Ok, now things are starting to get interesting. I managed to ship out almost of all my pre-purchase orders and had the NY launch party this last weekend. So, the games are finally making their way into the world. And, now the feedback has started to roll in...I'm getting tons of Facebook posts from friends who are playing and I must say it is very gratifying to hear of all the fun and hilarity that people are havng with Anomia...see below for a bunch of quotes from my wall on Facebook
"Andrew, my kids are obsessed with Anomia. They will even walk away from their computers and turn off the Wii in favor of this game, and this morning my 12-year-old added it to his list of items to pack for Thanksgiving in NY. Nicely done!"
"Played 4 rounds with the brand new decks last night. Taught 2 new people. Much laughter and, stuttering, and madcap action was had by all. Congratulations on a magnificent game! I can't wait to play more and share this with as many of my friends as possible. "
"Andrew -- we got the games and WE LOVE THEM. We'll be playing Anomia all throughout Thanksgiving and they are at the top of the list for Christmas presents. Thank you!"
"All the teenagers who played the game at the launch party are raving about Anomia today! To quote one status "Anomia. best game ever"
Just a few things some of us discovered last night:
1. Ralph Nader is a famous tennis player
2. cook book: "Julia's Guide to Cooking"
3. Another famous Tennis Player: Chevin Gerard
4. Celebrity: Liv Ryan, Liv Ryan!!!!
5. Game Show: "The Deal is Right"
6. Famous talk show host: Sammy Davis Junior
7. Ocean: Antarctic
8. Muppet: Hermit the Frog
9. Condiment: "KETCHUP!" "That's not a condiment!"
10. Currency: "Pesos! But how do you say that in english!!" "
"Rave reviews from rural Anomia craziness! I gave my sister her copy early and she had 9 people in NH playing last night "everybody loved it and are wondering where to get the game" - I've pointed them to the site of course, but wanted to let you know! we've already got 2 game nights planned for holidaze next week;)"
"Fun! Fun fun fun! First Anomia session with my brother's family. Wound up (being us) in a heated discussion about card-flipping etiquette. I agree with the need for a children's version, and the variants sound sweet. Fantastic core mechanism. Never thought that we'd be so entertained pointing at each other and saying: "Uh...uh...uh..." Well done, I'm doing all I can to promote it. Congratulations!"
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Keep it coming!
First off, I need to extend a big thank you to some of the kids who live on my street. They were a HUGE help in getting ALL the games into the house! Thank you Naomi, Elizabeth and Benjamin, I couldn't have done it without you!
It's official, I have a tracking number! My first order of Anomia has left he manufacturer and is en route to Anomia Press headquarters! According to the tracking info, the games will arrive sometime tomorrow. I suppose it's time to clear out some room in the attic!
I was shocked to see that my order weighs 2,349 pounds! Yes, that's over 1 ton of good times coming my way, and eventually coming your way!
Been very busy this week with preparing to ship out the 500+ games I have already sold. I must say the USPS is amazingly helpful and seem to be very excited to get the business from my small business...kudos to them.
More as it happens!
Well, I'm still waiting. The manufacturer changed their ship date again, and now I am expecting the games to ship this Friday, November 6th. If they do actually ship this Friday, I hope to receive them sometime in the middle of next week. In the mean time, I've been prepping as much as possible for my new job as shipping clerk. I have 500+ games to ship all over the country, plus one order to Australia!
Stay tuned for more info as it happens.