BackerKit FAQ

How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.

To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.

All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.

Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.

Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.

When will I be charged for my pledge?

Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.

The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.

Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.

Project FAQ

When will my pledge ship?

Ahoy: New Horizon content will ship in approximately Q1 of 2025. Follow along to our campaign updates for more details as we get closer to that shipping date. If your pledge includes a copy of the Ahoy base game, the base game will ship at the conclusion of the campaign (Q4 2023.)

When will shipping charges be collected?

Shipping charges will be collected closer to when the campaign closes, at that time we’ll charge cards for shipping. We will send out updates via BackerKit in advance of this lock date.

What if I move or need to change my shipping address?

If you need to update your address after the campaign ends, but before we lock addresses, you can do so directly via your BackerKit survey. If you need help, or need to update your address after they are locked, please contact us directly at: [email protected]

Will you offer late pledges after the backerkit is over?

Yes, we will be offering late pledges, with further details to come.

Will I be able to order individual Ahoy products in the Pledge Manager?

Yes, if you select the 'New Loot' pledge level and later on decide that you'd like to add on the Ahoy base game to your pledge you’ll be able to do so via the pledge manager. If you have any difficulty with this you can contact [email protected]

Will shipping rates change prior to fulfillment?

It is extremely unlikely but not impossible. If rates do change, we will notify backers appropriately before shipping charges are collected. We always do our best to avoid increasing any costs already determined in a campaign.

I’m a retailer, can I still pledge?

Yes! To do so, please fill out the Retailer Order Form here If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected]

Will the new factions re-use components from the base game, or will they have all new components?

Each new faction will come with new components (meeples, punchboard, dice, etc.) corresponding to their powers.

Will the base box of Ahoy fit the expansion content?

The Ahoy base box will fit all of the new expansion content with the removal of the insert. Yes, sleeved cards as well.

Why did I receive part of my pledge and not the whole thing?

If your pledge includes a copy of the Ahoy base game, we’re able to send it immediately following the campaign as it is in stock at our warehouse. You’ll receive the Ahoy: New Horizons content once we finish printing and shipping the expansion (estimated Q1 of 2025.) If you have other concerns about your order please contact: [email protected]

Are there exclusives in this campaign? Will everything be available later in retail?

We will sell all expansion content at a later date in retail, including things like the mini expansion and the coins. We do not do campaign exclusives, so if you can't back it now you won't miss out!

I’m a European backer. Will I have to pay VAT?

Yes, as required by law. VAT rates will be based on the cost of your total pledge plus shipping, and vary depending on your residing country. These costs will be reflected and collected in the pledge manager after the crowdfunding campaign is over.

My region is not covered under the “friendly” shipping areas, will I have to pay customs/VAT/additional taxes?

All regions and countries not listed under “friendly” shipping areas are subject to any regional import fees or taxes as they may apply locally.

Is shipping to the UK duty-free?

Yes, we will be partnering with a UK-based fulfiller so that UK pledges will be duty-free. However, orders will still be subject to VAT.

The shipping section says you aren’t shipping to my region, can you please add my region?

Unfortunately we cannot. We encourage you to contact a local retailer and make plans with them to place a retail order. if possible.

Will the Ahoy Expansion or base game be printed in any languages other than English?

The first printing of the Ahoy expansion and base game are only in English. As a general rule we implement localization efforts with the second printing of our products. There are a number of internal and external resources required for the more than 13 languages our games are printed in and we've found this is the most efficient process for the studio and its partners.

Can I pledge for multiple copies?

Yes, a maximum total of 6 pledges may be purchased. For shipping rates per additional pledge, please review our shipping rate sheet on the main campaign page

Can I add other Leder Games titles to my order in the backerkit?

Unfortunately not, as it overcomplicates logistics and fulfillment. However, you can buy available Leder Games stock on our webstore:

Will content from this BackerKit campaign be available in retail?

Yes, all content shown in this campaign will have a retail release after fulfilment to backers is complete. At this time, we estimate this to be Q3 of 2025.

Why aren’t there any Stretch Goals?

Leder Games aims to present you with the full product offering on the first day of our campaigns. As a general ethos, we want to give our crowdfunding backers a substantial value without attempting to capitalize on the fear of missing out or gimmicks.

Is there a Solo Mode?

There is no plan to develop a solo or clockwork opponent for Ahoy at this time.

Will there be any plans for Ahoy to be playable at 5-6 players?

No, currently the game goes up to four players. The New Horizons expansion does provide four unique alternate factions for the base game!

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