Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Turn your okay-ish ideas into great ones with the unique brainstorming tool Brain Fuel. Ideal for facilitators, teachers or creatives!
Turn your okay-ish ideas into great ones with the unique brainstorming tool Brain Fuel. Ideal for facilitators, teachers or creatives!
139 backers pledged €10,028 to help bring this project to life.

About

Brain Fuel - a unique brainstorming tool project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

Brain Fuel - a unique brainstorming tool

€10,028

139

Make your brain(storm) lift off with the Brain Fuel brainstormingtool! Brain Fuel is a fast, easy and fun brainstorm tool for creators, businesspeople, students, workshop enthusiasts and innovators. Or maybe we should say: everybody who is creative or has the need to be.

Sounds cool, but what does it do exactly..?

Brain Fuel works with 100 different association cards. These cards, with handmade illustrations, will help you to make new associations. With more than 10 brainstorming-methods, Brain Fuel helps you break through your standard thought patterns to look at your problem from a whole new perspective. This gives you access to a new range of solutions so you can turn your okay ideas in to great ones!

Tell me more about the cards!

Okay, you asked for it! Brain Fuel has 4 categories:

1. Animals, 2. Characters,  3. Objects,  4. Locations

Some categories work perfectly with one brainstorm technique, some categories work well with others. Maybe we will add even more categories in the future (at least we hope so: see our first stretchgoal).

100 cards in 4 categories
100 cards in 4 categories

Choose your brainstorm method
We added ten brainstorming-methods to ignite your imagination, so you can come up with new solutions for your problems. Some of the methods are golden oldies and others are brand new. We even developed some of them (don't worry, we have a brainstorming expert in our team)! The methods differ in difficulty and the amount of creativity needed.

Because there are countless possibilities we want to add two new methods with each and every stretch goal!

There are 10 brainstorming methods
There are 10 brainstorming methods



Choose between an app or the cards (or use both)

We are there for lovers of technology and lovers of paper! The card game is tailormade for brainstorms with a group of people and with the app (iOS and Android) you'll always have Brain Fuel nearby for a quick and powerful brainstorm.

Use the cards, the app or use both!
Use the cards, the app or use both!

Why does Brain Fuel exist? 

Our mission is to ensure that as many ideas as possible change into good ones. ‘Are there that many bad ideas?’, we hear you thinking. Well, just take a look at the world and think about what happens to our globe. Weren't those bad solutions born from bad ideas? That does not mean that bad ideas can't be transformed into good ones. Sometimes they just need some help. An okay solution is not good enough!

The unique power of Brain Fuel is the combination of different brainstorming methods combined in one, colorfull tool. Available as a card deck or as an app to take it easily with you

Proof of concept

One simply doesn’t develop a tool out of thin air. Research, testing, more research, more tests, and so forth and so on! As of now, more than 600 people have tested Brain Fuel. Most of them live in our homeland, the Netherlands, but we were also very honoured that people from all over the world helped to test our product. <3 They gave us new insights on the design, the card choice, techniques etc. We used their feedback to improve Brain Fuel to what is now in front of you! 

We tested worldwide!
We tested worldwide!

 

 

Help us help

When we came to the conclusion that we invented something that did not exist yet and in which we truly believe, we thought: why keep this to ourselves? Our industry? Of even our country? Why not share it with as many people as possible? And that is exactly what we are planning to do.

Kickstarter is the perfect place to not only help us raise money to make Brain Fuel a reality, but also to reach an international audience. We hope you get to love Brain Fuel as much as we do! 

Why do we need your money?

Like we mentioned earlier: we want Brain Fuel to be available for everybody. But in order to succeed in that plan we need to:
+ Scale up the printing of the cards
+ Produce the packaging
+ Finishing the apps we are building
+ Finishing the webshop to sell Brain Fuel
+ Make sure everything is ready to reach an international audience.

If we manage to raise at least 7,5 K, we will be able to do all of that!

After this, Brain Fuel will be ready for our webshop and we will do our best to get Brain Fuel available in stores. The estimated retailprice will be € 25,- for one deck of Brain Fuel, the short cut instructions and 10 step-by-step worksheets. The app will be available for free with the 4 categories and 10 brainstorming methods. Extra categories and methods will be available through in-app purchases.

Rewards

Because we really want to do something extra for the people that give us something extra.. we decided to reward higher pledges with some nifty gifts! So besides the app, the cards and our unconditional love you can get yourself:
+ Idea Generator Poster. 
This poster is one of the extras you'll receive when you pledge €35 or more. This awesome piece of paper helps you brainstorming when you don't have the cards or the app by hand. Or just hang it in your office to show off ;)

+ Step-by-step Worksheets.
+ A (digital) Brain Fuel Masterclass.
+ Your own personalized card in the Brain Fuel deck (not in the app).
+ Together with us, you design a new card for Brain Fuel. We add this to the deck so every users can use your card!

We also offer three pledges that are specifically compiled for facilitators/trainers, teachers and business(wo)men. Do you want to know which rewards come with each pledge? Check out the pledge bar on the right!

Our rewards
Our rewards

Let's stretch it up!



Stretch goal 1: Extra category - 12.500 euro
+ We add another category of cards: Motives (inc. 25 cards).
+ We add 2 extra brainstorm methods.

