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A Pre-painted Miniatures Racing Board Game for 1 - 5 players. Race past Badniks and Bosses, collecting Rings in a sprint to the finish.
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A Race Against Time

Posted by Shinobi 7 (Creator)
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Hello, Sonic fans!

It’s been too long since we have been able to bring you a meaningful update, and for this, we sincerely apologize. Today, we have both good news and bad news to pass along to everyone.

Let’s start with the bad news first…

Several weeks ago, our manufacturer in China informed us about possible delays. They explained that, recently, industry-wide changes have been implemented in China’s manufacturing industry, including new regulations, as well as factory closures. All of this has resulted in a production backlog at their plants. Over the last few weeks, we have been hoping against hope that the manufacturer could finish on time, and have tried our best to keep them on track to meet our promised October delivery date. And the manufacturer has been doing their best to accommodate our needs — but they just informed us yesterday that they will not be able to finish production until the end of this year.

We know this is a disappointment to you all; it’s a disappointment to us as well.

Our new target is to begin shipping just after the first of the new year.

We are deeply sorry if this delay causes an inconvenience to any of our backers. We are very close to the overall finish line and hope this delay will not impact your passion for Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers.

And now on to the good news...

Throughout the entire post-campaign process, there has been a constant back-and-forth with the good folks at SEGA, who have worked tirelessly with us to bring you the best possible product. This means that every element of the game has been scrutinized, reviewed, and approved by SEGA’s Sonic team. During this process, we collectively came to the conclusion that the Super Sonic mini didn’t quite feel “super” enough… until now!

 There’s a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes that would bore even the most diehard fan to hear about in detail, but we have also put finishing touches on the Rulebook, Profiles, and Tracks Sections. Much of this will look similar to what you have seen previously, however, there are a number of improvements and changes that have taken place since the campaign ended.

View the latest Rulebook (including Solo Mode Rules) HERE

Below are the updated Racer & Boss Profiles as well as all Track Art:


We would like to thank everyone for your understanding and continued support throughout this entire process. We remain committed to bringing you all the very best Sonic the Hedgehog game we possibly can! The finish line has moved back ever so slightly, but we are in the final leg of the race at last!

P.S. For our next update, a couple weeks from now (or sooner), please stay tuned for photos of the miniature prototypes that are being made as we speak!

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    1. Logus Vile on

      Who is the manufacturer? What other games have they made? Especially in regards to the miniatures.

      And by the way, I think everybody should take the "3 month delay" with a grain of salt. They are still getting approvals from Sega that's how far behind they are. Expect proofs within 3 months! lol

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      Gabriel on

      I don’t mind the delay but what has me worried is the rushing via manufacturers.

      Rushed products often time leads to misprints or half baked goods. The mini figures are very important so I wouldn’t mind how long the wait is as long as the quality is held up to make that wait worth it in the end.

      The last thing anyone wants to happen is finally receiving something only to be disheartened, especially after a long wait.

      I myself am worried of that disappointment.

    3. NSF on

      It takes months to manufacture the parts for a project like this and have it shipped to the US and EU. Either you're lying or your manufacturer is. The character designs were still being finalised up until recently and if you're only just making the prototypes then of course we weren't going to get the game in October unless you were shipping every component by FedEx.

      It's really high time you guys started communicating better with the backers, even if it's just to log in and answer some questions. The complete silence over the last month is unacceptable and you guys don't even update your social media and make yourselves look active. We really shouldn't have to be chasing you up on Facebook and Twitter in the first place.

      That said I am still excited about this game. It's looking to be really fun. Just please sort out your PR issues. In the end our experience here is what's going to affect the reputation of your game going to retail.

    4. Charles Wilcox on

      Well it’s a bit of a blow about the delay, I was starting to get excited. But it can’t be helped. Ah well, it’s not like we’ll never get it, it’s only 3 months.

    5. Bill Gename on

      Guys, I don't care when I get the game, just as long as I get it one way or another. If I have to wait a while, that's fine with me. I understand that things happen that are simply beyond one's control. With all that said, take as long as you need. Hopefully, something will work out despite this setback.

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      Toby on

      It's interesting to see how some of the character powers have been tweaked. One thing that stands out is that Storm's power looks like it might need another pass on the wording: it references Storm's 'player' moving the other Racers, instead of Storm himself (contrast with Silver's power, for example, where Silver is doing the moving, not the 'player'

    7. Chris Cooper on

      About the only thing I'm remotely sad about is that, at this point, all the generic speed tokens, it'd be so easy to just add life icons akin to Sonic/Tails/Knuckles/Amy's. Still, that's a teeny tiny nitpick that's not even worth freaking out over; other than that a tiny delay isn't all that painful!

    8. Justin
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      on

      Closures that put them 3 months back? I think you’re being fed a bunch of bull. Especially since our factory (top 20 in China) experienced no such thing and neither has any of our partners.

      Ah well, it’ll happen when it happens.

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      Skai Cyan on

      Well you know what the say, "You make plans and God laughs." Its unfortunate but things happen. Thankd for the heads up.

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      Tracey Radford on

      Thank you for letting us all know about the delays. I now have to find my daughter a new birthday present. She will be disappointed that she won't even get it for Christmas but good things come to those who wait. BTW she is a huge fan of this game

    11. Pedro de Souza on

      One thing that is bothering me: Some powers looks like they would be better os different characters, for example:

      Knuckles and Jet should swap powers, since Knuckles is much more about exploration (And deciding exactly where landing is much more gliding-like) and Jet is much more about going fast (And that would be really well represented by moving the 3 extra squares while still keping the maneuverability with the 3-square break);

      Cream and Tails should swap too, because i thing that the main cast should have the more direct and obvious version of the power (in the case, flight represented by the high jump should be on tails) and the rest of the characters with similiar powers, should have the experimental more rule-playing powers (like the diagonal movement while jumping).

      Still, you guys are the designers, just saying some things that could help =D
      Everything is looking great so far

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      Mike Hansford
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      on

      @Dan Le Vannais: That annoyed me a bit too, since all the characters match except for Knuckles and the three Sonics (and I guess Silver). I asked them about it during the stream, and they said something about contrasting colours for aesthetics (honestly it was ages ago, and I kind of forget). But I still think it makes no sense that 20 out of 24 colours match, and then 4 don't for some reason.
      And it can't be about having a different colour for each character, because there's already 3 red ones.

    13. Congobongo on

      Thanks for the news guys! Right now even a little delay doesn't bother me because you are still working and most important you let us know about the progress and the problems that occurred during the production. Can't wait to see what's next, and please don't leave us alone again! :D

    14. Dan Le Vannais on

      A delay doesn't particularly bother me if it means the finished product will be better. That's fine, but there is something that's nagging my OCD..

      I noticed it before but there were a few others that didn't match at the time (definitely Knuckles, I think) but is there any reason the frame around the character picture on Sonic and Metal Sonic aren't the same colour as the background of their name? All the other characters have the same colour for both, but these two have yellow for the frame and blue for the name.

    15. Daniel Woltanski
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      on

      Good to see the progress, and thank you for updating us! The pictures really help. I'm also glad you added the P.S. regarding the minis since that's what we all are wondering about next. ;)

    16. Majik
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      on

      Sad news but in the end I'm sure we will end up with an amazing game. Thank you for the update

    17. Chris Halbrook
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      on

      Thanks for the update. Hope there aren't any more delays but y'all do a great job of giving us updates. Also Super Sonic looks great. Keep up the great work.