How does this relate to the APE Games version? Are they just distributing copies of the game or is it being re-packaged at all, or what?
Ape Games is a co-publisher for Trickerion. I believe there is a minor difference between the Kickstarter version and the retail version. For example, the retail version requires you to purchase the expansion separately. I will also have copies of the expansion for sale if there is any interest.
Full disclosure...I collaborate with Ape Games in many capacities, but I am not going to pretend I know the details between the retail and kickstarter versions of the game. I plan to teach Trickerion along with Spirits of the Rice Paddy at BGG Con. I suspect there will be some post Essen buzz surrounding these games, so I am working with Ape Games to have some extra copies air shipped to me so I can take them along to BGG Con.
I've been demoing the game since GenCon. The reception has been wonderful, and on many occasions folks have offered to buy my demo copy. Therefore, I figured I would bring a couple extra copies with me to sell (via the VFM) and put in the library. At this point I am trying to gauge the interest.