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:

Canada, EU, and Australia Update 9-4-20
16 days 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
about 2 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.

Game Topper Update July 6th - International fulfillment
2 months ago – Wed, Jul 08, 2020 at 10:57:37 AM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!!!

First, I hope you are all well. I also want to thank you all for your kind words of support and encouragement. Those of you that have come to know and interact with me know how important it is for me to honor my word and how deeply I care about getting these great gaming upgrades into your hands. During the quarantine, we have worked non stop to deliver our in-stock products domestically.

The Covid-19 related delays have caused supply chain disruptions with almost every aspect of our fulfillment, It is very complicated. It has to do with how our software allows us to partially fulfill product, when product arrives and can be packaged, and when we can ship.  My third party suppliers have been good to work with, but are experiencing many difficulties, mostly labor force and raw material shortages. Every 1 week delay seems to end in a three week delay,  for some items more. This has made it very difficult for me to even relay quality information to you. For this I am very sorry. It's very frustrating. Josiah and I continue to answer and welcome every email. We want you to know all is well in spite of the delays.  That all said, I want to assure you that we anticipate no major issues with our products getting to you, it's just the time juggle

Many of you that have shared your recent deliveries and fun experiences on the Game Topper Nation Facebook group. If you haven't joined yet please do. Lots of fun pictures and ideas. Please, no customer support questions there.

Short update if you don't want to read anymore: ( These are my best estimates given current information)

95 percent of domestic USA shipment is done except Sculpted Toppers, Mat Racks, Cup Holders and Dice Tower Accessory Trays & Poker Chip Holders. If all goes well, we will be shipping out Domestic sculpted toppers and mat racks by the end of next week and US fulfillment will be nearly complete. If you have a domestic topper order (other than Sculpted) and for some reason haven't recived it please email us at support@gametoppersllc.com

Cupholders, Dice Tower Accessories, and Poker Trays have been a real slow process, but we have dialed in the finish and approved all molds. I'm very happy with them! I think you will love them. The P.O. has been submitted and we are expecting delivery to our shop in about two weeks and it will take us about 1 week to package and send out. Current estimates are end of July and USA fulfillment will be completed. You will get a separate tracking number when these go out.

All our proofs and Mat storage racks

Canada orders will then be packaged (EST end of JULY) we expect this to take two weeks as it is a large segment. Orders should then arrive about the 3rd week of Aug in Canada.

European orders will be pulled next. Again, we expect two weeks to pack. We expect to have this order sent by end of Aug arriving in Germany End of Sept/early Oct.

Australia and New Zealand will ship next. We expect to have this order sent by end of Aug/early Sept arriving in Australia Early Oct.

Essentially if you want to add to your international order you have till the end of July to do so.

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. That you have my word on! 

More detailed info on each item:

  • Mat Only Pledges:

We have fulfilled all "MAT Only" pledges in Dec. domestically. (Over 1500 units) People love our game mats!! I am so proud of them all just like my kids.  If you place an order for mats, which you can do through the late pledge manager, they ship out in 2-3 business days and you can still take advantage of the specials we had during the Kickstarter campaign. We are keeping the  Late Pledge special prices available to give our new and existing backers more time to take advantage of add-ons if they wanted at the discounted prices and to include those  backers in the EU, Canada and Australia the same opportunity for their shipments essential by the end of JULY. 

We even just placed a reorder. Mat only pledges for international backers will ship when those containers leave. (Explained above.) 

  • Standard Toppers:

I are happy to report,  we have fulfilled to all Domestic Standard black powder coated, Lestrade, Adler, Watson, Holmes, Moriarty and Mycroft Game Topper segments. This includes the popular Standard Scotland Yard, Bakerstreet and Riechenbach Falls Packages. Please Note: Many of these were sent out as a partial fulfillment ...meaning everything we had on hand shipped out. Other items, mainly cup holder and accessories dice towers, trays, poker chip trays and mat racks will be shipping out separately in July.

