Little late, but a press release I thought you might like to see.
US Tak Association to promote Tak through organized play.
Announcing the US Tak Association and Year 0 Tournament
USTA to promote Tak through organized play
Seattle, WA—July 1, 2016. Today a new organization, the US Tak Association (USTA), announced its formation. The organization will “share and promote the game of Tak,” with a secondary goal of promoting “fair and competitive play by establishing a comprehensive set of rules and standards that can be used for tournaments and other events.”
“To have a group of people so passionate about the game is fantastic,” says Cassidy Werner, marketing director at Cheapass Games. “The USTA has our full support.”
The USTA, partnering with Cheapass Games and Wyrmwood Gaming, will host a Year 0 Tak tournament at Gen Con. A smaller scale tournament than what will be held in following years, the Year 0 tournament will attract experienced players from PlayTak.com as well as players who utilize free online Tak rules and homemade sets. Each tournament player will receive a participation prize. First- and second-place winners will receive custom prizes crafted by Wyrmwood Gaming. Space is limited; those interested in participating should sign up for the tournament as soon as possible.
Tak will be available worldwide through standard distribution channels in late 2016, and can be pre-ordered now via The Tinker’s Packs.
About Cheapass Games Cheapass Games is a small game company in Seattle Washington, specializing in quirky tabletop games. They produce deluxe games, cheap games, and free games, all of which can be found at their double-secret website cheapass.com. James Ernest has been designing games for more than 20 years, with more than 150 published titles including Kill Doctor Lucky, Give Me the Brain, Button Men, Lords of Vegas, Pairs, and Pirates of the Spanish Main.