LAST 5 minutes - £404 away from final stretch goal - Go!
eclectic games is one of the leading board game retailers in the UK, winner of the prestigious 'Retailer of the Year' award in the 2014 Reading Retail Awards, and a huge supporter of in-store events of all types.We’re moving!
We’ve outgrown our current space, found new and bigger premises even closer to the centre of Reading, signed the lease on them, and are going to be refitting them to be the best games shop in the UK.
Which is where you come in...
Having successfully funded us in 42.5 hours, the deluxe furniture is a reality. The order has gone in to IKEA for the tables (slightly revised from our original plan), and the supplier for the chairs. You now get to play with Stretch Goals - how many can you unlock?
Stretch Goals - Now working on £12500...
£5500 - Achieved!
£6000 - Achieved!
£6500 - Achieved!
£7000 - Achieved!
£7500 - Achieved!
£8000 - Achieved!
£8500 - Achieved!
£9000 - Achieved!
£10000 - Achieved!
£11000 - Achieved!
This is what you've already made happen. Be proud of yourselves, you're amazing.
You and us, bigger and better...
eclectic games has always succeeded because of our customers and our community focus. While we had limited space on our shop floor and in our games room, we were constrained to be as prudent, efficient and cost effective as possible in the product ranges and events we supported. This led to a number of hard decisions; supporting this product range over that one, hosting one set of events as opposed to another. With twice as much shop floor, and moving from a cramped maximum capacity of 50 players to 120 across two games rooms and a casual gaming lounge, we can stock more ranges, run more events and support more of what our gaming community loves.
We’re running this Kickstarter so that you can get involved, and put your name on a piece of eclectic games. The £5000 funding target is the money we need to spend to upgrade the games room furniture from ‘professional and comfortable’ to ‘luxurious’. By pledging to the Kickstarter,you are showing your support for our vision, and being tangibly recognised for that support, which has been key to our success over the years – from the early days of proving a games shop could survive and thrive, to winning Reading Retailer of the Year 2014 on the back of the customer testimonials and nominations the judges received.
Our extra gaming space will allow us to reach out to new communities that can enjoy and benefit from the gaming hobby, as well as continuing to provide the excellent gaming experience we currently offer our customers. We can provide the space and expertise to run after school clubs for school children; a regular social boardgames event for pensioners; workshops for new game designers to playtest and get feedback on their games, all alongside the full schedule of events we already have on our calendar for board games, card games, minis and roleplaying. We will continue to work with local artists, displaying their creations on a dedicated ‘Gallery Wall’ and with new British games designers launching their creations into the market.
But I can't choose! Help!
Most of our pledge levels do not involve physical shipping of items so it is relatively straightforward for us to add pledge levels together. For multiple rewards, pick the highest one, and increase your pledge amount by the total cost of the other rewards you want. Remember to include any shipping! Then, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the breakdown of which rewards you have selected. (Please see the FAQ for worked examples). We will confirm your selections and adjust the remaining totals of limited rewards. Launch Party tickets are limited to one per Kickstarter Account.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is the tight timescale we are operating to. We have deliberately worked to pick rewards that minimise the amount of shipping required, as this is one of the common areas for a Kickstarter to run into problems, and set our shipping date with enough time to deal with unforeseen delays.
The move and refit are going ahead, irrespective of the Kickstarter. Our budget already includes fitting out the games rooms to a similar level as the current premises (IKEA Ingo and Terje tables and chairs). If we fund, we upgrade from folding wooden chairs to cushioned banqueting chairs and from light-weight Ingo tables to Bjorkudden solid wood tables. If we don't fund, we don't upgrade.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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