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$416
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14
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 3 2018 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Fast Paced Fall Fun

The Pumpkin Roll Dice Game is a fast paced game that involves 2 to 4 players who roll 7 dice as fast as they can to match the characters with what was spun.  The winner of each round gets to roll the "Start Over" die for a chance to win a slice of pumpkin roll.  If the player gets the "Start Over" they have to start rolling again while everyone else gets to start where they left off.  The first person who gets 5 slices of pumpkin roll wins!  Easy enough for various ages as the primary thing you need is SPEED.

The characters are created in a pumpkin or gourd style with a Fall theme that can be played all year long.

Meet the Pumpkin Rollers

The Dinkie's (aka the Pumpkin Rollers) are close relatives of a local icon from a yearly festival in Circleville, Ohio. Each member of the Dinkie family has a relative that looks very similar. For example, Blinkie and Jinkie are always confused for twins because the only difference (aside from their age) is that Blinkie is a boy and Jinkie is a girl. Rinkie is very timid and maybe even a little “yellow” but Slinkie is one sly kitty! Thinkie is the brains of the bunch and Binkie is the baby of the family. Stinkie the spider on the other hand is known for his mischief and often causes issues whenever he rolls around.

The Pumpkin Rollers from one of their comic strips
The Pumpkin Rollers from one of their comic strips

In Full Color

Here are all of the Pumpkin Roller characters as they appear on the lid of the dice cup that doubles as the spinner for the Pumpkin Roll Dice Game.

Pumpkin Roll Spinner Art
Pumpkin Roll Spinner Art

About the Game

The Pumpkin Roll Dice Game is a fast paced game where the goal is to be the first person who get 5 slices of a Pumpkin Roll.

Pumpkin Roll Dice Game
Pumpkin Roll Dice Game

Initial Level Printed by Newt's

Newt's Games, that's us, will actually print all of the pieces right in our print shop on a special UV printer.  We already print dice, poker chips, card holders and more so this is a breeze.  If we reach the proper stretch goal we will still offer the "Dice Cup" version but the "Retail Box Version" will be professionally printed by our game supplier.

Below is a video of our Whatabe trump markers that we print for folks who play card games like euchre.

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Custom Dice!

You asked, so here you go!  We've added reward levels where you can get a set of 2 or 6 dice that you can get printed with your image.  You can use up to 6 images on the dice, but all of the dice in your set must be exactly the same.  We are offering this on the D6 (26mm) die or the larger one in the set.

If you have any further questions just let us know.

What is Included?

The "Dice Cup" version of the Pumpkin Roll Dice Game (which is the initial project) includes:
- 28 - 16mm dice
- 1 - 26mm die
- 1 Dice cup with cover
- 20 - Wood "pumpkin slice" tokens
- Game rules
- Pumpkin Roll Dice Game comes packed inside a brown corrugated box.

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Game Play and Rules

OBJECT: Be the first player to get all seven of your dice to match the character that shows up when a player spins the spinner to receive a slice of the Pumpkin Roll (token).

HOW TO PLAY: (2-4 players.) Start with the youngest and play in order of age (youngest to oldest). First choose your color of dice. Set aside the one die that is different from all the others ( a good idea is to put it in the dice cup). The first player uses the spinner to see what the goal of the Pumpkin Roll is. Whichever character the spinner lands on that is the character everyone has to get on all seven of their dice. (For example, if first player's spinner lands on Slinkie for their spin then when a player has Slinkie on all seven of their dice they yell “Slinkie Roll”. Be careful if you confuse Rinkie for Slinkie then you have to start your roll all over and the other players continue the play. The first player to have all seven dice with Slinkie or “Slinkie Roll” and they are all correct gets to roll the single die set aside for a chance to get Pumpkin Roll You Win. If this happens player wins the round and a slice of the “Pumpkin Roll” (token). If they roll the “Stinkie/Start Over” side of the die then that player has to start rolling all their dice again and the other players continue rolling the remainder of their unmatched dice.

