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Nerdy Inventions is the 30 minute invention game for 2-4 players that packs a big strategic punch in a small package!
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 Huge UPDATE June 25: 

Now you can add a 3rd or 4th copy of the game to your rewards for +$18 each and no extra shipping charge!  Also help us out by clicking on this link and giving the box image a "thumbs up" and please share the campaign on your Facebook or Twitter account!

In Nerdy Inventions, you and your fellow players are inventors creating contraptions with the most powerful device known to man: DICE!

The art and game design for this game are by Chih-Fan Chen, the designer of Flip City and several other games!  He is an established designer from Taiwan.

 

  • Limited Edition backers will get a hand-numbered sticker included with their game. Only 500 copies will have the Platinum Level Backer Sticker, so back now!
  • Early delivery to your door! Backers will get this game several weeks in advance of the release date, or even earlier!
  • Huge Savings! We expect the game to retail for $20-$25 USD, so you're getting the game at a discount off of the retail price. 
  • Free/Low Shipping! Shipping in the USA, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan is FREE, with subsidized shipping to the EU, Canada, and the rest of the world.
  • Stretch Rewards! We've got some great stretch rewards planned to improve the quality of the game, including upgrading to 300 gsm cardstock, reference cards, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayday is offering Limited Edition stickers to Platinum and Genius level backers. Be one of the first 500 backers to back Nerdy Inventions at the Genius or Platinum level and get a hand numbered Platinum sticker with your game!  

These stickers come separately with your game so YOU can choose what to do with it. Inside of your box? Sure! On your box so your gamer friends know you supported this game on Kickstarter? Why not?!

As copies disappear, additional levels will open up; including gold, silver, and copper at 500 copies each. Once all of those are gone, too, the unlimited copies won't come with any limited edition stickers.

 

 

 

               

 

 Download the rulebook HERE.

 

                                  

 "When I first played this game in Tokyo, I was immediately drawn to it. I loved the replayability and the depth of choices this game packs into such a small package. I immediately knew we wanted to publish it and begged the designer to sign the contract. That's how powerfully we feel about this game. It's very solid and will be one that I will play for years to come. We believe it will be one of our top games along with Get Bit, Dead Man's Draw and Garbage Day. I'm so EXCITED for this, our 31st Kickstarter project!"  -Seth Hiatt, Mayday Games, Suzhou China                

"Nerdy Inventions is a sweet little steam punk themed dice roller." - Mike Vander Veen, BGG

""This was a game I was sure I was going to like. The art is simple but modern. The teal color used is nice. It is a dice game to try and get cards with points to eventually get the time machine to end and win the game. It was cute. I wouldn't mind trying again." - Steph, BGG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That silky-smooth linen finish!
That silky-smooth linen finish!

 

 

 

 

 

   Please note that we are working on additional stretch goal possibilities, stay tuned!

 

Shipping is calculated based on your country, so please pledge and enter the country you want your rewards delivered to.

Zone 1: Free shipping! USA, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan

Zone 2: $2 shipping. Canada, EU

Zone 3: $4 shipping. Rest of the World

The game is lightweight and durable so the game will fit easily into a bubble mailer. We are also shipping all the rewards outside of the USA directly from our fulfillment warehouse in China to you. That means the rewards will get shipped quickly and efficiently.

Note that shipping will be from the USA for all US backers and all other rewards will ship directly from our fulfillment warehouse in China. We will state the direct manufacturing replacement cost on the customs form for all non-USA shipments, which means that even on a 2-pack shipment that your reward will fall well below the VAT/CUSTOMS/DUTY thresholds for you.

We have fulfilled several other projects in this same manner and our backers have happily had no issues getting their rewards duty-free due to the low cost of our games.

Will my shipment be traceable? I want a tracking number when it ships.

No, your shipment will not be traceable, it will show up as a first class package through your post office and those do NOT have tracking numbers. We can say that your reward will arrive in 7-30 business days after it ships. We can send you a screen shot of the shipping notice and confirm that it went out if it doesn't show up, but there is no tracking number. That is how we are able to offer such low shipping rates. 

If you want a tracking number, you can pay a little extra on your shipping service to get a tracking number. Here are the rates:

Tracking Number Add On:

  • Zone 1 (See countries above): +$1 more
  • Zone 2: +$1 more
  • Zone 3: +$2 more

I want my game shipped in a box instead of a bubble mailer.

We're quoting very cheap shipping because of the weight, and this specific game comes in a nice sturdy box. It's tough and we expect it will be able to handle the rough ride through the mail. Shipping the game in a box will add about 150 grams and another $0.30-0.60 in packaging to the cost of your shipment. 

If you want your reward to ship in a box rather than a bubble mailer, here are the rates: 

Shipping Box Add On:

  • Zone 1 (See countries above): +$2 more
  • Zone 2: +$3 more
  • Zone 3: +$4 more

I want both a tracking number and a box for my shipment.

No problem, just add both the costs for the shipping box and the tracking number. The totals to add on are:

  • Zone 1: $3 more
  • Zone 2: $4 more
  • Zone 3: $6 more

 

We've had a lot of previous successful Kickstarter projects in the past. You'd think by now that we'd be set and not need to run such a project any more, right? Well, not so much. While Mayday has been successful, we're still very small with our cash is tied up in other projects. In fact, if you look at Mayday's early publishing history, we introduced just three new games in 2010 and 2011 before we discovered Kickstarter.  

Since utilizing Kickstarter, we've launched over 30 new games, and that is ALL thanks to backers like you. By using Kickstarter, we're able to gauge interest and get the game made in much larger quantities and with cheaper prices to our customers. This is a large part of why we were able to offer our last few projects at such a low price point. With this much stuff in the game and such a small company, this would only be possible with the support of the Kickstarter community.

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is our 31st Kickstarter project, and it doesn't have any risks to speak of if we meet our goal. The factory is ready to publish and the art and layout has been completed. Any additionally needed changes should be completed prior to the end of the campaign. We've launched 30 prior Kickstarter projects.

Anyone missing anything at all from any prior project please send us a message here on Kickstarter and we'll get you replacements or other solutions as soon as possible. We've had over 33,000 backers, so we expect a few of you may have slipped through the cracks. Thanks again for all of the support!

We have a few partially undelivered KS projects at present, but we expect to have this one delivered on time. We're putting extra time into our forecast for delivery to ensure this project will NOT be delayed beyond the estimated delivery date.

For a list of prior campaigns please check here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bkBCeeQtxuCHymJ3-L1Bu9L26i_TqGQnNILzAe9Uafk/edit…

For a current list of the status of all our projects that are not fully fulfilled yet jump over to here:

https://www.maydaygames.com/pages/kickstarter

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