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A thrilling strategy board game for 2-6 adventurous warlords. Big play field, lots of surprises!
A thrilling strategy board game for 2-6 adventurous warlords. Big play field, lots of surprises!
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      Evan Bolton on June 9, 2018

      Got my copy today. The board and game pieces look and feel great. The construction of the box itself is laughably terrible, though. Would definitely be interested in a more sturdy version of the box, even at a small cost. It will be difficult to take the game anywhere with the current box.

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      Devin Henderson on June 4, 2018

      Received game today. Box itself is ripped and rendered useless. Artwork on all pieces look great. Manuals are in good shape. The bank notes were loose in the box and are folded and ripped. The plastic hexagons are okay aside from some pieces that need to be cut on the edges. The biggest issue I have is the play field is bent and will not lay flat. I am trying to find a way to bend it back the other way. I am curious to see if replacements will be sent out.

    3. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on June 3, 2018

      Dear David,

      1) No. You can perform your actions in any order BUT you can sell your buildings only at the end of your turn (having finished all other actions)

      2) Guavar have to move 2 hexagons and is not able to move only one

      3) Yes. You can hire units immediately after the constraction of the Guild

      4) Common buildings go to their deck. Only common Units go to graveyard after the death

      5) No. You can load/disembark and move during one "move" but you can't both load and disembark during one "move"

      About "move" - It's a problem of translation from Russian to English. In russuian we use two absolutely different words, but they turned into the single "move" during the translation. Next time we will be much more attentive to find all such confusing moments.

      Best wishes, the team of The Elinor Games!

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      David on May 28, 2018

      I have questions abount the rules:
      -In clan wars, do you have to perform the actions in top-to-bottom order or in any order?

      -Do a Guawar need to move 2 hexes or can they move only one?

      -Can a Mercenaries Guild hire units in the same turn it was built?

      -Do "common" buildings go back to their deck when destroyed or the "graveyard"?

      -Is it correct that a "Frigate" use its entire move action to load/disembark so that it can't move any hexes in the same "move"?

      The way "move" is used in the rules bock is a bit confusing, "move as the action/phase and as in movement of hexagons wich is part of a"move".

    5. Vicky McKinley
      Superbacker
      on May 26, 2018

      I also received my copy in poor shape in the US: box corner badly dented and separated, and the game board very badly warped (will not lie flat, and parts of it are 3 cm or more above the table). I saw that you commented that you are working on a solution (thanks!). Would it be possible to have replacement boards available at Gen Con?

    6. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on May 25, 2018

      Dear Backers, all games were sent some time ago. There could be problems in post servise, because there are big holidays in Russia in May, most servises do not work. It could slow the process of delivery. Please contact yuliadrujite@gmail.com for any questions. We hope all games will come very soon.

    7. matthau on May 24, 2018

      I still havent received my copy either. I have emailed a couple of days ago and still no response. very disappointed

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      Maya Gengenbacher
      Superbacker
      on May 20, 2018

      I also never received my copy.

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      Justine Hovey on May 19, 2018

      My game never arrived. No communication after several attempts. Not happy.

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      Ottie Mosley on May 13, 2018

      @Mikhail

      Mine did not arrive safely - the box is ripped and in bad condition from being shipped in just a plastic bag and no sturdy box with packing/reinforcement and the game board itself is warped and damaged - Are you replacing the damaged boxes and game boards? I can send you pictures of the damage.

    11. GuyWithPuns
      Superbacker
      on May 9, 2018

      Just recieved it!! Box isn't great quality but considering the size of the board and pieces it makes sense for 20$ the book seems to be good quality I'm looking forward to it and the game seems very interesting.
      Спасибо

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      charles-etienne jamme
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2018

      32 EUR custom tax!!! Never again

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      Michael Hale
      Superbacker
      on May 5, 2018

      Game arrived safely a few days ago, thanks. Have to agree with comments already posted about the quality of the box (print is fine, just materials used appear poorly chosen).

    14. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on May 3, 2018

      Yes, we made a mistake in chosing the materials for the box and playfield, sorry for this. We are now working on improving it.

    15. Erik Laws on May 2, 2018

      I just opened the game board, itself, for the first time, to check it out and the printed playfield is already starting to separate from the cardboard. I can certainly appreciate the effort that was put forth to get the game done and in our hands, I’m sure it was not easy for a small company, but I’m extremely disappointed with the finished result.

    16. Erik Laws on May 2, 2018

      I received my copy a few days ago. The quality of the game box itself is sorely lacking. Very thin cardboard that doesn’t hold its corners and falls apart when you take the lid off, super flimsy. The contents in the box were haphazardly thrown inside with no organization whatsoever and absolutely no way to organize it yourself. The game pieces appear fine but the overall quality is very low.

    17. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on May 2, 2018

      We have sent almost all games and emals with track numbers. There are only few left, because there are big holidays in Russia and our post servise could not sent them.
      Please check your mails for track numbers. If you won't get your track number by 5th May, or you have any other questions, please contact yuliadrujite@gmail.com

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      Marc Tomlinson on May 1, 2018

      Has anyone else received theirs yet? I see one person a few weeks ago that they received theirs

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      Corleone
      Superbacker
      on April 28, 2018

      I haven't received any notice in e-mail or the game; should I be concerned?

    20. Jérôme Du Sacré Coeur on April 26, 2018

      Bonjour.
      Je vois que certains ont reçu le jeu.

      Pourriez vous me dire quand est ce que je suis censé le recevoir je vous prie ..?

      Cordialement

      Jérôme

    21. Alain Deschênes
      Superbacker
      on April 24, 2018

      @Curtis: no email, no tracking number.

