Tak – A Beautiful Game


A beautiful handmade version of the board game Tak from Patrick Rothfuss’s “The Kingkiller Chronicle” book series.  True to how it was imagined in the books, Tak is “simple in its rules, complex in its strategy.”

A beautiful game deserves beautiful materials, and this one doesn’t disappoint.  The 22 dark pieces are cut from black walnut, and the 22 white pieces are cut from hard maple.  All of these pieces have been waxed to a satin shine.  The board itself is cut from wormy maple, finished in a hardwax oil, and has been laser etched with markings that allow game sizes ranging from 3 x 3 up to 5 x 5.

To complete the beautiful game, you also get a hand sewn drawstring bag perfectly sized to keep your play pieces secure between games.


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Hand Made by the Fadden Family here in Fort McMurray.

Watch this video to see how Tak is played:  How to Play Tak

Rules for the game of Tak can be found here: Tak Condensed Rule Sheet

Contents and Dimensions:

  • 1 wormy Maple Game Board measuring 9″ x 9″ x 3/4″ with hybrid markings allowing games sized from 3 x 3 up to 5 x 5  (Note: your game board will not be identical to the board pictured above, but will be made from an equally beautiful piece of wormy maple.  After all, no two pieces of wood look exactly alike!)
  • 21 Black Walnut and 21 hardwood Maple play pieces measuring just under 1″ x 1″ x 3/8″
  • 1 each of Black Walnut and hardwood Maple play pieces measuring just under 1″ x 1″ x 1″ (a.k.a. the “Capstones”)
  • 1 Drawstring Bag measuring about 6.5″ x 5″, perfectly sized to fit the 44 playing pieces.


  • After you complete your order we will contact you by email to arrange payment.
  • Our preferred options are cash on pickup or eTransfer.
  • We can also do PayPal (for your Credit Card), but the truth is that it costs us a bit extra in PayPal fees.

Pickup or Shipping

  • If you are in Fort McMurray, thank you for shopping local!  We can arrange a safely distanced porch pickup time or discuss delivery/drop-off in our coming email exchange.
  • If you are from outside of Fort McMurray, we’re not wealthy like Amazon, so unfortunately we cannot afford to ship anything for free!  However, we’ll do some quick math, and let you know how much shipping will cost before we ask for payment.  If it turns out to be more than you want to pay, we will help to make sure that your order gets cancelled and you won’t be charged a thing.

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