Updated Recruit Cards, Second Printing, and Designing the Euphoria Expansion
Hi! It's been a while since I posted an update here, but I have some time-sensitive news to share with you.
Updated Recruit Cards
You might recall an update I... Read more
Gameplay Stats, International Editions, Essen, and Game Trayz
Hi! I have a bit of a fun update about Euphoria today that I think you'll enjoy in particular if you're going to Essen, speak German, French, or Czech, or... Read more
Updated Recruits and Online Play
Hi! If you get our monthly e-newsletter, you might already know some of the information below, but I wanted to make sure I reached out directly to all of the... Read more
Happy Anniversary, 1900, and Treasure
Hi! It's been a few months since I reached out to you through Kickstarter, so I wanted to drop by with some news.
As we've mentioned in past updates,... Read more
A Euphoric Start to the Tuscany Campaign
Hello, Euphoria backers! I hope you're all enjoying fun games this weekend.
I wanted to post an update for a few reasons:
Our first Kickstarter campaign since Euphoria, Tuscany:... Read more
Treasure Chest Resource Selection Poll
As we recently announced in our monthly e-newsletter, we are working on a a special resource pack that can be used in any number of games. We've come to really... Read more
Kickstarter Exclusives: The Conclusion
Thank you all for your input and votes about the question I posed in yesterday's update. The survey will remain open for other backers to chime in, but the results... Read more
Important Backer Poll
This is a message I've been writing in my head for about a month now. Although we're still about 2 months away from the Kickstarter campaign for Tuscany (March 15... Read more
The End of the Road...and the Beginning
As I sit at my desk, behind me on my gaming table are the final 16 copies of Euphoria to be shipped to backers. Most copies shipped from fulfillment centers... Read more
The Happiest I've Ever Been to Log into Amazon.co.uk
I can't tell you how happy I am right now.
For those of you who haven't followed the saga of the mislabeled pallet, back in late November we delivered all... Read more
Euphoria for the Holidays
Hello! I hope this update finds you well. It sounds like many of you have received your copies of Euphoria, which I'm elated to hear. I'm heading home for the... Read more
Shipping Update: It's Really Happening!
I have lots of good news today. Let's get right to it:
As of this moment, I have sent Amazon the addresses of all supreme backers. I've sent... Read more
Shipping Update: Breaking the Surface
First, I apologize if I haven't been as quick to respond this week as usual. This was my last day at my other full-time job--as of this moment, Stonemaier Games... Read more
Shipping Update: SO Close!
I've discovered something new during this shipping process for Euphoria: Shipping some games early makes all the others seem late (even if they're due to arrive on time).
Fortunately, the... Read more
Hello backers! It's been great to hear from so many of you the last few weeks on Kickstarter, BGG, our website, our Facebook page, e-mail, carrier pigeon, etc. At this... Read more
Euphoria Is Shipping to the UK!
Earlier today I received word from Amazon.co.uk that they had received their 400+ copies of Euphoria, so I got to work uploading the backer addresses for backers in the United... Read more
Euphoria Shipping Update
Overseas freight shipping is a funny thing, as is Amazon fulfillment. Sometimes they're slower than you'd expect, and sometimes they're faster.
Today they're faster.
Not only did the Canadian games... Read more
Euphoria Backer Address Updates
Earlier this evening I sent out a Euphoria backer address update e-mail to almost all backers. I hit my Mailchimp limit, so I cut backers who have already received the... Read more
Shipping Update #2 (and a few other updates/questions)
Whereas the first shipping update was about US games and a scattering of other games, today's update is about all of the other games! Here's the list:
- European... Read more
Shipping Update #1
I will be posting shipping updates here as they come in. Some will be relevant to only certain subsets of backers, but I want to keep everyone informed as we... Read more
Euphoria in Photos
I just finished a 2-hour photoshoot of the advance copy of Euphoria, which I received from China this morning. I still need to compose the monthly e-newsletter, which will talk... Read more
An Update Without Updates
Hey wonderful Euphoria backers,
I know it must look like I haven't posted an update since August 6, so I just wanted to post something so you know I'm still... Read more
Color Proofs Are Here!
