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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 19 2015 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

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This is one of the prototypes for Lightning Dice. (Prototype 2)
This is one of the prototypes for Lightning Dice. (Prototype 2)

I wanted a game that was simple, quick, and everyone played every turn.  Lighting Dice is just that.  It takes a combination of luck and skill to win but mostly it takes a quick eye and fast reflexes.

The winner is the first player to reach 20 points by matching the required numbers of the faceup goal card. Each player is assigned a player number (player 1, player 2, etc), chooses a color and takes the matching dice and pawn of that color. All the goal cards are shuffled and placed to the side. Everyone places their pawn on the start of the score track, and now you are now ready to play Lightning Dice!

RULES:

The game is simple.  Draw a card and place it face up in the middle of the table.  (The FLIP)

A sample of some of the cards.
A sample of some of the cards.

You now have only 3 options as everyone begins to roll their dice. (The ROLL)

1) Try to meet the requirements on the card and get 2 points. (The MATCH)  You may keep or re-roll any number of dice each time your roll.  Be careful... if you yell "Got it!" and your dice do not match the card you will loose 2 points!

Be the first to match the criteria on the card by rolling and re-rolling any number of your dice.
Be the first to match the criteria on the card by rolling and re-rolling any number of your dice.

2) NICE: Try to roll all six dice to match your player number and get 1 bonus point - then try to meet the requirements on the card for an additional 2 points.  (Example: Player 4 would need to roll six 4's, yell out "Bonus 4!, them move up 1 point, pick up the dice and continue to meet the card requirement for an additional 2 points.)

Player 4 would yell "Bonus 4!" then movie their pawn up 1 point... then pick up all their dice and still try to meet the criteria on the card for an additional 2 points.
Player 4 would yell "Bonus 4!" then movie their pawn up 1 point... then pick up all their dice and still try to meet the criteria on the card for an additional 2 points.

3) NASTY: Try to roll all six dice to match an opponents player number and cause them to loose a point - then try to meet the requirements on the card for an additional 2 points for yourself.  (Example: Player 4 would need to roll six 3's, yell out "Thunder 3!"  Player 3 would then move their pawn down a point.  Player 4 would then pick up their dice and continue to try to meet the requirements for the face up card for an additional 2 points.)

If someone (other than player 3) rolled all 3's they would yell out "Thunder 3!"  Then player 3 would have to stop rolling their dice and move their pawn down a point.
If someone (other than player 3) rolled all 3's they would yell out "Thunder 3!" Then player 3 would have to stop rolling their dice and move their pawn down a point.

Once the requirements on the face up card are met only the player to yell "Got It" first gets the points and moves up 2 spaces on the score board.  The next card is immediately flipped over and the game continues until someone reaches 20 points.  (The WIN)

...And the red player wins this game!
...And the red player wins this game!

NO complicated rules...

NO long waiting between turns...

NO one is eliminated and left sitting around bored waiting for then next game to start so they can rejoin in.

EVERYONE plays, EVERY turn, THE WHOLE game!

The game is 100% designed and ready for production.  We have already teamed up the manufacturers that we are going to use to produce this game.  We are poised and ready to roll!

The first Lightning Dice game ever! (Prototype 1)
The first Lightning Dice game ever! (Prototype 1)
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If we reach $20K in our funding everyone will get a cool black velvet bag with the Lightning Dice logo printed on it.  Use it to store your dice and pawns in or just show it off to your friends that didn't get one because... this will be a Kickstarter exclusive gift!

Risks and challenges

While nobody can predict some of the setbacks that come with manufacturing and delivery we are well qualified to handle these experiences. We have been in the manufacturing industry (model trains - www.besttrains.com) since 1996. We all hope for the best during any production phase but we are used to problems and solving them in a professional manner.

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    PROTOTYPE 1. I created a couple of prototypes for test playing and demoing the game. This is my very first prototype. There are 42 cards - sleeved in clear plastic (some of the cards have different color printing), 36 dice - laser engraved with hand painted pips, 6 wooden pawns, a paper scoreboard, and a set of instructions. This will come in a clear acrylic case. This will come with a certificate of authenticity. You'll also get everything from the $25 pledge level and any stretch goal gifts we achieve.

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    PROTOTYPE 2. I created a couple of prototypes for test playing and demoing the game. This is my second prototype. There are 42 cards - sleeved in clear plastic (all with matching artwork), 36 dice - laser engraved with hand painted pips, 6 wooden pawns, a chipboard scoreboard with a full color printed top, and a set of instructions. The cards will come in a clear acrylic case, the dice and pawns will be in a black velvet dice bag (no logo), They will all come in the mock-up box with the scoreboard and instructions. This is the set shown in the photo at the beginning of this Kickstarter page. This will come with a certificate of authenticity. You'll also get everything from the $25 pledge level and any stretch goal gifts we achieve.

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