About this project
GripMats are a simple elegant solution to the persistent vexing issue of sliding tiles, miniatures, and terrain.
COME TO OUR WEBSITE: www.gripmat.com to find out more. Kickstarter is just the beginning...
Special Thanks to the Partner Projects:
- Argent: the Consortium
- Battlecon: Devastation
- Board Game Storage Chests, Tokens, Inserts & More
- Burning Suns
- Dice Crawl
- Map Flats
- Secrets of the Lost Tomb
- Steampunk Playing Cards & Epic Goggles
- Xia: Legend of a Drift System
- X-Wing and Attack Wing compatible Movement Template & Tokens
PLEDGE CALCULATOR - Look way down the page for add on items!
Made in the USA (California) - GripMats are introducing a patented material that is ideal for use with board games and miniatures. In development for the last 2 years, this approximately 1/8" thick mat has a specialized surface with more frictional or "grip force" than cloth, velvet, or any other material currently offered in the game accessory market. In addition to this, it can be printed in full color vivid images, and will survive common abuse that vinyl mats, and paper mats would not be able to withstand. We need you, our backer, to help spread the word that a solution exists to table bumps, spilled sodas, and clumsy meeples.
GripMats will hold tiles in place - like a champ! No more table bump blues!
GripMats will keep miniatures and terrain from sliding when interacting with them. Turns out you are not a cheater, just thick fingered - prove it!
GripMats are durable, they will not wrinkle, crease, tear or crack.
GripMats are water-proof and stain resistant.
GripMats dampen sound of dice rolling, and protect wood surfaces.
GripMats are an attractive and economical way to improve the gaming experience of any game! See the video to get a glimpse of the GripMat in action!
FREE OPTION: Backers will have the choice of adding a grid overlay to ANY GripMat they order, at no extra charge. Keep in mind there will be minimum sizes for the Catan (24" x 24), Eclipse (36" x 36"), or Twilight Imperium (36" x 36") grids. As an example, to order an Eclipse mat - back at the $50 level (+ shipping if international) and post Kickstarter you will get to choose art, and grid for each GripMat you buy.
FREE Grid Options:
- Square and Hex Grids
- 1",1.25",1.5", 1.75", 2", 2.25", 2.5", 2.75",3", 3.5", 4"
- Various color choices for grid lines: Black, White, fluorescent red, green, yellow, & Blue
- Settlers of Catan (5/6 player) for 24" x 24" GripMat
- Seafarers Expansion (5/6 player) for 24" x 36" GripMat
- Eclipse for 36" x 36" GripMat
- Twilight Imperium for 36" x 36" GripMat
- Dwarven Forge (1 15/16" grid)
- Memoir '44 for a 24" x 32" GripMat
- Netrunner for 2 16" x 24" GripMats
Twilight Imperium (Image coming soon!)
Below are the current images that our artist has created. Select the size of GripMat you want from the rewards, then you can pick the art once the campaign is complete. You may also submit your own art for an additional fee as detailed in the CUSTOM GRIPMAT section below. (just be sure you have the correct license and rights to use the image - resolution requirements will be provided). Or you may choose to add one of the custom art levels and work with our artist to create a GripMat that is right for you and your game or project. Looking for multiple mats? Simply back at the largest size you want - then add the total value of the other mats you want to your pledge - and enjoy a small discount (about 10%) for each other mat after your initial pledge. See the a la carte section for a price list. Finally any GripMat art can have a hex or square overlay added for no additional charge. You will be able to specify this option when you are specifying which art you want.
Choose from any of the art below.
All of it is unlocked!
PLEDGE CALCULATOR - Click to calculate how much to pledge.
