There is a problem with the 2 player rules... Please read this before you play!
Hello Covalence backers,
Well, with a sad face, I'll get right to the point.
Somehow we let a previous version of the Clue and Guess Token set-up chart with four outdated numbers make it to print.
The first thing I want to point out is that this only affect the 2 player game. Everything is still the same for the 3 and 4 player game, but there should be one more guess token in the 2 player (1 builder) version of the game. And this is true for all difficulty levels; Easy, Medium, Hard and Chemist. (This can be seen on page 2 and page 8)
The Easy and Medium versions of the rules with 2 players are still playable, but will be much harder than anticipated. The Hard version with 2 players, on the other hand, will be impossible... This is because you must identify 4 molecule cards with only 3 attempts... You don't need to know calculus to figure out that it's impossible.
This error is going to cost me a SIGNIFICANT amount of money, but we won't be selling a single copy of this game the way it is. We are going to print new rulebooks, and have each copy of Covalence, opened, new rules added and re-cellophane wrapped and reboxed up.
When I realized we had this issue, I thought is was going to have a heart attack. I have coffee with one of my old Army buddies, Jeff (he was my roommate in Iraq) about the issue and sent me this video following one of our conversation about what I should do... It definitely helped me to calm down and realize that it wasn't the end of the world. Thought you guys might like it, so here it is.
This video makes me smile, in a painful kind of way that also makes me want to cuss… But, it definitely made me laugh and gave me some umph to push-on… Chin up, we’ll fix this! We always do.
This is where you come in... I want to send a new rule book to anyone who want one. I've seen a few backers in person who have said they will simply change those 4 numbers with a sharpy marker, or download the fixed version and be done with it. Others were pretty upset and demanded a new rulebook.
Either way, I am printing extra copies to make sure everyone who wants a new rule-book will get one. And of course, there will be a downloadable version available that you can print off very soon.
Here's How to Get A New Rulebook
If you would please, click this google doc link and let us know if you want a new rulebook. Even if you don’t want one, if would be really helpful if you could let us know. Please copy and paste,one of the following phrases next to your name.
Yes, SEND ME a new rule book
No, DON'T send me anything
This google doc contains the names of backers. There is no private information attached to your backer name. However, if you want your name removed, email Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with the subject line “Remove My Name from Backer List” and we will remove it.
If you are frustrated and need punching bag, you can email me directly at John@GotGeniusGames.com. Or for any other questions, comments or concerns, please email me.
For those of you that have not received your games yet. If you are in the US, you should have received it by now, or at the latest this week. For those outside the US, some shipments of our previous games took literally over 30 days... It was so long. But most find their way. Please be patient with us as we strive to make things right for all backers.
Overflowing with appreciation,