Today I was elated to discover that FedEx had delivered a special package from Panda Game Manufacturing to my doorstep.
I knew what was inside: The Euphoria color proofs. Right... Read more
Ambassadors, Forums, Sketched Boards, and The Sowing
It's a been a great couple of weeks over here at Stonemaier Games. Alan and I played Risk Legacy for the first time and promptly decided we wanted stickers... Read more
We Toast to You!
Back during our Viticulture Kickstarter campaign, we offered a $1 pledge level for a backer toast. It made sense to us at the time--after all, it was a wine-themed game,... Read more
Final Files Have Been Sent to the Printer!
I'll repeat the big news for emphasis: Final files for Euphoria have been sent to the printer!
What does this mean for you? Well, with Viticulture, we sent the final... Read more
Grayscale Game Board Poll
Thanks to the $100,451 Kickstarter-exclusive stretch goal, every copy of Euphoria rewarded via the Kickstarter campaign will come with a two-sided board. The first side will use the beautiful full-color... Read more
You Built This Dystopia
Wow. Unbelievable. I am without words. Actually, no, I have two words:
Those are the words I'm looking for. Thank you so much. Thank you for your wisdom,... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia with 3917 Backers
$254,187 going into the final day is truly a staggering number. The number of backers as I write this--3,917 is equally staggering, considering my journey as a board game designer.... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia: The Final 48 Hours
Here we are at the final 48 hours of this incredible journey. When I started this Kickstarter project, I thought that in the best-case scenario, we would reach $100k going... Read more
Building a Better Game Board
Today was another incredible day for the Euphoria campaign thanks to all of you. According to Kicktraq, this was one of the top 5 days of the campaign in terms... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia with More Commodity Tokens
We reached a landmark stretch goal today, $200,000. This enabled us to include 24 extra wood commodity tokens in the game. We're on track for a print run of at... Read more
The Apocalypse Cometh
Thank you all for another amazing, euphoric day. A number of you told me today that you really appreciate the way I'm running this Kickstarter campaign, and that meant a... Read more
Introducing Euphoria Supreme
What's this, an update in the middle of the day? Yes, this is really happening. Brace yourselves.
A few days ago I sent out an update that showed the full-color... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia...with More Markets
A few hours ago we officially entered the final week of the Euphoria Kickstarter campaign! Thank you for the amazing ride that the last 3 weeks has been. This started... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia: The Big Question
In recent days, a number of backers have asked me if they could obtain a separate set of recruit cards with the original sketched faces (see the top image below--the... Read more
Building a Better Vineyard
Hi! If you've been waiting to see if you could pledge to receive the full Kickstarter copy of Viticulture, this is the update you’ve been waiting for. The new reward... Read more
Digging to a Better Dystopia
Congrats everyone on reaching 1000% funding today! It's really amazing that we made it this far with 11 days remaining, and hopefully you can see how euphoric I am in... Read more
The Book of Euphoria
Over the last few weeks, you have voted in a Tournament of the Apocalypse to determine the cataclysmic event that causes the world of Euphoria to come into existence. Despite... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia with 5 New Stretch Goals...and an Apocalypse
Welcome to Day 9 of Euphoria! This is the day when the cost of manufacturingthe game goes way up...and we all build a better dystopia in the process.
First and... Read more
Approaching $100k, the Dietician, and the Apocalypse
It's amazing to me that we're a week into this Kickstarter campaign, and we're already approaching $100k! Thank you all for the outpouring of support--not just in terms of pledges,... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia with Stretch Goals
Today I'd like to share some insights and images into a few of the stretch goals for Euphoria. Also, before I get into that, if you want to hear little... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia...on a Vineyard
The idea for Euphoria came to me while I was designing Viticulture. Like many worker-placement games, in Viticulture you select actions for your workers, and they execute those actions without... Read more
Let the Tournament of the Apocalypse Begin!
Okay, I just want to be clear up front that I'm not going to post project updates every day. That would be super annoying. However, I want to introduce the... Read more
Building a Better Dystopia: Day One
Wow. Folks, we're making a board game. (I say that like I'm cool and calm and collected about this whole thing. In reality, I don't think I've blinked all day... Read more