The Cows Come Home:
By now, most of our US backers have received their copies of Unexploded Cow, and we expect the game to be in retail stores in about two weeks. If you're in the US and you haven't received your game yet, please give it another week (yay, the post office) and then let us know.
Outside the US, it will take a bit longer. So please be patient, and keep your fingers crossed. We'll do our best to help you track your packages, but our data is pretty limited.
Double-Shipped? A few of our backers were accidentally double-shipped. Please let us know if this happened to you; you are free to keep the extra copy, with our compliments, but we'd like to try to figure out how big the error was. Thanks!
Check Out Deadwood:
As you know, we've launched a new board game on Kickstarter, called Deadwood Studios USA. It's a deluxe board game about making cowboy movies, and the campaign is running through the end of March. If you haven't done it yet, please check out the new campaign and help us make that game a reality.
We're a little over halfway to our basic goal, with a little more than half the campaign ahead of us. Please spread the word and help us make it over the finish line!
A Visit From Oddwood:
We had quite a treat this weekend, as The Dread Crew of Oddwood paid a visit to the Cheapass game table. They are a pirate band from San Diego, and really great people (one of them was even a backer of Unexploded Cow!)
During their short visit, the crew had time to play Captain Treasure Boots, a pirate game we're reprinting this Spring. Here's a short video of those pirates, enjoying a pirate game!
The "Spring Three"
We are printing three new Cheapass Games next month, which we're calling "The Spring Three." They are Veritas, Fish Cook, and Captain Treasure Boots. We didn't need to run a Kickstarter for these games, because they are all so very small and cheap... the kind of games that Cheapass Games is famous for!
We're printing these games all together right now, and we would never have been able to restart Cheapass Games without generous support from all the backers of Unexploded Cow. Thanks again for your support, and look for these games in your favorite local game store starting in June.
Here's a short description of each game, with a link to more details at cheapass.com.
Fish Cook: A new strategy game about buying ingredients and cooking fish! In Fish Cook, everyone is a master chef, struggling to make the finest dishes in Paris. Strangely, these dishes are very Japanese, which is explained by a completely fictional back story.
Veritas: You are a piece of Truth, trying to stay alive in the Dark Ages. You do this by being copied in books, while trying to avoid being destroyed by fire. Veritas is a clever and very elegant strategy game by James Ernest and Mike Selinker, where players copy and move books in at attempt to take over Medieval France.
Captain Treasure Boots: You're a pirate, struggling to grab treasure and fight off your enemies in this revamp of a 2005 Cheapass Game. Each player has a ship, sailing around a tiny map collecting treasures and shooting at each other. It's a simple, straightforward, and fun little pirate game, with cover art by Phil Foglio.