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Citizens of Guildmore!
As gamers there are many stories we come together to enjoy, from western to sci fi, farming to fantasy, and many more.
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Citizens of Guildmore, we come to you with a proclamation from the Mayor: today is Shikoku Day!
As Backers of our very first campaign, you may recall that we chose... Read more
Our Next Project
Citizens of Guildmore! It's been a while. I wanted to reach out briefly and let you know that we just launched our next game on Kickstarter: The Artemis Project.
This... Read more
A Sneak Peek
To you that have supported us previously, we go live at 9 tomorrow morning. Feel free to check out the video and the campaign. We hope to see you there: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burntislandgames/1508813296?ref=433593&token=de981c5c
Citizens, lend us your thumb!
Today ends the voting for the BGG Most Anticipated Games of 2018 nominations. If you’ve not already given a thumb to our next project Endeavor, please do: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231943/item/5764955#item5764955
If you... Read more
One year ago
Kickstarter sent me an email letting me know that it was one year ago today that Unreal Estate funded.
So much has happened since funding, and coincidentally today is the... Read more
Citizens of Guildmore! I hope you don't mind me sharing some company news, not specific to our beloved game. (If you are a subscriber to our e-mail newsletter you can... Read more
Odds & ends
Happy birthday Jason!
Tomorrow is Unreal Estate Designer Jason Slingerland's birthday, and we've decided to run a special offer in our online store to celebrate! If you purchase Unreal Estate... Read more
Citizens of Guildmore, I am delighted to announce that as of about 2 hours ago, ALL packages were delivered to the local USPS and are on their way!
We are... Read more
You know what this means...
Good evening Citizens of Guildmore! We are in the throes of fulfillment and we are loving every minute of it. Call me crazy, but it gives me no end of... Read more
Citizens of Guildmore!
Yesterday I took the trip down to Impressions in Ft. Wayne to get all the fulfillment copies of Unreal Estate and Stroop. It was both uneventful and... Read more
Good afternoon Backers! Yesterday was CRAZY and today is no different. I cannot emphasize how exhausted the Guild team was before we hit the hay last night, and we were... Read more
Vote early, vote often ;)
Things are in full swing over here at the Guild as we enter our biggest month ever. Here's what's going down:
Mascot naming contest
There's just one day left to... Read more
Closing up the BackerKit shop
Hello Citizens of Guildmore!
The last 2 weeks have been a flurry of e-mail, paperwork, and logistics. Both Unreal Estate and Stroop are on a truck, set to arrive at our... Read more
Happy International Tabletop Day!
A year ago today, Unreal Estate was just a vision. Look how far we've come!
Ever wonder what a truck full of games looks like? Wonder no more...!... Read more
Hot off the presses
These landed in my inbox about an hour ago...
And then there was this...
Have a great day!
The... Read more
Books, art, & games
The art books are in!
Our books are in, and while we don't want to keep you waiting, for the sake of our sanity, we're going to wait for the... Read more
Hanging our Shingle
If you've not visited Guild HQ in a while, we've made some changes. The chance to win a copy of Unreal Estate is still there, but we wanted to let... Read more
Wait... What? Another Update?
We'll make this one a quickie. If you read the previous update, you know that here at the Guild we LOVE our secrets and surprises.
Waaay back in 2016--remember those... Read more
Kid Tested, Gamer Approved!
We know you just can't wait to get your hands on your brand new games. In order to help you get your fix, we've created print'n plays for... Read more
Now and Later
Hello Backers! Much has gone on in the past 5 weeks, both personally and for the Guild. Let's start with the big one:
The Files are in China!
We... Read more
The final proofing is complete on "The Art of Unreal Estate" and it is in the hands of the fine folks at KrakenPrint. We should see it in just... Read more
Of Books & Playtests
Hey everyone! Things are moving steadily forward here at the Guild. The rule book has begun its final round of edits, honing it down for clarity in both the images and... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving (to those who celebrate). It's been a bit longer than I'd wanted to make an update, but before the Guild shuts down for the holiday weekend, I wanted... Read more
BackerKit and Shipping
Thank you to everyone who has responded to BackerKit. Over 70% of you have followed up and that's fantastic!
