Glory To Rome << Black Box Edition >> Rome Demands BEAUTY!

A project in Cambridge, MA by Ed Carter / Jeremiah Lee

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Rome demands BEAUTY! Deluxe edition of best selling strategy game, re-imagined with breathtaking elegance and top quality production.
Backers: 1612
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $73,102 of $21,000
Dates: Aug 1st -> Aug 22nd (21 days)
Project By: Ed Carter / Jeremiah Lee
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How a CEO fiddled while beloved board game Glory to Rome crashed and burned

September 8th - via:
I remember exactly where I was the first time I played Glory to Rome. It was the spring of 2011. I was on a Thalys high-speed train leaving Amsterdam, headed for Cologne, not far from where I was living at the time in Bonn, Germany. My friend Joe brought this new game straight from the US that he (Read More)

Zombie Games Factory begins slow lurch back to profitability

October 31st - via:
Signs of life... Just a groan from the dark in honor of Halloween. The last few copies of Glory To Rome Black Box were shipped out back in August and September but for a while it started to look like the months of delays in completing the short... (Read More)

Aug 2nd Update - 13 games to go

August 1st - via:
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  Laozi With a couple of exceptions (detailed below) Chris and I have now sent out all the games, missing rewards and parts requests to everyone, everywhere who responded to our... (Read More)

July 10th, 2013 - 42 games to go

July 9th - via:
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. Tacitus It's been an... (Read More)

3 Kickstarter Campaigns That Went Horribly Wrong

June 25th - via:
Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding site, gives entrepreneurs a platform to raise money for pet projects like a new business, a film, or even a music video. To date, the site has collectively raised more than $679 million for more than 100,000 campaigns, launching the likes of the new gaming console Ouya and funding a feature film for “Veronica Mars” fans. But not all Kickstarters have a happy ending and success can be difficult to bear. (Read More)

Ed Carter, Board Game Designer, Loses His Home After Overwhelming Kickstarter Response (VIDEO)

June 20th - via:
Even if all your wildest Kickstarter dreams come true, crowdfunding can turn into a nightmare. Consider board game designer Ed Carter who lost his home after his successful Kickstarter campaign took a wrong turn. (Read More)

Man Loses Home Following Overly Funded Kickstarter Project

June 19th - via:
You apparently can have too much of a good thing. Ed Carter only wanted to raise $21,000 through Kickstarter to finance a deluxe edition of "Glory to Rome," a board game produced by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. He ended up raising more than $73,000, with pledges from more than 1,600 people. (Read More)

Despite Successful Kickstarter Campaign, Game Maker Ed Carter Loses Home

June 18th - via:
It appears that a successful Kickstarter campaign does not always indicate that a company will end up on top. After launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new version of his company’s card game, Glory to Rome, Ed Carter was able to raise $73,000 even though he was only hoping for $21,000 in funding. (Read More)

This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful

June 17th - via:
Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At the end of a 21-day funding period in the summer of 2011, more than 1,600 people had pledged $73,102. That should have made fulfilling the orders easy. Instead, that was when Carter’s nightmare started. (Read More)

Picking up the pieces…

March 27th - via:
there is no category of: "does risky exploration, never fails." Seth Godin At this point I’m pretty sure that – with a little grace - I’m not actually going to have to declare bankruptcy. My house is gone (either through short-sale or... (Read More)

The End In Sight

November 13th - via:
It's been a long hard road, but finally we're at the end of it! Here is a quick rundown on the status of the shipments: Americas Games and rewards packs have all been shipped. (Whoo!)   Europe Games and rewards packs have all been shipped. (Whoo... (Read More)

"I will take it! .... Though I do not know the way."

October 14th - via:
It's been exactly a month since the last update. But at least we have some decent news to report. So yeah, for much of the last few months, I have felt much like a hobbit on the way to Mount Doom. Or perhaps, as a witty curmudgeon put it recently,... (Read More)

Feels Like A Monday

October 2nd - via:
[ Sorry for the delayed post here - this went up on BoardGameGeek on 9/13/2012.  Crossposting now. ] So this has not been our finest hour. A week ago I had some realistic expectation that I'd soon be able to post an update saying all of Greater... (Read More)


September 6th - via:
United States A couple of weeks ago, I said that our conservative estimate was that we would ship all conforming US individual games to supporters by this Friday, September 7th. The good news is that we've about done that, at least (last games, for... (Read More)

The Glory Of Shipping

August 14th - via:
Welcome to another week at the warehouse! If my inbox is any indication, I know that you have tons of questions, so thank you so much for being so patient so far. If you're still here, then you're still with us to the end. For that, we are all very,... (Read More)

All Roads Bring Rome To Your House

August 3rd - via:
With the games in our warehouse centers for the Americas, Europe, and Asia, we are finally looking at the final stretch, which is getting the games out to you! Hoorah! I'm so excited that we are here! Finally! So here's the deal: I'm going to outline... (Read More)

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