Factsheet

Developer:
Ballcraps
Based in Hoboken, NJ

Founding date:
January 28, 2011

Website:
ballcraps.com/

Press / Business Contact:
press@ballcraps.com

Social:
@ballcraps
www.facebook.com/BALLCRAPS

Releases:

Address:
84E Monroe St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone:
(646)-783-9381

Description

Ballcraps lets you easily bet with your friends on any play during a game.

History

Early history

Like many great ideas, Ballcraps was conceived at a bar. While watching the BCS Championship game, the guys had a few friendly arguments about the outcome of each drive. The bookmaking needed to be fast so we arrived at an incomprehensible shorthand. There just had to be a better way to track these fast-paced bets. So we drew up the most common bets on a dry-erase surface and used poker chips to track our bets. After several sessions, we set up the board you see today.

Building the Home Set

We designed a home set that anyone could buy and play at home with their friends. The Ballcraps board was screen-printed on felt, standard poker chips were used for betting chips, and light plastic chips for odds markers. Everything is assembled in a clear plastic tube for storage and shipping. The home set was sold first on Kickstarter at the beginning of the 2011 football season, and has since been available for purchase on etsy.

Projects

Videos

Introduction to Ballcraps YouTube

Getting Started - First in an Instructional Series YouTube

Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (10MB)
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theset.png

There are far more images available for Ballcraps, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

Selected Articles

  • ""It's the perfect way for a room full of armchair quarterbacks to prove who actually knows the game the best.""
    - Andrew Liszewsk, Gizmodo
  • "The "perfect solution to bet with your friends while watching the game""
    - Naveen Kumar, Homechunk

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Lily Alayeva
Graphic Designer

Robert Allison
Operations

Joe Kimmel
Research and Game Development

Micah Nickerson
Production

Dami Omojola
Application Development

Apu Shah
Application Development

Matty Ulrich
Application Development and Architecture

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks