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MazeSquare Jigsaw Game

Here is the Idea Equation behind this: Maze Puzzle + Jigsaw Puzzle + Board Game = MazeSquare Jigsaw Game . It is that simple: a jigsaw puzzle of a maze puzzle that becomes a board game. The interchangeable pieces allow players to create different maze boards. But the project is, I hope, richer and more fun than math.

MazeSquare Jigsaw 2
MazeSquare Jigsaw 2

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Jigsaw Maze with Interchangeable Pieces

One of the things that makes these jigsaw and these maze puzzles more fun than math is that the pieces of the jigsaw are interchangeable. You can create different mazes by rearranging the pieces.

They are interchangeable because I have limited the jigsaw pieces to only a few simple shapes from which all the puzzles are made from. In addition to adding variety to the game, using few simple pieces makes the jigsaw puzzle more difficult.

Even better, the different MazeSquare Jigsaws are also interchangeable. So that you can create a totally unique maze puzzle from them or your can create one giant maze puzzle using all of the pieces from the three different jigsaw game puzzle boxes.

There are five different shapes of jigsaw pieces: two corners, two sides and one interior. The pieces, like the finished jigsaw puzzles, are square. And they are quite beautiful in their abstract simplicity.

Each of the MazeSquare Jigsaws use pieces of five different shapes. This makes the puzzles more difficult and the mazes more flexible. Think of these as your building blocks with which your can make different maze game boards.
Each of the MazeSquare Jigsaws use pieces of five different shapes. This makes the puzzles more difficult and the mazes more flexible. Think of these as your building blocks with which your can make different maze game boards.

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MazeSquare Jigsaw 1 (MazeSquare Art Print #1). Each different MazeSquare Jigsaw is made from pieces of the same size and shape. This makes the different jigsaws interchangeable.
MazeSquare Jigsaw 1 (MazeSquare Art Print #1). Each different MazeSquare Jigsaw is made from pieces of the same size and shape. This makes the different jigsaws interchangeable.
The individual jigsaw pieces are abstract compositions.
The individual jigsaw pieces are abstract compositions.
MazeSquare Jigsaw 2 (MazeSquare Art Print #2). These are more than just abstract puzzles and abstract game boards, I've made these to be beautiful abstract art.
MazeSquare Jigsaw 2 (MazeSquare Art Print #2). These are more than just abstract puzzles and abstract game boards, I've made these to be beautiful abstract art.
MazeSquare Jigsaw 3 (MazeSquare Art Print #3).
MazeSquare Jigsaw 3 (MazeSquare Art Print #3).

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MazeSquare Jigsaw Board Game

Once you put together the maze jigsaw, you can use it as a game board. Take out some dice and use some coins or pebbles for pieces and let the game begin. Actually, if the campaign reaches certain goals, dice, player pieces and other bonus game pieces, including miniature game cards (1.25×1.75"), will be added for free to each box of MazeSquare Jigsaw Puzzle.

The most straightforward way that you can play the assembled jigsaw game is to treat it like a maze race where each player tries to get to the finish first. But that is only one way to play it.

You can add elements to the board and make the game into a treasure hunt.

You can also make this into a duel, a chess/checker battle that takes place on a maze field rather then a square grid.

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The Jigsaw Base

The MazeSquare Jigsaw base will be free if and when the campaign reaches that particular stretch goal. The base can be used in a variety of ways. One way to use it is to help you assemble the jigsaw. Because the base is gridded, it help you orient all the pieces.

Another way to use the base, is a a gameboard. This way, the jigsaw becomes a two player game reminiscent of dominoes. I am still working out the particulars of the gameplay but it will be ready by the time you receive your rewards.

The Jigsaw base will keep your jigsaw puzzle nice and tight and allow you to play additional games using it. The base is gridded and it has raised edges.
The Jigsaw base will keep your jigsaw puzzle nice and tight and allow you to play additional games using it. The base is gridded and it has raised edges.

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MazeSquare Giclée Art Prints

In addition to the jigsaw puzzles, I am offering a custom giclée art print of the three mazesquare designs. Each art print is printed on quality, heavy art paper with extra 1" border space for framing.

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Rewards

There are three types of rewards (products) offered in this campaign. They take the form of the jigsaw puzzle, the art print and the PDF file. Here is the list:

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Add-Ons

If you would like a combination of these rewards or multiple of a single reward (can I call these products or should I continue with this charade?) you can easily add it to your reward. Just increase your pledge by the amount of the extras that you want. Here are the prices:

  • Add $10 for each additional set of Postcards
  • Add $55 ($75 International shipping) for each additional MazeSquare Jigsaw Puzzle Game Board
  • Add $90 ($115 International) for each additional MazeSquare 12×12" art print
  • Add $160 ($200 International) for each additional MazeSquare 24×24" art print
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Free Extras for Reaching Stretch Goals

There are seven Stretch Goals in this campaign. Reaching each stretch goal will give you extra stuff as part of your rewards.The rewards for reaching these stretch goals include extra jigsaw pieces, special MazeSquare dice, additional player game pieces that include a deck of cards and a gridded base which you can use to solve the puzzle in and play additional puzzle games. These rewards will be included in every MazeSquare Jigsaw box for free if we reach the goals.

