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Kristi S
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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: STAY AWAY FROM GOLDEN EGG GAMES!!!!
Your KS links go to dead pages.

Instead of using Caps and links, perhaps try describing the problem a little better.
 
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Kristi S
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wylde_karde wrote:
Your KS links go to dead pages.

Instead of using Caps and links, perhaps try describing the problem a little better.


Thanks for the head's up - I've made the suggested edits.
 
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As I see, just two weeks ago the creator posted a comment so the backers can write an email to him if they didn't receive the game.

Anyway, thanks for the advice, I'll be cautious if this game comes to KS
 
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I have tried warning people before. GEG has failed at every KS never completing one before the next one starts while the dumb continue to feed into the next venture. Can't fix stupid.


ksaeger wrote:
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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Chaining Kickstarters doesn't seem to be the issue. From what I have read so far, GEG doesn't mail out stretch goals or expansions, even if they are just the distributor for another company.

As an elf fan, I hope this is the Game of the Decade. As a shopper, I was hoping the base game will be worth backing, since that sounds like all that would actually be produced for KS backers, but even that's starting to seem too risky.
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Tom Wells

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Chaining KS games isn't the problem. It a total lack of professionalism on part of Elad. My point about the chaining is that whether it's intentional and or accidental he always has a new game starting before he fulfills the previous one. Future supporters need to be aware that another game will be started before the fulfillment of this game and they will not see stretchgoals and or even the main game.
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ksaeger wrote:
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...

I read through the comments on those Kickstarters and any desire I had to back this game dissipated quickly. Looks like GEG is making a solid case to overtake Game Salute as the worst publishers in the hobby. They should team up with Ideaspatcher...
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Kristi S
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NeORomani wrote:
As I see, just two weeks ago the creator posted a comment so the backers can write an email to him if they didn't receive the game.

Anyway, thanks for the advice, I'll be cautious if this game comes to KS


Yes, I sent an email (actually, several) and received no response and still no SGs as of Dec 16. And I am not alone.
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Anthony Gambatese
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After reading kickstarter comments - im out !!
 
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Unfortunately I have to agree.
I had serious trouble with the delivery, support and component replacement of their game Athlas, which I even ordered on their website and did not even participate in a Kickstarter.
So even their regular business is catastrophic in terms of how they deal with (resp. ignore) customers, I can just imagine how Kickstarter campaigns are going.
 
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Michael Denman
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I'm flat out DONE with this company. Not buying anything from them. Not playing anything they put out. Bad-mouthing them any time they come up in conversation at gaming. Elad has worked long and hard to earn his place on my "list".

GEG
R.I.P.

 
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