Introducing the Arcanist's Pack
Today we have added a new item to the list of Tak accessories (Takcessories?): The Arcanist's Wooden Board. This board will be available in the Arcanists' Pack, at $155, and as an add-on for $65.
The Arcanist's Board is a 10" wide, 1/2" thick, 6x6 hybrid design (diamonds and squares), It is made with premium select cherry hardwood veneer (top and bottom) with an MDF core. This combination gives the beauty of cherry, with MDF's resistance to cracking and warping.
A dark stain is applied to the exposed MDF on the sides and engraved areas, as well as the cherry diamonds. The finishing process includes a durable premium catalyzed varnish, done by hand in a ten-step process. This gives the playing surface a smooth, lustrous look.
These boards will be made by Welling Cabinetry, a family-owned woodworking business in Patrick's hometown!
A Note about the Design: You might have noticed that in Update #3 (and in the how-to-play video) we showed prototype #1, which had a narrower margin. Prototype #2 has a wider margin, but the trade-off is that the spaces are smaller, so there's less room for the pieces.
We're still working on the exact proportions, and we might be able to achieve the best of both worlds by simply adding another quarter inch to the width of the board. Whether we stretch it or not, the Arcanist's board will definitely fit inside the Classic Set box, and it is a great contrasting color for the pieces in that set.
To get this board, you can upgrade your pledge to the Arcanist's Pack, or just add the board alone for $65.
The Arcanist's Board is not the only Takcessory in the works. Stay tuned!