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Game Toppers 4.0 - Game Mats, Game Tables, & Young Sherlock

Created by Game Toppers LLC

Upgrading your gaming experience! New Young Sherlock coffee/children's table, 10 new thematic mats, accessories, & designer Mycroft.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Fulfillment Update 2-8-2024: Canadian Wave 1 Shipment Information
17 days ago – Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 12:25:53 PM

Hello Game Topper Nation!

Whew, it has been a hectic last couple of weeks! At this point we are almost 50% done with the campaign fulfillment!

Our two containers of products we were waiting on have finally arrived (though not until the end of last week due to some rail congestion). After spending some time doing our usual quality checks, as well as inventory and organization, we are now able to ship the majority of the remaining pledges!

All US Early Bird pledges have been fulfilled at this point. First up next is the Canadian Wave 1 shipment!

Please note: There are still a couple items we are waiting on to arrive. Namely the Designer Art Series Mycroft Toppers and 26" Baker's Street Irregulars Mat Caddy We expect these items to arrive around the end of March to early April. Pledges that include these items will ship after they have arrived.

Canadian Fulfillment:

We just recently sent out the final address verification emails for the Wave 1 Canadian shipment. If you received that, your pledge will be included in this shipment!

Due to the delay our containers had of about two weeks, our overall timeline has been pushed back slightly from our last update.

First up will be packaging the pledges. We expect that to be finished by February 16th. Then we will ship the pledges to our Canadian Fulfillment Partner. This can take 1-2 weeks. So to be on the safe side I am planning on this to arrive by the 1st of March.

After this the pledges will be labeled and sent out to you! This is a quick process that should take no more than a week at most. Putting the date for all shipments having left the Canadian warehouse by March 8th. Delivery is usually within a week, but again I like to add in a bit of extra margin for any more remote deliveries. Factoring in two weeks. All pledges should be at your doors by March 22nd.

Ideally this timeline is conservative and we might exceed it by a week or two, but I think this is the most accurate timeline.

Tracking will be sent out by the Canadian Fulfillment center directly to you after they ship out.

Any Canadian orders not shipped out in Wave 1 will be shipped out in Wave 2, currently planned to begin in April.

Continuing US Fulfillment:

Right after we finish the Wave 1 Canadian shipment, we will continue forward with the remaining US pledges. Address verification emails will go out 1-2 weeks before your order will ship, so that is the best way to know where your pledge is at currently.

I expect we will finish up the remaining US pledges within 3-4 weeks, with the few exceptions noted above of the pledges that include Mycroft Designer Art Series and 26" Baker's Street Irregulars Mat Caddies.

That puts us at a mid-March date for finishing the majority of the US pledges. 

UK & EU Fulfillment:

Currently we are still on track for fulfillment of UK and EU pledges to happen in May-June of this year! We will have more details in future updates as that time draws closer.

Incomplete Surveys:

There are still a number of backers who have not yet completed their surveys. If you have not done so, we highly encourage you to do so ASAP. Since the deadline for survey completion has past, completing your survey late may result in a delayed fulfillment timeline, however the sooner you fill out your survey the less likely a delay is.

Any surveys not completed by March 11th will be cancelled without refunds, which is an irreversible process. So please fill out those last few surveys if you want your rewards!

Conclusion:

As always, if you have any questions feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

Thank you all again for your support and we'll be back soon with another update in the future.

-The Game Toppers Team

Fulfillment Update 1/5/2024 - Early Bird Pledges Shipping!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Jan 05, 2024 at 03:14:16 PM

Hello Game Topper Nation!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the best as we move into 2024.

Early Bird Fulfillment:

We have hit the ground running this first week of January as we have started US fulfillment of the Early Bird Topper Pledges. Just this (partial) week we shipped out around 45 units! As a reminder, the Early Bird Pledges shipping are the Scotland Yard Packages and Baker's Street Packages specifically labeled as early bird in the campaign. In addition we unlocked a stretch goal to include all Walnut toppers in the Early Bird Fulfillment as well (US and Canada Only).

Please note: Some of the Early Bird backers have ordered items that we have not yet received from our manufacturers. As such, a handful of the pledges will have a few remaining items being shipped out separately at the end of the month/early February. Examples of such items include: The new Snow mat design, Rail Pads, Young Sherlock Leg Kits, Double Game Totes, Baseball Highlights mat, Baker's Street Irregulars, and Mycroft Dining Covers. 

Over the next couple weeks we will also be shipping out a number of Game mat only pledges, which also had a stretch goal for early bird fulfillment! 

Once we have completed the Early Bird pledges we will move on to the remainder of the fulfillment, which we expect to continue through April. However we are quite hopeful that by the time April rolls around we will be mostly if not completely finished with fulfillment!

Please note: If you have added additional items to your pledge which we do not yet have it stock (see above list) your pledge will not ship until we have received those items.

Canadian Fulfillment:

Canadian Backers who are eligible for Early Bird fulfillment will be packaged at the same time as we are processing the rest of the early bird pledges, however they will not ship out from our warehouse until early February. That means delivery timeframe is mid-late February. Why are we waiting until the beginning of February to ship these pledges? The answer has two parts.

  • We need to group all of the pledges together to ship to our fulfillment partner in Canada. Grouping the shipment allows us to offer the better shipping prices we have during the campaign.
  • We are due to receive the last few new items we are waiting on from our manufactures at the end of January. Since we need to be able to ship your entire pledge at one time to avoid additional shipping charges we need all of those products here to ship.

Similarly we will have a second batch of Canadian order shipping out in March, which will include the remainder of the Canadian pledges.

Please Note: We can offer expedited shipping directly to you. However the shipping charges would be higher (roughly 50%). If you have questions regarding this you can reach out to me at [email protected]

UK & EU Fulfillment:

Currently we are still on track for fulfillment of UK and EU pledges to happen in May-June of this year! We will have more details in future updates as that time draws closer.


