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Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
Take your island with you. Play anywhere with this portable deck transformer game.
4,803 backers pledged $99,028 to help bring this project to life.

Boxes, labels and bubble wrap. Its all happening.

Posted by Portal Dragon (Creator)

USA Orders

We are currently in the thick of packing everything up here in the USA. Yesterday we got all of the unique orders completed and today we tackle the bulk of the orders. If you are in the US your shipment will be on its way soon. 

I stepped away to respond to some messages and post this so I will make it quick so I can get back to it. It is a family affair here, even some of the kids are helping. I am going to do a facebook live video later today once we get rolling on the bulk of these orders. It will be posted on the portal dragon facebook page.  

EU friendly orders

All pre-orders from the EU were charged the EU friendly shipping prices. So if you pre-ordered and are from the EU or did an EU friendly pledge this section, however brief it, is for you. Spiral Galaxy will be shipping the games for the EU. They have received the shipment, completed inventory and everything is in good order. They are processing the addresses and should start shipping this week.  

The rest of the world

If you are not in the USA or did not order with EU friendly shipping your shipment will come from China through VFI. They have all the info and are preparing for the shipments but they have not yet received the units from the manufacturer. I have been bugging the manufacturer a lot. I paid for the shipment for over a week now. Needless to say this is another frustration, but I am working on it. 

A Fun Video

On a more positive note I have really been abusing my plastic cards and they are holding up great. Check this video if you want to see how resilient they are. 

Gencon Results 

The response to Palm Island and other Portal Dragon games at GenCon was overwhelming. Our small booth was packed all day everyday. I had a hard time squeezing through people to make it to meetings. We have already had a bunch of reviewers and fans posting about games they played on the plane, a big chain store is interested and tons of publishers are opening talks about localization. 

I am so excited for the future of Palm Island and Portal Dragon. All of you have made this possible. From the bottom of my heart I cannot thank you enough. 

OK, so this wasn't all that brief. I am sure I will have more info coming soon. 

Thank you so much,
Jon Mietling
Portal Dragon

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    1. Matthew Kelling

      Received my copy in Austin, Texas yesterday. Thanks!

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      Robert Bout on

      Received mine today in Milwaukee

    3. David Rowan on

      Just received mine in excited, thank you again!!

    4. elDamahj

      Any update on the Australian orders?

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      Bethanie on

      I got mine in the mail today=)

    6. Heath on

      I see a USPS shipment from Cookeville, TN. Is that you all?

    7. Russell Reynolds on

      Canadians , are we covered in the USA shipment?

    8. Ghool on

      Well it's nice to have cheap shipping, so thank you for that.
      As for having to wait longer? Ah well.
      I was just hoping to play this at the beach this year. But it looks like it'll have to wait until next.

      I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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      Patrick Johner

      As a Canadian who is very eager to play, I really appreciate the cheaper costs for the shipping. It's hard to please everyone; but, I am sure once we get our hands on the game we will all be happy:-)

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      Martin on

      That's great to hear!

      My order falls into that category, so that explains it.

      Thank you for working so tirelessly on getting this done quickly! Hopefully after the last few orders go out, you'll have a chance to take well deserved breather.

    11. Portal Dragon 4-time creator on

      @Martin - We are working to get all the orders out as fast as possible. Last night I was up again until after midnight working to pack the shipments that will be labeled today. We should be processing the rest of them today. Basically all we have left to process are pledges that ordered one hybrid or one all-weather.

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      Martin on

      Are you able to clarify what you meant by "unique" vs "bulk" orders? A friend is set to receive his late pledge copy today, and I still haven't gotten a shipping confirmation as a backer.

      I get that it's likely due to the logistics of packaging orders, but it's a little discouraging to keep hoping for that email every day...

    13. Portal Dragon 4-time creator on

      @Dave Garcia & Canadian Backers - I am sorry to disappoint you. I have done what I can to provide cheap and efficient shipping options. All Canadians paid $2 for shipping. I planned to pay an average of $3 per shipment to help with each backer's shipping costs. For Canada I am paying another $3 above that average to ship from China and this is still the cheapest method. The rates we have to ship from America would cost more than double the cost of shipping for us, not counting the freight to bring it to America in the first place. I chose this option because it seemed better than charging our Canadian backers $12 for shipping. The last thing I want to do is neglect any back and I have been working to ensure everyone is taken care of to the best of my abilities.

    14. Dave Garcia on

      I must admit that I’m hugely disappointed that Canadian orders are shipped from China. I can’t speak for others but it’s like a slap in the face. I was pleased about this campaign up until I found that out. Not impressed at all.

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      Panagiotis Govotsos

      You can't play in boiling water?!?! Then what are the lobsters on the island supposed to play? :)

    16. Portal Dragon 4-time creator on

      For those who want to take a quick look at our shipping "production" I went live on facebook for a bit:…

    17. UKsweeney on

      @Logan I would completely agree, and everything next is already backed.😉

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      Logan Hallfin on

      You deserve all the success, its a great product and more importantly you have a great attitude.

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      Patrick Johner

      Well hopefully your manufacturer can get it to VFI so they can ship to Canadians. Sounds like at least a few weeks away before Canadians get their hands on the game.

    20. Portal Dragon 4-time creator on

      @UKsweeney - I believe everyone will get tracking on their orders. For sure US and EU. I will get confirmation from VFI for the rest of the world.

    21. UKsweeney on

      For EU shipping, will we get a tracking notification?

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      Shawn King on

      Bout f'n time! LOL..just kidding. Keeping the consumer informed during all aspects of production goes a long way..even if there are bumps in the road. Two months after expected delivery is not a huge deal. Can't wait to get this in my hands for the rest of my camping trips this summer/fall!

    23. Portal Dragon 4-time creator on

      Canadian shipping will be coming from China. I am sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

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      Casey potthoff on

      You guys rock! That’s all I wanted to say.

    25. Ghool on

      It would be really strange if Canadian orders were shipped from China.
      I was expecting them to come from the US and this is the first time anyone has shipped to Canada from Chinaninstead of the US in my 75 backed projects.

      A confirmation yes or no would be nice.

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      Sean Chenery on

      I watched the boiling cards video. Wow if I knew I couldn't boil my cards without warping I wouldn't have ordered. Next your going to tell me I can't light them on fire /s

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      Dave Angrisani on

      Awesome ! congrats on gen con, I picked up my copy at gen con and played it on the way home,
      thanks, enjoy your success!

    28. Artorig on

      Congrats on the successful con!

    29. UKsweeney on

      Can’t wait for mine.

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      Pedram Veisi on

      Same question about Canadian orders. Are they being shipped from China?

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      Aaron Wells on

      I was one of those people packed into your booth! I picked up my copy and got a chance to check out the prototype for that moon game! Really pleased with how the plastic cards turned out. Looking forward to whatever you guys do next! Cheers!

    32. Joe Kerkhoff on

      Logged in to ask the same question as Mike Vance. Most consider Canada with the US shipping but since you are shipping from your house, it may be different. Can you confirm who is shipping Canadian orders? You or Asia? Thanks!

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      Matthew Skinner-Thebo

      That is all very exciting news! Congratulations on the enthusiastic con reception- you deserve it.

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      Mike Vance on

      Are Canadian orders being shipped from China?