 (The Evolution of Fossil Find)
Prototype #2 (The Evolution of Fossil Find)

After a decision to get an agent that never worked out I decided to just sit on all my games I had been working on. Then in 2013 I got married and ceased contact with my agent (which he was probably happy not to hear from me, lol.) There was a 2 year window in the contract that I could do nothing with my games. So now we are into mid 2016 and I was free to do as I pleased therefore I took most of my prototypes to the Chicago Toy Fair and I finally got to see what people thought. Few companies would ask about Fossil Find, "How much to put that on the shelf?" Well, I had no clue because I was there to get feed back and if they liked the idea then they could figure that out. (Now I know the answer. 🙂) Well it doesn't work that way. Now we are in February of 2017 and I finally put all my chips on the table and went all in on Fossil Find. It took over 380 days but the first print of Fossil Find was complete. 

1st Edition of Fossil Find (The Second Evolution of Fossil Find)
1st Edition of Fossil Find (The Second Evolution of Fossil Find)
Fossil Find Box. (Game Weighs 5.4lbs)
Fossil Find Box. (Game Weighs 5.4lbs)

As you can see the evolution of Fossil Find and our dream is one day that Fossil Find isn't just a board game but a game app, books, movies, etc. How can you do this from a board game you ask? Well, Fossil Find is a fictional excavation adventure where you are finding artifacts (dominoes) and you are running into obstacles such as Artifact Auctions, Grave Robbers & Natural Disasters. The lead paleontologist (fictional) leading the students (the actual players) is Dr. Dakota J Wyatt "Koty".

Dr. Dakota J Wyatt "Koty"
Dr. Dakota J Wyatt "Koty"

We are trying to raise money to frey the cost that has come out of pocket to launch this dream. One of the main reasons Fossil Find was created was because I read a study on alzheimer that if you just use your brain  little more each day and keep your mind sharp after retirement that your odds of get this disease go down drastically. Second I thought it would be a fun way to get kids to learn or sharpen their adding skills. Third, was why isn't there a Domino Based Board Game? Well, now there is Fossil Find! 🤠

Fossil Find Custom Artifacts (Double 12 Dominoes)
Fossil Find Custom Artifacts (Double 12 Dominoes)

 ☝️You can use our custom Double 12 Dominoes for all of your favorite domino games too! 

Fossil Find Empty Board
Fossil Find Empty Board
Fossil Find Pawns (Paleontologist) & Dice
Fossil Find Pawns (Paleontologist) & Dice
Fossil Find Rules
Fossil Find Rules
Box Bottom
Box Bottom
Jack & Jill Funzone enjoyed Fossil Find.
Jack & Jill Funzone enjoyed Fossil Find.
People Enjoying Learning How to Play Fossil Find.
People Enjoying Learning How to Play Fossil Find.
First Interview - Pine Bluff Commercial
First Interview - Pine Bluff Commercial

"Fossil Find is a domino-based board game that places the players in the mind of a paleontologist as they make their way around the game board collecting, trading or ditching the numerous artifacts (dominoes) they come in contact with during the game."
Ahmaree Williams - Pine Bluff Commercial

We could not sum up the jest of Fossil Find – A Domino Based Board Game better than Ms. Williams did in our first interview article in our local paper. There are many aspects of this game to keep you thinking as you are collecting or trading artifacts (dominoes) constantly along with ditching artifacts (dominoes) because you can only hold on to five (5) artifacts (dominoes). As all classic board games there are squares around the board that could be a blessing or a curse in Artifact Auction, Grave Robb and Natural Disaster Squares. While you are collecting, trading and ditching artifacts (dominoes) you are trying to get a scoring hand of a full house (3 of a kind and 2 of a kind), a straight (example 12, 11 10, 9, 8) or a five (5) of a kind. If you have played Poker or Yahtzee, you will catch on quick to a scoring hand. You will also notice that we changed them just a little bit in that you must have five (5) of a kind instead of four (4) of a kind and the other two (2) scoring hands are the traditional Poker hands.

On 103.7 the Buzz
On 103.7 the Buzz
Kickstarter Ad
Kickstarter Ad
Lesha playing Fossil Find @ Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe
Lesha playing Fossil Find @ Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe
Our waiter & game guide @ Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe after I told him I created Fossil Find.🙂
Our waiter & game guide @ Pieces: Board Game Bar & Cafe after I told him I created Fossil Find.🙂

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Fossil Find Tshirt
Fossil Find Tshirt

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