Game Toppers 2.0 - The Ultimate Gaming Accessory

Created by Game Toppers LLC

Upgrading your gaming experience with Quality, Affordable, Portable Game Toppers with Thematic Game Mats & Accessories.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Australia shipments, EU Overstock, and clearance sale
3 months ago – Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:25:08 PM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!!!

We hope you are all well! Wow, a new year! 

NEWS:

  • We are very excited about an amazing amount of ne items for the next Kickstarter currently scheduled for late March/early April. It is going to amazing!
  • We launched our new E-commerce store powered by Shopify just after Thanksgiving. This provides a much better user experience. We are putting together a clearance page of some older inventory and items we will be retiring.
  • We are moving through our existing inventory very quickly and only have a few Watson, Holmes, and Adler Acrylic covers left.

Australia Update:

We were informed Tuesday that the order is being prepared to go out from our fulfillment partners.

Quote from them: 

"Currently arranging for pickup. All orders should be out by this week. Time frame I'm getting is 3-5 business days for most areas. Tracking is being sent to the backers generated by the carrier when the articles are picked up and scanned in. We will also have a summary of the tracking numbers by backer to you with a link to the tracking website and carrier for each article."


Unfortunately due to Covid and many uncertainties we did not stock very much overstock in Australia,

After these orders are received approx. 5-10 days then we will let you know of the very few items that will be left for sale. (we sent a few extra items for service related issues).


EU Fulfillment:

We have successfully fulfilled the EU and has gone exceptionally well with our fulfillment partner. Cost have been higher than expected due to unforeseen Covid related delays and increases.

We have successfully fulfilled the EU and has gone exceptionally well with our fulfillment partner. Cost have been higher than expected due to unforeseen Covid related delays and increases.


We have successfully fulfilled the EU and has gone exceptionally well with our fulfillment partner. Cost have been higher than expected due to unforeseen Covid related delays and increases.


Sale items:

We have a very limited amount of overstock available for sale. Sorry, first come, first served and these are the only configuration we can fulfill with. I have included the prices VAT included for ease.

 See charts and shipping fees below. The UK will need to add an Exra 10 percent now because of Brexit.

We expect this to move very fast as  have already send many emails with this info. Please email me directly Via Burky@gametoppersllc.com.

All payments will be made individually through Paypal.



  Thank you all! your support and kindness has been amazing!!! i very excited about the future and continuing to improve and go to the next Level in upgrading everyone's gaming experience!
               As always if you need any support help Please email Josiah at Support@gametoppersllc.com or you can reach out to me at Burky@Gametoppersllc.com
               All our best!
               Burky and team.



 

Near final Fulfillment update 10-12-20
5 months ago – Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 07:47:16 PM

Greetings Game Topper Nation

I must offer a bit of an apology for the delay in this update. I am very committed to answer every individual question via social media, email or KS, (no small task) but putting out these larger updates in the middle of my workload is always a bit harder. Honestly, the biggest problem for me is, there is always a large amount of information I am gathering or waiting on others to provide so I can be accurate. I respond to questions pretty rapid fire to keep up and give people the best current info, but don’t want to ever come off as dismissing anyone’s concerns or not appear empathetic.

I think I’m an ok communicator, but writing is not my best gift. Trust me, I so very much appreciate each and every one of you! You have been so understanding during these trying times.  My heart is full of gratitude. Our team works tirelessly to get these great gaming upgrades out as soon as we can. You can ask my team and family that I agonize over any delays and always have my top priority taking care of our backers.

That all said, I have a bunch of good news!!!!


Fulfillment update:

All USA and Canada orders have been fulfilled! This is such a herculean task in normal times. Then throw Covid on top of it! We were way ahead of schedule fulfilling over 1500 domestic “mat only” pledges 4 months ahead of schedule. We had half of the standard toppers sent out a couple months ahead of scheduled and were on track to exceed expectations. Then Covid hit. This affected our supply chain and manufactures experienced severe complications. That had a cascading effect.  We continued to persevere and do lots of modulating. This was very challenging and proved very costly, but thankfully we persevered and we finished most domestic orders by Aug and Canada right after that.

All of our new domestic orders now ship in 2-3 business days. (See international post KS sales info below.)

