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I’ve met Cole a couple of times.

Thoughtful chap. I’m hoping to play this one soon!

A couple of days earlier than expected, we are now taking orders for Cole Wehrle’s AN INFAMOUS TRAFFIC ($50 MSRP), a game for two to five players about the Opium Wars and the opening of China in the nineteenth century. It is a brutal economics game set among the fracturing political landscape of Qing China. Initially, you will need to rely on smugglers in order to get your products into the interior, but, if Parliament can be swayed, perhaps an open war can make the trade more secure. At the same time, you’ll want to be careful. If British aggression goes unchecked, the region may become a failed state, which could jeopardize your hard-fought gains.

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AN INFAMOUS TRAFFIC is easily our most anticipated release to date. Mr. Wehrle’s exceptional, polished game design creates a rich decision space full of emergent alliances and subtle butterfly effects, ensuring replayability at a competitive level, while remaining elegant and simple to teach and to play. The countersheet, map, and box-top were all created by Mr. Wehrle, ensuring a complete continuity between the mechanics of the design and its implementation in the physical elements.

Those of you who have been following our newsletters from the start know that the game includes little wooden cubes, which we ordered from a supplier in Germany in a limited supply. If sales are as brisk as we are anticipating, we will order more cubes, but of course it will take time to fulfill that order, to ship them to us, and for us to sort and bag the cubes for each individual copy of the game. So, our first batch of games should be shipped to customers within a week or two of them being ordered, but once we’re through that batch, there is going to be an interim of two to four weeks before we can fulfill any further orders. So, what does this mean for you, the consumer? It means that if you want this game on your table (or under your tree) before the end of the year, you should order your copy now.

Print and Play files will be available for purchase on Wargame Vault in the next couple of days. These of course will not have any interruption. 🙂

If you want to find out more about the game and its graphic design, Mr. Wehrle wrote three articles on our company blog:

Print and Play files will be available for purchase on Wargame Vault in the next couple of days. These of course will not have any interruption. 🙂

If you want to find out more about the game and its graphic design, Mr. Wehrle wrote three articles on our company blog:

Development: An Infamous Traffic

Cover Story: An Infamous Traffic

Cartography: An Infamous Traffic

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