Route East - The Travel Adventure Game of 2022

Created by LostVenture Games

Race from Istanbul to Shanghai in an action-packed board game filled with tense gaming frustration, strategy, and co-player vendettas.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Route…to the Factory!
6 days ago – Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 09:26:57 PM

Hi our lovely backers! 👋

Another month has gone by so we thought we’d give you a quick update on how things are going!

They’re going well! In the grand scheme of things, we’re just 1 week behind on where we had planned to be. Within the next 2-3 weeks Route East should be being loaded into a container and will set sail for the UK.

The week or so delay came about mainly as we made a last-minute adjustment to our insert. When receiving the prototype we saw that there was around a 2mm space between the insert and the box edge. It was something we could live with, but since we want to get this right the first time, we worked to remove that space to avoid any sort of ‘jiggling around' inside the box.

We should be still able to hit the December/January timeline even with the delay though and we’ll keep you updated on how things go!

In the meantime, here's a video of the  Route East Action Cards getting printed for your enjoyment (look at them gooooo!)

We also took Route East to the Strange Games festival in Brighton last month and had a blast! Thanks to everyone who took it for a spin and gave us lovely feedback ♥ We will be back next year for sure!

Route East at the Strange Games Festival

And that's it for now! 

Hope you are all doing well and speak to you soon!

The LostVenture Games team!

We're on track!
about 1 month ago – Sun, Aug 21, 2022 at 07:32:48 AM

Guess what…Route East is officially on the production line!!!!

In our last update, we shared some pictures of the final prototype that we’d received to review. Between then and now, we’ve been really taking our time to review every element of the game. While we’d delivered print files fully checked (by our team of 6 rigorous proofreaders), we wanted to ensure nothing is amiss on the final prototype and give it one final run over.

While taking a few extra weeks than planned, we’re still on track and, fingers crossed, we’ll be able to hit our early target delivery time of December. We’d love to get these to you guys before Christmas!

Delivery and potential issues

We want to be transparent - just to manage expectations. Route East will be boxed, wrapped and loaded onto pallets by mid-September, that much we know. From that point, we’re expecting a 30-45 day shipping and customs period - but that’s the bit that we may hit problems with. Any potential delays will be at this point in the process - please keep everything crossed! We’ll be keeping you regularly updated too.

In terms of dispatch to you, if you selected local pick up in either London or Brighton we’ll be confirming two dates for each place as soon as we know when they’ll be with us. There’ll also be an opportunity a little later down the line for you to change your delivery/pick-up preferences and addresses, don’t worry.

For those that chose to have your copy of the game delivered, it’s most likely we’ll be using Amazon for fulfilment (for UK,US and EU). While it’s not the cheapest for us, it’s the cheapest for you, and the most convenient option at the moment. We’ll be delivering batches to Amazon warehouses as soon as they are with us, and from there your copies will be dispatched.

Gone Rogue Lite

If you’ve downloaded our print and play files you may be wanting to add Gone Rogue Lite to it, for a very different kind of game. Good news - if you’ve purchased the £1 add-on you’ll be receiving print and play files in the next 5 days! These will be coming to you via Backerkit and you’ll get an email that says something along the lines of ‘Your download is ready’. Keep an eye out, and if not check on your account in a week or so and you should find them there!

We don’t want to be spamming you guys, so updates via Kickstarter will go out when we have something interesting to say. However, if you need more, make sure you’re following us over on Insta - @LostVentureGames. We’ve asked our manufacturer to send us regular pictures and videos of the game being made, and we’ll share these on IG

Over and out for now!

The LostVenture Games Team.

Photos of Route East's FINAL prototype!
2 months ago – Sun, Jul 17, 2022 at 12:03:40 AM

Hi Travellers! 👋👋

It’s been a few weeks since we were in touch, but a lot has happened in that time.

Our FINAL Route East prototype has landed! Our manufacturer has produced this to allow us to do the very last set of checks prior to going into the full production run - so that’s our weekend sorted!

At the first glance - it’s beautiful! What do you think?

The box, insert and Attraction Cards
The map and Fuel Tokens

Our weekend plans are ‘Pimms and checking🔍’ - which means next week, all being well, we should be giving the green light for production.🎉🎉

Production, once we have signed everything off, takes around 30 days, with shipping about the same. That’s putting our December delivery very much on track.💪 

More updates coming soon. 🙌🙌

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Progress update 🎉 We're on track!
3 months ago – Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 07:46:09 PM

Our FINAL Route East prototype is in a box on its way to London! 

We successfully hit our end-of-May deadline for final artwork and our manufacturer has now worked up digital prototypes for both safety testing and final review. 

We expect to have these in the next week or so - which means final sign-off from our side and then 4 weeks of production to be booked in.

We’re 100% on track with our December / January delivery timeline - perhaps even a little ahead (but let’s not speak too soon!). Watch this space!

We’ll drop some pics over once we have the copy.

Over and out for now!

The LostVenture Games team.

📣 Survey closing soon - timeline on track!
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 01, 2022 at 01:18:16 PM

Hey folks,

Just a quick update for you and an important reminder about those Backerkit Surveys! We’ll be locking surveys in the next week in order to secure our first run of Route East. All artwork and files are now with the manufacturer, and our timeline running to a December/January delivery is well and truly in play! If you have not yet completed your survey (around 10% of backers) please go and check your emails - there should be a link there! If you have any problems of course reach out to us.

Don’t worry - there will be a chance to update your shipping address before we send the games out! 

 We’re also finishing up print & play files for ‘Gone Rogue’ - lookout for updates on this in the next month or two!

For those of you who have been following our updates, you’ll also remember two additional stretch goal fan-voted attractions we promised to include. Well, they have both been illustrated now and are looking absolutely stunning. See below the Temple of Bel, Syria, and Eram Garden in Iran. 

We’ll keep you posted with our production timeline, and as mentioned, if you need to update your order on Backerkit, please do so in the next week!

Best wishes,

Jonny, George, Petra and the LVG team.