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A dynamic, family-friendly matching game with an explosive twist!
A dynamic, family-friendly matching game with an explosive twist!
775 backers pledged $16,802 to help bring this project to life.

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BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE card game

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BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is a dynamic, family-friendly matching game with an explosive twist!

THE MISSION: Ignite as many matches as you can by using special action cards, strategy, your memory, and a little bit of luck.

THE TWIST: The cards in the matchbox are constantly changing, and sometimes everything explodes!

TO WIN: You will have to think fast as you race against the timer, outsmart your family and friends as you combine action cards, and hope that you’re the one that gets to say, “BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE”

 KEY FEATURES:

  • Helps you to stay sharp as you try to remember which cards are in the MATCHBOX
  • Teaches and reinforces simple math concepts as you ignite matches
  • Easy enough for kids ages 8+, but also tons of fun for adults
  • Provides hours of laughs and fun for you, your family, and your friends
  • 3 minutes to learn | 15 minutes to play | 2-6 players/deck

HOW TO PLAY BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE:

Place nine MATCH cards face down to create the MATCHBOX. Distribute three IGNITE cards to each player. Place the remaining MATCH and IGNITE cards face down to create the MATCH PILE and the IGNITE PILE.
Place nine MATCH cards face down to create the MATCHBOX. Distribute three IGNITE cards to each player. Place the remaining MATCH and IGNITE cards face down to create the MATCH PILE and the IGNITE PILE.
Turn over any two cards in the MATCHBOX. If the cards are the same number, you've made a traditional match! BUT…
Turn over any two cards in the MATCHBOX. If the cards are the same number, you've made a traditional match! BUT…
...if the cards are not the same number, you can still ignite a match by using one or more of your IGNITE cards. For example, if you turn over a “10” and a “9”, you can use a “Subtract 1” IGNITE card to ignite a match of nines (since 10-1=9).
...if the cards are not the same number, you can still ignite a match by using one or more of your IGNITE cards. For example, if you turn over a “10” and a “9”, you can use a “Subtract 1” IGNITE card to ignite a match of nines (since 10-1=9).
Or, if you turn over a “2” and a “6”, you can use an “Add 1” IGNITE card and a “Divide by 2” IGNITE card to ignite a match of threes (since 2+1=3 and 6÷2=3). The MATCHBOX is replenished after each match so that it again has nine cards.
Or, if you turn over a “2” and a “6”, you can use an “Add 1” IGNITE card and a “Divide by 2” IGNITE card to ignite a match of threes (since 2+1=3 and 6÷2=3). The MATCHBOX is replenished after each match so that it again has nine cards.
When you play a TIMER card, you have 10 seconds to try to make or ignite as many matches as you can. After the 10 seconds, your turn ends, which means that all of the other players will get to see the cards that you turned over but did not match.
When you play a TIMER card, you have 10 seconds to try to make or ignite as many matches as you can. After the 10 seconds, your turn ends, which means that all of the other players will get to see the cards that you turned over but did not match.
A WILD card may be used to either ignite a match between any two numbered cards or to add five seconds to a TIMER card.
A WILD card may be used to either ignite a match between any two numbered cards or to add five seconds to a TIMER card.
And, when you turn over a DYNAMITE card, it explodes! You get to keep the DYNAMITE card and every card that it is touching. In this example, you would get to keep all nine cards in the MATCHBOX!
And, when you turn over a DYNAMITE card, it explodes! You get to keep the DYNAMITE card and every card that it is touching. In this example, you would get to keep all nine cards in the MATCHBOX!
"Annnnd, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE."
"Annnnd, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE."

OUR STORY:

The BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE team (from left to right): Jacob Hiller, Carrie Fox, Caleb Hiller
The BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE team (from left to right): Jacob Hiller, Carrie Fox, Caleb Hiller

A few years ago, Jacob Hiller decided to quit his job and start a company (though he didn't even know what the company would be when he quit). After about a month of exploring different business ideas, he reached out to Carrie Fox (a friend and very talented artist) to help him design a card game (which is now known as 3UP 3DOWN). In November 2017, we began working on BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE - our second game. For this project, Jacob's older brother, Caleb Hiller, was especially instrumental in developing the game play. We are passionate about creating games that are fun for kids and adults, and we really think that you're going to love playing BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

WHY KICKSTARTER: As we try to grow our small business, our cash is largely tied up in inventory for our other game. Our hope is to raise enough on Kickstarter to help fund a small production run of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

Thank you all for your support!

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Risks and challenges

We have worked closely with our partners for the printing and shipping of our first game, and have always had great results with production quality and operational efficiency. While there is always the potential for delays, we are confident that things will go smoothly for BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

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    EARLY BIRD: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE

    • You will receive one deck of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

    Note: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is recommended for 2-6 players (ages 8+). To play with more players, just add another deck.

    - Add $10 for each additional deck.

    BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE MSRP: $20

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    • You will receive one deck of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE + one DYNAMITE t-shirt.

    Note: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is recommended for 2-6 players (ages 8+). To play with more players, just add another deck. Additionally note that you will be able to select your shirt size and color after the campaign ends.

    - Add $10 for each additional deck.
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    • You will receive one deck of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE + one DYNAMITE t-shirt.

    Note: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is recommended for 2-6 players (ages 8+). To play with more players, just add another deck. Additionally note that you will be able to select your shirt size and color after the campaign ends.

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    3 DECKS OF BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE

    • You will receive three decks of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.

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    3 DECKS OF BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE MSRP: $60

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    EARLY BIRD: BOOM + TEE + POSTER

    • You will receive one deck of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE + one DYNAMITE t-shirt + one 18" x 24" DYNAMITE poster.

    Note: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is recommended for 2-6 players (ages 8+). To play with more players, just add another deck. Additionally note that you will be able to select your shirt size and color after the campaign ends. Also, please note that the poster is a vibrant, high-quality, custom screen print (and not a digital print).

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    BOOM + TEE + POSTER MSRP: $80

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    BOOM + TEE + POSTER (SIGNED)

    • You will receive one deck of BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE + one DYNAMITE t-shirt + one 18" x 24" DYNAMITE poster signed by the BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE team.

    Note: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is recommended for 2-6 players (ages 8+). To play with more players, just add another deck. Additionally note that you will be able to select your shirt size and color after the campaign ends. Also, please note that the poster is a vibrant, high-quality, custom screen print (and not a digital print).

    - Add $15 for each additional deck.
    - Add $10 for each additional t-shirt.
    - Add $50 for each additional signed poster.

    BOOM + TEE + POSTER (SIGNED) MSRP: $100

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    LUNCH WITH THE BOOM TEAM

    • We will arrange for your air travel (if necessary) to come have lunch in Utah with the BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE team.

    • You will also receive the "BOOM + TEE + POSTER (SIGNED)" reward.

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