If you want to order in Canada, we still have a pretty good situation if we ship a pallet at a time to keep the shipping in line with our KS shipping prices. A topper package generally cost $225.00 shipping, duty, and tax inc. We now add $25.00 post KS surcharge for our extra fees we incur. We actually are still subsidizing a bit of the cost. If you want expedited shipping to Canada (meaning not waiting for a pallet each few weeks) we can ship direct to our fulfillment center for an additional $75.00. An extra $10.00 added to a game mat or small package order.

What’s new?

We are planning on launching our new E-commerce store November 20th. We just mad a new rewet of our website. there is a online product catalog now.  https://www.gametoppersllc.com/products.html 

Many of the Stretch Goals and some of the bundle pricing are going to go away or change.


As a customer Loyalty gesture we want to let you all know that if you want any of our limited supply  items, like the Rail Bundles, Leaf Extension Bundles, Dice Tower Bundles, mat racks, acrylic covers and especially the Double Mat Bundles (which are a tremendous savings with discounted shipping and mat storage bags included) you will have one week to take advantage of these special prices  through the Late Pledge Manager. Shhh... don't tell anyone... Some great Christmas ideas.

Rail bundles
Leaf extensions
double mat bundles

We are also going to retire a few mostly older items on a special clearance page of the new e-commerce store and will give you a head ups so you can take advantage of them first. A few  Waverly gen 1 rails, gen 1 Mycroft bags, some Wood cup holders etc.

EU

The container has arrived at our fulfilment partner in Germany and is being shipped as you read this.

It was a very large order (over 200 orders) and should take about 10 days to handle the full order. If you are European backer you should receive a tracking email. Most of the small packages appeared to be going out first and now the larger topper packages are shipping. Many have said that the tracking info has been in peoples spam folders, so that would be a good thing to check. If you do not receive a tracking email by November 20th please let us know and we can do some research for you. So far everything has been going smoothly.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and not being able to attend the UK Games Expo and The Essen Spiel, it has really hindered our opportunity to market well in Europe. With the uncertainty of travel, we had to make a very difficult call and limit the amount of overstock product we are keeping in Germany this go around. Also, Brexit is providing us uncertainty for 2021.


Future EU Sales:

We have a few Watson, Holmes, Adler and Mycroft and just a couple of mats styles and a small amount of extra accessories and cup holders that we will make available for sale after everyone has successfully received their products. Our products have been  very thoughtfully engineered  with heavy duty packaging and the large units are being shipped on pallets giving further protection so we do not expect problems, but nonetheless we took some precautions.

We will update when these are available. If you are in the UK, now would be a good time to take advantage of those when they become available before the end of the year or an additional VAT charge will occur. Next year’s Kickstarter we will need to ship directly to the UK me thinks.

Any product that has to be shipped from the USA is very expensive. Typically a mat is $60-$80 and a Topper $600.00 to $700 due to the size and weight. Shipping in bulk like we did was a huge win to save everyone money on that front.


Australia:

This has been a horrible challenge do to shipping congestion lack of containers and logistic problems.

When we priced our 20 ft container last year to make Australia available we were quoted $2000.00. I padded it to $2500.00 in my business plan. Now this shipment us costing us over $5800.00.

We shipped out all the pallets a couple of weeks ago, but the shipment  has been delayed due to congestion we are told.  The good news is that it expected to be loaded on the ship this Friday and arrive in Sidney  Dec 10th-14th, then sent to our logistics partner, Aetherworks. The now so good news is, that Aetherworks closes for the holiday season Dec 18th. It does not seem optimistic that it will clear customs and arrive at Aetherworks in time for Christmas shipping. I will keep you in the loop if anything happens that would change this, but for now I would expect that it would be after the holidays. I’m so sorry for those of you that have so patiently waited. We worked hard to push at every step, but it’s just very challenging right now.


Future Sales in Australia:

This is very similar decision we made like Germany for our overstock.

We have a few Watson, Holmes, and Mycroft and just a couple of mats styles and a small amount of extra accessories and cup holders that we will make available for sale after everyone has successfully received their products. Any product that has to be shipped from the USA is very expensive. Typically a mat is $80 and a Topper $600.00 to $800 due to the size and weight.

