This is really kooky and all Kate’s fault! Out at a local tiny family restaurant, she pulls a beat up Altoids Smalls container from her purse, tosses it like a gauntlet onto the table, and says “how about this for a game?”
Mint Tin Pirates and Mint Tin Aliens were a huge logistical challenge. The game play was heavily dictated by the form factor. 64 cards is the max that will fit, especially when the cards puff up a little from shuffling and bending. And there was no way to get instructions printed and folded to fit the tin without costing a few dollars each! =(
So a mini tin?
My American can supplier does have a size close to it and 720 come in a carton, but they are less than half the size of the normal mint tin! o_O
- normal – 3-11/16″ x 2-5/16″ x 3/4″
or 6.4 cubic inches
- mini – 2-5/16″ x 1-7/8″ x 1/2″
or 2.17 cubic inches
But . . . 12mm dice fit, mini meeples fit, so there’s the challenge. A logistical and game play challenge.
No cards? Ugh, that limits what you can do big time!
But here it is below, kind of in action, I almost gave up because my shoulder was hurting from frantically rolling the dice so many times and so quickly (and lunch came!). It’s a bit like cutthroat Escape: The Curse of the Temple.
What about the Inimitable Kate?
She’s a beast. She’s ruthless and laughs when she knocks me back down or tosses me out of the shelter!
Maybe this will be the next Kickstarter, but another game too, I do like the pairs! =)
btw, if you read the blog but didn’t know, Mint Tin Pirates and Mint Tin Aliens is live on Kickstarter!
Recycled image below from two posts back, but it makes me grin! =D
Have a great weekend!