Shipping News and Coffee to Go
It's been a few weeks since our last big update, and we have a couple of pieces of news that may be of interest.
First off, we've received word from our manufacturer that they have wrapped up production on VivaJava and hope to have the games packed up and at the port in China by the end of the week. What does that mean for distribution? Well, unfortunately, it means a little bit more waiting. Right now it seems that the games are around two weeks behind schedule for our estimated delivery. We may still make our August delivery estimate, but it's probably safer to say that it will be an early September delivery for the bulk of games.
It's an unfortunate - and all-too-common - fact of the modern board game publishing business that games of this size, with this many components, will face delays. Trust us when we say that we are no happier than all of you are to hear this. We want our coffee just like all of you! But, all things considered, the delay could be far worse, so we're grateful that we'll soon be delivering games that stand up to the quality that we, and you, demand. We'll be sure to keep you all updated as the games hit the open seas, so look for more frequent updates in the coming weeks!
Our second bit of news concerns those of you who pledged for Coffee To Go - you know, the awesome VivaJava totes and mugs that were offered during the campaign. If any of you who pledged for the Coffee To Go packages are going to be at the World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster, PA from Aug. 2-5 and would like to pick up their excellent swag in person, please contact Cherilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll arrange to have it there for you.
And for any of you who are going to be at the WBC during that time, please come by and say hello to us in open gaming! We'll have pre-production copies of VivaJava for you to check out, as well as copies of our next Kickstarter games The Great Heartland Hauling Co., Take the Bait, and Compounded. We'd love to meet you and play some games with you!
Thanks, as always, for your continued support and unwavering patience. We're in the home stretch - and we can't wait for all you to Get Caffeinated!
All the best,
Cherilyn & Chris