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Special Edition Box Update + Photos

I’ve been asked so many questions about the Special Edition Box since it was announced, and even more in the last few weeks.

As some of you already know, I’ve been stalling while trying to find away around a huge road block: The box is flipping huge. Regardless of how little it weighs, the physical dimensions makes it very expensive to ship. To make matters worse, COVID has jacked up prices everywhere.

I’ve exhausted every available avenue. At the volume we’re printing at, there is just no way we can get it to you at a reasonable price.

To give you an idea, the absolute cheapest price I’ve been able to find is $55 USD shipping to the USA (other countries are even higher). That is an insane amount of money to pay no matter how much you love Mothership (and that is in addition to the price of the box).

So that means…the Special Edition Box will have to be shelved…for now.

I’m sorry for dangling it in front of you for so long!

But, does that mean you will never have an opportunity ever again to get the entire game in one box with fancy trays? Well…not necessarily…

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Wave 2 Production Complete + Photos

It’s been a big month for us here at Mothership HQ. When I say ‘us’ of course I mean just me…and when I say ‘Mothership HQ’ I mean my house. But it makes it sound very exciting doesn’t it?

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Special Edition Box Info + Price

The box art features gold foil and spot UV on a matt black box. I loved the minimalistic style of the original box made in 2016 so much that I really wanted to bring it back.But, the front of the box is not the best part…the best part is what comes INSIDE the box…7 custom plastic trays to hold EVERYTHING.

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First look at the Special Edition Box

Here’s your first look at the Mothership Limited Edition box! It’s reminiscent of the 1st edition special box from 2016, with minimal spot uv and gold foil highlights. If you think the outside looks good, wait until you see what’s inside 😎 More info to come later this month.

Production Update

Production Update

Pre-production (the time spent finalising files and artwork) finished at the end of June. The next step is creating a sample. That’s what the manufacturer has been working on since July 1st.

The sample is basically exactly what the game will look like in the final copies sent out to everyone. I expected the sample to completed by now, but there has been a delay caused by…ME.

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App Released + Production Update + Production Photos

Production has 100% finished! This is amazing news because it means we’re on the home stretch. Currently, the games are sitting in a warehouse in China and are awaiting the fulfilment team’s instructions. The next time we speak, your game will be in the middle of the ocean somewhere (on a boat of course, I don’t mean floating aimlessly…)

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Production almost finished + Photos of the final game

In the last update I mentioned that full production had started…well now it has almost finished! The team at Boda Games have really done a great job in getting the game made in a timely manner. I have even been sent the final retail release to quality check.

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November News

Full production started

All the files have been finalized and samples approved…Boda Games has started full production on Mothership! This means we are well on schedule for a February 2020 ship date. Everything has gone smoothly so far, and I’m super confident in our fulfillment partner Quartermaster Logistics to get the games to where they need to on time.

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New Card Artwork + Digital App Info + Polish Rules

There’s been an update in the card artwork for all the purple action cards. The older artwork was good, but Alkira wasn’t happy with it as it was too busy to be behind text. Here’s the new artwork:

 

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