Back at $20? Add up to 9 more 15"x15" or 18"x18" (@$18 ea)
Back at $25? Add up to 9 more 16" x 24" (@$18 ea) or smaller
Back at $30? Add up to 9 mats of 24" x 24" (@$22 ea) or smaller
Add up to 9 mats of 18" x 36" (@$28 ea)
Back at $35? Add up to 9 mats of 32" x 24" (@$31 ea) or smaller
Back at $40? Add up to 9 mats of 36" x 24" (@$36 ea) or smaller
Back at $45? Add up to 9 mats of 42" x 24" (@$40 ea) or smaller
Back at $48? Add up to 9 mats of 48" x 24" (@$43 ea) or smaller
Back at $50? Add up to 9 mats of 36" x 36" (@$45 ea) or smaller
Back at $55? Add up to 9 mats of 36" x 48" (@$50 ea) or smaller
Back at $60? Add up to 9 mats of 48" x 48" (@$54 ea) or smaller
Back at $80? Add up to 9 mats of 58" x 24" (@$72 ea) or smaller
Want rounded corners? Add $1 per GripMat.
X-WING & STAR TREK ATTACK WING Accessories. Templates, tokens, and other bits. See POST 27
$14 GripMat Carry / Storage Bag. Check out this post to see all the details: POST 28
$15 Staging Area GripMats choose:
(2) 6" x 32", (2) 6" x 36", (2) 6" x 42", (2) 6" x 48" Staging Area GripMats ideal for extra play space for staging miniatures, game pieces, cards, etc. Several art designs will be released to support these sizes, or an exiting unlocked art can be chosen and will be cropped to fit.
$10 Score Trackers choose:
6" x 12" Score Tracker designed to replace the use of many board and card games trackers. This will assist in eliminating the issue of tokens being bumped, or odd choices in score track design. (more to come)
Coasters! $10 for a set of 4. Choose 4 different images, or 1 of each.
Coasters are great for cold or hot beverages. (though in testing we did find that cups too hot to handle with your hand, is too hot for the coaster too - about 180 degrees F - placing cups above this temp may leave a very light ring - the GripMat material will begin to melt at close to 200 degrees)
Want something special? Want to have your own personalized mat? Or perhaps you are a retailer and want your own custom mat for your store? Choose what level of additional funding is necessary from the palette below. Please note that custom Gripmats may take a bit longer to deliver depending on complexity and popularity of this option. Rates for customization is pegged at $30 per hour.
Canada / Mexico? Add $10
EU / Australia? Add $20
Everywhere Else? (you are still awesome) $30
Off World? email for quote
When using any Services provided via the Break From Reality Games (BFR) website, or related to this Kickstarter You may elect to upload or otherwise submit materials to the site (collectively, "Materials"). BFR does not supervise the uploading of any User-provided Materials to this site, although it reserves the right to do so. You agree, represent and warrant that in using the Services, You will not upload, submit or otherwise transmit to BFR: Materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or which invade another person's privacy or further the commission or concealment of a crime; Materials that are not lawfully Yours to transmit; Materials that are the subject of, or which infringe upon, any patent, trademark, trade name, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, moral right or other intellectual property right of another person or entity; Materials containing software viruses or other harmful computer code; or Materials that in any way interfere with or disrupt the Services or any servers or networks connected to or used with the Services (any of the foregoing, "Unauthorized Materials"). All of our GripMats use unique, icons, logos, and art unless licensed. Our GripMats are not licensed and are not endorsed by any company unless otherwise specified.
We are using Kickstarter to garner funding to allow us to create new art, and to allow us to put these awesome GripMats onto peoples table with lovely games on top of them. We think we have come up with a great solution to a persistent issue in tile laying games, and miniature games. Hopefully the awareness that this Kickstarter creates helps allow this product to sustain itself in future development. This awareness is created by you, the backer. Please help us educate your friends, your local game store, and even you opponents... everyone needs deserves to Get a Grip on Their Game!
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Risks and challenges
As with any project, unforeseen circumstances can result in delay of delivery of promised rewards. Such acts of nature, chaos, and humans will be avoided as much as possible. We will keep the backers appraised of what is happening with the process as we move through the preparation for production and fulfillment. The good news: We have printed a small amount of GripMats for backers of our previous projects successfully. Now we just want to expand the offering. We have successfully funded and delivered one project: Disaster Looms!, and we have funded and are in the final weeks prior to shipping our 2nd project: Damage Report. Disaster Looms! was on time, Damage Report will be 12 months late. Our backers have been kept informed of all that is happening, and are excited that we are down to just a few more weeks before the game is on its way to the US. GripMats are US Made, and we have made some of these already - so we should not see similar delays with this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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