Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The Cricket
Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)




Utah Crowd-Funding: Sea battle, on grass

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project mixes two classic kids’ games into something new.

Cody Jarrett, an inventor and entrepreneur in Herriman, has created Lawn Battleship — an outdoor game that combines elements of croquet and the naval-battle game Battleship.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The game happens on a lawn, on which metal hoops with plastic panels — which represent the "ships." Players take turns throwing water-filled plastic bocce balls at the hoops, hoping to hit the ships and knock them out of action. The player with the last ship surviving wins.

Jarrett is trying to raise $25,0000 via Kickstarter to pay for plastic-injection molds, other tools, graphic design, and production costs.

So far, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $1,680 in pledges. The project deadline is April 10.

Donors can receive anything from an invitation to the first Lawn Battleship tournament (for a $5 pledge) to collector’s edition prototypes of the game straight from Jarrett’s garage (for a pledge of $8,500).

If you have a crowd-funding project you’d like mentioned on The Cricket blog, email it to: spmeans@sltrib.com. Be sure to put "crowd funding" in the subject line.



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.