We are pleased to announce the official release of The Hunters. The game began shipping today. Thank you very much for your order and please let us know when you receive the game and if you have any questions. Visit The Hunters product page for various game support materials and options, including video tutorials.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this game!
Lines J. Hutter over on BoardGameGeek has created his own custom U- Boat Display Mat, all the way down to the custom markers. We've made the PDF available from our Downloads page for you all to enjoy. An amazing effort by Lines. We really enjoy seeing such clever ideas and seroius effort being put into the game, especiall considering it hasn't even shipped yet (shipping starts December 6).
I want to express my gratitude to all of you who have preordered The Hunters. We never imagined the game would generate such a great response from all of you. As you can see here, we just surpassed the 1,800 preorder mark. We greatly appreciate your preorder and we wanted to let you know the game should be shipping next week. The rules will be arriving UPS from the printers on Dec. 5, and after 1-2 days to collate the rules into each game box, the game should officially begin to ship to preorders around Dec. 8-9.
Again, thank you all very much for your support. Please do let us know what you think of the game when it arrives!
In the near future, we'll have some more news on Bear's Claw, which is available for preorder direct from GMT Games. With your support, we hope to release this fine Masahiro Yamazaki game design next!
Okay, color me vain, but I really enjoy the effort involved to publish games as an escape from the rigors of my real job(tm). Getting to collaborate with so many talented people (Gregory Smith, Ian Wedge, Jack Beckman, Rodger B. MacGowan, and Tony Curtis to name a few) on a game project makes it a real joy. So I promised myself for every game published, I would reward the effort with a custom frame to commemorate the game release. So I've just picked up the custom frame for The Hunters today...set underneath the Beda Fomm frame (released back in 2010). Rodger MacGowan was kind enough to sign each front cover, along with a very nice personal touch and message on The Hunters cover sheet. I very much look forward to getting more games released so I can further adorn my gaming walls with more great images. Fingers crossed that we get a few more up by end of next year, starting with Bear's Claw!