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Mega MikeBy Mega Mike
First created
Mega MikeBy Mega Mike
First created
$1,329
pledged of 5 000 $pledged of 5 000 $ goal
12
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, May 14 2019 7:33 PM UTC +00:00.

About




What Mega Mike's Pool Party (MMPP) is all about.

An exciting new way to play pool that bridges the gap between novices and masters. There are many people that are not proficient at pool and dislike losing while trying to get better.  There are many master players that don't want to restrain their game waiting for a novice to improve. But everyone likes to have fun!

MMPP changes 8 ball pool to be more exciting and possible for all skill levels to enjoy the game. It's pool with entertaining twists and scenarios. It's fun from the beginning and it doesn't matter who's winning. The cards dictate what happens for each shot by giving a clever word play action such as "Money in the Bank" for a bank shot or "Bass Ackwards" for flipping the stick around and using the rubber end. There are many scenarios that require you to add/remove balls or even move the 8 ball (Gr8 Escape card) that adds fun new strategies and excitement. This game has built-in equalizers that help keep the game balanced.  Ball swaps can happen un-expectantly, changing solids to stripes and stripes to solids. It you were losing you are now in the lead. The all tied up card can appear without warning tying the game by removing extra balls.

 The MMPP cards make playing pool more fun for all skill levels. While also improving everyone's pool game because they are practicing all sorts of shot types which will carry over to a regular game of 8 ball (If you ever want to play the old way again).  But it's all about the face to face fun and laughter...not who wins. Just play again! Mega Mike's Pool Party is a game changer...literally!

 Watch this how to play video if you don't want to read all the rules below.

How to play/Rules

 It's just like regular 8 ball… but more exciting with many entertaining twists.

 First thing is open the box and separate top two Break cards and last two rule cards.

 Now shuffle. Easy way to do it is spread cards around flat on the table like at a casino.

 To start the game, randomly select one of the break cards. 

Solids will break! Must make a solid on the break in order to draw a card and go again. If a stripe is made or you don't sink a ball it's stripes turn to draw a card.

 The best way to keep things organized is to place the deck on a middle diamond and the stripe/solid cards on opposing sides. Discard piles in between. 

Card Layout
Card Layout

Draw a card after every shot made and follow its direction. Take normal shot after following a blue game changer card scenario and after drawing a purple strategy card which will be saved for later.

 All balls are fair game to use whenever to complete an objective or you can even (as long as you call it) make in an opponents ball and still continue your turn if that helps your strategy. 

   Rules:

Scratch in a pocket is a ball in hand scratch that can be placed anywhere on the table. Opponent still draws a card before placing the cue ball.

Scratch card ends your turn and the opponent draws a card then places the cue ball behind the second diamond from the break side.

If your opponent scratches in a pocket and then you draw a Blue Balls card then you still get to place the cue ball for your opponents turn.

If a ball is made without following card rule then players turn is over and opponent gets a Free Ballin' (ball in hand).

When playing 2 vs 2 alternate with partner after every shot drawing a new card, except after drawing the Like butter card. 



Card size and quality

2.5'' x 1.75'' (63.5mm x 44.45mm)

Standard card quality 300gsm (smooth)

Stretch goal $33,000

Card quality increased to Premium 310gsm (linen) 

same size 2.5'' x 1.75'' (63.5mm x 44.45mm)


Some shot type how to's

 Gr8 escape


 Helen Keller

 Bouncy Ball

Risks and challenges

Besides this being my first Kickstarter, the only challenge would be order fulfilment and distribution which should be fairly straight forward. Although because I'm not producing the product myself I have no control over production issues that can occur if the campaign is successful and orders need to be produced. I have slated the estimated delivery time for July 2019 to ensure all production issues if any arise can be worked out and your rewards still arrive when expected. The amount I sell on here will determine how large of a purchase order I will make. Once received I will ship the games to you. I'm sure there can be unforeseen obstacles but it's pretty low risk with fulfilment. Knock on wood.

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