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$2,819
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 14 2019 2:32 PM UTC +00:00

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Red, White & Blueopoly:  A fun game that inspires gratitude for the many gifts we enjoy as a result of entrepreneurs thriving under the American system.  

Today in United States we live far better lives than almost anyone in human history. The average American today lives a life kings and queens could not have dreamed of a century ago. Air conditioning, a world of information at your fingertips via the Internet, copious amounts and varieties of food, travel from coast to coast in hours, hours of leisure time and countless options for filling it, mobile phones making video calls with people on the other side of the world or just next door… and much, much more. 

Gratitude for such bounty is sometimes... in short supply. Red, White & Blueopoly is a game that seeks to inspire gratitude by celebrating the American innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors who gave us so much of that bounty and the freedom that allowed them to do so.

The game itself is like most "Opoly" style games, but the main difference is the spaces are named after American entrepreneurs and inventors such as Thomas Edison, Cyrus McCormick, Josephine Cochrane, Elisha Otis, Glenn Curtiss  and even today’s giants like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos.

The game starts at LAUNCH and players roll the dice and travel around the board accordingly. The goal is to buy and sell various properties and ideally acquire all of the colors of one group so that they can develop condos and resorts. Along the way they may land on Startup Roulette or Life's Curves which can bring anything from a visit to railroad baron Lealand Standford (and maybe pass LAUNCH! and collect $200) or a Student Loan bill of $150. Other stops include Regulatory Limbo, Rest Area and Tax Time.

At the end of the day, Red, White & Blueopoly is a game, which means that the foundation has to be fun… and it is! Whether taking over the high rent district anchored by Steve Jobs or the staking your claim in the middle class suburbs featuring George Eastman and Willis Carrier, Red, White & Blueopoly is guaranteed to provide hours of fun and maybe inspire the next Henry Ford or Madam C.J. Walker along the way!

And just to be clear... this game celebrates the success entrepreneurs have enjoyed here in the United States because of our system.  It's not or DNA or race or religion or anything like that.  America has created tools that allow for people to prosper here whoever they are, wherever they come from.  Not sure?  Just ask Pierre Omidyar, Sergey Bren or Gene Simmons.  And the beauty is, those building blocks:  free markets, limited government, individual freedom and private property can be replicated anywhere on planet earth.   

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Risks and challenges

While I've worked in a lot of different fields over my lifetime, I've never actually worked as a printer, and don't currently do so now. As such, I'll be depending on suppliers to actually print the game. Although I will be working closely with them to try and get this game out by the Christmas season, I cannot guarantee that it will work out that way. The spectrum of potholes along the way are of course unknowable, but assuming that they (nor I) are not abducted by aliens I hope to get the feat accomplished without too many hiccups. After all I don't want to be the guy who disappoints you in your efforts to inspire your little Johnny or Sally to start the next Standard Oil or Amazon or Toms Shoes...

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    Gratitude from the gamemaker for helping to make this project a reality. You will also get an invitation to download the Red, White & Blueopoly app we are planning to develop if we hit that stretch goal.

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    Red, White & Blueopoly in Spanish! This assumes we hit our stretch goal for translating the game into Spanish. If we do not hit that mark, you will get the English version of the game and a refund of $10. You will also get an invitation to download the Red, White & Blueopoly app we are planning to develop if we hit that stretch goal.

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    Stars of the show!

    This reward includes a copy of the game "Red, White & Blueopoly" as well as a new or previously loved copy - based on inventory - of the hardcover edition of the brilliant Harold Evan's spectacular coffee table book "They Made America" which chronicles 200 of the most important and influential inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators in American history. You will also get an invitation to download the Red, White & Blueopoly app we are planning to develop if we hit that stretch goal.

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    One copy of "Red, White & Blueopoly" for you and we'll send 10 copies to the school or youth program of your choice. One copy of the game will be sent to you and the other ten will be bundled and sent to another address of your choosing. (You'll be asked for that via email once the campaign is successful.) You will also get an invitation to download the Red, White & Blueopoly app we are planning to develop if we hit that stretch goal.

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    American Made

    This reward includes 11 copies of the game "Red, White & Blueopoly", (10 for the school or youth program of your choice), a new or previously loved copy of They Made America and an original 30" X 48" acrylic / latex painting by game developer Vince Coyner, painted in 2017 when he was using his pseudonym Max Lebven. Images of the painting can be seen below, just after the stretch goals. One copy of the game will be sent to you and the other 10 will be bundled and sent to one address of your choosing. You will also get an invitation to download the Red, White & Blueopoly app we are planning to develop if we hit that stretch goal.

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