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Meeples’ Corner on Kickstarter: How’s Stat?

Three weeks to go until the end of the Kickstarter, time to look at the numbers and see what has happened so far.

After 11 days these are the base numbers:

  • £1190 of £3500 reached (34% funded)
  • 54 backers (46 from UK, 3 from US and 5 from EU countries)
  • Average pledge of £22.04

Based on these numbers we have an average of 5 backers per day pledging an average of £99. To put these numbers into the context of what we need to archive to reach our target we can look at the following chart provided by Kicktraq:

Meeples' Corner: Bigger & Better -- Kicktraq Mini

With £99 per day we are slightly below the required rate of £105, but hopefully this will pick up again once we get closer to the end of the Kickstarter.

Otherwise the main thing will be to keep the momentun and interest going in the next two weeks to get to into the last week with a realistic chance to reach the target.

Again, thank you very much to all who have supported us so far. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know on Kickstarter, Facebook or per email.


Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North incoming

Empires of the North is the newest stand-alone game in the Imperial Settlers universe.

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Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is a new, standalone card game in the established Imperial Settlers universe, with players heading to the far north where three different factions live: Scotsmen, Inuits, and Vikings. Take on the role of leader, and make your faction into the best empire in the world!
Choosing the faction is only the first step, though, as each faction can be played using one of the two separate and unique decks. Yes, in the base game, players will find six pre-constructed decks ready to use straight out of the box. Each one offers a completely different gameplay style!
Develop your economy, deflect your opponent, and fight for dominance in the north. Learn new mechanisms, and experience a unique style of Imperial Settlers. Will you be able to create the most successful civilization in Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North?

(Source: Publisher description)

The game has arrived at the UK distributor and will hopefully arrive tomorrow at our shop.

If you would like to know how the game plays, here is the – as ever – brilliant How to play video from Watch It Played:

Sushi Roll delayed

Sushi Roll had a pre-release at the UK Games Expo at the beginning of June and was expected to go on general release in the UK at the end of July.

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Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and when we contacted the UK distributor to find out when the game will be available, we got a rather disappointing reply: The game has been delayed and is now expected to arrive in the UK at the end of September or early October.

We are very sorry for the delay. We will keep you up-to-date if there are any news, but hopefully we will have better news in 6-7 weeks time.

FFG announces Marvel Champions

A new LCG is coming from FFG and this time it is based on the Marvel universe:

Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.
As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios—check out the products section at the bottom of this page to see everything announced so far!

(Source: Publisher description)
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The game is now available to pre-order and is expected to get released in Q4. It is a bit pricier than the other starter sets of LCGs like Arkham Horror or Lord of the Rings. But the main reason for this is that FFG has stated that with the Marvel starter set there is no need to buy a second set to get enough copies of all the cards.

Meeples’ Corner: Bigger & Better on Kickstarter

With our move into a new shop we have managed to achieve the bigger, now we need your help to make our shop better!

We moved into a new shop and have lots of exciting ideas to make our shop the best we can. But we need your help to realise these ideas!

For this reason, we have started a Kickstarter with pledge levels and add-ons that allow our local and online customers to join in.

It would be great if you could support us. Any questions, please send us an email or message on Kickstarter and we will get back to you as fast as possible!

Link: Meeples’ Corner on Kickstarter

New arrivals (01/08/19)

The new month started with a few deliveries arriving. New in stock are the following games:

5 new games

Volfyirion is a two-player deckbuilding card game from Tabula Games. We backed it on Kickstarter and received our delivery today. If you haven’t heard about the game yet, here is a quick video preview from Man vs Meeple:

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This week’s releases confirmed (29/07/19)

This week we are expecting a small number of new releases than usual, but all of them are quite interesting. Confirmed are:

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Both are expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon with pre-orders getting shipped on Wednesday.

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These three games will get released on Thursday, with the pre-orders shipping first before we are processing new orders.

And for the end of the week, we are expecting Volfyirion, a two-player deckbuilding game with amazing artwork.

Spiel des Jahres Winners 2019

Today the winner of the prestigious Spiels des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres award have been announced.

Spiel des Jahres 2019 is Just One:

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Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!

(Source: Publisher description)

And Kennerspiel des Jahres is Wingspan from Stonemaier Games:

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Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).

(Source: Publisher description)

Congratulations to both games and to everyone involved in designing and publishing them!

Link: Spiel des Jahres website