Please see project update #5 for reward selection changes and information. Do not select a "Limited" reward tier, please select a reward with the December 2014 delivery date.
Over the course of time, some less than desirable characteristics started to stand out when playing games on our dining room table. Dice were loud and bounced excessively, cards were difficult to pick up and would get damaged, and tiles, boards, and bits would get bumped and move around, which was really distracting to gameplay.
We tried and searched various other mats and materials, but could not provide a complete solution available anywhere on the market. After some extensive research and development, we developed a mat that will solve these problems and enhance the gaming experience. We are excited to present to you, the Quiver Gaming Mat.
The Quiver Gaming Mat has 4 distinctive characteristics that differentiate it from other mats on the market
1) Size - Our mats are large: 36" x 36", 36" x 48", and 40" x 58". Enough to cover and protect your entire table.*
2) Portability & Storage - The Quiver Gaming Mat easily rolls up for storage and access as needed. Please note we have removed the custom printed storage box from this campaign. See project update #5 for more information.
3) Surface - The surface of the Quiver Gaming Mat is a polyester material with a nap texture, soft to the touch, but with a subtle grip to keep your board and pieces in place. It is a versatile, functional, and comfortable surface with a textured rubber backing that provides a non-slip grip to any table.
While many gaming mats and playmats are made of neoprene (the same material as a mouse pad), we found this material to be insufficient for quality game play and storage. Instead, we’ve chosen a polyester nap surface similar to the gaming surfaces found at casinos. The Quiver gaming mat is rigid enough to lay flat and flexible enough to roll up for storage. The surface is smooth to the touch, and the under layer virtually sticks to a table surface.
4) Design & Experience - One of the main goals with our design was to create an immersive experience for everyone playing together. The design and layout will enhance, rather than distract from, the gaming experience.
*Due to the large size and manual manufacturing process, exact mat size may have +/- 1" (2.5 cm) discrepancy. Our mats are being printed with additional margin, so a 1" discrepancy should not be that much on the negative end, if there is any at all.
IT'S A TRAP (available in all three sizes)
This highly-detailed star field theme has an average of 70 stars per square inch, the perfect backdrop for X-Wing and other space-themed games.
LIGHT OF KNIGHT, dark grey polygon
FIELDS OF THE FALLEN, green polygon
IRON OXIDE, rust polygon
Check back through the campaign for additional options!
PLEASE SEE UPDATE #5 FOR REWARD CHANGE INFORMATION
QUIVER LIGHT - one 36" x 36" mat shipped anywhere in the United States. Includes all unlocked stretch goals. See shipping section for additional charges shipping outside the US.
QUIVER STANDARD - one 36" x 48" mat shipped anywhere in the United States. Includes all unlocked stretch goals. See shipping section for additional charges shipping outside the US.
QUIVER SHIELD - one 40" x 58" mat shipped anywhere in the United States. Includes all unlocked stretch goals. See shipping section for additional charges shipping outside the US.
$5000 - FUNDED
200 backers - Thematic Art #1 UNLOCKED!
HUNTER'S MOON, creepy forest theme
250 backers - Thematic Art #2 UNLOCKED!
500 backers - Quiver Game Artist Series #1
The Quiver Game Artist Series will be a line of mats where we will partner with a board game artist to create a unique and artistic theme. Our desire is to showcase some of the best artists in the industry, and create a canvas that can be used to enhance a variety of games.
"I love it...I don't want to game without it." Tim Norris, Grey Elephant Gaming
"I often play on less than ideal tables for gaming, some are ok, some are not... This mat creates a better and more consistent gaming experience wherever you play, and whether you're laying tiles, dealing cards, rolling dice, or moving miniatures, there isn't a game that won't be improved by this mat!" Jeremiah, Theology of Games
"I really like this mat. It does everything I want a gaming mat to do. I had never really thought about getting a gaming mat before, but now I can't imagine playing without it. Big thumbs up from me." Firestone, Theology of Games
"The Quiver Gaming Mat is a good all-purpose gaming surface, particularly if you want a larger surface that can cover your table" Jonathan H. Liu, GeekDad
THE DICE TOWER, Board Game Breakfast #36 (27:27)
The Quiver Gaming Mat is being manufactured and shipped from the USA. It is a large oversized box that will be mailed, therefore shipping costs are high. Please be aware you are liable for any import duty/fees and local taxes based on your destination internationally upon delivery.
USA - Free shipping
Canada - add $35 to your pledge
South America - add $50 to your pledge
UK & Ireland - add $55 to your pledge
Western and Northern Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece) - add $45 to your pledge
Israel - add $50 to your pledge
Japan - add $50 to your pledge
Singapore, China, Malaysia, & Philippines - add $55 to your pledge
Australia & New Zealand - add $57 to your pledge
All other countries - add $65 to your pledge
We are able to offer some additional discounts through shipping multiple mats to the same address. You can add up to 2 additional mats to your pledge.
To add on an additional mat: Select the pledge that contains the biggest mat you want, add your respective additional shipping charge (for International backers), then add the costs of up to 2 additional mats from the chart below.
If you would like to add more than 2 mats, or if your country is not listed on the chart, please message me so I can look into options.
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.
We have looked at scenarios for both small and large scale production, and have everything in place to ensure this projects success at any level. We are confident and prepared to deliver the Quiver Gaming Mat to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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