RANDOM SPINNERS CHOICE: If a player spins and the spinner lands on this space then the spinner gets to choose what character everyone is rolling their dice for.

STINKIE: If a player spins and the spinner lands on Stinkie then that player's spin is over and it goes to the next player.

WINNING: The first player to get five slices of “Pumpkin Roll” (tokens) wins the game

Pumpkin Roller Comic Strip

The Pumpkin Rollers is a monthly comic strip based on the characters in the Pumpkin Roll Dice Game.  It is published in our local newspaper called the Pickaway County Fun Pages, a Dimple Times publication.

Pumpkin Biodes, Sample Comic from Pickaway County Fun Pages
Pumpkin Biodes, Sample Comic from Pickaway County Fun Pages

About the Art

All of the characters were created by our family (including Uncle Jonathan) and are drawn by 2 of our Kids Rachel and Isaac. The comic strip mentioned above is currently drawn by Isaac.

Stand-ups of some of the Pumpkin Rollers at our bookstore in Circleville, Ohio.
Stand-ups of some of the Pumpkin Rollers at our bookstore in Circleville, Ohio.

Stretch Goals

$1,000 - Project funded!

$1,500 - Custom printed white box will be printed on with our UV printer and made available as an upgrade.

$2,000 - Set of Poker Chips with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade. This means each character will have it's own poker chip.

$2,500 - Set of Wood Coasters with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade. This means each character will have it's own wood coaster.

$3,000 - Set of Bottle Cap Magnets with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade. This means each character will have it's own bottle cap magnet.

$3,500 - Set of Guitar Picks with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade. This means each character will have it's own guitar picks.

$4,000 - "Retail Box" version of Pumpkin Roll Dice Game will be made by our game manufacturer and will include 4 smaller dice cups that can be used by each of the 4 players and an updated spinner.  This means that the "Dice Cup" version and the "Retail Box" version will both be available.
PLEASE NOTE:  The "Retail Box" version will require more time to be made and will not be delivered until closer to December.

$5,000 - 1-1/4" Enamel Lapel Pins with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade. This means each character will have it's own lapel pin.

$7,500 - 1-3/4" Enamel, Color Filled Coins with all 6 Pumpkin Roller characters will be made available as an upgrade.This means each character will have it's own coin.

$10,000 - An Adult Coloring Book with fall patterns and the Pumpkin Rollers will be made available as upgrade.

$20,000 - DREAM GOAL! We will create a 20 page, full Color Comic Book featuring the Pumpkin Rollers.

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Links

Contact us at newtsgames@gmail.com
Visit our Website at Newt's Games and Cards
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Co-Sponsors of The Pumpkin Roll Dice Game

Pickaway County Fun Pages
Pickaway County Fun Pages
Keystone Books & Gifts
Keystone Books & Gifts
Newt's Games
Newt's Games

Keystone Books, Dimple Times and Newt's Games are all divisions of E-Quiver, Inc.

Backstory (Condensed Version)

The Pumpkin Roll Dice Game started as an idea about 4 years ago.  Over the years we have played it over and over again. Tweaked. Created new art and added game play until we got it to the level that we LOVED.  It has been tested by various people on a local level as they visited the Pumpkin Show here in Circleville, Ohio and now we are ready to go live.  At first we were just going to get it made for people on a local level and then we started thinking, there are TONS of people who love pumpkins and all things fall.  So we decided to "roll" it out on Kickstarter and here we are.

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Pumpkin Roll Dice Game Featured in Circleville Guide
Pumpkin Roll Dice Game Featured in Circleville Guide

Yeah, pumpkins and gourds are a HUGE deal in Circleville and Pickaway County!

Risks and challenges

We already source all of the pieces for other products we create for products we sell on NewtsGames.com. While we may need to order more we see no issues of creating each set.

Shipping is no issue as we already do this on a daily basis.

If the project reaches some of the stretch goals we will then outsource the printing of the Retail Box Version using one of our game suppliers in China. After this level the stretch goals will be made by 3rd party companies we have sourced.

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