With a couple of exceptions, we’re all done shipping LOKA!
We hope you’re very happy with what you’ve received, we had a great response at our open day this last weekend and we can’t wait to see more pictures of your games.
Here’s Alessio with more…
I was at the Mantic Open Day today and I spent the entire event doing one demo after the other of the freshly arrived Loka boardgame. Here's a video from Essen toy fair showing the game off:
The amount of people, from kids to their dads & mums, to grizzled wargamer, that wanted to have a go at Loka was astonishing - I ended up doing demos non-stop all day (I took ten minutes off for a sandwich in all!). It was great, people really enjoyed themselves and showered me in positive comments... and then (most importantly, as that proved they were not just being nice!), they went and bought a vast amount of Loka boardgames. At about mid-day, the Mantic guys come over to tell me that they had run out of the stock they brought to the Game Day venue!!! Luckily the main warehouse was only a short drive away, so they re-stocked straight away - fantastic!
Ronnie even told he'd take the Kings of War seminars that I was supposed to do with him, so that I could stay on the Loka demo table... and at certain point during the day we considered trying to set up a second table, as there were too many people waiting to play... but finding the space proved impossible.
And we also talked about the Tarot quite a lot and how the fact that both Loka the boardgame and the Tarot are four player games made of two teams of two players sitting in a cross-shaped disposition around a table... which lead us to wish we had the tarot there, so that the teams could play Loka first, to test their team-work on a chessy-type game, and then remain in the same position, against the same opponents, and engage in a trick-taking card game, still in the same elemental war IP, and still with all-important team work...
The idea of this kind of mini mind-olympiad was quite alluring and several people told me there and then they'd get the Tarot too... It was very exciting, the day (though very tiring) filled me with energy and positive feel about the quality of the Loka-Tarot of Loka combo... so much so that I could not wait to come over and share this with you all - i'm still buzzing with pure geek joy.
The Tarot of LOKA
Speaking of Tarot, there’s just time to remind you that the Tarot of LOKA – Alessio Cavatore’s brand new kickstarter – has just 9 days to go and is in shouting distance of it’s funding goal.
This great new card game was recently featured on Beasts of War’s On The Table…
.. and has had plenty of goodies such as the Leather Case which is now just £20.
If Tarot has caught your eye, please head on over and support Alessio in his second LOKA offering.