Which Settler's of Catan games will the Catan boards work with?
The Catan Boards were designed for the Settler's of Catan game published by Mayfair games. It will work with the original game as well as several expansions such as Cities and Knights and Traders and Barbarians. Other editions of the Settler's of Catan game such as the Star Trek edition and the Kosmos edition have hex tiles which are approximately a millimeter smaller. Therefore, the Catan boards will still work but there will be some play within the hex cutouts. Older versions of the Mayfair game as well as special editions such as the 3D anniversary edition, are also approximately a millimeter smaller as well. Last updated: Sun, Oct 7 2012 6:42 pm EDT
Is shipping included?
Shipping is included on all pledges within the US. For international shipping, check the descriptions for each pledge above. To add international shipping, include additional shipping rates in your Kickstarter pledge. You can edit your pledge until the Kickstarter funding date of November 19th. We are trying to secure the best deals possible for our international pledgers so there is a possibility these rates will be lowered in the future and those international pledgers who have already purchased the boards will be refunded for the difference. We really appreciate your understanding and patience with this. Last updated: Fri, Oct 5 2012 8:10 pm EDT
How do I pledge for multiple rewards?
To pledge for multiple rewards, simply add the totals together for all rewards you would like to participate in, increase your pledge to cover all rewards you wish to back. When the project ends, you will be sent a survey, simply list the reward levels and quantity you pledged for. Last updated: Fri, Oct 5 2012 6:42 pm EDT
Will the Catan Boards work with the Seafarer's expansion?
Unfortunately, the Seafarer's scenarios require several different hex layouts that are not compatible with the current Catan Board's layout. A Seafarer's edition is included as one of our future stretch goals, however, so stay posted for more information! Due to the differences in the board sizes, the Seafarers board will be separate board and will not be an additional expansion piece that will fit into the middle of the Catan Board like the 5-6 player expansion. Last updated: Fri, Oct 5 2012 7:27 pm EDT
What if I don't have the port tiles that come with the Mayfair Edition?
No problem. Mayfair sells the port tiles as an adapter kit here: http://www.mayfairgames.com/game.php… Last updated: Sat, Oct 6 2012 5:59 pm EDT
How do I add to my existing pledge without losing my Early Bird rate?
You can simply increase your pledge amount to equal the total price of all the rewards you wish to pledge for while still pledging under the the Early Bird reward. We will be sending out a survey at the end of the Kickstarter project at which time pledgers will confirm the pledges they are eligible to receive. Last updated: Fri, Oct 12 2012 4:10 pm EDT
Will the Seafarers edition accommodate the base game, or would we need to get both?
Due to slight difference in Seafarers scenarios, several design changes make the Seafarers board unique: The Seafarers board will be a solid blue plastic and will not have the tan island color of the basic game. The Seafarer's board will have larger spaces between the hexes to accommodate ships as well as roads. The 3-4 player Seafarers board will come with two end pieces and 12 middle modules to allow the board to perfectly fit all of the 3-4 player Seafarers scenarios. The 5-6 player Seafarers board will come with two end pieces and 16 middle modules to fit all of the 3-4 as well as the largest 5-6 Seafarers scenarios. The way the modules are designed, the 3-4 player Seafarers board will actually be able to fit the 5-6 player base game expansion but not the 3-4 player base game. While the 3-4 base game will fit within the hex layouts on the Seafarers board, several ocean tiles would have to fill in the extra hex spaces and the ports would have to sit on top of the tiles around the edges of the board. Ultimately, the choice comes down to the player's preference. Last updated: Fri, Oct 12 2012 4:54 pm EDT
I have backed other Kickstarter projects where the stretch goals have given existing pledgers additional products. How come the stretch goals so far on this project simply introduces more pledge levels without giving anything to exisitng backers?
There have been reoccurring comments regarding the fact that our stretch goals simply introduce additional pledges without giving anything more to previous backers. A few things to kindly consider: 1. Our Kickstarter pledges are priced at a discount to what they will later retail for post Kickstarter. We realize that Kickstarter is not a retailer and backers are putting up their money knowing there will be a longer than usual wait time to receive their project. We want to adequately say thank you to our backers by giving them a discount. 2. We wanted to price the original pledges as affordably as possible so we did not build excess margins into the prices to allow us to include additional products. For example, if we decided to include the Seafarers board to all the existing backers, we would be incurring losses on all pledges and we would have to cancel the entire project. We could have priced all of our original pledges much higher to allow us to give more stretch goal products to our backers but we believe it is best to let them choose which additional products they would like and not. 3. Adding additional products to existing backers and reducing our margins actually decreases our ability to add additional products. This would be counterproductive since each additional stretch goal we added would mean less money for us to produce additional products. Unfortunately, the Catan board is not software where the incremental costs to add additional features is very minimal. 4. There are significant amounts of work that must be done with each pledge added. We must go through the process of designing the part, producing and testing prototypes, calculating the amount of capital that is required to manufacture the part, and figure out the logistics of shipping and handling. We are working hard to move as quickly as possible to bring each additional stretch goal to Kickstarter as affordably as possible. 5. We value the feedback of our backers. This is why our stretch goals thus far have not been set in stone. The Seafarers board was originally set at a much higher level but we decided to offer it sooner based on comments and demand. We value the community feel of Kickstarter and want our backers to be as involved as possible. We are able to move quickly (relative to bigger companies) to make design changes and have already made several small tweaks to our designs based on feedback from our backers. The alternative would be to have all of our stretch goals perfectly established and priced but not have the ability to make changes based on feedback. We believe that this ability to listen to the backers and create products based on their feedback is important. The disadvantage of this is that it takes time to update designs and reconsider the costs associated with such changes. We appreciate your patience as we work to bring you further updates on each pledge. It is of utmost importance to us to stay true to the Catan quality of craftsmanship. We are manufacturing all the accessories here in the United States so we will have the most control over the process and ensure that the products are not only the best quality but that we meet our deadlines in fulfilling our pledges. Once again, we are very thankful for our backers support of this project and will continue to listen to our backers feedback as we make further updates. Last updated: Thu, Oct 18 2012 8:39 pm EDT
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