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Martial arts masters secretly train students while the emperor seeks to unite his people in this 60 minute board game for 2-6 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.
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.
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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!

I'm on a boat!
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

Final Samples and a Big Surprise!

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Howdy Backers!

What a long strange trip this whole experience has been! We are finally nearing the end of the manufacturing process and I am really excited to show you the final version of all the printed materials and the latest and (nearly) final samples for the wood and dice components. I also have a big surprise for you!

All of the printed materials have exceeded my expectations! PandaGM has really done an amazing job with the materials, finish, and colors.

Final Box
Final Box

 
  

Punch Boards
Punch Boards

 
  

Printed Components
Printed Components

  
You may remember that we had a few stretch goals that we didn't quite hit this time around: upgraded cards, upgraded player pieces, and most importantly a nifty plastic insert tray. I'm pleased to announce that all of the stretch goals have been added to the final product! What can I say? I couldn't live without them either!

The box including the plastic insert tray
The box including the plastic insert tray
Loaded box
Loaded box
Empty plastic tray
Empty plastic tray

 
How about a few beauty shots of the game all set up? Why not! Ha ha! I am so pleased with how this project is looking. I hope you like what you see too!

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Nice angles


  

All laid out
All laid out

 
  

Close up
Close up

 
  

A certain symmetry
A certain symmetry

 
The final colors for the wood tiles have been adjusted (the middle row of circles in the picture below is the latest, the first row is the first sample, and the last row is the printed tracker board). It's hard to tell the difference in the photo but please trust me when I say the colors have improved dramatically. The latest samples will be used in the final product. I'm also making some last minute adjustments to the gold color on the wood tiles and one more push for the clarity of the white Emperor dice. Everything is so close!

Final Notes
Final Notes

 
Thanks again for sticking with me on this project. Everything has already been printed and as soon as the wood tiles and dice are done, PandaGM will package everything up and put it on a ship headed for the US. I'll keep you up-to-date as things progress!

Best,
Justin


  

Finished! 

  • Design Verification (done) 
  • Digital Proofs (done) 
  • Pre-Production Copy (done) 
  • 4th Round of Component Samples (done) 
  • 5th Round of Component Samples (done)
  • Mass Production Copy (done)

Coming up!  

  • Wood Tiles and Dice Production
  • Game Assembly
  • Ocean Freight Shipping
  • Distribution