LUX OAK AND PREMIUM WALNUT Toppers:

  • Walnut and Oak Holmes, Watson, & Lestrade Toppers

YAY !!!!!! All have been sent Domestically, they are beautiful!

  • Sculpted Viking and Dragon rail Watson and Holmes Toppers: We Just received them and are installing the sculpted wood this week and shipping domestically next week. Dogmight Games did an amazing job for us in very difficult times.

 Please support them!   https://dogmight.com

Viking corners assembly
Viking and Dragon corner assembly
Sculpted Viking Topper

Accessories:

Cup Holders and expandable cup inserts:

As you know this has been a very difficult situation when we lost our vendor.   Thankfully, we found a partner in Wisconsin to work with. I believe this ultimately will work out for good as we have now developed and improved our products. I'm thrilled with them and I think you know the standard I expect. It has taken more time than i expected to refine the end product and finish, but we got there.

 I think you will love these new collapsible cup holders. So easy to carry now and accommodates large water bottles, coffee cups and cans.

Proofs are done and P.O. is underway in production as you read this.

Dice Tower Accessories & Poker Chip Holders:

I am in love with these parts. I think you will like them. We have made some upgrades and improvements.

We have enlarged the dice accessory tray so the wells are bigger to hold more items and incorporated a privacy screen channel so we can produce privacy screens in the future that simply fit in the channels. These can be many different kind of themes we  can come up with.

We also improved the poker chip tray to not only attach on the rail with the rail leg kits, but also plug into our rail system. So cool!!! I love it!

Note: Viking Dice Towers

As discussed in our last update, we do a have a problem with the viking dice tower. We found out the Viking Dice Tower was not designed in a way that could be mold injected like I was led to believe. I spent many days working with the new engineers to see what could be done.  It was very illuminating. The good was it allowed us to innovate and develop the new castle tower and improved dice accessory tray that allows the tower to sit in the tray easily and securely. This was not the case with the viking version. It's very complicated.  The mold to make this the way it was designed with all the back cuts would have been prohibitive and undo-able. The mold alone would be $40,000 with all the back cuts. It was very frustrating to learn this.

The long and short of it is... if you pledge for a Viking tower we are automatically exchanging to the new castle tower and we also putting in a $30.00 Game Topper credit accommodation  in your account to redeem on anything else you wish. Just email us at support@gametoppersllc.com and well help you with that.

Mat Racks:

As many of you recall the first prototypes of the JJ Burkton and the Lord Burkton were of EPVC material. This proved to work fine, but felt a bit flimsy to me. My manufacture referred me to a company that does an innovative powder-coat 3/4" MDF wood process. This proved also to be an huge improvement in look and design. The new powder coat finish is amazing!!! We were able to improve the assembly by making a "cam driven" system. Easy to assemble, and much stronger and more sturdy. I think they are fantastic and proud to have our name on them! Josiah and I have just made instructional sheet and a how to video I'm editing right now. 

We have included a new how to assemble page on our website so you will be able to reference assembly instructions easily.  https://www.gametoppersllc.com/how-to-assemble.html  Mat Storage Rack videos should be done soon.

Lord Burkton 6 hole unit parts laid out for instructional videos
4 hole J.J. Burkton parts laid out for instructional video

I know everyone knows that this Covid-19 situation has disrupted life. For us as well. Overall we were doing so well. Many people received their toppers way ahead of schedule, but sadly some did not. Other than your personal well being, nothing would make me happier that to get all these great gaming upgrades into your hands! We will do it, you have my commitment on that. We continue to give it our all!

My son Josiah, has done an amazing job. I am very proud of him and I know many of you have been the beneficiaries of his thoughtful care. Thank you for your continued support and kind understanding as we push forward.  We never really lose unless we give up. Stay in the fight everyone! Better days are ahead and we will be alright.

As always, please feel free to contact us at support@gametoppersllc.com or burky@gametoppersllc.com

218-230-3700

Stay well.

