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Vinhos Deluxe Edition: Like fine wine, age has improved it!

A project in Leitchfield, KY by Gryphon and Eagle Games

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Buy vineyards; build wineries; develop, produce and sell fine wines. Two games in one box by all-star Portugese designer Vital Lacerda!
Backers: 2213
Average Pledge Per Backer: $121

Funded: $268,802 of $30,000
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 24th (27 days)
Project By: Gryphon and Eagle Games
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Latest News

Over $285K in pledges and 2525 Backers! Last SG well within sight!

February 23rd - via:
Hi Backers -- We have just surpassed $286,000 in pledges (when $60,514 in separate international pledges is taken into account) and 2525 Backers! It looks like $300,000 might be achieved today, which then means the Açores expansion will be included... (Read More)

We have surpassed $260,000 in pledges; 18 stretch goals now met and just two to go!

February 21st - via:
The international Backer count has risen over $56,000 and we have over $207,000 raised on this Kickstarter.  All told, we are well over $263,000 have just $17K to raise to hit $280K and $37K to raise to hit our 20th and final stretch goal. We still... (Read More)

$250,000 reached -- you Backers are wonderful!

February 20th - via:
It is 6PM on Saturday and I am going to retire for this evening.  I am also taking the day off from Comments and Messages tomorrow.  But before I get away for a day, I just noticed that the combined KS and international pledges are now over... (Read More)

$240,000 now raised and Wineries Stretch Goal is now achieved!

February 18th - via:
International support has gone over $45,000 and with $195,000 raised on this Kickstarter we are now over $240,000 and we've achieved the  Winery Meeples stretch goal! Thanks again Backers! So 17 Stretch Goals have now been achieved and there are... (Read More)

Shout out to Backers from BRAZIL!

February 18th - via:
Finally we are ready to accept pledges made from Backers in Brazil! Your shipping will cost $71 per game but this includes all taxes, customs fees, handling in China, shipping from China, handling in Brazil, repackaging in Brazil and postage charged... (Read More)

INTRODUCING our Refund Guarantee Policy

February 18th - via:
As many of you may know, Eagle-Gryphon Games has been running Kickstarters since early 2011.  In 5 years we have learned a lot about Kickstarters. We have done our best to learn from our efforts, good and bad, so as to improve what we do. Now,... (Read More)

"Reviewers" Stretch Goal Achieved with over $220,000 in pledges and 1885 Backers!

February 15th - via:
Next: the Wooden Winery meeples when we hit $240,000 in pledges. Our current tally of international pledges stands at $34,598 with 319 Backers.  When added to our present KS total we are at an overall of just over $220K in pledges and 1885 Backers.... (Read More)

1821 Backers and over $211,000 in pledges!

February 12th - via:
Joined by new backers from Spain, we are over 1800 backers and $211K in pledges! Our new partner in Spain is: EGD Games  run by Alejandro Bedoya Gonzalez.  You can order the Gallerist as well as VInhos Deluxe from them at Thanks... (Read More)

$200,000 Stretch Goal Achieved!

February 10th - via:
Hi Backers! With current international support posted, we now have over $200,000 in pledges and we have just under 1,750 Backers! Thank you all for the wonderful support, we absolutely love the enthusiasm! “Decante” get much better than this!... (Read More)

Stretch Goal at $185,000 is achieved! New stretch goal Chart is posted!

February 8th - via:
Hi Backers -- With current international support posted, we now have over $185,000 in pledges and we have just under 1,600 Backers.  I have posted below and will soon do so on the front page, a new Chart of Stretch Goals. We have 6 more Stretch... (Read More)

International Backers add more in pledges! What about Brazil backers?

February 6th - via:
As of this morning, International Backers outside out Kickstarter total 177 and the total pledges are $17,890.  This puts us over 1,500 Backers and just over $175,000 in pledges! Backers in Brazil.  I know that there are a lot of you.  Thanks for... (Read More)

The international nature of this Vinhos Deluxe project

February 4th - via:
We have now posted a graphic, right at the top of the front page, which begins to show the international nature of this Vinhos Deluxe campaign.  Our plan, as we have done before, is to ask our most active partners in other countries to participate... (Read More)

The Ocean is ours! So bring on the tourists. New insert tray at $185K. And news about French and Belgian orders.

