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Phonetic Scrabble meets Apples-to-Apples! Pijin is an exciting game of quick-witted phonetic spelling & word associations!
205 backers pledged $17,233 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    [PIJIN PEEPS] Thank you for your support of our project! We'll immortalize your name in winged words, marking an A-list of friends and backers on our website and in our Player's Manual to let everyone know how much we appreciate you who helped us get going. Plus, when we release Pijin out into the wide world we'll keep you updated as our project develops, sending you awesome photos and an occasional word puzzle or bird/word brain teaser. Thank you, Peeps and /pepulz/!

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    [PRINT YOUR OWN PIJIN] Hit ⌘-P or CTRL-P and lookout! --it's a PYOP party! This is the way to go to get a PDF file of the game pieces and rules as soon as our Kickstarter project is completed. You'll be able to print these on whatever material you prefer and start playing right away. (BTW -Paper and card stock are perhaps the easiest & obvious options for printing, but we've got instructions and a "how-to" video for making your own pieces with shrink plastic... yup, you heard right, shrink plastic is the awesome!!, and if you have doubts or haven't seen it before, then be sure to check out the red and opaque examples of this material in the photos of our prototypes below.) Also, we'll keep you up to speed about the expansion sets and new ideas for playing Pijin. This reward is our effort to offer a seriously affordable and fun way to be part of the Pijin community. Worrrrd.

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    [EARLY BIRDS] This is totally a game worth chirping about, and with this reward, you join the flock early to help us to make it to our production order of at least 1000 games, and in return you receive the best price we can offer. You get the 144 double-sided tiles, GrabBag, 52 Action Cards, Player mats and the Player's Manual, including free shipping. You'll also get some bomber updates along the way, have access to a Pijin online forum we've got planned for sharing new ideas, game mods, and expansions. Cheep Cheep Cheap, yay!

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    [GOLDPIJIN: INTERNATIONAL EARLY BIRD OF MYSTERY] - Pidgins, pijins, creoles, and patois come into being at the meeting places of multiple languages, and we want Pijin to be a game that embodies that openness & cultural diversity, so here is the Early Bird price for the first 100 international orders. Oh, you smashing, groovy burdz! - THANK YOU!!

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    [SUPER FLY] We've got ideas for beautifully detailed line drawn posters of the Table of the Elements of Speech and some fashion-forward t-shirt plumage to accompany the release of Pijin out into the wild, and with this reward you decide whether you'd like a t-shirt or poster. Plus, you get the PDF PYOP game! You can also add-on the full game set to this reward for an extra $35 (that means you receive the tshirt or poster, the PDF, and get the Early Bird price for the game set, at a total pledge of $80). Help us carry the message: The Bird is the Word, and the Word is Pijin!

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    [BIRD IN THE HAND - FULL GAME SET] We're making this game to be unique and beautiful, and to play smoothly while lasting for years, so help us out with this reward you receive the game in its very first production run. You'll get a great value on a quality, provocative game that's unlike anything else you've ever played. Also, we'll keep you in the loop with our project updates and Pijin's online forum for new game mods and expansion sets as we develop them. Birds of a feather play Pijin together!!

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    [GOOD EGGS] Here's the perfect way to get started for a gaming club, retail store, school group or classroom: with this reward we pull all the stops and deliver four complete sets of Pijin, and a PDF of the game set and rules available after the completion of the project. You want to combine two sets and have a 12-person game? You want to change the tile proportions and try games with multiple action cards? Thinking of diacritical marks and differentiating long and short vowels? Us too, and this reward is for you! You'll receive specialized project updates that we will send to this tier of backers, focusing on issues that arise in group gaming sessions, classrooms and learning environments. We are looking to this reward as a means to foster community interested in pedagogical issues and strategies for using Pijin in different therapeutic or learning contexts. We really want to make Pijin a flexible classroom or group gaming environment, and this reward is intended to help us bring new energy to workshops, group meetings, classrooms, as we draw attention to the profound learning that goes on often unnoticed in tabletop gaming. With your help at this reward level, we know we can do it together - THANK YOU!

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    [BIRDS ON A WIRE WORKSHOP] - Get ready, with this reward we're going to break the birdcages and soar way into inspiration's upper stratosphere as we invent something new together! This is a reward especially suited to a robot club, school, learning group, makerspace, or other creative get together. If you enjoy tabletop games and have a penchant for Arduinos, if you dream of wires and Processing algorithms, if you lapse freely into sesquipedalianism and enjoy the occasional machine language, then this one's for you! This reward gets you four sets of the physical game, Pijin plus an unprecedented full day of collaborating with us on designing an Arduino- or Processing-based, interactive version of the game. What exactly will we do together? What Processing or Arduino libraries will be most useful? Will we need a Raspberry-Pi to help out? Shall we integrate Internet of Things, Kinect, Open Frameworks, PureData? We don't know the details, but we'll set out on a mission with you to create an electronically enhanced form of Pijin, reborn into a programmable, physical electronics game of our own making. We will provide the hardware (electronic components, physical sensors, capacitors, resistors, diodes, wires, etc), lots of cool and easy-to-manipulate building materials (such as laser-cut cardboard, shrink plastic, different types and thicknesses of acrylic, Sugru, aluminum and copper tape, etc), and we'll be ready to bring the noise for some on-the-spot mad-science inventions of gamified physical computing. Participants don't need previous experience with computers, only have an open mind, enthusiasm for building, and a readiness to start Making Things See, Speak and Listen. Let's add to "the hundred words" with a 21st Century Maker-culture twist, and set out to bring to life some unseen, unheard of awesomeness!

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