Back in April we decided to back the Game Tiles kickstarter project by Dwarven Forge. On October 23, our reward was delivered. Mr. Fed-ex guy appeared a bit weary as he carried those boxes of Game Tiles up my walkway. When he handed them over, I found out why, the boxes were deceivingly heavy. Before the Kickstarter, Dwarven Forge was an established company with a great reputation for providing amazing terrain made of resin. The downside was that the cost was prohibitive. I had looked into picking up some before the Kickstarter and didn’t pull the trigger on a purchase due to the high cost of getting a set that would be large enough to create a sprawling dungeon. The objective of the Kickstarter project was to create a less expensive version of their dungeon terrain out of a new type of material. The material appears to be plastic or perhaps a very heavy type of rubber like you would find on the end of a rubber mallet. The Game Tiles project on Kickstarter was a huge success, reaching almost 2 million dollars in funding. The tiles are heavy, which is a plus as it keeps them from shifting around during play or while building your dungeon. I opted to spend extra to get pre-painted tiles as my painting skills are far from good. I’m awfully glad that I did, as the mountain of tiles would have taken me forever to paint. I took a trip
This post is for those of you are afflicted with dreaded acquisition disorder for Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures. As you continue to acquire more ships for your fleet, you will start to think about storage solutions. I started off with a Plano box and once I grew past that I started to search for something BIGGER. My search lead me to the P.A.C.K 216 by Battle Foam. This storage solution is essentially two parts. Part 1 – The Bag The first part being a canvas bag and the second foam inserts that have been customized (i.e cut) to fit your miniatures and other game bits. Here’s the manufacturers description of this bag. At the time of this post, the bag was priced at $47.99 The P.A.C.K. (Personal Army Combat Kit) 216 can fit 4 inches (102 mm) of foam. Its rugged olive canvas exterior protects a hard plastic interior built for strength and durability. Its design includes a zipper on the bottom to allow for attachment to the P.A.C.K. 1520 XL or P.A.C.K. Plus. It was also designed for airport travel and meets all FAA regulations for carryon luggage.This bag comes empty, but can be ordered with pluck or custom cut foam. Overall Bag Dimensions – 17W x 15L x 5H” (432W x 381L x 127H mm) Part 2 – The Foam The second part of this setup is the foam inserts. For this review, we used the “Star Wars Game Foam Kit for the P.A.C.K. 216
Here are some pictures of a new custom chip holder that GameKnight has been working on. They hold 100 chips (4 stacks of 25 chips), and what’s really cool about them is that they can be used as privacy screens in those games where you want to keep your GameChip stacks hidden. The slot on the side is wide enough so you can easily see your chips, and allow you to easily remove the chips from the holder. It uses a magnetic catch to keep the top closed. They are made individually by a local craftsman, so they won’t be a high volume item. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in a set as these will be made to order. Pricing is $25\holder.
The order with the manufacturer has been placed. Once all Kickstarter rewards have been shipped, I will have a limited number of sets available for sale. I expect this to happen by mid-June. I’m currently keeping a list of folks who have expressed interest so that I can send out a notification once I have more details. If you want to be added to this list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you.
Another Kickstarter project to create game accessories. This one is to create some amazing-looking dice. Check it out here
If you follow my site, you probably know by now that I’m a big fan of component upgrades. Check out this kickstarter campaign that has some cool-looking, laser-cut tokens for a couple of different games. I’m tempted on the Lords of Waterdeep upgrades since I really can’t stand the cubes that come with the game. There’s also an ongoing thread on BGG talking about a variety of ideas using laser-cut for board game accessories and components. The pics on this post show the tokens for Lords of Waterdeep.
Big thanks to all of my backers. 51 hours left and we are way above the initial $7,500 goal. The 12K and 20K stretch goals were easily beat! Here’s a peek at the designs for the the life\health chip. Backers will have the choice to pick one or both designs as part of their chip set.
Here’s a quick look at the ‘death & damage’ side of the latest chip for the Kickstarter project. Here’s the link to the update. These chips will be used as health and damage tokens in games.