About this project
What do backgammon, go, and chess all have in common? They are board games that have stood the test of time. Built on simplicity but with potential for complexity these games provide a challenge for players at all levels. Tao of Peg is designed to use a combination of luck and strategy to win in a variety of ways. Tao of Peg is the perfect game for family fun or for more serious gaming nights.
Each game is hand crafted right here in Portland, Oregon. The board and pegs are made of wood, and the board design is printed on a vinyl sheet and applied directly to a wooden base. The entire board is lightly coated with a protective varnish. Felt buttons are then added to the bottom corners to protect playing surfaces.
Each player is dealt four cards. A player begins by discarding a card from their hand. The player then places a game piece in any space with the corresponding color on the board. The turns ends by the player drawing a new card from the pile.
In addition to the 100 colored playing cards (25 per colored quadrant), each set also has two types of wild cards. Players may play a wild card instead of a colored card. Red wild cards allow the player to remove any game piece in play and black wild cards allow the player to place a game piece anywhere on the board.
There are four different ways to win.
Tao of Peg is designed to balance skill with luck. There are multiple strategies to employ during play, such as: offensive (go for the win), defensive (block other players from winning) sneaky (try not to be noticed) any combination of the three!
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We collected some great testimonials from folks during our first Game Night. Adults and kids alike absolutely loved Tao of Peg!
It will be extremely difficult to bring this project to the major market without the assistance of you, our wonderful backers. We recognize that and have provided incentives to encourage your support.
A few of your perks:
- The deluxe version is only available through KickStarter donation.
- Based on your level of contribution you will receive more items than if you were to purchase Tao of Peg in the retail market.
- You'll be the first to know when new Tao of Peg additions are going to market prior to availability in retail stores
- How cool will it be to have a game not yet available in any store, BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK!
- You have our sincere appreciation and your personal satisfaction knowing you have helped good people establish a new small business.
- Families will laugh and play together even more thanks to your support.
Honestly, we need you. We're not begging, simply asking for help and doing our best to provide value for that support.
Family games are making a come back. We want to be part of supporting families who make time to play together. Now is the time to launch what we have tinkered with for almost 20 years.
We’re pleased to announce that backers who contribute $250 or more will receive a copy of Tao of Peg Deluxe Edition.
Tao of Peg Deluxe Edition features a larger board made of high quality wood with built-in drawers for card and peg storage.
This version will also feature metal pegs with hand painted colored tips.
This Deluxe addition will only be available to our KickStarter backers!
We couldn't have done this without a fantastic team.
Risks and challenges
We've put considerable time, effort, and financial resources into the development of Tao of Peg.
We will be hand crafting each game, which might run into unforeseen bumps in that process. However, since each game is handcrafted, we know exactly where the production process is. This allows us to be very upfront and transparent about the production status.
The last biggest challenge we face is just meeting the funding goal to bring this game to your table.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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