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Test your building skills against your friends and the clock! This competitive and exciting game is great for groups of all sizes!
Test your building skills against your friends and the clock! This competitive and exciting game is great for groups of all sizes!
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"It's such a great way to have fun with a big group of people and this game is perfect for just such occasions." Paige Evans

“This game will be in my classroom!” Suzanne Allen, 2nd Grade Teacher

“The ability to play either with cards or through an app increases the portability of the game.” Casual Game Revolution

“Finally an exciting family game we will all enjoy. Thanks Kubeni!” Dr. Josh Adcox 

Kubeni is a competitive hands-on game that focuses on speed, dexterity, and visual recognition.

Each Kubeni game set includes 20 kubes, enough for 1-8 players.

Players take turns using 10 kubes to complete as many card configurations as possible. You only have 30 seconds per turn! Every turn will be unique based on the roll of the die and the cards being played.

Each turn begins with kubes.

A player rolls the die.

The timer starts as the card is revealed.

Assembling kubes is fun - but we didn't want Kubeni to be fun, we wanted it to be really, really fun.  So we created modes.

To begin their turn a player rolls the die and a mode is displayed.

These screens from the app explain how each mode is played:

These modes create a variety of challenges and experiences- each one is sure to get your heart racing as you scramble to get the last kube in place before the timer runs out!

So what's with the app? The app replaces the die, cards, and timer. It lets you take and play kubeni anywhere, with just your phone (iOS and Android!) and pouch of kubes. The app lets us give you new cards and game modes to play! You can even snap a picture of your own kube configurations and send them in to us. Who knows, maybe your card will be in the next update for everyone to play with! If you buy our $20 App Powered set, you will need the app to play. If you buy our $25 Old School set you can play with or without the app! The app will be available for free in the iOS and Android stores when you get your kubes and supports iPhone, iPad, and any Android phone or Tablet!

$16,000 Old School Edition Upgrade, Tote to Box  

$18,000 Old School Edition Die Upgrade  

$20,000 Old School Edition Card Quality Upgrade

We not only have a vision of an awesome game, but we want Kubeni to be a great educational tool as well. We are currently engineering an App that will assist children in learning to read while using the kubes with letters that attach on each side. 

Children who are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners, will all benefit from this unique and fun application. We are also designing variations of cards that can help those with learning disabilities. Imagine learners of all sizes and abilities benefiting from this!

Kubeni came about by means of an organic evolution of a more ambitious project that was originally spearheaded by Pace. That project - called "KubeKraft" - was a Lego-like construction set engineered to foster easy and versatile assembly of the kubes via a peg like "konnector". Blake joined in on the development of "Kubekraft" shortly after its conception and the two went to work on prototypes, concepts, and product development.  

KubeKraft, while very exciting, required a significant amount of resources and the project was eventually shelved as a result.  

However, the feedback received on the unique kubes encouraged the team to look for other, more feasible opportunities for their use.  

At this time Blake began to experiment with the kubes and conceived an idea for their use in a simple tabletop assembly game.  

Blake and Pace went to work to more fully develop the idea, and Kubeni was born. The two soon realized the benefits of having parts of the game available on mobile devices and went to work on getting an app developed.  

Shortly thereafter, Curtis was recruited to develop the software side of Kubeni. Before long, the iOS/Android apps were a full functioning platform for the images, die, timer, and score keeping.  

We have bigger, more ambitious plans for Kubeni, and anticipate launching subsequent releases of the app and additional kube components as the game gains traction.

OUR HISTORY:

Kubeni was fortunate to be featured on:

 Click here for the details.

Check out this game review by the world-renowned blogger Paige Evans.

Risks and challenges

Risk: potential delays in manufacturing and/or fulfillment of injection molded kubes.

Plan: we have worked, and continue to work closely with our manufacturing partner to ensure that our kubes are delivered on time and meet our high quality expectations. We appreciate that the kubes are the cornerstone of our project and will place their fabrication as top priority.

Risk: App software bugs, glitches.

Plan: We have rigorously tested numerous builds of our app and deployed it to many individuals for alpha and beta testing. We are continuously enhancing and improving functionality and feel, and will continue to do so after, up to, and subsequent to the funding period.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Early Bird App & Kubes Edition: For our awesome early backers-Save $5 off retail pricing. One app-powered game of Kubeni, just in time for Christmas! Includes one set of 20 Kubeni kubes, the iOS or Android Kubeni app, and a Kubeni tote.

    FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE'LL ADD YOUR NAME TO A "THANK YOU" PAGE ON THE KUBENI APP.

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    Early Bird Old School Edition: For those that like the classic tabletop game experience. Receive a Kubeni game complete with 20 kubes, die, hourglass timer, deck of image cards, Kubeni tote- and the app too! Back now and get it in time for Christmas!

    OPTION - ADD $5 TO YOUR ORIGINAL PLEDGE AND RECEIVE A SIGNED ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE JUMBO GAME CARD - ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!!!

    FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE'LL ADD YOUR NAME TO A "THANK YOU" PAGE ON THE KUBENI APP

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    Old School Edition: For those that like the classic tabletop game experience. Receive a Kubeni game complete with 20 kubes, die, hourglass timer, deck of image cards, Kubeni tote- and the app too! Back now and get it in time for Christmas! OPTION - ADD $5 TO YOUR ORIGINAL PLEDGE AND RECEIVE A SIGNED ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE JUMBO GAME CARD - ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!!! FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE'LL ADD YOUR NAME TO A "THANK YOU" PAGE ON THE KUBENI APP

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    **INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*** Old School Edition: For those that like the classic tabletop game experience. Receive a Kubeni game complete with 20 kubes, die, hourglass timer, deck of image cards, Kubeni tote- and the app too! Back now and get it in time for Christmas! OPTION - ADD $5 TO YOUR ORIGINAL PLEDGE AND RECEIVE A SIGNED ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE JUMBO GAME CARD - ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!!! FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE'LL ADD YOUR NAME TO A "THANK YOU" PAGE ON THE KUBENI APP. Please contact us if you'd like to purchase multiple games within this category.

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    Twin Pack, One of Each: For those who want two sets of 20 kubes and to unlock the in-app Kubeni team mode. Receive 1 Old School Edition with 1 app-powered kubeni game. Combining two sets of kubes allows 4 players to compete simultaneously. Totes included.

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    Gifter Pack: Receive FOUR (4) complete Old School Edition Kubeni games!! Save $20 off retail because you are buying in bulk! This pack is great to give to friends, family, and all the other cool people you know. Your Christmas shopping couldn't be easier!!!!

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    Granny Pack: Receive EIGHT (8) complete Old School Edition Kubeni games!! Save $40 off retail. This is meant to be the perfect gift for your grandchildren.

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    Kubeni.EDU: For our inspiring educators who need an educational reward for their students: Receive TWELVE (12) sets of 20 kubes and totes. This will allow for up to 24 students to play simultaneously. If your classroom is not app enabled, we will provide a powerpoint or pdf for you to use at no additional fee.

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    Come meet the founders in our home town of SLC, Utah! We will take you to a fancy dinner, play some Kubeni, and talk about our vision for the Kubeni line of games. Travel not included. But we will put you in nice hotel!

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