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An Obstacle Course Race in the palm of your hand. Train for your next race the FUN way. Fitness, Gamified. Why workout... PLAYOUT!
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After the Kickstarter, the OCR Training Card Game will be available at www.PlayoutTheGame.com

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and we're creating the most fun, convenient, and effective way to train for your next race! Take your fitness to the next level with Playout: The OCR Training Card Game!

Whether you've only heard of OCR through friends talking incessantly about their last "Tough Mudder" or "Spartan Race", or you're a weekend warrior who wouldn't skip a race if it were -20 degrees, one thing is for sure: OCR is kind of a big deal. Why? After you do your first race, you're never going to look at fitness the same way again. Oh sure, you might go back to the same gym, track, or trail, but when you fire up the engines and start that training regime, there's a purpose behind every movement. It's an edge most of us lost when we stopped playing competitive sports, but regained when we crossed that finish line for the first time. 

But, OCR does have weaknesses: Races only come once a week, if that. They usually require us to travel - far. They cost money - lots. They scare our friends and family away because they don't think they can do it. Finally, there's no perfect way to train for races... UNTIL NOW!

We brought together some of the greatest minds in OCR to create a fun, convenient, and super effective training card game that will get you, your friends, and your family excited and fit for your next race!

Playout: The OCR Card Game

The OCR Card Game trains you for the toughest obstacles and terrain found in an OCR, while simultaneously giving you the experience of racing through a challenging obstacle course, using nothing but your body and a bar. The game is designed for the roughest and toughest of racers, as well as for the newbie looking to get in shape for their first race, and everyone in between.

Another reason we’re creating this game is to introduce people to the sport of Obstacle Course Racing. Most people who haven’t tried an OCR say that they would need to train before running one, but don’t know how to train and can’t get over the intimidation. In reality, many people run races for the first time when they are quite out of shape, but become motivated to train after their first race, so don’t limit yourself if you’ve never done one! No matter your situation, you now have the perfect training tool! Even if you never plan on running an OCR, this game will serve as an amazing training tool for general fitness and fun competitions with friends and family.

OCR Deck Contents:

30 Bodyweight Exercises - These exercises mimic the motions required to conquer terrain and obstacles 

10 Terrain Cards, 10 Skill Obstacles, 10 Strength Obstacles
10 Terrain Cards, 10 Skill Obstacles, 10 Strength Obstacles

 Like our first game, there will be easy, medium, and hard levels on each card, as well as modifications for difficult exercises, so everyone can play together! 

10 WildCards (Power Ups) - We're introducing a new type of WildCard that allows players to add intensity and “Power Up” for multiple exercises. 

10 MiniGames - These mini-competitions push players to their physical limits as they compete for points, or to achieve personal bests. The new game will feature Max Out (how many can you do in a minute) and Until Failure (how long can you do an exercise without stopping), as well as some fun bonus MiniGames.

In our first game, Playout: The Game, we created over 15 different games using the deck, and never got bored of Playing Out. The possibilities with the OCR Game will be equally unlimited, and you’ll be able to combine the new game with the original to create some insanely fun and challenging games and exercise combinations. We’re excited to introduce all new gameplay modes, including: 

Elite Heat - An all out fight to the finish (water stations optional) 

Team Race - Play together to get through the race as fast as possible 

Fun Run - Play just for fun! No timer, just get through as much as you can

Where will the money go?

Your support for this project will give us the funds to design and develop the new deck, create the first ever Virtual Obstacle Course Race, pay for filming and marketing, and cover legal fees (copyright, patent, trademark).

This video shows our first game, Playout: The Game!

Playout: The Game gives users the basics of bodyweight exercise. When comparing the OCR Card Game to Playout: The Game, think of the OCR Game as an advanced expansion with new and challenging bodyweight exercises and all new ways to play. The two games will be fully compatible and can be combined for some crazy new exercise combinations and games!

Eddie’s OCR Success (Year 1) - 11/12 Top 5 finishes.

That's me in second. 1st place is my friend Yuri Force. He's a beast.

