Yeah it does take way too long to receive one of these boards, but as I mentioned it’s definitely worth the wait. Also, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- It’s obvious that Square Off does not have a level of manufacturing and stocks to keep the sales pipeline full. They seem to run on a “pull” system where your board is not built until you order, and also not until they have enough orders. Square Off just does not have the business to work under any other model. Your order is delayed starting on day one.
- Covid is really hurting India. Definitely not helping.
- India and China are not in a good place politically, which impacted the delivery of the new Neo and Swap boards, and must also be impacting the current boards. It’s bad enough that Square Off had to shift manufacturing to India for Neo and Swap.
- There is an apparent world-wide shortage of microprocessor chips. This is also a factor.
So everyone must be ready for a long wait. It cannot be avoided. Just be prepared for that.
In the meantime, enjoy the Square Off app and playing Chess in the traditional ways (over the table) while you await your board.
I’ve been very pleased with mine, and even my wife plays it every day. We’re getting our moneys worth even though we waited a very long time for our board.