They are almost here, the new line of boxed games from Victory Point Games (VPG).
Although Victory Point Games has long resisted putting our games in boxes, the invasion of that idea could not be resisted in the face of changing circumstances. Our plans for growth included reaching out to game wholesalers and retailers this year, and they have made it very clear that their customers want boxes! Consequently, the past several weeks has seen us go through stages of shock, introspection, soul-searching, decision, defiance, and determination. So, boxed games, here we come…
The plans (subject to change) for possible insertion into VPG game box include a charcoal pack (to help absorb the rustic smell of the laser-cut counters) and an “official” VPG napkin (with instructions for removing any counter soot).We plan to include [brace yourself] a mounted game board and, when we do so, we will also include a paper game board as well (giving you a choice of which playing surface you would like to use.
The mounted game boards are affixed to standard counter stock (not the extra-thick stock we’re using for Gold Banner counters, but the standard stock we use for all of our other counters). They are not of the folding variety, but are instead “puzzle-cut.”
The bottom line is that you will have options when acquiring your next VPG game: a boxed game with a mounted board (when available) and larger dice (at a boxed game price), or the traditional poly-bagged games that you enjoy now (at our usual price). The former will generally be available in stores (depending upon our agreements with some designers), but both will be available directly to you via our web site with our usual prompt and caring customer service attached.