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An immersive game of combining tea flavours to make your perfect blend.
An immersive game of combining tea flavours to make your perfect blend.
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☕️ Update 9: GameTrayz & NEW Stretch Goals! 😮

Posted by Dan & Connie Kazmaier (Creator)

Yup, it's true. 😍 We just followed up with Noah from GameTrayz!

We want to make the Deluxe Edition really special, and chatting with our ☕️ Chai Playtesting Community deemed it would be a wonderful upgrade! Noah has worked on inserts in beautiful games such as Mechs vs. Minions, Endeavour, and more!

There's still more stretch goal unlocks (and it looks like we just did another one!) but we know that the GameTrayz stretch goal, the metal coins, hopefully extra pantry tokens, cards and more will let us have a unique game that stands out on the table 😊. We're gamers too!

Can you help us get the word out? We're going to write an update later today about the stretch goals we just unlocked (yayyy Solo AI with 2x dice and more cards!), but we really need your help 🙌. Please share our social media posts and ask friends if they'd be interested—we're offering discounted group pledges for the Deluxe Edition too if you message us, and looking into Essen as well for all our EU friends ❤️.

Thanks so much communi-tea! ☕️ We can't believe this project is going beyond our expectations, and are SO excited for the next phase. The first 10 days have been so tea-riffic!

Have a great end to your week,

p.s. We're doing it! ☕️ Chai is now #68 on's TOP-50 anticipated games of 2019... please give a thumbs-up 👍 on our entry to keep the energy going. SO close to the finals!


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    1. Dan & Connie Kazmaier Creator on

      Ah, sorry to hear that @Kris! We asked around in our Facebook Chai Playtesting Group over the past bit and it was overwhelmingly positive. There'll be a basic insert in the retail version for sure, but we're especially happy with how Noah did Endeavour - the little trays or something similar for the base tea tokens will work great. Either way we don't have as many components compared to a lot of games, so things shouldn't get too jumbled up. -Dan

    2. Dan & Connie Kazmaier Creator on

      Thanks @mrduer! 😊 Our good friend Travis Wilkins out of Ontario did a great job on them... so thankful for good friends in the industry! -Dan

    3. Kris Herzog

      I very rarely say negative things about KS's and stretch goals, but I have to honestly say that I hope we don't reach the GameTrayz goal. I've had nothing but bad luck with games that include product produced by the company, with tokens flying loose and/or being misplaced in the box because of inserts not sealing correctly, or inserts not being the right size or ratio for the product that it was meant to house. I look forward to the game, but if a GameTrayz insert is only included in the Deluxe, then I'd have to downgrade, sadly, as it only would skew my opinions to the negative. :(

    4. Dan & Connie Kazmaier Creator on

      Thanks for your support and trust, @Diana! 🙏 We're going to keep making the Deluxe Edition even more special! Lots of new stretch goals to unlock 😊. And thanks for your kind words and earlier suggestions, @mrduer! I think WE can do this. -Dan

    5. Diana, Mistress of Pineyapples

      This made me up my pledge. I was just a lil hesitant before but… deluxe has really been deluxified now, so :)

    6. mrduer on

      That picture with the flying bits is awesome.

    7. mrduer on

      ooooooh, I love game trayz! Big SG, but will be awesome if we get there.