So, here is the list of the rewards and the goals we need to reach to get them:

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WHAT IF . . . MazeSquare Jig-less Jigsaw Puzzle Game Board

This is what makes Kickstarter special. The backers can have the say of what the final product will look be like.

What if the pieces of the jigsaw puzzles were all square? The difficulty level would be raised. You could make more different maze puzzles with them, too. The pieces would not connect, obviously, but that is where the MazeSquare Base would come in handy. The base keeps all the pieces tightly together. There could be a whole new set of game opportunities provided with this arrangement.

What do you think?

I can make all the MazeSquare Jigsaw Game Board pieces square if that is the choice of the backers.

MazeSquare Jigsaw 4 Game Board, MazeSquare Art Print #4. This is an example of square jig-less jigsaw pieces. (Or is that jigsaw-less jigsaw pieces?)
MazeSquare Jigsaw 4 Game Board, MazeSquare Art Print #4. This is an example of square jig-less jigsaw pieces. (Or is that jigsaw-less jigsaw pieces?)

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Hi everyone, my name, as you know if you checked out the video, is Maciek Jozefowicz, aka. Mick Jonze. I am an illustrator, artist, writer, designer, creator of art-based projects, iDeaman™ and Part-time Genius™ (I am, unfortunately, not genius enough to be a full-time genius.(Such lofty claims should, of course, be supported, so check out my website for proof. www.konokopia.com ))

I am, it seems, also obsessed with creating failed Kickstarter campaigns. Why is that? Because...

Why This Kickstarter Campaign?

To put it bluntly (Can you handle the truth?), I am running a Kickstarter campaign to make money by selling you an original, unique, extraordinary product (All rights reserved) that you will not find anywhere else.

I am a creator. I have a lot of talent, I have a lot of ideas and I have a lot of projects in development. What I don't have is the capital to manufacture those projects. Crowd-funding is my only option at this time.

In fact, Kickstarter is the ideal venue for my projects. Why? Because these projects are not rip-offs or copycats of already established successful products. They are experimental and unique. And being original projects, there is no way for me to know whether there is a market for them.

Should these projects be manufactured and turned into products?

If there are not enough consumers willing to buy these products, then they should not. There is already enough stuff produced in the world. There is no need to use the world's precious resources to produce more stuff, especially if that stuff is not desired.

Thus, the Kickstarter market will determine if this projects, or any of my other projects, become real products. If there are enough backers (aka. consumers/buyers) for the MazeSquare Jigsaw Puzzle Game Boards and the campaign generates the necessary funding then the projects will be manufactured. The money raised from this campaign will go to producing the jigsaw puzzle games. It will also be used to cover the shipping costs for mailing all the rewards, various fees and taxes. Whatever is leftover will be my profit. You, in return, will possess a very rare, fine product.

[Please be aware that the concept for this project is my Intellectual Property. Thus, anyone attempting to create a jigsaw puzzle of a maze puzzle that can be played like a board game is stealing. Stealing is theft and theft is an crime punishable by law (and by personal vengeance). In fact, stealing of ideas is the most egregious of all theft.] 

Risks and challenges

The challenge of this project is in the manufacturing. I have not had the chance to produce a jigsaw puzzle but I have been in contact with a handful of manufacturers that produce jigsaws. It is a matter of deciding on the one that will make the product that I want.

Once the jigsaws are produced, the next challenge is that of fulfillment. Depending on the amount of boxes I have to ship, I will either do this myself or hire others to do it. My preference is to do it myself. This way if something does not get shipped correctly, I am the one to blame and I will be the one making it right.

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    == POSTCARDS of MAZESQUARE 1, 2, 3, 4 == You will get full-color 6×6" postcards of MazeSquare Jigsaw Puzzles 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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    == PDF of JIGSAW MAZESQUARE 1 and 2 == In addition to the PDF of each of the MazeSquare Jigsaw puzzles, you will get 6×6" postcards of the MazeSquare Jigsaw Puzzle 1, 2, 3 and 4 and a PDF of 20 original MazeSquare puzzles in B&W.

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    == JIGSAW MAZESQUARE 1 == In addition to the MazeSquare 1 Jigsaw Puzzle, you will get the PDF of the puzzle, 6×6" postcards of MazeSqaure 1, 2, 3 and 4, and PDF of 20 original MazeSquare puzzles.

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    == JIGSAW MAZESQUARE 2 == In addition to the MazeSquare 2 Jigsaw Puzzle, you will get the PDF of the puzzle, 6×6" postcards of MazeSquare 1, 2, 3 and 4, and PDF of 20 original MazeSquare puzzles.

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    == MAZESQUARE GICLÉE ART PRINT 12×12" == Your choice of one of the MazeSquares (1, 2, 3 or 4) printed on quality, heavy art paper with 2" borders for framing. Signed and numbered. In addition, you will get the PDF of the puzzle, 6×6" postcards of all four puzzles, and PDF of 20 original MazeSquare puzzles.

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    == MAZESQUARE GICLÉE ART PRINT 24×24" == Your choice of one of the MazeSquares (1, 2 , 3 or 4) printed on quality, heavy art paper with 2" borders for framing. Signed and numbered. In addition, you will get the PDF of the puzzle, 6×6" postcards of all four puzzles, and PDF of 20 original MazeSquare puzzles.

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