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What do you get when you mix a bar, a café, a restaurant, and 500+ board games? The coolest new hangout spot in St. Louis!
What do you get when you mix a bar, a café, a restaurant, and 500+ board games? The coolest new hangout spot in St. Louis!
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Pieces - The St. Louis Board Game Bar and Cafe

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www.stlpieces.com

Stretch Goals!  

$7,500 - Custom Private Room Table - Goal Met!

Thanks to local Missouri woodworking company BoardGameTables.com, if we hit $7500, we will order a custom Adventurer table for our Private Room. The table will fit up to 8, and will be perfect for anything from Sushi Go Party to getting the D&D crew together and raiding the Dragon's hoard!  

Our actual table will look slightly different, but this is a pretty close example from their website!
Our actual table will look slightly different, but this is a pretty close example from their website!

$10,500 - Game Trayz for Swag Packages and above

Thanks to local St. Louis thermoforming company Game Trayz, if we hit $10,500, all backers at the Swag Level ($70) and above will also receive two Treasure Trayz (one with the Game Trayz logo and one with the custom Pieces logo). Game Trayz also creates awesome custom inserts for many popular games, so check them out!

Perfect for holding everything from Pandemic virus cubes to nuts & bolts in your garage, and everything in between!
Perfect for holding everything from Pandemic virus cubes to nuts & bolts in your garage, and everything in between!

What is Pieces?

Pieces is a bar meets cafe meets casual dining venue that has a vast library of board games for play. Stay as long as you like and play as many games as you want. Pieces is for everyone! It’s a perfect place for a first date or a 30th date; for meetup groups that need a fun and interactive venue; for families who can never seem to agree on an activity that everyone can enjoy; for friends who want to go out but not scream at each other over loud music; for adult-kids who want to replay the classics; and for dedicated gamers who want to set up shop for hours. We have a game for everyone! 

What am I backing?

A fully planned, funded, and ready to roll Board Game Bar and Cafe! We'll continue to update this section as we progress - since we launched the Kickstarter, we have met the following milestones:

  • A signed lease for a restaurant space in Soulard, right next to the Farmer's Market. Check it out!
  • Acquired hundreds of board games. Take a look at out our live list, and feel free to put in a request if we're missing one of your favorites!
  • Added a Full-time General Manager and Kitchen Manager/Chef to our team.
  • Hired an Attorney to begin our permitting processes. Our attorney predicts that we should have all permits obtained by December 2016.
  • Hired an Accountant who has set up our operating account and payroll.

If you're fully funded, what does my pledge pay for?

Supporting local businesses! Every dollar earned from our Kickstarter will go towards ALL of the following:

  • Working with Missouri woodworkers to create sturdy handcrafted tables, including a professional-quality gaming table for our private room made by none other than www.boardgametables.com (Thanks for helping us to hit Stretch Goal #1!)
  • Purchasing our bar and kitchen equipment from a St. Louis restaurant owner.
  • Supporting other tabletop game Kickstarters. What better way to fill our library and pay the love forward?
  • Acquiring the rest of our board game library from a St. Louis tabletop game distributor.
  • ...and last but not least, bringing you awesome swag and reward packages!

That's all. Your hard-earned money will find its way right back into the community where it belongs. 

What can I expect when I arrive?

Pieces will be staffed with helpful and friendly “Game Navigators.” Need help picking out a game? Setting up a game? Understanding the basic rules? They’ve got you covered! Prefer to tackle all those things on your own? No problem! We love self-starters! But don’t brush away the Navigators too quickly, because they are also there to serve cold craft beers, wine, specialty cocktails, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soda, and food to your heart’s content! For more information, please see the FAQ section of our website.

What kind of food will you have?

We believe our pictures speak 1,000 words, so come have a look at our menu! Update: We’ve hired our Kitchen Manager/Chef, and he’s already hard at work coming up with more delicious ideas. Stay tuned for more information!

Reward Levels

If you're not located in St. Louis and are unable to use our drink/food passes or membership, let us know and we'll work with you to help figure out an awesome swag package!

Level One - Internet Famous! $5 or more

Level Two - Box Envy! - $10 or more

Level Three - King for a Day! - $30 or more

Level Four - Pieces Member! - $50 or more

 

Level Five - Swag Alert! - $70 or more

Level Six - Invitation Only! - $100 or more

Level Seven - Wall Envy! - $150 or more

Level Eight - Lifer Status! - $500 or more

Level Nine - Private Party for 10! - $1000 or more

Level Ten - Name our Private Room! - $1500 or more

 

Risks and challenges

While we have budgeted enough to squeak by, any funds that are graciously donated via this Kickstarter will be of immense help!

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    Level 1 - You're internet famous!

    We are so appreciative that you support our concept. We love backers of all levels! Your name will now hold a permanent spot on our website's backer page.

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    Level 2 - Box Envy!

    Not only are you internet famous, you’re also stuck inside of a box forever! Mwa hahaha. Your generous donation has earned you a permanent dedication name plate in one of our games!

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    Level 3 - King for a Day!

    You’ll receive a one-time use ”Pieces Pass” entitling you to play the day away without a Library Fee, plus a complimentary meal and drink on the house! (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 4 - Pieces Member!

    You’ll receive an exclusive Pieces Membership Card entitling you to five waived Library Fees and half off of your subsequent Library Fees for six months after we open plus many more membership benefits (see the FAQ section of www.stlpieces.com for more details). (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 5 - Swag Alert!

    You'll receive an exclusive Kickstarter t-shirt and glass with the Pieces logo that will only be given to our Kickstarter friends. (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 6 - Invitation Only!

    You and one friend will be invited to our exclusive pre-opening bash. No Library fee, complimentary passed appetizers, and half off all beverages for the one night you won’t want to miss! (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 7 - Wall Envy!

    You’ve made it to the Pieces Hall of Fame. We have sectioned off a portion of our wall space to spotlight our VIPs. (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 8 - Lifer Status

    As long as you're around to roll some dice, we'll waive your Library Fees! This is the pledge that keeps on giving! (Includes all awards from previous levels, minus the membership card because you'll never have to renew this reward!)

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    Level 9 - Private Party for 10!

    What’s ours is yours! Rent our entire space out for 5 hours on any day/time that we are not ordinarily open. Bring 10 of your friends, family members or even strangers off the street to play games for free. One complimentary meal and two drinks will be provided to each individual. If you want to rent our space at any other time in the future, you’ll get a lifetime 20% discount on our rental fee and deposit. (Includes all awards from previous levels).

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    Level 10 - Name our Private Room!

    You're a superhero to us! Receive everything in the prior levels, plus the exclusive privilege of naming our private room. As long as the name has no vulgar reference, the sky is the limit. Hey, we'll even put a picture of you in the room if you'd like!

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