Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden & More!

Created by LudiCreations

Note: Any orders with Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden items are considered pre-orders, and will be shipped in April-May 2021. Everything else is shipped weekly from our warehouses in the USA, Germany or the UK. Most small items are shipped from our HQ in Finland. *April 2021* Post office services around the world continue to report delays due to high volumes and Covid-related limits on capacity. Delivery of any non-Cabbagehead items that are ordered now will be shipped as soon as possible from our bases in Finland, Germany, the USA or the UK, but delivery times are long - as long as 4 weeks and more. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

So, You've Been Waiting for Some News on Production.
about 1 month ago – Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 09:29:38 PM

Greetings, LudiCrats!

In this update we will talk about how production is progressing and the road ahead. Then a bit about fulfillment, and finally something about weirdly themed games with low (the lowest!) player counts. Onwards!

Production

Good news!

Well, we were hoping for some super-awesome news, but such is life and love in the time of Corona.

The super-awesome news would have been that we are early, since we had planned to get out of the gate running and finish production before Chinese New Year. Alas, for even the best-laid gardens get the occasional visit from a mildly irritating neighbour...

Basically the local authorities imposed restrictions on how crowded the factory could be, and so they were not able to work at their full capacity.

So, instead... we are on time. That's the good news. We have received some beautiful looking print proofs, and sent back our little fixes here and there. Now, we await for a composed advanced copy, and then we should be done with all production by the end of March (according to the factory). As with any temporal predictions these days, please take that as an indication that things are going as well as they can, and not as a promise. Please. :-)

That's all we have for now - more production news and photos will be posted as soon they develop!


Fulfillment

The real unknown at this point would be freight. 

Here's the news we got in February:

(Click the image to read the rest of the article)

We are hoping for the best, of course, but we also feel obliged to let you know about all this.

Ideally we would be shipping this out as soon as we can, but we are afraid that we might be at the mercy of the supply of corrugated steel boxes. As soon as we know more, we will let you know!

So, You've Been Eaten.

As some of you may have come to realize (and hopefully soon, appreciate), we tend to like - nay, love! - games with strange themes and truly unique gameplay.

To that end, we could not, simply could not even consider the possibility, that we would not publish the most fun we have had with a Scott Almes design: So, You've Been Eaten.

If you want to know more, jump over to the Kickstarter campaign that we just launched:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/so-youve-been-eaten

The campaign, production and fulfillment of So, You've Been Eaten. is many months after Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden, and so the projects are completely independent, as Cabbagehead has long been sent to the printers.

So, come check out this great design, marvelously illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya and worked on by a really talented and energetic team!

And, should the mood strike, join us in our new Discord server and discuss that and much more, including Mr C!

See you there!

Best,

LC

Mr. Cabbagehead's Survey, How to Upgrade Your Pledge & Chicago Tales
4 months ago – Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 09:14:12 PM

Greetings, LudiCrats

No problems were reported with the survey, so we are good to go.

We did get some questions on how to upgrade your pledge if you have the basic edition (you get the extras and new neighbours at 50% discount, and make it easier for us too), since Backerkit is not too clear on this. A guide to this follows, but if you are a Deluxe backer, you can ignore it.

You can instead sign up here to be notified about So, You've Been Eaten., or sign up here to be notified about On the Underground: Paris / New York.

And, especially if you are from Chicago, you can read this crazy story.

How to upgrade your basic pledge level

Given how much more you get for the Deluxe edition, and how much you save compared to if you are getting the extras as add-ons, and how obscure it looks in Backerkit, we have needed to explain to backers how to do it. So instead of answering a lot of messages about this, here is a handy guide.

If you have *NOT* already responded to your survey:

1. Check your inbox (or spam folder, if necessary) and click on the survey link.

If you can not find it, just visit https://mr-cabbageheads-garden-returns.backerkit.com/ and type in your email address to request it.

2. Click on the "or switch your pledge level>>" link:

3. Choose your desired pledge level and click "Switch".

If you have *already responded* to your survey:

1. Check your inbox (or spam folder, if necessary) and click on the survey link.

If you can not find it, just visit https://mr-cabbageheads-garden-returns.backerkit.com/ and type in your email address to request it.

2. Click on the "$24 Reward" link at the top of the page:

3. On the dialog box that pops up, click on the "Switch Pledge Levels?" link:

4. Choose the Deluxe pledge level and click "Switch":

Questions

If you have any questions or if there is any trouble with your survey, please contact us with a message via the KS messaging system (not a Facebook message / email through our website or Backerkit), and we can help you out.

Thank you once more for your support over the years! Todd and everyone else keeps making games because you keep supporting them, and your continued enthusiasm for weird games makes it all worth it!

Best,

LC

Surveys are on their way!
4 months ago – Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 01:07:52 AM

Greetings, LudiCrats!

Mr. Cabbagehead is getting ready, and it’s time to send out the survey! With it we will be collecting your address, add-on preferences and shipping costs.

This update includes information about your address format, fulfillment schedules, and more! Please read this to the very end.

But first, this:

OK, let's get on with it.

Backerkit

The invitation to the survey will come via an email message from Backerkit - it will be coming to your inbox.

First, an important note: The Smoke Test

Although we will trigger the survey email a few moments after this update is published, the survey will first only go to 5% of backers. 24 hours after that, barring any issues, the other 95% will be sent out.

So please wait 48 hours before you are worried. At that point, please check your spam folder, and let us know with a KS message if you have not received it, by clicking here.

You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. But it really helps keep track of campaigns you have backed, and cuts down on blind mass-emailing of all creators with address changes.

When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like.

