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YOUR HELP will see us fully refurbish our building's lift, so we can offer the full experience to those with mobility difficulties.
YOUR HELP will see us fully refurbish our building's lift, so we can offer the full experience to those with mobility difficulties.
417 backers pledged €41,383 to help bring this project to life.

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We would recommend clicking on our profile and reading our bio to fully see our background. TL;DR We're the people behind The R.A.G.E. and although it's been a long journey, we've worked super hard to bring you Token, Ireland's first restaurant, arcade, and bar.

We're incredibly excited about the project and could fill pages upon pages with info, but we'll do our best to keep this as concise as possible. 

Give Token a Lift! (literally)

Why Kickstarter?

The building process of Token is already fully underway and we will open the doors to the public in May 2017. The actual opening of Token does not hinge upon this Kickstarter. Everything is fully in place for the Token experience to be enjoyed, however at this point only people who are able to walk down a flight of stairs can get to the basement level, and we want to change that. The ground floor is already accessible to all, and we're already Disability Access certified without the lift.

We initially had a quote from our builder regarding the lift, which we felt was incredibly reasonable. It wasn't until recently we discovered what the builder had quoted for was purely cosmetic work, and for refurbishment of the lift we would need to seek a quote from a third party.

We contacted several lift companies, and although we have been using the lift sparingly for two years, they indicated that it would need a complete overhaul to make it fully safe for the public. Our jaws dropped when we saw the cost, but given the amount of work needed it doesn't seem extortionate, just more indicative of how unsafe it is in its current state.

Since the overall space is extremely large, you can imagine this has been a huge project and has required precise budgeting to get it over the line. We hadn't planned for this cost, and now we need your help. In exchange, we've got some pretty sweet rewards for ya!

NOTE: If you'd like to pledge for one of the rewards that has limited availability, but would also like to add-on rewards from another pledge level, check out our FAQ above.

What is Token?

Token is a large 6000 square foot space in Smithfield, Dublin 7 over two floors that will offer amazing food, drinks, and a huge selection of original arcade and pinball machines for both purchase and play. We will frequently host events, gaming and not gaming-related, ranging from film screenings to board game meet-ups to pinball leagues to eating challenges to beer tastings.

Token's site (currently listed as Eagle House??)
Token's site (currently listed as Eagle House??)

Games

As mentioned above, we will have a very large and rotating selection of original arcade and pinball machines available for both purchase and to play. To play the games we will be charging 50 cents per token. To keep it in the spirit of a 90's arcade, one Token will get you 2 credits (25 cents each) on our arcade machines and 1 credit on our pinball machines. Here are the games we have in our lineup right now:

Original Arcade Machines

  • Donkey Kong
  • Pac-Man
  • Space Invaders
  • Tekken Tag Tournament
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Sunset Riders
  • NBA Hangtime (NBA Jam 2)
  • Tetris
  • The Simpsons
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • X-Men 4 player
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom
  • Metal Slug 
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Spiderman 4 player
  • WWF Royal Rumble
  • Superman
  • Mario Kart GP 
  • Point Blank
  • Time Crisis 2
  • Final Fight
  • Double Dragon
  • Crazy Taxi
  • We will be adding to this list regularly and we'll be taking your suggestions as to what we should get in next!

Pinball Machines

  • Addams Family
  • Medieval Madness
  • Theatre of Magic
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Funhouse
  • Road Show
  • The Simpsons
  • Family Guy
  • Twilight Zone
  • Baywatch
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (coming soon)

We will regularly feature games launches, VR nights, developer showcases, high score challenges, pinball leagues, console nights (remember we are The R.A.G.E.) and more!

The first unveiling of our machines - way back in 2015!
The first unveiling of our machines - way back in 2015!

Food

Token has a full capacity kitchen and for us, food is not an afterthought but an integral part to the experience. The food is going to consist of our take on fast food, taking influence from the intriguing food truck movements in America, Australia and pop-ups in London. We've compiled a long list of food items that we've personally enjoyed in multiple places throughout the world and we're so excited to have a chef with us who is able to execute it beautifully. 

