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Good news everybody,

Production of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is complete. All 5,000 copies are right now on a big boat headed to America!

According to steamship lines tracking, the vessel is due to arrive in New York on April 19th. An additional week is expected to unload, clear, and truck the crates to Game Salute‘s HQ in New Hampshire. Assuming the ship arrives in NY on time, and Customs checks go smoothly, Game Salute should have them in their warehouse, ready for order fulfillment, by the end of April. Good times!

All the best,

– David



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Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! collector's tin

Dear Friends and Backers,

Today’s post is going to be text-light and image-heavy. I am happy to report that our manufacturer delivered the latest round of Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! product samples that we requested, and all of the updated samples have been approved. We gave the greenlight for mass production on GDFR, which is now underway! Because seeing is believing, here are some photos of the final proofs… one-of-a-kind proofs that will soon become legion!!!

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! puzzle box

The GDFR Puzzle, side one!

The GDFR Puzzle, side two!

We’d love to hear what you think of these images, and please feel free to spread them far and wide across the information super-highway… Thank you all so much for your support and patience. We plan to have some more info about the project for you soon. Peace,

– David


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Dear Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! fans,

When we ran our Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of GDFR! earlier this year, many of our supporters backed the project not just for themselves, but also to have a fun gift to give to friends and loved ones. Therefore, we have put together a holiday card for all those lucky people who will be getting a copy of the game early next year. Whether you were a backer on Kickstarter, or have pre-ordered the game from Game Salute, this card will let the special people in your life know what they have coming thanks to you!
Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - holiday card

Just print it out at home, fold it, write whatever note you want to, then slip it into the mail or into Christmas stockings hung over the chimney with care… To assemble the card, just fold the top half down along the horizontal line, to line up with the bottom half on the other side. Then fold again along the vertical line, to create the closed card. The fairy should be on the front of the finished card.

Click to Download the Card PDF

Of course, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. But this has got to come in at a close second… Enjoy!

– David



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Dear Friends, Fans, and Supporters,

For all of you in the United States, and you American ex-pats out there, I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you will be feasting on a big turkey dinner, a tur-duck-en, or a hearty vegan meal, I hope you will be doing so in the company of loved ones with much to be thankful for.

We have an update on the production status and delivery estimate for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! A physical proof (basically, a sample copy) of GDFR products arrived from our printing company last week. This includes sample cards, uncut card sheets, the rulebook, and the puzzle. And they’re looking good! Game Salute has already reviewed and double-checked the proof for quality and accuracy, and they have sent it along to my office in Las Vegas for triple-checking and final approval. I should be getting the package in the mail sometime this week.

Our printer also forwarded a digital proof, which shows how the cards are laid out for printing. Here are all the goblins, ready to be printed, cut-up, sorted, and shrink-wrapped (a typical goblin day, really…) The fairies are on the other side of the card sheet, naturally.

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - uncut card sheet

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - Fairy Card Sheet

The sample copy of the collector’s tin is still in progress, because our printing company is making a custom mold for it. We’re hoping to receive this sample within the next few weeks so we can review and approve it. So, GDFR production is moving forward, slowly but surely. Once everything gets final approval, production will begin. The latest estimate we have from our printing company is 45-50 days for production. Adding the time it will take to ship those copies overseas and fulfill orders, we are estimating the delivery of all games and rewards for everyone who has pre-ordered the game through Kickstarter or the Game Salute store to happen by March, 2013.

I am really looking forward to the day when this game gets played by gamers and families around the world. It’s so close, I can almost smell it. And it smells like roast turkey with all the trimmings. Wait, that’s… Okay, gotta go! Once again, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


David Luis Sanhueza
Founder, Creative Director


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Dear Friends and Backers,

The rule book for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! has been updated, and is now available for download. The rules of the game are the same as before, but now with some new variants, credits and thank you’s, and an attractive mini-book layout. Special thanks to Cody Jones and David MacKenzie of Game Salute for helping put this together:

Download the Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! Rule Book PDF 


Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! - rule book preview


Last month, we asked you to consider nominating Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! for a Golden Geek Award. Well… you succeeded! I am very happy and grateful to announce that GDFR! is a contender for the Best Children’s Game category. Thank you for making this happen! We have some stiff competition, and it’s an honor for our little game to be sharing the stage with some very big names. Winning… would be huge.

