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John Medany
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Does anyone know if the September 28th Launch has been delayed - I preordered in the UK from Chaos Cards and there preorder page is now saying PreOrder delayed and have removed the 28th date .... (Not sure when it changed as I ordered around a month back)

I know the company hang around here - any comments (especially as it seems some shop are already selling it in Canada) ??

Its not a big deal - but its TringCon at the weekend and I was hoping to take it along for a play through ...
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Nothing official on my side at all but I would think it will be after Essen
Mid October.
This is by the way the ETA in my local store

 
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Yes t has been delayed. I have it on order from Meeples Cotner and they sent me an email saying it wasn't among this weeks new releases. Didn't have any more information than that so I'm hoping for next week
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Does this mean will or won't be at Essen?
 
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Big Bad Lex wrote:
Does this mean will or won't be at Essen?

I cannot believe Stephan B. will not have this at Essen. But no idea about the flgs supplies off course....

Was listening to the On Board Games podcast and he was talking about having enough copies there, but was thinking he would sell out before the end of the show.
 
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As of now, Amazon Prime lists a "receive" date of "By Oct. 4"
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Örjan Almén
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Both Stronghold and Fryxgames will have games at Essen, but this that game stores don't have the game is probably due to late shipments or something.
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Lowden025 wrote:
As of now, Amazon Prime lists a "receive" date of "By Oct. 4"


I looked just now and it says September 29th and it's Prime.
 
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Sure hope it's released tomorrow. I've cleared my weekend for it
 
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YoshiFR wrote:
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Nothing official on my side at all but I would think it will be after Essen
Mid October.
This is by the way the ETA in my local store



Yes, It is also indicated mid october for P...bert
 
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Paul Newsham
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Slipped to October 4th in the UK
 
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Tarnop wrote:
Slipped to October 4th in the UK


Same here in the US (Amazon).
 
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There are multiple copies at my FLGS... I didn't realize it wasn't out everywhere yet, I wonder how they got it?

Really fun game. Easily slid its way into my top 5.
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GammaGoblinz wrote:
There are multiple copies at my FLGS... I didn't realize it wasn't out everywhere yet, I wonder how they got it?

Really fun game. Easily slid its way into my top 5.

Some FLGSes participated in an early release program done by Stronghold.
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It looks like it has been pushed back. Or maybe its sold out everywhere?
 
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I just received an email that my game was shipped (from Alphaspel in Sweden) arrrhninja
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My preorder from CSI looks like it will ship today. It's in the que...
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well that confirms my suspicions. If CSI won't let you pre order it anymore that means they already had more preorders than copies they were given...
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IMagus wrote:
well that confirms my suspicions. If CSI won't let you pre order it anymore that means they already had more preorders than copies they were given...


Pretty sure that they use live inventory. So once their total number of copies are pre-ordered then there would be no more pre-orders available. I've never seen CSI "over-sell" a pre-order. Maybe it has happened but I haven't run into this.
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mkrakoff wrote:
IMagus wrote:
well that confirms my suspicions. If CSI won't let you pre order it anymore that means they already had more preorders than copies they were given...


Pretty sure that they use live inventory. So once their total number of copies are pre-ordered then there would be no more pre-orders available. I've never seen CSI "over-sell" a pre-order. Maybe it has happened but I haven't run into this.


You're correct. I didn't mean to type it like that. Last night the game page still said pre order but wouldn't allow you to actually do it. I just phrased it incorrectly.
 
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CSI, MM, Roll for Crit, etc sold out of their preorders. I'm waiting for the restock which CSI said they should have been getting the same day, but it might take them a day to show it as such. Most times it comes later, but like within a week. Amazon(US) says it is in stock, but might take 1-2 days to process. Not jumping on 14% off.
 
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Not to grumble too much, but why is it so difficult to find out information about launch? It strikes me that in every other kind of media, launch is a huge event with advertising, promotional emails, front-paging at stores, updating email lists, etc. In board games, developers like to hide launch information, feed as little as possible to gamers, and leave us to rely on word of mouth or reading the tea-leaves of availability dates/numbers on the OLGS websites.

TM is listed as available on Stronghold's website, and its release date on there is unchanged: Sept 28. I've had it on (pre-paid) pre-order for a couple of months on MiniMarket, but haven't had any news from them at all on shipping or availability.

Hey game devs/online stores/etc, management/PR principle number 1: more information is always better than less. Tip: we're your fans, the ones who preordered your game and want to play and promote it to our friends. Keep us in the loop and we will automatically provide free marketing.
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papagamer72 wrote:
My preorder from CSI looks like it will ship today. It's in the que...

Was the status different from "In Queue" yesterday? Mine is also in queue today.
 
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Matt_W wrote:
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Not to grumble too much, but why is it so difficult to find out information about launch? It strikes me that in every other kind of media, launch is a huge event with advertising, promotional emails, front-paging at stores, updating email lists, etc. In board games, developers like to hide launch information, feed as little as possible to gamers, and leave us to rely on word of mouth or reading the tea-leaves of availability dates/numbers on the OLGS websites.

TM is listed as available on Stronghold's website, and its release date on there is unchanged: Sept 28. I've had it on (pre-paid) pre-order for a couple of months on MiniMarket, but haven't had any news from them at all on shipping or availability.

Hey game devs/online stores/etc, management/PR principle number 1: more information is always better than less. Tip: we're your fans, the ones who preordered your game and want to play and promote it to our friends. Keep us in the loop and we will automatically provide free marketing.
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I'd like to state a few things that I hope will clear things up a little:
1) Sept 28 was and is the street date. This has been announced pretty well here on BGG I think (though admittedly not recently). The print just barely made its deadline, and it has to go through distributors to the stores, so any delay in shipping might well affect availability this date. This uncertainty may well be reflected in different stores/siteshaving different information (they simply don't know for sure, and may want to avoid promising too much).
2) FryxGames only has a small supply of copies for direct sales at conventions, so Stronghold is the one to handle these kinds of announcements, since they have 'full' information.
3) The boardgaming business is not very profitabe, so large-scale advertizing should not be expected. I doubt Stronghold has a large staff and so they are probably swamped with work (releasing 25 different products this year!).
4) We did have events. FryxGames held 4 pre-release events in Sweden, and Stronghold had a great presence at GenCon. Further, the Early Launch Kit was sent out to enable the FLGS to have events too, including promos, on the 14th sept.
5) We will have the game at Essen too, in both English (FryxGames and Stronghold) and German (Schwerkraft).
6) The demand for TM has been higher than the printrun , causing a shortage of games, so that stores/webshops can't just order more if they run out. This adds to the confusion.
7) We are working on making a second printrun, and hope that those games will become available before christmas.

So, bottom line:
The games should arrive any day now, but may be a bit limited for now.

Cheers!
/Jacob Fryxelius, FryxGames

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Fryxen wrote:
So, bottom line:
The games should arrive any day now, but may be a bit limited for now.

Cheers!
/Jacob Fryxelius, FryxGames


Thanks much for the update Jacob! I'm happy to hear that the game has sold so well. I'm not really impatient (I've waiting for several months and a couple days more isn't a big deal), just frustrated that retail release date is here and there has been so little indication when/if that would translate into availability. The information you provided is perfect; it gives us a sense that stuff is happening: what, how fast, and when. I've already got a couple of friends raving about their early-release copies of the game and am eager to try it out myself. I'm looking forward to unboxing in the next few days.
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