Hello Hoard backers,
Just a brief message to let you know I've shut down the campaign for Flaming Pyramids as it didn't look like we'd hit our target. Mea culpa:... Read more
Projects New and Old
Hello Hoard Backers,
I hope you're well and still happily playing Hoard. It's been selling like hotcakes Down Under. In fact, I had to order another print run, which was... Read more
Hark the (Hoard) Herald Angels
Season's Greetings Hoard backers,
Another year is nearly 'done and dusted'--as we say in New Zealand. In North America, Thanksgiving has just signalled the beginning of the winter holidays while... Read more
Help us make Hoard a hit
We're pleased with Hoard's initial sales in the New Zealand and Australian markets. Last month it started circulating in North America as well. We've had a couple of new reviews,... Read more
Thank you for all the suggestions--here and on our Facebook page--for a name for Hoard's crone character. Two of us judges put the same name on our shortlists, so we... Read more
Name that crone!
Season's Greetings, backers.
We hope you're all enjoying your copy of Hoard. It has been released in the Australian and New Zealand markets and is selling well in both. See... Read more
That fulfilled feeling
A week ago, the replacement dice arrived and I began fulfilling the Australian and Kiwi backer orders, so I believe nearly everyone should have their games now, with the exception... Read more
Dice, Dice, Baby!
Apologies, but I'm sure you might have guessed I'd eventually use that line. And beware, there is also a cringeworthy pun ahead.
The replacement dice were received by the Whatz... Read more
Misprinted dice an unexpected hit
It turns out Whatz contracted another factory to make the dice for Hoard. Whatz rejected this factory's initial batch, which were done correctly, on quality grounds. Unfortunately no one caught... Read more
An unexpected snag...
The day new games are delivered is always exciting, but today was a bittersweet occasion, as I was expecting to confirm the extent of a problem a few of you... Read more
Knock on wood, it is very likely all our backers will have their copies of Hoard by the end of this month, about two months aheadof our original estimated... Read more
Sending From China
Our manufacturer, Whatz Shanghai, has packaged Hoard 12 copies to a carton. We arranged for them to truck 36 cartons (432 games) to the Send From China warehouse in Guangdong... Read more
Some shipping news
I wanted to report in before now, but I was waiting until I had some concrete timeline information to pass along.
The Hoard production proof arrived on August 25. It... Read more
Waiting to approve final proof
One of my favorite comedy movies is Bowfinger, in which Steve Martin plays a down-on-his-luck wannabe film director who dreams of being so important that someday the FedEx truck... Read more
Surveys out, proofs in, who wants two?
Surveys for all backers receiving games (with the exception of Kiwi retailers) went out yesterday; thanks to the more than 473 of you who have already responded. I thought it... Read more
Our pulchritudinous purple dice!
With everything nicely on track, I’m looking forward to escaping the New Zealand winter tomorrow for a week’s vacation with my husband, whom I must thank for helping me derive the... Read more
Print and Play is ready
Just in time for the weekend, all who pledged $15 or more in our Kickstarter campaign will shortly receive an email from me via Kickstarter containing the confidential URL where... Read more
Files sent to manufacturer
Hoard files have now been sent through to Whatz Shanghai, our manufacturer, a little bit ahead of our self-imposed deadline of end of business today. The next step will be... Read more
What an exciting campaign! After hitting our target four days out, we saw a surge in the final three days that added 169 more backers to get us to a... Read more
Campaign nears close
We've just been joined by our 600th backer and we're closing in on Stretch Goal #6, which will add gold foil accents to the box top, for this first Kickstarter-funded... Read more
A table for six and a glittering horizon
Wow! You just punched through stretch goals 3 and 4 like they were nothing. I'm delighted to announce that your copy of Hoard will contain six characters for play by... Read more
Five player stretch and questions to die over
Hoard fans, we've now unlocked the first two stretch goals, which means the dragon will be printed on sturdy, easy-to-flip boards (and thanks to your input, he'll be printed... Read more
FUNDED! and time to stretch
I want to thank you for doing your bit to help Hoard reach its funding goal. Tim, Beck, and I are simply thrilled and humbled by your support and encouragement.... Read more
Reward level for Hoard art fans
We've decided to open up a new reward level, since we're just a few hundred dollars from target now. As we mention in this interview with Australian writer (and Hoard... Read more
Board Game Geeking
Hello Hoard fans!
We're a little over a week from the end of our campaign and we're getting tantalizingly close to our target. I note that nearly 15% of you... Read more
New friends and fans
We're getting so close to target, and the opportunity to introduce avid board game players to Hoard at Wellycon didn't disappoint. We definitely attracted new fans and backers. Now in its... Read more
Ready for Wellycon
Tomorrow morning first thing, the husband and I set off for Wellington, New Zealand's amazing and compact little capital city, home of the biggest and longest-standing Kiwi board-gaming event, Wellycon.... Read more
More details about Hoard's stretch goals
We're about $5000 NZ from our target now. With any luck, we'll have some time to try to reach stretch goals in the last week or so of the campaign.... Read more
Five flippin' digits!
Oh yes! We've just crossed the $10,000 line! Thank you to our newest backers and to those of you who upgraded from the Get a Game to Double Dragon reward.... Read more
Amazing: we're not quite 6 days out from launch and we're at the halfway point. I don't know how accurate it is and creators are advised not to even look... Read more
Reviews coming in
Hello! We are a third of the way to our target and I will have to be careful to avoid greetings like "Good morning" in these updates because our backers... Read more
A strong break from the gate!
Greetings! As I write, our Hoard Kickstarter campaign has been live for 16 hours and we are nearly to 17% of our target. I've heard that if you can achieve... Read more