Tali - Roman Knucklebones, Metal Coins, and 2 Games in One

Created by Jason R. Williams

Tali, is the Roman version of Knucklebones. Featuring the tactile feel of simulated Bones.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

TALI Update, its coming
about 9 hours ago – Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 01:05:30 AM

I have real good news and some more bad news.

The good news is that the TALI games and unique knuckle bone dice have started the journey by air freight to our US fulfillment partner, Quartermaster Logistics.

At the same time the factory screwed up again by not printing all the required TALI custom logo dice bags.

The bags are correct and included in the base game packaging but is missing in all the Knuckle Bone Only packages / rewards.

The bags are supposed to be included with each Knuckle Bone Dice Only Reward, as I decided to include one bag standard with each set, to help compensate everyone since we were so late.  The content labeling on the packaging will say 1 custom cloth draw string dice bag.

So, for everyone who should recieve these bags either from adding extra bags to thier order or from ordering the Knuckle Bone Only reward, or from extra compensation for backing over $50, I ask would you be willing to accept a Sword&Sails custom bag in its place to get your order probably 4 weeks sooner, or would you rather wait the 4 more weeks to allow the manufacturer to fix thier additional screw-up.   It will take most likely at least more 4 weeks since it is Chinese New Year in just a few days, which means nothing more will happen till Feb 1st, and they need to produce 1000 more bags yet.

The only other way to get the bags that were produced more quickly, would be to upgrade to the base game, which does include the TALI custom dice bag.  I would be more than willing to upgrade anyone who is receiving 1 or more dice only options to one copy of the base game for only $5 more (a $5 discount), which would replace one of your Knuckle Bone dice sets, but that would loose 1 of the red knuckle bones as the TALI game only comes with the 4 White ones (no 5th red die).

Alternatively, anyone with more than two sets of knucklebones can trade in two sets for a copy of the base game (the 4 white knucklebone dice,  bag, and full game) and I will throw in one of the Swords&Sails Logo'd bag as additional compensation (2 sets of knuclebones for $25 was a reward level).

Either any of the above or we can just wait longer.

Please comment and let me know what everyone would prefer.

Thank you,

Jason Williams.


This us what the Swords&Sails custom logo'd bag looks like:

 And the TALI bag that is supposed to be included:

Happy Holidays and a New Year
14 days ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 02:17:02 AM

I wanted to wish everyone happy holidays and a new year.  I wish I could have let everyone know that Tali was in the mail, however the manufacturing mistake of making 4000 Red instead of White Knuckle Bones has delay completion by over 2 months of time.  I have been assured by the factor that they will finish up in the next couple of weeks and then Tali will be on its way.  Still working out whether that will be via sea or air.  If by Sea, then we will be looking at an early March delivery.  If by air, then we should be able start shipping by mid Feb.   I am very much not happy with the factory for taking so long and the also making the mistake with the Red Knuckle Bones, in fact I asked them to complete enough of the orders for all the backers and they were not willing to break up the packaging into two separate intervals to get part of the orders out earlier.

So as a Holiday Gift, and to thank everyone for their patience, I will be sending something extra to all the original backers.   Depending on what you ordered, you can expect either a free upgrade for the base game or if you already ordered that or ordered knuckle bones only, then an extra set of Knuckle bones will be coming your way.

I will update everyone with new images of the final packaging and components as soon as I have them.

Jason R. Williams

Tali Factory update
2 months ago – Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 12:12:28 AM

Hi everyone,

I was hoping to let everyone know that the Tali game, and add-ons was on a ship and on its way by now but we have been delayed at the factory again.  Also it seems they made the wrong number of Red Knuckle Bones and now need to make allot more White ones.

I am still fighting like made to get everyone's rewards to them before Christmas.  I will be using Air freight to send at least the amount needed for all the backers.

So I wanted to ask everyone to see if the factory mistake which was made, we should just run with and maybe save some time.

We did end up getting the Red Knuckle Bone stretch goal, however it was suppose to just add one more knuckle bone die as a reward only to the Knuckle Bone only reward, not make all of the Knuckle Bone Only rewards all red as the factory got confused.  So my question is, what if we did make the Knuckle Bone only reward only with red Knuckle Bones.  Who would have huge issues with that?  If you were getting the Base Game of Tali, you will be getting the White Knuckle Bones.  In almost all cases, backers are also getting the additional set of knuckle bone dice only sets and then would get the 5 additional red knuckle bones (To be clear this was suppose to be an additional set of 4 white knuckle bones and I was adding the red one as a stretch goal achievement).

Here are pictures of the Knuckle Bones for everyone to help in seeing if the 5 Red Only knuckle bones is an alright substitution, in order for the backers to get the items before Christmas.

Please reply with your thoughts and votes on this. 

The set included with the Tali Base game, plus all the other game contents.

The set which is supposed too be included with the Knuckle Bone Only Reward

This is what the factory thought they were making for the Knuckle Bone Only sets.

So let me know what you think.

If we still go with the original plan, does not mean we will miss our shipping window for certain, it just may remove one variable as I will be asking the factory to at least complete 1/2 the production eother way to ship to the backers as fast as possible.


Tali: Digital Proofs are in.
4 months ago – Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 03:19:09 AM

I have recieved the pronted copies of the digital proofs    Here are some images of the game and parts.  It will be another week till I get proofs of the Knuckle bones themselves so what you see of them are either fill ons from my 3D printed prototypes or early tests from the factory (thier 3D prints to make the molds).

Here is the Character Expansion to 10 Players:

Knucklebone Only:

(With the extra Red Knucklebone)

Tali: Pledge manager Update and Red Knuckle Bone Die Stretch Goal
8 months ago – Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 01:16:53 AM

I have tentatively set the combined funding level for $10,000 for unlocking the Red Die. This is because the BackerKit added funds will include all the shipping funds and due to the increased costs with the soon to be imposed tariffs.

We are currently sitting at $8,197 funds raised, so we need only about $1800 more to unlock the Red Knuckle Bone die.

We have 56% of the Backers who have responded to the BackerKit survey, so far.

So with a little time, we should be able to unlock the Red Knuckle Bone die, with little problem.

To help this happen faster, let your friends know and share the Pre-Order page as every Pre-Order will increase us closer to the $10,000 goal as will any add-ons all of you add to your own orders.