Extra Brain Fuel category: Motives
Extra Brain Fuel category: Motives

Stretch goal 2. More languages - 20.000 euro
+ Hola! The app becomes available in Spanish and another language we will choose together.
+ We add 2 extra brainstorm methods.

We add two more languages!
We add two more languages!

Stretch goal 3. Hear our app! - 27.500 euro
 + We add sounds to our app! A cow will moo, a shotgun will boom!
 + We add 2 more brainstorm methods.

We add sounds to the app
We add sounds to the app

Stretch goal 4. YouTube videos - 35.000 euro 
+ We will make a serie of 8 Youtube videos in which we will explain our brainstorm techniques! 
+ We add 2 more brainstorm methods.

Learn how to use Brain Fuel
Learn how to use Brain Fuel

Whats next?

We’ve tested Brain Fuel with over 600 people. And every time we get the feedback that we’ve got something truly great in our hands. So if the Kickstarter is a success, we want to make something larger than life out of Brain Fuel. That means we’re going to put out Training sessions, E-courses, and workshops. Everything that helps us change ideas for the better. 

But will it be a succes? You decide! :)

 

 

 

 

BewarenBewaren

Risks and challenges

We like fun stuff but we take fun very seriously. It's part of our job! As of now, we do not foresee any major challenges. The design phase of the cards and the app are both done and we’ve already made the prototypes as you can see in the video and images. The only thing we can think of is that there could arrive problems with the people who print the cards and build the app. But we work with professionals, so hopefully everything will be a-ok!

Now we just need your support so we can afford to make Brain Fuel a reality! <3

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    <3 + Brain Fuel app

    Because a simple thank you is not enough, we add your name to our "we love you" page on our site and you get acces to our app (iOS or Android).

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €15 or more About US$ 17

    Brain Fuel cards and app: Early Bird

    The early bird gets the worm, so you receive our set of 100 cards (incl. the instruction manual) early and with a € 10,- discount on the estimated retail price! In a lovely package of course.

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • Short cut instructions
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 70 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €20 or more About US$ 23

    The Brain Fuel cards and app

    The set of 100 cards and app (incl. the instruction manual) with a € 5,- discount on the estimated retail price! In a lovely package of course.

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • Short cut instructions
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €27 or more About US$ 31

    Brain Fuel cards + 10 worksheets

    We add ten digital worksheets for every brainstorm-method in Brain Fuel, so you can start brainstorming efficiently and effectively right away!

    And don't forget the other rewards above!

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • Short cut instructions
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 39

    Idea Generator poster + Brain Fuel

    A beautiful association poster with some of the most popular and most effective Brain Fuel cards on them.

    Hang it at the office and brainstorm all you want - while sitting at your desk!

    And don't forget the other rewards above!

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €75 or more About US$ 84

    Online Masterclass + Brain Fuel

    A live 60 mins online masterclass on how the use Brain Fuel to optimal effect. We try to keep a maximum of ten people per session to keep it personal.

    And don't forget all the other goodies below:

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €95 or more About US$ 106

    The trainer/facilitator-pledge

    Are you a brainstormexpert? A trainer? A facilitator? Then this is the ideal package for you!

    Now you have two decks of cards and two posters, so you can take one on the road and leave one at the office!

    You get around € 30,- discount on retailprices.

    And the other rewards below of course:

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About US$ 167

    The teacher-pledge

    Ideal for teachers who work with big groups, with this package you receive 5 decks of cards and 5 posters!

    Around € 75,- discount on retailprices!

    And the other rewards below of course:

    Includes:
    • Idea Generator poster (digital)
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge €225 or more About US$ 251

    The business-pledge

    Do you work in a big company? Do you work with multiple large groups? With this package you receive 10 decks of cards and 10 posters!

    You get around € 175,- discount on retailprices!

    And the other rewards below of course:

    Includes:
    • Idea Generator poster (digital)
    • 10× Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • 10× Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €250 or more About US$ 279

    Your own card!

    We design a card with your likeness and send it to you as a card. Your own cartoon character! Show it to your mother, your friends, your co-workers or whatever. Or even better: use it when brainstorming!

    And don't forget all the other goodies below:

    And the other rewards below of course:

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    • Your personal Brain Fuel card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 557

    We design a brainstormsession for you

    When you're preparing an important brainstorm, our brainstorm expert will guide you through your preparations. In two meetings (around 3 hours in total) he will help you with a session plan, choose the right brainstorming methods and help you practice the brainstorming session.

    Includes:
    • Idea Generator poster (digital)
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €750 or more About US$ 835

    Add your card to the Brain Fuel deck!

    Together with you we design and add a card to the full game. Everybody who uses Brain Fuel will use your card. Oh, the honor!

    And the other rewards below of course:

    Includes:
    • Idea Generator poster (digital)
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Online Masterclass
    • Your personal Brain Fuel card
    • Your Brain Fuel card added to the official deck
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,113

    We design and lead a brainstorm for you

    We are not only going to design a brainstorm for you, but our brainstorm expert will also lead the brainstorm on your location! From a 3 hours preparation till a brainstorm on a location in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (around 3 hours of brainstorming).

    Only available in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

    Includes:
    • Brain Fuel - app (iOS or Android)
    • Brain Fuel - deck of cards
    • Short cut instructions
    • Idea Generator poster
    • Idea Generator poster (digital)
    • 10 step-by-step worksheets
    • Online Masterclass
    • Your personal Brain Fuel card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (28 days)