Manufacturing Completed

The first print run included the Kickstarter rewards and 100 additional copies of the game to sell, which I got in the mail on August 29th 2014. The second print run was made by AdMagic, and I was happy that they didn’t take long. I paid for them to manufacture the game around August 1st, 2014. It’s been a little over a month since then and I have already got all the copies of the game in the mail. The FedEx service only took five days to deliver all the copies of the game from China, which was also pretty impressive. All the games were in two 55 pound packages, and FedEx tells me that they estimate it would cost $1328.33 to ship it to the USA using the FedEx international economy option. The shipping was included when I paid for the games to be manufactured, and I don’t know if FedEx actually charges less when you are in China.

AdMagic was actually an intermediary between me and a manufacturer in China, so it is possible that people will have a somewhat different experience with them assuming that AdMagic has more than one manufacturer in China that they deal with.

I opened two copies of the game to make sure everything is in order. All the copies were shrink wrapped, the centering was done very well, and the rulebooks look pretty pretty good.

The second print run is noticeably different, so the promo cards I had manufactured with The Game Crafter won’t really work with it. I guess you could try to use special card sleeves if you want to try mixing the promo cards in with a deck of Crazier Eights made by AdMagic. However, the cards are very glossy (perhaps with a plastic coating) and you get a rule book rather than a rules document.

Because the AdMagic copies are different, I got a different bar code for them, and made sure the box is slightly different. The back of the box says it was manufactured by AdMagic:

crazier eights admagic box

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