Card Reveal: Featured Scientist on Special, Limited Edition, Bonus Kickstarter Add-on 7th Card Is....
It is with relief, along with some degree of trepidation, that I can (finally!) share the first of our Physicist SuperStar Cards. Specifically, the special, limited-edition, Kickstarter Bonus... Read more
Recovering from IndieCade, Bonus Card Update & News From the Dark Side...
We spent a whirlwind week at the IndieCade Awards in Culver City, California, where Antimatter Matters was an IndieCade Award Finalist (one of only two board games nominated!)... Read more
Official Selection, Award Nominee, IndieCade 2014 - Antimatter Matters!
We can finally reveal a secret we've been bursting to tell you for more than a month: Antimatter Matters - A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!) is among just... Read more
Our *other* other game, JUX, is back! New, Improved & Adjectivified! Kickstarter launches Saturday, August 9
It's been a while. You probably think we forgot about you. Maybe you thought we were curled up in a ball in the corner, weeping at lost opportunities... Read more
Antimatter Matters reviewed by GeekDad! - Help spread the word.
Greetings, Quarks of Earth!
We interrupt your terrestrial concerns to inform you with a measure of delight that noted Earth-person Jonathan H Liu, Senior Editor of GeekDad, has published a ... Read more
Ship Shape! And, 10% Sale for Memorial Day Weekend!
(At the end of this update there is information about a special sale of Antimatter Matters for the Memorial Day Weekend)
All Antimatter Matters Kickstarter backers have been... Read more
JUX, our next game, now on Kickstarter
Just a quick note to let you know that we've just launched a Kickstarter campaign for our next game, JUX: A Story Building Game for Creative Thinkers.
Because we're nuts.... Read more
Antimatter Matters is HERE! Plus, our new offices at Oregon Story Board in OMSI (yeah!)
The moment we've all been waiting for is upon us. We took delivery of the full shipment of Antimatter Matters games today. Here is photographic proof:
HELP US PACK!... Read more
Antimatter Matters arrives at Seattle Port April 24, at Elbowfish in Portland April 30 for immediate mailing!
Quarks! Just got official word from PandaGM.
1,500 copies of Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!) left port in China on April 10, will arrive at Seattle port... Read more
NEW: Estimated shipping & arrival dates
I've just received word from our manufacturer, PandaGM. Assembly of the games is complete, and they should be heading over to the Shenzhen port today. Estimated departure date: April... Read more
T-Shirt & Lab Coats & Patches, Oh My!
That squeeee heard around the world was not a rogue quark flying around the CERN accelerator - nor the physics community celebration following the announcement of possible evidence for gravity... Read more
10% Off Antimatter Matters All Day This Saturday 3/15!
Even if you can't come to our launch party in Portland, you can still join the celebration.
All copies of Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!)... Read more
Unboxing 1st Antimatter Matters copies! T-shirt & Lab coats!
Short and quick:
Here's Leana opening the first carton of finished Antimatter Matters games, express-airmailed to us for the launch party:
Here is a mockup of the backer... Read more
Reminder: Saturday, March 15 Launch Party in Portland
IMPORTANT: If you will attend, PLEASE RSVP here: http://playmatterspdx.eventbrite.com/
D My Name's Not Davis - Flyer correction!
Oops! I uploaded the wrong version of the announcement - with my own name misspelled & a draft layout!
Here is the right one, with links to correct printable flyers... Read more
March 15 Launch Party Special Announcement
We interrupt our normal update schedule to invite you to
P A R T Y ! !
IMPORTANT: If you will attend, PLEASE RSVP here: http://playmatterspdx.eventbrite.com/
(the event is free... Read more
Sneak Preview of the Next Elbowfish Game!
While we're all all eagerly waiting for Antimatter Matters to finish manufacturing & and ship out, I thought I'd tease you with a quick, sneak peak behind the scenes of... Read more
1st Photos of Mass Manufacturing Copy - Hot off the Presses!
We received a "mass manufacturing copy" of Antimatter Matters for review. This is the first copy to be manufactured and assembled on the actual line that the 1,500... Read more
Update on Shipping Antimatter Matters
Quick update on shipping.
In December, we were notified that our shipment would be ready to go before the Chinese New Year, which is January 31. Unfortunately, PandaGm... Read more
Kickstarter Addons Last Call, New Pre-Order Store, Launch Party Scheduled & More
Dear Quirky Quarks & Assorted Elbowfishies:
This is an important update. Please read all the way through.
As... Read more
Printable Poem – Holiday IOU Card
By popular request, our Antimatter Matters IOU poem is now available in the form of a printable full-page* holiday card, designed by game artist Thomas Conrad Rigby. Both color and... Read more
A Poem For The Holidays
Apology, To You
(and Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
In Portland town did Elbowfish
A quantum physics-game decree:
Where Multnomah, the science river, ran
’Neath bridges measureless to man
Down... Read more
Mass Manufacturing Begins!
With the tenacious help of our wonderful manufacturing partners, PandaGM, we have resolved final issues with our wooden components, got them just-right, and approved them for manufacturing, which... Read more
Production Update: Important Milestone Reached.
