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Will you stop the murderous owner of the Awful Orphanage, Mrs Prendergast?
Will you stop the murderous owner of the Awful Orphanage, Mrs Prendergast?
1,293 backers pledged £59,310 to help bring this project to life.

It's an update ... what could it be?

Posted by Workhouse Games (Creator)

Hello everyone, I hope you're all well! 

This week we've been hard at work getting all of the information we could on the boats so that we could give you all an idea of how things are going. After many phone calls and lots of e-mails we've now received our bill of lading, which is rather scary when you realise you've made over 4 tonnes of board games!

Have a look at the screenshot from the document itself ... 

That's a lot of board games!
That's a lot of board games!


Then we have confirmation of their arrivals into ports which is now slated to be March 4th, from there they will head to the various logistics centres where a QA will occur.

Then, once that's all done they'll begin shipping out direct to you! So remember, if you have changed shipping address and haven't e-mailed us or changed it yourself via CrowdOx ... now's the time! Otherwise your poor Orphans will be sat outside in the cold, or worse a mail delivery room somewhere!!!

You can e-mail us direct at

When domestic shipping begins you will all be e-mailed with your parcel details so you can keep tabs on your pesky Orphans and see them making their way to their new home! We can not wait! 

We're over the moon we were given this chance to get this all to you and hope you see how much it means that you get your copies of the games and expansions as quickly as possible, but also in the best condition possible too! 

Expect another update soon with photo's of the process! This is all very exciting! 

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At this point it looks like Tales from the Hollow Earth might not make it's funding goal, so we are currently re-tooling the campaign for a second go around as just the paperback option! We'd love to know your thoughts and suggestions about the campaign and what you think we could do to make it even better ...

We're a community here, not just a company that does what it does ... we want your input so again shoot us an e-mail or seventeen if you have any suggestions! That e-mail address is

You can see the current hardback version here ...


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    1. Workhouse Games 3-time creator on

      That's the spirit Hozro! We can't believe they're going to be in your hands in mere weeks now, it seems very surreal but so exciting!

    2. on

      Silly orphans, walking too slow. It's like gruel isn't enough food to give them any strength. Oh yeah, they're on boats. Well jump off and swim faster or it's straight to the gaunt & sinister man's lair for you.

    3. Angela: Tentacles of Frosted Wisdom Collaborator

      Don't forget, you can also join us on Discord:

    4. El Skutto

      I think the campaign was simply poorly-timed. It would make sense to re-launch after the boardgame has been released and reviewed; when interest will be at its peak. As it is, the AO world is essentially unknown outside of its community of backers.

    5. Ralf Steinberg on

      for the second round proposal for a pledge (limited to 30 Backers):
      GBP 100 for a hardcover version (including Cover, Corner Protectors & Gatefold Presentation Box).


    6. Workhouse Games 3-time creator on

      Thank you Michael, we hope so too ... but we aren't resting on it! We have too many awesome stories to tell!

    7. Michael “Vul-Kar “ Fire on

      I have hope for the hardcover. Sometimes project don’t get funded until last couple of days of a Kickstarter. I’m really hoping the hardcover becomes a reality.