Not that adventurous? No problem. All of our food is cooked to order, so if you like things simple, we won't judge and will accommodate. We'll have multiple GF, Vegan, Vegetarian options available as well as offerings for the health conscious. On the other side of the spectrum, we've spent many an hour watching food challenges and eating competitions on YouTube. We aim to have, at the very minimum, one competitive eating event each month and a general challenge for walk-ins. Time to get your mate who claims they can eat 10 hot dogs in one sitting to put their, emmm, mouth(?) where their mouth is.

Drinks

Token will have a full bar which will have a wide selection of beer, spirits, and also non-alcoholic offerings. We want to emphasise that if you don't drink alcohol, it will not compromise your experience in Token in any way. As with the food, we're all about inclusion as opposed to exclusion. 

Our downstairs beer bar will host a concept that is something that we haven't seen in Ireland before - brewery takeovers. We'll have different companies coming in every fortnight, both Irish and international, and they'll be showcasing their staple and experimental brews. It'll allow you to ask questions, sample their selection, and meet the women and men behind the beer. 

Events

In addition to food, drink and gaming events, we'll be hosting varied activities and meet-ups in our function room. We're huge fans of reality tv, wrestling, board games, podcasts, vinyl records, Dungeons & Dragons, bad movies, etc. and we'll be hosting our own in-house events regularly. If you, your school, or your friends want to put on any kind of event, let us know. We're always open to suggestion and our  function room can accommodate up to 50 people. We want to make our space your space, and bring like-minded people with similar interests together. 

A glimpse of a past event we held in another Dublin venue.
A glimpse of a past event we held in another Dublin venue.

Memberships

We will be offering memberships to people on a first come first served basis, which will be launched on this Kickstarter campaign. The memberships are quite simple, if you see yourself becoming a regular at Token you'll get an opportunity to get some great perks and extended value for an up front payment. Details on the three membership levels are available on our rewards section! Our memberships will be available to be renewed on a yearly basis, and your photo (see below for style) will be in our member's cabinet when you walk into Token!

NOTE: If you'd like to pledge for one of the rewards that has limited availability, but would also like to add-on rewards from another pledge level, check out our FAQ above.

Other Features

There are a few interesting features to Token that we'd like to keep as a surprise until the opening. We've spared no expense with the design, and many interactive elements that you don't have reach into your pocket to enjoy. We could list them here, but we'd really prefer to wow you when you arrive!

Opening Hours

We will be open daily from 4pm-11:30pm. Once we find our feet, we'll begin opening during the days, especially during the summer. 

Follow Along

For all things Token, check us out on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Thanks for taking the time to read this. Your contribution will not only see you get some great rewards, but also allow us to get this lift to a standard to where anybody can enjoy all the elements of Token.

x The R.A.G.E. Team

 

Full Contributor's Pack
Full Contributor's Pack

 

Boss A Machine
Boss A Machine

 

Date Night/Mate Night Package
Date Night/Mate Night Package

 

A Day in the Life of Conor
A Day in the Life of Conor

 

Token 1 Year Gamer's Membership
Token 1 Year Gamer's Membership

 

Token 1 Year Sipper's Membership
Token 1 Year Sipper's Membership

 

The Name of Thrones
The Name of Thrones

 

Risks and challenges

Again, Token will open regardless of whether or not this Kickstarter is successful, however your contribution will allow people with mobility issues to enjoy the basement level features - the screening/function room, the rotational secondary bar which will host all of our drink-related events, and the pinball parlour.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Certificate of Contribution

    We will provide you with a custom made certificate of contribution put together by the lead graphic designer of Token.

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    Ltd. Edition Token Enamel Badge

    Wear your support with pride! This limited edition badge (it's sequentially numbered and exclusive to those who helped give us a lift) will brighten up your lapel and show the world that you backed Token from the beginning.

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    • Certificate of Contribution
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    Full Contributor's Pack

    Our full contributor's pack will get you the limited edition Token super soft Gildan T-shirt (it's exclusive to those who helped give us a lift), limited edition badge, certificate of contribution, and 10 Token tokens to use when we open!