Burky and team.

Some personal fun and faces behind the scenes. I haven't been home in three years for Father's Day due to The Origins convention. I haven't had as much time to play games  in the last couple years as business consumes most of my time, but we got to play one of may favorite games Nothing Personal and we played some poker on the Texas Holdem mat and yes we used the poker chip trays!

Nothing Personal and The Tom Vaselini card did come out!
We love Texas Holdem! Chris and Hannah, Jack and Matti, Josiah and Sarah, and Gabby

Even more exciting news, 

Josiah got engaged to his Lovely bride to be Sarah. Congratulations!!! 

Josiah and Sarah getting married next year

Update 5-6-20 Covid-19 Delays and updated schedule
5 months ago – Thu, May 07, 2020 at 06:34:56 PM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!!!

Our best hope is that you are all well! Words cannot properly express my gratitude for all the kind, thoughtful words of encouragement and understanding during this Global situation.  The Burky's have not been idle as you will see in this update. There has been very little down time for us. Thankfully we live in Rural MN where we have been able to be very safe and implement social distancing in our 5000 square ft facility and implement extra cleaning and hygiene procedures. There is no one (except you, lol) that want to get our products out into your homes than me. 

We are all living in a new reality. Even though we have had some delays due to covid-19 related issues with supply chain, I want to assure you that we anticipate no major issues with our products getting to you. There have been understandable delays, but we will fulfill everyone. Many of you that have shared your recent deliveries and fun experiences on the Game Topper Nation Facebook group. If you haven't joined yet please do. Lots of fun pictures and ideas. Please, no customer support questions there.

We have so many products. I want to make this update concise and hopefully cover most situations. Here we go...  

  • Mat Only Pledges:

We have fulfilled all "MAT Only" pledges in Dec. domestically. (Over 1500 units) People love our game mats!! I am so proud of them all just like my kids.  If you place an order for mats, which you can do through the late pledge manager, they ship out in 2-3 business days and you can still take advantage of the specials we had during the Kickstarter campaign. We were going to change the prices, but decided to wait to give our backer more time to take advantage of add-ons if they wanted at the discounted prices and to include those  backers in the EU, Canada and Australia the same opportunity for their shipments. Mat only pledges for international backers will ship in when those containers leave towards end of June.

  • Standard Toppers:

I are happy to report,  we have fulfilled to all Domestic Standard black powder coated, Lestrade, Adler, Watson, Holmes, Moriarty and Mycroft Game Topper segments. This includes the popular Standard Scotland Yard, Bakerstreet and Riechenbach Falls Packages. Please Note: Many of these were sent out as partial fulfillment ...meaning everything we had on hand shipped out. Other items, mainly cup holder and accessories dice towers, trays, poker chip trays and mat racks will be shipping out separately in June.SEE ACCESSORY UPDATE BELOW: (All should be accounted for, but if for some reason you have not received a tracking email on the above listed toppers please email us at Support@gametoppersllc.com. Note: SEE international update below:

LUX OAK AND PREMIUM WALNUT Toppers:

  • Holmes Toppers:

YAY !!!!!! Today, we just received our Lux Oak and Premium Walnut Holmes Toppers.

We expect that by next wed all of these will be sent out and associated Leaf bundles and Rail kits including Bakerstreet Packages. They should be in your home in two weeks or less. You should receive an email tracking number. Please Note: Many of these will be sent out as partial fulfillment ...meaning everything we have on hand will shipped out. Other items, mainly cup holder and accessories dice towers, trays, poker chip trays and mat racks will be shipping out separately in June.SEE ACCESSORY UPDATE BELOW: (any questions or concerns please email us at Support@gametoppersllc.com. Note: SEE international update below:

  • Watson Toppers:

We expect to receive our Lux Oak and Premium Walnut Watson Toppers by Friday May 15th.

