The Ninth World goes through the assembly process
The Ninth World is done in assembly. We've now seen all the components of the game in their finished form. The assembly of the games all got done in the last few weeks, right before Chinese New Year, but we had a problem with two of the box components, so we had those remade. We hope to see finals on those in a couple days, then it should be all wrapped up in a couple weeks and put on a boat to us.
We asked our printer for some videos of the printed box. Here's what the inner box with its foldout board and world map look like. We're really happy with this.
So that's where we are. If it all stays on the new schedule, we expect the games to be crossing the ocean next month. We hope to receive them in May. We're still nailing down details for shipping, but we expect to fulfill the games in US and Canada in May and June. Some of them may be sent to our backers in the Eastern hemisphere directly, rather than coming to the United States first. This is all just estimates, based on various parts of the process coming together like people are telling us they will. We hope to be done with all of this before summer starts. It's a complicated process, but we can see the end of it.
Emerald City Comic Con
Tomorrow, we're going to Emerald City Comic Con. If you're at the show in Seattle, come to booth 204, which we share with our friends at Alaska Robotics. We'll have The Ninth World prototype with us if you'd like to see it. You can get autographs and play our games with us. (If you'd like to play our other game Apocrypha with us and benefit the charity Worldbuilders, please go here right now. We would love to see you there.)
We're also planning all of our spring and summer conventions. We hope to do a lot of things with our friends at Monte Cook Games, who are cooking up some fun events at our favorite shows. They're swell people.
Meanwhile, we'll keep you up to date on our shipping process. We can't make the ocean smaller or the boats faster, but we can get ready for their arrival. And then we'll get the games out to you wonderful folks. Thanks for supporting The Ninth World!
Mike and the Sharks