Happy You Think You Know Me New Year!
Hey, friends! I can't believe it's been two months since my last update! Hi! How are you?
Through the holidays, AdMagic wowed me with their work and their latest update is that all 2,000 copies of You Think You Know Me are estimated to arrive at Blackbox's warehouse on January 29!
I'm so thrilled with this news because this means You Think You Know Me will ship on schedule, and should start arriving in your beautiful backer hands around Valentine's Day. OMG pinch me! My birthday is two days before that so this is like the very coolest birthday present I could dream up!
The Proof Sheets
At the end of November, about three weeks after the order, AdMagic sent me the production proof sheets direct from their plant in China. This is a final check for color accuracy and print layout before production begins — uncut sheets for the complete game, packaging, and cards.
The 500 unique card fronts are shrunk down to fit 100 to a sheet, but other than that, it's pretty much exactly how it's supposed to look when printed.
Everything looked great, so after one long final copy-edit, I signed off on the proof sheets. Next step: the production sample.
The Production Sample
Three days before Christmas, the production sample showed up in the mail, the best Christmas gift I could hope for. This is the real thing that will be in your hands in February: shrink-wrapped, complete with bottom box, UPC code, and instruction sheets.
I opened it under the Christmas tree! The printing came out so lovely with deep saturated colors, full-color box, and the rule book, everything shrink-wrapped for distribution. It's a big jump in quality from my prototype, with higher-quality materials, fitted box, and a glossy finish.
Very soon you should get a survey from Kickstarter asking for your shipping information. Please fill it out so we know where to send your game next month!
And, finally, I'm working on getting an official You Think You Know Me website up with a sweet Blackbox buy button, coming soon to its official domain, youthinkyouknowme.cards. (Just a redirect back to the Kickstarter for now.)
I hope you're all so well and taking good care of yourselves, sending you so much love and gratitude. XO!