1) Firebreather Challenge - 1st 

2) SC Spartan - Injured (pride and body) 

3) Superhero Scramble - 1st

4) Highland Mud Run - 1st

5) Xtreme Ranger - 2nd (Video) 

6) GA BattleFrog - 3rd 

7) Jailbreak Challenge - 2nd

8) Zombie Charge - 1st 

9) SC BattleFrog - 4th 

10) CT Spartan - 5th 

11) DC BattleFrog - 4th 

12) Udder Mud Run - 2nd

Virtual OCR

One of our rewards is an entry into the first ever virtual obstacle course race. A virtual race is a race where everyone competes on the same day, but in completely different locations. For our virtual OCR, you'll use your OCR deck to complete a 2-3 mile race with intervals of obstacle/terrain cards. Our virtual OCR has the potential to be a really awesome competition, especially because we plan on inviting Hobie Call and a few of OCRs bests to compete. If you add $35 to your pledge and send us a message indicating you did so, we'll give you an entry to the world's first Virtual OCR, complete with a Playout Finisher's Medal!

SWAG

Pro T

Extremely soft, and makes you look fit
Extremely soft, and makes you look fit

Elite socks

The coolest Elite socks you can get
The coolest Elite socks you can get

Stretch Goals

$5,000 - Playout OCR Race Party!! - To celebrate a successful Kickstarter project, we'll throw a party for our backers at a local park (in Atlanta), and host our own little Obstacle Course Race (Date TBD, but most likely December 7th)

$7,500 - Playout Training DVD - We'll film a training DVD that teaches you all 30 exercises in our OCR Card Game and offer it as a new reward! The video will feature pro racers such as Alec Blenis, Andi Hardy, and many more!

More stretch goals TBD!

Playout School Fitness Program

We're revolutionizing health and PE in the United States! We've already sold thousands of decks to PE teachers around the country, and have done our motivational assembly and fitness program at 10 schools and counting! Visit our website for more information, and see how you can bring us out to teach your kids how to Playout!

Our Partners

Mud and Adventure
Mud and Adventure
Obstacle Racing Media
Obstacle Racing Media
Georgia Obstacle Racers and Mud Runners
Georgia Obstacle Racers and Mud Runners
Athletics8 Compression Gear
Athletics8 Compression Gear
Barbwire 4 Breakfast
Barbwire 4 Breakfast
More Heart than Scars
More Heart than Scars
BattleFrog Series OCR
BattleFrog Series OCR
        

Risks and challenges

Like all obstacles, risks and challenges can, will and must be overcome! We have a lot of experience creating fitness card games, and we want to make sure the OCR Game sets a whole new standard.

Our biggest challenge will be getting our game out to our backers by Christmas. We know how much goes into a great game, and we don't want to sell anyone short by rushing the process. However, we do believe we can streamline the process after last year's success, and deliver on time for the holidays.

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    THE OCR GAME: Retailing for $19.99, The OCR Game is the newest way to Make Fitness Fun and train with a purpose. It's like running an Obstacle Course Race in your living room or backyard!

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    PLAYOUT TRAINING COMBO: 1 deck of the OCR Game, 1 deck of Playout: The Game

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    DOUBLE PLAY: Get two OCR Game decks! The OCR Game is the newest way to Make Fitness Fun and train with a purpose. It's like running an Obstacle Course Race in your living room or backyard!

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    PRO COMBO: The OCR Game Deck and one of our awesome Pro T-Shirts

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    THE OCR GAME AND HOBIE CALL TRAINING DVD: Want to really take your training to the next level? This reward not only includes our OCR Game, but also Hobie Call's official training DVD, complete with his warmup, high intensity workout, endurance workout, upper body workout, and pre/post workout nutrition.

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    ELITE COMBO: The OCR Game Deck and a pair of our Playout Elite Socks

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    TRIPLE PLAY: Get three OCR Game decks! The OCR Game is the newest way to Make Fitness Fun and train with a purpose. It's like running an Obstacle Course Race in your living room or backyard!

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    REGISTRATION TO THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL OBSTACLE COURSE RACE: We're using the OCR Game to create the first ever Virtual Obstacle Race! Registration includes 1 deck of the OCR Game, and an awesome finishers medal. See reward description for details!

