We have great progress to share in this status report. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to deliver your rewards as soon as possible.
-Bill Trammel and the Hex Boards team
- Catan Bag production is now complete; ready to ship to US
- Major progress in wood finishing and assembly
- Resolved two issues: Amazon lost shipment and wood manufacturing
- Standard Board sales are on track with forecast to close the funding gap
- Catan T-Shirts now available on Teespring
The Official Settlers of Catan Gaming Board (2012 Kickstarter)
- Resource Card Holder: READY TO SHIP
- 3-4, 5-6 Seafarers Board: ON HOLD – Delivery forecast: April 2017
Official Catan Collector’s Series (2014 Kickstarter)
- Parts Cups + Bags: ROLLING DELIVERY to backers begins August 1
- Dice Tower + Dice Tray: ROLLING DELIVERY to backers begins August 1
- Ultimate Collector’s Box: ROLLING DELIVERY to backers begins August 1
- Bag: COMPLETE – Delivery Forecast: Sept 2016 3-4, 5-6
- Seafarers Board: ON HOLD – Delivery Forecast: April 2017
- Standard Collector’s Box: DONE (defective part to be replaced)
- Funding. Due to unexpected costs, fulfillment of Seafarers Boards is dependent on additional sales. To date, sell-through of Standard Boards via Amazon is on track to support the April 2017 Seafarers Board delivery goal.
- Missing Shipment. Amazon reimbursed Hex Boards; this issue is now resolved, however planned RCH shipments were delayed due to financial constraints.
- Wood Manufacturing Productivity. Finishing and assembly is now progressing rapidly in batches and in stages; this issue is now resolved.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS:
- What is the expected pace of Ultimate Collector’s Boxes production? About five (5) Ultimate Collector’s Boxes will be ready for shipping each business day starting August
- When will the Bags arrive in the US? The timetable for shipping the finished Bags from China to US is currently unconfirmed. We will have an update on this in the near future.
- What is the overall forecast for rolling production of Seafarers boards? We are planning the full production run of Seafarers Boards to start in January 2017 with rewards delivered to backers by April 2017, assuming sales of Standard Boards continues to meet Hex Board’s forecast.
- When will I receive my rewards? Each backer will receive one and only one shipment from Hex Boards, to minimize shipping expense. Rewards will be shipped as soon as available, however, backers that have multiple rewards pending will receive their shipment only when all rewards are available to be shipped together. Within each group of backers with the same set of rewards, the earliest backers will receive their rewards first.
- When will you ship Resource Card Holders (RCHs)? Our previous update stated that backers of the 2012 Kickstarter who already received a standard board, walnut board or aluminum board and who are also owed one or more RCHs and no other rewards would receive a final shipment in June 2016. Unfortunately, unplanned financial constraints made it impossible to fulfill this commitment. We now plan to ship RCHs to affected backers starting August 1, 2016.
- How can I help? To potentially accelerate the Seafarers production timetable, we are excited to offer an original Catan-themed t-shirt and hoodie design, available now in Catan player colors. Fulfillment of orders through Teespring will be immediate. All customer service and support will be handled by Teespring.
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