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A reprint of the classic economic game "Container" by Mercury Games! This classic returns in a 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition!
998 backers pledged CA$ 106,499 to help bring this project to life.

Container - New Ships Arrive! (April Update)

Posted by Mercury Games Inc. (Creator)

Hello everyone,

Thanks to everyone for their understanding and patience while we took on the unexpected challenge of the ships for Container being so very wrong.

As most of you know, we were certain that Container was ready for shipping several weeks ago, only to find that the materials in the ships' construction had been quietly switched without our knowledge or approval, and in fact, after we had approved full resin samples.  Thankfully during our own quality control checks we noticed what had happened and ordered the entire batch removed from our product.  

Late yesterday we received the updated/corrected ships for Container, and so we wanted to share the first images with you as soon as possible.  

These ship samples are greatly improved, thanks in no small part to the proper resin material being used.  In addition, since all the ships had to go back to be produced again, at the printer's invitation we took the opportunity to further enhance the design with subtle strength and durability upgrades.

Let's take a look at some photos we took at our office this morning.

Like Two Ships Passing in the Night
Like Two Ships Passing in the Night
A Good Chance to See the Container Colors
A Good Chance to See the Container Colors

Now that the ships are made from the material we specified and are up to Mercury Games' standards, we have asked the factory to move ahead with the production.

We are awaiting our final estimates on production time, and once we receive them we will add in our logistics time and then determine if the timeline will need to be adjusted.  At this moment, however, no such adjustment is necessary.

We want to thank everyone, once again, for their patience and support for this project.  If you've backed a Mercury Games project before you know our dedication to getting it right.

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      are you still on track to deliver end of may-beginning of june? if you are just starting production of these new boats i find that hard to believe.

    2. Mercury Games Inc. 5-time creator on

      @Lane - Correct, the backer survey is not sent out yet. We tend to hold it back as long as possible so that folks don't need to worry about address changes and such. Our intention is to send out the survey once we have it confirmed that the game is loaded on the real-life container ship and heading our way.

    3. Foreshadow

      The colors pop. The Container colors cab easily be differentiated from each other and from the ship.

    4. Lane Taylor on

      The final survey with shipping info has not been sent out yet, correct? Digging through my emails and I don't see it, but I can't keep my KS projects straight. :p

      The new ships look great!

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      Swindy on

      While I, like I'm sure others do, miss the cranes, I have to say these look fantastic and I'm very excited!

    6. Adam Flenar on

      Get those big little ships on the big big ships and in my mitts!