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Lone Shark Games and Monte Cook Games create an epic board game of exploration and skill set in the Numenera universe.
Lone Shark Games and Monte Cook Games create an epic board game of exploration and skill set in the Numenera universe.
1,534 backers pledged $133,369 to help bring this project to life.

fulfillment ends, the game launches, and we release some new resources

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)
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We are delighted to say that after far longer than intended, The Ninth World is finished fulfilling to Kickstarter and PledgeManager backers. This was a long and difficult process, but the great news is that now everyone should have their games and playmaps. If you don't, please use our Talk to Us link and we'll get it sorted out.

A good launch

We launched the game worldwide on June 20th, and got immediate positive feedback from the fan base and retail community. A lot of talk centered on the unique game box and how the components fit in it. And we also heard that the game did some things no one had ever seen before. It felt really good to hear that from people.

If you missed anything for the game, head over to our new store and you can order whatever you need.

If you'd like to see some of the early commentary, check out PC Gamer's overview of 9 great new board games from Origins 2018 and this humorous Meeple Gamers piece.

Here's some new online resources

We've put up a few things on our website that should improve your gaming experience. We've put these all on the Lone Shark page for The Ninth World.

First, there's the new online rulebook, which has been adjusted after some rules clarifications. We want to clear up a few confusion points that people have stumbled upon since the game has been released. Click on this image to see the rulebook.

Cover of the website rulebook.
Cover of the website rulebook.

Then we have the first Ninth World FAQ, which addresses those issues in detail. If you want to understand what we've changed, take a look at this by clicking on this image.

The Ninth World FAQ.
The Ninth World FAQ.

Finally, we wrote a Ninth World demo booklet for anyone who wants to strip down the game and teach other players how to play in both competitive and cooperative modes. 

The Ninth World Demo Booklet.
The Ninth World Demo Booklet.

We hope you enjoy those! And now that this campaign is done, we want to thank you for your patience and your enthusiasm. We're very happy to have this game on your table.

Mike and the Sharks

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    1. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator
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      @Fernando: It seems like when we updated the version number, we broke the link. Here's the new version: http://lonesharkgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Ninth-World-Demo-Booklet.pdf

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      Fernando Losada on

      Ninth World demo booklet link is not working :S

    3. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator
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      All fixed now. I just uploaded the wrong version when I did the Kickstarter update.

    4. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator
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      @David: Whoops. That's an error. He can definitely advance a card, and should. We'll clean that up today.

    5. David J Plamondon
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      I'm very confused by the last phase in the demo booklet.
      Rorke bids a Focus 1, but it states he doesn't have enough points to do anything so he converts it to Valor. Wouldn't Rorke be able to convert one of his three Effort 1 cards into a Rank 1 skill card he doesn't already have and earn 2 valor points, or am I missing something ruleswise in the focus phase?