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About this project

Thanks to you guys, we were able to get the Gaddis Gaming TableTopper™ off the ground and into production back in 2015.  Since then, we've learned a few things, received great feedback, and are more eager than ever to take this to the next level.

Back then, we were simply looking for an affordable option that wasn't $2,000 custom furniture or a piece of ply wood placed onto our nice coffee table.  The result of our constant tinkering and back and forth with manufacturers resulted in the Gaddis Gaming TableTopper™ Version 1.0.

Where it All Began (2015)
Where it All Began (2015)

A 4' x 4' table that satisfied our X-Wings addiction, but we quickly realized how selfish we were being excluding the rest of the table top gaming community.  So, we designed a table topper that was flexible enough for RPGs, miniatures, and board games.

The Beginning

The absolute first thing we wanted our table topper to have was the ability to turn any surface into a dedicated gaming area.  That meant it had to not scratch Grandma's 100 year old table.  Since we manufacture right here in Detroit, we found access to repurposed, high-impact, automotive foam that worked perfectly.

No scratch!
No scratch!

It also had to be light weight and portable so that we could take it to our favorite local gaming shop and to the cousin's house over the holidays.

Just under 15 pounds!
Just under 15 pounds!

But we didn't stop there.  Having a full size regulation table topper left little room to place other important gaming gear, such as measuring tape, cards, rules books, dice, miniatures, and of course our drinks.  This led to our next innovation, the Out of Play Zone™.

Featuring: The Out of Play Zone™ (OOPZ)
Featuring: The Out of Play Zone™ (OOPZ)

One of the great features we've built into the Out of Play Zone™ is the card vaults, which allows you to quickly reference and keep your playing cards organized. They also double as miniature staging areas and can hold all the tiny pieces for your board games.

Dice Pits create great kinetic spin!
Dice Pits create great kinetic spin!

We've had a lot of positive feedback about the great kinetic spin to the dice rolls when using the dice pits. This unique feature also keeps those wandering dice from bouncing all over the table and interfering with expensive playing pieces, such as terrain and miniatures. Don't be the one to drop your $1,000+ Warhammer 40K piece during a tournament (true story).

We have cup holders!
We have cup holders!

Version 2.0: TableTopper™ 2017

We've come back to Kickstarter now to help raise money for the next evolution of this product because we never stopped innovating.  Despite our initial success, we are still a small company and we wanted to reward you, our supporters, with the first opportunity to take advantage of the breakthroughs we have made in design. 

Version 2.0: Extend Your Board!

As said before, we wanted to create something more universal in this next version of our table topper.  How can we say we make a gaming table topper if you can't play every game on it?

Enter the Gaddis Gaming TableTopper™ modular design.

 The center extensions now allow you to extend from a 4' x 4' table, into a 4' x 6' table. Just place the 2’ center extension between the two end pieces and hold everything in place with our proprietary locking mechanisms.  Check out more on Youtube!

  

 Version 2.0: Customizable Features

After using our first table topper every week for almost 2 years now, it's come to light that it could use a little help protecting itself from some of the harsh treatment that we gamers subject our playing surfaces to.  In order to combat this, we've created guards on the Out of Play Zones™.

We realized this also allows the possibility for customization. We can print anything onto the guards, whether it's wood grain for a classier finish, distressed texture for a war game, or a galaxy print for when you break out your spaceships. All you'll have to do is send us your own art file and we can print on demand to customize the guards for you.

We can even etch your own logo or emblem onto it!
We can even etch your own logo or emblem onto it!

Version 2.0: Game Mobility

We've been receiving some high demand from those that already owned a dedicated gaming surface for a mobile vault to place their important gear. Because of this, we've decided to allow you the option to order the Out of Play Zones™ separate from the table.  Great to use on your pool table, and perfect for tournament play!

Rewards

For your generous support, we've added these rewards as thanks to you.


$1 - Thank You! Hey, every little bit helps.  We've put a lot into bringing this dream of ours this far, and we're just happy that you wish to join us the rest of the way!

  • Our everlasting thanks
  • Stay updated on our progress throughout and after the campaign

$5 - Shattered Crown Digital Download!  We all have our favorite game. Sometimes, however, you're looking to switch it up or possibly don't have anyone around that plays the same games as you do. Enter, Shattered Crown©. Gaddis Gaming's very own General Assembly Universal Rules Data System (G.A.U.R.D.S).

  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download
Set in an alternative, pre-WWI universe, Shattered Crown© rewrites all of history with the addition of martian technology discovered in the run up to war breaking out across Europe, Russia, and Asia.

$15 - T-Shirt + Shattered Crown!  We've made some nifty T's for you to game in style. For those who are looking to support our efforts both financially and stylishly.

