Introducing Devi’s Box
We are thrilled to introduce you to Devi’s Box. This new bespoke Tak set is brought to us by the artisans at Wyrmwood, who have tirelessly worked with us to create a thing of lasting beauty.
Note: The prototypes and photos in this update are preliminary, and small details of this set may change. We’ll keep you posted as we finalize the details of the design.
The Box: Devi’s Box is handcrafted from maple and black walnut, with just a touch of bloodwood. The lid is double-sided, with a hybrid 6x6 board on one side, and a standard 6x6 board on the other. The box will be treated with a hand-rubbed oil and wax finish, using lavender essential oil.
The hybrid board (above) is designed for any game from 3x3 to 6x6, with a bloodwood edge, a walnut border, maple squares, and bloodwood diamond inserts.
The standard 6x6 board on the flip side (below) is a simple checkerboard pattern of maple and walnut.
The Pieces: Inside Devi’s Box is a full set of 62 pieces in maple and bloodwood. The packing foam (shown below) can be retained to stabilize the pieces, or removed for a more authentic and roomy interior. Note that we are still discussing different designs for the pieces, especially the Capstones, but the prototype below is based on existing designs.
Devi’s Box is a Kickstarter exclusive, available only through this campaign. Each box will be individually numbered.
Devi’s Box is available in a level with just the companion book for $475, and also in the Moneylender’s Pack, which contains all the Tak basics: the Tavern Set, Classic Set, companion book, and collector coin. You can add other items to either of these levels, of course, to get exactly the assortment you want.
For a limited time after the campaign, Devi’s Box will be available as an add-on for $475 (this will also include a copy of the companion book). However, we will cap the production after the pledge manager has been open for one month. At that point, we will set a limit in the pledge manager, and it won't be available when those are gone.
Photos can’t fully express how amazing this box is. As we’ve said, we are still tweaking the components, but we wanted to share this with you as soon as possible. We’ll keep you posted as we fuss and fiddle with the final details.
What About The Kingkiller Box? You may remember pre-campaign hints of a super-crazy deluxe Tak set called the Kingkiller. We’re still working on ideas for this box, but it might not be finished before the end of the campaign. But despair not! Wyrmwood will be able to make and sell new Tak sets starting in 2017.
Other Campaign News:
We continue to work on bids and samples for a couple of other goodies, including stone pieces and cloth boards.
Our achievement-based stretch goals have been a lot of fun, and we keep getting amazing photos, recipes, and songs. We've recently added a popular "insults" achievement, and we currently stand at 10 points, including a secret point for "play Tak on the Great Wall of China," which was a secret even to us until the photo came in.
Our campaign closes in exactly 14 days, and things may start to get crazy pretty soon. We have started a few new ad campaigns, so please welcome all the new players as they come in with familiar questions.
It is always a joy to create a project with Patrick Rothfuss, in part because his fans are some of the nicest folks on Kickstarter. Thanks for your patience as we settled the details of Devi's Box, and thanks for backing Tak!