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Tak: A Beautiful Game

A project in Seattle, WA by Cheapass Games

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Tak is a new abstract strategy game created by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss, based on the game in The Wise Man's Fear.
Backers: 12187
Average Pledge Per Backer: $111

Funded: $1,351,142 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 19th -> May 20th (32 days)
Project By: Cheapass Games
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Latest News

Questions and Answers

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
What a week! Two days ago, Kicktraq was projecting our end total just shy of $1M. Now we are at $1.2M and still climbing! Campaigns usually spike on the last day, but it’s rather insane when that spike alone is larger than six of our previous... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals: Board Art and Capstones

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Takkers: Happy Wednesday! We just finished our final weekly meeting of the Tak inner circle, and we would like to announce two juicy upgrades and stretch goals for our final days. Achievements Unlocked! First, thanks to all the folks who participated... (Read More)

New Art: Coins and Boards

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Takkers. Today we’d like to share some art-in-progress for the collector coin, and for the two main game boards. Collector Coins:  We have made collector coins for nearly all of our Kickstarter campaigns. We created coins for Get Lucky,... (Read More)

Managing Pledges, and More About Capstones

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday, Takkers! Our campaign has just four days left, and according to Kicktraq, we are trending close to $1M. That's incredible! With many new backers, and many new options, we've received a fair number of questions about how the pledge... (Read More)

Introducing Cloth Boards

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, Takkers. We’ve had great response to Devi’s Box and Devi's Board, and today we’d like to talk about an accessory at the other end of the price scale: a cloth board for Tak. We’ve been working on this option since long before the... (Read More)

And Now... Devi's Board

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Takkers: Wow! Devi's Box is insanely popular, and that is great news. But for some backers, the price is a little high, and we totally understand that. We have tried to provide good options at all price levels, so that everyone can play their... (Read More)

Introducing Devi’s Box

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, Takkers! We are thrilled to introduce you to Devi’s Box. This new bespoke Tak set is brought to us by the artisans at Wyrmwood, who have tirelessly worked with us to create a thing of lasting beauty. Note: The prototypes and photos in... (Read More)

Sneak Preview: Devi's Box

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Beloved Takkers: It's Tuesday evening, May 3, and we are near the exact midpoint of the Tak Kickstarter campaign. We are about to introduce an incredibly beautiful new set, perhaps as early as tomorrow. It's tentatively entitled Devi's Box, and it... (Read More)

Tabletop Day Video

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday, Takkers! It has been another great week for the Tak campaign! This weekend was Tabletop Day, and the Cheapass crew joined our friends from Lone Shark Games to cruise around Seattle and play games! James showed off some Pairs variants,... (Read More)

About the Game Pieces

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Dearest Takkers: We hope you're enjoying the new stretch goals. Players have already posted tons of photos of their own Tak sets (we knew that would be easy), and we've seen some healthy spikes in our follower counts (because that's even easier). We... (Read More)

Stretch Goals: Let’s Spread the Word!

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s week 2! Everyone is excited to be here, the game is doing well, and we're getting great reviews. But we still want to grow the party, so let’s play a game and spread the word. But First, an Announcement: The i's are crossed and the t's are... (Read More)

Tak Pairs Deck!

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome, Backer 4500! Our first week is behind us, and it was a crazy one. 4500 backers, lots of great feedback, and nearly 800% funded. Thanks to everyone for your patience and your good suggestions. Now, please tell all your friends, and let's see... (Read More)

Introducing the Arcanist's Pack

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Takkers: Today we have added a new item to the list of Tak accessories (Takcessories?): The Arcanist's Wooden Board. This board will be available in the Arcanists' Pack, at $155, and as an add-on for $65. The Arcanist's Board (Second Prototype)... (Read More)

How To Play Video!

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Takkers: A very happy Monday to you! We had a fairly relaxing weekend at Cheapass Games, spending a little time in the workshop, and also making progress some great things for week 2. Not much is final yet, but at least we can drop a few hints... (Read More)

Crazy Martin, e-Book, and Add-Ons in General

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday! James Ernest just completed an AMA on Reddit, so please check that out and read a fun Q&A about Tak, game design, and the nature of the Universe. Today we're going to talk about two new add-ons for the Tak campaign, as well as the... (Read More)

Wooden Board Coming Soon!

April 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Takkers: Thanks for another amazing day! It seems that Kickstarter campaigns are equally hectic when they are fast and when they are slow. No matter what, we're always working overtime to figure out how to make them more awesome. Our First Sample... (Read More)

Now You Can Actually Play

April 21st - via: tor.com
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Welcome to Day 2

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Takkers: Thanks for an amazing first day! We are almost 400% funded in the first 24 hours, and we are are on track for our biggest campaign ever. We are so excited to tell you about what's next. Upgraded Capstones for the Tavern Set A few... (Read More)

Hooray! We funded!

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to the Tak campaign! What an amazing first day! At just nine hours in, we’re right around 150% funded. We lack confetti at the Cheapass office, but we do have some lovely sawdust from the workshop, so we’ll throw that around instead.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Play 'Tak' From 'The Kingkiller Chronicles'

April 19th - via: geekdad.com
Tak borrows a bit from games like Go and Pente and has some similar mechanics to other Ernest games. (Read More)

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