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Quaggle The Strategic Balance Game

Quaggle is a stacking, teetering, hanging, shifting, wobbling, unbalanced, balancing game that is a must have for game night!

Quaggle The Strategic Balance Game

Quaggle is a stacking, teetering, hanging, shifting, wobbling, unbalanced, balancing game that is a must have for game night!

$633
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backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 8 2019 8:23 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Quaggle?

Quaggle is a stacking, teetering, hanging, shifting, wobbling, unbalanced, balancing game that is a must have for friends and family game night! Take turns stacking the Quaggle pieces on the table top base. Each piece added can create a whole new shift of weight and balance, allowing for the sculpture to transform into something completely different. BEWARE, one wrong move could send it all crashing down!

This wooden toy is simple to play, tough to master, providing hours and hours of replay value especially due to the fact that you will never create two of the same structures. Quaggle is an adorable wooden balancing game for 1 to 12 players, All-natural wood pieces with bright, bold colors.

How We Started

I went to the patent office to see a patent designer and product developer. He went on to introduce himself and showed me some of the products he’s working on. One of the products immediately caught my eye and I absolutely loved it. I asked to talk to the inventor of it and he linked us together. The inventor is a retired firefighter of 28 years which made me love the whole story even more. I told him how much I love the game and what potential I think it has.  Fast forward 5 days and I got the contract and exclusive license for Quaggle from him. Fast forward almost a year now and here we are on Kickstarter about to send YOU guys the first fully finished games!

Creating prototypes from home

My Plan

We have taken samples and prototypes to trade shows all over the U.S. (including New York Toy Fair among others) and have had overwhelming positive feedback. Our company has over 25 SKU's but this is our first in board games and ironically also the best feedback we've received over all the others!

After 8 months of looking for the right manufacturer, we've found one that creates this the way we envisioned. This Kickstarter is to help us get out the product and make our first shipment. The exciting thing is we are so close now and if you would like to back us it will arrive just in time for Christmas of this year! 

We are a family owned company and have been in business since 2010. We have really good customer relationships and always deliver on our promise.

Amazing right?! So what’s included?

  •  27 100% wooden blocks
  •  50 illustrated cards
  •  Free App specifically for Quaggle (Available on App Store (iOS)/ Play Store (Android))
  •  Comprehensive rules to make you the Quaggle ruler

 Note: pieces are 25% smaller than in above picture.

Game Overview

Quaggle comes with 4 different game modes to choose from so you can play at the pace and skill level you want. Below is a summarized form of each game mode.

1. Standard:

Players take turns trying to build the structure and earn points with each piece they place. Players strategically build over 1 or more rounds to see who can build the best and win the most points! This mode is great for players who enjoy a longer, at your own place, strategy game.

2. Chill:

Fun for family and friends at home or on the road, build interesting Quaggle Structures. No time requirement. No score keeping.

3. Countdown: “Quaggle Timer App” required (Available on App Store (iOS)/ Play Store (Android))

Players have a set time (Default 20 seconds) to place their piece. Any player who can't place their piece within the time or makes any piece fall or touch the table is out. The last player in the game wins. Great for players who like a fast paced game with high intensity.

4. Quick: “Quaggle Timer App” required (Available on App Store (iOS)/ Play Store (Android))

The App keeps track of each player's time to place their piece onto the structure for each round. Once all rounds are played, the player with the lowest time wins. Be careful not to make a piece fall or touch the table or you receive a penalty added to your time (Default 10 seconds)!

Build AMAZING structures with each game!

List of fun unique names for each building piece

  • Coco (2)
  • Corky (2)
  • Fishy (2)
  • Flex (2)
  • Hook Nose (2)
  • Mr. Chi (2)
  • Slice (2)
  • Pork Chop (2)
  • Half Moon (2)
  •  Yum Yum (2)
  • Quirk (2)
  • Spaz (1)
  • Oddball (1)
  • Tool (1)
  • Red Base Pieces (2)

Image of all the cards

Full Set of Rules

Games are designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration, and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning. Due to the diversity of shapes and sizes, there is almost an unlimited variety of positions to place your piece allowing for critical thinking and problem solving, great for people of all ages. Playing games helps people make social connections and learn important concepts of taking turns, playing fair and winning and losing gracefully but most importantly, it's FUN!

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about Quaggle! We would love to bring it to life, and with your help, we can make that dream a reality!


If you enjoy a meme, read below :)

My reaction when I realized how much work this takes

Risks and challenges

We went through 8 factories, 15 samples, more than 100 hours to put together the rules and over 8 months in order to get the correct wood, paint, size and overall concept that we wanted.
Some of these challenges include

1. First time creating an App and not knowing the complexities therein
2. Lots of time investment which took away from other areas in my business
3. Challenge in creating these pieces, we thought it would be easy to cut and paint these shapes but it
took 8 different factories in order to find on that can do it.
4. Had to find a sweet point in the size of the game relative to the retail cost

We have done significant pre-production, details are constantly changing and the final product may not be identical to what you see above as those are prototypes.

However, we have been doing this for 10 years and have made excellent relationships with manufacturers over the years; it was only a matter of time before we found the correct one. We've also spent months working on the physical design of the box and cards coupled with the logo and are confident we have a great final product that feels substantial and looks good both playing and sitting on your shelf.

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