Frequently Asked Questions
YES! We are going to make use of Pledgemanager to manage your pledge at the end of the campaign! This will mean late backing is available and assuming we unlock the expansions you can customize your pledge with exactly what you want to receive!Last updated:
When the campaign ends we will be in touch with each backer who pledged to name a character, in order of pledge (first come first served) to figure out which character they want to name and what name(s) they suggest. Final decision on the name will be at the discretion of the designer.Last updated:
There are two ways to add a second copy;
1) Simply add $59 (Canadian) to your pledge amount and you will receive a 2nd copy of the game with your pledge, along with any/all stretch goals (no additional shipping charges)!
If you want 3+, send us a message and we'll discuss your options.
2) In Pledgemanager you will have the option of adding a 2nd copy of the game.Last updated:
If you cannot, for whatever reason, complete your personal goal;
- You are dealt 2 goals to start with and pick one (hopefully increasing your chance of picking one you can complete)
- NEW - There is the possibility of replacing your personal goal late game (as well as the primary mission), at a cost (currently being play tested).
- NEW - There is the possibility of modifying your personal goal late game, at a cost (currently being play tested)Last updated:
Infestation is a fully cooperative "Primary Mission" Scenario that is going to be included in the rule book (far too complex for a single card) that has you defending your own pirate ship against an alien infestation/invasion. Pre-set the ships layout prior to the game start, populate a variety of locations with enemy invaders and face a series of calamities as you attempt to either drive the enemy back or sacrifice your own ship as you escape.Last updated:
Short answer: No.
Long answer: We've looked into it. Heavily and several times over. Miniatures, while awesome, would simply cost way too much up front unless we had MASSIVE interest in the game (we're talking 1000+ backers).
But hey, if we do happen to get there, we'll reopen talks with our manufacturing partner and artists about getting minis added, perhaps as an add-on.Last updated:
YES and YES! We have quite a few stretch goals planned but the game is complete as is.
Most of the stretch goals are to improve the quality of components while some others add more to the game, though they are not necessary for game play and merely add more variety that would otherwise not be able to be packed into the base game price (for example, additional player boards)!Last updated:
Due to minimum order quantities (500+ copies) we must hit a certain amount of funding before printing the expansions really becomes financially feasible.Last updated:
Yes .. and No!
The full color standees will be included IN ADDITION TO custom shaped meeples in every backers copy of Into the Black: Boarding Party.
Standees will not be included in retail versions of the game but will be made available as an add-on purchase.Last updated:
The stretch goal plastic insert is being designed to fit the base game, 5-6 player expansion and epic encounters expansion.
The expansions themselves will come with a simple cardboard well insert.Last updated:
We are looking into having the rules and reference sheet translated into other languages and available for download. However, due to cost restrictions, at this time the cards and other components of the game will be in English and Icons only.
Currently we are looking at translating into French, German and Spanish.Last updated:
The core box is 255 x 255 x 55 mm (approx 10 x 10 x 2.2 inches) and (pre-stretch goals) weights approximately 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs).
The base game, pre stretch goals will include a cardboard well to hold components for shipping purposes. Removing the well will provide ample room for the base game plus both current expansions.
A plastic insert is planned as a high end stretch goal that should accommodate sleeved cards and both expansions.Last updated:
YES! The base game and both expansions are listed on boardgamegeek.com
Into the Black: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/190047/black-boarding-party
5-6 Player: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/243980/black-boarding-party-5-6-player-expansion
Epic Encounters: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/243981/black-boarding-party-epic-encountersLast updated:
All pledges to North America (Canada, US, Mexico) will be shipped by I Will Never Grow Up Games out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
All pledges going to the EU/Australia/NZ/ROW will be shipped from within the EU. We are currently talking with a couple of fulfillment partners, specifically HappyShops and SpiralGalaxies, after having dropped GamesQuest due to recent issues and a lack of communication from that fulfillment service.Last updated:
If you have any of the following combinations you will have the same flat rate shipping you already pay for in your pledge;
1) Base Game only
2) Base Game + 1 Expansion
3) Base Game + 2 Expansions
4) 2 x Base Game + 1 Expansion
If you want MORE than any of those (ie: more than 2 base games or base + 2) there will be additional shipping charges added in the Pledge Manager.Last updated:
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