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RobotLab: The Card Game

Created by XYZ Game Labs

RobotLab: The Card Game
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475 backers pledged $13,321.14 on Kickstarter

A deceptively simple robot-building race for SCIENCE!

Raised in Kickstarter
$13,321.14 / 475 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$1,089.00 / 524 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

RobotLab's Next Great Adventure!
4 days ago – Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 08:15:21 PM

First thing we want to say is: Shipping is Complete!

The only items we have not yet shipped out are for 5 backers who did not submit address information. We've reached out directly to those people. 

For everybody else: If you don't have your copy of RobotLab OR your add-ons yet then please, please reach out to us. 

With our Kickstarter fulfillments coming to a close it's time for us to release RobotLab to the masses!

 

RobotLab: The Card Game is now available on Amazon!

 

That's right - If you want an extra copy of RobotLab to give as a gift this holiday season or to share a link with a friend to show them the game then you can get it directly on Amazon. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/RobotLab-The-Card-Game/dp/B076PR82BP

 

Ok, the Holiday Season is coming and we want your help.

Now that we're live on Amazon and have officially launched the game to the public we have a favor to ask...

 

As you may or may not know: Ratings and Reviews on these sites are REALLY IMPORTANT for a start-up like us to build an audience. We know you've already done so much for us in helping make RobotLab become a reality, but if you love our game and want to make sure other people are well informed gaming consumers: Drop us a rating or review on Amazon or BoardGameGeek.

Here are the links to make it easier: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PR82BP

BoardGameGeekhttps://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215526/robotlab-card-game

 

And Finally: MORE Events!

XYZ Game Labs will be at the following events in the next 4 weeks. So, if you're at any of them please be sure to stop by and say hi!

Chicago Toy and Game Fair: November 18th and 19th (Table 1021!)

Chicago Pop Culture Convention: November 25th and 26th

Protospiel Madison: November 30th to December 3rd (Where you can get an exclusive preview of two of our upcoming projects)

 

Thanks Again!

- Team RobotLab

BUILD ALL THE ROBOTS!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:42:55 AM

ROBOTLAB HAS ARRIVED!

As of early last week RobotLab has started arriving in the hands of you, our backers. We are so grateful that you trusted us with your money and super excited that you now get to play our game. 

Over the last week many of our backers have shared stories of building their first Robot. Posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the tags #robotlabcg and #robotlab or just tagging the RobotLab account. KEEP 'EM COMING! We love seeing players young and old building their bots.

If you know someone who wants their own copy of RobotLab there is still time for them to order through BackerKit and get included in this initial shipment. Any orders to US Addresses that are placed in the next week will get a game by the end of the month.

Also: If you're a BoardGameGeek user it would be awesome if you'd like the game and give us a rating. 

 

SHIPPING STATUS

ADD-ONS

Some of you ordered stickers or prints in our backerkit store and may have noticed that those items did not arrive with your game. Not to worry: They are being shipped separately. The delay resulted from us receiving damaged prints from the manufacturer, which meant we needed to get replacement items sent to us - that we can now send to you. Those replacement prints arrived at the end of last week and all print & sticker shipments will be going out this week.

US BACKERS

At this point every US backer should have received an email with a Tracking Number for your shipment. If you are in the US and HAVE NOT gotten a Tracking Number or your game then please reach out to us at info@robotlabcg.com OR right here on Kickstarter and we will make sure to track down where your game is at. Note: We do have about 20 backers who never gave us their address information so it is possible that is the issue. :-)

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS

Your games are also on their way! But will take a bit longer to get to you. We still expect all international backers to receive their games by the end of October. If you have any questions about your order just let us know at info@robotlabcg.com.

 

RobotLab Launch Event!

A big thank you to [toggle] Gaming for hosting our RobotLab launch event on Oct 10th. We had a great turn out and raffled off some Prints, T-Shirts and even a copy of the game.

(If you're in the Chicagoland area and haven't checked out [toggle]'s Tabletop Tuesdays at Durty Nellie's then you are missing out. A room of 50-75 gamers enjoying games, delicious food and a cold brew or two - every Tuesday night!)

Here are a few photos from the event:

 

 

  

 

Our Raffle Winners!
Our Raffle Winners!

 

Alright, that's it for this update!

-Team RobotLab

PS: Follow us on the Social Network of your choice and you'll be the first to know about what we're playing AND about the new stuff we make!

 

 

 

OFFICIAL SHIPPING DATE + ROBOT LAUNCH PARTY UPDATE!
about 2 months ago – Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:00:02 PM

This is what 437 copies of RobotLab Looks Like

Ok - so 432 of them are in those big brown boxes. 

Today we visited the fulfillment house that will be sending out RobotLab! And are ready to announce: 

Shipping will officially start on October 4th. 

 
Once the games leave our warehouse here is when you can expect to receive them:
US Backers: 7-10 Business Days  
Canadian Backers: 10-15 Business Days 
International Backers: 20-30 Business Days

 

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

We're have a change in plans regarding our local pickup event. Thanks to an overbooking at the venue it turns out that we are forced to push back the RobotLab Launch Party to OCTOBER 10th 2017


Still happening at [toggle] Gaming @ Durty Nellie's in Palatine. Just one week later than planned.

