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Help us take our business to the next level by helping to transform our new location-The Polsky's Building in downtown Woodbury, NJ!
Help us take our business to the next level by helping to transform our new location-The Polsky's Building in downtown Woodbury, NJ!
Help us take our business to the next level by helping to transform our new location-The Polsky's Building in downtown Woodbury, NJ!
218 backers pledged $14,662 to help bring this project to life.

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We all love the town that the shop is in and we do have a lot of fun and work hard at making it as successful as we can. This dream IS real and either way we will be doing it. We are personally investing thousands of dollars and this help will go a long way and will take our vision to its complete potential.  

If funded the money will be spent on building supplies, like wood, screws, paint, nails, masonry etc. but will also be used for better floors and walls to boot. The lighting needs a lot of love and we have a wall project that is going to take some professionals to do their thing. We will all be investing any cash we have and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get it all finished before the fall rolls out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version 1.0  

We started as software developers with a ton of retail experience. Tiki Tiki Board games was born out of necessity. When we moved our office from Sewell (inside a recycled glass factory, we still find dust) to Woodbury the building was zoned for retail space, after a few days of deliberation we decided to buy, sell & trade used board games as a kind of joke. After the first month it started to catch on. In the back of the <100SF retail space we had our software business of a stunning 550SF with Tiki Tiki as our face to the community. Slowly we started getting involved in local events and with organizations and folks started shopping us on a regular basis.

Version 2.0

About two years in we decided to get bigger, the shop was starting to make money and the software business was holding its own. We discussed that it was time for the store to grow and our existing landlord offered us the space next to us at a great price and we couldn't say no. In planning our move we also talked some vendor friends of ours into taking the old space so they opened a video game and action figure shop right in our old space. In the new space we divided it up to about 500SF for retail and about 700SF for office space. With a bigger space the store was becoming more serious in the general area. We also had neighbors now which was helping to build the retail community on our end of the street, a lovely salon, a tattoo studio, the action figure and video game store and us, all peas in a pod. 

Version 3.0

 A year after the move we expanded, we found that the space in the very back of the existing shop (blocked off from us) was becoming available. It was the perfect amount of space and we made that the home of Island Officials (about 700SF just for software). During the transition we scoured the internet and sales and got a great deal on some new displays which helped with the redesign of Tiki. We moved our product outside for the "annual sidewalk sale" and started moving displays, desks and office equipment as best we could. When we were finished the new retail space was about 1200SF. We had our 3 desks (Ry, Ry & Ty) behind the counters but out of the way and the IO office set up. Over the last year (almost) we have spent expanding our business to carry a larger number of new games and a larger quantity of used games both traditional and euro. We have events 5-6 nights a week and host a few open BG nights, dice masters, D&D and the area’s largest YoYo club. It gets tight during events so we started bringing up the idea of moving, and now we are.

 

We (the 3 of us) dream a lot and that helps to keep us driven so we have always joked about taking over a huge retail space. Last year the city finished the new police department which are our new neighbors and on the corner of the next block is a magnificent but run down building.  

When I was a kid, it was army/navy store owned by some Woodbury natives, the Polsky family. I bought my first pair of combat boots there and countless t shirts throughout my formative years like many like-minded people. Our town, like many others, hit hard times and the retail stores diminished. The place has been empty for about 10+ years now but we were able to check out the inside and fell in love. We saw what others who have checked out the space didn't, the fully realized Tiki Tiki Board Games (say it like that scene in SW E4 when the Deathstar takes out Alderan). Version 4.0 could be wondrous, but we need a little help.

We do have some stretch goals ready to go just in case that will upgrade our upgraded plan to Hyper 4.0 so you will see what creativity with a budget looks like, instead of creativity with duct tape. We all work other jobs outside of IO and Tiki Tiki so the process will take a ton of extra hands but we know our local friends, family, patrons and gamers are more than happy to help.  

Thanks,

Ry, Ry & Ty (aka Those Tiki Guys)

Risks and challenges

Whether funded or not this project will be coming to fruition. This funding however will enhance our vision incredibly and allow us to bring some professional construction folks and upgrade a few areas to be more enjoyable for all. Combined with about $20,000 of our own investment the shop will become the largest board game shop in the area but it will be more than that too.

The new space has 3 major areas of improvement and we have tiers of what we can get done based on our own budget and the enhanced budget from KS.

Ceiling-the ceiling has a grid for tiles so we have a couple of ideas that could work pending the outcome of this.

Walls-fairly straight forward, we have some repairs to do and a lot of peg board that should be painted at the very least.

