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A guitar themed Euro game in which players use real picks, chords, and play songs to gain the most fame. 
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A guitar themed Euro game in which players use real picks, chords, and play songs to gain the most fame. make/100 Re-Chord Rockstars
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Re-Chord Proofs and PAX Unplugged

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The Big Move

Hey everyone, we are thrilled to share an update with you this week. For those of you who are unaware, I moved from Rhode Island to Minnesota last weekend. This update is one of the first things I've done with our newly installed internet! Rhode Island wasn't cold enough for us so we've decided to chill in the Twin Cities... Andrew actually flew up from Texas and drove a truck across the snow-covered northern U.S. to help our family move. We couldn't have done it without him and we are so lucky to have our Yanaugana family. Send Andrew your thanks for us, he deserves it! 

New Photos from the Factory

While we were on the road we got an update from the factory with some really fantastic news and some photos of the sample components. The current timeline should allow for us to have a production proof WITH US AT PAX UNPLUGGED! Andrew and I are working hard to ensure that copy makes it to Philly in time along with another surprise you'll hear a bit about below. For now, enjoy another shot from the factory.

 Pax Unplugged 

Re-Chord proofs won't be the only new thing to show off at PAX. Those of you who haven't seen the teaser artwork for Yanaguana's next game "Blume" by designer Stevo Torres are in for a treat. I'm very happy to share that we will have a very early prototype copy available to play at PAX Unplugged. The development cycle for this game has been one of the most engaging processes we've ever been a part of and we can't wait to share the amazing experience with you in Philidelphia in a couple of weeks. 

Backerkit will be closing in the next two weeks so be sure to update your addresses and finalize your orders. Thanks again for your continued support, we are really excited to get the presses rolling.

New Playmat Sample

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Production

We have begun to see some samples coming back and are in the process of proofing each component with LongPack. I'm very pleased with how much communication we've had over the past couple of weeks. Take a look at this sample photo of the playmat, this isn't the final product but it's coming along so well we had to share!

Timeline

We are working very hard to have Re-Chord to you all by the Holidays but the reality of the situation is that all depends on proofing and shipping timelines which are still not entirely solid yet. Andrew and I are dedicated to getting the best quality game to you as fast as possible. 

If production is finished in time for PAX Unplugged we will attempt to Air Freight copies in for the show. If we can meet that goal, backer pickup will be available by all means at PAX Unplugged. Thanks again for your continued support and we are so excited to see Re-Chord getting closer to taking the stage!

Re-Chord Rulebook!

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Rulebooks!

Hello Everyone, We took a poll in the Re-Chord facebook group to gauge interest in posting the rulebook with or without the song card list. The large majority of responses were "give us the whole rulebook with the songs listed". That being said a few people do not want to have their cards spoiled or would prefer the surprise. For this reason, we've decided to do both!

The unspoiled version can be found HERE and is also the version hosted on our website. 

We have to make the full song list available to those playing on Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia, as they are needed to set up the game. The full rulebook is currently available on BoardGameGeek.com for those of you who want to see the entire thing including all of the song cards! 

Yawning Iguanas? 

Sometimes people have trouble pronouncing the "Yanaguana" part of our name. We often teach it by having them say the words "Yawn & Iguana" without a pause. It works, it's fun and silly like we are. So naturally, a limited edition Yawning Iguana enamel pin from the amazing artist Nick Nazarro (Dragoon, Human Era, and more) was bound to become a thing. 

This is #1 in a series of limited edition artists pins we are going to be doing featuring our reptilian friend. These are super limited (Less than 200 total 1st edition pins) but we are going to give backers the first crack at them. We'll announce their addition to our store in a backer-only update very soon (Next week-ish). You'll have about two hours and then we will open the sale up to the general public if there are any left. We also have a few fun contests planned that should be another way to get ahold of one, those will be shared here as well. 

