Spider Springs (and More) at Gen Con
Hard to believe, but Gen Con is just around the corner. This is always a hectic and exciting time of the year. This year's Gen Con is shaping up to... Read more
Maker Kit Contest!
Hello, everybody! For those of you that don't subscribe to our newsletter -- shame on you! -- we just announced a Fireball Island Maker Kit contest. We know that some... Read more
3D Player Pawn Files for Download
Just a quick update to let everyone know that, at the request of some backers, we've made the .stl files of the player pawns available for download on our website.... Read more
EmberCorp Team-Building Exercise AKA Cooperative Mode
If you want a change of pace, now you can work together to take on Vul-Kar. You can download the cooperative rules here:
Fireball Island Cooperative Rules
If you have... Read more
Let's Talk About Some Other Kickstarters
There are a couple of new Kickstarters out there that might be of interest to Fireball Island fans.
The Secret Cabal has launched their 2019 campaign. Yes, we have a... Read more
Golden Geek Award Nominations - Spare a Vote?
Just a quick update. We're thrilled that Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Karhas been nominated for a Golden Geek Award in the categories of Family Game, Thematic Game, and... Read more
What’s Got 8 Legs and Flames?
Pardon the shortness of this update. I’m out in Reno, Nevada at the GAMA trade show, telling all the retailers about our great games. It’s also a popular time to... Read more
MASSIVE UPDATE - Shipping Done, Replacement Parts, App, Alternate Modes, D&D Module, and the Webstore
Lots of stuff to talk about, so let's get to it.
Kickstarter fulfillment is complete.
We are calling the KS fulfillment done for all hubs. Now, let me be clear:... Read more
Last Call for Canada!
The primary purpose of this update is to let all our Canadian backers know that it has been over a month since all of those shipments have gone out, and... Read more
All Shipments Are Out and Replacement Parts Soon To Follow
Let's get right to it:
All of the Kickstarter Pledges have now been shipped, and the last of the EU backers should have all received at least notification of shipment... Read more
Dice Tower Kickstarter Is Live - Lucky Hat Souvenir Promo Card
Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the Dice Tower Kickstarter is live right now. The Dice Tower is a wonderful content provider for the board game... Read more
Almost There! Fulfillment Update
I just got in the latest fulfillment report from QML. GamesQuest finished the day with only about a hundred orders left to get out the door. (And it might even... Read more
At my last GamesQuest update, just before Christmas, we had about 1,000 EU orders that had not yet gone out. That number is roughly the same as of today. They... Read more
GamesQuest Status and Review
Let's start with the current numbers since that's the most important thing right now. They have reported to me that approximately 2000 orders will be out the door by end... Read more
Australia Shipments Are Out the Door -and- Broken Token Goodies
Just a quick update to say that Aetherworks have gotten all of the shipments out the door. So, two important notes.
1) If you haven't gotten a shipment notification yet,... Read more
Fulfillment Updates and Replacement Parts
The two biggest issues right now are, of course, fulfillment to EU and AU, and replacement parts. So I want to update the status and reiterate the process to make... Read more
Replacement Parts at PAXU
Just a quick update to remind folks we are at PAXU this weekend. We are in booth 2215. If you need a replacement part, you can come by the booth... Read more
Shipping Update, Replacement Reminder, Bonus Discount, and PAXU!
Hi, everybody. Let's get right to it.
US - Is 99% done. We had a few late surveys they are still processing (and are still getting late surveys in... Read more
Replacement Parts, Warped Boards, and that Box!
Now that you all are starting to get your games, we also start seeing the usual fulfillment hiccups. In any production run, there are going to be issues. Please understand... Read more
Canada, Australia, and the EU
I'm heading out for CHITAG tomorrow, but I wanted to get a quick update out regarding fulfillment for the other three hubs. (Reminder: If you're in the Chicago area, drop... Read more
Big Fulfillment Update! Plus, Packing Tips, CHITAG, and Board Game Geek!
As you all are no doubt aware, shipping has begun! Our US hub has started shipping. There are roughly 16,000 US shipments, and they've gotten roughly 2,000 of those processed... Read more
GETTING PREPARED FOR SHIPPING - If you read one update, read this one!
Ships are arriving in port; games are getting loaded into warehouses; addresses are getting processed. Shipping is nigh! Like the title says, please read this update carefully. We've been... Read more
Live Full Unboxing Coming Monday Night! Plus, more fun with logistics!
I have received a complete, final production set of all 9 SKUs from Longshore. Suzanne did a great, quick unboxing video of the base game for The Dice Tower. I know... Read more
RETAILERS - URGENT - Charging Cards 10/15
Attention, retailers. With the games getting on the boats, we expect to start shipping out in early to mid-November. Therefore, we will be running the cards to ensure everything goes... Read more
More Boats in the Water and a ... (checks notes) ... TV Recommendation?!
I'm happy to report that the Budapest Express and the Ever Lissome are underway! They're scheduled to hit port in the US around October 22. You can follow their progress... Read more
All Hail, Poseidon! (And Some More Production Videos Too)
The big news this time around is that the games are on the water. Well, at least the first two waves. In the end, we have 9 different SKUs (unique... Read more
Ships, Ahoy! -- "How do I change my address?" -- And some Manufacturing Videos Too!
