7 days long campaign - Prehistory originally funded on 8th of March on Kickstarter. The campaign was backed by 1194 backers and collected €76,189 by the end. It was a great success for us, so why we are doing this campaign? Some backers didn’t have the fund at that time, some missed the whole campaign and other issues heard. Several improvement are made also. What is new:
- Main rulebook and the German translation is finished (French is in progress, some further downloadable languages will be done during the produciton period).
- The Solo mode expansion rules are ready. Yet in Hungarian language, but other 3 languages are under translation.
- Player colors are changed. We had unusual interest about the player colors, regarding to colorblind people. We made a poll on BGG and we changed the player colors as a result.
- New stretch goals added. During this campaign you get all new stretch goals and previous upgrades what were achieved during the previous Prehistory campaign.
What is important, there will be many countries where you will not be able to buy Prehistory, because it will not available in retail or it will be very limited. Above on that, the Kickstarter extras will may be available at some fairs directly from A-games, but never go to the retail market.
A round consists of 4 phases.
The game components are language independent, the rulebook will be included in 4 languages: English, French, German and Hungarian. The latest rules are available on our homepage:
Shipping is a great challenge as always. The product should arrive on time, in mint condition and without exorbitant shipping costs. With our new process we can make sure we will have our packages properly handled. The whole fulfillment process will be controlled by us (A-games). Meaning:
- Proper packaging with infill.
- Full tracking on all packages.
- Faster processing time.
- Insurance on all packages.
- Reasonable prices.
Shipping is pricy for all projects especially, if we have a complex big-box game. But we intend to keep the cost reasonable for our backers, so we cover the shipping cost partially for you (20-50% depending on your location). Your part of the shipping cost will be added automatically to your pledge amount based on your location. We are using a solution where you will not be charged with additional fees in the EU, US, Canada and Australia. For other regions in some cases you may expect additional customs charges depending on your local regulations, but we and our shipping partners will make sure to keep these cases and the fees as low as possible. Please send us a private message, if you need more than 1 copy.
FREE Essen pickup (25th - 28th of October, 2018): As in previous years, we will have a booth again this year during the Essen Spiel. We invite you to come to our booth and pick up your games personally.
FREE Budapest pickup: In Hungary you will also have a chance to pick up your copies personally on the following places:
- A-gameshop: 1161 Budapest, Rákosi út 93.
- Pince klub: 1041 Budapest, István út 14.
- Társasjátékok Ünnepe - Lurdy ház
For the Essen and Budapest pickups the ordered game quantity is unlimited. Please use the separate Essen or Budapest pickup pledge levels, if you would like to get your copies personally.
Retailers can get the games the same way as any other backers. If you're a retailer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org during the campaign for a private conversation.
How to add games to your pledge? If you have a pledge already, press the "Manage Your Pledge" Button, otherwise you will have to choose one of the pledge levels first. Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total price of the add-ons you want to add. No additional shipping cost required. After the campaign in the survey you will be able to confirm the details of your pledge.
Important: Our stock is limited, so in a case of high needs we will have to remove the add-on(s). Please always send a notification message via Kickstarter when you add any add-ons. This will help us having more accurate control during and after the campaign.
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Risks and challenges
We are aware that producing a game is a great challenge with many tasks. This will be our 6th released game overall and we already had a few successful crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter also. Every time a few new lessons were learned from the campaigns, we are sure we have an even better process for the packaging and delivery of our games worldwide.
Within 2-3 weeks all the graphics, rules and minor fixes will be finalized for Prehistory. Our main manufacturing partner is located in Poland and they have plenty of experience with several large publishers already. We are certain that we will have high quality components produced as they proved their professionalism with the second print of Ave Roma and Sakura in the past. Shortly after the campaign ends, the game will be in production. The fulfillment will be fully controlled by our company to make sure top notch quality is produced. For the freight shipping we will use our usual partner Kuehne + Nagel. We are planning the fulfillment start for the middle of the summer, so the deadline of October is only a worst-case scenario.
We want to keep you updated with all the relevant information about the progress of the project. We are confident to give you the best possible product and support. :)
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