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Available now at Massif Games! These stands are perfect for displaying board games, card games, playing cards, books, art, and more.
Available now at Massif Games! These stands are perfect for displaying board games, card games, playing cards, books, art, and more.
Available now at Massif Games! These stands are perfect for displaying board games, card games, playing cards, books, art, and more.
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Massif Displays: Folding Compact Board Game Stands.

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Massif Displays are simple, modern display stands for the tabletop game industry. They are intentionally designed to be space-saving and travel-friendly without compromising durability or strength. 

 

Wishing you could have backed? It’s not too late! You can purchase Massif Displays by going to our website, or clicking the links below that correspond to the different reward levels:

 

      

 

Are you a retailer? Contact us at sales@massifgames.com, and we can generate a custom quote to meet your business needs!

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More Info:

There are currently 4 types of Massif Display Sets available:  

  • Small Set -- 8 small stands  
  • Medium Set -- 2 medium stands 
  • Large Set -- 1 large stand 
  • Mixed Set -- 4 small stands and 1 medium stand
Use Massif Display stands to decorate shelves with your favorite board games and card tuck boxes.
Use Massif Display stands to decorate shelves with your favorite board games and card tuck boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

Displays in use at Borderlands Games in Salem, Oregon.
Displays in use at Borderlands Games in Salem, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

Use Massif Displays to decorate your game room for your weekly game night and/or special events.
Use Massif Displays to decorate your game room for your weekly game night and/or special events.

 

 

 

 

 

    

Use Massif Displays to highlight fun games to the patrons of your board game cafe.
Use Massif Displays to highlight fun games to the patrons of your board game cafe.

 

 

Decorate your coffee shop or book store using Massif Displays.
Decorate your coffee shop or book store using Massif Displays.

 

 

 MASSIF DISPLAYS...

  • are lightweight yet durable.   ✔
  • have a compact and minimalist style.   ✔
  • fold completely flat.   ✔
  • fit into most game boxes.   ✔
  • have an unobtrusive, clean look.   ✔
  • feature space for price tags.   ✔
  • allow for custom stickers/graphics/decorations.   ✔
  • are extremely easy to travel with.   ✔
  • easily go through airport security.   ✔
  • are made with board game materials.   ✔ 
  • hold all sizes of board games.   ✔

 

As a board game publisher, I was frustrated with the lack of good tools for displaying the games I make at conferences. I decided to design displays that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the board game industry.

Just a few sets of Massif Display stands can make a noticeable difference to your publisher stand at a conference.
Just a few sets of Massif Display stands can make a noticeable difference to your publisher stand at a conference.

 

Massif Displays are perfect for:

  • Game Publishers   ✔
  • Game Designers   ✔
  • Gaming Cons and Events   ✔
  • Game Testing Groups   ✔
  • Board Game Cafes   ✔
  • FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store)   ✔
  • Game Reviewers   ✔
  • Game Collectors   ✔
  • Anyone wanting to show off their games   ✔
  • Book Stores   ✔
  • Book Authors   ✔
  • Libraries   ✔
  • Craft Makers   ✔
  • Artists   ✔
  • Business Travelers   ✔

 

 

 

 

Stretch goals have been unlocked, and all stands now will have a nice LINEN FINISH! Awesome! 

 

What People Are Saying... 

"These displays are far better than any of the display stands I have ever purchased for my games, comics, & baseball plaques." -Christopher Richter, Reviewer, Blogger at Board Gaming For The Win

"PERFECT for conventions and retailers. This seems like an obvious need for many reasons." -Gamerati Curated Kickstarter Page

"I think the stands have a great presentation quality and can really showcase the games well." -Steph Hodge, Game Reviewer, Photographer, Blogger of "All the Meeples of the Rainbow"    

"We are definitely going to back your campaign." -Cody Miller, Game Designer and Founder of Far Off Games  

"These are great, very cool, I'd want some personally and for our biz [business] for convention display." -Anthony Melia, founder of Only Table Top

"Looks really nice! Would love to have a few sets." -Desnet Amane, producer at Moaideas Game Design  

"If these had existed when I bought my current book stands, I would have bought them instead." -Tom Gondolfi, Author and Publisher at Tanstaafl Press  

"I really like the way they look." -Clinton Morris, Gamer and Blogger at The Morris Standard

Display Details...

Watch this video to learn more about the different stand sizes, or scroll down to read more. 

