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A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing campaign world. 1-4 players, 30 min. per player.
A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing campaign world. 1-4 players, 30 min. per player.
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The Voyage Continues: Shipping Update 3

Posted by Isaac Childres (Creator)

Ahoy residents of Gloomhaven!

Our high-seas adventures are nearing completion, so I hope you are prepared to finally receive your long-awaited 20-pound box! I mean, it will still probably be another two or three weeks for most of you, but we're close!

There's not too many updates on the shipping that you can't find yourselves by going to that marine traffic website, but I will do my best to give you all the info I have.

China/Hong Kong/Taiwan: Okay, so I expected this to all be done by now, but instead we find ourselves still waiting. Despite me politely urging One Moment to get started on the shipping process many times, they wanted get get something else done before they did anything with Gloomhaven. It was a little frustrating, but that is finished now, so, to the best of my knowledge, they should be picking up the games and shipping them out next week.

Australia/New Zealand: The YM Seattle is scheduled to dock in Sydney on the 15th, and the games should be delivered to Aetherworks by the 17th, so fulfillment on these should be starting next week, as well.

Canada: The YM Milestone is scheduled to dock in Vancouver on the 16th, and it should have been a short trip to the Amazon fulfillment center from there, but we hit a snag and the shipment has been flagged for a random customs screening. I don't know how long this will take, but I will update you in the comments when I know more.

US: The OOCL Luxembourg, AKA "Luxy," is somewhere off the coast of California right now, scheduled to arrive in Long Beach tomorrow (the site says it's still in Alaska, but it hasn't updated the position in a while). I got a little confused about this in the last update, because the info provided by the freight shipper was unclear and I assumed the boat was going to Chicago, but, no, as many of you deduced, the games will travel over land from Long Beach to Chicago, likely by train, and arrive about a week later, probably the 21st or 22nd. Then they take a short truck ride to Joliet, IL, and the fulfillment can begin at Amazon. Hopefully the games will arrive at your doorstep by the end of the month.

EU/Rest of the World: The CSCL Mercury is somewhere around Malaysia right now, headed toward the Suez Canal. It is still expected to get to Hamburg around Feb. 7 and get to Happyshops for fulfillment shortly after.

Onto other news!

As you may expect, address edits are closing soon! I will most likely turn them off tomorrow, so make sure you get to that if you haven't. It's a very simple process. Just follow the steps outlined in this update.

Seriously, make sure your address is up-to-date. It is much easier to fix it now, rather than after the box is delivered to the wrong house.

The only other thing I'd like to point out is that voting is now officially open for the most anticipated game of 2017 on BGG. I know it is just a silly internet poll, but it still fills me with joy that the thing I created could make it to the top.

It is kind of funny because the poll encourages pandering and promotion to win, but I really try to do that as little as possible. Instead, I will just tell you a little bit about what I am working on. Immediately after I received my final production copy, I started creating a sort of mini-expansion for the game (it's much easier to design and play test scenarios when you have the actual components in front of you).

It has taken a while, but the scenarios are almost ready. Whether we win or lose the poll, I plan on releasing them as a PDF on BGG soon after you all receive your games (so around early February). I don't want to tell you too much about them, but I will tell you there are 17 total. That may be a familiar number, and so maybe you can deduce a little more information from that.

So, anyway, I hope you are anticipating receiving your copy, and make sure to vote in all categories you feel Gloomhaven deserves.

Until next time!


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    1. Ravendas on

      He mentioned how a few updates ago. Look through them to see the step by step process. And do it quick, things are shipping very, very soon supposedly.

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      Minttu Virolainen on

      Hi all! We've moved since I started backing this project. Do you know how to change my address? :)

    3. Doc

      So, I'm an over-the-road truck driver, sitting in Joliet, IL at the moment (Jan. 25), and leaving the country for a short time starting next week...

    4. -GoRdoN-

      Anyone else received their copies in the china/hong kong/taiwan regions yet?

    5. Randy Boeglin on

      We need tracking numbers!!!!!!!!

