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Buy vineyards; build wineries; develop, produce and sell fine wines. Two games in one box by all-star Portugese designer Vital Lacerda!
Buy vineyards; build wineries; develop, produce and sell fine wines. Two games in one box by all-star Portugese designer Vital Lacerda!
Buy vineyards; build wineries; develop, produce and sell fine wines. Two games in one box by all-star Portugese designer Vital Lacerda!
2,213 backers pledged $268,801 to help bring this project to life.

Production Sample Pictures Enclosed!

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Hi Backers -- Hope you are all well and enjoying a summer break!

We just wanted to let you know that things are all on schedule at this time, meaning that we expect the container with Vinhos Deluxe aboard to leave China bound for the US in early to mid-August and arrive in the US in September for an on-time delivery to Backers in September. The exact same is true of the EU-bound container and we are quite certain we will have the game at Essen, which has been our plan from the start. Vital Lacerda plans to join us for three days at our booth at Essen, teaching and demoing and signing the game for those fortunate enough to come. Mike Fitzgerald will also be at our booth signing and teaching Baseball Highights 2045; and Glenn Drover will be there for a couple of days as well doing the same with Empires: Galactic Rebellion.

Asian Backers games will likely be the first ones send out, because of proximity to China, and Australia will likely be last because of the need for consolidation. But overall we are very much on schedule for a September delivery of this game to all Backers!

The first production sample we have seen arrived earlier today.  I am not much of a photographer but took on the task anyway, so please tolerate the quality:

The Lacreda twins!  Both boxes are identical in size and Vinhos Deluxe weighs in at an identical 8 lbs as well.
The Lacreda twins! Both boxes are identical in size and Vinhos Deluxe weighs in at an identical 8 lbs as well.

 

A very full insert!
A very full insert!

 

Same full insert, but this time with the removable tray for the super small pieces in place. Note that this insert contains ALL of the KS stretch goals.
Same full insert, but this time with the removable tray for the super small pieces in place. Note that this insert contains ALL of the KS stretch goals.

 

Split level plastic cover now in place -- the split level accommodates the double-sided six-panel board
Split level plastic cover now in place -- the split level accommodates the double-sided six-panel board

 

And the rulebooks (one for each of the 2016 and 2010 versions); plus the 2 different player aids; plus one-sixth of the main playing board; plus the 4 double-sided player boards
And the rulebooks (one for each of the 2016 and 2010 versions); plus the 2 different player aids; plus one-sixth of the main playing board; plus the 4 double-sided player boards

 

Ready to close the box
Ready to close the box

 

Mission accomplished!
Mission accomplished!

 This production has exceeded even my (lofty) expectations.  You are really going to enjoy this game and all the love and attention which Vital Lacerda and Ian O'Toole have lavished upon it.

Best regards -- Rick Soued, for Eagle-Gryphon Games

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    1. MentatYP
      Superbacker
      on July 21, 2016

      Great to know. Thanks for the info!

    2. Gryphon and Eagle Games 49-time creator on July 21, 2016

      We have also seen the off center wine tiles on the production sample and pointed them out to the print factory. We expect that this mistake will be corrected in the final mass printing/production. This is the reason we get an advance production sample sent to us. Thanks for noticing as well -- Rick

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      Bob D on July 21, 2016

      I'll echo the question about the wine tiles. On first glance, they appear very off-center. Hopefully this is either intentional (for some reason) or a mistake that will be corrected?

    4. MentatYP
      Superbacker
      on July 21, 2016

      Yes, some of the wine tokens have very off-center printing. Please let us know if this is intentional or just an issue with this copy.

    5. Winston Bergamo on July 21, 2016

      It's intended to the wines tiles (especially some of the 7s and 8s) be off center?

    6. Robert Mills
      Superbacker
      on July 20, 2016

      Looking good

    7. Scott Bowen
      Superbacker
      on July 20, 2016

      This game looks amazing!! Thanks for the update. :D

    8. Julio Luna
      Superbacker
      on July 20, 2016

      After so many delayed kickstarters this year I'm mostly glad to see some projects are actually moving along smoothly. Looking forward to both of these.

    9. Jam Ibañez
      Superbacker
      on July 20, 2016

      Game looks awesome. Hope to eventually have like 5 or 6 (or more of course) more identically shaped games (series!) from you guys - would look great on the shelf. Assuming the shelf will be able to support them. LOL.

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      ksaeger
      Superbacker
      on July 19, 2016

      Another beautiful game!! CANNOT.WAIT.

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      Susan on July 19, 2016

      Wow! I will admit I backed this one with very little knowledge of the game. ie gallerist is awesome, so why not? After seeing the pictures I'm stoked! Looks like another Lacerda home run!