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Kristi
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Hi -
Just want to provide some info I wish I had had before pledging for a Golden Egg game. They haven't fulfilled pledges for the project, keep giving us excuses about multiple "lost" or "damaged" shipments to backers, and are avoiding communications and emails from concerned backers. Since experiencing this, I've found that this is a pattern with them, so buyer beware if you are considering backing any of their future projects.

Lots of cautionary tales - see forum threads relating to them:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepublisher/22763/golden-eg...

Look at the comments of just the most recent few of their KS:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451575426/prime-time-th...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451575426/rome-rise-to-...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451575426/airlines-gold...
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Re: Beware of Golden Egg Games!!!F
Hi Kristi,

I am not working in GEG but I am the designer of this game. I looked at the links you posted and saw many people that are satisfied and some that are not.
As this is the first game that is going to be published I see your post as very aggressive. Anyone who doesn't click on the links will think they are full of hate, but they are not. You will see in them mostly backers and responses from Jason or GEG and a few haters.
You probably had a bad experience or just dislike someone, but it's not the general consensus.

In all of my heart I hope you will play my games and enjoy them
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Hi Pini,

Perhaps you could then ask Elad to communicate with the backers on both of his kickstarter projects that he is currently ignoring?

Prime Time backers are still waiting on stretch goals to be delivered 10 months after the game arrived ( for those of us fortunate to receive our copy )

Airlines is due December, the last update was September 25th, 2 months ago, and even backers who collected it from Essen are missing components and their requests for replacements are being ignored.

I would suggest that this mess be cleaned up before you consider launching your new game as there is much animosity towards Golden Egg Games right now.

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I am a Prime Time Kickstarter from Hong Kong. I do get the stretch goals but after a few emails and PMs in Kickstarter, I still don't get the base game.
We all paid extras for either 1) earlier delivery to try the game; or 2) stretch goals, but we received neither of them. And the replies provided by Elad/ GEG are lacking, if not none at all.
Personally, when I notice a GEG game that I found interesting, I will simply wait for its official release since the Prime Time incident and I would buy it from FLGS. It is cheaper and much safer and I don't need to email here or there and still get nothing.
Pini, you game is on my radar, but I won't back it simply because of the poor service provided by GEG.
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Hi guys,
Mostly GEG games rearch wide retail spread, so I guess if the game will sound good for you when it's out - get it in retail. I really hope the issues will be resolved, but I can't really help with any game that is not of my own creation. I hope I could!!
If you'll play any of my games I would love to hear about your experiences in a PM or at conventions
Cheers
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ShPini1 wrote:
Hi guys,
Mostly GEG games rearch wide retail spread, so I guess if the game will sound good for you when it's out - get it in retail. I really hope the issues will be resolved, but I can't really help with any game that is not of my own creation. I hope I could!!
If you'll play any of my games I would love to hear about your experiences in a PM or at conventions
Cheers


I'm sorry Pini, but I can't recommend even backing GEG by buying their games in retail, because there are plenty of people reporting missing components from their retail copies and never getting responses or resolution from GEG.

ShPini1 wrote:
Hi Kristi,

I am not working in GEG but I am the designer of this game. I looked at the links you posted and saw many people that are satisfied and some that are not.
As this is the first game that is going to be published I see your post as very aggressive. Anyone who doesn't click on the links will think they are full of hate, but they are not. You will see in them mostly backers and responses from Jason or GEG and a few haters.
You probably had a bad experience or just dislike someone, but it's not the general consensus.

In all of my heart I hope you will play my games and enjoy them


My message was not posted to spread hate, but to warn others! GEG has not failed just once, but has a pattern of customer neglect and unfulfilled pledges. I cannot sit by and do nothing to warn my fellow boardgamers about this company! I love this community, and companies like GEG, are a disgrace to our community.

And by the way, Jason is good at popping on to the comments and telling people to email him, that he will resolve their issues. In reality though, our emails go to a black hole and are never recognized and our issues and missing components never resolved.

The messages you see in those comments are not from "haters" - they are from pledgers who have been lied to. They are from pledgers who never received their goods.
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Withsuch attitude from the designer, no surprise GEG acts the way they do. Easy to blame it on haters and not taking any responsibility.
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Hi all,

The only thing I can promise is to use whatever leverage I have for these instanses not to happen with my games.

Jason that is mentioned here was very problematic and I know that he is not a part of the company anymore. I'm pretty sure the issues you are talking about are the reason for that, since he should have taken care of customers but apperantly didn't (that is something that happened since my last comment here and I didn't know before!).

I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, just please accept me as a designer with a clean slate. I hope that if we ever meet you will feel free to engage we with anything concerning my games. I will try helping out!

If any of you are at GenCon please drop by the GEG booth to say hi and play this game, don't buy it, just experience it one time.

Cheers
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Bill Carrigan
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I met Pini at GenCon, and I can say that he lives up to his messages above. He is a super nice guy who loves his first ever game, and he will do whatever he can to make sure you are happy with his game. I bought a copy, and everything is fine. No experience with previous Golden Egg Games, but this game seems great, and I can't wait to play more!
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I agree with everything that you said there, Bill. I really like Edge of Humanity. And Pini was very kind.
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Thank you for your kind words
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ksaeger wrote:
GEG has not failed just once, but has a pattern of customer neglect and unfulfilled pledges. I cannot sit by and do nothing to warn my fellow boardgamers about this company! I love this community, and companies like GEG, are a disgrace to our community.

And by the way, Jason is good at popping on to the comments and telling people to email him, that he will resolve their issues. In reality though, our emails go to a black hole and are never recognized and our issues and missing components never resolved.

The messages you see in those comments are not from "haters" - they are from pledgers who have been lied to. They are from pledgers who never received their goods.


I was part of GEG's first KS, Fallen City of Karez. I know that I'll never receive the entirety of my pledge. Elad is a problem. He will always be a problem. I find his behavior to not only be negligent, but borderline fraudulent.

I genuinely feel sorry for designers that get caught up in the rotting bog that is GEG.
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