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The Settlers of Catan board we've all been waiting for. Portable, affordable, and true to Catan craftsmanship.
The Settlers of Catan board we've all been waiting for. Portable, affordable, and true to Catan craftsmanship.
5,331 backers pledged $361,030 to help bring this project to life.

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Seafarers Mold Update


Hi everyone,

I got an email yesterday that the mold was complete and ready to go. I setup a freight shipment for it today, but after double checking the photos he sent I'm a little concerned about their detail work on the small tri-corner detail walls.

They took the texture way down, it matches all our other board parts now (at least from what I can tell from the photos), and claim to have removed all of the undercuts so we'll just have to run test parts once the mold gets here and see how it goes.

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Hi everyone,

We're redoing our warehouse right now. RCH shipments have been on pause for the past two weeks. If you pledged additional money for the RCH's at any level at any level below $100, or pledged a standard pledge above $100, your RCH's will be shipping soon.

The Seafarers mold is still in the process of being fixed by the polisher. They were willing to fix their error, which was nice.

I'm behind on our KS messages, so if you've messaged with shipment issues or anything, please have patience, we'll always make it right. We're redoing both our warehouse and our entire retail distribution network right now, so we have a lot on our plate.

Mayfair told our retail distributor for the US market not to buy from us, so now no one can purchase our boards at their local board game store. Not to worry, though, we're setting up a direct dealer network, so hopefully next year that will change and people will be able to walk down to their local store and get a board and some of our other gear more easily.

All for now, thanks.

Seafarers Mold Texturing Issue


Hi everyone,

Our operator ran first articles of the newly polished/textured mold yesterday, and ran into an unexpected issue. Apparently the mold polisher used too rough of a texture as it doesn't match the texture of the original Settlers Board parts.  When he went to pull the part off the mold, it stuck inside of the cavity and caused breakage of the parts as he pulled them out. See below for carnage:

 He's going to try a few things to see if he can overcome this issue with part cooling and temperature management, but he won't be in again until Monday as they run the shop at four 10s. 

The boxes are ready to be filled if he is able to solve the production issue:

I was obviously crushed to come in and hear this, but I'm optimistic that he'll be able to figure something out. If he doesn't, we'll have to crate up the mold again and send it down to be re-textured with a lighter texture. 

On a more positive note, we launched Christmas pre-orders for our bamboo boards for those who're interested in getting one for a friend or for themselves for this Christmas.  We'll run it until October 31, or until we max out our production capacity of 500 units. Our manufacturer has guaranteed Christmas delivery for the boards sold during this period.

I'll update next week once I have more info on the Seafarers mold. Thank you.

Seafarers Board Boxes are Here!


Hi everyone,

The Seafarers Board boxes arrived, so production will begin either tomorrow or Thursday depending on how long it takes to swap out the mold.

So many boxes
So many boxes

Apologies for the delay in getting the RCH's out to everyone who pledged above $100, our Amazon inventory ran out unexpectedly (we've been experimenting with advertising software that turned out to work pretty well) and we've been scrambling to restock. We'll start shipping those RCH's out soon.

Also, we're going to be doing a big preorder run of 500 units of our 5-6 player bamboo board.  The preorder campaign will launch October 1st and close on October 31st or as soon as the 500 sell out.  We want to make sure we don't have any production issues for Christmas since we're producing for the Collector's Series campaign as well, so we're closing sales on the 5-6 player bamboo board and 3-4 player bamboo board after the preorder campaign completes. We'll re-open sales after the Christmas season.

We want to make sure everybody on our mailing lists and on Kickstarter have first dibs on the run for Christmas delivery, so we'll send out a notice on Thursday once the preorders are up. We'll also be making engraving available again just for this Christmas run.

No other bamboo products will be available for sale after this preorder campaign closes, in order to ensure that our Collector's Series campaign is fulfilled on time.  We do hope to start new orders for all of our products in the New Year though. :-)


Seafarers and RCH Update


Hi everyone just a quick note to let you know that we haven't begun SF board production yet, but are waiting on the boxes.

We'll begin shipping the RCH shipments for those pledges above $100 starting next Monday.

Those pledged at the Complete Package $100 level will receive their RCH when their Seafarers board ships in the SF box that's designed for it.

Fits up to two sets of RCH per SF box. Default shipment is one set, but additional $10 increment pledgers will get the second set. All other variations will be sent in a separate envelope at the same time as the SF board shipments.
Fits up to two sets of RCH per SF box. Default shipment is one set, but additional $10 increment pledgers will get the second set. All other variations will be sent in a separate envelope at the same time as the SF board shipments.