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Another one in NZ. Excited!
NZ +1,game looks really great. Can't wait to play my kid soon.
Got mine in NZ today. Very happy and worth the wait. :-)
Fun game but I’m getting my butt kicked, hungry hungry sucks.
I am at Gen Con in Indianapolis this weekend, along with many members of the Spy Club team. If you are at Gen Con, we'd love to meet you. Here's where you can find us:
SPY CLUB DEMOS
Event Hall A, Black Table 24 (along the far wall, near the large Pikachu)
Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Renegade Game Studios Booth #2209
Thu 1-3 PM // Fri 11-1 PM
PLAYTESTING NEW GAMES
First Exposure Playtest Hall
Thu 10-12 PM, 2-6PM // Fri 10-4 PM // Sat 2-6 PM
@firstname.lastname@example.org - No need to be concerned! Looking at our fulfullment company's online monitoring tool, I can see that your order shipped on July 25. I'll send you more details in a private message.
Just received mine today in Singapore.. can't wait to try it out.. everything looks great..
Haven't received a delivery notification email yet. Should I be concerned?
I just got the game here i Denmark. The box is bigger than anticipated and everything looks good. I'm looking forward to sleuthing!
Based on our UK fulfillment partner's (GamesQuest) online monitoring tool and the comments/messages we've received, it looks like fulfillment is still on track with the schedule from Update #17 (July 20):
* If you are in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom, you should have received your reward.
* If you are in any other country, you should at least have received an email with a delivery estimate. (Some backers have reported receiving their rewards already, and we expect rewards to arrive to backers in most countries within a week from now.)
It has been so rewarding to hear from so many of you that you are enjoying the game! If you have not received an email notification with a delivery estimate for your copy of the game, please let us know so we can track it down for you.
Sydney AU, arrived safely 1st August.
Just got my copy in France! Yeaah!
Just received the game in Germany! Looking forward to playing it! <3
Wow what a great game! Can't get enough of it :) Thanks @Foxtrot Games
Disregard comment. With a blush, it has been noticed that card 4 was put out as part of setup.
I will ask a silly question: Is the absence of a card 4 in the campaign deck intentional?
Received in South Wales, UK. Thank you kindly!
Delivery notification UK arrived!
Got my copy today and it looks amazing :) Can't wait to try it out. Thanks Foxtrot Games!
Looking at our UK fulfillment partner's (GamesQuest) online monitoring tool, I can see that they have finished dispatching all the orders today as planned! I can also tell that a majority of the emails with tracking information have NOT yet been sent. They told me today, "customers tracking details should update within 48 hours of dispatch," so I expect everyone outside of the United States to receive those emails by Friday.
With all the shipments dispatched today, we should still be on track for the schedule described in the last update: rewards to backers in Canada and the UK should arrive by July 31, with rewards to most other countries arriving within a week after that.
Still nothing here in the UK, personally, so we're probably last. C'est la vie!
Lol...I see on my DHL tracker that it went to the UK....only to come back to me, in Canada...
Thank you for quick response. Glad I posted comment because I missed that note on page 9. I was removing scout ideas and confirm ideas from game. This should really balance things out. Thank you
@Chris Mendez - Yes, the purple Sabotage event does remove 3 ideas from the game. You'll want to watch where the suspect pawn might move next and use some of your actions to try to avoid the particularly harmful events. If you see the suspect pawn might move to a Suspect card or an Object card, you may want to use the Investigate action to flip that side of the card face down or use Teamwork to trade it out of the suspect's path or even use the Scout action to discard it.
(One note: when you spend ideas to use the Confirm or Scout action, make sure you are not discarding *those* from the game. There's a note on page 9 to clarify that you return ideas you spend back into the supply. Only the events cause ideas to be removed from the game.)
So I got my copy a week ago. My daughter and I have played 3 games and each game we lose cause we run out of ideas so fast. You really lose 3 every time the suspect lands on a purple card. You only start with 18 . Just wanna make I’m playing this correctly.
@Aaron B -- same with me.
Canadian backer here - just got my shipment notification from DHL.
I just wanted to drop by and say, this game is everything I hoped it would be! We are having a blast playing single games and we can’t wait to dive in to a campaign! Thank you for all your effort in running a transparent campaign and delivering a quality product!
@Creator Thanks for the reply. July 31st wouldn’t be too bad. I was thinking that it would take longer coming from all the way across the Atlantic.
I’m really looking forward to breaking this out with my daughter.
@Ken L. - Our fulfillment company will be shipping out orders Monday-Wednesday, and we expect rewards to Canada and the UK to arrive July 25-31. We are working on an update to the project with more details to post shortly.
(Working with international partners so that fulfillment is timely and affordable for backers is a challenge, especially with only a few hundred packages. For this project, I switched my approach to offer EU-friendly shipping to save European backers customs, but that introduced more opportunities for delay and gave me less control over the timing of everything. After every project, I re-evaluate my partners, my fundraising approach, and my fulfullment arrangements to improve things for future projects. My fulfillment approach to Canada is one of the main areas to re-evaluate.)
@Creator, any idea how long the games will take to get from the UK to Canada? Seems like an odd route to get to Canada when they just could have come up through the US.
I already see it’s been made available through some Canadian online retailers and is sold out. There are a number of Canadian non-backers who will be playing long before backers will get their copy.
Excited that the Rest of World boxes are going out soon. Looking forward to receiving our copy in New Zealand.