We took another look at our international shipping... Read more
You may be aware that last weekend marked the annual Extra Life 24-hour game-a-thon that supports children's hospitals nationwide. If you did not have a chance to support... Read more
Ducks in a Row
There's your "Aww...!" for the day. Here's what's going on at the Guild.
The Art of Unreal Estate
During the campaign, there were backers who love Corinne's art but don't... Read more
Happy Halloween Backers! Thanks for your patience while we get everything set. BackerKit is being set up and will be submitted for review this week. As soon as we receive... Read more
We hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. Here at the Guild we definitely took some time to regroup after an incredible final push. Now it's time to tackle the tough... Read more
Quittin' time...but not for us!
It's the weekend and there's so much to celebrate, including that we unlocked Gothic Estate earlier today! And now we are fully on the march toward the 5 player Holy... Read more
14 hours left!
Wow what an amazing day: many new backers, but also many upgraded pledges to the $25 and $36 levels! And they made a HUGE difference. And now a new day... Read more
$22K...outta the way!
We blew through another stretch goal overnight, and just like that we are on to the big ones: Gothic Estate and the Holy Sanctuary 5-player expansion. Exciting times ahead!
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500 Facebook Likes!
Yes, it's true! The Art of Unreal Estate will be a hardcover. Woo hoo!
And according to Superbacker Venron, if you check our progress on Kicktraq, it will move us... Read more
Good morning backers. We're heading into the final turn of our race, and the finish line is in sight. Just over 2 days to go and we have achieved amazing... Read more
Not just a game, but a company
From the beginning I have planned on bringing you not just a fantastic game in Unreal Estate, but also a fantastic company, Grand Gamers Guild. We plan to... Read more
UE for the EU!
Good afternoon backers. We have 4 days left on this shared adventure, and the good stuff just keeps on coming. Without further ado...
Timing is everything
Last night I hit... Read more
Course corrections and a light at the end of the tunnel
Good evening backers! I had every hope of posting an update this morning, but the day was super busy, and I just got back to Grand Rapids from Chicago. So... Read more
Witches and fairies and...ants? Oh my.
Witch's Hut & Fairy House
Witch's Hut and Fairy House are live! (Graphic update soon.) Fun stuff. We hit our next goal at $20K. I've talked to Mr. Ogre, and... Read more
A great day and a book
Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Yesterday was a fantastic day on the campaign trail. Thank youto all of our new backers, and everyone who was spreading the word to make it... Read more
New cards, new art, and another backer vote!
Thank you for your patience in the past 24 hours. Our graphic designer was taken out by the flu, but he's better and today our look is updated.
You've been... Read more
What an incredible weekend! We did it! The $16K stretch goal is in our rear view and we now have a chunky monkey Airship of a meeple for start player.... Read more
Everybody's working for the weekend!
Name our city
This is it! Come Monday morning the voting will be done and our city will have a name, and the backer who suggested it will be immortalized... Read more
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
We've been working hard behind the scenes to get you the very best product we can: take a look at our updated strech goals. The screen printed meeple is... Read more
Everyday we're shuffling!
Another Great Weekend
We had a great weekend at 2 local shops: Comic Signal and Gamer's Wharf. Lots of local gamers came out and Corinne was there to do sketches... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
Goblin Bank and Dark Castle are in the game! The Goblin Bank provides a unique way to score for the number of cards that are in the... Read more
Today marks one full week on Kickstarter. We are so excited for how much you have helped us accomplish: funded in 24 hours, stretch goals unlocked...thank you from the bottom... Read more
What an amazing weekend! Campaigns tend to slow down, be we just kept on...and we unlocked a stretch goal: Gnomish Steamworks and Troll Bridge are officially part of... Read more
Who wants to name a city?!?
HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND
It's been an incredible first few days, and it is very exciting to head into the weekend 150% funded! We're also more than halfway to the... Read more
FULLY FUNDED IN UNDER 24 HOURS!!! My hands are clammy with the exhilaration...whew! We could not be more honored or humbled by your support. We've been excited about UE for... Read more