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Oh man. You guys just made my day.
@corey: Assuming there's interest, we'd love to do an expansion. Not sure on the timeline at this point, since we're just seeing how people are reacting to the game. But yeah, definitely something we see happening.
We've played this at our last 3 board game nights, as the ending game of the festivities, and it has gone over amazingly well each and every time. It is an absolute joy to play.
Rude question, since the Kickstarter just got things all sent out, but are we getting expansions? The blank cards are great and everything, but some of the ones you've put into the game were very clever and we would've never put in ourselves.
I have to say that Monikers is quickly becoming our go-to party game. Interesting and different every game. Where else can someone get you to say "Aurora Borealis" and call it close enough to get the "oreborous" mythical creature. And you can't forget the game where we had both "Alex Trebek with a beard" and "Alex Trebek without a beard" cards in the same round!
And perhaps the most resounding endorsement of all... I have a friend who doesn't usually enjoy games and really hates charades and after a round of Monikers she said she would play it again!!
Great job on this game!
I agree with Ali, having coincidentally also played it for the first time last night. Really fun!
Just so you know Monikers is now one of my favourite games ever due to the success of playing it last night! Awesome stuff, really!!
By the other comments it looks like it's just me but we can't seem to even make it to round 3, the first two rounds have taken us sooo long that we usually just give up and find something else to do. It turns into a big skipping fest. I have played 4 times with different groups of friends and no luck at a complete game.
Hi Alex - should I have received this by now? in the UK and looking at others who have, so... ?
Thanks! We ordered extra copies, but were waiting until everyone received theirs before we announced it. I'll send an update with the full details next week. But in the meantime, here's the link to the Amazon page:
Oh, and if you're liking the game, leaving a quick review would make a HUGE difference.
My friends and I have been playing this since I got it. It is wildly popular and a lot of fun. We had been playing CAH but it was getting predictable, once you know what the cards say it loses it's surprise factor of funny. Meanwhile, the cards will ALWAYS be fresh with your game because each person will have a new way to act out that card. Long story boring, I am a big fan of the game and my friends want to know if they can buy their own set in the future?
(Spoiler alert) took Monikers to the pub in the uk with a load of friends. Played a full round, went down very well. Then played a bit of CAH, but everyone demanded more monikers instead. So there you go, among my friends at least you've displaced CAH... And we now know what tub girl and power bottom are. For better or worse....
Just got mine. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Just got mine in the UK too.
Successful arrival in the UK as well. game looks great, good work!
I'm in Vancouver, Canada and mine arrived today (via an Amazon shipment out of Calgary - FYI for other Canadians who may be waiting). Woohoo! Looks amazing!!
Yep, all the international orders went out on Jan 8. Canada backers should be getting theirs between now and the 20th. Estimates for UK backers is between now and the 21st. And everywhere else by the 27th.
Hey Alex, was just wondering if orders to Canada have been shipped yet? Still awaiting mine.
Please be sensitive and don't spoil or reveal the cards for people who haven't played their copy yet.
Played a game with some friends last night. Everyone loved it! There was a ton of skipping and a couple of tweaks for some house rules (most of the girls team ended up skipping ALOT so they ended up with an advantage in that many of them saw all the cards) as not everyone knew historical figures and the whole "one word for Round 2" was tough so we made it 5 words, but the descriptions were a great help. Definitely a great time!
And the 14 word card for the astronaut who drove across country was insanely difficult yet entertaining.
@Daniel: Dang—sorry to hear that. If you have a minute, could you send me a photo of what the printing error looks like? I'd like to let our manufacturer know.
Also let me know if you'd like me to replace those 8 cards—I can mail them out this weekend.
I got my game box the other day! It looks great and so do the cards. Sadly 8 of the cards had some red ink bleed onto the faces probably during manufacturing but it's only 8 and the bleed doesn't interfere with any words so it's just fine. Can't wait to play with friends!
Got mine in the mail yesterday and it looks great! thank you!
Thats great. Cheers for letting me know.
Thanks so much everybody! Hopefully lots of Monikers being played this weekend.
@Iain: Working on it. Basically, Amazon messed up and told us we'd be able to use them for both US and intl. fulfillment. Seriously, I was really skeptical so I confirmed this several times and they kept insisting that yes, we could. BUT I was able to figure out a weird workaround for them to ship everything, so they're shipping this week with delivery looking like late January. Sorry for that last hurdle!
Has international shipped yet?
My copy arrived yesterday. The box and graphic design are absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to get this on the table. Thanks so much and congratulations on the successful Kickstarter!
Got my copy! Congrats on finally completing this project!
Super impressed with the quality of the boxing and prints. I can't wait to play with friends and family.
Just got mine today. Haven't played it yet, but it looks FANTASTIC.
So I got a box on the mail today and after I picked up I thought "cripes, I don't remember ordering any lead from amazon this month". What a dense little box you guys managed to produce! Excited to dig into all its goodness. Cheers!
I never got a tracking # or if I did I never saw it. However, I got my game today and it is AWESOME. I can't wait to play it.
Hey there -- where would I find shipping tracking info? I haven't received any separate email about it from Amazon. Thanks and looking forward to playing!
I'm jealous of all those who have received and played their copies!!!!!
My shipment tracking shows it is still "hanging out" in Cali (hasn't moved since Dec. 30th).
It arrived today in Northern California. Looks great...can't wait to try it!
The game was a huge hit last night.
Nice!! So great that a least some copies are arriving in time for NYE.
Got mine in Boston!
Great news Alex. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Definite signs of progress! The cargo cleared customs and is scheduled for pickup soon by our shipper. I'll send an update once everything is shipping for real, but shouldn't be long now! I'd guess first week of January for US backers, with a tiny possibility of arrival by new years. But not likely given all the days off in between.
Its in San Francisco!?! Have they just got fed up of waiting? Are there signs of progress?
We used the play test at a holiday party last night, and everyone loved it. Looking forward to the real thing.
Thanks for the update. We still love you. /hugs
Aw, thanks for letting us know what's happening. It's somewhat comforting knowing you're more upset about it than we are! We'll just have to savour the anticipation of playing the game in the new year. Those longshoremen are the grinches who stole Christmas, definitely.
Alex, Any updates with regards to shipping?
Ah well, given unloading, customs (twice) and international shipping I think UK by Christmas has gone out the window...
No kidding. But good news—the ship is now listed as moored, so presumably things are in motion.
Those union strikes are killer right now on the west coast. Here's hoping those issues get settled soon.
Thanks for keeping us updated. It's really appreciated, especially for those of us who are planning on giving these for Christmas.
Yep—still sitting at anchor. Will post when it finally docks!
Is the ship still sitting in port? Delayed by strike issues perhaps?
Getting close! Hopefully there won't be any delays in port. There have been labor disputes over the past couple months.