We’re happy to announce that Dream Heist completed production on December 12th! Each of the boxes below contains 6 copies of the game and this stack here is only 1/6th of the total amount made. It’s been a long couple years developing this game and we’re very thankful to all of you who joined us to make this possible. We honestly couldn’t have done it without you and we’ll always be grateful for your support.
Last Friday, Bruno and I took the day off work and drove over to our manufacturer to pick up the first batch of games that we needed to ship out early for Christmas. The games looked terrific and it was so nice to see the completed, final version. The 5 playing pieces turned out even better than we had originally intended and we know that you’ll especially like the new bishops.
The poker chip is intended to stand upright when being used as a playing piece and the game does come with a black plastic stand for holding the chip. However, an incorrect stand was inserted and sealed inside every game. The stand that is inside the game box is too narrow to hold the poker chip.
The picture below shows the incorrect stand (right) that will be inside of the game box and the proper stand (left) holding the poker chip.
We spent much of this past week fixing the issue and wanted to wait to post an update until we knew exactly what the plan was moving forward. Our manufacturer was able to procure the correct stands this week so they will be shipping with each game, just not inside the game box itself.
If you ordered a briefcase with your game, look for the stand to be on the outer edge of the foam. It seats nicely inside the upper pockets of foam when the lid is closed and won’t move around.
If you ordered a game without a briefcase, your poker chip stand will be inside of the shipping box (not the game box), placed in a felt pouch and wrapped in plastic. Please be sure to grab it before you get rid of the shipping box!
Other than that small step, everything came out perfect and looks great.
When we picked up the games, our manufacturer did have a handful of poker chip stands available so we shipped those with the games that went out early for Christmas. We’re happy to say that all US backers that needed the games by the 24th should have them in time. We’ve already heard from a few of you who have received them and we’re glad that they made it.
For international backers, we were unable to get your games out to make it in time for Christmas. For that, we apologize and we want to let you know that there was no way to get the games shipped and through all of the customs processes by the 24th at a reasonable shipping rate.
Shipments will begin going out the week of 12/29 and they are all expected to be out of the warehouse within 7-10 days. Had the poker chip stand been correct, the games would have begun shipping this week. However, sometimes you run into things and you have to do your best to fix them correctly, and as quickly as possible. We lost a week but we have the proper piece and an efficient inclusion method. Our fulfillment center is only working two days next week (because of Christmas) so they will be prepping all of the shipments which will then begin going out 12/29.
Thank you for your patience throughout all of this. We will be in touch after the new year, once all of the games have shipped out. We hope that everyone has a great holiday season and will look forward to getting a box from us a week or two after things are back to normal!
Reid and Bruno