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The 7th Guest Board Game

Created by Rob Landeros

The 7th Guest Board Game
B173cf97e21653c223d67ad4eb4667d4 original
713 backers pledged $61,933.66 on Kickstarter

The board game faithfully based on the best-selling computer horror classics, The 7th Guest & The 11th Hour.

Raised in Kickstarter
$61,933.66 / 713 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$10,171.49 / 692 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

11th of November Sale
about 1 month ago – Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 03:46:57 PM

Don't wait till the 11th Hour.
Don't wait till the 11th Hour.

We looked at the calendar and noticed that the date is 11.11.17 (or 11.11.17 in Europe) and thought it to be a good excuse to run a special 11th Hour-themed promotional sale on our pre-order store. So this might be a good time to order that item or items that you've always wanted in life but never got around to getting.

Simply visit our pre-order store, add your item(s) of choice, and on checkout apply the code below to get $11 off your pre-order. Or go to this link to have the discount applied automatically.

Code: 11TH-HOUR

The sale will run for the next 11 days, naturally. 

Or unnaturally, as the case may be.

Ahead of the Game
about 1 month ago – Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 11:06:02 PM

With the puzzlers finished, it's clear sailing ahead

Back at the beginning of July we began our search for puzzle-makers and by mid-August we had narrowed down the candidates to a team of seven (eight including myself) very clever, erudite and talented people from around the country and around the world... five Americans, one of whom works abroad, one Brit and one Hungarian. Two of them (three including myself) brought with them a history of professional puzzle-making experience. Together, within a span of three months, the team produced twice the number of puzzlers as needed for the 1st edition of the game. In fact, by next summer we hope to offer a 2nd standard edition as well as a special "family friendly" edition that youngsters and casual players can do well with, and a "mad genius" edition for those who relish tougher mental challenges.

There are yet a couple of important things to do before handing materials over for manufacturing  - specifically six character portraits for the Destination Cards and preparation of the miniature models for casting - but those are well within reach. And so we find ourselves ahead of schedule which means we expect to move up the shipping date by a couple of months.

I must say that, coming from the world of software development, I am finding this ahead-of-schedule business to be a heady and even somewhat disorienting situation. But I like it, and we are determined to press forward.

I attempted to load some samples here of the kind of brain teasers you will be confronted with as you make your way through the mansion, but Kickstarter processes the images in such a way as to make the hidden hints and answers look suboptimal, so instead, starting now and over the course of the next months, I'll be sharing them periodically via our newsletter, website and Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our newsletter, you can do so from this page on our website, and you can also like our Trilobyte Games Facebook page.

Onward!

Spirit Boards Ready to Ship and Cards Charged
3 months ago – Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 08:16:19 PM

Hi Backers!  

A heads up to let you know that we have been busy preparing the spirit board and Infection game add-ons. The former is ready to roll and the latter will follow, probably end of month.

Sanded, stained, oiled, varnished and waxed.
Sanded, stained, oiled, varnished and waxed.
All boards and planchettes are handmade, one of a kind and signed.
All boards and planchettes are handmade, one of a kind and signed.

So on Wednesday the 6th, we plan to charge cards for all add-on items you may have purchased or any additional funds you may owe through BackerKit. Make sure that you have the correct card information on file. If any issues arise with your payment you’ll receive an email letting you know to correct your payment information. If you need to review payment information, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://the-7th-guest-board-game.backerkit.com/

With you in spirit,

Rob Landeros

Dead Line Dead
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 05:22:12 PM

We summoned the spirit of Ozymandias (Ozzie to his friends) and asked if we would be shipping the Sphinx boards this week.
We summoned the spirit of Ozymandias (Ozzie to his friends) and asked if we would be shipping the Sphinx boards this week.

Whelp, we had hoped to have the Sphinx spirit boards and Infection games finished and ready to ship by this date, but we encountered a problem with finding a good supply of wood of consistent quality for the boards, and that threw us off schedule. Otherwise, things are going swimmingly in all other regards and these items are turning out as well or better than even we had anticipated.

So we are now projecting September 5 as the date when we will be charging cards and starting to ship those first two add-on/pre-orders.

On the brighter side, those of you who pledged at the Special Guest level and above have probably received an email from Darkstone Entertainment, the production company responsible for The 7th Guest TV Series, regarding the live video stream and raffle event that is taking place this evening. That should be fun!

Lockdown
6 months ago – Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:24:20 AM

  

Well, the image and the term sound a lot more ominous than is really necessary. This brief update is just to let you know that we will be "locking down" our survey on Friday. So if you have any changes to make to your survey, or have yet to respond to it, now would be a good time to do it.

Other than that little bit of business, I am pleased to report that things are going swimmingly. We are still looking at August 5 at which time your cards will be charged and we will begin to ship Infection games and Sphinx spirit boards.