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qik.coBy qik.co
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qik.coBy qik.co
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S$ 4,418
pledged of S$ 7,000pledged of S$ 7,000 goal
66
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 7 2019 7:33 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Chinese Chess ? 

Chinese Chess is a strategic board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, however, it also has a steep learning curve.  

qik. Learn Chinese Chess the simple way. Each pieces are handcrafted. The entire chess set is accompanied with clear visuals with detailed instructions. 


How qik works,

Detailed instruction cards to understand
Detailed instruction cards to understand

Instructions are printed onto poker cards to guide players each step of the way. Through our rigorous research and testing, instructions highlighted on poker card sizes have proven to work well in building understanding and clarity during play testing sessions.  

We have received much request to have more languages. We are trying our best to get translations so that more people can enjoy! Now supports German, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Japanese. We will personally message you about your choice of language once our campaign has been fully funded. Thank you!
We have received much request to have more languages. We are trying our best to get translations so that more people can enjoy! Now supports German, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Japanese. We will personally message you about your choice of language once our campaign has been fully funded. Thank you!

At qik we believe that everyone will be able to enjoy Chinese Chess regardless of age or race.  Illustrations have been engraved onto the chess pieces for clarity and easy understanding.  

The height of each pieces is tailored for human ergonomics and fits snugly into players hands regardless of size.  

We believe that first impressions matters. Hence the material we opted for the chess pieces will be Oak wood and premium leather for the play mat. 


Message from qik,

Chinese Chess is an interesting board game with historical cultural significance. There are countless ways to play the game. However, from our personal experiences, we realise that there is often a barrier of entry for introductory players to get started with Chinese Chess. 

Existing Chinese Chess sets don’t cut it. They can be challenging and difficult to grasp. Online research into the game can hinder progress and disrupt the playing experience. 

Although there are digital Chinese Chess websites that strives to teach Chinese Chess to a new generation of players, the current experience leaves more to be desired. 

There is difference between physical and digital Chinese Chess. At qik, we believe in opting for the best materials for the creation of our product. We wish that our users would receive the best chinese chess playing experience in a single package. 




At qik, we believe in using the best possible materials and processes to create the best possible playing experience for our users. 

We wanted to create a chess playing set that’s simple, thoughtful, sensible, and with pieces that last. And on top of that the pieces must be easy to understand.

We decided to rely on natural materials for an authentic playing experience. 

The chess pieces have been handcrafted from whole oak wood, which has been sourced, refined and machined to extreme precision to fit ergonomically and snugly in your hands. The oak wood has been chosen for its timelessness and aged appearance.  For the game board, we have decided to opted for genuine sheep leather as it compliments the contemporary look that we are seeking.

However this approach means sourcing for the best possible suppliers and manufacturers aligned with our vision and mission to bring the best chess playing set for our users. 

We can’t bring qik and the best chess playing experience to you without your funding and support.

Goals, 

qik believes in building a strong enriching experience and community for new players. We are keen in promoting Chinese Chess in our very own country at community centers and would require some funding to make this dream happen. It will be great to receive some support! We believe that we can further refine our product if we can achieve our funding goals and reach out to a wider demographic. 

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Risks and challenges

Our team have worked immensely hard to bring qik to life - from exploring different types of woods, leather and textures to consulting industry professionals on what is the best way to produce and manufacture Qik. However, while we have begun talking to manufacturers, we have yet to confirm which one to partner with moving forward. That being said, we promise we will do our best to ensure that we will complete the production on time, and only send out products of the highest quality.

In the event that we face hiccups along the way, we promise to be 100% transparent with you, because we believe that Qik would be nothing without the support of the community. Hence, we will do our best to make sure everything goes smoothly, we will keep you updated along the way. Thank you so much for your understanding and support!

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