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A dumb party game that respects your intelligence.

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Has website

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Hellooooooooooo. Hi.

So Monikers has a website now:

www.monikersgame.com

We think it's pretty cool and more interesting than most game sites. Hope you like it!

We also had two really nice things happen today. We're a staff pick this week in The Onion A.V. Club. And we were only called annoying hipsters twice in the comments, which honestly feels like an accomplishment.

The other thing is that Monikers is featured on Product Hunt today. If you've never visited the site, it's where people soullessly fight for the fleeting attention of the internet instead of meaningfully connecting with other human beings. Also, voting on new products.

So if you have a minute today, check it out, vote, and maybe leave a nice comment. Stuff like that really helps get the word out about the game. Plus I'll be really sad if we end up with fewer votes than "Rip Van Wafels." Which I guess is out to disrupt the Dutch baked goods sector.

Alex.

Monikers now available on Amazon

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Hello!

I hope you're all doing well and have had a chance to play Monikers. The reception has been incredible so far. Thanks to everyone who wrote to say how much they're enjoying the game, or just to let us know that they now have loads of blackmail material on their friends after a 1:00am charades round.

We've had a lot of questions about where to get extra copies. Starting today, we have some available for purchase:

Click here to buy Monikers on Amazon

I hope we ordered enough, because once they're gone, we're going to have another west coast port situation.

And if you've had fun playing Monikers, could you do us a quick favor and leave a review?

I know. That's a pretty weird thing to do. But it would mean a lot to us and it makes a HUGE difference in people finding out about the game. I was going to write a review to show solidarity, but felt uncomfortable reviewing our own game. So instead I picked a random thing I ordered recently:

Those cat clippers are great by the way. If you're in the market for affordable cat clippers, you can't do better than those. 5 stars.

Alex.

Shipped!

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Hello Kickstarter friends,

Here's my inbox right now:

Multiply that by some big number and you have every copy of Monikers shipping to US backers TODAY. (International will unfortunately take a little longer, since the game has to be processed and cleared for export.)

Also: I should really turn notifications off.

Anyway, January 7 is the date Amazon estimates for most deliveries. Maybe earlier if you're on the west coast? Either way, you should receive a notification email from Amazon in the next couple days with your tracking info.

Justin and I are so, so thrilled to be getting these to you. We can't wait to hear what you think.

Alex.

Shipping update

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Hi all,

Quick update from logistics land—a magical land known throughout the world for being completely fucking boring. The cargo ship arrived in November, but there are apparently crippling labor issues at the ports in L.A. right now. So we're still waiting for it to unload. Seriously, the title of that article is literally "Are West Coast longshoremen spoiling Christmas?"

We expected to send shipping notices to everyone by now, but basically, we just have to wait however long it takes. Being the little guy doesn't help either, I'm sure. Apparently, besides Monikers, other things affected include McDonald's french fries bound for Japan, Lululemon yoga gear bound for your mother's tush, and Šarūnas Marčiulionis bobbleheads bound for, I dunno, probably ebay.

With all the craziness, there's a real possibility the games won't ship in time for the holidays. I know. Realizing that was such a gut punch for us. The process has mostly been out of our hands since early August, and we had been told the entire process would take 6-8 weeks. Clearly it hasn't and we feel like complete jerks for telling you it would. 

Anyway, the good news is that the game looks GREAT and will definitely be here soon. But whether that means a week or a month, I have no idea. But we'll do everything in our puny brains to get the game to you as quickly as possible.

Your dumb friend,

Alex.

P.S. If you bought extra copies for the holidays, send me a message and we'll work something out.

The Voyage of the CSCL Autumn

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Ahoy-hoy internet friends,

The cargo ship carrying Monikers departed earlier this month and is puttering its way across the Pacific Ocean. If, like me, you enjoy the dynamic world of commercial marine traffic, you can even track its progress here. Sail on, little green arrow.

Here's a photo of the actual ship:

OK, that's not the actual ship. But it looks just like it. There are photos of the actual ship, but this one is way more interesting, because seriously, how are those containers not plummeting into the ocean? Physics, probably. 

Anyhow, here's the important info: 

The CSCL Autumn arrives in LA on 11/27. After that, there will be some processing time on the docks, which I'm sure will be reminiscent of Season 2 of The Wire. Then a quick ride across town to an Amazon fulfillment center, which will be reminiscent of the death of publishing.

OK, what else? 

I'll be at BGG Con next week! Is anyone else going? Send me a message and we can organize a Monikers night.

Have a great weekend everybody,

Alex.