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Two volumes covering 400 comics of the beloved board game comic strip, Board2Pieces.

I love games, and Board 2 Pieces is one way I've been able to express that. For more than 5 years, Board 2 Pieces comic strips have appeared twice a week, with the lovable game piece characters dishing on everything in the board game world, from Tichu addiction to what really motivates Reiner Knizia and his army of game designer minions. Here's a look at a recent comic (which just so happens to feature Kickstarter! What a coincidence!!!):

I'm putting together two collections of Board 2 Pieces comic strips: one covering 2006-2007 (200 comics), and another covering 2008-2009 (200 more comics). I'm looking to Kickstarter to allow me to print more copies of each, so that I can reduce costs with volume discounts. These books will likely retail for $24.99 each, so not only are you helping me reduce my per-copy cost, you're saving a great deal off the cover price. The books will be available online and in game stores, published by my company, Bezier Games, and distributed through my worldwide network of game distributors.

The creation of the books are well underway, and of course all the comics are already written. I'll provide updates as to the status of the books over the next few months until they are off to the printers! Meanwhile, here's a look at the layout of a few pages:

You're probably thinking to yourself, "Boy, I could use a triple-thick strawberry shake right about now," or "What's all that stuff on the page that isn't comics?" Each page will have have running commentary, discussing the comic and related topics, and there will be several breakout sidebars covering statistics (like the one below), character profiles and more. I'm going to ignore your strawberry shake obsession for the time being.

You can amass quite a nice set of rewards. You could get acknowledgements and a book or two, along with a signed print of the comic of your choice. And you could get a giant 33" print of a comic, a custom Board 2 Pieces embroidered character cap, or even a new Board 2 Pieces character with your name and gaming likes/dislikes to appear in the ongoing comic strip!

These two books are going to be excellent Christmas gifts for the gamer(s) in your life. My goal is to have the books printed in time for BGG.con (in mid-November), so they'll definitely be available for gift giving. And since Christmas is all about who gives the best gift, you're going to have a big leg up there...

Thank you for your support, and I hope Board 2 Pieces makes you smile (or grimace, or even wince....that's cool too)!

FAQ

  • Board 2 Pieces, or "B2P" as the cool peeps like to say, is a semi-weekly comic strip about boardgames, featuring the pieces of those very boardgames. It's an irreverent take on the boardgames many of us love to play, and is full of fun pokes at the board gaming establishment of designers, publishers and media. Board 2 Pieces is still ongoing, now appearing at http://Opinionatedhttp://gamers.com each Tuesday and Thursday.

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  • While Board 2 Pieces definitely caters to the gamers among us, there are all sorts of things in there for everyone. These books provide in-depth analysis of the comics as well, so even if you're not familiar with some of the topics, you'll end up learning a lot about them. Being able to impress your friends with bizarre gaming factoids is the just tip of the iceberg here.

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    JERRY'S KIDS: Acknowledgements in both books as a contributor. That's twice the recognition and all the fame that accompanies it. Hopefully you live where they have anti-stalking laws that can keep everyone but the most determined paparazzi at bay.

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    ***SHIPPING INFO (don't choose this option)*** Shipping is included for all U.S. destinations for all rewards. International destinations please add $10 to the cost of all rewards.

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    LEO'S LEMMINGS: A real, physical copy of either book (you pick! choose wisely!) and a signed, limited edition print of the Board 2 Pieces comic of your choice, suitable for framing. Acknowledgements. The book you choose can be used to boost a toddler 3/8" up in their seat, as a paperweight to hold down important documents that you keep setting down next to an open window on a breezy day, or even to read!

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    ROCKY'S RASCALS: Both volumes, covering 4 years of Board 2 Pieces and a signed, limited edition print of the Board 2 Pieces comic of your choice, suitable for framing. Acknowledgements. That's over 400 comics. We're talking pictures and words on pretty much every single page. This level will make me very, very happy. I've paid a LOT more to make me very, very happy in the past, so this is a fantastic deal!

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    DEVIN'S DUDES: Both volumes and a signed, HUGE 33" long (3 piece) print of the Board 2 Pieces comic of your choice, suitable for framing. Acknowledgements. That giant comic print is awesome. It'll make any game room complete. Completely geeky, that is, but I figure you're not going to exactly balk at that, considering you want two books full of comic strips about boardgames. Nerd!

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    BERT'S BUDS: An embroidered Board 2 Pieces character cap of your choice. TWO copies of both volumes. A 33" long print. Acknowledgements. These character caps are the same quality as the ones you see on DEA agents when they break into meth labs on all those TV shows. But that's just a coincidence, really...

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    HOLLY'S HEROES: A new Board 2 Pieces character to debut in the comic in 2012 with your name, and your personal board gaming personality (the games you like, the gamers you like, etc.) and a signed portrait of your character. An embroidered Board 2 Pieces character cap. Two copies of both volumes. A 33" long print. Acknowledgements. Having your own Board 2 Pieces character will make you, in essence, immortal. If you're already immortal, you'll be even more immortal.

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    GENIE'S GENIUSES: A front cover spot on one of the two books of your character saying, "Brought to you by Jack" (if your name isn't Jack then we'll try to work something out). A new Board 2 Pieces character with your name and a signed portrait of your character. An embroidered Board 2 Pieces character cap. Two copies of both volumes. A 33" long print. Acknowledgements. As the front cover character, you'll have fame beyond your wildest dreams. If you happened to have dreamed about the fame associated with being on the cover of a Board 2 Pieces Compendium already, we apologize in advance....for blowing those dreams out of the water!

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