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We are working to open Ireland's first late night board game café, and we want you to be part of it right from the start.
We are working to open Ireland's first late night board game café, and we want you to be part of it right from the start.
We are working to open Ireland's first late night board game café, and we want you to be part of it right from the start.
146 backers pledged €6,210 to help bring this project to life.

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TabletopCork - Ireland's first late night board game café

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Hello, thanks for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter!

We love Cork. It's home, and even when we are away, it's where we always want to come back to.

We also love board games. We love the interaction and connectivity that comes from putting away our phones and engaging in an adventure with (or against!) our friends. 

Playing Snakes&Ladders at the V&A Museum of Childhood exhibition; 'Game Plan'
Playing Snakes&Ladders at the V&A Museum of Childhood exhibition; 'Game Plan'

On our travels, we have noticed that board gaming is a hobby which more and more people are getting into. Board game cafés are popping up in cool cities across the world, and we think it is time that Cork got in on that action!

TabletopCork will not only be Cork's first dedicated board game café, it will be Ireland's first late night board game café. We can't imagine doing this any place else. No better spot!

We plan to use this Kickstarter to stock our library full off the latest must play games as well as all the tried and tested classics. If you are already into the hobby, or if you have only played the occasional Christmas board game, we will have something for you. For €4 you will be able to buy a Library Pass which will give you access (limited to 4 hours at peak times) to the library of games. We want to make tabletopCork an inviting and friendly space for families teaching strategy to the kids, for an alternative date night out, and for friends looking to do something outside the norm. 

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter if you have any questions at all! We'd be delighted to hear from you.

Marrakech at home
Marrakech at home

Come and play, try something new! We look forward to meeting you all.

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with some risks. Opening a café is a risky business (even with a dedicated group of gamers behind you!).

We are sure we have the necessary skills and experience to deal with such risks. Between us, we have accumulated 30+ years of hospitality experience in a range of venues, managing small café/bars and not so small nightclubs in that time.

While embarking on this project, we have sought advice through the UCC Blackstone LaunchPad, as well as the Cork City Local Enterprise Office. We also have a strong team of people behind us to help and guide tabletopCork to becoming all we are sure it can be!

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    Pledge €5 or more About $5

    Thank you so much. Legend.

    Every cent pledged really counts, and is appreciated. Hope to see you for a game soon!

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    Virtual Hall of fame Thank You

    Thank you so much, our appreciation will be emblazoned on the world wide web for all time. Or at least for some time, we don't know how the web works.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    Actual Hall of fame Thank You

    As well as putting your lovely name on our little bit of the internet, we will put it on our ACTUAL real wall for you to come and gaze at whenever you please (... as long as we're open. Weirdo.).

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    Pledge €25 or more About $27

    tabletopCork Tote & Library Pass

    Be among the most stylish shoppers in town, with your very own tabletopCork tote bag.

    Includes a free Library Pass when you pick up this reward.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $32

    Dedicated Game & Library Pass

    Do you or a friend have a most favourite game? With this pledge, you can have us write a dedication (family friendly!!) on the inside of your game's box. You'll get to play this game for free every visit for the first year from our official opening date.

    Includes a free Library Pass when you pick up this reward

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    Pledge €35 or more About $38

    Limited Edition tabletopCork TravelCup

    Drink your coffee on the go in style, with one of these limited edition tabletopCork travel cups. Come in to collect it, and get a free hot beverage of your choice!

    Includes a free Library Pass when you pick up this reward.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $54

    tabletopCork for two

    Games, snacks & treats, 2 drinks, at our most romantic table for two.

    You're sure to score at tabletopCork!

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    Pledge €60 or more About $65

    Silver Founding Members Card

    2 Free Library Passes on each visit for 6 months, ability to reserve games in advance of your visit, and an invite to our preview night shindig!

    Pretty sweet haul.

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    Pledge €70 or more About $75

    The tabletopCork Rig-Out

    Get yourself or a loved one the entire tabletopCork collection; includes the tote, the limited edition travel cup AND a super limited edition tabletopCork beanie.

    Shur you'd be only gorgeous!

    Includes a free Library Pass when you pick up this reward (and a free Library Pass every time you come in wearing your beanie!!!)

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    Pledge €90 or more About $97

    tabletopCork for four

    Games, snacks & treats, 4 drinks, at (a slightly less romantic) table for four.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $108

    Gold Founding Members Card

    2 Free Library Passes on each visit for 12 months, 10% off retail, ability to reserve games in advance of your visit, AND an invite to our preview night shindig!

    An even sweeter haul!!

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    Pledge €150 or more About $162

    The Rigged-Out Gold Member

    Gold Founding Members Card
    &
    tabletopCork rig-out AND an invite to our preview shindig!

    You'll be the envy of your fellow Founders.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $269

    The FULL tabletopCork

    Gold Founding Members Card
    &
    tabletopCork Rig-Out
    &
    tabletopCork for two

    AND an invite to our preview night shindig.
    Savage.

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    Pledge €700 or more About $754

    It's Your tabletopCork

    Take over tabletopCork for an evening; invite up to 30 of your very best friends to enjoy games, snacks, drinks, and good times!

    AND an invite to our preview night shindig for yourself.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,078

    The Super Backer

    Lifetime membership at tabletopCork.

    And of course we'll dress you in the full rig-out to carry with Pride.

    What else can we say but Thank You.

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- (30 days)