Preorder and Shipping Plans
Updated July 12, 2020
The most important thing to understand about this process is that there is planned to be generally no mass production game availability except during preorder windows (current preorder window is January-July 2020 for fulfillment starting September 2020).
I hope these will last a while at the fulfillment centers, but I have no plan to reprint games that go out of stock unless there is sufficient demand.
AAG Wave 1 Games
Current Status: Available for shipping in the US, shipping with Wave 2 for the rest of the world
- Preorders made before the Wave 1 cutoff (order #2577, March 23) shipped May 2020.
- Customers should order Wave 1 games before the end of August 2020 ensure delivery in the Wave 2 fulfillment (see below). Once the remaining supply sells out at each fulfillment center, it will not be restocked.
AAG Wave 2 Games (Summer 2020 Production Then Fulfillment)
Current Status: Awaiting the arrival of the pre-production copies, then two months for manufacturing, one month for ocean shipping, a couple weeks for local deliveries.
- Rolling Stock Stars
- Customers should order Wave 2 games before the end of August 2020 ensure delivery in the Wave 2 fulfillment planned to start October 2020.
AAG Wave 3 Games (Fall 2020 Production Then Fulfillment)
Current Status: Currently finalizing rules, then one month of preproduction, two months of manufacturing, one month of ocean shipping, and a couple seeks for local deliveries.
- 1822 Scenario Boards
- Customers should order Wave 3 games before the end of September 2020 ensure delivery in the Wave 3 fulfillment.
AAG Wave 4 Games (2021)
Current Status: Planned to go up for preorder January 1, 2021. Target date for shipping starting April 2021.
- Harzbahn 1873
Future Wave ???
- 18USA, waiting on agreements, no proposed timeline
Future of Hand-Made Games
- Hand-made games - Limited supplies of these will become available for once the mass production games take up less time. Possibly later in 2020, but this will continue to slide out further to prioritize the mass production games.
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, 1858, and 1879. Some hand-made copies of other games may also be made available from extra parts.