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About

Parley is a wonderful new Social Game (we've coined the word Socializer), that can be played by as few as 10 people, up to 1000's of people at the same time, in person, face to face. Parley is great for home parties, holiday parties, neighborhood gatherings, social functions, dating networks, work events, and corporate, association & convention meetings as a sophisticated, elegant, ingenuity building, laughter inspiring, bottom-line thinking, ceo-loving, networking tool! :) (It also does dishes...)

We have tested it (adjusted it, and found it to be fun), and now we need a few more funds (to get our Host Video out of hock), make final updates and prepare for manufacture.  Then, with bated breath, we will go to production.  So, we hope to achieve both the final preparations and the start-up costs of manufacturing in this campaign (if we can over-fund and go to manufacture, we will be able to send everyone who gives over $100 one game per $100 pledged).  We are eager to manufacture because we have a national customer with over 160 locations that wants to utilize our product yesterday, and we need units to sell them!!! :)

We've been working on Parley for six years (woooppsss), and one of our wonderful manufacturers- (DSS Packaging out of Victor, NY- whom we highly recommend), suggested Kickstarter! So, here we are requesting your social participation in our social game. 

We believe that all of us adults in this world can stand to learn to get along a little bit better.  And, if a smile is the universal language, what's a laugh?  Surely laughter is a good indicator of friendship, and where there's friendship, there's bound to be less strife and more tolerance, less callousness and more caring.  So spreading goodwill through fun, playful, elegant and sometimes sophisticated socialization is what we're all about...

We will be having our Official Launch during the heart of this 60-day Kickstarter Campaign on Valentine's Day in downtown Raleigh at the Cardinal Club (with live jazz, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and fabulous prizes for 6 winners - each game has 6 winners), and we will be giving updates along the way.  We hope to raise awareness of our endeavors through this official launch, and garner so much more social funding in the process.  We also aim to increase our credibility in order to partner with wonderful properties (and put them on our Land Cards inside the game) such as Wynn Properties (what a magnificent duo of hotels in Las Vegas!), The Greenbrier, Hotel Coronado, Seabourn Cruises, Raffles, The Four Seasons, Hyatt, Marriott, etc.  We also aim to retail our game through FedEx Office, as they so efficiently service the national meeting market every day!

So-- here we go!  We are SO excited to be here, and hope that YOU will enjoy this funding adventure as much as we do.  Social funding of a social game.... what could be better except to play it all together and have endless fun building stronger relationships through engaging connection! 

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    We'll put your name in a hat (that's worn by our (cute) Host on the Host Video inside the game); We will send all of these hat-names good wishes daily during the campaign (feel the Parley Love!)! And we'll send you a very nice commemorative and fun Parley postcard as a keepsake!

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    Reward 1 & we will send you an 11"x17" Asset Card Poster (Gems, Gold, Stock, or $1 Billion) signed by our own resident ArtistJay (who's really cool in real life)!

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Rewards 1 & 2, plus you will receive a super nice Parley T-Shirt and we will add your 5 second (G-rated) video clip to our fabulously enjoyable showcase-video celebrating our crowd-funding backers from this level up! The film will stay on our website for at least one year post manufacturing...

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Rewards 1-3, and we list your name on a Sponsor Page in the Parley Passport (Rules Book that looks like a cool passport!) This will be in the first printing of the game, and could become a specialty collector's edition.... Who knows?... (The date of delivery on the name in the Rule Book will be based on when we are able to manufacture, but the rest of the gifts will be delivered by June 2012.)

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    Rewards 1-3, and you will get to put a 3.5"x2.5" (G-rated) written message in our 8.5"x11" Parley Passport (Rules Book) of the first printing of the game! Send a note to a sweet heart, tell your mom how much you miss her cooking, feature your company as one of our special supporters in this special edition of the game that could become tomorrow's next Monopoly

    (Your message reward will appear in the Parley Passport sometime after June 2012, once we have enough $ for manufacturing, as destiny permits.)

    [NOTE: From this level on, if we reach $80,000+ we will be able to manufacture (it is an expensive game!) and you will receive one game for every $100 pledged (they will sell from $95 to $125/unit - one unit is good for up to 20 players, i.e. to have a game with 100 people you will need 5 units). Yay! Games!]

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    Pledge $285 or more About $285

    Same as Reward #5, (along with 2 games if we reach $80,000+) but your (G-rated) written message is a 1/4 page: 3.5"x4"! Wow...the sweet tidings you can send....

    The games and message in the Passport won't come out as soon as June 2012 though, just the other rewards... (Unless we reach $80,000!)

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    Pledge $535 or more About $535

    Same as Reward #6, (along with 5 games if we reach $80,000+), and your (G-rated) written message is a 1/2 page!!: 7"x4"! Now you can include a photo of the family playing poker or break dancing...

    The games and message in the Passport won't come out as soon as June 2012 though, just the other rewards... (Unless we reach $80,000!)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Same as Reward #7, (along with 15 games if we reach $80,000+) but NOW your (G-rated) written message is a full page.... 7"x8.5" (there's a cool border, that's why it's not the full 8.5" 11"). Feature your company to all of those hip social gamers out there, or better yet, get a jump on your masterpiece novel....

    The games and message in the Passport won't come out as soon as June 2012 though, just the other rewards... (Unless we reach $80,000!)

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    Pledge $8,500 or more About $8,500

    Are you a national jeweler (with exquisitely fine taste)? We will put your company's name on the Gem Cards (25 in all) in the game (in some tasteful way) for one year from the date of manufacture! This is quite a deal, and we LONG for Roberto Coin to take us up on this offer! (His jewelry rocks!)

    Or, are you a financial company (with a good track record)? We will put your company's name on the Stock Cards (25 in all) in the game (in some tasteful way) for one year from the date of manufacture! This is also quite a deal, and we would love for someone like USAA Brokerage to take us up on this offer!

    Annual: One year from date of manufacture. And you get 85 units for free!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Well, this is the gran' daddy of them all! If you have a four or five star hotel, boutique is great, the boutiquier the better, and it has great service, loves the public, would like to offer an "icebreaker" of its own for corporate or association meetings (conventions anyone?), and you like dogs (even if they're not allowed to stay over night), THEN (and only then), for this incredible introductory offer ($ may rise next year with popularity), THIS reward is for YOU!! We will put that stunning photo that you can't stop looking at of your lavish property on one of our coveted, smashing LAND Cards (inside the game)! They're akin to Boardwalk and Park Place - but much better....)

    Good for one year from date of manufacture. And you get 100 units for free!!!

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Funding period

- (59 days)