We will update when these are available.

Lastly,

Whew! We are currently working full steam ahead on the next Kickstarter campaign scheduled for Feb/ March with Next fall 2021 fulfillment. The creativity and energy is coming back to me.  New Mats, new accessories and some other exciting offerings that is going to blow everyone’s mind!!!

Here is a sneak peak of one of our new mats called the great wall by the amazing Vincent Dutrait. Much more to come……super pumped!!!

The Great Wall- ancient Asia mat.

We love you all and are very thankful for all of your support and kind encouragement during this time.

If you have any concerns you can reach me at burky@gametoppersllc.com or support@gametoppersllc.com

Josiah, Joseph, Joan and myself all wish you the best of health, safety and peace.

Happy holidays to you!

Burky

Canada tracking and EU /Australia shipments
7 months ago – Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 12:02:13 AM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!

I hope you are all well and are enjoying some gaming! I wanted to give a couple quick updates.

As of today 9-22-20 The Canada orders have all gone out From pick and Pack..Check spam if you do not get tracking.

NOTE:

 The tracking numbers from Pick and Pack are to notify you that packages are coming your way. We have had several emails of concern that the right items are coming and that the descriptions are not showing the complete contents. Have no worries, our package have specific packing solutions within the box they were designed to ship in safely. This was thought through a long time ago to save people money on shipping. Some items must be in a separate package due to size and weight, So it is possible you may see multiple packages. The tracking fields are very limited an could never include full order descriptions. Rest assured our team goes through a double check of every order that goes our from our facility. Pick and Pack simply put a label on the packages we have completed for final leg delivery.

I just want to put everyone at ease. Our failure rate on picked orders has been extremely low do to our due diligence QC processes. We are human and can make mistakes, but if we do please let us know at support@gametoppersllc.com and you can have confidence we will make it right very quickly. Thanks much everyone for your understanding.

Future Canada shipping: 

Can I still buy Game topper products in Canada? 

Yes, we have a very good situation here. We can still ship to Canada at our advertised rates with this exception. We are planing on doing a shipment at the end of each month (or earlier if 1 pallet is filled) starting OCT 30th (or sooner) and Nov 30th (or sooner)  and possible DEC 15th. (...if demand is there for a bulk shipment of at least one pallet) The reason for this is to get a better bulk rate shipping to our partner and  to avoid extra handling charges. There is a one time $50 per pallet fee even for one item. So while it takes longer it saves on shipping.

This means that our normal 2-3 Domestic USA would not apply, meaning depending on when you order is placed and when the order goes out will determine your wait time. Another option is...

Canadian Expedited shipping only:

We can ship individual packages immediately with a expedited surcharge. Cost will increase by $25.00 for a small packages like mats and dice towers.  $75.00 additional for Topper order.

Eu Shipment:

The order is all packed and waiting for the container to arrive for shipment. We think it will be here Thursday. Shipping is more congested than we have seen in quite some time so this is not a perfect science. We are told about 25 days shipping, about a week customs clearance and delivery to our logistics partner in Germany and the 7 -10 days final leg journey depending on distance from Germany.

Part of the EU order ready for Shrink and container packing.

Can I still buy Game topper products in the EU?

Yes, but we will have a very limited amount of product for this KS left in Germany after fulfillment. (Just enough to handle any service or delivery damage) After everyone gets their pledges we will then allow orders from the excess inventory to sell. This will be limited items about 6-8 toppers total and a few mats and accessories.

After this inventory is exhausted Shipping from the USA will be at a much higher price making mostly undo-able. However, we will be coming back to KS next year and again offer these combined discounted shipping solutions

Australia:

We will start packing this segment this week, and expect to be done by the end of next week and then will become a consolidated pickup to Australia with Aetherworks Logistics. We expect by the end of Oct Early November product should be near your home. You still have a few days to order if you are in Australia.

Can I still buy Game topper products in the Australia?

Yes, but we will have a very limited amount of product for this KS left in Australia after fulfillment. (Just enough to handle any service or delivery damage) After everyone gets their pledges we will then allow orders from the excess inventory to sell. This will be limited items about 3-4 toppers total and a few mats and accessories.

