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Board & Table is building better community, culture and social events through games and coffee. Thanks for making our café a reality.
Board & Table is building better community, culture and social events through games and coffee. Thanks for making our café a reality.
Board & Table is building better community, culture and social events through games and coffee. Thanks for making our café a reality.
90 backers pledged $9,275 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

The Board and Table - A Cafe for Fanatix Game Shop

$9,275

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The story begins with our local game and comic shop

When we first opened FANATIX in July of 2010 we were in an 800 square foot unit, maybe 20 feet wide, 40 feet deep... seriously.

2010, we quickly realized we had something special on our hands.
2010, we quickly realized we had something special on our hands.

But the passion for gaming and community would not be contained within those four walls. Within three months we moved to a 1500 square foot building, then two years later a 3000 square feet building. Now, just five years later, we've recently moved into our favorite building yet...5000 square feet of gaming and comic paradise!

Our new location!
Our new location!

 It is within this new facility we were inspired to upgrade our hospitality and include something we've always loved: delicious coffee, ramen, and tea. We'll be adding to the menu as the community grows and we've got some exciting ideas to try out! Take this yummy selection of food and add in a large collection of public games, chess boards, and community events and the idea behind The Board & Table comes alive.

The idea for Board & Table quickly became an obsession. I started looking everywhere for just the right fit for our coffee needs. That's when I discovered one of the coolest roasters in the Southeast, Perc. 

Perc Coffee
Perc Coffee

These guys had it all... passion, beans, knowledge, and a few beards.  After trying out the coffee they sent me, it was a done deal. I had to work with these guys!  Taylor W. of Perc has been helping me every step of the way and this cafe is being influenced and directed by the hands of a true coffee guru. It's truly been a great experience and I hope to bring that same experience to you, my customers and friends.

These guys relentlessly pursue great coffee, and I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to work with them!
These guys relentlessly pursue great coffee, and I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to work with them!

With PERC on our side, we set out to conquer hospitality one cup and game at a time.

The Board and Table has a simple yet crucial goal. 

Our mission is to elevate the social space of an existing retail gaming store to include a cafe environment for friends and customers to share. In addition to sales and service for all things comic and game, we'll now offer public board games, cafe food, and delicious coffee and tea to further promote good hospitality and cheer.

We're conveniently located just off highway 84 at 2970 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 2.  

We've already had our soft opening for Fanatix and things are going great! We've already done 80% of the remodeling. New floors, paint, custom decorations, and furniture. But this is where you come in. We're hoping to put the cherry on top with an all wood coffee bar giving our shop a hand built fixture, featuring the names of all our founding members. We wouldn't be here without your support, and we wouldn't be growing if it weren't for pledges from the community. We have great contractors standing by to begin work when we hit our goal. And we know you're gonna love it!

Here's some pictures from the move in.

The lounge is always dark and cozy. Perfect between rounds of games!
The lounge is always dark and cozy. Perfect between rounds of games!
Cafe seating arrangement will host 32-42 guests.
Cafe seating arrangement will host 32-42 guests.

Kickstarter is a community that we know and trust. 

Kickstarter has helped me launch two trade shows, publish my first card game, provide a living for countless talented friends, and now it will be the medium in which the next chapter of the Fanatix story is written. 

Payments are quick, secure, and for a brief moment all of our efforts and community members come together for a single cause. Kickstarter was the only choice for this awesome challenge! Pledge with confidence and remember, payments aren't collected until the end of the campaign so pledge today and help us gain momentum!

Be sure to check out all the pledges. We hope you find something you like and if you have any questions just message us! Shipping will be available and gathered during the surveys for non local backers!

Message us if you need help calculating your pledge!
Message us if you need help calculating your pledge!
  • Pledge $25 or more and receive an Exclusive Invitation to the Grand Opening Party
  • Pledge $100 or more and receive an Exclusive Invitation to the private menu tasting party. 
  • Any "Founders" level pledge receive a membership card with exclusive discounts.
  • All 10$ pledges and up receive a bonus limited edition D6
Founders Wall, Founders Table, or Founders Room receive this membership card.  Discount margin based on availability and style of product.
Founders Wall, Founders Table, or Founders Room receive this membership card. Discount margin based on availability and style of product.
Everyone needs more dice!
Everyone needs more dice!
Playmats are neoprene backed cloth. They make great game surfaces and mouse pads!
Playmats are neoprene backed cloth. They make great game surfaces and mouse pads!
Your first visit to the Board and Table will be on us when you pick up your mug!
Your first visit to the Board and Table will be on us when you pick up your mug!
We'll get it to you! Shipping invoiced via Square space on a case by case basis.
We'll get it to you! Shipping invoiced via Square space on a case by case basis.
Each goal met, brings exciting things to our community. Thanks for sharing!
Each goal met, brings exciting things to our community. Thanks for sharing!

 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you enjoyed learning about our little shop in Dothan, AL. If you ever come through please stop in for a drink and say hello! -Phil and Genie Chalker

We hope you'll join us soon!
We hope you'll join us soon!

Risks and challenges

We did not launch this Kickstarter lightly or without great forethought. We are ready to start construction upon completion of this campaign. Even with this preparation, the biggest risks involved are the potential for additional unexpected delays with permits and construction. Fortunately, there are not many variables to go wrong. We have equipment picked out and talented workers standing by. We could not be doing this without your help. - Thanks!

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    THANK YOU: You have our thanks and will be listed on our website as one of our original cafe backers!

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    DICE: Two limited edition Fanatix dice. These dice are red and black with gold pips and will only ever be available through our Kickstarter campaign! Once the shipment is gone, they're gone.

    Shipping is available for the US, add 3$ to your pledge. Thank you!

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    THE GOODS:

    Choice of Board & Table Tshirt, Fanatix Tshirt, 6 custom dice OR Fanatix Playmat

    Show everyone that you backed us from the start!

    Choices are confirmed in survey at the end of the campaign. :)

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    *Super Strong Glass Breaking Elbow Tier*

    You broke our glass shelf, but you didn't break our heart. At this pledge level, not only will you receive a pledge item of your choice (30$ or less) but you will mend the heart of our broken display case. Here is your oppurtunity to make things right again ;)

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    THE MUGS: Board & Table 18 oz Ceramic Mug / Soup Bowl OR 16oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug

    Comes with 1 free drink or serving of Ramen

    Believe it!

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    Choose Two + Free Dice!

    2 Limited Edition D6 Dice +
    Your choice of Mug. +
    Your choice of Shirt or Playmat

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    FOUNDERS BOARD: Thank you so much! Your choice of reward ($30 or less) and your name or business logo will be proudly displayed on a wood "Founders" board in our cafe!

    Founders also receive an exclusive membership card for special pricing in the cafe.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    FOUNDERS TABLE: You are legend! Your name or business logo will be engraved on a metal plaque and be attached to one of our 15 gaming tables in the cafe for all to see! You will also receive any two items of your choice. ($30 or less items)

    Founders also receive an exclusive membership card for special pricing in the cafe.

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    Have a room at Fanatix/Board and Table named in your honor.

    You will choose in the order in which pledges were received.

    Lounge
    Arcade
    Card Room
    Party Room

    Also includes:
    Founder Status + Your choice of 4 items ($30 or less) + A private or public party held in your honor!

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- (25 days)