Shipping, Reviews and Rules
This update includes the latest news on shipping, links to two new reviews of Lagoon, and a link to the final rulebook. I'm very excited for all of you to receive your games soon!
United States and Canada
The ship carrying a full container of Lagoon for North America just docked in Long Beach yesterday! However, my shipping agent reports:
"Currently we are facing extreme congestion in LA, so the ETA is unstable at this point, once it is on the rail, it should arrive in Chicago in about 5-7 days. We will continue to check on these and let you know when its due into Chicago, once its been placed on the rail."
Normally, it might take a week or more for the games to clear customs. Unfortunately, it sounds like the conditions at the port are going to extend that for an unknown length of time. As soon as I get an update from my shipping agent, I'll share it with you. If the delay is no more than a week or so, I still expect packages to ship out to US and Canadian backers in October.
European Union and Vicinity
The ship is still on schedule for arrival in the UK on October 1. Packages should start shipping by mid-October.
Working with my fulfillment partner 4PX is moving more slowly than I hoped. I had a Skype call with my account rep and another 4PX employee last Thursday so I could ask a few important questions, and am still waiting for answers. I've reached out several times since then, and hope to hear from them by next week. I think my account rep didn't know the answers to some of the questions, and we're waiting for another employee to provide the missing information.
Once this is settled, it sounded like it would take no more than a week to pickup the games from the factory and ship them out to backers. I'll keep you posted once I get better information.
Earlier this week, a really solid video review of Lagoon was posted by Joel Eddy from DriveThruVideos.
And a thoughtful written review was also posted this week by Daniel DeMars, who demoed Lagoon several times at GenCon and had some wonderful things to say about it!
If you'd like to read the final rules before your game arrives, I've posted a PDF version you can download here.