Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.
Have a question?
Paul - I'm working on the best forms to use for the information request. You all should see a post in the next couple of days and we'll get the ball rolling.
Any update? It's been another 2 weeks.
Paul - You are right, I should have updated those of you still waiting before now. My sincere apologies. Unfortunately, I think it may be time to pull the plug. I will post an update this weekend with more details and the refund process, and I thank you, and anyone else still waiting, for their infinite patience.
Hello to anyone still reading these comments - Hopefully it's Chris,
It's been many weeks with NO update about this situation. Please respond !!!! An update...any update would be appreciated...rather than just sitting and waiting.
If the Brewples will never get done, I can understand that, and if that's the case, please refund the $18. If Cherilyn thinks she wants to complete them, I can wait if I know they are WIP.
Hey thanks. Good to know. I'm really hoping to bring them to PAX East to show to my friends.
Checking on that for you today. I'll send you a direct message soon with the information. I'm really sorry for the delay - the Brewples have taken quite a toll on Cherilyn.
Thanks for your continued patience, Chris
Hello again. Looks like Paul and myself are in the same boat. I'm still waiting for the Brewples and Coffee to Go tote bag.
Can we get an update on that? Thanks.
May we please get an update? Rochelle and I have asked about our missing Brewples and not received any response. Did they get shipped to us? If so, is there any tracking number we could use to find out what happened to them? Thanks.
I'm on the same boat as Paul Rubin. May we please get an update on Brewples and tote bags? I see from the comments others have already received their's. Thank you.
Status of Brewples shipments? I am still waiting for mine.
Our pleasure, Page. Hope you enjoy them!
Thank you so much for shipping the Brewples to my updated-a-little-bit-late address. You guys are seriously the best.
Jay - They're coming, hang tight!
MightyMeeple - Glad you and the family had a great time over Thanksgiving - we were hoping it would be a great game for the holidays!
Mmmmmm....VivaJava tastes great after Thanksgiving meal! Broke out my copy to play with family over the weekend. It was a hit with everyone! We played two games back to back to late into the night. Thanks again to Dice Hate Me Games for an awesome board-game.
Hmmm, other people got their Brewples - now I am looking for mine!
OK, say it and it happens. My Brewples are arrived and much admired.
The game is a big hit in our group. There aren't too many games for which the sweet spot is "6 or more" that aren't party games or hideous psychological experiments (read: Werewolf).
Still waiting for the Brewples. Any word on when they are due?
Received the game and other rewards last week (Canada). Looking forward to breaking VivaJava out at one of our game nights. Thanks guys!!!
Have the Brewples gone out to backers yet?
Received the game last week, and my "Coffee To Go" arrived today (Belgium) :)
Are the Brewples being sent separately from the "Coffee To Go" ?
Anthony - Glad you got your copy! Let us know what you think once you get to play. As for the mini cards - you can search for "mini euro card sleeves" - the dimensions are roughly 48mm X 68mm for the sleeves.
Got the game last week, haven't played it yet :(
Looks amazing! Can't wait to play!
Just finished punching everything out and I sleeved the big cards but does anyone know what kind of sleeves to buy for the small cards?
Germany received the game ;-)
had to pay tax at the customs, but everything fine.
VivaJava found my home here in the Netherlands yesterday.... looking forward to playing it!
Page - Thanks for the breakdown! Looks like out of the Flavor Cards you got an extra Re-Do (use it wisely), and an extra set of the +1pp Half-Caf, +1pp Decaf, +2rp Half-Caf, and +2pp Half-Caf cards from Featured Blends. Feel free to cull those extra cards or keep them in the mix; just bear in mind that the extra Re-Do may slightly increase the likelihood of one team wanting to punch another team in the face. ;)
Anyone in U.K. got their copy yet? I have not ;(
Er, sorry, the second list there is for Flavor Cards.
For Featured Blend cards I received:
One each of +1rp Regular, +1pp Regular, +2rp Decaf and +2pp Decaf
Two each of +1pp Half-Caf, +1pp Decaf, +2rp Half-Caf, and +2pp Half-Caf
For Featured Blends I received at least one of each of the 14 kinds shown in rulebook. The kinds I got two of were Re-Do, Indigenous Find, and +1pp (the card that is slid underneath a Blend Slate).
