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$4,866
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 17 2015

About

Hello Kickstarters, we are Eric and Lara Andersen, founders of Playing Grounded Puzzles. We've always loved jigsaw puzzles, and dreamed of the day that we could start our own puzzle company making high quality puzzles with eye-catching art that we love. So, in May 2013 Playing Grounded Puzzles was born. In an effort to offer a fresh, new way to look at jigsaw puzzles, we've spent the last two years researching and contracting extremely talented artists and photographers from around the world. To date we have compiled a diverse collection of spectacular, original artworks for our puzzles.

#1 "Flow of Goldfish through the Celestial River"
#1 "Flow of Goldfish through the Celestial River"
#2 "The Journey Begins"
#2 "The Journey Begins"
#3 "Forgotten Kingdom"
#3 "Forgotten Kingdom"
#4 "Illusions"
#4 "Illusions"
#5 "Dust Bunny"
#5 "Dust Bunny"

 Why Puzzles? Besides the fact that we've been avid puzzlers for about 20 years now, we love puzzles because they're challenging, make for a fun social activity, or in our case, a great date night, and they make unique and economical wall art. Also, a jigsaw puzzle allows us to take part in the artist’s creation by putting it together piece by piece. You get to appreciate the most minute details, and, of course, the finished product.

Why Kickstarter? Manufacturing quality jigsaw puzzles can be an expensive process, and we want our puzzles to be high quality to compliment the art that they feature. We've pooled our funds and resources to get the art, and now we need your support Kickstarters to turn these masterpieces into puzzles. Our puzzles will be made right here in the U.S. to the highest possible standards.

 We Love Our Artists! We try to build lasting relationships with the artists we work with. We have great respect and admiration for their talent, and the time and effort they put into honing their skills and creating their art, comics, graphic novels, etc… By backing our puzzles on Kickstarter, you also help to support them. The first selections in our jigsaw puzzles include art from: Fuzichoco, Sarah Webb, Anuka Baratashvili, and fellow Kickstarters Daniel Lieske (“Worm World Saga”) and Brett Brooks (“Dust Bunny” and “Deuces Wild”).

Puzzle Specs- Each puzzle featured on Kickstarter is 1000 pieces and will measure either 20 x 27 inches (50.80 x 68.58 cm) or 17.25 x 26.50 inches (43.815 x 67.31 cm) depending on the puzzle you choose. They will be manufactured with the highest quality puzzle board and print paper available. Each puzzle will come in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box as seen above.

So if you, or someone you know, loves puzzles and great art, please support our Kickstarter, AND PLEASE SHARE! THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter, but it is not the first time that we have coordinated production for a product. We realize that anything can happen, but we have done our best to reduce the chance of delays at every step. Having our puzzles produced in the U.S. not only allows us to have better quality, but also eliminates a lot of risks that come with overseas production. Our greatest risk comes from the size of our company- there are only three of us. So, if one of us gets sick at a bad time, it could push things back a bit, but we’ll keep popping the vitamin C and zinc drops, and strive to hit our target ship date.

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    The 5 Tiles Art screen saver.

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    One #1 "Flow of Goldfish Through the Celestial River" 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    One #2 "The Journey Begins" 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    One #3 "Forgotten Kingdom" 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    One #4 "Illusions" 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    One #5 "Dust Bunny" 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition numbered Kickstarter box. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    "Gotta' Have 'Em All": And we love you for it! You will receive our special bundle pack of all five puzzles. Please see shipping chart for details.

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    The Armchair Special (If you love art but have no time for puzzles…): One puzzle of your choice, put together by us, bound and professionally framed (at our local art gallery) and shipped to your door. The puzzle will be signed by our Playing Grounded team, and shipped with plexiglass. You'll also receive everything in the $15 reward level.You will have our eternal GRATITUDE, and a whole lot of GOOD vibes (only ships in U.S., shipping is included). Please specify your puzzle choice when you fill out your survey.

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