We expect that will take us 1 week to pull these pledges and associated Leaf bundles and Rail kits including Scotland Yard Packages. They should be in your home by the end of May or less. You should receive an email tracking number. Please Note: These also will be sent out as partial fulfillment ...meaning everything we have on hand will shipped out. Other items, mainly cup holder and accessories dice towers, trays, poker chip trays and mat racks will be shipping out separately in June.SEE ACCESSORY UPDATE BELOW: (any questions or concerns please email us at Support@gametoppersllc.com. Note: SEE international update below:

  •  Sculpted Viking and Dragon Rail Watson and Holmes Toppers:

Dogmight Games is supplying us those parts for us to assemble. As many of you know, they are in Michigan and the restrictions put on businesses there have been very stringent. This has disrupted them significantly. Please support them!   https://dogmight.com/  A good portion of the order was ready for finishing when the shut down happened. The owners have assured me that they will be working on the order personally and finishing our product as soon as possible and that it is a high priority to them. These are some of my dearest friends in the hobby and they have never let me down before. We have a goal of receiving them the end of this month, but that is not a guarantee, but they will come.

This affects our international shipments as well. We must have these parts before we can release the order. We are on it, but life is what it is now. Rest assured we will do all we can to expedite everything.

Accessories:

Cup Holders and expandable cup inserts:

As you know this has been a very difficult situation when we lost our vendor.   Thankfully, we found a great partner in Wisconsin to work with. I believe this ultimately will work out for good as we have now developed and improved our products. I'm trilled with them, and I think you know the standard I expect. Then Covid-19 happened and yup, Wisconsin got shut down too. In spite of that, we are expecting the molds completed in the next weeks and production to begin and final proofing before the end of May and shipping first part of June. These will be sen to all domestic backers in a separate package. 

These should all be ready for our international orders. Here are a couple of pics.

New larger footprint expandable cup insert for single and double cup holder. dishwasher safe and durable.
Single cup holder with improved component well.
Double Tray with component wells

Dice Tower Accessories:

I am in love with these parts. I think you will like them. We have made some upgrades and improvements.

We have enlarged the dice accessory tray so the wells are bigger to hold more items and incorporated a privacy screen channel so we can produce privacy screens in the future that simply fit in the channels. These can be many different kind of themes we  can come up with.

Fist prototype new improved dice accessory tray. (Like my drawing lol it sucks... but you get the idea.)
Castle Dice Tower, Dice coral, Rail leg kit and dice accessory tray.

We also improved the poker chip tray to not only attach on the rail with the rail leg kits, but also plug into our rail system. So cool!!! I love it!

Poker chip trays with rail leg kit
Poker chip tray inserted in the rail. We lengthened this slightly to extend a bit more from the rail.

Note: Viking Dice Towers

We do a have a problem, I need to discuss. We found out the Viking Dice Tower was not designed in a way that could be mold injected like I was led to believe. I spent many days working with the new engineers to see what could be done.  It was very illuminating. The good was it allowed us to innovate and develop the new castle tower and improved dice accessory tray that allows the tower to sit in the tray easily and securely. This was not the case with the viking version. It's very complicated.  The mold to make this the way it was designed with all the back cuts would have been prohibitive and  undo-able. The mold alone would be $40,000 with all the back cuts. It was very frustrating to learn this.

The long and short of it is... if you pledge for a Viking tower we can exchange to the new castle tower no problem. In addition, we also want to make a $30.00 Game Topper credit accommodation to you. Perhaps to get a set of privacy screens when developed. I'm very sorry about this problem. I am exploring other Thematic laser cut options in the future for dice towers that will fit nicely in our tray. Please let me know by email if this acceptable at Burky@gametoppersllc.com  and we will take care of you and make this right for you. If this is unacceptable we will refund you the pledge or give you credit.

Mat Racks:

As many of you recall the first prototypes of the JJ Burkton and the Lord Burkton were of Epvc material. This proved to work fine, but a felt a bit flimsy to me. My manufacture referred me to a company that does an innovative powder-coat 3/4 MDF wood process. This proved also to be an huge improvement in look and design. The new powder coat finish is amazing!!! We were able to improve the assembly by making a "cam driven" system. Easy to assemble, and much stronger and more sturdy. I think they are fantastic and proud to have our name on them!

