Although the wonderful quality about Kardtects is the building and creative opportunities that this unique and easy card house building system can offer, there is also the addictive pleasure of knocking the entire structure down at the end.
It is a stunning aspect of Kardtects that strong structures, some huge, can be built, but so simply and gently destroyed, and with such fun. Indeed, there are different ways to make them collapse – pulling a single card out at a time, just to watch the towers slowly topple and slide away. Or, if large enough, to simply run through and watch the buildings almost explode and implode!
Yet, for those really looking to master the full challenges of Kardtects, there are the exclusive Card Destroyer disks, found in each pack. There are various different designs, and three different sizes. Various games can be played using these disks in connection with the card buildings, but all are with the common aim – to destroy! (so to build again)
Below is a Kardtects FlipSide Video: The building of a card house, and then the FlipSide, the knocking down of a card house. Watch how Kardtects is fun from beginning to end. (SUBSCRIBE TODAY to the FlipSide Series)
How an individual chooses to use the disks, is completely up them, yet the principle is to throw the disks at the card buildings with the intention to knock them down. Some people hurl, some people spin, and some flick, but the need is for accuracy, as much as speed and strength.
The idea of throwing disks is not new, and is actually one the oldest sports in history – now commonly called ‘Discus’.
The sport of Discus throwing is now classified as a ‘track and field’ sport, but it is an ancient sport which can be seen being played in the 5th century BC statue by Myro called ‘Discobolus’, yet can be traced back to at least the 8th century BC. Unfortunately, like most classically originating sports, the development of this event derives from military/hunting skills and is mentioned in various Greek legends as such, including the myths of Hyacinth, Crocus, Phocus and Acrisius.
The use of the disc as a weapon continued even till the 15th century, when in India soldiers used a lethal throwing Disc weapon called a Chacarani, with formidable skill and force.
As such, the mastering of disks is an ancient challenge – hope you enjoy this fun fact and the challenge it brings.
Below is a video demonstrating a knock down of a 12 foot high card tower by throwing Destroyer Disks at it! It didn’t just take one! It took quite a few! Watch and count how many!