After you respond to the survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

We expect to close the surveys shortly before the games are shipped, in April-May 2021. We will be publishing another backer update before that happens.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, 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://mr-cabbageheads-garden-returns.backerkit.com. Again, please wait until the "smoke test" period has passed before you worry.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account.

Shipping & Add-on Costs

As we mentioned before, the shipping of Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden is subsidized *for backers of this campaign*. Therefore obtaining add-ons will be the cheapest way to get any extras, much cheaper than ordering them later.

For example, all Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden promos and accessories have $0 shipping, and copies of either version of the game have flat $5 shipping each.

In addition, we offer our other games (including a few by Todd) at discounted prices. And, naturally, the more you get in one go, the more you save on shipping. Please note that the previous printing of Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden sold out shortly after we delivered the games.

Finally, backers of this campaign receive the Loyalty Discount:

The Loyalty Discount

The discount will appear during your survey process. The credit has been applied using your email address to match you to previous campaigns.

Please note that the discount will be automatically applied - we unfortunately will not be able to add credit for any campaigns that do not appear in your Backerkit account (e.g. if you had  used a different email address for a previous campaign).

For more information, click here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/mr-cabbageheads-garden-returns/posts/3000813

Address Format

IMPORTANT: Please check the format of your address.

Please complete the form with latin alphabet letters only, and do not use any non-standard characters (ä, ö, å, etc.), or commas (,) - if you do, and the package is lost, you will need to pay the full cost of a replacement. Simply replace them with their basic latin equivalents (e.g. ä -> a, å -> a and ø -> o).

NOTE: Even if you have entered your address as asked above, Backerkit may still suggest an address *with* those special characters added back in. Please ignore that and keep your entered address.

There's more in that intro question you need to know and agree to before we can ship the game to you.

Retailers

To be able to purchase the game for retail sales, you need to be an actual retailer, and add the "Retail base pledge" add-on to your cart. The rest will follow.

So, You've Been Eaten.

As many of you who loyally subscribe to our newsletter, we tend to make a habit out of publishing unusual games. It's your fault really, you keep backing them, we'll keep on making them!

A game we are very excited about is So, You've Been eaten. - designed by Scott Almes and illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya. We have been working on it for a *long* time, and we are now in the last few stages of preparing to bring it to Kickstarter for you.

If you are the type of players we think you are, you will love its 0-2 player count, its asymmetrical gameplay, and its what we consider to be the most extravagant contents we have ever put in a cardboard box.  And, if you want to be among the first to know, click on the "Notify me on launch" button here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/so-youve-been-eaten



Questions?

If you have any issues with your pledge, if you have any questions about Backerkit, please contact us via the KS messaging system.

Thank you once more for your support! We are looking forward to proceed with production and get Todd’s gem of a game to your table!

Best,

LC

Mr. Cabbagehead's Backerkit Survey
5 months ago – Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 06:16:32 PM

Greetings, LudiCrats

So, we did it! According to our records, a lot of you are veterans, but for the rest of you aspiring gardeners, here's what's going to happen in the next few weeks with the survey and everything else.

Pre-order Page

First, a quick note - the pre-order page is live. Do *NOT* use it. It is meant for post-campaign pledges. Feel free to tell your friends about it.

It will have higher shipping costs than backers get. Just hang on while KS charges everyone and gives us your info, so we can send you the Backerkit surveys.

IMPORTANT: Errored Charges

A small number of you - usually around 4-5% - will have received a notification from KS that your pledge did not go through. There is also usually a high-visibility bar at the top of every KS page warning you about it.

Please make sure to fix your credit card info as soon as you can. If you do not do this within 7 days, you will be dropped as backers. If you are dropped, we can not help you, this is all handled by Kickstarter/Stripe. For more information, check their FAQ:

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005126434-Common-Pledge-Problems

Given the scale of the project, we can not make exceptions and re-add you as a backer. We can not take payment via PayPal, bank, check, money order, bales of grain, Rai stones or Amoleh.

After the campaign has ended and the game is released, we can only take pre-orders via the pre-order store, and that will have higher shipping costs, as mentioned above.

Backerkit Survey

The survey will be sent out in *about 2 weeks*.

You will receive an email with an invitation link.

If you need to change your survey responses, purchase add-on items, or update your shipping information, you can click the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page. (This page will only start working after we send the surveys out.)

During the survey you will be able to pay for shipping and add on anything else you like.

You will have access to the same items (including those bundles) as seen on the pre-order store, but with discounted shipping for Cabbagehead and its extras.

We can then also apply the previously mentioned discount.

The Loyalty Discount & Backerkit Accounts

The discount will be credited to your Backerkit account after the survey has been sent, using your email address to match you to previous campaigns.

Please note that the discount will be automatically applied - we unfortunately will not be able to add credit for any campaigns that do not appear in your Backerkit account (e.g. if you had  used a different email address for a previous campaign).

To check out your Backerkit account, click here:

https://www.backerkit.com/backer_accounts/sign_in/

Note that this page will show you your "active projects", but a tab at the top will show you your past ones:

https://www.backerkit.com/backers_accounts/past_projects/

Thank you, once again!

On behalf of Todd and the entire team, we want to express our thanks and our commitment to returning Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden to playing tables around the world!

If you have any issues with your pledge, if you have any questions about Backerkit, or you are a retailer seeking to make a pledge, please contact us via the KS messaging system.

Best,

LC

Greetings, And Thanks For All The Lettuce!
5 months ago – Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 06:07:20 PM

Welcome, backers old and new!

Yup, we've funded. Again. Thanks to you.

Cabbagehead lives to plant once more,

and pesky Neighbours will once again try to even the score.

Thank you, everyone!