We’re using an ultra-thick 3mm chipboard to provide component rigidity and strength. We have spent a ton of time and use-testing to develop a slotting system that doesn’t “catch” when slotting and yet still provides a snug fit for sword holding. We expect this game to receive more wear and tear than a normal board game. It will show wear and tear due to the unique nature of the 3D game, but it will last many plays.
1.) The cardboard allows the best printing available on the sword tile components.
2.) A cardboard sword just feels amazing holding and it feels more like a game versus a toy. 3.) Keep costs down since this is a lightweight strategy game and not a large sprawling minis game.
Swordcrafters shines because of its simplicity to learn and play. The game is surprisingly strategic as designed, and the puzzle nature of the 3D adds a surprising amount of planning and decision space to the game. That said, we know the board game market often wants more depth and has different preferences. The expanded edition offers that depth day one for you to take your swordcrafting and meaningful gameplay decisions to another level. It’s also a cheaper price than I can offer with two games or two campaigns because we lump all the shipping cost into one exchange. The expanded edition is 4+ lbs so there is a ton of game inside.