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A Shakespeare-themed version of Munchkin – the hit card game of monster slaying, punnery, and backstabbing. Et tu, Brute?
A Shakespeare-themed version of Munchkin – the hit card game of monster slaying, punnery, and backstabbing. Et tu, Brute?
A Shakespeare-themed version of Munchkin – the hit card game of monster slaying, punnery, and backstabbing. Et tu, Brute?
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Munchkin Shakespeare In China

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I'm happy to report that I spent the last two days touring our factories in China, reviewing the status of several projects . . . including Munchkin Shakespeare! I'm exhausted from the travels -- and the trip isn't over yet! -- but I wanted to share a few pics and a quick update with all of you before I collapse for the night.

Silicone copies of the pawn masters.
Silicone copies of the pawn masters.
  • Pawns - The two different pawn designs are completely sculpted and now in the tooling stage. This is when they take the sculpts and translate the designs into steel molds that are used to produce the final plastic pawns. The tooling completes mid-June, and then the machines start spitting out finished pawns.
  • Blister Cards - The dice packs, booster pack, and a few other items are all packaged on blister cards, and many of those are already printed and ready for assembly. Additionally, I happened to catch the dice blisters getting produced and captured some video; I'll edit together the journey into one video after I get home.
  • Schedule - At the moment, everything is still on track. Walking through the different factories over the last few days I could see how slammed they were -- lots of games in production! -- but our reps at GPI, the company we work with to manufacture games, tell us things are flowing as planned. That's excellent news.

And that is it for tonight. Enjoy the pics, and I am off to rest and (hopefully) sleep before returning to China for another round of factory visits.

- Phil Reed

Pawns prepped for tooling.
Pawns prepped for tooling.

 

Dice blisters in production.
Dice blisters in production.

 

Printed and ready for assembly!
Printed and ready for assembly!

 

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    1. Rose on June 8

      Awesome. Perhaps next time you guys could find a more local manufacturer instead of overseas. Would be nice to support more local work :)

    2. Alan
      Superbacker
      on June 7

      I always loved reading your reports of visits to the manufacturers. Thanks for this one!

    3. Patrik Pettersson on June 7

      The pawns looks realy nice. Looking forward to september. Anyone knows where I can aquire some patience? :-)