February Newsletter and Contest winner

Wow, does time fly. January has been a slightly insane month, with both Alison and myself starting new jobs to help pay the rent. As such, as many of you might notice that the site hasn’t been updated as fast as we’d like. However, that should change this month with Alison down in the US on February 5, 2008 to pick up our stock. This newsletter we have a few things to announce including:

  • Review Contest Winner
  • Site Design Changes – Site Design Changes
  • Valentine’s Day Special – a top 10 list and a coupon!

Review Contest Winner

We’d like to thank everybody who took part in the review contest, we was thrilled at the response and the quality of reviews that arrived. Some of you wrote multiple times as well, which was great. The winner of this contest was Anthony Santiago. We will be e-mailing Anthony personally with his coupon code.

Site Design Changes

We have quite a few changes on the site recently including:

  • New ways to present pricing – We hope you found it easier to navigate – and work out the deals that you are getting!
  • Similar Product suggestions are being added to all our games to make navigation easier so look out for them at the bottom of the game pages.
  • Local order pickup – We won’t need to refund your card anymore if you are looking to pickup the games. Just choose ‘Local Pickup’ if you live in BC and you won’t be charged for shipping.

And trust us, we have a few more changes in the pipeline that should really make navigating the site even easier.

Valentine’s Day Special

We created a little Top Ten List for Women to reference if you’re looking for ideas on how to get them into board gaming.

As always, check our blog for more recent updates and don’t forget, we even have a Facebook page now!

Site updates

We have quite a few changes on the site recently including:

  • New ways to present pricing – We hope you found it easier to navigate – and work out the deals that you are getting!
  • Similar Product suggestions are being added to all our games to make navigation easier so look out for them at the bottom of the game pages.
  • Local order pickup – We won’t need to refund your card anymore if you are looking to pickup the games. Just choose ‘Local Pickup’ if you live in BC and you won’t be charged for shipping.

And trust us, we have a few more changes in the pipeline that should really make navigating the site even easier.

Also, Alison’s on her way down to the US on Tuesday so expect a ton of pre-orders to ship out from Tuesday – Wednesday (or even Thursday! We have like 30 pre-orders that are waiting to go out which means a ton of hauling). Still, a lot of our popular games (Ticket to Ride, Settlers, etc) are going back in-stock so it’d be a good time to order too.

Facebook page

Hi all,

So, we thought we’d try out a Facebook page for Starlit Citadel. So if you’re on Facebook, please do add yourself and feel free to promote us.

It’s just another method to keep all of you informed, whichever method you would prefer – blog, newsletter or now, Facebook! We’ll run the same contests/etc for now, though if we get large enough, who knows? We might exclusive promotions.

On another note, we will be going down to the US this week (if all goes well) to pick up a lot of our games on pre-order and many of the popular games. Our thanks for your patience so far.

And one last note – the review contest is nearly over and we’ve had quite good response but your odds are still good of winning if you want to write a review.

Games back-in-stock and released

Hi all,

Sorry about the delay in the update on the site, we decided we’d do a physical count on the inventory at the same time so that we could verify all our stock. Now we’re certain that whatever is shown on the site is in-stock. Note that since we don’t update the site 24/7, watch out for the ‘pre-order’ warning in the shopping cart even when purchasing games that aren’t in the Pre-order section. That means it’s out of stock too obviously – probably ’cause it’s a really popular game!

We received a slew of new releases including Prophecy (1 in stock now, we expect another 2 in another week and that’s it!), Hamburgum, Kingsburg and Thebes. Also a lot of other games have been put back into stock and we expect many popular games to be arriving at our distributors within the next 2 weeks.

As always, if you have any questions, do feel free to contact us.

New stock arriving and review contest

Okay, a few points on stock coming in and our review contest.

New Stock

– We will be restocking a lot of our games this week with a trip down to the US so expect a lot of the favourites to come back into stock like Ticket to Ride, Race for the Galaxy, Descent, Starcraft and the like.

– We will also be getting both Prophecy, Kingsburg and Hamburgum in next week. Unfortunately, the stock of games available is pretty low so be sure to order them as soon as possible.

Review Contest

– We’ve got a great Review Contest taking place once again this month and we’ve already had some outstanding entries. If you have something to say about a game, do go ahead and comment and you’ll be entered to win a $50 coupon.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody. Our best wishes to all of you and let’s hope that this year is even better than the last one.

As you can see, the Boxing Week promotion has finished and the Free Shipping option is now turned back on for the remainder promotional items (our regular promotions).

We will be sending out our second newsletter very soon, with information on new releases and a contest that we will be running. So look out for it in your mailbox.

Boxing Week Sale

Welcome to our first annual Boxing Day Sale

To see what’s on sale, just click on the ‘Promotions’ tab above. We have quite a few popular games on sale including:

Arkham Horror

Pillars of the Earth

Twilight Imperium

Zombie Fluxx

Mykerinos

Oshi

and a whole lot more

The sale lasts only so long as stock lasts. We have a limited quantity of all items, and once a product is out-of-stock, you will no longer be able to check out. The system should inform you that a board game out-of-stock and we will, throughout the course of the day, update the inventory on the site as well.

We apologise, but there are no rainchecks for any special promotion orders.

Shipping

Free shipping for all promotions will not be in-place for all promotional orders. This supersedes all other information on the site.

All orders made today will only ship out on December 28, 2007 at the earliest. It might take a day or two more.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Happy shopping.

Edit: We’ve decided to keep this  sale running until the end of the year.

Merry Christmas everyone

It’s nearly Christmas so for those of you who haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, best of luck!

We wish you, your family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

From,

Tao and Alison

PS:  Don’t forget to visit us on Boxing Day. We’ll have some incredible deals that you won’t want to miss.