KLASK: A Holiday Gift Like No Other
1) Amazing origin story
KLASK was created by Mikkel Bertelsen, a Danish carpenter, to give to his friends as Christmas gifts. The KLASK website (which is not live anymore), said: “Mikkel has always had plenty of ideas for innovations of all sorts... Just in time for the holidays, he made a few copies of the game for Christmas presents to some of his friends."
2) Small business success story
Mikkel's friends loved their Christmas gifts. Word of KLASK spread throughout Denmark. "Orders from individuals, as well as cafés, bars, and even work offices started to pour in. The following year, Mikkel built more than 3000 copies of the game in his garage."
3) The coolest game you've never heard of
If you watch national TV in Denmark, to be fair, you have probably heard of KLASK since they featured it as the winner of the Danish Game of the Year. But for those of us who don't live in Denmark, I think it's fair to say that KLASK's notoriety does not extend past circles like Denmark or those who follow the KLASK World Championship. KLASK did get a nod from the Spiel des Jahres judges in 2017.
4) Style points
KLASK is undeniably a cool game. It retains its homemade carpenter Christmas gift vibe with a KLASK board made of wood in the shape of a miniature hockey rink with an icy blue playing surface. Players use magnetic handles under the board to control their playing pieces. And, as our Guest Geek writes in our KLASK product description, " Its like a better, tiny air hockey. Except this air hockey table packs away when you are done with it. No longer are you forced to put a sheet over your air hockey table and pretend you own real furniture! (Or, no longer are you forced to sell your air hockey table on Craigslist when your kid gets tired of it.)
And, for style points, a wrapped KLASK is a sight to behold. While the KLASK game table itself is nicely sized, it comes in a big box with a carrying handle. It's hard for kids to guess what's inside when you shake it.
5) Guaranteed FUN
Our team at Board's Edge Games loves fun. It is scientifically impossible to play KLASK without having fun. KLASK is sheer joy built for two players.
Gotta have it?