We’ve hit a big milestone! I received one test deck from the printer, and Joe and I have done three separate test-play sessions with people who have never played before.
The cards look great and the testing went well. The testing also served its purpose of finding previously undiscovered problems, and I’m making minor tweaks to a couple of cards and to the instruction manual before I order the final decks to eliminate wording that was confusing people. I’m also going to make a video showing how to play for people who would rather watch a video than read an instruction manual.
I’ve also been hard at work on the secret prizes for people who got the Mystery Box.
Here are pictures of me unboxing the deck and of one of our test-play sessions. It’s been exciting to hold the game in my hands and watch people play. I can’t wait for all of you to be able to feel the same thing!
MY FIRST PEEK AT THE DECK IN THE BOX. (Imagine me squealing with delight and anticipation.)
OPENING THE BOX (The extra room is for the cool chips you’ll get and the folded instruction manual.)
THE BOX, RULE BOOK, AND PILE OF CARDS. (I wasn’t happy with the rule book, so it is going to look very different in the final version.)
THE FIRST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TO PLAY THE PRINTED GAME. (It was difficult for me not to play myself first, but to thank the test players for their time, I wanted to give them the honor of being first. They were incredibly helpful and played for hours.)
If this is the first time you’ve heard of Peeve Wars, you can see more about the whole project here, and if you want to be notified when it becomes commercially available, please send an e-mail to feedback [at] quickanddirtytips [dot] com and ask to be put on my Peeve Wars notification list.
Thanks again to all the backers. It’s been amazing to hold the cards in my hands and know that the game is a real thing and to watch people play and have fun. You made that possible. You.