Small displays work with:  

  • Small tabletop games   ✔
  • Playing cards   ✔
  • Card games   ✔
  • Game components   ✔
  • Business cards   ✔
  • Small decorative tins   ✔
  • Small books   ✔
  • Small dictionaries   ✔
  • Greeting cards   ✔
  • Small souvenirs   ✔
  • Post cards   ✔
  • Jewelry   ✔

Here are some random things I own on SMALL Massif Displays. I like using the small stands for showing components and cards from games that I'm making. 

 

 

Medium displays work with:

  • Tabletop games (all sizes)   ✔
  • Card games   ✔
  • Video games   ✔
  • Books (all sizes)   ✔
  • DVD's and VHS   ✔
  • CD's   ✔
  • Puzzles   ✔
  • Classic records   ✔
  • Wood art and crafts   ✔
  • Decorative tins   ✔
  • Jewelry   ✔
  • Artwork and pictures   ✔

Here are some random things I own on MEDIUM Massif Displays. I use medium displays the most, especially when I'm attending game conferences and conventions. 

They are also great for attending local small game cons and displaying what you brought to play. Or admiring the artwork as you play. ;)

 

 

Large displays work with:

  • Extra heavy items (10+ pounds / 5+ kilograms)   ✔
  • Tabletop games (large and big box games)   ✔
  • Wood art and crafts   ✔
  • Large pictures   ✔
  • Large puzzles   ✔
  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias   ✔
  • Magazines   ✔
  • Records   ✔
  • Artwork and pictures   ✔

Here are some random things I own on LARGE Massif Displays. I really like using these for displaying big box and monopoly-sized games. And they are great for extra heavy items like pictures and large books.

 

 

 

REWARD LEVELS

There are 8 different reward levels available. The first level lets you pick and choose which and how many stands you want. 

Don't want to do the work? Just find a level name that matches you, and go from there!

1. Hobby Gamer / Àll la carte - Pledge $1 or more

When you choose this reward level, you can get our updates, or a reward of up to 12 sets of Massif Displays, with FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING.

For example, if you would like a reward of 1 Small Set, 2 Medium Sets, and 1 Large Set, you should pledge $23 for a total of 4 sets. (This would get you 8 small stands, 4 medium stands, and 1 large stand.)

After a successful campaign, we will send a survey allowing you to tell us which type of sets you wanted, before we ship them out.

 

  • $1.00 -- Follow our campaign
  • $8.00 -- 1 set of Massif Displays
  • $15.00 -- 2 sets of Massif Displays
  • $19.00 -- 3 sets of Massif Displays
  • $23.00 -- 4 sets of Massif Displays
  • $26.00 -- 5 sets of Massif Displays
  • $29.00 -- 6 sets of Massif Displays
  • $32.00 -- 7 sets of Massif Displays
  • $35.00 -- 8 sets of Massif Displays
  • $39.00 -- 9 sets of Massif Displays
  • $42.00 -- 10 sets of Massif Displays
  • $45.00 -- 11 sets of Massif Displays
  • $48.00 -- 12 sets of Massif Displays

If you would like more than 12 sets, please message me on Kickstarter or email sales@massifgames.com and we will help you out! 

2. Traveling Author - Pledge $15 or more

This reward level is great for authors, comic writers, speakers, and really any one who travels and needs to easily display a few books, documents, and business cards while at a speaking engagement or convention. 

This reward includes 4 small stands and 3 medium stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (2 sets total)

Enough displays to show books, flyers, and business cards while staying lightweight for travel. Want up to 10 more sets? Add $4/set to your pledge. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

3. Game Designer - Pledge $19 or more

This reward level is perfect for game designers showing their games to play-testers and publishers. Just enough displays to help any game literally stand out and get noticed. 

This reward includes 8 small stands, 2 medium stands, and 1 large stand, with FREE world-wide shipping. (3 sets total)

Want up to 9 more sets? Add $4/set to your pledge. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

4. Small Game Publisher - Pledge $26 or more

Are you a publisher with a small booth at GenCon or Spiel '17? Hoping your newest game on a small table will get noticed by thousands of glazed-eyed gamers walking by? 

This reward level is what you need to get your game seen. It will give you more table space, work with any size board game, and position your game at an easy viewing angle for people walking by!

