About this project
Can you help us fund this American-made eco-friendly game by Independence Day?
Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype is a board game for 2-4 players. It has a simple goal: to get one's pieces across the board. Each piece is a wooden die, and each side moves differently. When a piece is jumped, it is rolled, and must move according to the new face-up side.
Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype is inspired by an unpublished game concept by authors G.K. Chesterton and H.G. Wells. In his Autobiography, G.K. Chesterton mentions "the well-known and widespread national game of Gype" which he and H.G. Wells invented as a joke.
Specifically, Chesterton mentions "I myself cut out and coloured pieces of cardboard of mysterious and significant shapes, the instruments of Table Gype; a game for the little ones."
Table Gype is a winner of the Mensa Mind Games competition, and bears the Mensa Select seal. It also was named one of the top 100 games of 2011 by GAMES Magazine.
Here's a video review and explanation of how to play by Tom Vasel:
What makes this game even more special is the fact it was designed, published, and is manufactured in the United States. Sales of the game support American workers and create jobs.
The cloth board and wooden pieces are eco-friendly and certified lead-free. There is no plastic used in the game, which means no fumes, and no petroleum-based components.
For more information on the game, visit its page on BoardGameGeek.com.
However, being a small publisher and our first game winning such a well-known award, we need help to keep the game in print. Funds will go to printing more copies of the game, hiring more people to craft the game, and to advertise the game.
We've put a lot of thought into how to reward our backers. So here's an explanation of some of the highlights.
Live updates! Designers Paul and Chris Nowak will do a weekly live chat/video conference with backers, in addition to regular updates, special offers, and so forth that only backers will get to see.
Starting at the $50 level, backers receive a copy of our out of print card game, Card Gype, in which players combine scraps of paper with ideas to complete topics and book subjects about Chesterton. Features over 40 quotes from G.K.C. You can find our more about this game on BoardGameGeek.
Free Worldwide Shipping! We don't want to leave out those of you outside the U.S.A., so at the $50 level we ship for free wherever you are.
Table Gype is available at PlayGype.com, Amazon.com, shop.eternalrevolution.com and Funagaingames.com at this time, with more venues being added.
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