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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 24 2013
$545
pledged of $37,000pledged of $37,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 24 2013

About

 Please watch the progression video of U.R.G.E.  It will show you the various stages and how we created the U.R.G.E. prototypes. 

U.R.G.E. Has a MISSION.      

U.R.G.E. wants to be the game that pulls the teenagers away from the video games and TV as well as the game that the teenagers will love playing and interacting with their family. “It really works I have two of those teenagers.” Grandparents can easily play this with their grandchildren and have a great time. We have a mission to bring an absolutely hilarious game back to the dinner table or coffee table or floor near you. We want to see an U.R.G.E. board game in every home so that we can help bring the family unit back together. ( We believe that having fun and laughing with your friends and family is key to enjoying life. ) So U.R.G.E. wants you all to enjoy it to the fullest.  

     We have had groups of teens repeatedly come back to play the game over and over again.  These teens range from jocks on the football team to the kids in the drama club and everything in-between. The first time a group of teens came to play the game It got too late for them to finish, well they took a picture of the board so that they could know where everyone's places were and they came back the next day to finish their game.  Now I didn't know if they were really going to be coming back but they did.  Now they could have played the x-box or playstation  or the wii that we have but they came back to play the game.  Oh, and the reason they couldn't finish their game the first night was because of their parents. Their parents were playing the game before the kids and they didn't want to stop at just one game.  This is truly a fun game, so we created more hand made prototypes to lend out to friends.  I have been unable to keep them here at the house.  They have been to slumber parties, a girl scout sleep over, various birthday parties and of course at all of our adult functions.  It is really quite funny to hear the things that come out of peoples minds when you play U.R.G.E. This game would be perfect for college aged kids.  

How to play U.R.G.E.

Some people were asking how to play the game so here it goes.

Step 1:   Get 3 or more of your friends or family together around the table...

Step 2:    Roll the regular dice to see who goes first...

Step 3:    Who ever wins the roll gets to roll the 4 different colored 30 sided alphabet dice at the same time and call out the letters that are rolled by color. 1st green, 2nd yellow, 3rd red, & 4th blue.

Step 4:    Everyone writes down on their U.R.G.E. boards in the appropriate squares the letters that are called and the roller then turns over the one minute sand timer.  

Step 5:    Everyone comes up with their four word phrase and when they are done places their U.R.G.E. board face down on the table in front of them.  

Step 6:    Once everyone is finished or the timer is done, starting with the roller he or she reads off their phrase and then it continues clockwise in turn.  If you don't finish in time you cannot share your phrase but you must vote when it is time to vote.

Step 7:    Once everyone is done and has their U.R.G.E. board held out towards the other players they then vote for the phrase that they like the best.  (no voting for yourself).

Step 8:    Everyone Gets a lot of laughs from the crazy stuff that come up and the winner of the vote gets to move their pawn one step closer to the winner spot on the board. If there is a tie the 30 sided alphabet dice are rolled again and the players in the tie have to compete head to head. It is then voted on by the remaining players and the winner advances.  

Step 9:    Start the next round and have lots of fun and make lots of memories. 

Side note:    When it is played with all adults It can get really crazy so you might want to send the kids to the other room, or if there are no kids present add some drinks to the mix.  It really makes for some fun....

HOW IT CAME TO BE

     The concept of four random letters that could be just about anything you want it to be was an idea that was put together with my kids, wife, and I. We were driving home from the airport having just dropped off the kids grandmother and my oldest daughter just shouted out a random phrase. (chickens are wet). I said, “what”. She said “Chickens are Wet.” I asked her what she meant and she said that she took the letters from a license plate and came up with a funny phrase. So I tried it (Calling All Walrus’). My wife came up with (crabs ate walnuts) and the other kids came up with some also. We did it all the way home and we were stuck in traffic for almost two hours. It was awesome. When we came home I decided that we had to make this into a game some how. Well we did. It’s called U.R.G.E. It was almost called just RANDOM. My youngest daughter came up with U.R.G.E. She said Dad it is random but it is unusual too. Then she said It is unusually random. Oh and it is a game for everyone.”…. So Unusually, Random, Game for Everyone was born.  U.R.G.E. is a game that is fun with kids as well as an all adult game. “It is extremely fun with adults, and you all know what I mean about that.” When you are playing with your buddies, it is a buddy game. If you are a rocket scientist and are playing with other rocket scientist’s It turns into a rocket scientist game. It molds to the group of people that you play with. It is unusual (no other game is like it.) It is Random, (different every time with almost 1/2 a million combinations of the dice). And it’s a game for Everyone that can come up with a simple phrase. U.R.G.E. absolutely is going to be the next big thing in party board games. When the kickstarter community helps us fund this project we will be on our way to introducing U.R.G.E to the world and those who pledge can say they were in on the ground floor.  Thank you in advance for any and all of the help and don't forget to pledge.

The Mindiola Family

Risks and challenges

Their have been some challenges in putting this game together. The main challenge was that I am completely new at this. I have made some mistakes and have paid the price. I do however believe that we now have the right people and companies in place to get this done correctly. The Special 30 sided Alphabet die that Koplow Games is getting for us was a challenge. We couldn't find any other full alphabet dice on the market. In order to get the dice prices down to a manageable level we have to order in bulk, as they do not produce them in the special colors that we need. Now there are other alphabet dice but none that will provide the entire alphabet along with the wilds that are needed for the game. The artwork is pretty much finished. However we have hired an artist to enhancing the board to accommodate even more players (up to 18 per game). The manufacturing contacts are made and solidified with a company based here in the U.S.A. Grand Prix International. Their smallest run of games is 5,000 so we have quite a lofty goal. Grand Prix International came in with the most complete bid and their quality is really superior to the other companies that we received bids from. We wouldn't want anything less for the people that pledge for this game. We are looking for the Kickstarter community to help get this funded. By the time the funding is in place we will have all of the artwork completed and we will be ready to run with it. We can't wait for you to experience this game. You, your family, and your friends are going to love it.

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