  • Gaddis Gaming Official T-Shirt
  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download

$20 - Out of Play Zone!  For those who want a quick staging area to carry their gear and roll their dice. We'll also send you Shattered Crown©!

  • Includes one 2' x 6" Side Zone
  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download

$30 - Out of Play Rail!  For those who aren't looking to commit to a full table topper but would still like to give their pool table some table gaming functionality.

  • Includes one 4' x 6" Side Rail
  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download

$50 - Custom Guards!  If you already have the 4' Out of Play Rail, now you can jazz it up without breaking out the Bedazzler.

  • One Guard customized for placement on a full Out of Play Rail

$350 - Super Early Bird Special (No Rail Guards) (First 25)
$400 - Early Bird Special (No Rail Guards) (Next 50)
$450 - Kickstarter Special (No Rail Guards)
This is the full gaming table, just without the guards on the side rails. We're offering an super early special to the first 25 backers, then the next 50.  After that we will offer a reduced backing limit of $450 just for Kickstarter.  Shattered Crown will be included!
  • Gaddis Gaming TableTopper (No Rail Guards)
  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download
$380 - Super Early Bird Special! (First 25, Customized Guards)
$425 - Early Bird Special (Next 50, Gaddis Guards)
$480 - Kickstarter Special (With Gaddis Guards)
For the first 25 early adopters, we're offering an incredible thank you package of the full Gaddis Gaming TableTopper, with customized guards. After those initial backers, we're offering the table topper to the next 50 with guards as well (sadly our accounting guy said we can't offer custom after the initial 25).  After that, we're offering at a Kickstarter special of only $480.  We'll even throw in a digital download of Shattered Crown© to boot!

  • Gaddis Gaming TableTopper
  • 2 Customized Guard Rails
  • Shattered Crown© Digital Download

$2,400 - Retail Special!  Game shop? Hosting a tournament? Look no further, we've got you covered!
If you'd like to add any more tables, simply add an extra $480 per table and we'll include the customization!

  • 5 Gaddis Gaming TableToppers
  • 10 Customized Guard Rails

Stretch Goals and Unlocks


 Kickstarter Bundles Unlocked!

We've been able to create a partnership with TableWar and 4Ground to bring you guys specialty bundle packs to get you playing right away.
$580 - SciFi Terrain Bundle
$580 - Fantasy Terrain Bundle
$580 - Historical Terrain Bundle
 
 

$30K Stretch Goal - T-Shirts for ALL!

$40K Unlock - Carrying Case

$50K Stretch Goal - Swapable Magnetized Guards




Some Nice Things We've Heard

"We received our TableTopper in record time. I was amazed at how well it was packed and the complete EASE on how it went together. The TableTopper was a dream to transport to our event. Once we had it assembled our game was ready in record time. We received a multitude of fantastic comments on how well our game was presented and how great it looked on the table. We pointed out it didn't matter on how level the table was underneath the TableTopper because of the way it sits on the table it ALWAYS provided a level playing surface! When our event was over we had no difficulties disassembling the TableTopper and going on our way. When we got home we put the TableTopper to the ultimate test. We took out one of the TableTopper pieces and placed it into our pool to see if we could play a game there. To our surprise and delight we had NO PROBLEMS playing a fantastic game of Doctor Who EXTERMINATE while relaxing in our pool. THANK YOU GADDIS GAMING for such an AWESOME PRODUCT!"

Sincerely, Jon Russell Event Commander for Warlord Games US

Beta test WARLORD GAMES USA
Beta test WARLORD GAMES USA

 "This is the most amazing thing I've seen at GEN CON 50!" --Ben Cresswell-Jeal, Director, 4Ground

Ben 4Ground Ltd
Ben 4Ground Ltd

 

"I didn't know I needed this until I saw it!" --Brandon Petitpren, Owner, Pandemonium Games

"Just what my store needed!" -Adam Goldberg Owner, Imperium Games

Conclusion

Again, we are so thankful to the Kickstarter community for helping us launch back in 2015 our original Gaddis Gaming TableTopper™. A lot of innovations have been made for version 2.0 that we are really excited to share with you guys. Please consider the pledge levels and select the one you feel the most comfortable with. As always, thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

This project has been through extensive research and development in preparing for production and logistics. Our team includes individuals that bring a strong skill set in many different areas to navigate any challenges promptly.

While we do not anticipate any issues, there are risks and challenges that may occur along the way. Production could encounter equipment, material, and labor issues, delaying the project. Shipping can experience issues as well. Acts of God are always a possibility. But we feel he is on our side.

We have looked at scenarios for both small and large scale production and have everything in place to ensure this project's success. We are confident and prepared to deliver the Gaddis Gaming TableTopper™ to you.

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