Now, that the date is October 10th: If you want to pick up your game at that event then please send an email to info@robotlabcg.com with your Full Name and the Email Address you used for the order by Tuesday October 3rd. 

If you don't let us know by that date then you'll have to wait to get your copy in the mail... So if you're going to be at [toggle] OR just want to start building your robots a few days early: Be sure to let us know by October 3rd.

If you've already requested to pick up your copy in-person on our ORIGINAL DATE we will reach out directly to you to see how you want to proceed.

Progress List Time!

COMPLETE - ALMOST ALL THE THINGS!

In Progress - Ship Games

IT HAS ARRIVED!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:49:46 PM

RobotLab Has Arrived!

This morning our fulfillment partner informed us that they have received our pallets from AdMagic. GREAT SCOTT!

Here's what happens now:

1 - Final Address Updates

We locked down pledges a while back. However, if you have moved since then and you want to update your address you have 48 hours to do so. You should be receiving a message from BackerKit soon instructing you on how to do that and including the address information we currently have on file for you.

2 - Shipping GO!

We will begin shipping within 7-10 days from today! We'll post another update as we get confirmation of the estimated arrival dates once it leaves our warehouse but in general it looks like this:

  • US Backers: 7-10 Business Days
  • Canadian Backers: 10-15 Business Days
  • International Backers: 20-30 Business Days

3 - Local Pickup Event!

If you are in the Chicagoland Area then join us on October 3rd in Palatine for [toggle] Gaming's Tabletop Tuesday at Durty Nellie's! We'll be using that event as our official release party for RobotLab! 

If you want to pick up your game at that event then please send us an email to info@robotlabcg.com with your Full Name and the Email Address you used for the order by Friday September 29th.

Next week we'll be going to the warehouse to pick some of the stock (and drop off a bonus that will be included in every box of RobotLab). We'll be sure to post some pictures afterwords.

Progress List Time!

  • COMPLETE - Receive Funds from Kickstarter 
  • COMPLETE - Finalize Card & Art Files  
  • COMPLETE - Finalize Rulebook & Box 
  • COMPLETE - Create Print and Play Version 
  • COMPLETE - Send Backerkit Survey 
  • COMPLETE - Finalize Pledges (May 7th - Don't Forget!) 
  • COMPLETE - Review & Approve Digital Proofs 
  • COMPLETE - Review & Approve Physical Proofs 
  • COMPLETE - FINAL APPROVAL 
  • COMPLETE - Receive Games 
  • In Progress - Ship Games

That's it for this update!

Thanks for your support and GET READY TO BUILD SOME ROBOTS!

- Team RobotLab

Post-GenCon + SHIPPING NEWS!
3 months ago – Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 02:54:23 PM

Update TL;DR

  • GenCon was great. Lots of people played RobotLab. New Projects had great feedback - including the RobotLab Expansions.
  • Shipping will start End of September / Beginning of October. US Backers delivery by Mid-October. International delivery dates TBD.
  • Be on the lookout for a future message that includes information about updating your shipping address / delivery method.
  • If you're a retailer or distributor that is interested in carrying RobotLab for the Holiday / Christmas Season this year: Let us know! We have retail pricing and advance production copies for you to check out. Message us through Kickstarter OR shoot us an email at info@robotlabcg.com

Now - On with the show:

 

GenCon was a HUGE SUCCESS!

The XYZ Game Labs / RobotLab Team!
The XYZ Game Labs / RobotLab Team!

Not only did a bunch of new people get to try out RobotLab in PERSON but the XYZ Game Labs Super Secret Playtest gave us a bunch of important new data about the games we have in development. The RobotLab Expansions need some tweaking but they definitely ratchet up both the strategic depth AND the player interaction. 

Here are some photos from the events!

 

 

The Entrance to Super Secret Playtest!
The Entrance to Super Secret Playtest!

 

Playing RobotLab with the Sabotage and Power Up! expansions
Playing RobotLab with the Sabotage and Power Up! expansions

 

Playtesting Project Argon (YarnBomb!)
Playtesting Project Argon (YarnBomb!)

 

More Project Argon (YarnBomb!)
More Project Argon (YarnBomb!)

 

SHIPPING NEWS!

This is what 20 copies of RobotLab: The Card Game looks like! We received these advanced copies last week and will be using them when talking to distributors and retail. 

Speaking of which: If you or someone you know wants to carry RobotLab just shoot us an email at info@robotlabcg.com

 

That's great - When do I get my copy?

According to our manufacturer we should be receiving the game in Mid-September (sometime between the 15th and the 20th) 

We will start shipping those within 2 weeks from that date. Which means: We're shipping at the end of September / Beginning of October!*

*As long as everything clears customs without any issues and the shipment arrives on time.

For those backers in the US: You should receive your game(s) by mid-October at the latest. 

For those backers in other country: Timing will vary but we will get an estimate for you in a future update.

 

So, What Happens Now?

If you need to modify your shipping address: In the next two weeks we'll be sending out an update letting you know how to do that.

If you want to pickup in person because you are from Chicagoland: We'll also be releasing details about that in the next update.

If you don't care about either of the items above: Then just sit back and relax. 

That's it for this update. Thanks again and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks!

Team RobotLab