The Status of Things - Five24 Labs Edition

thumbs-upGreetings and well met travelers!
It's been a while since I gave a full recap as to what is going on in the world of Five24 Labs, so its due time that I do so!First off, we just came out of an amazing convention experience here in Lincoln at the Great Plains Game Festival where tons of people had a chance to play a final art prototype of Area 1851, and everybody seemed to enjoy it quite a bit! And there were many questions about purchasing the game, as well as pre-ordering.

Preorder Area 1851

Which lead me to realize that the pre-order link that I had, was no longer functional. Gasp! No fear though, There is a new process for pre-ordering a copy of Area 1851, to get into your hands, hopefully in the near future! What is that process? Well, I'll tell you by quoting myself from our Facebook page!

Good News Everyone! I have info on how you can preorder Area 1851 now! You have 3 options.

Option 1: Contact a local game salute authorized game store, and request a copy through them. You can find local game stores around you that are authorized for game salute here: I know for a fact that both Hobby Town and Gauntlet Games here in Lincoln are authorized with Game Salute.

Option 2: You can email and request a preorder for Area 1851, they will submit it manually and send you a PayPal invoice.

Option 3: You can call 1-888-57-GAMES and request a preorder for Area 1851.

Hopefully at least one of those options will work for all of you! Happy Gaming!!

There’s that, easy-peasy preorders!


Area 1851 Status

That leads me into what the current status of Area 1851 is, well the status is still “In Production” and we are currently waiting on getting a physical proof from the manufacturer, all we can do is wait at this point. Maybe waiting harder will make it done faster? I don’t know, but it’s worth a shot!



As some of you may know already, we here at Five24 Labs have many other games in the works, and they all need some play testing. To facilitate with that, we ended up making a Guild on Board Game Geek to give people a central location to find info about testing Five24 Labs games. If you’re interested in playing some of our bleeding edge games, or the games that are pretty rounded out just need a few more plays till we can say they are “Done.” Then please head on over to the guild and join up. More info about testing, and scheduling tests will show up there as time progresses.


Are You a Game Designer?

Lastly, I wanted to bring up the topic of adding more games to the Five24 Labs library, currently there are 3 other games in the works behind the scenes here at the labs, one of which we have started doing some public playtesting on. But we want to help out local game designers, using what we have learned over the last few years with getting Area 1851 out to market!

If you, or somebody you know had designed an awesome game, and you like what we do, feel free to and strike up a conversation and let’s see if we can help you, or maybe even bring you on board!