February 3rd - via:
Thanks again Backers for your tremendous pledges.  We just passed $145,000 in pledges and that means that the Ocean tiles are now included.  Vital and EGG have decided to let our wonderful artist, Ian O'Toole determine whether or not the Ocean will... (Read More)

The Ocean Tiles

February 2nd - via:
There has been some interest expressed to see a close up of the Ocean Tiles, which will be our next stretch goal added, at $145,000 in pledges.  You will find these particularly useful in  2 player games, where distracting info is blocked out by... (Read More)

Newest Stretch Goals revealed at $130,000 in pledges. Many thanks!

February 2nd - via:
We continue to roll along as you terrific Backers continue to support Vinhos Deluxe in grand fashion.  I have attached below the new Stretch Goal chart including new Stretch Goals at $145K and $165K.  Our newest Stretch Goals include Ocean tiles... (Read More)

Over $110,000 in pledges and just short of 1000 backers in less than 48 hours!

January 30th - via:
Thanks so much Backers for your wonderful support for Vital, Ian, EGG and this great game. It is really gratifying to us to see this much support this early for Vinhos Deluxe.  Perhaps we will surpass 1000 Backers and $130,000 in pledges as early as... (Read More)

Vital is back from a (playtesting) day off, so he saw the KS project just a little bit ago, ...

January 29th - via:
... and here is what he had to say: "Wow, guys, I was not expecting such huge support. Sorry for the late return, but was playtesting at LeiriaCon all day. I really hope you all have great time playing this new version of Vinhos. I've really done my... (Read More)

It did it again!

January 29th - via:
I created that "new" pledge level at $89 again and double-checked it for shipping--it was okay.  Until I launched it.  At which time it re-entered the shipping charges and reduced many to zero.  Unfortunately there is no "manual" on how to do any... (Read More)

Sorry, but shipping at the new $89 Pledge Level is NOT free -- please re-sign up for that level in about 20 minutes!

January 29th - via:
For reasons that I do not understand, after the new $89 Limited Reserve level was created, the Kickstarter platform for shipping blew a fuse or something and changed a number of destinations to free shipping.  We already have enough issues with... (Read More)

Nearly $70K raised in just 14 hours--thanks a lot to you, Backers! A new pledge level is added for more signed games!

January 29th - via:
Thanks for taking us all the way to $70,000 in such a short time-- we really appreciate it! We launched this project at 11PM MST in the US and by 7AM all 200 of the signed copies offered at the $89 level had been spoken for.  In fairness to those... (Read More)

$40K Stretch Goal achieved, thanks! Clarification of $149 pledge shipping.

January 29th - via:
Thanks Backers for a great 7 hour start -- the Expert expansion (8 placards) has definitely been achieved as a Stretch Goal!  Now on to the Bottles at $50K. I also wanted to clarify that the wording on the Pledge Level for $149 is correct in that... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal achieved in just 6+ hours! And the second in clear sight as well!

January 29th - via:
Thanks Backers for a terrific first 6 hours!  We have already achieved the first stretch goal of the Weather tile and we are well on the way to achieving the second stretch goal of 8 Experts placards at the $40,000 level. I really did not intend to... (Read More)

The intent of the $79 and higher pledge levels is to get you all the stretch goals

January 29th - via:
It is so much easier to see things after we have hundreds of people read what we have said and then send us Comments.  I realize now that we should have been more clear with regard to our intentions at the $79 and higher pledge levels. For those... (Read More)

Thanks for the great support Backers!

January 29th - via:
Thanks for putting us over the minimum pledge level of $30,000 in less than 5 hours! Obviously there is great support for this game, and there is also great concern about shipping costs, especially in the EU. It is 4AM in the US where I am right now,... (Read More)

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