Elegant two-player strategy game by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss has raised over $800K
Seattle, WA—May 16, 2016. The Kickstarter campaign for Tak, a two-player abstract strategy game based the works of Patrick Rothfuss and brought to life by James Ernest, is in its final stretch.
“This is our most remarkable and successful Kickstarter to date,” says James Ernest, Tak designer and President of Cheapass Games. “I’m looking forward to an exciting final week.”
Cheapass has introduced a multitude of new options in addition to the tavern set and classic set they launched with. A portable cloth board, extended piece set, wooden Arcanist’s board, and a deluxe set based on Rothfuss’s “Demon Devi” and crafted by the artisans at Wyrmwood Gaming round out the campaign.
Crafted from maple and black walnut with bloodwood accents and finished with a hand-rubbed lavender oil finish, “Devi’s Box” is a thing of lasting beauty. Accompanying the set is a certificate of authenticity signed by both Ernest and Rothfuss, and Wyrmwood’s lifetime craftsman’s promise.
“Having the maple pieces shaped like money and the bloodwood pieces, putting either money or blood on the line, just tying in Devi’s character so thoroughly to this set… That’s what really excites me,” says Douglas Costello, Founder and Lead Designer at Wyrmwood. “It’s what takes this set to the next level… We’re bringing a piece of Pat’s world to life using old world craftsmanship.”
In addition to extended options, Ernest and Rothfuss have added additional content to the Tak companion book. The book expands on the lore and history of Tak in Temerant, and now includes Tak variants, precursor games, and details on Tak in different regions, including Faen. The companion book will be illustrated by Nate Taylor.