Every time we opened the Cabinet Game Table at Gen Con, traffic stopped in the aisles. We take that as a pretty good sign, but the real proof will be when our Kickstarter launches in September. In this post we have more on the Cabinet design(s), Kickstarter, a Game Table special offer, and a brief look at future designs we have planned.
This week we take the Cabinet and other tables to Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA! Find us on the third floor of the AmericasMart, booth 813. And if you’re interested in our Cabinet prototype…we’re selling it there at a discount. Serious buyers please email gametableClint@gmail.com. You will need to be able to take it away from the floor on Monday evening after the show ends.
Gold Cup Holder Special Starting NOW!
We are not offering our game table designs as Kickstarter reward options. We are offering a special, starting now and lasting until mid-October (or until supplies run out): gold cup holders!
To take advantage of this option, simply order a Dining Game Table, Streamer Game Table, or Tablezilla with cup holders from www.CarolinaGameTables.com and note “gold cup holders” in the comments at checkout.
Kickstarting the Cabinet
We plan to run a 2 week long Kickstarter, completing near the end of September. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter so you’ll know when we launch! Based on the pledges we get from Kickstarter we can extrapolate whether the design is marketable. What we are not interested in is overextending ourselves in a direction which hurts our brand or our company.
Our goal is $20,000: that’s just seven Cabinets. If we get seven Cabinet pledges during that two week time, we know we’ll sell enough of that design per year to move forward with implementing the manufacturing process. If not? Well, Jodi and Clint get a cool Cabinet. 🙂 And we move on to our other design plans.
Two Cabinet Designs Now! And a Third Coming.
We’re making a few small changes to the overall Cabinet Game Table design since working with the prototype (how the table latches at the top of the cabinet, where our logo plaque is fixed, other small details like that) and based on feedback from people at Gen Con. Thank you to everyone who stopped and consulted with us!
We heard some people want the Cabinet with Doors instead of the table. That won’t change the manufacturing process significantly; it’s the same price as the Cabinet Game Table (similar to how we offer the Dining Game Table as a one piece or a two piece table top—you choose, no upcharge, keep it simple). We only need to meet the goal of seven of the two designs combined in the Kickstarter; not seven of each.
We’ve also heard that some people would prefer no Table or Doors, so we plan to have a Game Cabinet (No Doors or Table) option, too. We’re investigating whether that will change the price.
Ship your Cabinet and Game Table Together!
White Glove Delivery brings all the furniture to your home at one time and puts it where you want it (that Cabinet is solid and heavy). Order your table from our website and the Cabinet through Kickstarter. We arrange White Glove Delivery after all pieces are completed anyway, so you have plenty of time to tell us Ms. Smith’s Table and Rambo19’s Cabinet ship to the same address.
Don’t worry if your table finishes a few weeks before the Cabinet. Normally that incurs a warehousing fee, but this is due to our Kickstarter. We’ll cover the warehousing fees.
Delivery is currently only available for the 48 contiguous United States. We’re still working on shipping options to other locations, but nothing is viable yet.
Future Design Plans
What other designs does Clint have turning about in the brainpan? Quite a few! We don’t want to give too much away quite yet, but we will say this. If we surpass our goal rather quickly, we can move on to those other designs faster. The most common requests we hear are for our game tables at counter and bar height. We also have requests for a game table with a 6 x 4 play area (that may not be feasible with our table design, but we won’t know until we can seriously look at it). So if the Cabinet Game Table Kickstarter goes well enough, those designs can fast track, too.
Even if the Cabinet is not your thing, we appreciate you sharing the news about our Kickstarter. To test the market the best way we know how, we need to reach a LOT of gamers. Thank you!