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$1,213
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
27
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 5 2018 3:09 PM UTC +00:00.

About

This is a classic wooden Memory game, but with abstract "icons" instead of traditional pictures (like dog, cat, bike, etc).  All 48 pieces fit in a wooden box for safe keeping. The wooden game pieces are silkscreen printed with colorful icons on both sides.


It will be a great training for young and old minds to play Memory with these abstract shapes. For the really young ones you can start them off with a much smaller number of sets, and then gradually expand the amount of sets as they get it. I was surprised to see how easily my kids recognized and remembered the shapes.

As an added twist the shapes are repeated in 2 different color sets. This allows some fun additional options to play this game. For instance to make it harder, you can collect sets of 4 instead of 2. Or to simplify the game, collect sets of the shapes regardless of the colors.

Early backers get a discount (limited amounts available). There are additional rewards available: T-shirts and sets of postcards. T-shirts are available in 3 sizes. Postcards come in a set of 8 (2 x 4 designs). The games will ship out well in time for the holidays!

On the video you get a pretty good idea of the size, but here are the actual dimensions just in case. Each tablet is roughly 2 x 2 inches (50 x 50 mm) and is 3/16 inch thick (4 mm) The wooden box measures 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 1 7/8 inch (172 mm x 124 mm x 46 mm)

Packaging

For extra protection during shipping and for promotion and protection in stores the wooden game box gets shipped in a card board box with instructions how to play the game. You can keep this box if you want but it is not necessary since the wooden box offers enough protection once it is safe in your home.

Pieter Woudt

Pieter Woudt is a Dutch designer working in New York City since 1988. Active in print design, product design, packaging design, book design, identity and branding design, brochures, T-shirts, posters, etc. Basically open to any opportunity to make a difference and create something to be proud of.

On the design of this Memory game: “I designed some of these icons years ago when working on other projects. If I come up with a shape that I like, but is not appropriate for the job I am working on, I save it in a separate file anyway. When I was developing the Memory game I revisited these shapes and several of them were perfect for this game.”

T-shirts

There will be T-shirts available as a reward featuring one of the Memory icons, I call this one the blob. Natural fibers, 100% cotton. Available in S, M, and L

 Postcards

Also there will be sets of postcards available for rewards. Set of 8 postcards (2 x 4 designs). Size will be 4" x 6". The backside is pretty much blank. Just a line of type referring to product and website. These postcards can be used for many different things like birthday wishes, reminders, notes, with compliments cards and also as regular postcards of course.

Risks and challenges

I have been designing products and games for years and have about 30 years of experience with print design. This specific production process I've not dealt with before but the factory made a prototype already that looks good. The manufacturer did not have any reservations when they examined the project and they are experienced with this process as well. Prototypes have been tested for hazardous materials (like lead in the ink, etc) and it passed with flying colors. So all is ready to go.

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