CA$ 1,241
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24
backers
55hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 25 2018 10:43 PM UTC +00:00.

Resourceful GameBy Resourceful Game
First created
Resourceful GameBy Resourceful Game
First created
CA$ 1,241
pledged of 7.500 CA$ pledged of 7.500 CA$ goal
24
backers
55hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 25 2018 10:43 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Resourceful is a card game to help anyone express their creativity, and have fun with those close to them. 

Don't believe us? Check out this video below!

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How To Play Resourceful

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1. Assign 1 person to be the Distressed. All other players are the Problem-Solvers. The 1 Distressed player picks up 1 Person card & 1 Problem card. The Problem-Solvers each pick up 5 Resource cards.

2. The Distressed tells a story detailing their scenario. They must present to the Problem-Solvers who they are & why they need their help.

3. The Problem-Solvers take turns using their 5 Resource cards to help find creative ways to help the Distressed out of the situation.

4. After each player has presented their creative solutions, the Distressed chooses which Problem-Solver had the best solution. The winner becomes next rounds Distressed.

5. Everyone reloads their hands for the next round.

6. For the detailed, PDF document rules click here.

There are tons of ways to use these cards to have fun. We find it's really easy to make up our own rules each time we play, and make the game our own.

More Ways to Play

Level of Difficulty: Want to make the game easier? Problem-Solvers pick up 1-3 cards Want to make the game harder? Problem-Solvers pick up 7+ cards

Flash Mode: Problem-Solvers draw their 5 resources cards but aren’t able to see them until it is their turn. Once it’s their turn, they must flip each card up one by one and improvise their solution on the spot.

Contents of the box

More than just cards, this card game also comes with a box to hold your cards.

  • One box (6"x3.5" or the dimensions of one very boxy kitten)
  • 50 Person Cards (like Astronaut, Grandpa or Foreign Diplomat)
  • 50 Problem Cards (such as socially awkward, mutiny at work or tree crushed my home)
  • 299 Resource Cards (i.e. control of the ants, connections to the mob or an extra pair of wool socks)
  • 1 Rules Card (for example how to play and ways to play the game)

Who We Are

There are three of us and each of us counts as 1 person, totaling 3.

Kate O'Brien: Management expert and an award-winning global design thinker. Kate's happiest while discreetly organizing the chaos around her.

Joshua Fowke: Organizational consultant, psychology expert, and entrepreneur. Josh is crazy about getting deep into interesting ideas.

Andrew Walls: Design graduate student, social entrepreneur and strategy expert. Andrew loves big, crazy ideas and playing with whiteboard markers.

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The History of Resourceful

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Fulfillment Timeline and Plan 

End of October 2018: Finish Kickstarter and assess the damage to our reputations.

November 2018: Kickstarter ends. Work with our printer to incorporate your feedback, and card ideas. Set up fulfillment with Fulfilment By Amazon.

December 2018: Begin fulfilling rewards including sending out memes, and putting names, job titles, and descriptions on the website. Finalized games sent to the printer. For those Christmas shoppers, we'll also release a one-pager you can download and print to give something physical to that special someone to open until their new favorite-gift-ever arrives.

January 2019: Finish sending out all rewards from a local distribution center in US and Canada. Happy fans line the streets to applaud us and ask for raises for their new positions (we think of it more like an unpaid family!).

Stretch Goals

$14,000 = We'll PDFify our organizational chart from the website and send it to all of our backers (that means you!). Plus every backer above $20 gets a digital version of the game. We can do it everyone!

$20,000 = Company Wide BBQ in Toronto (it's BYOB but we'll provide the entertainment in the form of decks of Resourceful for everyone to play).

$800,000 = We'll have been bought out by Mattel (like some other game) and will send a more expensive version of Resourceful with thinner paper, and inexpensive ink! Get ready for laughs.

Support Us and Pick Up a Copy!

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Risks and challenges

Plenty of experience, everything lined up with our printer, and we've left plenty of margin for error in case anything unaccounted for shows up.

We're business management and entrepreneurship graduates. So we've been preparing for this moment for years and years. Trust us when we say, we got this. Also, we have our reputations to uphold, so we're motivated by that as well to work our butts off to make sure you're satisfied by your purchase in every conceivable way. The only thing you have to worry about is being home at every available moment until your game arrives early!

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  1. Make a pledge without a reward

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    Meme

    Are you sick and tired of not having Resourceful themed memes sent to your email inbox? Us to. That's why we launched this Kickstarter. Solely for the memés. Support our games launch and get yours.

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    Print and Play Version

    For those of you who think $20 shipping is too much (we agree). All the fun of the Resourceful game but now on poorly cut printer paper!

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    Get the game

    One copy of Resourceful. Includes shipping to US and CAN.

    What's that? A copy of the game AND you'll get your name and a fictional job title enshrined for all eternity on the Resourceful game website? Sign me up. Includes a fiery memé.

    Includes:
    • Resourceful Card Game With Premium Cardboard Box
    • Name + Job Title on Resourcefulgame.com website
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    2 Copies

    2 copies of Resourceful and all the previous rewards? You've got to be joking, I'm supporting this Kickstarter immediately.

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    • Name + Job Title on Resourcefulgame.com website
    • Resourceful memé
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    3 copies

    What would I possibly do with 3 copies of the game? Support Resourceful with this option and you'll have no choice but finding out.
    Includes all previous rewards.

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    • Name + Job Title on Resourcefulgame.com website
    • Resourceful memé
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    4 Copies

    You must run a store or something if you're headed for this option. We're happy to ship more copies to you if that's the case. Add $25 CAD for each additional copy you'd like. Or contact us to speak directly.

    Includes:
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    • Name + Job Title on Resourcefulgame.com website
    • Resourceful memé
    • Free US or CAD shipping. $20 for everywhere else in the world
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    Chairman of the Bored

    Welcome aboard Chairman. With your new position comes a signed copy of your favorite game Resourceful. A full biography on our website including your name, job title, and description, and you'll have the honor of choosing a Resource card for our final retail edition. Act fast, as we're only hiring 5 members.

    Includes:
    • Signed Resourceful Card Game With Mega Premium Cardboard
    • Bio + Name + Job Title + Job Description on Resourcefulgame.com
    • Pick Resource card to be included in future copies
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    Dine and Play With the Resourceful Team

    Hi. We're cool people. We like fun. Come confirm this for yourself by supporting this tier.
    Included is all previous perks +
    have dinner with the founders in Toronto + celebrate losing to the founders at a game of Resourceful. Get to pick a person and problem card to be in the game. You pay for your own travel and accommodations.

    Includes:
    • Signed Resourceful Card Game With Mega Premium Cardboard
    • Bio + Name + Job Title + Job Description on Resourcefulgame.com
    • Pick your very own Person and Problem card
    • Resourceful memé
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