We have now EU friendly shipping. If you are in the EU, grab yourselves some Board Game Bowls without having to worry about any extra tax or duties.
We have stretch goals. Two stretch goals:
$18,000NZD - Ancient theme unlocked
$23,000NZD - North Sea theme unlocked
Our North Sea theme was inspired by the Shieldmaiden from the amazing North Sea games by Shem Phillips. Shem Philips makes incredibly beautiful games and we are stoked to be able to offer a BGB theme inspired by the North Sea series. You can find more about the North Sea series at garphill.com and if you haven’t played them yet definitely grab yourself a copy - of all three.
It’s board game night. Chits, tokens, and wooden cubes are cascading across the table. Bits and pieces are merging into a chaotic mass. Maybe you’ve decided to let it be. Or maybe you’ve got a mix of household containers to keep everything organised. You have to put up with a mishmash of sizes, materials, and design features and everything on the table is starting to clash. It is hard to find containers to hold board game components that are as nice as the board games themselves. Most of the options available are either too big or too small, fit some components and not others and generally are not very user friendly. Plastic containers are cheap and nasty. Glass and ceramic are nice - but they’re heavy and fragile. We like good design and appreciate the effort board game creators have gone to with their craft - we wanted something to match.
Enter Board Game Bowls:
Board Game Bowls have been designed to add class to our already sophisticated board games. They have been specially crafted in three sizes to hold the varying component groups of modern designer board games. No more inferior plastic, glass, and ceramic containers.
Board Game Bowls are custom made from wood and we have taken the time to ensure that the contours are just right for drawing components from the bowls - not too steep or too shallow. Board Game Bowls are a perfect match for modern designer board games. The natural tone and grain of Board Game Bowls complements wooden components, cardboard tokens, plastic tokens, glass tokens, and more - superbly. We designed a bowl that is simple and minimal which means it unifies with each board game you play. Whatever game you are playing from Carcassonne to Agricola, Board Game Bowls won’t disrupt the theme.
Wood is sophisticated: The texture, the smoothness, the weight, the scent, the sound of the bowls hitting the table - all of these aspects are essential, and ensure that not only are Board Game Bowls functional, they also look and sound fantastic. Board Game Bowls are light and durable. They can be taken to your friendly local game store, to the pub, or to your friends place and unlike glass or porcelain you don’t have to worry about them getting chipped or broken in transit.
Board Game Bowls come in three sizes; Small (70mm/2.8” diameter), Medium (85mm/3.4” diameter), and Large (120mm/4.8” diameter). Each bowl is crafted from wood and comes in sets of different quantities depending on your needs.
We have 5 themes to choose from and each bowl set comes with this unified engraving. We love sets and there is nothing better than seeing a big group of bowls all part of the same family. There are 5 designs to choose from including our Original Theme which leaves the centre of the bowl untouched. 2 extra designs will be unlocked when we reach our stretch goals.
For each reward you can select which theme you want. We will send out a survey after Kickstarter finishes and in that survey you can specify your selection.
UPDATE: Our mix and match rewards allow you to mix and match any of the themes. Instead of just one theme per bundle you can select the mix and match bundle and select any combination of theme that you want.
We have created a few different options so you can select a set that will work best for the games you have. The first rewards we are offering are sets of four bowls of a similar size with your choice of theme. Our next rewards are bundles which feature more bowls. We have the Starter Bundle with 9 bowls, the Serious Bundle with 14 bowls, and the Ultimate Bundle with 18 bowls. We are offering the Serious and Ultimate Bundles for a special early bird price of 15% off. The final reward is a make-your-own exclusive Board Game Bowls set. We are giving you the chance to select up to 24 bowls of any size. If you wanted 24 of one size or any combination of the three sizes the choice is yours. With this reward we will also custom engrave your logo or name on on the bowl. There are some rules about the custom engraving so check out the FAQ’s.
UPDATE: We have a new reward for those of you who would like to choose different themes. With our $130NZD you can choose 18 bowls made up of any combination of the three sizes (small, medium or large), and you can also choose any of the BGB themes to put on them.
To make things easier, we have a flat rate shipping price of 12NZD for any reward level anywhere in the world.
For each of the rewards only one theme can be chosen per set, except the Make Your Own reward where you can select a range of themes.
From here on:
This project started simply because we were unsatisfied with the existing household containers available to us. We needed some nice bowls which had the right design features & which were the right size & material for all of our board games. Bowls that are elegant, beautiful to use, that match each other and our games in general. We couldn’t find them - so we created them.
Once Board Game Bowls are fully funded we will be focusing on getting manufacturing underway as soon as possible. These things take time and we want to get it moving without delay. We will be in touch with our backers during the manufacturing phase to finalise everything and this is when we will send out a survey where you can select your theme. After we receive the bowls from our manufacturing plant we will start making up the sets and engraving them with your chosen theme.
Thank you for being part of this journey. We can’t wait for you to be able to enjoy Board Game Bowls as much as we do.
Risks and challenges
We are really fussy about quality so one of our biggest challenges will be making sure that the quality is to a high enough standard. We have a good relationship with the factory where we are getting the bowls produced and they understand our requirements. We will also check the bowls personally to make sure they are up to our standards before we ship them out.
Making sure we ship your reward to you in a timely fashion is key so we have given ourselves plenty of time to mitigate against any unforeseen dramas.
We are committing fully to bring you Board Game Bowls as quickly as possible and have put our other projects on hold until we can come good on this promise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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