This reward includes 8 small stands, 6 medium stands, and 1 large stand with FREE world-wide shipping. (5 sets total)

Want up to 7 more sets? Add $4/set to your pledge. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

5. Large Game Publisher - Pledge $32 or more

If you are a publisher with a few more tables and games to display, this is the level for you. You'll have enough stands to layout several games, show off new and old inventory, and most importantly, keep everything looking attractive and professional. 

This reward includes 12 small game stands, 7 medium game stands, and 2 large game stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (7 sets total)

Want up to 5 more sets? Add $4/set to your pledge. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

6. Game Café / Meetup Group - Pledge $39 or more

This is a great level for game cafes, or even weekly game meetup groups. This reward provides the right amount and type of displays you need to decorate your space, show off the newest game additions, and mark/reserve tables for certain games. 

This reward includes 4 small stands, 11 medium stands, and 3 large stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (9 sets total)

Want up to 3 more sets? Add $3/set to your pledge. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

7. Game Store / Book Store - Pledge $45 or more

As a game/book store owner, you want your product to be easily seen by customers. You want them to pick up that game or book, and never put it down. You want to display your weekly open box game in a way that generates attention. And you want to take advantage of any available space you have. This level is the one for you! 

This reward includes 8 small stands, 12 medium stands, and 4 large stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (11 sets total)

Want additional sets for selling to your customers, and keeping your branding top of mind? Consider moving to the Custom Reward Level below. Shipping is not available for Brazil and Russia.

 8. Custom Reward Level / Retailer Level - Pledge $50 or more

 

If you are looking for more than 12 sets of displays, or you're a retailer looking for wholesale pricing, this is the reward level for you!

Message us on Kickstarter or by email at sales@massifgames.com for a quote, before pledging at this level.  

Retailer pricing is only available to those with verifiable business locations.

CUSTOM GRAPHICS AVAILABLE!

For orders of 500 sets or more, we can offer custom printed graphics. Put your graphics, name, or logo on the displays, and give/sell them to customers to keep your business top of mind.

 

 

FULFILLMENT AND SHIPPING

We have arranged for a trusted and well-known fulfillment company to ship the displays to you after a successful Kickstarter Campaign. This will help you get your Massif Displays faster, and allows us to offer USA, Canadian, EU, and Australian friendly shipping.

 

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING  

By using a fulfillment company and specifically designing these displays to fit into envelopes, we are proud to be able to offer world-wide shipping included in the cost of your pledge.  

Whether you are in the USA, Greece, South Africa, or Pakistan, you can purchase a Massif Display for your showing needs. We are like Amazon Prime, but world-wide! ;)

 

 

 

TIMELINES... 

We feel confident offering a 3-4 month estimated timeline from funding completion to a Massif Display in your hands. At the very minimum, we intend to ship your displays before GENCON in August. 

In fact, you can even arrange to pick up your displays from the Massif Games booth at GenCon 50 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

While many Kickstarter campaigns take an upward of 6 months to fulfill, here are the reasons we anticipate our campaign delivering faster than normal:  

  • Our product has a very simple design. This means less risk of supply chain issues and manufacturing difficulties. 
  • Manufacturing is ready to go (see next section). 
  • We are using an excellent fulfillment company in the same continent as our manufacture. This means we don't have to load the displays onto ships across the Pacific. 
  • Several of our team members live in Europe and can easily be on hand at our manufacturing and fulfillment companies, should something come up.

 

 

Manufacturing is READY TO GO!

We have an excellent manufacturing plant in Netherlands lined up and ready to produce Massif Displays. In fact, they've already made and shipped us several test displays, so that we don't have any unpleasant surprises when we do a full production run.

 

 

 

The Story Behind Massif Displays

Big statement. But a quick google search, and you'll see that finding displays designed for board games is hard. Even Amazon has nothing.

Yes, you can find book stands. But no, book stands don't work with board games. Know why?

Board games are unique. Each game has a different size, weight, and shape. Unless you have the perfect size game, your book stand won't work.

 

I own an indie board game publishing company, Massif Games. I had a booth at SPIEL'16 in Essen, Germany to show my game, The Mountaineer.

While there, I was frustrated trying to display games at the correct angle on the table. Completely flat, and only people at the table can see the box artwork. Completely vertical, and people at the table have to crane their necks to see it. 

While we made a make-shift cardboard stand to lean the games against, it didn't work well. The games were constantly sliding off, and I even caught one instance of this on camera (see the main video at the top of this page)!

 

When I got back to the USA, I started looking for something that would work, as I had other events at which I wanted to show my games. But I couldn't find anything, even on the almighty Board Game Geek website. 

