Project update #2: Crash'Em - The demolition derby party game, by Michel Baudoin
First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported Crash’Em so far! We appreciate your support very, VERY much and are very thankful that things have been going quite well so far!
Crash’Em is well worth the money, we strongly believe. I mean, € 29 for a big box game (27 x 27 cm / 10.6 x 10.6 Inches) with unique, molded miniatures and that offers hours and hours of fun; where else will you find this?
This brings me to one of the things we’ve heard from – fortunately - just a few people so far: some people claim shipping costs are quite high. Which is true, of course: shipping costs ARE high in general. Is there anything we can do about this? Well, let’s be totally honest with you.
Before the start of this campaign, we set the price of Crash’Em at € 35. A few days before we launched our campaign, we were looking at the shipping costs and we concluded the same thing as some of you did: shipping costs are indeed high. But: people often forget that shipping is much more than just ‘sending something from A to B’. Shipping always also includes handling, packaging, etc. And the last thing we want is our games to get damaged during the shipping process… That would upset a lot of backers. So instead of lowering the shipping costs (which would probably decrease the quality of our shipments), we decided to lower the price of the game instead! From € 35 to € 29, which is of course good for each and every backer!
We hope more and more people will focus on the LOW PRICE of the game (especially for such a big box) instead of the "high price" of shipping. That being said; just take a look at other Kickstarter campaigns that offer big boxes… Our price level including shipping still is a lot lower.
SAVE BIG: ORDER MULTIPLE COPIES AND COMBINE SHIPPING!
Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed yet; you can easily combine shipping when ordering multiple copies. This is a really interesting option, we believe. See the table below (prices below include shipping to your front door!):
Last thing for now: we will get our promotion machine running more and more. Of course, you can also make this project a success. Here are just a few things you can do to get Crash’Em to gaming tables worldwide:
- Share our project at social media. Show the world you’re a proud back of Crash’Em! Share the YouTube vids as well!
- Are you a member of Boardgamegeek.com? Bordspelmania.eu? Have you played the game in the past few years? Have you played the game at the ‘Zuiderspel’ fair, yesterday, in the Netherlands? Please go to Boardgamegeek.com and/or Bordspelmania.eu and give the game an honest rating. Let the world know what you think of Crash’Em.
- It will also definitely help if you ‘thumb’ the Crash’Em pics and/or the vids over at Boardgamegeek.com. Please do so, if you haven’t done it yet!
These are just a few things you can do to help our campaign succeed. Like we said, the promotion machine is running; more reviews of the game will be added soon and in the meantime our advertising campaign on Boardgamegeek.com has started.
Also, if you have any questions, suggestions and/or feedback, feel free to drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you! Speak soon!