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Receive a crate full of seemingly innocuous goodies, find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unearth a worldwide conspiracy.
Receive a crate full of seemingly innocuous goodies, find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unearth a worldwide conspiracy.
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Weekly Update - Rachel here, head of the packing department

Posted by Rachel
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Hi All

Can I start with a personal “Thank You” for all the well wishes received for the new addition to the Wilson Wolfe family baby Ella. It’s very nice.

A relatively boring update this week as we have been doing a lot of checking and counting and counting and checking, with so many components we have to be very methodical as we wouldn’t want to send out a game with a piece missing.

So work work work makes for a bit of a dull update, but rest assured things are moving forward.

We are working between two locations at the moment, the place for packing and the office where the design and computer stuff is done. So in order to free up George to get on the computer I am running the packaging department day to day. George was writing a little something for an update showing some behind the scenes design processes and influences. He would have posted it for today but we’ve all been so busy that he has had to help prioritise the packing, so we will put it up when we have got a minute.

It goes into the packaging design of a couple the components that we can show without giving anything away. It takes a little thought, because honestly the way that the game is designed means that there is some secret to nearly everything. So we want to be very careful about the photos we post so we don’t ruin things, but we will sort some out for next week’s post.

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding. Not long now! Thanks guys!

Rachel (and baby Ella)

Weekly Update - packing every day

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Hello!

We are finally on the last leg of the project!

Things have arrived, and it feels good to be sorting through everything. It’s pretty taxing to stay on top of so many components and packages, so we’re working very hard and making sure not to make any mistakes, but overall we’re all really happy to see things progressing toward the end now in a measurable way.

It’s a big task to get everything ready, so we’ve tackled it by basically breaking it down into smaller packing jobs. When we hit our little delay we put what we had at the time in storage, and that has turned out to work in our favour and make packing a little easier. Rather than having everything on hand at once, which would be quite overwhelming, we are taking out what we need bit-by-bit, effectively breaking the packing and organising down into small individual jobs. As you can see in the pictures, we’ve set up a couple of rooms to organise things. Our days at the moment consist of taking what we need out of storage, checking/counting/preparing things, and sorting them into packages, basically. We’re working away at it as fast as we can, and triple checking everything all the while to be sure not to make any mistakes. It’s a lot to keep in mind, but with a heavy reliance on checklists we are managing to get thought it pretty well!

The day starts off pretty organised, before everyone else gets here...
The day starts off pretty organised, before everyone else gets here...
He assured me that his shirt didn't say anything rude in Russian, but I've had to trust him on that
He assured me that his shirt didn't say anything rude in Russian, but I've had to trust him on that
Even small things take up a lot of space in these quantities, so we are trying to only take out a few items at a time, to stay organised
Even small things take up a lot of space in these quantities, so we are trying to only take out a few items at a time, to stay organised
Todays photo session took place while we were going over the enamel pins
Todays photo session took place while we were going over the enamel pins
I had to blur out a few things last minute (thats why the update it so late in the day today!) because I didn't want to spoil puzzles.
I had to blur out a few things last minute (thats why the update it so late in the day today!) because I didn't want to spoil puzzles.

We are working through everything as quick as we can, and will give shipping estimates as soon as we can set out a firm date. But rest assured we are in the final stage, and are working every hour we can every day until we get these things to your door. It's very exciting to see it all coming together!


You might see new messages from Rachel

If you see any replies on Kickstarter from a new account by the name of ‘Rachel’, it’s because I’ve added another authorised account to the campaign. Rachel has been helping with the social media for a while now, (and is the mummy to the new baby, Ella!). She is going to help keep things updated on here too, so if you get a reply from a different username in the near future don’t be worried about it. The reason we have done this now is that Rachel has taken the role of the big boss organising the packing, whereas I am all over the place working on everything, and we figured the packing is where the action is at the moment. So she might post the next update, for example.

Thanks for reading. We'll keep working away, and get things out as soon as we can!

Weekly Update - getting ready to pack

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Last week you might remember that I was bugging the manufacturers asking them to send out our delivery as soon as they could so we might get it by this weekend. Despite my pleading they weren’t able to send it out until this week, which means we are still waiting on it today. But we have been setting everything in place so we can spring into action as soon as it arrives.

This final phase in the production is going to be a busy one – we’re making up about 1500 units, which doesn’t seem like such a big number when you see it written down like that, but think of this: if it takes 1 minute to do something like fold up a letter and put it in an envelope, but you have to do it 1500 times… that’ll take you 25 hours. So it’ll be a case of many hands making light work. We’ve called in the help of everyone we know, and will be making a little production line, powering everyone with energy drinks and bribing everyone with pizza, and just working away at getting everything packed and ready.

There is nothing major that needs to be done, it is all in the realm of making sure pieces are in place, double-checking checklists, folding bits of paper and sealing envelopes, sticking stickers, that kind of thing. But as I said, once you multiply these small actions up they become quite large tasks. We’ve done all the little bits we can for the moment, and are just waiting on our final components. Once we get started with that and we can get a feel for how fast our production line is burning through the workload we will be able to narrow down a delivery window. So, for now we’re still anxiously waiting for the postman, but we’re very ready to snap into action as soon as we hear the knock at the door.

Weekly Update - final pieces

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Hello all,

News from the factory is that everything is completed! They just need to send the shipment out to us. I have been asking them all this week about getting it to us as quick as they can, and they have told me they will do their best to oblige. Last I heard, they were trying to have it sent out today, but if they couldn’t do that then it would be Monday. They quoted a 5 day delivery time, so hopefully we should have things by next weekend.

After that we will package and post and get everything sent out, which should take a few weeks. So we are still just calling it an ‘October Delivery’ at the moment. Once we get the final shipment to us we will be able to narrow it down to the week, and then finer still after that. We are excited to get this blip out of the way and get back on track. Our apologies, again, for the delay, and our thanks to all of you for being understanding about it.

At the moment, that’s what we know, so I’m just keeping you all informed. Thanks again for being patient with all of this; we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now!

Weekly Update - ticking along

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Hey everyone

No huge movements since last week, but I know everyone appreciates being kept in the picture – the latest from the factory is that things are still on schedule, and should be sent out this month, which is good, and which means that we are still looking at deliveries to you in October. As mentioned before, we don’t want to try to be more specific until we get everything in our hands (and therefore in our direct control), so we will let you know more when we know more.

Thanks for waiting patiently with us. We are as eager to get everything out as you are to receive it, so as soon as we have more info we will pass it on. We really appreciate your patience everyone, truly. We are sure it will be worth the wait.

P.S.

It’s worth adding this as a reminder, since I still have the odd person ask about it - If you need to change your address you can do so by following the link Backerkit sent you. To be re-sent the link, just enter your e-mail here –

https://wilsonwolfe.backerkit.com/ 

Thanks a lot.