Snollygoster is a 2-4 player space themed card game of survival, teamwork, and a little bit of sabotage. You and your awful teammates are stranded on an alien planet and need to escape before food runs out. Secretly, though, everyone is carrying out hidden agendas that encourage teamwork... and treachery. Turn after turn, tensions rise as the food supply shrinks and distrust grows. Team players survive. Snollygosters win.
What We've Been Up To
23 days ago
– Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 09:44:35 PM
Hey folks! It’s about time we hit you with an update! Sorry, it’s been so long, but the truth is nothing particularly exciting has been happening behind the scenes. It’s been a whole lot of busy work, paperwork, and emails. We were holding out for our physical proofs to show off, but we haven’t received them yet and decided to save it for another update.
First and foremost, if you’ve filled out your survey, you’re good to go. If you have any doubts, feel free to reach out to us at support[at]snollygostergame[dot]com and we’ll confirm your survey. More than likely, though, you’re fine. We haven’t encountered a single problem yet.
So what have we been up to? QUITE A BIT. Immediately after the Kickstarter ended, we went right to work. The biggest items on the agenda were the expansions. Those needed to be fully fleshed out because they were a stretch goal for us, so they still needed to be polished and finalized. We also took additional time to further fine tune the base game, and make sure all the expansions played together nicely. We did more playtesting, tweaking, and adjusting until we were completely satisfied with everything.
At that point, we had to finalize all of the rules and have them scrutinized for any errors in spelling, grammar, logic, etc. We also completed all designs for the box art that fit within our manufacturer’s specifications and complied with US, EU, and International regulations.
All of this was completed by December. Then came the grueling back and forth between us and our manufacturer to make sure the cards, manuals, and boxes looked exactly the way we want them to. This has honestly been the longest, slowest stage so far. We received digital proofs earlier this year, which we went over and gave the okay, and now we’re waiting on said physical proofs to give the okay to print. We could have opted to forgo a physical proof (we actually paid a good amount to receive a physical proof), but we want to make sure everything looks JUST RIGHT before we commit to printing.
Tyler, my brother, takes care of all communication between us and all of the businesses we work with. Well, the madman went and had himself a baby in the midst of all of this! Poor planning on his part! (Congratulations, bro) So, admittedly, he’s been a little swamped.
So that’s where we’re at. We’ve been ready to go for quite some time, but we’re at the mercy of our printer for now. Ad Magic is our printer and they have a very proven track record. Just like you, though, we wish this could all be going a little faster. Our initial ETA was late March which we pushed like hell for. With things at their current pace, April or May is looking like a more likely ship date, unfortunately. We won’t have a more specific time range until we get those got dang physical proofs! We apologize for the delay, but we want you to know that things are going smoothly overall. Your generous pledges have already been put to good use. Kickstarter has been PAID. Our distributor has been PAID. The printer has been PAID. Most of the shipping has been PAID. Taxes have been PAID. Legal fees have been PAID. The angry troll that hides under our bridge has been PAID.
I might as well show off some designs from the expansions in the meantime. Conjuring up artwork for the NSFL expansion was quite a bit of fun and testing was a riot. Having the words “Anal Probe” and “Cripple” thrown around so casually and frequently had us all laughing like idiots. I think I’ll put together a separate update that goes far more in-depth into the expansions and how they work. I know not everyone got the expansions so I don’t want to dwell on them TOO much, but I’ll say that they’re super entertaining and fundamentally change up the game in a unique way.
As always, huge thanks to all of you for supporting this project. It’s been one of the hardest and rewarding projects I’ve ever been a part of. I know these projects tend to have a long tail after they “end,” so thanks for your patience and understanding. Here’s hoping for an update in the near future with those GOSH. DANG. PROOFS!
The Proof is in the Pudding
3 months ago
– Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 09:41:18 PM
Good news everyone! We will be receiving the proofs soon. This means our manufacturer will start making Snollygoster shortly! Once we have these proofs we will be uploading some sneak peak photos to tide you over until you can get your hands on the real thing.
For those of you that received a Last Call email from Backerkit, please ignore the information regarding your order shipping soon. We are still on target for a March fulfillment! But don’t let this get your hopes down. There are only 3 more months until shipment starts!
We would also like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! This year has been a busy one for us, but we are diligently working to stay on schedule! We can’t thank everyone enough for their support on Snollygoster.
If you have not received a single thing from Backerkit go to this website: https://snollygoster.backerkit.com. This will enable us to get all your shipping information, so we can make sure you get your precious Snollygoster!
Final Call on Backer Surveys!
4 months ago
– Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 02:47:14 PM
Today's the day! Don't get caught with your pants down! Today's the last day to fill out your shipping survey if you want your reward as soon as possible. It's incredibly important that you fill it out at some point in the next 15 hours or so. We want everyone to get their copies of Snollygoster so they can get to sabotaging and backstabbing their loved ones. Check, double check, and triple check the email you have associated with your Kickstarter account. If you can't find the email, go to this website and BackerKit will help set you up with a survey: https://snollygoster.backerkit.com
If you're having any trouble filling out the survey, let us know! You can still fill out the survey after today, but it'll likely delay how soon you'll get your reward. The sooner you can fill it out, the better! Big thanks to everyone that has already filled out the survey and even added a few extra copies of Snollygoster to their basket. You're too kind. If you'd like to snag extra copies yourself, now's the time. It won't cost you any additional shipping!
So let's get those surveys filled out, yo! I believe in you.
- J. L.
Friendly Survey Reminder
4 months ago
– Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:32:57 AM
Hey gang! I can't believe it, but it's almost December already. Thanksgiving is a distant memory and the holidays are fast approaching. The time for sweaters and hot cocoa has come. It's also the deadline to fill out your shipping surveys. The vast majority of you have filled out your surveys already and we're very proud of you. Thank you for getting those taken care of. It makes fulfilling your rewards much, much easier. Some of you even added extra copies to help spread the good word of Snollygoster. We really appreciate it.
There are still FIFTY OF YOU who have not filled out your shipping survey yet. It's critical that you fill this out by DECEMBER 1st. This is our only way to get your shipping address. Please check the email you have associated with your Kickstarter account to find your survey. If you can't find the email, please click HERE and BackerKit will help you from there.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to message/email/smoke signal me.
So once again, THANK YOU for filling out your surveys, and to those who haven't... please, please fill out your survey by December 1st!
Surveys: Coming to an inbox near you.
5 months ago
– Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 01:51:33 PM
Happy Halloween, everybody! In between bobbing for apples and assembling sexy Pennywise costumes, we've sent out shipping surveys. These shipping surveys are VERY important. It's our only way to get Snollygoster and all of its accoutrements delivered to your residence. Please don't force us to resort to throwing darts at a map.
Please check the email inbox you have connected to your Kickstarter account to make sure you've received the survey. If you don't see it, it may have been caught by your spam filter. Also check if the email you have associated with Kickstarter is one you still actively use. If you still can't find your survey, simply go to the link provided and BackerKit will help you get setup with a survey: https://snollygoster.backerkit.com/
Also, if your address changes any time between now and the end of December OR if know you'll be changing addresses come March, you can update your shipping info until the end of December.
This is also your chance to get MORE COPIES of Snollygoster and all of its expansions with NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES! If you have a friend that'd like a copy, this is the cheapest, fastest way for them to get it.
If you have any questions about surveys or scoring extra copies of the game, feel free to shoot me a message. Have yourself a spooktacular Halloween!