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    • 10 Token tokens
    • Ltd. Edition Enamel Token Badge
    • Certificate of Contribution
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    Pledge €40 or more About $43

    Boss a Machine

    Come into Token early and have 5 hours to try your hand at hitting the high score on the machine of your choice. The machine will be set to free play, so you will have unlimited lives. Reach those Olympian heights and you’ll be permanently featured on our high score wall of fame.

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    Date Night/Mate Night Package

    This package will allow you and the person of your choice to get the full Token experience at a very favourable rate! Consists of:
    2 Mains
    2 Sides
    2 Desserts
    4 Beverages
    20 Token tokens

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    Date Night/Mate Night Package Round 2

    Previously sold out, we've added another round of this package!

    This package will allow you and the person of your choice to get the full Token experience at a very favourable rate! Consists of:
    2 Mains
    2 Sides
    2 Desserts
    4 Beverages
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    Pledge €65 or more About $70

    A Day in the Life of Conor

    You’ll get to shadow our Senior Game Technician Conor as he putters around the workshop, inspecting, repairing, and maintaining Token’s arcade & pinball machines. Includes lunch and free coffee!

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    Date Night + Full Contributor's Pack

    Due to popular demand, we've bundled two of our packages together.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $108

    Token Gamer's Membership for 1 year

    Token will have two membership programs.

    The Gamer's Membership Includes:

    - 10 free Token tokens every week for 1 full year (a €260 value).

    - A personal invite to our gaming related events and activities. Some will have limited capacity, and you'll have 1st refusal.

    - Official Token membership club card.

    - Right when you walk in, Token will have a large display case showing the photos of all of our members. As a member, you will have an appointment with our photographer (feel free to bring your favourite pet to the photo shoot).

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    Token Sipper's Membership for 1 year

    Token wil have two membership programs.

    The Sipper's Membership Includes:

    - 1 Free beverage every week for 1 full year (a €260-€416 value).

    - A personal invite to our drink related events, activities and brewery tasting sessios. Some will have limited capacity, and you'll have 1st refusal.

    - Official Token membership club card.

    - When you walk in the doors, Token will have a large display case showing the photos of all of our members. As a member, you will have an appointment with our photographer (feel free to bring your favourite pet to the photo shoot).

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    Gamer's Membership + Contributor's Pack

    Due to popular demand, we've bundled the Gamer's Membership and the Full Contributor's Pack!

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    • Token Full Contributor's Pack
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    Sipper's Membership + Contributor's Pack

    Due to demand, we've made a combo bundling our Token Sipper's Membership and our Full Contributor's Pack!

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    Token Full 1 Year Membership

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    • Token Sipper's 1 Year Membership
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    Put Your Mouth Where Your Mouth Is

    Food challenge for you and 13 of your mates, work colleagues, family members, etc. Your choice of a heat challenge, speed challenge, or quantity challenge. The event will be recorded by our team and the winner receives a T-shirt, and a spot on our wall of fame! (a €420 value!)

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    The Name of Thrones

    Token will have 7 toilet stalls. This is your opportunity to get either your name or prank a mate by getting their name engraved on a metal plaque that will be displayed on the interior of a stall's door - FOREVER. Your choice as to whether it will be in the women's or the men's room, first come first served.

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    Ice Ice Baby

    We will allow you to give our ice machine the name of your choice*. Upon being questioned, if at any point the staff** do not answer with the correct name, you’ll be given your choice of 10 free Token tokens, a free food item, or a free drink. This will go on for the lifetime of Token's Smithfield location.

    *Name must be no more than 3 words
    **In this instance, door security are not considered Token staff.

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    It's My Party That I'll Buy If I Want To

    The Token experience for you and up to 29 friends/colleagues/relatives*. Each person will get:
    - 1 Main
    - 1 Side
    - 1 Dessert
    - 10 Tokens
    - 2 Beverages
    - 1 Ltd. Edition Token Enamel Badge

    *If you're fortunate to have a crew larger than 30, we can accommodate at €30 a head.

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