After this inventory is exhausted Shipping from the USA will be at a much higher price making mostly undo-able. However, we will be coming back to KS next year and again offer these combined discounted shipping solutions

Going forward:

We are neck deep in plans for our next Kickstarter with exciting new mats, new backward compatible accessory ideas, and some stuff I can't even talk about yet that will blow everyone's minds! We will keep you posted. 

We are also looking at retiring some of our gen one accessories, storage bags, waverly rails and 2 mm mats. We are going to do a Loyalty Sale to our backers. This will not be most of our main products, Not toppers.  Just a bunch of left over and some seconds. Stay Tuned!

Thanks again everyone!!!

Please let us know if you have any concerns or help!

support@gametoppersllc.com or Burky@gametoppersllc.com

Burky and Team

Canada, EU, and Australia Update 9-4-20
7 months ago – Sat, Sep 05, 2020 at 07:10:00 PM

Greetings Game Topper Nation,

I just wanted to give you a brief update:

All is well here and we have been working at a very good pace. I’m very proud of Josiah and the team.

  • USA fulfillment is complete with the exception of a few back ordered items (Watson size Crimson Red, Steel Grey, Cobalt Blue and Terrain White mats] that will be back in stock at the end of September and shipped out.  

All new domestic orders ship in 2-3 business days.

  • The Canada order left this week and is on the road. We expect it to arrive in Buffalo by weekend and then on to our fulfilment Partner Pick and Pack Logistics for final to door shipping (formally Snakes and Lates).
Partially palletized order
Partially picked order.

  We estimate the last leg of Canada shipping will begin shipping on or before Sept 14th. You will recieve a tracking number from Pick and Pack for the carrier that is used for your package.
    If you do not recieve tracking by Sept 14th, feel free to email us at support@gametoppersllc.com and we can help.

We will continue to ship into our partner in Canada monthly by pallet to get shipping rates down, possible twice a month depending on demand.

  •  European orders Are being packed right now. We expect  about 10 more working days to complete packing this segment. It’s a large segment.
    We expect to have this order sent by Sept 18th.
        I am told this should take about 20-25 days thus arriving in Germany the mid to latter part  of October. Last leg delivery should take place within one week and tracking numbers released. So hopefully everyone should be recieving them by end of Oct.
        I know this has taken longer than expected. Thank you for your kind words and patience. I think it will be worth the wait.

European’s still have till Sept 14th to get an order in on these discounted KS shipping rates.

  •  Australia and New Zealand will pack and ship next. We expect to have this order sent by end of Sept arriving in Australia late Oct.
    You can still add to your Australian order by Sept 24th.


   Again,  Thank you for your patience, I know how excited everyone is to get these. We are very motivated and working so hard to make this happen as soon as we possibly can. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news about what is coming next.

If you have any questions or concerns as always drop us an email at Burky@gametoppersllc.com or Josiah at support@gametoppersllc.com

From all of the team, stay well!

Burky 

Accessories and cup holders update. Canada and Europe order cut off times
9 months ago – Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 11:43:23 PM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!!!!

Wow! We have been running full steam ahead and are close to being done with continental USA fulfillment. Yay!!!!

The mat racks are a huge hit with the folks that have set them up and the Sculpted Viking and Dragon limited edition toppers are all sent out in the USA. Whew!

I made a quick video  of the Poker chip trays, the dice towers and accessories and expandable cup holders. This shows you how they all work and some other info.

We are shipping out these right now at a pretty good clip. You should be getting a tracking number for your cup holder and accessories soon if you haven't already. Combined orders of cup holders and accessories, dice towers should be done in the USA in the next 5-7 days. 

Here is the video...

Canada cut off:

The cut off For adding a Late pledge for Canada will be Aug 14th. after that it may difficult to be able to add to your order at our discounted shipping rates.

Europe and Australia cut off:

Aug 28th will be the Cut off to order or make adjustments to the order at our discounted shipping rates.

Again thank you all very much for your patience and kind words of encouragement. It is so cool seeing all the great pictures and fun you having on the Game Topper Nation Facebook group.

If you need anything as always please let us know at support @gametoppersllc.com or burky@gametoppersllc.com

Burky and team.