Building a card castle is not only so much easier with Kardtects building cards, but lots more fun. It is amazing what kids (and adults) are building. The Grisroc, which is one of the three styles currently available from Kardtects, is the set used to build card castles.
Kardtects offers 50 different artistically designed cards for building card castles in this set, and more cards are in progress. The collectible cards highlight unique architectural designs, landscape elements, and other interesting features. The building cards give kids the power to build the best card castles, as well as impressive scenes surrounding them.
The Kardtects Building system is all about providing the ultimate building cards for kids to not just build a single ‘card house’, but complete landscapes, towns, jungle complexes, desert scenes with pyramids, and more.
As a Kardtect (card architect) expands his collections, what he builds keeps getting more and more incredible. The unique cards inspire imaginations and creativity in all who plays with them. Kardtects Builds Fun!
A starter box of the Grisroc Set includes enough cards to build the Card Castle shown below. The starter set includes 100 common Wall for building the core structure, 2 common castle door cards, 4 common castle window cards, 4 common tower top cards, and then 1 ultra rare door card; for a total of 111 building cards. Also in the box are 2 Destroyer Disks for knock down fun, 5 card stands to aid beginner builders, and instructions.
How to build the above card castle from the starter box can be watched in the following video.
As you saw, the card castle begins with two cards. A builder holds one card as he then leans the second card against its top corner.
The ‘right lean’ enables the two cards the balance to stand on their own.
Once the knack for the Lean is learned, building card castles, card houses, card towers, or any type of card structure is lots of fun and easy to do. It only takes getting the ‘Knack of the Lean’. Some kids get it right away. Others, it takes a few cards falling down, but they soon get the knack and begin building higher and higher.
On the two cards, a third card is then added on the other side, and finally a fourth to complete a Square.
The roof is added next. This Square is known to Kardtects (card architects) as the Kardtects Square.
It is one of the most popular building methods for building card houses with Kardtects Building Cards. The reason is it is simple to do and fast to build card structures with.
Here is another video showing a larger card castle being built.
The above castle in the video used both Starter and Expansion Cards. The first video used only cards found in the Starter Box. As you can see, the building cards featured lots more colorful and fun designs.
The Expansion Cards transform Starter Structures to new and more amazing Structures. An Grisroc Expansion Pack includes 30 cards total: 12 additional common Grisroc wall cards to build larger base structures, and then 18 other collectible cards of either the status Common, Uncommon, Rare, or Ultra-Rare. What you find within these 18 is never known for sure! Opening a pack is always a surprise. One of the rarest cards is the card with Excalibur: the legendary sword of King Arthur.
An Expansion Pack also includes 1 Destroyer Disk, Instructions, and a Checklist for kids to know what cards they need to collect yet. The Checklist illustrates each card and has a tiny checkbox beside the image. Kids can quickly go through and mark off what castle cards they have to build with, and which ones they want building larger card castles and scenes.
Above was mentioned how to build the card house Square. To build wider, a Kardtect simply adds onto this first square by building other squares beside it. Kids can go as wide as they want…..and then as high as they want.
Normally, 10 Kardtects Square High is enough for the single square method. Kids can build higher (over 20), however, the higher the card tower is the more fragile it gets.
If planning to build higher than 10 levels, then a different method is used to begin the base of the Card Castle. You may have noticed this in the previous video showing the larger card castle being built. The T-Method was used to build the wider base, so a larger structure could be built on top.
The T-Method of building a card castle begins by holding one card and leaning a second card at its midpoint to form a T with the other. A third and fourth card are added, forming additional T’s, and creating a small inner square. The pinwheel like ends can then be faced off with cards. Again, having the knack of the Lean makes this easy to do.
Building using the T-Method, a card castle of almost any size can be created. The T-Method is what is used to build tall card towers. It’s what was used to build the Record Breaking card tower of over 30 feet.
No matter the size, large or small, card castles are a lot of fun to build. The Kardtects Building System is dedicated to adding unique designs to cards for continued building of absolute the best card castles!
Oh and before this post ends, we should mention BluePrints for card castles. If wondering exactly what cards or how many cards it takes to build a card castle, Kardtects is producing Blue Prints answering those questions.
A Blue Print lists the cards being used, and also links to a video to watch and learn how the card castle comes together. As seen right, the image of the structure, number of cards, and then the amount of the various starter and expansion cards used is displayed.
The following small card castle video is linked from Blue Print #GS-E1 (Grisroc Starter- Expansion 1) to demonstrate how the card castle is built, card by card. It links to the FlipSide Episode 4 which not only shows the building of the card castle, but also the FlipSide; the Knock-Down!
Kardtects is fun from beginning to end…..and then again!
Ideas are endless. What will you build?