    6. Justin Lee Smith on

      @ionas -- I did the same. At first I actually misread the delivery date and thought the game was going to be a few months early. Isaac's frequent communication and openness about delays and concerns has made this project a joy. Other projects with similar delays, but no communication, tend to drag on and create unrest.

    7. David

      I wish I could just pick this up in CA, I'm already here. :/

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      Jason on

      Any update on Canadian customs?
      Thanks Issac!

    9. ionas on

      -- Just noticed that this game is almost a year late ... never felt like that to me, with Isaac keeping up the communication and providing all that Information.


    10. Bahasa Inggeris

      I concur with what has already been said. VERY excited about the game, and this is EXACTLY how a KS campaign should be run!

      Gloomhaven in the lead in a few areas. ;)

    11. Eamon Burke on

      I saw a FedEx vehicle pulling up today, and acting kind of odd in my driveway. I thought it was because this massive box had come in.

      Turns out, it was for my neighbor. But I thought this weekend was the day, and I just about lost my mind. I wasn't ready! I was relieved! When this thing arrives, I'm going into hibernation.

    12. Benjamin on

      Plus it was one where a TON of stretch goals were added. Adding a bunch of stuff to the game means you're already going to be adding a few extra months on to delivery time. Isaac has run a great campaign providing frequent updates and information as to why things get delayed, and soon each of us are going to be able to run a great campaign. ;)

    13. Weresheep of Sin AKA Stefan

      Just noticed that this game is almost a year late ... never felt like that to me, with Isaac keeping up the communication and providing all that Information. All in all an extremely enjoyable Kickstarter experience and from what I've heard and what I've seen, I'm pretty sure it will be a great product, too.

    14. Benjamin on

      The question though is are these 17 scenarios ones you can only play WITH that character or once that character has retired? (Or neither, but I'm assuming it's one of those two)

    15. Judgement Dave

      @eclipse "17 scenarios 1 for each character??"
      No - it's obviously time-based scenarios:
      12 monthly scenarios and 5 daily (we get weekends off).

      Okay... maybe one per character makes more sense...

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      C. Hanley on

      So excited to get my hands on Gloomhaven. Thanks for keeping us updated so thoroughly!

    17. Jedra7609

      Really looking forward to this. Mainly just to stop Paul Grogan from having all the fun for himself! I tell you, that man is a one man marketing machine for Gloomhaven! Seriously though, that man works too hard - kudos to him and his Gaming Rules YouTube channel!

      Good luck in the most anticipated thing and HURRAH for expansion news!!

      I am giddy with excitement for this to arrive here in the UK!

    18. ionas on

      17th is like 10 times better thsn 7th continent, so VOTE NOW so that Gloomhaven gets #1 Overall and # Most Innovative

    19. Isaac Childres 4-time creator on

      The games were already individually packed at the factory, so there is no need to worry about Happyshops' boxes.

    20. Blodhemn on

      Sure hope Happy Shops will use a sturdier box then last time they send me a package.

    21. Trev Or on

      So close! I'm getting excited with anticipation. But I can tell you from experience, it will probably take up to a week or so for a container to clear Customs in Canada. It is a bit of a long process.

    22. eclipse on

      Thanks again issac ! 17 scenarios 1 for each character?? Totally awesome !! It will be totally cool if there was some easter eggs that can link gloomhaven scenarios/characters/land layout and founders of gloomhaven .

    23. chang on

      omg! this might actually happen!! end of this month, 1st week feb for usa! i was puting delivery in march. but could it be? so HYPED!!!

      and MORE SCENARIOS!!! and connected by a CAMPAIGN!!! WTH?!? isaac do u want me to never play any other game?!?!

      this is great!

    24. Jim Lederer on

      Wow a free 17-scenario expansion! Holy cow, that really is 'above and beyond'! Loyalty++

    25. Jeff Wessel on

      One scenario geared around each character class?

    26. rowe33 on

      Oh man, the games will be mere minutes away from me tomorrow in Long Beach, then shipped off to Chicago. Boo!!

    27. Iain Benson on

      Well, 17th February is my birthday, so that's a positive sign!