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Tak is a new abstract strategy game created by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss, based on the game in The Wise Man's Fear.
12,187 backers pledged $1,351,142 to help bring this project to life.
Brandon Lee Mata, Alex Biasin, and 36 more people like this update.


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    1. Satheian on

      I believe the suggestion by Jo was that the board be printed on the bag -when opened- so it wouldn't be limited to the 5 inch closed size, but if the bag were made in a method like Edward has suggested, then it would be easy to open the bag into a usable game board even at the 8x8 size. (12x12 textile, maybe 13x13 to give clearance for the grommets, depending on size)

      I'm concerned that a bandana wouldn't be nearly durable enough for a game board, all the ones I've seen are very flimsy, but maybe there are higher quality 'rags' available? Idk.

      My preference would be something waterproof (maybe vinyl or leather as suggested by Lewis and Jack) or even just a treated canvas like Sunforger (which is also fire resistant).

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      Edward Boudreaux

      I had a cloth chessboard that had grommets around the edges so it could drawstring closed and hold all the pieces. This could be a DIY upgrade as long as the cloth board is large enough.

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      Lewis parry on

      What about a leather board??
      Kind of like an in between the cloth board and the wooden board. I imagine it to be embossed with the grid...

    4. Cheapass Games 12-time creator on

      @Jo: The Tavern Set bag is sized to contain the pieces comfortably. It's a compact 5" across, which is smaller than the play area needed for the game, but fits well in a pocket.
      -Carol Monahan
      VP, Cheapass Games

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      William Dowe on

      You guys are too good at your jobs, you just keep adding things that make me want to keep adding more and more stuff to my pledge, but I don't have unlimited money. (Yet).

    6. Naomiooooo on

      I just noticed my copy of Santorini will be on a 5X5 board too... so I could play Tak on a island plynth.

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      Jack Cranshaw on

      I printed a game board on a vinyl substrate that was nice because it was water resistant. Now the objective was to be useable as a drinking game, so this may be different.

    8. Jo Lauck on

      What about getting the image printed ON the bags for the Tavern set?

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      Tom Watson on

      I thought exactly the same as Szymon.

    10. Szymon Bęczkowski on

      How about a cloth deck that would also be a pouch for the pieces.

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      Arthur Wilson

      I just added$10 for a deck.

    12. Brandon Lee Mata on

      Loving the Pairs deck updates!