I don’t exactly know how it happened. Did the manufacturer come with this idea and send us a sample or it was my employee Greg who asked them to prepare it for us. I don’t know. What’s important, one day I found a pawn for Robinson on my desk. Man, it looked breathtaking. The dark brown wooden piece with a picture of character gently carved in the wood. That was one of the most thematic pieces for a game I have ever seen.
‘What is that?’ I asked Greg.
‘Do we want it? For our website or something?’ he smiled and asked.
‘Hell, yes, we want it!’
Then there was a small update with art so the carved picture looks great and the production started. A few months later my personal copy of Robinson Crusoe got upgraded. The pieces made it officially to our Loot Box set.
I remember the first edition of Robinson Crusoe back then in 2012 with basic pawns. Then, in the Game of the Year edition, we added stickers. It looked like we reached max, it looked like only plastic miniatures could improve the game – but I never wanted plastic pieces in the Robinson.
And now here we are, putting Robinson on the next level and yet, keeping plastic away. Thematic wooden carved pawns is what Robinson needed. I couldn’t be happier.
Carved Pawns for Robinson Crusoe are part of the Loot Box – learn more here.