I bring you a fresh report from these, the ongoing journeys of Antimatter Matters. We have reached an important milestone:
PandaGM, our wonderful manufacturing partner, just sent us... Read more
Update on manufacturing & announcing our next game!
1) Antimatter Matters Manufacturing:
We have approved the "soft proofs" (digital copies of all printable files - looking awesome) and are now awaiting the "hard proof" - a... Read more
First images of game component samples
First, I just want to thank all of you who commented and/or emailed in your support after my last update. It really means a lot to our team!!... Read more
I just wanted to share our new, unilaterally adopted theme song, Bohemian Gravity, by the simply brilliant Tim Blais @acapellascience.
(View on YouTube) http://youtu.be/2rjbtsX7twc
To thank Mr. Blais for bringing joy,... Read more
Inside The LHC at CERN (& status update)
Just a quick update to share a truly remarkable photoset inside the Large Hadron Collider complex at CERN. Even if you've seen photos of the LHC before (and... Read more
Progress Report - Moving to Pre-Production
We are just about finished with our pledge management process. A reminder to those of you who haven't provided your mailing address when you completed the BackerKit survey... Read more
What Happens Next?
Whew! Thank you for making this project a reality. In order for us to start producing stuff, including all your wonderful rewards, a few things need to happen. ... Read more
We DID IT - With your help! Final results & future plans
122% of our original goal.
Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED.
And, most importantly of all,
600 backers. You. Yes, I'm looking at You.
You made this possible.... Read more
Join us for the final hour in comments & on twitter
At 10:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, we will begin the countdown to the end of our Kickstarter Campaign. Join us live in the Kickstarter comments and on Twitter, @elbowfishPDX,... Read more
Lab Coats Now Avail as Limited Add-On!
Quarks, wonderful quirky Quarks!
Thanks to your all-around amazingness, we have achieved our Kickstarter goal and are on our way to our first stretch goal!
Now, in response to tremendous... Read more
Lab-Coat Design REVEALED!
We have asked one or our Meeples to model our Human Backer Lab-Coat Reward for you. (Please bear in mind that the actual reward labcoat will be human-proportioned... Read more
A Cee Ee Oh/Of Unsound Mind/Did Vow;
With less than $3k to reach our target, Our CEO has an announcement to make. Not sure if it is a promise or a threat, but here is it:... Read more
Quick Clarification re: new rewards (guilds & new level)
Quick clarification, as there has been some confusion about the new pledge level and the new guilds:
ALL pledge levels that include AT LEAST one game - $54, $59, etc etc... Read more
NEW Pledge Level! NEW Early Playtester Team! NEW Insider Development Access! 72 HOURS TO GOAL!!
It's finally here! The final, 3-day sprint to the finish line! To reward all our hard-working, dedicated, wonderful backers, we have 3 major announcements to make:
1) Early Playtester Team!... Read more
David's Musical Challenge - 80% by midnight
If we reach 80% of our Kickstarter goal by midnight tonight, PST, I will write, perform & record a video of a new, original quantum physics song.
Warning... Read more
Introducing: You! (Your Scientist Meeple, that is)
I would like you to meet the Lead Scientist for Project SQEAC, aka your Antimatter Matters player pawn.
ONE MORE BACKER
We'll make this brief. We need your help. Today.
As a result of your efforts, plus some great coverage in the past 24 hrs:
(Wired Culture & Entertainment Editor tweets,... Read more
T-Shirt Design Revealed! Plus Podcast Interview Down-Under.
We've briefly let Thomas out of the basement to share with you the design he created for our awesome, 100% heavyweight cotton, available in men's and women's styles... Read more
The Mega (Early) Independence Day Update!
OK, So here it is (finally!) In this Mega Update:
1) We reveal the long-awaited Kickstarter Exclusive Card, and how YOU will help create it!
2) We announce an exciting... Read more
Quick Update: Physics Central reviews Antimatter Matters!
This is a Quick Quark Update:
Great, comprehensive review of Antimatter Matters by the editor of Physics Central, featured on their Physics Buzz Blog. (Physics Center is an online publication... Read more
Visual Rulebook & Full Card Text Now Available For Download & a Request for Your Ideas!
A couple of announcements and then a request for your input into the contents of our game!
1) As widely requested, we have (finally!) made a beta version... Read more
Custom Scientist Meeples Now Standard in Every Game!
QUICK UPDATE 6/25:
Custom Scientist Meeples now included in every game box standard!
As you know, we are committed to shipping the highest-quality game possible. Well, thanks to the hard... Read more
Announcing Add-Ons (& other informative stuff)
OK, so here it is (OK, a bit late, but technically it was still Friday in our time zone when I started writing this update...):
(Warning: there is some audience... Read more
Just a Quickie
This is more of a mini-update, with a larger one coming on Friday.
1.) We have heard you - many of you want to be able to view a full... Read more
You Elbowfishies really know how to throw a Kickstarter launch! We hit 10% in 10 hours, and then 20% less than 72 hours after launch. You have come together... Read more