A Bright Future is In the Cards
I had hoped to be able to write a pre-Christmas update with a solid projection regarding a shipping date for the 7th Guest Board Game and accompanying add-ons, but that update will have to wait just a few days more. Hopefully for a pre-New Year's update.
The good news is that all development work is finished and materials delivered to Panda, our manufacturer, and we are awaiting word from them regarding their schedule. But all things being equal and barring any major glitches, I am anticipating that we will get everything shipped in the April-May time frame.
We will be using the several weeks between now and then to finish development and manufacture of the add-on items - Stauf action figure, the Stauf Mansion model kit, the Infection board game, and of course, the Stauf and Tad miniatures.
On the creative front, we have made a significant design change to the cards and have increased their size to tarot card dimensions (see illustration above). We've taken a new approach to the Puzzler cards with the questions on the front side and the corresponding hints and answers encrypted on the back side.
We also decided to increase the size of the miniatures from 42mm to an average height of about 48mm. We've had prototypes 3D-printed and they are just the right size and look pretty cool. Kudos to our mad Transylvanian sculptor Silvaticus and to our own in-house modeler and man about town, William Hennes!
Also, a big holiday shout out to our invaluable puzzler editor Kristy McGowan and the entire puzzle making team of Ben, Brad, Brandon, Chris, Todd and Zsuzsa.
That's about it for now, kiddos. Until next time, have a great Christmas holiday.
P.S. Just between you, me and the ghosts, we've also been busy developing and game testing an 11th Hour expansion kit for the board game. Feedback has been very positive. Much more to come on that in the upcoming months.