1882 added to August 2020 Preorders!
1882 added to August 2020 Preorders!
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Preorder and Shipping Plans

The most important thing to understand about this process is that there is planned to be no mass production game availability except during preorder windows (current preorder window is January-June 2020 for August fulfillment).

2019 Preorders Anticipated for February 2020 Fulfillment

Update 2020-04-01: The games shipped from the factory! These games will begin being received by customers April/May 2020.
2019 preorder titles were:
  • 18Chesapeake
  • 1817
  • 18MEX
Remember, the 2019 preorders are closed - if you want to order these games starting today (2020-01-01) they will arrive in August 2020.

2020 Preorders - Anticipated for August 2020 Fulfillment

Five new games are available for preorder for the first time:
  • 1822MX
  • 18NewEngland
  • 1849
  • Rolling Stock Stars
  • 1882 (added April 1)
    Reopened preorders for August 2020 shipping:
    • 18Chesapeake (limited to 400 Kickstarter copies remaining as of January 2020)
    • 1817 
    • 18MEX

      Order Fulfillment Notes

      With the switch to mass production games, AAG's current fulfillment strategy also changes to simultaneous worldwide fulfillment in staggered fulfillment windows. The only way to get the games is to place a preorder.
      The new games are planned to be produced starting around May 2020 and fulfilled around August 2020.

      The preorder window is expected to close around June 2020--or for 18Chesapeake, 1817, and 18MEX only, when each title sells out of its print run (some extra copies were printed, but not an indefinite amount).

      Next Batch of Mass Production Preorders (Late 2020)

      Upon fulfillment of the 2020 preorders, AAG will have another batch of games planned to be mass printed.
      • 1822 (including 1822+, Medium Regional Scenario, and North Regional Scenario)
      • 18Ireland
      • 18MS
      • 18USA (TBD Expansion compatible with 1817 or Full Game)
      Other games including those referenced below and new games not included here may be mass produced depending on the success of the earlier printings.

      Future of Hand-Made Games

      All-Aboard Games started several years ago, first as a hobby, then fulfilling orders for Deep Thought Games, and now designing and publishing on a larger scale. I am one of the lucky few that gets to turn their passion into a day job (and their basement into an 18xx game factory).
      With that being said, it takes a lot to hand-make games. Resources, time, space, and a lot of physical energy. I'm going to be focusing more of that toward coordinating mass-production games now and in the future. I'll still be hand-making some games, but on a limited basis.

      So, as time frees up to hand make games, these will be made available on the web store. An announcement for any new copies in the store will be made to the AAG mailing list. Titles that are not expected to be mass production in the short term will be prioritized: 1761, 1822CA, 1837, 1858, and 1879, Harzbahn 1873. Some hand-made copies of other games may also be made available from extra parts.
      I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone that helped me get this far. Designers, play-testers, the AAG team, and all of our customers and fans.