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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 26 2019
Last updated June 26, 2019

Nut Stash (Canceled)

Nut Stash is a card and dice game of competing species trying to store nuts for the winter.

Nut Stash (Canceled)

Nut Stash is a card and dice game of competing species trying to store nuts for the winter.

$1,851
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
79
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 26 2019
Last updated June 26, 2019

About

Nut Stash is a fast-paced, real time game of rolling dice and matching sets. Push the limits of basic math skills by pairing simple addition with hand-eye coordination, and non-stop dice rolls. 2 to 6 players split into teams of Squirrels and Chipmunks to compete to find and store the most nuts before winter arrives.  

If you love woodland creatures, real-time games and easy to learn rules, Nut Stash is your game!


Object of the Game

Play as a squirrel or a chipmunk collecting nuts by matching corresponding die rolls to a card. Then stash cards won by matching numbers or adding up nut cards to equal stash cards. The most nuts stashed along with bonus points at the end wins.


Set-Up

1. Choose whether you are a squirrel or a chipmunk. Every game needs an equal number of squirrels and chipmunks for teams. But, odd numbers are still fun!

2. Grab a corresponding species die (one per player).

3. Shuffle the nut, stash and predator cards into one main deck.

4. To begin, flip the top card from the deck and count down (3, 2, 1) to start the first roll.

How to Play

1. Players roll simultaneously until someone matches the number on the card.

  • Once a match is made, snatch the card and replace it with the top card from the deck. 
  • Meanwhile, the scoring player places that card on their side.
  • If it’s a Stash Card place it on its own or place it and fill it with Nut Cards that currently aren’t stored.
  • You can also add up numbers of nuts to fill up Stash Cards. This gives you bonus points.

2. Once the Stash Card is filled with Nut Cards, turn the stack over. This means none of these nuts can be stolen later and will count towards points to win the game.

3. You cannot relocate nuts once they’ve been stashed.

4. If both parties decide they do not want a card they are rolling for, stop and roll once at the same time. Lowest number gets the card. Lowest number also receives the Predator card.

5. Once the deck runs out, winter has arrived and you can stop rolling.

6. You may now steal the opposing players free Nut Cards that weren't stashed. Even if they are in an incomplete stash pile. You do this to fill your remaining Stash Card piles. Be warned your opponent will also be trying to steal your Nut Cards!

7. Any incomplete stashes or free nuts left over freeze and are now negative points. (-1 per card)


Winner

The winner is the person or team with the most points at the end. That species has now survived winter!​


Quick Reference to the Rules  

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We need your help to upgrade the components in this game. With each stretch goal unlocked we get closer to creating the Nut Stash our Squirrels and Chipmunks have been dreaming of! Help them turn these acorns to gold!




The idea for Nut Stash came while driving home from GenCon in 2017. I recently had played two dice games called Farkle and Tenzi with my Aunt Sue. The games made me realize how much fun rolling and matching dice could be. My aunt has stage four breast cancer, so she had been in and out of hospitals and physical therapy offices the past 4 years. Her physical therapists used Tenzi and Farkle as a PT exercise. Having her roll the dice while standing for 5 to 15 minutes at a time helped her dexterity and gave her something to concentrate on while building her strength.

I paired the spirit of those games with chipmunks and squirrels. Two furry creatures that in autumn are on a race to find and store nuts for the coming winter. The illustrations were inspired by places people might find nuts in their everyday life. As well as actual places chipmunks and squirrels hide their nuts.

Nut Stash was made to be a game any person can play. Seasoned gamers could use it as a starter to a game night. Kids could learn simple math and any age could have a laugh out of these woodland creatures. 




This project would not be possible without all of you, our wonderful backers. We seek to honor your pledges with our promise that backer copies of Nut Stash won’t be available for purchase from retailers or at conventions until you all have received your copy. 

One of our favorite things about Kickstarter is that it can build and sustain a community. We promise to involve all of our backers in the creation and production of Nut Stash. From changes in the game to timelines on production. We want to keep an open dialogue until you’ve received the game and hopefully after! 

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns, questions or ideas. 



The cost of shipping will be added along with your pledge. At the end of the campaign both will be charged.

Below are the shipping costs. We have incorporated a portion of the shipping costs into all pledges. 

All prices are in US Dollars.  

We realize that shipping can be a great barrier for those living outside the United States, Great Britain (UK) and Canada. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer shipping to other international locations. We apologize for any difficulty or disappointment this creates. Eventually we hope to be able to ship to other countries after the Kickstarter so pledge a $1+ to stay informed. Or select the $5+ Print & Play option. We have an estimated delivery date of January 2020, and we will be working diligently to get the game to all backers as early as possible.




New to Kickstarter? No problem! We are too! Welcome aboard and follow these steps to becoming a backer: 

Step 1: Look through the banner at the top right of this page and click on the reward level you'd like to receive. Or look on the main page if you’re on a mobile phone.

Step 2: Choose the correct shipping location and the pledge amount should automatically adjust to the correct value. This step is important!

Step 3: Click the "Continue" button and then finish filling out your information on the subsequent page.

Step 4: Click "Pledge" and you're done! 

Step 5: Enjoy our project updates and in a few months play as a Squirrel or Chipmunk in Nut Stash!

Don’t forget to share this project with friends and family!

Risks and challenges

Nut Stash is the first game designed and produced by DMR Creative Group. With it being the first game we have spent months learning about Kickstarter and what makes a great campaign. Even though we are new to the game production world I know you will enjoy our product. Unfortunately, new tariffs passed in the United States has forced us to be more conservative in this first Kickstarter which has been a challenge since our manufacturer Gameland is in China.

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