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Martial arts masters secretly train students while the emperor seeks to unite his people in this 45-90 minute board game for 1-6 players.
Martial arts masters secretly train students while the emperor seeks to unite his people in this 45-90 minute board game for 1-6 players.
396 backers pledged $26,843 to help bring this project to life.

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Wu Wei has arrived! Come to the November 10th Launch Party in Los Angeles!

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Howdy backers!

Wu Wei has passed through customs and has reached the distributor! It will take a few days to check in the inventory and then the games will be sent out to you! You good folks should start receiving games as early as next week.

 
I will be visiting the San Francisco warehouse in person to pick up some copies for myself. This will be my first time seeing the final product! I'm unbelievably excited.

Thank you so much for helping to make this happen! 

Sincerely,
Justin

P.S. I hope to see you at the launch party and on social media! Please check out the rest of this update for details!
 


 

Launch Party

We are having a launch party for Wu Wei on November 10th! The party is going to be held at a great place called Guild Hall in Burbank, California. If you are in the Los Angeles area, please come by and play in the tournament! 

Guildhall Esports Bar
3516 W Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM – 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/111198716441755/

Tournament Application:
https://goo.gl/forms/pCgikAwEt6jI5i8s1

Online Store

We will start taking online orders on November 10th! There is a very limited supply of games and we will sell out fast. As backers, you will already have the first copies of Wu Wei. I hope you love the game. If you do, please spread the word about Wu Wei so we can make more copies next year!

https://graywolfgames.com/wuwei/
 

 

Social Media

I'd love to hear your stories about playing Wu Wei! Please feel free to send me an email at justin@graywolfgames.com and share a few pictures of your game night. Feel free to tag us on social media with @graywolfgames and #playwuwei

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/graywolfgames

Twitter - https://twitter.com/graywolfgames

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/graywolfgames/

Google Plus - https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/107951878549517350035/107951878549517350035

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/graywolfgames/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/graywolfgames/

BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/153811/wu-wei-journey-changing-path

Wu Wei is on a boat!

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Howdy Backers!

I am pleased to tell you that Wu Wei is on a boat headed for San Francisco! This game has been a long time coming but it's finally on the way!

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I'm on a boat!

 
 

As you may have seen on the news, Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong and the surrounding area really hard. This is the exact area where the manufacturing is being done. It's been a really scary time there and hopefully everyone is okay. Fortunately, it looks like things are starting to get back to normal. The games are on a shipping container called YM Mutuality. You can actually track the voyage on https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9455870

 
 

Updated Website

I have been busy updating GrayWolfGames.com. Please take a look if you get a chance. If you have any suggestions, I'd be happy hear them! Feel free to send me an email at justin@graywolfgames.com

 
 

That's it for now! More to come very soon! I'm beyond excited to send you the final product. Thanks again for being such a big part of the process!

Best,
Justin
 

Shipping Schedule  

September 17 - October 5 >> Ocean Freight Shipping to San Francisco
October 5 - October 12 >> Clearing Customs
October 15 - November 2 >> Distribution

Revised Shipping Schedule

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Howdy Backers!  


The dice arrived at the factory on time! Unfortunately, the wood pieces are running behind schedule. Apparently it has been unseasonably rainy in the area of China where the wood is being produced so they are taking a little extra time to let the wood and paint dry. We're talking about the signature pieces of the game so I'm glad that they are focused on quality but it has pushed the schedule a bit. The games won't leave China until September 7th. Please see the revised shipping schedule below. I know! It's hard to wait three more weeks for this baby to be in your hands. Please hang tight. I think you'll be happy with the final result.

 
 

Peter from PandaGM has shared the following video with me showing the packaging process for the games. I can't wait to be holding the final product in my hands! I can't wait for you to be holding it in your hands!

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Thanks for sticking with me through all the curve balls! Hopefully this is that last one. Wu Wei has 54 unique components in addition to all the printed materials. That makes this one of the most ambitious board game projects out there. I know it's torture but we are nearing the end of the marathon! Thanks again for your patience and good will!

Best,
Justin


Revised Shipping Schedule  

August 29 >> Final Components Received 
August 29 - September 6 >> Final Assembly in Shenzhen, China
September 7 - September 28 >> Ocean Freight Shipping to San Francisco
October 3 - October 21 >> Distribution

Shipping Update

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Howdy folks!

Things are moving forward slowly but surely! The final components (15,000 dice) will be delivered to the PandaGM factory in Shenzhen, China on August 10th. The games will be assembled and put on a container ship headed for San Francisco by August 20th. Ocean shipping and clearing customs will take 2-3 weeks and then the games will be delivered from the port to my distributor via truck.

 
Once the games are with the distributor, it will take up to two weeks to deliver your copy of Wu Wei to your door. All of this rigmarole means you will receive your game in September!

 
Thanks as always for sticking with me on this journey! I can't believe I'm going to be delivering my first published game to all of you. I'll be sending you updates at each step of the process until you all receive your copies of Wu Wei. Thanks again!

Best,
Justin 

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Upcoming Schedule

  • August 10 >> Final Components Received
  • August 10 - August 20 >> Final Assembly in Shenzhen, China
  • August 21 - September 12 >> Ocean Freight Shipping to San Francisco 
  • September 13 - September 28 >> Distribution

Locking Down Backerkit on July 7th!

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Howdy Backers!

The last items are in production (wood tiles and player pieces). After that, the games will be assembled and shipped from the PandaGM factory in Shenzhen, China. As soon as I have more information, I will update you with firm dates for delivery and hopefully a few more pictures.

 
I have been working with a distribution company with hubs in California to speed up the delivery. Delivering the games to the west coast shortens the ocean shipping time by a couple of weeks. The games will pass through customs and will be delivered on pallets via truck to the warehouse. After that, the distribution company will pack up the games and ship them directly to you!

I have received most of your addresses via Backerkit If you need to update your shipping address or you still need to provide me your shipping address, now is the time! Here's the web address one more time: https://wuwei.backerkit.com

If you are having trouble, feel free to send me a private message and I will do my best to get you sorted out. I will be locking everything down on July 7th!

Best,
Justin


 
In Progress

  • Wood Tiles and Dice Production

Coming up!

  • Game Assembly 
  • Ocean Freight Shipping 
  • Distribution