Votes are being collected until the end of October, at which point the final winners will be announced. So if you are a member of BoardGameGeek.com, you can cast your vote for GDFR! today by following the link, and choosing the Children’s Game category. The way the voting is set up, lower numbers are better than higher numbers. So a “1” is the best possible rating you can give the game when you vote:

Vote for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! in the Golden Geek Awards 

2012 Golden Geek Awards

Voting ends at 11:59pm Central Time, on October 31st. If you haven’t tried the game out yet, and would like to play it before deciding to vote, you can download the print-and-play version here:

Download the Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! Print-and-Play Edition

Best of luck to the other nominees!


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The production process for Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is running smoothly as we’re getting all of the Kickstarter backer rewards ready for printing. Today, we’d like to give GDFR! fans a sneak peak at the collector’s tin the game will come in. Below, you can see how the tin design is laid out for manufacturing. The bottom and the cover are laid out separately, each with their own distinct dimensions and guidelines. The solid rectangular lines with the rounded edges mark the flat surfaces of the top and bottom, while the dotted lines mark the bleed area for printing the fold-up sides.

GDFR! tin layout

Designing within the limitations of this format, making sure to pack in as much information as needed while maintaining the whimsical feeling of the game, was a very fun exercise!

In other news, Society6 is once again offering FREE worldwide shipping, from now through Sunday. So if you would like to pick up some Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! art prints with free shipping, visit GAME-O-GAMI’s store on Society6:


The deadline for Golden Geek Award nominations, and for free shipping on art prints, is Sunday, 9/30. Thank you for your support, and enjoy your weekend!


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Nominations for the BoardGameGeek.com Golden Geek Award are open now through the end of September. If you are an eligible BGG member, and would like to nominate Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! for an award either on the strengths of the game design or the artwork, you can make an impact right now by nominating it for the Best Children’s Game, Best Family Game, and Best Artwork/Presentation. Here is the link for nominations – you can scroll down the list of games on the left, or type “Goblins Drool” in the search box:


For each category, the 10 items which receive the most nominations will become the nominees for the final voting, which will run through the month of October. To learn more about this Award, the nomination process, and if you are eligible to vote, read all about it here:


After all, it’s an honor just to be nominated…  🙂  Thank you!

2012 Golden Geek Awards

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GDFR! - Team Goblin wallpaper

Team Goblin by Mike Maihack

Are you headed to Gen Con? If so, you can play Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! and get a look at the final artwork for all 40 goblin and fairy characters, drawn by the phenomenal Mike Maihack! The Team Goblin image above (now available on the Wallpapers page) is just one example of the beautiful work that Mike has done on this project.

Gen Con, dubbed “The Best Four Days of Gaming”, is an annual gaming convention held in Indianapolis. It is the largest gathering in the United States of board game, card game, RPG, and miniatures fans. This year, the convention will be held from August 16th through the 19th.

During Gen Con, GDFR! will be featured at the Game Salute booth #1033.  Our card game of rhyme and reason will also be played in the Events Hall. Here is the schedule according to Game Salute:
Thursday at 4pm, Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, and Sunday at 1pm. Each is an hour block. People can buy tickets on www.genconreg.com or buy generics and show up to play in the event hall. We are in Hall E, Yellow Tables 14 – 26.

So if you’ll be there in gaming heaven, swing by the Game Salute booth and ask to play Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! If you were a backer on our Kickstarter project, this is your chance to get in some early plays of the game that you’ll be getting later this year. If you were not a backer, and would like to try before you buy, here’s the perfect chance for a test-drive before you pre-order. 🙂 Speaking of which, you can order GDFR! anytime from the Game Salute webstore.

Have fun!



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