D.D. O’Brien, a disabled game designer and resident of Woodinville has developed a card game with the ambitious goal of including everyone. The idea was born from the difficulties D.D. experiences when holding a standard hand of playing cards. He suffers from Spondylolisthesis and other health problems that inspired him to make a game that didn’t required prolonged grasping of the cards or other game components. Keeping with the goal to include everyone, D.D. adapted the game for the Blind and Partially Sighted, making an edition with tactile features and high contrasting colors. Lastly, since there is no intention of making a profit, all the extra copies printed will be directly sent to schools and youth programs. The Accessible edition is available as a pledge reward and backers have the option to directly donate it to The Lighthouse for the Blind’s Library or charity of their choice.
The campaign ends on March 8th with a funding goal of only $6,000. All the details are included on the Kickstarter page for the game found at: http://1000yearbeard.com.
In 1,000-Year Beard: The Card Game, YOU are a silver-loving Dwarf playing your cards to grow your own glorious dwarven beard. Form a Fuzzy-Column adding up to a THOUSAND YEARS before the other Dwarves and you will be crowned King... and WIN the game!
King County Treasury will begin sending out the annual property tax bills in mid February. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities, and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts), and distributes the revenue to these local governments.
Voters have approved several property-tax increases that will make much-needed investments in veterans and senior citizen services and fire protection. In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of the property tax bill is the result of voter-approved measures.Read more ...