Incomplete Surveys:

There are still a number of backers who have not yet completed their surveys. If you have not done so, we highly encourage you to do so ASAP. Since the deadline for survey completion has past, completing your survey late may result in a delayed fulfillment timeline, however the sooner you fill out your survey the less likely a delay is.

At a date still TBD, we will have to eventually cancel any incomplete surveys without refunds, which is an irreversible process. So please fill out those last few surveys if you want your rewards!


Conclusion:

We are super excited to start getting pledges out to you, our wonderful backers! 

As always, if you have any questions feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

One request however, please refrain from sending an email just to ask "when is my pledge of ___ going to ship". We do our best to give you timelines and information through our Kickstarter updates and each time we answer that question takes time away from actually shipping out pledges. We know you are all excited to receive your rewards and we want to do our best to get them to you in a timely and efficient manner!

Thank you all again for your support and we'll be back soon with another update in the future.

-The Game Toppers Team

Survey Reminder and special announcement from Game Toppers 12/19/2023
2 months ago – Tue, Dec 19, 2023 at 07:13:22 PM

Hello Game Topper Nation!

We just wanted to send out a brief update now that the pledge manager has been fully launched for just over a week. About 65% of Backers have already completed their surveys, so thank you so much for those of you who have filled them out so quickly!

For those of you who have yet to complete them, please do so as quickly as possible! Please complete your survey is by December 27th  when we lock down the orders to insure your pledge is part of the early fulfillment beginning in January. 

We realize that it is a busy season and funds can be tight this time of the year, so we are not going to charge the cards till Jan 2nd.

This may give you some extra time to add some extras to your orders with all the Christmas cash your going to get from grandma. (well, that’s the way it was with my grandma) :) 

We have a ton of topper packages planned to ship out right away in January as well as many game mat pledges. Once we finish those pledges that unlocked early fulfillment during the campaign for we will be continuing on right into the rest of the fulfillment. 


Lost Survey Link

If you have not yet received your survey link for some reason you can try and have it resent through this link here: https://game-toppers-40-the-young-sherlock-and-more.backerkit.com

If that does not work, please email us at [email protected] and we can help you out.

Thanks again Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Game Toppers.

BackerKit Surveys & Smoke Test Launch 12/8/2023
3 months ago – Fri, Dec 08, 2023 at 03:44:47 PM

Hello Game Topper Nation!

Josiah here with an update regarding the Pledge Manager (BackerKit). We have been working hard the last couple weeks to get everything setup and we are ready for the final step before surveys go out to all backers. That step is called a Smoke Test, where about 5% of the surveys will be sent out ahead of time, just in case there are any issues that need fixing.

What that means is a small number of you should receive your survey as soon as this evening! We will let that go over the weekend and then on Monday December 11th we will send out all of the remaining surveys.

Keep your eyes on your inboxes! The quicker the surveys are completed, the sooner we will be able to begin fulfillment. This is especially important for any of the Early Bird Pledge levels or stretch goals we unlocked as we need all of the data to get your pledges out to you.

We anticipate it will take a couple of weeks to get most of the surveys completed to the point we can begin our fulfillment, but hopefully you can help us do better by getting them submitted!

If you have any questions when filling out your survey, please reach out to me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help! 


UK, EU & Beyond Shipping:

If you are a backer in the UK or EU, we had initially planned to collect shipping for those pledge in May-June right before fulfillment to get the most accurate shipping charges. However this was not possible as we would have had to collect the shipping for ALL pledges at the same time. Since we would have had to do that in just a couple weeks as fulfillment begins for US and Canada that did not make sense.

So currently shipping for UK and EU pledges is set to be collected right away. However, we will also be double checking and revaluating in May-June in case there are any adjustments that need to be made. While I believe it is rather unlikely for the shipping to change, we wanted to make sure you all understand how the process will work.

If you are a backer who is not in one of our listed fulfillment regions we will need to review your pledges manually and get you a custom shipping quote for your pledge. I know several of you have reached out to me already, once your surveys are completed just send me an email ([email protected]) and I will get that taken care of for you.


Conclusion:

Thank you all for a wonderful campaign! We look forward to getting this fulfilled at lightning speed! As we move into next year we will continue to provide more fulfillment updates to keep you all updated on the progress.

Since this could be the final update for 2023 I would be remiss to not bid you all a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! 

Survey update 11-30-23
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 08:21:34 PM

 Greetings Game Topper Nation!

Thank you all for your support! 895 backers, over 50 awesome stretch goal savings and quite an exciting last 2 days. 

I’m at Pax unplugged in Philadelpia, but wanted to give a quick update.

I've had several questions about when the surveys will be sent out.

Generally, it takes most companies a month or more to launch them, but Josiah is working overtime on getting the pledge manager survey prepared.

He does a really nice job making it very easy to navigate and select all the add ons and styles of units you want. 

He hopes to have what Backerkit calls a ”smoke test” ready around Dec 10th. That ussually takes about two days to get the result of this small sampling of surveys to see if anything needs adjustment. 

Once that has been evaluated the rest of the surveys will go out to everyone. 

To recieve the early bird stretch goals it is important to fill out your surveys ASAP.

We will send out an update just before we send them out with instructions and any clarifications that will be helpful.

If you could please wait till then to ask any how and when questions till then so we can focus and getting this done would be helpful. 

It a large task with all the packages, bundles, stretch goals and getting the shipping tables correct. I think you will like the results. 

Of course, your concerns and questions are top priority to us, so if there is anything urgent please email us at [email protected].


If you are at Pax we would love to see you. Booth 32b hall D in the first look area.

Thanks again for the amazing support.

Burky and team.