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About

THANKS FOR SHOWING AN INTEREST IN TILE PILE!

Tile Pile has been a project of mine since October of 2011. I believe my game is great as either a party game or as a teaching tool for children as early as 5 years old! The game has undergone many revisions and has been played at several conventions.

The Game: Players look for different words of equal length. A player rings the bell and everyone simultaneously flip circular tiles, looking for letters to complete their word. Players tally up points with the person who rung the bell getting bonus points. Play continues and words get longer! Pit your children with their small, quick hands against adults with their larger, less dexterous hands. With letter recognition, memory, and quick thinking, it's It's easy enough for children to learn and fun enough for adults.

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How your money is spent: Nearly 70% of the funds will be used just in the manufacturing of the game. 20% will be used to cover shipping the finished product to the USA, freight transportation costs, storage costs, artists and other contracted employees, and shipping to the consumer. Finally, the last 10% are the combined Kickstarter and Paypal fees. I feel you should be honest and upfront about costs so the consumer understands what goes into a game.

The Components

You may be asking what made me chose the price point I've chosen. Originally, Tile Pile was made completely of wood. The cardboard box, tiles, even the cards were wood. The novelty ended a months later when things cracked and were stained with excessive handling. The following is an explanation of the plans for the components are are by no means any indication of what the final product will look like.

The tiles are now round discs made of high quality plastic. This is the bulk of the game and the bulk of the cost. They are durable, not easily marked, and are easy to pick up. The discs will either be white or a beige coloring.

 Cards are cards. Each will have a colored border to show the difficulty level of the word you must search for.

The Metal Call Bell. A sturdy, definitive answer to who finishes first.

 Scoring Tokens. Standard, punch out, scoring tokens will be included. In all the demos I have run with the game, Players preferred heavy tokens such as poker chips. Should this kickstarter project become funded, a stretch goal will be created to make custom poker chips for Tile Pile.

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Risks and challenges

The challenge is this is my first kickstarter and I'm doing it alone. This is a big undertaking for me but I've done my research and I hope everything will be in order when the time comes to manufacture, store, and ship your game. Every project has potential obstacles, from production delays shipping mishaps. I believe in my product and I will not go down for the count.

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    Tile Piece - Every little bit helps. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

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    Tile Friend - Your name will be added into the rulebook along with other backers of this level. You also receive a Tile Pile Backer sticker. Thank you for your support!

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    Tile Buddy - Your name will be added into the rulebook, above the previous backers, in a LARGER FONT. You also receive a Tile Pile Backer sticker. Thank you for your support!

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    Tile Pal - Your name will be added into the rulebook, above the previous backers, in an EVEN LARGER FONT, along with other backers of this level. You also receive a Tile Pile Backer sticker. Thank you for your support!

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    TILE PILE: EARLY BIRD! You get a copy of the game Tile Pile! Your name will also be seen in the rulebook in front of everyone else for being one of the first to support us. You also receive a Tile Pile Backer sticker. Thank you for being an early supporter.

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    TILE PILE: EARLY BIRD! You get a copy of the game Tile Pile! Your name will also be seen in the rulebook, second in front of everyone else for being one of the second lot to support us. You also receive a Tile Pile Backer sticker. Thank you for being an early supporter.

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    TILE PILE: You get a copy of the game Tile Pile! Your name will also go in the rulebook as well as the sticker.

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    International Tiles: Receive a copy of the game Tile Pile, the sticker, and name in the rulebook. (For U.K. backers)

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    Piles of Tiles: You get 2 copies of the game Tile Pile! One for you and a friend? Birthday present? Christmas gift? Oh, and TWO stickers!

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Funding period

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