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    ULTIMATE TRAINING PACKAGE: The OCR Game + Playout: The Game + Hobie Call's Training DVD.

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    PRO COMBO PLUS: The OCR Game Deck, Playout: The Game and one of our awesome Pro T-Shirts

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    SWAG COMBO: The OCR Game Deck, one of our awesome Pro T-Shirts and the Playout Elite socks.

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    PULL-UP BAR AND OCR: 1 doorway pull-up bar and 1 deck of the OCR Game. 4 exercises in the OCR Game require a pull-up bar. The rest are no equipment required.

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    ULTIMATE PACKAGE: Get it all. The OCR Card Game, Playout: The Game, Pro T, Elite socks, and a pull-up bar.

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    OCR GAME BUNDLE: 10 copies of the OCR Card Game. The OCR Game makes for a great holiday gift, or a new product for your gym or bootcamp!

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    THE ULTIMATE OCR EXPERIENCE: Run a local race (within 100 miles of Atlanta) with Eddie Kovel, creator of Playout and the OCR Game. Eddie will coach you on running form, technique for getting through obstacles, and motivate you throughout the race. You'll also get a signed copy of the OCR Game and a chance to play the OCR Game with him after the race. *Scheduling depends on upcoming races and the number of people who sign up for the reward. For races longer than 2 hours, there will be an additional charge of $100 per hour

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    THE ULTIMATE OCR EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL VIDEO: Run a local race (within 100 miles of Atlanta) with Eddie Kovel, creator of Playout and the OCR Game. Eddie will film and take pictures of you with a GoPro as you run. The the video will be yours to keep after the race. He will also coach you on running form, technique for getting through obstacles, and motivate you throughout the race. You'll also get a signed copy of the OCR Game and a chance to play the OCR Game with him after the race. *Scheduling depends on upcoming races and the number of people who sign up for the reward. For races longer than 2 hours, there will be an additional charge of $200 per hour

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    THE ULTIMATE OCR GROUP EXPERIENCE: Run a local race (within 100 miles of Atlanta) with a group of friends from work, bootcamp, cross fit, etc. and Eddie Kovel, creator of Playout and the OCR Game. Eddie will coach your group on running form, technique for getting over, under, and through obstacles, and motivate you throughout the race. Everyone in your group will also get a signed copy of the OCR Game and a chance to play the OCR Game with him after the race. *Scheduling depends on upcoming races and the number of people who sign up for the reward. For races longer than 2 hours, there will be an additional charge of $150 per hour

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    THE ULTIMATE OCR GROUP EXPERIENCE WITH VIDEO: Run a local race (within 100 miles of Atlanta) with a group of friends from work, bootcamp, cross fit, etc. and Eddie Kovel, creator of Playout and the OCR Game. Eddie will film and take pictures of you and your group with a GoPro as you run. The the video will be yours to keep after the race. Eddie will coach your group on running form, technique for getting over, under, and through obstacles, and motivate you throughout the race. Everyone in your group will also get a signed copy of the OCR Game and a chance to play the OCR Game with him after the race. *Scheduling depends on upcoming races and the number of people who sign up for the reward. For races longer than 2 hours, there will be an additional charge of $150 per hour

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    CUSTOMIZED OCR DECK BOX: Are you a bootcamp, gym, or corporation? We'll put your branding on the box and on the back of each card. This $5,000 will cover the cost of the designing, and the first order of 500 decks, but will not grant the company licensing rights. Please contact us if interested!

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    FULLY CUSTOMIZED OCR DECK: We're prepared to create a fully customized deck for any of the big OCRs. This will include all new exercises to match the obstacles found in that particular race (i.e. spear throw for Spartan, 8 count bodybuilders for BattleFrog), a customized and branded design for the box, and branded card backs. This $10,000 will cover the cost of the designing, and the first order of 1000 decks, but will not grant the company licensing rights. Please contact us if interested!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 1 deck of the OCR Game, 1 deck of Playout: The Game. Retail value of $34.98.

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