    22. Curtis Legit on April 21, 2018

      @Alain Deschenes, did you receive any sort of email or confirmation for delivery? Or did the game simply show up at your residence?

    23. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on April 20, 2018

      Hi, Alain!
      Thank you for a nice feedback!
      We are happy to tell that the game is now on BBG https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250962/elinor-deserted-valley

    24. Alain Deschênes
      Superbacker
      on April 19, 2018

      Just to let others know that I have just received my copy of the game. North of Quebec.

      Components quality is good enough, although the box wasn't hard enough to arrive without damage. The box damage is light and does not bother me. Must have been caused by the loose plastic pieces. I have solidified the box with docktape inside it. Now it stands nice and sturdy.

      A suggestion would be to have a cardboard box and have a paper sleeve over. This would provide a solid alternative still at low cost.

      The paper money looks amazing and feels right. Cardboard tokens works perfectly for me and are protected during gameplay within the plastic inserts. Rulebooks looks very professional and seems to be straight forward, I'll have to get back on the rules layout and clarity after my first couple playthroughs. And lastly the gorgeous playboard is impressive.

      I'll give the game a try this weekend, I'll try both scenarios. If no bgg available at that time I'll create one for the authors.

    25. Sascha Möller on April 16, 2018

      Hi,

      That‘s great.
      When will we get our Tracking Numbers?

    26. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on April 11, 2018

      Hi! Our gane will appeare there soon.

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      Al Weaver
      Superbacker
      on April 10, 2018

      Just curious why the game isn't logged on bgg yet...

    28. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on April 3, 2018

      Hi! We have started to ship.

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      Cameron Kong
      Superbacker
      on April 2, 2018

      Any news on shipping?

    30. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on March 19, 2018

      Hi! We are starting to ship, everything goes perfect, thank you! Pictures of a ready Game are in the update.

    31. Victoria Jane Appleton on March 18, 2018

      Hi any update on when this will be shipped please?

    32. Panga
      Superbacker
      on February 13, 2018

      Hi! Any update on the process? Hope everything is going well for the team of Elinor! Cheers

    33. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on January 13, 2018

      Thank you! Now we are ready to start!

    34. scott agnew on January 13, 2018

      Congratulations on funding. can’t wait to read and play!

    35. Hubert Miłoś
      Superbacker
      on January 10, 2018

      print and play tier would be awesome .

    36. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on January 8, 2018

      Thees Haren, Yes, thanks, now manager pledge is possible. You can get 5 games for 80$ and single shipping or form your own custom order.
      Andrey Sanin, yes, we have paper money for this version.

    37. Thees Haren
      Superbacker
      on January 6, 2018

      Hi there :)! I'm not sure, if this was answered before, but will there be a pledge manager later on? I'm member of a german gaming community and there might be some people to join in. So perhaps it's possible to add several copies of the game to one pledge in order to save some shipping costs?

    38. MxFraud on January 5, 2018

      It would be awesome to have a print and play tier.

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      Andrey Sanin on January 3, 2018

      "Play money 150 units"

      So..paper money?

      Guess it's time to pull up another order of metal coins

    40. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on January 2, 2018

      Happy New Year to everyone! All the best and warm wishes for this year!

    41. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on January 2, 2018

      Hi Ryan Mrochuk!
      We are sorry for not having a full prototype of the final version of the game. But here are the requirements we are sending to the manufacturer:
      1) Playfield 80x60 sm, four-color process offset 4+0, tight cardboard 1-2 mm thick, creasing A4

      2) Isosceles hexagons. Side size – 2.25 sm, diameter of a circle – 4.5 sm
      tight cardboard 2-4 mm thick, four-color process offset 4+0

      3) Play money 150 units. Color offset printing: 4+4 offset, paper density- 80 g., size – 3.5x8.5 sm,

      4) Round counters – binder board (kappa), 1-1.5 mm thick, print 4+0, diameter 25 mm.

      5) Cardboard box, A4 format, tight carton 1-2 mm thick, color offset printing: 4+0

      And the picture of plastic basements can be found in the updates.

    42. Ryan Mrochuk
      Superbacker
      on December 30, 2017

      Hi there. I am intrigued by this game, but as mentioned below the quality looks underwhelming. I saw that it was said the games in the videos are prototype quality, and that's great. I would like to see what the plans are for upgrading the quality of the components will be before I back at a higher level though. Can you speak to, or more preferably, show us what kind of quality we can expect from the finished product?

    43. Victoria Jane Appleton on December 30, 2017

      Really looking forward to this ^_^

    44. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on December 29, 2017

      Daniel Cassidy, sorry for late reply. Yes, we are going to translate book II into English, if we got 20000. If not, we will do it later and include the book in one of the next campaigns.

    45. Daniel Cassidy
      Superbacker
      on December 26, 2017

      Just curious is there any stretch goals planned.

    46. Daniel Cassidy
      Superbacker
      on December 24, 2017

      It's certainly a novel way to create a game world and setting

    47. Mikhail Shelkov 2-time creator on December 23, 2017

      Thanks to all of you! We are very glad that you like it.

    48. GuyWithPuns
      Superbacker
      on December 23, 2017

      Thank you for that update I'm more siked to back it knowing it's history!

    49. scott agnew on December 23, 2017

      I’m looking forward to this. I do feel it needs more attention though.

    50. Daniel Cassidy
      Superbacker
      on December 22, 2017

      Tumble weeds, hello is there anybody out there or are the debates about the game happening on an other forum somewhere else. And I would have liked a we have reached our funding goal update.

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