Spielbound Board Game Café

A project in Omaha, NE by Kaleb Michaud

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Spielbound is building better community, education, & health through board games. Help make our board game café a reality!
Backers: 326
Average Pledge Per Backer: $85

Funded: $27,621 of $15,000
Dates: Mar 22nd -> Apr 21st (30 days)
Project By: Kaleb Michaud
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Latest News

Just 6 hours left! Plus a game night video!

April 20th - via:
This is my final update as there are only a few hours left - our Kickstarter will no longer accept new pledges after 3:33pm CDT. Just one last reminder about the benefits of a Spielbound membership. The 1-Year Member at $150 pays for itself with only... (Read More)

OUR FINAL DAY! New Stretch Goal & Summary

April 20th - via:
A huge thank you to all that showed up tonight in person at our 2nd game night event. We had over 100 people playing a ton of games! During the event our Kickstarter also went over the $25K mark! This means we have now unlocked the building of 2... (Read More)

2 Days Left! First stretch goal reached! +future charity events

April 19th - via:
Great news - we've unlocked our first stretch goal by reaching over $20,000! In doing so, all of you that pledged $25 or more will receive 2 free 1-day passes at our board game cafe ($10 value), and all of you that pledged $100 or more more will... (Read More)

3 Days Left! Team-building through board games

April 18th - via:
First, great news as we passed both the $17,000 challenge goal AND the 250 backers today - Fantastic! The anonymous donor has already been the first to pledge at the $2,000 level. With this we are very close to our first stretch goal of $20,000,... (Read More)

4 Days Left! Spielbound supports teachers

April 16th - via:
Every day this week I've updated you in greater detail on Spielbound's goals and missions. These few days are our last chance to get the word out and build support to help make us successful! Thanks for reading and forwarding updates to your friends,... (Read More)

5 Days Left! We support game designers!

April 16th - via:
Hello again, just a simple reminder that we're 5 days away from the end of our Kickstarter campaign. We're still far from getting 250 unique backers, so keep telling your friends and others. I'm constantly surprised by how many people I know that... (Read More)

6 Days Left! Seniors play, too!

April 14th - via:
Only 6 days left until our Kickstarter funding campaign ends! Be sure to act soon as the upcoming holiday may distract you from getting your friend or family member to pledge or from you increasing your pledge. :-) Our Stay Sharp Seniors (S3)... (Read More)

7 Days Left! Pledge challenge and Game night #2!

April 14th - via:
7 DAYS!Yes, only one week remains for our Kickstarter fundraiser. Only one week to get the word out and for others to not only help us become successful for Omaha, but the last week to be able to say you were on the ground floor, the original team... (Read More)

We made it! (& new stretch goal)

April 11th - via:
One hour ago: And now, unlocked! Thanks to you, Spielbound Board Game Cafe is happening!!!All of us here are speechless with our excitement... but thank you so much for your support! And, as promised, now that we've reached our funding goal, we'll be... (Read More)

Membership timing, non-profit status, and more

April 11th - via:
Before I get into the update, we are VERY close to reaching our funding goal - only $500 away! We are also extremely close to reaching our secret goal of 200 backers - only 2 away! Keep on spreading the word as we only have a little over a week left!... (Read More)

Memberships and Wall of Honor

April 8th - via:
I've had a LOT of good conversations with people about Spielbound and our different approach to a board game cafe. One aspect that has been the hardest to explain without having our cafe doors open is our memberships. Why memberships?First, as a... (Read More)

International TableTop Day! and volunteering

April 5th - via:
We're busy this weekend over at the Cherry Hills Event Center in Omaha celebrating this annual holiday playing games! Come join us this weekend in person to discuss any and all aspects of Spielbound. We also have a kiosk where you can register to win... (Read More)

The games we offer and game night summary

March 30th - via:
Week 1 is now over and we're almost at 60% of our funding goal. We had a great start and I know a lot of you still have questions - I'm hoping these updates will help and that you'll continue to spread the word! What games will you have?I get this... (Read More)

What is Game Cataloging? and an in-person game night!

March 27th - via:
Greetings backers! We have passed the half-way mark today and almost doubled the number of backers since the weekend - very exciting! Tonight's update is covering two topics that we bring up a lot at Spielbound: game cataloging and game nights. What... (Read More)

Opening weekend down, over a third of the way there!

March 23rd - via:
Hello Spielbound backers!First, thank you so very much for helping to truly kickstart Spielbound this weekend. We're at over $6,000 in 30 hours! While we've been working on Spielbound for over two years, it's hard to know what to expect with a public... (Read More)

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