You love your games. So why would you trust a cheap plastic bag to transport your games around?
At GeekOn! we believe that your board games deserve the absolute best. The good news? We have the best way to carry your games. The bad news? You currently don’t… for now.
In our quest to design the best boardgame bag we focused on 3 main points. Protection, Organization & Comfort.
Expandable game section allowing you to keep the bag compact to carry a few games but able to transform into a huge game cave for those times it’s your turn to bring all the games.Which let’s face it, is everytime.
Sure we could've made the bag with inexpensive materials but that would leave your bags open to fray and tear and to also get that odd "fuzzed out" issue which honestly make your bag look terrible. Trust me I have a super comfy pair of pants that got all fuzzy and I can only wear it around the house for fear of ridicule. We don't want you to only wear these bags around the house so we opted for the best quality materials!
Inexpensive materials would also leave your games open to getting ruined from the elements. That's why we went with a water-resistant 500D rip-stop nylon that provides significant tear and abrasion resistance with the interwoven materials helping to keep any rips from spreading and leaving your games at risk!
One surprise rainy day could catch you off guard and your tote bag just won’t cut it. Without these waterproof zippers you risk ruining your board games which means you coming into game night empty handed. You had the best games of the night and now the only game left to play is Battleship and everyone hates you. We don't want everyone to hate you so we opted for the extra large waterproof zippers. You're welcome.
The shoulder straps on our bags are made out of moisture wicking mesh. What does that mean? It means that our mesh wicks moisture. No one likes sitting next to someone who’s been soaked through their shirt. Extra padding on the shoulder straps will make it seem as though you’re carrying nothing at all. But don’t forget you’re actually carrying your backpack because that could get ugly real quick.
DISCLAIMER - GeekOn! Accepts no liability in the event you forget you’re wearing the backpack and get caught between subway doors on the way to or from game night.
Adjustable shoulder straps allows you to adjust the bag to its most comfortable position whether you’re a low-carrier to show off that new neck tattoo or prefer to keep your backpack up high to relieve pressure on your back.
A Sternum Strap allows the bag to stay secure to your body to help distribute the bag weight, and as a plus, chicks dig Sternum Straps.
The back part of the backpack uses the same awesome moisture wicking mesh (you know, the mesh that wicks moisture we were talking about before?) with extra padding to keep your back feeling like you’re carrying a cloud. A cloud full of board games.
Speaking about padding… we made sure to add padding to the grab handle too. Now the handle won’t dig into your hand and make you cry… something I definitely don’t do...
Just plain generic zipper pulls wouldn't do so we've got custom rubber zipper pulls on each bag to match the inside color of the bags!
Your laptop can join the fun too with its own dedicated padded pocket that fits 15" laptops! Maybe when AI becomes more advanced it can play too.
You know when you walk around asking everyone where your sunglasses are only to find out that they're resting on your head? Well we've sewn a strip on each side of the shoulder straps for you to clip your sunglasses to so the next time you walk around asking if anyone's seen your sunglasses your friends won't have to point quite as high up.
Pen Slot included, how else are you going to markdown how many times you’ve made your friends cry?
Keep track of how many times you’ve smoked your friends in Catan with a dedicated section for your notepads and extra game manuals.
Getting to game night sure can make a gamer thirsty. That’s why there’s an easily accessible side water bottle pocket. Still thirsty? There’s also a second bottle pocket on the other side of the bag for more water or to hold your celebratory beer for after you dominate the night!
We made is easy to carry all your essentials with various sized zipper and elastic pockets under the main bag flap. These pockets are perfect for your tech accessories, extra pens, markers, card games, snacks etc. Feel free to share your snacks with everyone but we recommend keeping your chapstick to yourself.
There is an over-sized zippered pocket on each side of the bag above the koozie pockets. These pockets are perfect for those smaller card games like Sushi Go, Uno, Dos or in a few years when they release Tres.
Store your sunglasses and tech in their dedicated pocket at the top of the backpack. The pocket is protected so the sunglasses that you “borrowed” from your friend Mark won’t break.
Keep your keys, keycards, transit cards, etc easily within reach in the conveniently placed shoulder strap pocket. I personally keep a whistle on mine and blow it whenever someone over-rolls the dice and messes up the board! ( I don’t have many friends left…)
Keep your dice tray and dice case under a dedicated elastic strap in the top section.
We've got three velcro pockets in the top section of the bag which are perfect for securing cards or larger card games in their boxes.
DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
We went through months of designing, testing, re-designing and re-testing until we came up with a bag that we felt confident would hold up to everything we thought a solid boardgame bag should be!
To provide the best backer experience with the greatest value we're charging deeply discounted shipping fees for our backers in the U.S. and working working with several hubs around the world to be able to offer our Canadian, EU and Australian backers customs-friendly shipping without any additional VAT/duties costs.
For orders of the backpack (or backpack & gear bundles) we will be charging you for the shipping after Kickstarter ends through a separate pledgemaster and will go according to your specific order and location.
After the campaign we'll be sending out the surveys to gather your shipping address, color choices (if unlocked) and any other relevant information we'll need to get you your rewards. We'll be sure to give plenty of notice before we're even close to shipping to be sure you get a chance to get the surveys completed but backers who do not complete their pledge manager by the deadline, may need to have their rewards shipped from the US which may incur additional shipping charges to international backers that would need to be paid for at that time. Due to the size of the rewards and risk of bounce back, we cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally.
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Risks and challenges
Life is full of risks but backing a Kickstarter campaign shouldn't be one of them!
We've all heard the stories or had personal experiences where we back Kickstarter campaigns which don't deliver what or when they promised. Will we deliver on time? Will our products even resemble what we're displaying on our campaign page?
Here's what we can tell you, this may be the first Kickstarter campaign for GeekOn! but we are collaborating with StatGear, which is a company that has run over a dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns with a stellar reputation for on-time (or pretty darn close to on-time) delivery and a superb satisfactory rating on the quality of the finished product as well as excellent customer service which in our opinion is just as important as a quality finished product!
Here is StatGear's Kickstarter profile - https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/34951038
StatGear has way more experience than us in manufacturing and running Kickstarter campaigns so we're so glad to have them on-board to run our campaign as well as their manufacturing help and supervision for the quality control of the finished product and the reward fulfillment at the end of the campaign.
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