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A Strategy Board Game Accurately Themed Around The Periodic Table! Use Periodic Trends, Discover Elements & Learn Actual Science!
A Strategy Board Game Accurately Themed Around The Periodic Table! Use Periodic Trends, Discover Elements & Learn Actual Science!
4,539 backers pledged $236,208 to help bring this project to life.

Fully funded in a few hours, 3 stretch goals down, Top 5 at Stonemaier Design Day

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)
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Hello Periodic Backers!

As you can imagine, it's been an intense couple months for getting ready for the Kickstarter. But this past week put that to shame... 

It was incredibly satisfying (for all of us at Genius Games) to finally hit the launch button super early Tuesday morning. Then I crashed, got up with the sunrise to get my kids off to school... and within a few more hours, Periodic was fully funded!! 

But something else unexpected happened the day we launched... The shipment of Subatomic arrived roughly 10 days earlier than we expected. I like when shipments are early...

So, it's been an insane week getting those packages into the system in our warehouse and sending them out to our fulfillment center.  

Periodic in Top 5 games at Stonemaier Design Day!

I brought Periodic to the annual Stonemaier Design Day this past Sunday! It was great - 95 of us designers, playtesters and gamers from around the country got together to playtest, get feedback, and discuss our games that we're currently working on.  

We are very proud to announce that Periodic came away in the Top 5 highest rated games of the event! Pretty happy about that.  

Stretch Goals

We passed the first, second and third stretch goals, and are moving quickly through them. We are working on a couple REALLY cool stretch goals in the $200K range but don't want to announce those until we hear back from the manufacturer about pricing... 

All the new stretch goals have been updated on the Kickstarter page, so check those out.  

Tantrum House Review of Periodic

"[Periodic is] ...based on heavy-duty gritty scientific principles, but actually is a board gamer's game." - Will Meadows, Tantrum House
"[Periodic is] ...based on heavy-duty gritty scientific principles, but actually is a board gamer's game." - Will Meadows, Tantrum House

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Periodic now up on Board Game Geek

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Recently got Periodic up on Board Game Geek! If you've got a minute, I'd love for you to check it out and hit the fan button and subscribe, leave a comment.  :-)

Even more amazing would be if you'd also upload any fun pictures you might have taken of you playing the prototype. Traffic there would be great. 

Answers to a Couple of Your Questions  

Will you be posting the Periodic Rules?

Definitely. Our graphic designer is working her magic on the rules draft now and I’ll upload it to the campaign page as soon as I can!  

Will you be posting the full components list?!

For sure - what I'm planning to do is add an entire “What’s In the Box” section to the campaign page. Just have to find the time, I'll get it up as soon as I can. (If only I could skip sleeping for a week or two...haha) 

Will you be offering add-ons?  

We're not able to offer add-ons during the campaign, but we are going to try to offer the other games as ad-ons in the pledge manager. (This means that the add-on games would be arriving in June with shipment of Periodic.)

The Kickstarter video shows the game board as paper - is this the final board?

The paper boards in the Kickstarter video and the game reviews are only prototype quality. The final board will be a thicker cardboard game board like you would expect!

Will there be any translations of Periodic printed?

YES! We are working with MasQueOca right now to produce a Spanish version of Periodic (as well as Spanish versions of our other games). 

I'd like to get multiple games - how do I pledge for that?

If you scroll down the campaign page, you'll see the "Extra Games" section with all the details about adding additional games to your pledge. Basically, once you've selected your pledge level and the shipping cost for your country, you can then add the cost of which ever additional game or bundle you're interested in. Shipping for the additional game(s) will be included in the original shipping cost. 

My country is not listing in a pledge level. Can it be added?

Some countries are incredibly difficult and expensive to ship to. If your country is not listed, send us a Kickstarter message and we'll let you know if we're able to add your country to the shipping list or not! Hopefully we can :-)

Overflowing with appreciation,

John

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      Joel A Mann
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      Great update. Very glad to see that you will be adding the rules and component list to the KS page before the campaign ends. Game looks great!!!

    2. Brandan Borgos on

      Oh yes!! I'm glad my partner easily convinced me to back this! So excited!