News, reviews, business articles and site updates for a board games store in Canada

Canada Post strikes, UPS & Scythe Shipping

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 Posted in business | 5 Comments »

Canada Post is likely going to have a strike / lock-out in July.  Nothing officially confirmed, but it sounds like it's going to happen. Here's how we are handling things and how it is going to affect shipping at Starlit ...

Spinning wheels

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 Posted in general | No Comments »

Posts on the business side have been particularly quiet lately.  There's a lot of things going-on behind the scenes of Starlit Citadel, but most of it would be dead boring to those not involved in it.  For example, the last ...

Crowdfunding Fulfillment

Friday, November 13th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

As many of you know, we have been completing Crowdfunding (Kickstarter) Fulfillment for Canada and recently have branched out to doing fulfillment for the US as well.  In addition, we've been getting a lot of inquiries asking us for pricing ...

Kickstarter – Shipping Challenges

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

We just completed the second of our Kickstarter fulfilment contracts from SchilMil Games for their game Manifest. I'm not going to comment on the game itself - readers can look it up; since what I wanted to discuss was ...

Kickstarter / 3rd Party Fulfilment

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

Please note, we now have a full website dedicated to our 3rd Party Fulfillment Services. One of the newest things we've started exploring in the last few months is being a 3rd party fulfillment centre.  The reason we've started looking into ...

Idle Thought – Timelage, sales and kickstarter

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 Posted in general | No Comments »

Firstly, not a post bashing Kickstarter.  I was just wondering on my way in to work if any publisher had any data about the changes in sales numbers between: - directly published games - Kickstarter games Obviously, their own games so this limits ...

Too Many Games!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

We've been slowly seeing more and more games arrive, more releases as the entire market and Kickstarter come into play.  And I have to say, there's major disadvantages to this flood of games that keep arriving. More Badness than Ever It's safe ...

Kickstarter & Demand

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

Gary Ray of Black Diamond Games in California has an interesting post on Kickstarter.  To sum it up, he is pulling back from stocking Kickstarted products as he has found he can no longer sell a Kickstarted game.  It's become ...

Fear & Loathing Online

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 Posted in business | 7 Comments »

As an online game store, it sometimes feels like the entire industry is out to shut you down.  We're the evil demon in the mists, the boogieman destroying the fabric of the gaming universe.  We are the bad guys. The Loathing We've ...

Musings on Kickstarter

Friday, June 15th, 2012 Posted in articles, business | 6 Comments »

The introduction of Kickstater to board game publishing over the last year or so has caused some major changes, with a lot of new independent games being published and dispersed.  It's also caused a lot of consternation among game stores, ...