Floors-The biggest issue, with 5800SF that is a lot of whatever material gets put down. Option 1 is to repair areas with concrete and paint, option 2 is carpet/vinyl and option 3 is vinyl slat. All will be expensive and time consuming.

The rewards we are promising are all feasible and we are capable of delivery on time.

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    Ceiling Tiles- Your name on a ceiling tile. The $10 pledge level will put your name on one of the ceiling tiles in the shop.

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    Luke & Cade's Special #1-SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES DAREDEVIL NETFLIX 2-PACK. The critically acclaimed TV show is joining the Marvel Minimates line! Based on the popular online TV series Daredevil, this exclusive two-pack of Minimates mini-figures features Daredevil and Punisher in their most recent on-screen looks! Pending allocation-a store credit will be offered if allocated for Luke & Cade's, local pickup only no shipping.

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    Tiki Tiki T-Shirt-Help us and look great, The pledge amount will get you a Black Tiki Tiki T-Shirt in the following sizes: S, M, L, XL. These shirts will only be made for the KS. You will also get the Post Card & Button pack and and your name on a ceiling tile.

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    Tiki Tiki T-Shirt-Help us and look great, The pledge amount will get you a Black Tiki Tiki T-Shirt in the following sizes: 2XL, 3 XL, 4, XL OR 5XL. These shirts will only be made for the KS. You will also get the Post Card & Button pack and and your name on a ceiling tile.

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    Luke & Cade's Special #2-SDCC 2016 POP! HEROES: SWAMP THING FLOCKED SCENTED PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Swamp Thing, DC Comics' swamp monster, joins Funko's POP! Vinyl Figure line with a special figure that's available only through PREVIEWS! Standing 3 3/4" tall, Swamp Thing has an urban, stylized design, a special flocked texture that will make you think he just rose from the muck – and a distinctive scent, to boot! Summon Swamp Thing with this figure! Window box packaging. Pending allocation-a store credit will be offered if allocated for Luke & Cade's, local pickup only no shipping.

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    Just for you! A ceiling tile with JUST YOUR NAME, T Shirt in any size S-5XL and a Post Card & Button pack

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    Luke & Cade's Special #3-SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL. Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Wonder Woman stands approximately 7.6" tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. Pending allocation-a store credit will be offered if allocated for Luke & Cade's, local pickup only no shipping.

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    Host with the most. For $75 you get to host a selected board game night and everyone will play what you want and your name on a ceiling tile by itself.

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    A New, opened, but UNPLAYED copy of Specter Ops from Plaid hat Games (One of our Favorites) with the 8 figures custom painted by our very own Ron Schade. Ron is an amazing painter of figures and offered to paint the figures from this game to help us out. Ron will make all artistic decisions but you will be very happy. You must pick this up in the shop, we will not be shipping this and it is limited to 2 only.

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    Name that Chair-After the quick sellout of the tables, it was suggested we do chairs too, so here they are. You get to name a chair and when in the shop, it's your reserved seat. The name, after approval, will be on a "plaque".

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    Be Immortalized on a Playing Card! The very talented and wonderful Anthony Parisi of Parisi Studios has offered to collaborate on a special Deck of Tiki Tiki themed playing cards. For a $100 pledge your/a face (only 1) will be caricatured onto one of the 12 face cards in the deck. What card it is will be decided by Tiki and will only be the K,Q or J cards.

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    Snappy Dressing- You could have one of a very limited run of Tiki Tiki Baseball Jerseys with your name on the back and a select number and of course a ceiling tile with your name, the postcard and button pack of course. The Jerseys come in S-2XL and run a little small but breathe great. There will be no returns due to size issues just so you know.

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    A New, opened, but UNPLAYED copy of Mice & Mystics from Plaid hat Games (Another one of our Favorites) with the many figures custom painted by our very own Ron Schade. Ron is an amazing painter of figures and offered to paint the figures from this game to help us out. Ron will make all artistic decisions but you will be very happy. You must pick this up in the shop, we will not be shipping this and it is limited to 2 only.

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    Book a party now!!!-this pledge will allow you to book a game party for the group of your choice for a birthday or whatever kind of celebration you like, you get dibs on the date and your name on a ceiling tile by itself.

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    Name that table- the new space will have 8 new "dining room table" style tables in the gaming area, you get to name one and it will hold that name on a "plaque".

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    FIREBALLS!!!- This is limited to ONE pledge. You get a copy of Fireball Island, You get to host a play party with your copy of Fireball Island and take it home after your name on a ceiling tile by itself. Shop pick up only, no shipping.

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