Video Coverage of Essen International Game Fair & Ludo Fact

A project in Indianapolis, IN by thespiel

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The Spiel will provide in-depth video coverage of the Essen International Game Fair and a video tour of Ludo Fact, a game manufacturer.
Backers: 163
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $6,969 of $6,500
Dates: Sep 6th -> Oct 6th (30 days)
Project By: thespiel
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Latest News

The Spiel - Season 7 - Kickstarter 2012

July 26th - via:
Hi, folks. Our new Kickstarter project launched today! Take a look at Season 7 of The Spiel. We can use all the help we can get getting the word out. If you'd like to support our small... (Read More)

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry

July 16th - via:
At long last, here it is - Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry! Without your financial support, this film doesn't exist. It's that simple. Thanks to each and every one of you for making this possible! Very soon, we'll be launching a new... (Read More)

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry - Trailer

April 19th - via:
Hi folks, Here's a very brief (and admittedly silly) trailer for the upcoming Ludo Fact documentary we shot in Germany last year. We'll be launching a new Kickstarter project very soon to fund a "season" of The Spiel which will include audio and... (Read More)

International Rewards - Shipped Today

December 21st - via:
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Rewards Shipping Now - US Residents

December 16th - via:
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October 2nd - via:
Success!  Wow, what a way to finish the weekend. We are very excited to get the chance to film lots of great games and designers at Essen and give you an insider's look at how games are made at Ludo Fact. Hard to think we'll be leaving for Germany... (Read More)

Deadline - Oct. 3

September 29th - via:
82% funded... 5 days to go. That's right 5 days, not 6. Since flight and travel prices spike as we near the departure date (and we need time to finalize all our arrangements!), our deadline for funding is going to be Monday, Oct. 3 at midnight, 1 day... (Read More)

Shipping & Audio Questions

September 28th - via:
Answers to a couple important questions from interested backers: Shipping is included for rewards to all backers (US and International). We will also be producing special Essen episodes of our audio program including all the interviews we record at... (Read More)

Two new promo items available at the $25 level (and up)

September 22nd - via:
We have a variety of Essen promo items from several publishers to offer our backers at the $25 level and up. We have just secured two additional promos to add to this selection: from Hans im Gluck, promos for Pantheon from Abacus Spiele, promos for... (Read More)

New Reward - 2 Promos from Minion Games for every backer!

September 19th - via:
James Mathe at Minion Games has offered to provide TWO Essen promos to every person who backs our project. The first promo is a card for Kingdom of Solomon The second promo is a card for... (Read More)

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