The new Black Label format.

The old Format 1

Format 1 has been discontinued due to several issues such as supply disruptions and difficulties to manage a big catalog. Also it's always been a very problematic format. I already achieved all my goals with it, and I want to do other things. I might have some copies in stock, though.

Materials sources

All our games are made in Spain, with components coming from Spain, UK, Belgium and Germany. We don't print in China and we try to keep the chinese footprint to the minimum.

The boards

All boards are now made of 5mm thick 'ice' acrylic. They are engraved and cut with laser. This makes them a top quality item, far more resistant than cardboard and as tough as wood but with much higher accuracy. Also they look amazing on the table. Some games are boardless, though.

The pieces

Most pieces are 3D printed with Polylactic Acid (PLA). PLA is is different than most thermoplastic polymers in that it is derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane. Also we use a top-layer smoothing technology for even more impressive results.

The box

The cardboard box is made of recycled paper and it's DIN A4 (210x297x45mm approx) or DIN A5 (210x150x45mm approx). It has a black label that includes a barcode for stores. Also the rules are printed on heavyweight satin paper.

The designer

All games available in this new format have been designed or co-designed by yours truly (Néstor Romeral Andrés). Why? Well, because I'm having more fun this way. I've published games by other designers for 12 years and I think now it's other publishers' turn to take over.