Sorry I couldn't take a picture, no camera on me at the moment.
Scott - Hopefully your game gets to you soon after your contact with Game Salute. I'm not sure why shipping notifications have been dropped from their protocol.
Page - Wow, bonus cards! Is there any way you can post a picture of the extra cards, or maybe list what they were? I would be interested to know if anyone else received extra cards.
James - Thank you so much! We hope you get to play soon. :)
Got my copy yesterday, in the wilds of central BC, Canada. Beautiful, beautiful production. Really quite amazing graphic design, and very generous with the components. I'm looking forward to demoing it at my store soon -- and hopefully seeing it available from my distributors soon, too!
Well done, folks. I know the game isn't a dud, but it'd be worth it just for the way it looks. Simply beautiful. Thank you.
Got my copy in the mail today my group has already played it several times. Wonderful game with the best components I've seen in a while! Noticed something though, I received 17 Flavor Cards and 12 Featured Blend cards. Never too much of a good thing, but the rulebook has those numbers listed at 16 and 8, respectively. Was this deliberate? Thanks so much.
I am in Maryland and still ahve not received my copy. I used the website to request help to no avail, and have also commented on BGG, and now sent a Geekmail. I did get my CtG (very nice) and brewple order, thanks.
This is not the first project that Gamesalute failed to send shipping notices for. They really should be held accountable for that oversight.
Rochelle - Yep, Coffee to Go and Brewple sets will be shipped out as soon as Cherilyn is able to finish off the brewples. :)
Landon - It wasn't too long, we read (and loved) it all! So glad you're having fun with the game. Feel free to create your own house rules - if you want to add some more slates for your games, by all means go for it!
Jay - Hopefully your game will reach you soon. It can sometimes take a long time for packages to be sent to Asia. If you don't have it in a few days, please contact Game Salute at email@example.com
When will I receive my copy? I cant wait anymore.
I live in Asia. How long would that delay???
My game arrived Friday here in Washington. I couldn't believe how thick the cardboard pieces were, it was really nice. Although it was kind of hard to fit all those goodies back into the box. I was lucky enough to get to play it twice with 2 different sets of friends on Saturday (6 and 7 players). 7 was definitely better because you could have a lot more fun trying to create/sabotage teams. Both games ended from the running out of blend slates. I wish it was just a little bit longer so I had time to blend an extra cup or two (because it's so fun trying to create one) so I may add a few extra slates from the expansion next time. I also looking forward to trying to an 8 player game.
TL;DNR? This game is awesome and the 11 others I've played with agree.
My copy arrived today with the expansion and complimentary Brewple. I also ordered the COFFEE TO GO & BREWPLE set of 8. I assume from reading a previous comment that those will arrive separately? I hope so.
Anyhoo, I'm already had plans for gaming on Sunday so I'll definitely bring it to that party to break it in!
My copy has arrived at my package handling department(read: stable address) in PA. Now to get it from there to MD....
Arrived today, cant wait to try it out :)
I got my mug and bag, looking forward to getting the game now!
Received my copy today and it looks great! Thanks guys :)
What is going on with this?? Why no update??
Is there any way to upgrade my shipping to 2 day if there is a chance that I can get my copy before the 1st weekend of October? We have a large gaming weekend that I wanted to debut this game at then.
Thanks for the quick response! Very excited for the game, let's get that ship some sails! :D
I'm hoping to get some non gamers into the game based on the theme. Who doesn't like coffee?!
As we mentioned in the last update, at this point in the process the production is out of our hands and up to the printer. We're still waiting to hear that production is complete and the ship has set sail. We will definitely let you know when it does. Keep your fingers crossed! :)
With an original August release date only a month away, and a month since the last update.
How are things coming along? :)
Sarah- We will have a BIG update within the next couple of days. Things are going well and we're right on track. :)
Any update on beans and bags and how things are coming along?
Scott - VivaJava has been on BGG since 2011. We also have a link to the BGG page on the front page of this project: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103660/vivajava-the-coffee-game
Why don't you have this game listed on BoardGameGeek.com yet? There is not listing in the database for it. This strikes me as odd.
Chris - We'll have a full update on progress when we return from PAX East in the next few days, with some pictures of the box mock-up and some Brewples! Hang tight.