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We want to open a tabletop and wargaming venue in Derby that gives the gaming community the perfect place to play
We have opened a tabletop and wargaming venue in Derby that gives the gaming community the perfect place to play
We have opened a tabletop and wargaming venue in Derby that gives the gaming community the perfect place to play
94 backers pledged £2,068 to help bring this project to life.

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Boards and Swords Gaming Venue

£2,068

94

Here's the plan

Boards and Swords Hobbies will be a gaming venue and shop that we hope will become the cornerstone and hub for the gaming community in Derby. 

Our aim is to create a warm and welcoming space that can cater to all the needs of local gamers; from the casual gamer, right the way to regular tournament players.

The store area will be well stocked and we'll be selling items both in the venue, and online. We will also be bringing our monthly card subscription boxes (Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon) into the store for local customers to pick up if they wish.

We will create links with games manufacturers to bring the latest games to the venue for demo events and for our customers to get hold of them as soon as they're released.

We have plans to hold regular events in a variety of games covering miniatures, living card games and collectible games to name a few. By doing this we hope we can start to build communities, bring people together and make the perfect home for them. Our aim is to eventually hold regional events, so we'll be booking in events on a regular basis.

What we'll use the money on

We will be opening the venue regardless of whether the Kickstarter is successful, but there are certain things that our budget doesn't stretch to.

We'd like to use the Kickstarter money on free in store Wi-fi, a fancy coffee machine and even more terrain that will be available to use in store for your games.

Stretch goals

  • £1100 - Boards and Swords branded d10 and d20 dice, so you role-players can roll in style.
  • £1200 - Boards and Swords branded wound markers added to all pledges. Multiples at higher levels.
  • £1500 - Boards and Swords branded movement widget free to all pledges.
  • £2000 - Extra gaming mats to increase the stores variety for game systems.
  • £2500 - Recording equipment to film top table events, product reviews, un-boxings and play-throughs.
  • £3500 - More custom built commission tables in store by Luke from Luke's APS Youtube channel.

Both Ian and myself are deeply passionate about gaming and this has been a dream of ours for a number of years. From the moment we decided to go into business in the games market, our ultimate goal was always to have a bricks and mortar shop.

We welcome feedback on our ideas and suggestions for how to make this even better. We want to make the space a home for gamers so we need to be listening to every voice.

Extras

Here are the prices if you'd like to add extras to your pledge

  • Dice - 75p each
  • Boards and Swords playmats - £20

*NOTE*

There are postage costs that we thought Kickstarter would notify you about which are added to your pledge.

  • £2.80 to UK
  • £6 to EU
  • £8 to RoW

Risks and challenges

The risks are low as we already have the required funding available to open, so we'll be going ahead regardless of whether we meet our goal.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.31

    Eternal gratitude

    You will receive our deepest gratitude for contributing.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Your name on our wall

    Get your name on our backers Wall of Honour in store, and a few branded dice.

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    • Branded dice
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
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    Wall, dice and a nifty travel mug

    Your name on our wall, some dice, a travel mug and some free days at our weekly gaming night once a week.

    Includes:
    • Branded dice
    • Branded travel mug
    • 2 free gaming days on regular games night once a week
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Gaming bonanza

    All the good stuff in the lower pledges + 4 days gaming at our regular games night and an entry into a 1 day gaming event in store.

    Includes:
    • 12× Branded dice
    • Branded travel mug
    • 4 free gaming days on regular games night once a week
    • Free entry to 1 day gaming event in store
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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    Gaming bonanza+

    A souped up version of the gaming bonanza with 6 days of gaming at our weekly games night, and an entry to one of our 2 day gaming events.

    Includes:
    • 12× Branded dice
    • Branded travel mug
    • 6 free gaming days on regular games night once a week
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
    • Free entry to 2 a day gaming event in store
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    Local gamer

    So much gaming! All the branded items and your name on our wall + 6 months of regular gaming at our weekly games night.

    Includes:
    • 12× Branded dice
    • Branded travel mug
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
    • 6 months free gaming at our regular games night once a week
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    Pledge £75 or more About $98

    Local gamer +

    Even more gaming! All the branded items and your name on our wall + 6 months of regular gaming at our weekly games night.

    Includes:
    • 24× Branded dice
    • Branded travel mug
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
    • 12 months free gaming at our regular games night once a week
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    Ultimate Local Gamer

    This is the big one. Not only will you get your name on our Wall of Honour, but you'll be able to name one of tables.

    Includes:
    • Name one our gaming tables
    • Your name on our Wall of Honour in store
    • Branded travel mug
    • 24× Branded dice
    • Free entry to 2 a day gaming event in store
    • 12 months free gaming at our regular games night once a week
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Funding period

- (28 days)