Currently, ( i hate to say that) these are scheduled to arrive at after Memorial Day. Our packaging company in South Dakota is working  on getting the packaging to us in time. This is the only bottle neck I foresee in not being able to get them out by mid June. If you have an order in, it is not too late to add one of these beauties.

4 hole JJ. Burkton
Lord Burkton 6 hole with two rods for smaller mats
Cam system. easy to install with a Phillips head screw driver and small mallet.

Lastly, to those of you that have Gen 1 toppers and pledged for leaf extension bundles that I sent emails to about 6 weeks ago, I am still working on this due to the aforementioned delays. they have caused that to not happen as intended. I am very sorry. I will be reconciling those emails and sending you confirmation emails on the time line individually as I get that done. Please sit tight. Honestly, it may not happen for about 2-3 weeks until the current segments get shipped out.

I know everyone knows that this Covid-19 situation has disrupted life. For us as well. Overall we were doing so well. Many people received their toppers way ahead of schedule, but sadly some did not. Other than your personal well being, nothing would make me happier that to get all these great gaming upgrades into your hands! We will do it, you have my commitment on that. We continue to give it our all! 

My son Josiah, has done an amazing job. I am very proud of him and I know many of you have been the beneficiaries of his thoughtful care. Thank you for your continued support and kind understanding as we push forward.  We never really lose unless we give up. Stay in the fight everyone! Better days are ahead and we will be alright.

As always, please feel free to contact us at support@gametoppersllc.com or burky@gametoppersllc.com

218-230-3700

Stay well.

Burky and team.

A couple of games we recently got to play on the Watson Walnut Topper and a backer video from BJ Shea showing off his Mycroft. Thanks BJ!

Taverns of Tiefenthal by Northstar Game s on the Fantasy may at Walnut Watson

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a....table with a sheet on top of it?!? Watch BJ’s big reveal below!

Posted by BJ & Migs on Friday, April 17, 2020
Runes Stones by Queen Games

Shipping update 3-31-20
6 months ago – Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 03:26:16 AM

Greetings Game Topper Nation!  

Quick Update: 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families in this crazy unprecedented time.

Sorry for the delay on update, but there is a lot going on now and I’m trying to compile a lot of info from several sources so I can update our timelines. I will be putting a more exhaustive update soon on specifics, but its complicated and am working on it.

Sadly, this virus has disrupted many of my supply chain. Thankfully it’s all domestic, but as you know we are under it now. MN declared stay at home till April 10th.

We just received part of the 200 Mycrofts. 62 go out Tuesday. 37 more by the end of the week, then we have lots of uncertainty about timeliness. We are in rural MN where we currently have no cases. We have a 5000 sq ft building with mostly two at the shop (three when I show up) shipping each day. We are practicing clean hygiene and facility cleaning. 

We have very little outside interaction except UPS and regional truck incoming. 

We only use our pallet jacks to unload and we do not even share pens when signing items then we disinfect our hands and equipment We are very deliberate about this. We feel we are being responsible given our situation. 

My manufacture is amazing and have such great respect for them. They have invented a safety shield for hospitals and are now producing 4000 units for local hospitals. They also are make protection cash register shields for Target and Walgreens. We fully commend and support this!!!

They are very short staffed and do not have all of these essential employees working due to family day care and sickness’s. That put them behind on our order. That said, I have the owners commitment to fulfill our order as soon as possible. So are we! So no worries, just timelines are not clear.

I’m working on an update . We will fulfill, but there are delays for some segments. I am hopeful that by early May domestic orders will be mostly shipped. If we have a longer lock down past April 10 th it may take longer. As always we will do our best. 

Please stay safe, better days ahead!! Love you all! Thank you for your understanding!

Burky and team

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