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Shipping Update

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 And there they go... All the Designer Edition Boxes have left our warehouses!

If you haven’t already received your shipment Tracking Number you should...

Some of you may have already received your game (even before we had a chance to send the tracking numbers). Depending on your location, it can take some time before you actually get your copy. US backers: It’s possible that you can get the answer to a shipping question faster by asking UPS directly (we highly recommend this for any weird notices currently on the shipment as we would go to them for answers anyway). International backers: note that we cannot file a USPS claim until after 10 weeks. So as hard as it can be, wait before asking us about your parcel...

Anyway, hopefully, for the majority of you, things are going to go smoothly and Designer Editions should hit the tables in your gaming nights this week... The last caveat that can struck you is if a Gremlin infiltrated the ranks of our shipping gnomes and messed up with your box content :-(

In this case, use the aforementioned form: http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/contact/pieces/?tab=boardgames and be as specific as possible regarding your issue.

The Happy Gnomes of Small World

Designer Editions are sheep-ing!

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Sorry, couldn't resist...
Sorry, couldn't resist...

Designer Editions shipment has just started and we expect it to take the next two weeks for all the games to leave the warehouse.

Designer Editions will go out via UPS and similar shipping services, directly from our US, German or Chinese warehouse depending on which country you live in. You will receive full tracking information on your package once it ships out. In fact it seems like we've been beaten at the post as comments from backers who received their box start to show up here and there...

We will post an update here when shipping has been completed. Please do not contact us asking where your shipment is before that update (and make sure you check your Spam Folder or Filters before you do so).

Get ready! The long wait is almost over...

The shipping gnomes of Small World

Shipping Update

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We are getting ready to send you two very important shipments: Your personalized custom-engraved Trophy Plate and your copy of the Small World Designer Edition.

Because both of these items are very valuable, we want to make absolutely sure we have the right shipping address before we send you these. So on Tuesday November 18, we will send you an email to verify and confirm your shipping address

We will NOT be able to ship your package out until you have verified and confirmed your address, so it is critical that you look for that email and immediately act upon it.

Timeline

The Trophy plates are being air shipped to us; we expect to send them out to you via the US Postal Service Priority Mail during the week of December 8. This means you should receive your Trophy plate, and the small booklet that will come with it, in time for Christmas.

The Designer Editions are being loaded on boats next week; given recent delays in all US West Coast ports, and the annual year-end closure of our German partner's warehouse, we now expect your Designer Editions to be sent out to you by the end of January 2015. 

This is obviously later than we had all hoped; we used some of that extra time to make a custom moulded styrofoam case to protect your game and to print the booklet you will receive with your Trophy plate. We hope these extra touches will help make it worth the wait.

Your Designer Editions will go out via UPS and similar shipping services, directly from our US, German or Chinese warehouse, depending on which country you live in. You will receive full tracking information on your package once it ships out.

We look forward to getting these items in your hand!

The eager-to-ship gnomes of Small World

Production update

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Last week, we finally received the Army boxes we'd been eagerly waiting to see since last update

The inside tray of each box is flocked, with each tray customized to receive the exact number of tokens corresponding to that specific Army.

A number of nice touches, not visible on these photos, include the number of tokens discreetly marked on each side of the box, and a brief description of that Race's power on the back.

Together with the giant boards, also made and cut in Germany, these form the final pieces we were missing to complete production of the game. These components are being air-shipped this week to the final factory in China, where the games will all be assembled.

Production is on track to be complete by the first week of November. At that point, your games will start their long journey by boat and train towards our US warehouse (in South Dakota) and European Warehouse (in Germany), where they should arrive in early December, and from where we will dispatch them out to you. 

To speed things up a bit, by simplifying our logistics and minimizing the risks of a mis-shipment, we will send out to you in a separate envelope, around mid-November, your individually engraved Trophy plates. These will have an easily-peelable adhesive label on the back that makes attaching them into the spot made to that effect on the inside top lid of your game chest a cinch.

Your Trophy plate will also come with a nice 20 page, saddle-stitched booklet that introduces the Designer Edition further. 

As such it is important that you make sure your shipping address for the months of November, December and January is the correct one, on your rewards page at www.daysofwonder.com/ks If that is not the case, please make sure you update your shipping address by October 30, 2014 at the latest.

If you have forgotten your login name or password for the above link, just make sure to add customerservice@daysofwonder.com to your emails' address books; we will be sending you an email with your login instructions in the next couple of days, and don't want it to accidentally end up in your Spam folder.

Thank you for your support and patience; it's been a long journey, but we're finally getting there! 

The still-busy gnomes of Small World

The Wooden Box

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It took all summer, but we finally received our final pre-production box sample! and here are the very first snap shots of it we were able to take:

 This box is big, very big: a whooping 540 x 420 x 220 mm, or approximately 21 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches!

 Inside, the first thing that appears, sitting on top, is the Figures tray:

 The front of the box has a flap that opens up,  making it easy to slide the top 3 trays out:

The next two middle trays, which will hold all 28 Army boxes with the wooden tokens, are currently empty placeholders. The Army boxes they will contain are being printed on top-of-the-line printers in Germany, and we won't see them until early October.

Below it all sits the bottom tray, designed to stay in the box at all times and holding all the other components: the game boards, the metal coins and purses, the super sized die, the wooden races and special power banners, the Encyclopedia, etc.

All items are now in production; we delivered final assembly instructions to our manufacturers earlier this week, and are now awaiting confirmation on the various delivery schedules to firm up the logistics.

It looks like we may have to ship all the printed components from Germany to China for final assembly, instead of shipping all the other components from China to Europe, but we'll see. More news in a couple of weeks.

The always-busy Gnomes of Small World!