Sideshow Swap!

Created by Cannonball Arcade, LLC

A THRILLING deduction game based on cunning and chance. Almost always has surprise endings! From the underbelly of the circus world.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Updates: Printed and Shipping
23 days ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 11:38:29 AM

Printing update for Sideshow Swap! backers - 

It's gorgeous!

We hit a big milestone in creating Sideshow Swap! today, in that we approved the final MPC (manufacturer's proof copy).  All the copies are printed, and they assembled and sent us one as final check.  Now that we've approved it, I imagine it'll take a couple of days for them to get the rest assembled and shrink wrapped, then they'll be on a boat (or a plane for EU backers) and headed to fulfillment centers.  In the meantime, here's our unboxing video showing the Sideshow Swap! First Tour edition and the Shenanigans Expansion:

...and a couple of our favorite pictures


There are still a couple outstanding surveys, so if you haven't completed it, please do so.  Over the next few days, we'll review every order to make sure the shipping credits have been accurately applied, then we'll charge cards.  


We'll do our best to keep everyone updated about the dates of when fulfillment is expected, but as of right now, I think EU backers will get the first copies, then North America, South America, and the rest of the world.  We're waiting on the final dates, but at this point, I would be very surprised if you all didn't have copies next month (we've been wrong before with shipping stuff, I just don't think there are too many hurdles that could cause that date to be significantly off.)

- Phil and Adam

Surveys Due - Production in Full Swing!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 09:45:32 PM

Heeeellllllllllllllllllllooooo Cast and Showmen!

We've all been waiting a long time for the debut of Sideshow Swap!, and we're happy to report that the game is in production and we're on track to receive our final production proof just after the holidays! Once we look it over and it's good, they'll throw all the copies on a boat and send them to our distribution centers. In order to minimize delays getting you your copy once the production run (and shipping to us) is complete, we want to make sure all the surveys are completed by Dec 30th. We've sent out reminders to those who haven't done this yet, so if that's you, take a few minutes to fill it out. Look for an email from Backerkit on behalf of Cannonball Arcade (that's us!) with "Reminder -- Response needed to deliver your reward" in the subject line. If you can't find the survey, direct message us and we'll gladly send you a personalized link.

A couple things to remember:

  • This is your last chance to upgrade your order or add additional copies at the discounted price (20% below MSRP).
  • Before we charge credit cards, we will look at every order and add shipping credits depending on your address where appropriate - for those of you that completed your survey prior to Nov 1, you will see credits applied already. Please direct message us with questions.
  • If you are in the Metro-Detroit area, we will setup a couple of events where you can pick up your copy locally and pay NO shipping cost. For this, you need to select "Local Pickup" on the "Getting Started" screen and "Local Pickup" for Country on Step 3. It's weird, but that's how it works. If you are having trouble setting this option, direct message us and we can do it for you.

Updates Galore!
3 months ago – Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 09:54:06 PM

First, a little razzle dazzle with some pictures of our Production Prototype!

New box! Isn't she gorgeous!?
Unboxed component spread!
Self-aggrandizing dramatic shot on an angle

She's a beaut, ain't she? 

We're really happy with the quality and feel of all of the components. It's nearly perfect. We made a couple minor adjustments to ensure this comes out just right and we know you'll love it!

Overseas Shipping Cost Update!

Regarding EU / UK / Oceania Shipping, we were surprised at how the costs crept up for the Showman bundles and have been working hard since to get this as low as possible. It was never out intention to make money from shipping, and we are happy to announce we made a deal to save between $5-10 for each order.  

For those of you who have completed your BackerKit survey, we credited your BackerKit accounts with the savings.  

For those of you who have NOT completed your BackerKit survey, we will check once the survey is in, but before we lock to ensure you get the savings too.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us.  We will double-check all orders before we lock to make sure no one misses the savings.

Timeline Status

We've been in communication with our manufacturer and they've let us know that unfortunately we got stuck behind a massive order. They promised us they are going to do their best to get the run of Sideshow Swap! games produced as soon as possible, but it's now likely that our game won't be on the boat before Chinese New Year. We are in constant communication with them and will let you know more as we do.

- Adam and Phil

Backerkit has been sent - Your Questions Addressed
3 months ago – Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:05:55 AM

Hey backers! 

We are happy to report that we sent out all the Backerkit surveys this morning. 

North America

We did receive some questions about shipping.  The shipping estimate we provided during the campaign was for the base level pledge - which is what you'll find.  We are happy that so many of you saw the value in getting the expansion and playmat in our Showman level.  That said, it does contain an extra three items, one of which necessitates a larger box and bumps us up to the next weight tier (for North American shipping, it is $2.50 more.)  


For non-North American backers, the Join the Cast shipping  cost is also what we estimated.  But for the other tiers, prices went up quite a bit with added weight / size beyond just the game.  We will look into options to see if there is anything additional we can do to address this concern.  We appreciate the feedback and will continue to communicate any new information we have.

Local Pickup

For those of you who want local pickup, you also have to select "Local Pickup" in the dropdown on the first step and for the country on Step 3: Shipping.

- Adam and Phil

Production Proof Copy!
3 months ago – Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 10:33:07 PM

Super exciting update!  The manufacturer sent over a couple a pictures of the Sideshow Swap! proof and Sideshow Swap! Shenanigans Expansion proof.  They don't arrive at my doorstep until Monday, but I couldn't wait the entire weekend to share my own pictures, so here they are:

Production Proof Copy

I hope you all are as excited as we are. We'll show more pictures when we get to open the packs up a bit.