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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 19 2016
$3,122
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
106
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 19 2016

About

THE MEEPLE MATE BOTTLE OPENER

Watch the magnet snatch the cap!
Watch the magnet snatch the cap!

Introducing the Meeple Mate bottle opener. A sturdy, easy-to-use bottle opener for board game geeks, that’s not only functional, but also amazing to behold!

Super Sturdy Steel

The Meeple Mate is laser cut from 14 gauge hot rolled steel, which is then de-burred, washed, and powder coated. Made in the USA.

Super Strong Magnet

A super strong neodymium magnet is attached in just the right spot to snatch the cap as you open a bottle. This same magnet also makes it convenient to place the Meeple Mate on your refrigerator for quick access and beautiful decor!

Why are you making this?

I pretty much love anything that has to do with board games! The meeple has become iconic in my mind as it reminds me of the past-time I love (Table Top Gaming). I'm creating this because of my personal passion but I also want to share it with the world!

Behold! The glorious Meeple Mate!
Behold! The glorious Meeple Mate!

What colors will be available?

The initial minimum order will be red. The other colors (green, blue, orange, purple, black, & yellow) will be made available if we can reach the stretch goals listed below!

Can the Meeple Mate fight off zombies?

Yes indeed. If (or when...) the zombie apocalypse happens, the Meeple Mate only needs a few slight modifications and it becomes... a Meeple ninja throwing star.

The Table Top Gamer Art

5x7 Table Top Gamer Art
5x7 Table Top Gamer Art
The Analog Gamer Special!
The Analog Gamer Special!

Why Kickstarter?

I need your help raising enough money to have our first minimum order of Meeple Mates. I’m starting with my favorite color meeple (red), but hoping that we get enough funding to be able to manufacture every meeple color (see stretch goals below)!

STRETCH GOALS

$5,200 = Green, Blue, & Orange Meeple Mate Unlocked!

$6,400 = Purple, Black, & Yellow Meeple Mates Unlocked!

$7,000 = 5 different Meeple Themed Artwork postcards for EVERY BACKER!

SHIPPING INFO

We're now EU-Friendly! We ship games in bulk to a fulfillment center in Europe to reduce customs fees & VAT and to keep shipping prices low.

How about a blooper reel?

 Credits:

I'd like to give a huge thank you to my friends and crew that help me get this project off the ground:

  • My wonderful wife Jenny who always supports my ideas no matter how crazy they are!
  • Board Game T-Shirts from Meeple Shirts
  • My good friend Jeff Shane who can make photography come alive!
  • Jamey Stegmaier for all his super helpful information that I'm still trying to wrap my brain around.
  • Brandon from Analog Gamer for providing a top secret unreleased design for one of the pledge levels! 

Special guest appearances:

  • LuLu (my cat who hates acting) & Nixie (my dog who doesn't have a clue what's going on in life).
  • My Red Meepillow for all the supervision and production direction (even though he can be bossy sometimes).
  • My amazing son Luke Farr! Who's always willing to play a board game with daddy!

Risks and challenges

I'd be naive to think there weren't any risks to a project, however, I do think the risks for this project are minimal. We have a great relationship with a local experienced manufacturer with a proven track record for excellence. The turn around time for the Meeple Mate is estimated at 2 weeks once the initial order is placed. Back with confidence my friends!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every now and then I'll open this one (or one like it) up just for fun!... first come first serve!

    - Meeple Mate for only $1 (just pay shipping)

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    Love the idea... but I don't open bottles. Ever.

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    - Table Top Gamer artwork (5x7)
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    - 1 Meeple Mate Bottle Opener
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    - 2 Meeple Mate Bottle Openers
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    - 1 Meeple Mate Bottle Opener
    - 1 Table Top Gamer Meeple Shirt
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    /// The Analog Gamer Special! ///

    - 1 Meeple Mate Bottle Opener
    - 1 Analog Gamer T-Shirt (new design!)
    - 1 Table Top Gamer art work (5x7)
    - SHIPPING INCLUDED!

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    - 3 Meeple Mate Bottle Openers
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    - SHIPPING INCLUDED!
    - 5 Meeple Mate Bottle Openers
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    - 7 Meeple Mate Bottle Openers
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Funding period

- (25 days)