As many of you have already noticed, the Tak kickstarter has been fulfilled.
— Andrew Collie (@VirginiaCollie) February 22, 2017
(Dear Andrew, I’d like you to be the official Tak spokesmodel. And I’m not just saying that because you’re way *way* pretty. It’s because your presentation here is absolutely flawless.)
The vast majority of you who backed the kickstarter have your goodies now. And while a few of you might not yet, that’s mostly due to international shipping, or because some people never answered their Kickstarter surveys. (Imagine me giving you a disappointed-but-still-loving dad look here.)
But yeah. The big news is that games have been showing up at people’s houses for months. It’s exciting for me to see people finally getting to have their own copies. And not just playing it, but really kinda loving it.
— Michael Tackes (@MichaelTackes) January 13, 2017
Not only have folks been playing it, but they’ve been taking it out in public, showing it off, and making friends….
— Hayden Murray (@haydenmurray80) January 23, 2017
There’s been some very nice photography done, as well as some political commentary.
— Rammy (@Rammynix) February 19, 2017
This was one of the more pleasantly surprising tweets I saw from fellow author Sabba Tahir.
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) February 3, 2017
I’d always assumed that Oot (age 7) would be too young to play. But hearing that Sabba’s kid and others had been successfully learning the game, I thought I thought I’d try him out…
We started on the 3×3 and he eagerly moved up into a 4×4 game. Then he wanted to play the 5×5….
Everything said, he took to it pretty well. He’s no mastermind, but… well… neither am I. And he won fair and square one game when I wasn’t paying proper attention.
Most importantly though, we had a good time. And I’m looking forward to playing more with him in the future.
In terms of games being shipped out, we haven’t just fulfilled the kickstarter. We’ve also completed shipping out all the pre-orders people placed in The Tinker’s Packs. That means that as of now you can order the base game, cloth or wooden boards, the Tavern set, and all the other Tak Swag over in The Tinker’s Packs. Not only will we ship it out to you straightaway, but you can sleep soundly at night knowing that all the proceeds go to charity.
If you’ve been enjoying Tak, feel free to share your pictures and stories in the comments below. You can also review the game on BoardGameGeek. It’s the biggest game review website out there, so a good rating there will do a lot to help get the word about Tak out to people.
Last but not least, Tak has already been nominated for a Golden Geek award for 2016. So if you’re a frequent user of BoardGameGeek, you can head on over and vote for it in the 2-player category.
So… yeah. I’m glad you guys have been enjoying it. And if you missed out on the Kickstarter, feel free to swing by the Tinker’s Packs and pick one up. Or more than that. Don’t worry. I won’t judge.