Here is an update on fulfillment for backers outside of the United States:
* Rest of World: Our fulfillment company in the UK has received the games! They arrived today (July 18), and they have scanned them all into their inventory. They expect to spend Thursday and Friday preparing the orders ("picking"), and then Monday-Wednesday mailing them out.
@Gideon Grimes - Yes, I am extremely disappointed as well. I detailed some of the history below in an earlier comment. I apologize that I could not manage the timing between all the moving pieces of this project such that you were not disappointed. I am very grateful for your pledge and your support, and I am doing everything I can to get your reward to you as soon as possible. After every project, I re-evaluate my partners, my fundraising approach, and my fulfullment arrangements to improve things for future projects; I will definitely be doing the same after this one.
So my copy hasn’t arrived yet, but my local game shop as received their copies from distributor. Disappointing...
Here is an update on fulfillment for backers outside of the United States:
* Rest of World: Our fulfillment company has scheduled a delivery slot with their ground hauling company. The games are scheduled to arrive at the fulfillment center tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18). They still expect rewards to be mailed to backers within a week of arrival, by next Wednesday (July 25).
Here is an update on fulfillment:
* Outside the US: I heard from our fulfillment company this morning. Their ground hauling company has the shipment, but it did not arrive as planned at the fulfillment center on Friday. It should be arriving any day now. They still expect rewards to be mailed within a week of arrival.
* US: All rewards have been shipped to backers, and we have heard many reports of games arriving. If you are in the United States and have not yet received a tracking email, please let us know.
Thank you again for your pledge and your support!
@Jamie Obieglo - Thank you for the question. We wanted players to be able to name their characters to personalize the experience and give them a little bit more ownership over and connection to their characters. (People have really enjoyed doing that!) We also wanted players to be able to reset everything before playing a second campaign; it was important to us that none of the components were destroyed. (We had samples of the sticker material and the card material from the manufacturer mailed to us early in the process to make sure that the stickers would peel off easily.) We've seen other games use stickers that you write on (some character upgrades in Pandemic Legacy, for example), and this seemed to us to be a good solution for the character names.
Why did you decide to use stickers for player names? Seems very tacky. You could just named them or laminated them so you can change them as you needed.
@Christopher Pierce-Jones - I certainly understand that. For this project, I offered EU-friendly shipping for the first time through a separate freight shipment, in order to save European backers customs. That introduced more steps in the process and opportunities for delay, and it gave me less control over the timing of everything. I partnered with numerous companies to make all this happen, and those companies partnered with other companies who then partnered with other companies. I have no direct relationship with the website that has the game for sale early or their distributor, and I'm looking into what I can do about it being for sale there.
I apologize that I could not manage the timing between all the moving pieces of this project such that you were not disappointed. I am very grateful for your pledge and your support, and I am doing everything I can to get your reward to you as soon as possible. After every project, I re-evaluate my partners, my fundraising approach, and my fulfullment arrangements to improve things for future projects; I will definitely be doing the same after this one.
I hope to have an update from the UK fulfillment company on Monday, and I will share the details as soon as I have them.
Thanks for the reply, i won't be purchasing it elsewhere. Just seems wrong and kinda against the point of kickstarter if the item can be purchased and in the hands of somone before the people who backed and helped bring the project to life
@Christopher Pierce-Jones - I am waiting for an update from our fulfillment company in the UK. I last heard from them on Wednesday. At that time, they were expecting to have the games by the end of last week and to start shipping them out this upcoming week. I have uploaded all the orders into their system, and I can see they have started pre-booking some shipping labels and tracking numbers. I'll share here as soon as I have an update from them.
I too am disappointed to see the game for sale at that site; it is not supposed to be. Our fulfillment process has experienced too many delays. (When the shipment left the factory back in May, it was expected to arrive at our fulfillment center 3 weeks ago. All copies were expected to be delivered to backers by now.) I am doing everything I can to get games to backers as quickly as possible, and they should start shipping from the UK fulfillment center any day now.
Anymore details re uk...especially as gameslore has it as available to buy....bit disappointing that non uk backers may get it before us. May as well of just ordered it rather than backed the KS
Got mine on Thursday, was able too play the first campaign game Friday, it was a lot of fun
Just played our first game. 2 adults and 2 kids (6 and 3). We all loved it! What a fun family game! So easy and intuitive after the first couple turns. Wonderful design. Thank you!
Received my copy (also Northern California) yesterday afternoon. For once Amazon did a great job packing too! I haven't seen them shrinkwrap a game to a cardboard slab and then box that up in a while - no banged corners this time.
Just got my copy today in Northern California!!
@Foxtrot - I hope you find the missing games!
Here is the latest fulfillment status:
* USA: Amazon has scanned in almost all of our second shipment (the games we shipped to replace the misplaced copies from the first shipment). I uploaded all the addresses for backers on Monday night, and Amazon has been steadily shipping out orders over the last two days. (Some orders even started arriving this morning!) Looking through the shipping plans for the remaining orders, it looks like they should all ship by this weekend to arrive early next week. You should receive an email with tracking information from Amazon with the subject: "Your Foxtrot Games order has shipped." If you are in the United States and you do not receive this order by Monday, please let us know.
* Rest of World: The games are still on their way to our UK fulfillment center. Our estimate from Update #16 is still current; we estimate the games will arrive at there by the end of this week and start shipping to backers next week. I have uploaded all the orders through the fulfillment center's website, and they are reviewing the orders now.
I have my copy of Spy Club in my hands! Hooray!
We have touch down and it is beautiful!
I just received my copy in San Antonio, TX!