I started asking around, and my suspicions were confirmed. Other board game publishers, designers, reviewers, and even just players and collectors had the same problem. No good way to show off their games! 

That was it for me. I started to design and develop Massif Displays.

MASSIF GAMES - A BENEFIT CORPORATION

Massif Games is a legally registered Benefit Corporation in the State of Oregon. In fact, we are currently the ONLY board game publishing company in the USA with this designation. 

Being a Benefit-Corporation means that we are committing to being an environmentally and socially responsible business. This is something that I'm passionate and very excited about. 

Our business is dedicated to giving away time and money for wilderness preservation and fighting human trafficking. In our corporate articles, we have specific goals including: 

  • 1. Massif Freedom
  • 2. Massif Good
  • 3. Massif Visibility
  • 4. Massif Benefits

You can read more about what we do as a Benefit Corporation here.

 

Meet the Project Creator - Corey Wright

Hi, I'm Corey. I'm passionate about using creativity and business to help make the world a better place. I love designing and creating new things to solve problems. Here's a few items of interest from my background.

  • Full-time owner/manager of Massif Games since 2015.
  • Created several board and card games
  • Do technical writing and design work on the side
  • Previous years of experience in technology development and scale up for a pharmaceutical company (Sarepta Therapeutics). 
  • Degree in Chemistry with Pre-Medical and Advanced Chemistry options
  • Physical and organic chemistry research experience
  • LOVE mountaineering and hiking. 
  • Big music fan. Play the cello, drums, and guitar. 
  • Love volunteering and promoting social justice. 

Feel free to message me, meet me for coffee, or ask any random question that hits your brain.

 

Special Thanks To...

Special thanks to the following additional people for helping prepare this project, assisting with reviews, translations, and more: 

  • Alejandro Butler 
  • Andrew Pitt 
  • Anthony Melia 
  • Archive Coffee and Bar 
  • Bénédicte Billard 
  • Berina Tuttle 
  • Bez Shahriari 
  • Borderlands Games 
  • Camille Jones 
  • Chris Wright 
  • Game Knight Lounge 
  • Heather Wright 
  • Jacob Nuttbrock 
  • Jeong-Bin Kim 
  • Jordan Magnuson 
  • Joseph Z Chen 
  • Joshua Geimer 
  • Kajsa Skarsgård 
  • Kevin Gatimu 
  • Kim Brebach 
  • Marcel Groenewoud 
  • Martin Precek 
  • Mostafa Depo 
  • Pako Medina 
  • Roel Eerhart 
  • Steph Hodge 

RISK MITIGATION!

We've been working very hard to make sure this campaign will be a success, and that you will receive your rewards as soon as possible. That said, things can always go wrong. 

Here is a quick video that discusses a few low probability risks with this campaign. 

 

Risks and challenges

Product testing is complete. The manufacturing company is ready. The fulfillment company is ready. We've gone over our budget a million times, and performed as much risk mitigation as possible. The biggest challenge is funding!

WITHOUT YOUR PLEDGE, we can't make Massif Displays! Massif Games is a small company, and we are just getting started. We don't have the capital to manufacture these stands, without your help.

PLEASE! Pledge $1 or more, and help us finally give the game industry the display stands it needs!

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    $15 -- 2 sets of Massif Displays
    $19 -- 3 sets of Massif Displays
    $23 -- 4 sets of Massif Displays
    $26 -- 5 sets of Massif Displays
    $29 -- 6 sets of Massif Displays
    $32 -- 7 sets of Massif Displays
    $35 -- 8 sets of Massif Displays
    $39 -- 9 sets of Massif Displays
    $42 -- 10 sets of Massif Displays
    $45 -- 11 sets of Massif Displays
    $48 -- 12 sets of Massif Displays

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    Includes 8 small stands, 2 medium stands, and 1 large stand, with FREE world-wide shipping. (3 sets total)

    Display your game's artwork, components, and cards. Perfect for showing testers and publishers your game.

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    Includes 12 small game stands, 7 medium game stands, and 2 large game stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (7 sets total)

    Display your many published games and components in a manner that says quality and professionalism.

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    Includes 4 small stands, 11 medium stands, and 3 large stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (9 sets total)

    Decorate your space, flaunt your new releases, and mark reserved tables with a game.

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    Includes 8 small stands, 12 medium stands, and 4 large stands with FREE world-wide shipping. (11 sets)

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