Ugh, we hate our shipping prices to certain locations. Paracosm was consulted by an experienced distribution firm when we created this project. We know exactly how much it costs to ship a product the size and weight of NPC. Unfortunately sending our game to the EU is remarkably expensive.
Why does it cost more to send a game to France than it does to send one to Australia? I don't know. What I do know is that this is our first project. Our main focus is printing this game, delivering it on time, and putting our company in a position that allows us to make more games in the future. There, most likely, are better ways to send our game to Europe, but it is something we'll have to investigate after the funding period is over.
If you are an EU backer and you really want to support us, but can't put up the money for shipping, I recommend getting the print and play. We priced it so that you would be able to afford printing it yourself at a comparable price. It is not the best solution, but it's what we can offer for now. Believe me, we are as frustrated with these prices as you are.