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£1,100
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backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 10:03 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Do you enjoy word games?

If you do, you’ll love Sproutword. It’s a brand new tabletop game for 2 - 4 players that you can play anywhere. 

The aim is to take control of the longest word by having more of your colour letters in it than any other player. This word is called the Sproutword.

As the game progresses, different words will become the Sproutword as players jostle for strategic control.  

How is it played?

Sproutword is easy to learn but difficult to master. The object of the game is to have more of your colour letters in the longest word than any other player at the end of the game. 

The basic rules are simple:

  • Each player takes a number of letters from their bag and places them face-up for all players to see (for example, it is 8 tiles each for a two player game).
  • The first player plays a word using any player's letters.
  • On following turns, players put down a new word linked to an existing one, or change a word. Again, players may use any of the letters from any player.
  • Changed words must be at least as long as the existing one, and changes must not displace another word.

Full and clear instructions are provided in a leaflet in the box. Here is a video demonstration of play: 

What you'll get

Our wooden letters are proudly crafted by the sea in Devon, England. All our wood is sustainable - with a certified FSC core and oak veneer from managed forest plantations in Europe. Our bags are 100% ethically sourced cotton, and the box is cardboard and recyclable.

 The West Country’s natural beauty inspired our colour palette of:

  •  Western Sunset Pink
  •  Salcombe Sand Yellow 
  •  Chalk Meadow Green 
  •  Dorset Sky Blue 

The letters are bagged in 100% natural cotton from an ethical supplier, and boxed in this handsome and durable cardboard box:

Order your limited-edition game of Sproutword today! Don't miss out on this first small batch of 200 which is personally signed and numbered by the creators!

Risks and challenges

Our artisan workshop is small but UK-based and we have already produced the first batch of 200 x Limited Edition sets which are with us, ready to box up and ship.

We have kept further quantities to a limit which we know we can produce and ship, on a conservative basis. So we are very confident we will be able to fulfil all the orders in line with expected slots - or even earlier in some cases.

Although this is our first personal Kickstarter project, we have experience in educational game design at work in a large British employer.

Based on our research, we anticipate that customs should not be charged, but we cannot guarantee this to purchasers.

We would of course keep you informed of any problems or delays.

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