Cardboard tuck boxes are a pet peeve of ours here at Esmaya & Me. We hate it when our tuck boxes finally end up in the trash and our cards are relegated to finishing out their lives wrapped up in a rubber band or hair tie, deteriorating even more quickly now that they’ve lost their protective shell. We would like to make sure that our own games don’t share the same fate. Especially when the game has instructions that should stay with it.
After failing to find an equation for the problem of determining our minimum goal on Kickstarter, we put our heads together and came up with an equation that works pretty well.
At first blush, we thought plastic cards were a bad idea. They’re plastic; not really biodegradable, and not the obvious ecological choice. Paper cards, though, are really just a thin bit of card stock sandwiched between two sheets of clear plastic, so, it turns out that they’re really not much better. In fact, they are likely to end up in a land fill at a higher rate than a fully plastic cards, since they need to be replaced so often.
We thought it might be a good idea to just drop a short list of some of the more interesting tidbits we’ve learned in the past six months so that folks who might have similar ideas can be prepared