Things are hoppin' Johnny over here, so let's jump right in and get straight to the point. The first batch of games is on the boat.I say "batch" because... Read more
RETAILERS - URGENT - Locking Down Orders
Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication with the manufacturer, we do not have the margin of error for the number of units of each SKU that I anticipated. My priority is... Read more
Updating Addresses (boring) + Sleeves and Painted Minis (COOL)
So let's start with the important, boring stuff. I'm still seeing folks ask about updating their addresses. Remember, you can continue to update your address in BackerKit until we lock... Read more
It's next week! I know, right?
Gen Con is always an exciting and fun time, and this year will be no exception. Before we get to that, though, let me... Read more
Credit Card Clarification - Only for Add-ons and Preorders
So, that'll teach me to do an update and go out to dinner. I rushed it and didn't realize the confusion it would cause and missed my window to edit... Read more
Running Credit Cards on Friday
Apologies for the late update. I tried to get it out before I left for Dice Tower Con but didn't quite make it. (Related: I'm catching up on messages as... Read more
IMPORTANT! - BackerKit Survey Lockdown Imminent!
We are locking down the surveys in BackerKit at midnight EDT on Wednesday, June 27th.
NOTE: If you need to answer or change your survey before we lock it down... Read more
We've been focusing a lot on the pledge manager lately. (And, if you haven't filled out your survey in BackerKit, please get on that.) I thought it would be fun... Read more
Backer Kit 101
All of the BackerKit surveys are now rolling out. Keep in mind, they don't blast them all at once. It takes time for them to work their way through the... Read more
BackerKit "Smoke Test" Launched!
Given the complexity of our pledge manager and the sheer number of backers we have, we are launching a "smoke test" for BackerKit. This is what others might refer to... Read more
Deluxe Marbles, Secret Cabal Promo Card, and the Pledge Manager!
Let's not bury the lede: I am still working hard on the pledge manager to make it work and make it easy for everyone. We had a few final details... Read more
Payments, Pledge Manager, and Pizza!
Everybody recovered? Good. Us too. Now, back to work! The rules are going through a final edit. We'll send another link for those when they're done. Lindsay's started doing her... Read more
We were cleaning up and found one more stretch goal!
Well, that didn't take long. Doesn't matter where we put the bar, you all fly over it. I'm just going to say it: Our backers are the best! Anyone who... Read more
We'll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours!
We're headed downhill and pickin' up steam. We've reached two more stretch goals, so let's have a look.
At $2.3m, we unlocked some additional cards for the Wreck of the... Read more
Tick, Tick, Tick - The Final 60 Hours!
We are quickly approaching the end of this amazing journey. We want to thank you. You didn't just join us for the ride. You made it happen. Yes, you! The... Read more
Show Some Respect!
We're gearing up for the home stretch. We'll be tweaking the campaign page and ramping up the buzz. You all have been great, and anything you can do to help... Read more
Reading the Fine Print!
I had this clever little preamble worked out, playing up the bit about how you signed an agreement to get on the island and how Ember Corp keeps modifying the... Read more
The Home Stretch!
The end is in sight. Eight days to go. The rarefied air of $2 million is in sniffing distance. The final, bonkers, last 48 hours is right past the weekend.... Read more
We're heading into the home stretch. If we finish as strongly as we've started, well, you folks will have been part of something truly special. We've already broken through $1.8... Read more
Why Stretch Alone When You Can Stretch Together!
Let's get right to it: We're talking stretch goals! For starters, we've got the updated graphic.
We're awfully close to hitting $1.7 million -- still am not used to... Read more
RETAILERS: Pledge Level Explanation and Information
This update is just for retailers. It outlines all of the information you need to know in one spot. We’ll also treat these comments as an open FAQ. So, if... Read more
Business in the Front, Party in the Back - Cards and Sleeves!
Let's jump right in: We've got card backs and card sleeves to show off, and yet again, Jason proves why he's one of the best in the business. He knows... Read more
How the Magic Is Made!
I've said many places: Fireball Island is a truly unique game. A large part of that uniqueness, of course, comes from the components themselves. And because the components are so... Read more
Ain't No Party Like a Vul-Kar Party!
We’ve broken $1.3 million, which -- let’s be honest -- is ridiculous. Truly amazing. We’re only a week into this thing, folks. We’re entering that middle stretch of the campaign.... Read more
Live, from PAX East, It's Fireball Island!
Another great day in the books. You all are continuing to blow us away. I want to give a special shout-out to our backers who are being so active in... Read more
No, not about breaking the one million dollar mark. We’re unbelievably ecstatic about that. Really proud. And, of course, immeasurably grateful for our backers, who got us here. We are... Read more
Another great day for the campaign. Thank you all for continuing to support us.
There’s an old line by Mel Brooks to the effect of: When I get a paper... Read more
It's Vuvuzela Time!
I hit the “launch project” button. And now I have some idea of how Saul from Boca feels. You all knocked us over and burned through our funding goal like... Read more