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The sequel to the popular board game bag/backpack.

And a 53 page weekly desk calendar with creative board game photos.
The sequel to the popular board game bag/backpack. And a 53 page weekly desk calendar with creative board game photos.
6,289 backers pledged $319,700 to help bring this project to life.

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Board Game Bag & Board Game Calendar

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The perfect bag for taking your board games to game night. Size perfectly for board game boxes and padded to protect them.

A weekly calendar with 53 beautiful board game photos taken by members of the community.

Important: Because of the color mix being ordered, people who back for a gray bag from this point forward might not get their gray bag in October instead of September.

Attention Canadian Backers: I messed up your shipping price. The best solution is to use the "Make a pledge without a reward" above the reward levels. It let's you type in any dollar amount you want. We will manually make sure it gets mapped to the right reward after the campaign.

Grocery bags, rubber totes, or balancing a big stack of games are fine. But having a bag that is built for the purpose of carrying games is nicer.

I was honestly skeptical at first. Then I started using one. The shape is a perfect fit for common games. It is big enough to hold all the games you want to take. Padded and supported so your games aren't damaged in transport.

Different situations call for carrying your bag differently. The shoulder strap is removable, and the backpack straps hide under the luggage handle slip so that everything is tucked away when you aren't using them.

This isn't the first board game bag we have made and sold. We sold thousands and thousands of the previous version. We've used them ourselves. We've heard from customers. We've watched people use them at conventions.

Based on all that, there were a few things we thought we could improve.

The v1 bags were designed plenty strong enough to hold standard games. But we heard reports of problems if the bag was full of really heavy games (like Dominion with several expansions) or if a lot of force was put on the handle or straps (like if you swing the bag onto your back).

We decided not to mess around with this one. We analyzed how the v1 bag failed when it was overloaded. Then we made changes to DOUBLE the weight capacity based on the factory's real life testing. 

So we added more/better stitching at key weight bearing points. And improved the support strapping so that your lift force is transferred to the bottom of the bag instead of tugging on the top and sides.

This new bag is designed to lay flat so that games like Scythe and Gloomhaven can fit without being turned on end.

The lay flat design, in addition to some extra internal support, means that the small games lay in place better and the bag will hold its shape, even if you aren't bringing enough games to fill it.

Many of you said that several people in your game group have a BoardGameTables.com bag. And at conventions, oh my! A million people all with the same bag. So, we added a little name tag holder on the back of the bag. Not the biggest feature ever, but a helpful one.


Want to class it up just a bit? The Heathered Blue bag is stronger (higher weight limit, and will take more abuse for longer). And the fabric just feels ... well ... nicer.

Both bags get the job done. They are the same size. The blue one is just a bit nicer and stronger.

Weight limits based on factory testing. These bags are made for board games, not situations where life or limb may be in jeopardy. Weight limits may vary depending on the weight distribution and how the bag is handled.

Use it as a planner, desk calendar, or hang it on the wall. 53 stunning photos.


No one's going to make you do them. Don't worry if it isn't your thing. 

Have some ideas for challenges we should use for the other weeks? We have enough to fill the calendar, but we're on the lookout for some better ones. Post them in the comments.

Have you seen some great board game photos that should be in the calendar? Recommend a specific photo (with a link) in the comments section. We will choose some photos from the comments to include (assuming the photographer is on board).



If we are using someone's work, they should get paid. We will get permission from all photographers before using their photo. All photographers get a free calendar. And all photographers are paid a royalty based on a percentage of sales of the calendar.

The photos will say the name of the game and the photographer's name.

The more people who buy a calendar, the more money the photographers will make. Thank you for your support.


 Shipping prices for Canada and EU account for the fact that we have to pay VAT/GST upon import. You will not owe any duty on your purchase. Shipments to non-EU Europe and "Everywhere Else" will ship with a commercial invoice and you will be responsible for any duty/taxes.

BoardGameTables.com was founded in 2014 by me, Chad DeShon. I'm a gamer who wanted a nice table for playing board games and figured other people might as well.

Now, in addition to selling high quality custom board game tables, BoardGameTables.com also sells a less expensive, some-assembly-required solid wood table called The Jasper, and a line of quick, but deceptively strategic board games.

We started selling board game bags for a similar reason. I needed something to carry my games in. I am an optimistic gamer. Better bring my copy of Die Macher, just in case. The IKEA bag is ok, but a properly sized and padded board game bag is way better.

I published a board game calendar back in 2011. It was a hobby, not a business. I sold 100. It was the first time I sold a product online, and in a way, it planted a seed of things to come, starting a business that would serve the board gaming community. I'm excited to bring this thing full circle.

If this Kickstarter should get even bigger, we have arrangements in place with the factory to be able to handle an even larger order.

We will ship out the first 1400 bags based on backer number and the color mix we have available.

We will be selling board game bags at Gen Con, and we normally offer special convention pricing. We will ship the first 1400 before Gen Con, but the other bags will be shipping after Gen Con. There is also an outside chance we will have some calendars for sale at Gen Con. We want to be upfront with our plans.

Reviews of the version 1 bag. The new bag is better in many ways. All reviews are unpaid, but some reviewers received a free or discounted bag.

 "I've used a few bags ... and I'm really really pleased with it" 

"The straps are very broad and easy to wear"

 "A good deal for the quality you get. ... They sure do make a pretty good gaming backpack." 

"Just got a game bag from @BGTables  & OMG is it ever nice. It fits 7 full-size games in it, and it has backpack straps, and when you put it on it feels very comfortable. And it folds down real small too? If you like to bring lots of games to the party, it sure beats a paper bag." 

"This bag from @BGTables is awesome. So much easier to lug stacks of games around."

Anytime before your items ship, you may cancel your order for a full refund for any reason or even no reason at all.

When you get your bag/calendar, will we refund 100% of your purchase if you don't think what you ordered lived up to what we promised. In this case, we will pay for return shipping.

Yes, you will have the option to purchase On Tour and QE in the pledge manager.

Risks and challenges

This is the lowest risk Kickstarter we have ever run.

We have a great relationship with a factory that has made over 10,000 bags for us in the past. The first shipment of this version of the bag will be here in a few weeks. This Kickstarter is mainly to help us figure out how many more bags to order.

We have worked with the print shop that will be making the calendars for several previous projects, and have already begun getting agreements in place with photographers to use their photos. We chose to run this campaign in June/July so we wouldn't be rushed.

This is our 6th Kickstarter and the comments and reviews are very favorable.

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    12 Pack: Oxford Gray Bags

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