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Lead your own faction through galactical battles in this easy to learn, hard to master abstract strategy game!
Lead your own faction through galactical battles in this easy to learn, hard to master abstract strategy game!
882 backers pledged $53,688 to help bring this project to life.

Update #29. Essen Fest

Posted by Korona Games (Creator)
Hey Backers!

Essen is coming, and we are going to be there. Moreover: Hexpanse will be available also! We are going through some very hard days for organizing, but now it seems to be all arranged. We wouldn't like to explain all the circumstances and obstacles including typhoon in China, but they finally came to an end. The airplane will launch today with hundreds of Admiral boxes and hopefully the games will arrive at the Essen fair by right time. We have to be very grateful to Annika from Happyshops for organizing this shipping recently, she is awesome!

Instead of very expensive airlifting, we must be there with complete games. And if we are there, we have to fulfill our backers, who are the most important for us. So great news: come to our booth 7M108 and get your own copy! We ask you to make this process easy for us: if you want to pick up the game in Essen please send a comment or a private message to help us calculate the number of the games. 

Hexpanse campaign is over and we have to announce the total collected sum (Kickstarter, Spieleschmiede and Pledge Manager) is approx. $88,000, which is a great success for us, and we would like to say a big thank you for all who helped us bringing it alive. When we had started this project, we wouldn't expect such a great result, but we are sure that much more gamers will explore the magnificent world of Hexpanse later. It gave us a huge inspiration to develop other great games and the first of them is at the corner:


And if you are at our booth in Essen, you can have a guided Hexpanse party or explore our forthcoming Kickstarter project: Invisible, coming January 2018. It's completely different from Hexpanse: it's a simple card game in the style of Dobble, but with gorgeous graphics as usual from Korona Games and more interesting methods of playing. To sum up: Just draw a card, place it face up in the middle of the table and find what is missing from the items of the wizard or the witch, or even what is the only thing there! There are some tricky cards as well in which everything is visible or invisible. The player who tells and hits the symbol of the item first gets the card and the victory point belonging to it.

Only one week and we meet each other, it's extremely exciting, we can’t wait for it! And to make it really worth visiting our booth, we have a special surprise for you all, who are backers or want a copy of Hexpanse: a special Essen PROMOCARD! Yes, indeed. You can have it now or never, please check it here:

Further great news to our German supporters: we are ready the German rulebook, which was not promised at all, but we did! Check here: German rulebook

See you in Essen at booth 7M108!!!

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    1. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      @Christian: It must be a misunderstood, because all of our Admiral backers were able to pick up their copy. I really can't imagine how could that happen, as you are Admiral backers, and apoligise for this.

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      Christian Schicke

      I was told in Essen that it is not possible to pick up any pledges.
      So i guess i have to wait for shipping.

    3. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      Not at all, you can just show your ID, that's all. Waiting you at 7M108 and we are coming with a new update!

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      Meaux on

      Do i have to print something to pick up my copy?

    5. Yorick Decoster

      Cheers guys!! Can't wait to have the game in my hands! And kudos on today's update! Good news for backers who can't make it to Essen!

    6. Peter Cornelissen on

      I'l like to pick up the game at spiel essen on Thursday.

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      Meaux on

      Hi! And thanks for the good news! I will be at Essen for 3 days. I'd like to pick up my copy (admiral edition) there.
      Happy to meet you and get my Hexpanse copy in about 1 week!! :-)

    8. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      @Yorick: Thanks, that's enough, we are waiting for you.
      @Levi: A new announcement of promocard is coming today, and it will be reachable by all our backers.

    9. Levi Heath

      I understand that you need to pay for Essen and selling games is how you do that, but you cannot offer them something that your BACKERS that put you in a position to go to Essen are not getting. That is beyond not cool. Please fix this.

    10. Yorick Decoster

      Awesome news about the Essen pick up!! I will be at Essen on Sunday...I backed the Admiral Edition and would like a promo card of course :)
      Will you be needing more info or am I good for pick up like this?

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      EDeL on

      I'd also like to pickup my copy at Essen.

      @John & Yvonne Stone
      In the case that there is no solution for the Promo-Card (like that all Backers get one) until can contact me at BGG (EDeL77). I'll be at Essen and try to get one more (for you).

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      Ole Heide

      I'd like to pickup my copy in Essen. I'm looking forward to meet you there.

    13. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      @Miguel: Nothing else to do, thanks for telling and see you soon.

    14. Miguel Gonzalez Walter

      I would like to pick up my copy with expansions at Essen. I'm an original backer. What else do you need from me?

    15. Korona Games 3-time creator on

      Guys, we understand your disappointment as we have the same feeling that you couldn't get the game by now. But you may consider the possibilities we have to face. Three hundreds games were completed by yesterday, that is amount we can move to Essen for an extra expensive charge. But we must be three with complete games, if we would like to present to public as we should find distributors partners.
      Rest of the games will be ready this week and then is going to shipped by sea. We are not able to make it faster, as it takes time. We can't afford to send you by air, and it's not a rightly expected wish by anyone. We have always report straight on process and problems to you, we have never keep information back. And always did the best we can. Getting your copies before Essen was an impossible mission, sadly.
      The only thing we may arrange somehow to send backers the promocard, but it's also not as easy as seems. WinGo is full with work, and they haven't taken on printing at all, so we are doing separetly this card printing. But backer's copies are in China, and we don't have enough time to print and send to WinGo before your games will be shipped. We are still thinking for an acceptable solution, that everyone who needs promocard can get it. Give us a little time, please.

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      Jone Idsal on

      I wil be picking up 6 copies and 6 dual expansjon. Please lay of 6 promotere cards for me as well. Glad I can pick them up in Essen. It save me a lot of taxes.

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      Michael Ashauer on

      But I got the „early bird“ Admirals edition so I don’t know if it is possible gonget my copy in Essen...

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      Michael Ashauer on

      Hi folks, i‘m going to Essen and would like to fetch my copy there �

    19. Francesco "Rasmas"

      Really unfair that "common" peoples will get the *Admiral* KS esclusive version *before* the backers. Really really unfair. Bad move folks, bad move. Not professional and I'll not pledge again your future projects.

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      Rijnders Jeroen on

      I'd like to pick up my copy at Essen

    21. Dexter Frankenstein

      I'm sad to already be missing out on a promo card that is only available to a very limited audience, before the project has even fulfilled.

      Any word on when we can expect shipping to begin?

    22. Glen Davis

      Why is this not a post stating that you are posting games to backers? I'm am extremely disappointed to hear that a random person walking through a convention centre takes priority over the people that actually helped fund the game.

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      John & Yvonne Stone on

      I can't make Essen, I live in New Zealand for flip sake. So, can I have an Essen promo card too? or am I going to miss out because of my geological position? If there are complete games ready for Essen then there should be complete games ready for shipping. I do hope that all backers, whether they be visitors to the show or not will be accommodated first before non-backers. Looks like it's Sub Terra all over again.

    24. Löwenpower

      Yay! :-)
      I would like to pick up my copy at SPIEL Essen.

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      Ingo Schmidt

      Hey there, good news ! I also want to pick up my copy at essen.

    26. Warlock Bylandt

      I'm going to Essen and would like to pick up my copy of the game.

      Do I need to do anything else?

    27. Levi Heath

      So not only are people at Essen getting Hexpanse before backers but they are also getting a promo card? ....

    28. Jereck on

      The card is only for backers/buyers, or can anyone ask for one ?