About this project
This is the ultimate Game Table Accessory. Wizards of the Tabletop: Portraits of Game Designers & Accomplices is a celebration of the people behind the box. Not just a coffee table book, this is a game table book and is a way to share with family and friends your enthusiasm for tabletop gaming. The text presents a history of the hobby with pictures of designers, publishers, artists and the games themselves from 1995 to the present.
Post campaign, visit us at www.tabletopmovie.com. Contact e-mail on website.
Wizards of the Tabletop is a collection of compelling photographs and the history of some of your favorite board games and the designers behind them. You’ll meet the creative minds behind games like Ticket to Ride, Tokaido, Dead of Winter, and more. You’ll even hear about some of the unsung heroes of the board game industry, such as illustrators, publishers, and even reviewers in this comprehensive look at the world of tabletop. Kelly Knox, Geek & Sundry
Backers will receive a deluxe collectors item: a 12"X12" hardcover book with over 75 pages of beautiful photos and informative text. Publishers, game table manufacturers, and industry professionals may back at a high level for product shots, and a featured logo. These backers will also receive books to sell, give away, or bundle for promotion.
I’m impressed with what Morse has put together here. The shots are thoughtful and expressive, capturing an often-whimsical image that shows off that person’s personality or their games’ personality. The image of Steve Jackson being squished by his own game cracks me up. Jessica Fischer, Gameosity
The imagery is stunning. The photos feature some of the most popular games that had a lasting impact on the gaming culture. In addition, we see photos of the creators of the games themselves, showcasing their personality. Calli Welsch, Unfiltered Gamer
We recently received a mention in Jamey Stegmaier's Kickstarter Lessons.
This book will likely be a one print run kind of thing. It is a unique item for you and also a great gift. Now shipping to the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and now other countries in the EU. Pickup is also available at Essen (we still have shipping costs associated with this) or if you visit the US, we can ship to any US based hotel in the second half of 2017!
There are several reward levels that includes the deluxe version of THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN GAME and bonus interviews with designers: a $40 dollar value in itself. The main documentary follows Randall Hoyt on his quest to publish his game Turnpike and 3+ hours of interviews with designers, many of whom are featured in the book: Teuber, Knizia, Moon, Leacock, Lang, Bauza, Jackson, Garfield, Faidutti and more.
Rahdo Runs Through The Movie and associated website www.tabletopmovie.com (Includes the trailer at the beginning). We have screened at BGG.CON, UK Games Expo, Gen Con, Origins, PAX East, Phoenix ComiCon and Alan Moon's Gathering of Friends.
- Scott Alden, Co-founder, Board Game Geek I watched the movie and loved it - really great!
- Game Theory It's the next great American boardgame documentary.
- GeekDad This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever dreamed of publishing a game.
- Boardgame Babylon TNGAG is a small wonder. I recommend you pick it up.
- Giant Fire Breathing Robot The Next Great American Game is absolutely delightful.
Any gamer who enjoys this hobby should delight in the images and story contained in this fine book. ER Burgess Boardgame Babylon
Book layout and graphic design by Randall Hoyt. Cover illustration by Jacqui Davis. Text and Photos by Douglas Morse.
Risks and challenges
My first Kickstarter project, Adventures on the Tabletop (aka The Next Great American Game) delivered on time and with hours more extras than originally promised. This book is nearing completion and I have every confidence it will be finished and delivered in a timely manner. I have researched and checked the numbers. We are working with a professional graphic designer and two copy editors. Wolfgang Kramer is kindly reviewing the text for historical completeness.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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