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A casual card game: The fearsome dragon slumbers atop a pile of plundered treasures. What can you get away with before the beast wakes?
A casual card game: The fearsome dragon slumbers atop a pile of plundered treasures. What can you get away with before the beast wakes?
654 backers pledged NZ$ 24,865 to help bring this project to life.

Misprinted dice an unexpected hit

Posted by Cheeky Parrot Games (Julia Schiller) (Creator)
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It turns out Whatz contracted another factory to make the dice for Hoard. Whatz rejected this factory's initial batch, which were done correctly, on quality grounds. Unfortunately no one caught the misprint in the second batch. Whatz has apologized and is taking full responsibility for the error. New dice have been ordered and should be on their way to distribution points by the end of this month. Mine will allow me to fulfil the outstanding backer orders from New Zealand and Australia. Then I'll be scrambling to swap out the dice and re-shrink Cheeky Parrot's commercial copies so that Hoard can still hit the Kiwi market in time for Christmas. Hit Point, our American distributor, and Even Toys and Games of Queensland Australia are prepared to do the same. Thankfully Whatz was willing to cover the additional cost of fixing these copies as well as engaging Send From China to send replacement dice to those who already have their game.

No backer has complained about the dice, if anything they've become a cause célèbre. Instagram
No backer has complained about the dice, if anything they've become a cause célèbre. Instagram

There's been a nice buzz building on social media, which has really helped keep my spirits up over the die debacle. Backers are also going onto BoardGameGeek to rate and comment on Hoard: thank you!

A couple of recent tweets about Hoard
A couple of recent tweets about Hoard

I suspect the bulk of our non-Australasian backers have now received their games. Although I didn't pay extra to have games tracked, October 9 was the day the last ones Send From China dispatched, so feel free to contact me if you haven't received yours by the first of November as they should take 7-20 days to arrive. If you notice any missing parts or damage to the box worse than small dings, please also get in touch with me. I do have a supply of extra parts and I can replace your entire game if the box is badly damaged, provided you submit photographic proof.

A few backers have requested a seventh player stand. I'm sorry I didn't think to include one--I guess I didn't want anyone to think the game could accommodate seven players. Anyway, if you're in North America, stands can be ordered from the Game Crafter while Europeans might wish to try Board Game Extras (in the UK).

I'll do another update when the new dice are on their way. Retailer backers, I will be sending a survey out to you later this week.

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    1. Martin McNelis on

      Nothing yet in Ireland? Should I have received a tracking number or email?

    2. John Perreau on

      Nz backer I'm looking forward to getting this misprinted die when I get my copy. I think it's going to be something of a collectors item in gaming circles.

    3. GB777
      Superbacker
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      Backer from France: I have finally opened my copy of Hoard, and yes, I also have the misprinted die... I'm really happy that you'll be able to send the correct one. I may be able to wait to receive it before playing with Hoard... maybe... if I manage to hide it from our children ;-)

    4. Mark Markham on

      Got mine out in the UAE today! Everything in good shape...including the limited addition '6' die. Now I need to find someone to try it out with.