Wu Wei is on a boat!
27 days ago
– Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 07:22:25 PM
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!
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
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!
September 17 - October 5 >> Ocean Freight Shipping to San Francisco October 5 - October 12 >> Clearing Customs October 15 - November 2 >> Distribution
Revised Shipping Schedule
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 07:05:12 PM
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!
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!
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
3 months ago
– Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 09:23:25 PM
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!
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!
4 months ago
– Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 05:51:21 PM
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!
Wood Tiles and Dice Production
Ocean Freight Shipping
Final Samples and a Big Surprise!
5 months ago
– Sat, May 19, 2018 at 02:14:07 AM
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!