Vinolentis   Space Invaders   Mafia  

The making of the Mafia cards

Overview   Packaging   Process  

The author sends us his story of Mafia creation, the original rules and a list of extra roles. After editing the text we forward it to the illustrator.

Starting to put together nice gift packaging and instructions. We plan to wrap the Mafia up by setting it up on top of a special insert, then secure it in a box with lid, and finally wrapping it up tight to seal in all the fun.

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Sketching the box in and out. Crafting a smart cover for the instructions. The insert role is assigned to a revolver, pointed at any daredevil opening the box. The gun’s drum serves at the hideout for the cards. Testing different schemes.

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Designing the wrapper.

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How about a deck-sized metal box?

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Or cardboard?

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A two-decks size box proves to be a sure shot with its convenience and ease of production.

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Putting back side of the box together.

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Laying out the instructions. It started really expansive to match the initial gift packaging concept.

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Then it evolved together with the box. Attempting to fit the instructions in a double-sided accordion format.

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Ending up with a book format, which perfectly accommodates bilingual text.

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Color testing the cards. Checking the main characters and the back.

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Sending everything to the printers.

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