About this project
Upgrade some of your favorite board games with premium upgrade kits!
Meeple Source was born out of a love of board gaming, and we are proud to continue our long history of creating beautiful game pieces with even more component upgrades. We are showing love for beloved classics, as well as some of the hottest new games out there! And as always, please tell us which other games you'd still like to see upgrade options for - we listen!
As with our last Kickstarter project, we are glad to be able to offer flat rate shipping to all backers. You can get everything you want without raising your shipping cost - no limit!
If you missed the Kickstarter project for Hardback (the game itself), you can pre-order it here!
All pledge levels can also be an add-on! That means that if you want more than one set, simply choose your main pledge level and add the amount of the additional set(s). It's that easy!
Please Note: If you want a limited quantity pledge level and other items, please make sure your main pledge level is the limited one. If by chance you want two different limited pledge levels, send us a message on Kickstarter, and we'll make sure you are covered.
We don't want anything to stand between you and some really fantastic game upgrades. That is why we offer all of our Kickstarter backers an unconditional money-back guarantee (within 30 days of receiving your pieces). Your only responsibility would be the return shipping, but that is typically inexpensive, as the pieces are small and light. We are that confident that you’ll love ‘em!
All orders are quality-controlled, packaged, and shipped with care from the Meeple Source lair in Orlando, FL. We do not use any outside fulfillment centers, here in the US or internationally.
We do not have stretch goals for this project - at least not in the conventional sense. We are more interested in hearing your ideas for new upgrade kits, and moving forward with some of the suggestions, making some of them available in this project as new pledge levels (and add-ons to any pledge level, of course). So speak up in the comments section! And if you see a suggestion that you love, say so! You are as much of a part of the creative process as we are - which is one reason we love Kickstarter so much!
Chris and Cynthia Landon are the siblings that own and operate Meeple Source. Andrea is the fantastic artist behind all of these new Character Meeples, and the overwhelming majority of our Character Meeples and upgraded resource bits to date. Karen and Erika are an incredibly important part of our quality control, packaging, and shipping team.
Located in Orlando, FL, we are a small family business that takes great pride in superb product quality and excellent customer service!
We have already created an enormous number of cool game pieces and accessories, so feel free to browse some of that past work on MeepleSource.com.
Risks and challenges
Meeple Source has been making detailed, full-color Character Meeples for about six years now, and other painted components longer than that. We are proud to say that we have a reputation for high quality pieces and great customer service.
Even with the success of our 8 completed Kickstarter projects to date, we are still a very small, family-run company that takes great pride in taking care of our customers and their orders personally. As a result, in combination with the enormous number of custom product combinations that we allow in our Kickstarter projects, shipping takes a good deal of time. We do use a post-project management system (typically BackerKit) which helps keep everything orderly.
If you are one of our many repeat Kickstarter backers, you may know that a couple of our projects experienced minor delays, and that we were always straight-forward with regard to that. A distinct possibility for delay lies in the painting of the pieces, particularly Character Meeples. Although every individual meeple is hand-sorted for quality control, by us personally, there are times that errors in screen printing require that we re-make the entire batch of pieces for that particular Character Meeple. If this occurs, it will take a minimum of 8-10 weeks to replace them, which could delay shipping. For example, if this were to occur only a month before shipping would otherwise commence, some pledges would deliver after the estimated delivery date. Although we believe that we have allotted plenty of time for situations such as this, it should be noted that project delays are still a possibility.
You may know that our last project delivered quite early, and although this could occur again, you should know that we believe our estimated delivery dates to be accurate.
More than anything, we are committed to quality. Our past customers know that this is true, and our Kickstarter backers know that we offer a money-back guarantee on all pledges. So don't worry, we've got this!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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