2 Unlocked Stretch Goal & Title change to "the Forbidden Palace"
Another 2 Stretch Goals were unlocked overnight, almost at the same time!
We're happy to include wooden decree tiles with heat transfer print in the Deluxe box!
The social Stretch Goal has been unlocked as well. It contains 6 extra Travel tokens!
Normally we wouldn't include extra gameplay content in the Deluxe box only and people have reacted on this on BGG. We understand these reactions. Please allow me to explain why we do this now...
Three of those Travel tokens will be included in the Brettspiel Adventskalender this year. And the other three we'd like to print as extra promo material for gaming conventions. But as these tokens are made of cardboard, they're not compatible with the Deluxe version, hence the social stretch goal with extra wooden Travel tokens. Normally Brettspiel demands exclusivity, but we've explained the situation to them and they allowed us an exception for the Deluxe version only.
We will include the three non-Adventskalender tokens in the Standard edition as well though, only for backers of this campaign. The only way to get the other three tokens as well, will be to purchase the Adventskalender or to wait untill we can offer them as a promo after October 2019.
The 2 Stretch Goals are not the only important announcement for today...
As many of you already noticed, a new game by Reiner Knizia will be published this year by Jumbo, with the same name as our game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/246316/forbidden-city
We actually knew this already for several months. But after discussing this with some of our main distributors and Andreas Steding, we decided not to do a name change. It wouldn't be the first games with a similar name. And Jumbo's game has a different target audience (8+ family game) and furthermore they use different distribution channels than we (and in Europe only), which means that the 2 games won't even appear in the same stores most of the time.
But recently Jumbo has discovered our game as well and they've contacted us with the announcement that Jumbo legitimately filed the title of their game as a registered trademark in the category board games, in the territory Europe. This came as a big surprise to us, as it's not common practice to protect new board game names.
But this means that we're forced to adjust the name of our game. After a new brainstorm, we pretty quickly came up with a new name: the Forbidden Palace.
We know that people will have to get used to the new title name and that the whole situation is unfortunate. In the upcoming weeks we'll change the name on all platforms. By the end of this Kickstarter campaign, everyone should know about the Forbidden Palace.
Please let us know what you think about the new name in the comments or on BGG. We're even open to other name ideas, but we'll have to act quickly now. The sooner everyone can get used to the new name, the better.
Thanks for understanding and as always, for your support of this campaign!
the Game Brewer Team