Herrlof nominated for Dutch Toy of the Year – Voting now open

Herrlof nominated for Dutch Toy of the Year – Voting now open

Our latest game Herrlof has been nominated for the Dutch Toy of the Year award, a yearly award where the public votes to decide the winner. We can therefore use your help and your vote! To vote, follow these steps:

1)Click this link
2)Click on the orange button ‘Stem en win!’
3)Scroll down and click the blue button ‘Stemmen afronden’
4)Fill out your details (and the answer to the ‘Hoeveel dagen heeft een week?’ question is 7)
5)Confirm your vote by clicking the link in the email you receive

We would also very much appreciate it if you could also like and share our Facebook post to get the word out. You can find the post here. The result of the vote is announced on November 4th.

Announcing the next Jolly Dutch game: Hot Potato!

Hot Potato! is a quick card game where each player uses one of their six Potatoes to defeat threatening Encounters, such as a Bold Beetle or a Nasty Knife. Each Encounter has its own characteristic where a certain Potato will have a benefit over the others.

Our anticipated launch date is October 13th, meaning that from that date you will be able to back us on Kickstarter. You can attend our live launch via this Facebook event. Kickstarter only works with a credit card, if you do not have one you contact us on info@jollydutch.com and we can look for another solution..

Jolly Dutch participating in Spiel.Digital

This year there will be no Spiel in Essen, there will be no SpellenSpektakel in Utrecht, and there will not be any other physical conventions we can attend. The next best thing? We are participating in Spiel.Digital! You will be able to join us in live play sessions with reviewers, Q&A’s with our authors, and play our games via simulators. So please do join Spiel.Digital on 22-25 October via this link.

Chartered: The Golden Age – Solo mode by Karel Titeca

One of our Chartered players – Karel Titeca – has been working on a project to develop a solo mode for Chartered, print-and-play files on BoardGameGeek are now available for testing. It would therefore be great if as many people as possible try the print-and-play version and provide feedback to Karel via the form that he has added to the files.

You can find the English PnP here, the Dutch PnP here and the complete development blog here.

Herrlof packages all sent

For all our Kickstarter backers,

We are happy to announce that the final packages have left the warehouse of our logistics partner in Hong Kong. Communication was somewhat difficult with them, but it turns out they managed to ship out the final packages last Friday.

Dependent on your location, most packages should arrive this week and some next week. Due to longer transit times for some countries it can take a couple of weeks in some instances, like Chile and Brazil.It looks like the originally planned non-tracked shipping option was not yet available for quite a few countries, meaning that some of you will have already automatically received tracking numbers. Should you wonder if your package is tracked, don’t hesitate to send us a message via Kickstarter. That way we can check the system and send you a direct link, a comment will not work though as we can’t click through to your information when you post a comment.

Board Game Geek
We are of course very curious what you’ll think of the game when you play it, and would like to get onto the Board Game Geek ratings system… So if you have a BGG account (or would like to make one), please do enter a rating on the Herrlof page (found here).

Dutch local pick up
With most Dutch local pick up backers we’ve now arranged a location and a moment, or they have already picked up their game(s). Today and tomorrow we’re reaching out to the final few and we’ll arrange their pickup as well.

Nominated for Dutch Toy of the Year 2020
A final bit of news: we sent our production test copy to the Dutch Toy of the Year 2020 competition and are proud to announce that we have been nominated with Herrlof for this award. In September and October we’ll need to get as many votes as possible, and yes: it will be possible to help us by voting even if you don’t live in the Netherlands. We’ll get back to you with more information in September.

Thank you again for supporting us and should you want to keep up to date with the smaller progress, do follow our Facebook page and our Instagram page, or sign up to our newsletter on jollydutch.com.

Keep on playing!
Alexander and Arnold