Manufacturing 

China was on holiday last week so we are anxiously awaiting an update about production proofs. We will keep you all updated as soon as we know what our current timeline looks like. We are constantly looking for ways to speed the process up without sacrificing quality and we greatly appreciate all of your patience and support. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to sharing some proofs and samples with you soon. Have a wonderful week!

GrandCon wrap up and production updates

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 Production update

I've been in contact with our manufacturer over the course of the last week getting everything finalized for proofing. We had to go over all of the details and updated a few files that we found were not doing what we intended. Everything is back in forward motion and we hope to hear about the proof shipping date soon. I'll keep you updated, we are as anxious as you all and will do everything we can to hustle this project along. 

A few of you reached out to ask about shipping address updates and rest assured you can still change your address in Backerkit until we lock it down. I expect us to close the backerkit very quickly after proofs arrive so it's worth checking to ensure you have the correct address input. 


"Yawn Iguana"

We just got in our first series of artists pins made by the super talented Nick Nazzaro (Dragoon & Human Era). I'm really happy with how these turned out! Be on the lookout for an upcoming contest at the Yanaguana Games facebook page for ways to win yours. These are extremely limited (only a few hundred) so we will try to give our awesome backers a heads up before we put them on the store page. 

GrandCon wrap up

I had the pleasure of attending GrandCon and playing a bunch of prototypes as well as a fair number of published games. I got to meet some new folks from the board game industry after working with Jonathan Gilmour and Ian Moss at the Infectious Play offices last week. GrandCon is an amazing show and if you are anywhere near Michigan I highly suggest checking it out. They say a photo is worth a million words, so I'll leave you with a photo of a bunch of really talented people who were kind enough to invite me to hang out. 

 Have a wonderful week and we will check back in with everyone towards the end of the month if we don't have a manufacturing update sooner. Thanks for your support and we can't wait to get Re-Chord into your hands. 

Final Files including ALL backer submitted content goes to Print!

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Hello Everyone!

First off I want to express our greatest apologies for the delays in updates and manufacturing to this point. We've had a number of small things come up during the publishing process that needed our attention. First, we had some delays in getting the appropriate content submitted from everyone as I mentioned in a previous update. All of that has been sorted and as of today, ALL of the final files are being submitted to the manufacturer.



We are working with our manufacturing team to do a quick turnaround on proofs so that we can begin printing as quickly as possible. Another delay we had to hurdle is the guitar pick production and we've made progress on that while waiting for files, I'm happy to say that the manufacturer understands the function of the picks in the game as it really helped them to create the right product for us. 

The last and final mountain we had to conquer was working with our legal folks to ensure all of our ideas were protectable based on U.S. Copyright laws due to the nature of the parody cards. If you are interested in the incredibly robust vocabulary enriching writing in the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, here is your link, enjoy? I'll be fine if I never have to discuss justifications for parody songs with an attorney again, it's not nearly as fun as it might sound. 

All of this leads to us being able to start printing proofs and getting those sorted. We are going to work to have all of our proofs shipped express air mail and quickly identify any mistakes or needed improvements. Our goal is to begin printing final products before the end of September. This as you know, means we will unfortunately not be able to fulfill your games in September as planned. I want to be the first to take full responsibility for the delays. I'm in charge of communicating with backers and having the legal research done prior to printing and I apologize greatly for underestimating how long those tasks would take. 

I'll be providing bi-weekly updates as the campaign progresses. We will also do a live video with each proof so backers can see the progress. The next update will be right before I leave for GrandCon in Michigan. If you'll be at the show, please make sure to send me a message and let's find a time to play games! We do not have a booth as I'll be there working with some other game designers and taking a few meetings but I can always find time to play a game with an awesome backer.

If you'd like to know more about what we are up to on a daily basis; for the last few months I've been hosting a live coffee chat every Monday at 2:30 pm EST on facebook called "Monday Mug Mentions." We talk about general board game news and what is going on in the industry. Join live and add to the conversation or check out the previous episodes on our YouTube channel

We look forward to getting the produced versions of Re-Chord into our hands as much as you do. Thank you all again for your patience and continued support. Have a wonderful week!