Kickstarter is not having a great time due to worldwide financial concerns and are likely to shed 45% of their staff, so you think a company selling a luxury table would struggle? Not so Geeknson.
“Megan” has now raised over £70,000 versus a £30,000 goal on Kickstarter. Megan, by the way, is the name of the table (and I bet there’s a story there) and costs £1,300.
If you watch the video, then I think it’s worth staying to the end. I’ve seen plenty of gaming tables over the internet (not likely to ever afford one for myself), so I’m familiar with their lure. Perhaps you are too. Megan’s strength seems to be from the finishing touches that Geeknson has included; USB chargers, detachable token holders, drink holders and D&D benches.
In fact, I think the phrase “D&D Benches” has just been coined. They describe insets you place in your gaming table to make more room for books while still leaving a lowered area for dice rolling.
Okay, a pledge of £900 will get a £1250 Megan table but without the “tabletop leaves” that let you convert it into a dining table.
£1,000 gets you a larger table, 22cm wider, and still without the “tabletop leaves”.
£1,100 gets you the table with leaves and £1,300 the larger table with leaves. Most people have gone for the top option. All options have delivery added on later, which won’t be cheap.
That said, I’ve seen gaming tables go for considerably more than this.
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