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A cafe with board games galore and fun to be had in Decatur, Illinois.
79 backers pledged $6,064 to help bring this project to life.
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**UPDATE** Now with ANY pledge of $50 or higher you will also receive a FREE Hungry Hippo T-Shirt!!! That's a $20 value for free. (If you have already pledged a lower amount you can edit it to at least $50 and you will still qualify for the FREE shirt!)

 Watch the video above to see the most simple truths to the project, but in summary here's where things stand at this time. 

The whole point of this project is to bring together the city of Decatur and the surrounding communities over some board games, drinks, and food! It's my vision to have a place that is safe, fun, and that promotes both the local economy and the families that live within it. All of the funds raised for this projects will be used to go towards the building/remodeling, stocking, and improving the board game cafe in Decatur, Illinois to provide the most enjoyable and exciting environment possible. 

I currently have a location that I am scouting out, the library of over 350 board games, and a menu of both coffee drinks and light food options while gaming including vegetarian and vegan friendly options! 

My needs so far include funding for tables, chairs, shelves, additional games and game protective/sanitation materials, remodeling supplies, and kitchen needs in the cafe. Your donation of any amount will greatly help in getting this project started as soon as possible!

**This is an all-or-nothing fundraiser. If the goal is not met then you will not be charged for your pledge and the project will not come to be. You can change your donation at any time until the 30 days has expired in order to see the success of the board game cafe. Any donations above and beyond the goal will count towards the project and is encouraged in order to improve the cafe's atmosphere and food, game, and drink offerings.**

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk I have with this project is the start up costs and the cost of the monthly lease for the building and supplies for the cafe. I plan on overcoming this by re-purposing items and supporting local resale stores with some of my games, supplies, and furniture. Donations from the community, friends and family, and volunteers have and will make a tremendous impact on lowering the cost of operation for the cafe.

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    Donation of any amount!

    If you want to donate to the board game cafe and do not want a reward you can use this category! You can donate any amount at or above $1. Your donation can remain anonymous and Decatur will be eternally grateful for your generosity!

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    Buy two get one free!

    Three all-day passes to the board game cafe! You can use them for yourself, you friends, or give them out as gifts!

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    The Crazy 8!

    You will receive eight $5 passes (a $40 value) to use any time to the cafe with no expiration date! Makes great gifts or use them on yourself, we won't judge you!

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    **NEW** T-shirt and 2 passes!

    I am now offering an option for a Hungry Hippo T-Shirt! This will also include 2 free passes to the cafe.

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    *EARLY BIRD* Preview Night Access

    First 40 backers only! This level will grant you early access to the cafe before the official grand opening with 5 passes to use at any other date and 1 free beverage of choice as well as door prizes and lots of fun!

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    Party of 4 your table is now available!

    You and 3 other friends (4 in total) will have a private game master working with you and your friends with free drinks for the evening and each person in the party will receive an additional free pass to return again (4 total free passes).

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    1-Year Membership

    *KICKSTARTER PROMO ONLY!* This ONE TIME OFFER option is for a 1-year unlimited individual access pass to the board game cafe AND 20 free drinks to use throughout the year. This will include any and all regular hours in addition to any promotional nights. (This pass excludes any private parties or events.)

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    Private party for 10 AND MORE!

    **NOW INCLUDES 2 FREE T-SHIRTS** You and up to 9 other friends (10 in total) will get free admission, free food, and free drinks all night as well as a private game night where you will have a game master working directly with you and your friends teaching and playing games. The whole cafe to yourselves! In addition each party member will receive two (2) additional free passes to use at any other date that they choose! (A total of 20 additional free passes). ALSO your name will then be labeled on one of the cafe tables named after you or someone you choose!

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Funding period

- (30 days)