Meeple Mate Bottle Opener

Created by Justin Farr | Meeple Mate

A bottle opener for board game geeks.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Update For - EU // AU // NZ
over 5 years ago – Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 05:17:46 PM

Hey everyone!

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting your orders out AND a delay in this update. It’s no ones fault except my own… it was a lot more complex and way more expensive than I anticipated.

In short here’s what’s going on:

  • The parcels containing everyones orders are leaving the US today
  • The EU orders are in route to Spiral Galaxy Games for fulfillment
  • The AU & NZ orders are in route to Aetherworks for fulfillment

For the EU orders, Spiral Galaxy will be using Royal Mail First Class Post to ship. They do not offer tracking but the cool guys over at Spiral say they very rarely have any issues.

For the AU & NZ orders, once the orders are shipped from Aetherworks, they will send you a tracking number.

Hopefully this answers everyones questions, If I missed something that you’d like to know, please feel free to message me.

You guys are the best!!


Come Hell or High Water!… or Snow! - (a.k.a. shipping update)
almost 6 years ago – Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 09:34:42 PM

Progress Report:

  • Laser Cutting Phase = DONE!
  • Powder Coating Phase = DONE!
  • Magnetic Super Power Installed = DONE!
  • Shipping Phase = In progress (mostly done)

Orders started shipping out last week! While out for delivery to the post office, I was greeted by the beautiful Colorado snow! (For the record: snow always put me in the mood for board games! Can I get a witness?!)






I made a mistake on most of the international orders (don't worry they're still on their way).

Here’s what happened: In my shipping program I’m able to check a box that charges all of the import fees back to me. I checked this on every order up until the there were only a batch or two international orders left… I then discoverd that this does NOT work when shipping with USPS (which is what I used to ship)!

Here’s what I don’t know: I’m not sure what will happen when the packages arrive to you. The value I placed on the orders is low so I think most of the orders will be under certain requirements and not be charged (but I’m not sure).

Here’s what to do: If you are charged with any import fees, please let me know. I will figure out a way to put the expense from those fees back in your pocket immediately.

For the remainder of the International orders, I’m talking to fulfillment companies (in the respective shipping zones) to get batches to them so they can send them to you from within each country.

I’m a little embarrassed about this but I wanted to make sure you all knew what to expect and what I want to do about it if this does indeed become an issue for you.

Please accept my apologies for this, I’ll do my best to make sure everything is taken care of. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, concerns, or even ideas and tips!

I heard a quote this week that seems applicable: “Wisdom is forged on the anvil of mistakes”

Thanks again for all the support!

Stay awesome,


Meeple Mate Progress Update
almost 6 years ago – Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 11:56:15 AM

Progress Report:

  • Laser Cutting Phase = DONE!
  • Powder Coating Phase = DONE!
  • Magnetic Super Power Installed = In progress
  • Shipping Phase = Starting tomorrow! (12/14/16)

IMPORTANT: Be sure to finalize your addresses today! I'll be locking down the addresses tomorrow so I can start fulfilling orders.

Here's a powder coating pic and a couple quick snapshots of these beauties!




That's it for now - TTYL!


LASERS ARE COOL - They bring Meeple Mates to life!
almost 6 years ago – Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 09:19:02 PM

In short... the Meeple Mates have been laser cut!

  • Laser Cutting Phase = DONE!
  • Powder Coating Phase = In Progress
  • Magnetic Super Power Installed = In queue
  • Shipping Phase = Will start shipping out as soon as each one is ready (we're not waiting for the full batch to be ready, we'll ship individually so we can get each order out the door as fast as possible)



The laser cutting took quite a while longer than I expected. But now that phase is complete! The Meeple Mates are currently getting powder coated (I dropped them off Monday morning). As soon as I start receiving them I'll begin shipping.

Here's a few images from the laser cutting!




Thanks everyone - I'll let you know as soon as I start getting them from the powder coating team!



Surveys Sent!
almost 6 years ago – Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 09:40:33 PM

Hello Everyone & Happy Friday!

An email with a special link to BackerKit surveys should be sitting in your inbox as of this morning. Obviously the sooner we get all the surveys turned in the faster we can get moving on to the next stage of production.

Below are a few things to note just in case you're new to BackerKit.


  • You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey, just click on the survey link, fill it out, and you’re all good to go! You will be able to answer questions about your rewards preferences, provide shipping information, and pledge for more “add-ons” if you'd like.
  • If you decide later that you want to edit your survey response, you can go back to your survey and change it any time before we lock down the surveys for processing.
  • If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, feel free to contact me and I'll try to help get you sorted out!

Thanks again!