La Mancha: The Card Game

Created by Chris Totten

La Mancha is a storytelling card game based on Miguel de Cervantes’s classic 1605 novel, Don Quixote.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Bag design and shipping update!
5 days ago – Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 06:30:07 AM

Dear backers,

Sorry that this is going out later than I had originally said, but I have an update on the tote bags. By popular demand, the tote bag design will be the windmill scene! 

I've just ordered them and they should arrive within the same timeframe as the games (first week of September.) 

Speaking of shipping - the ship with the games is docking in Los Angeles RIGHT NOW. Once they are offloaded, they will begin the cross-country journey to us and we can start getting the games to you when they arrive in early September! 

One last thing: I have received a few messages from people who have recently moved and want to change addresses. I am making sure to make notes of those for our shipping. If you are able though, please go on Backerkit and change your address there as that will update it in our online system. I will lock addresses on September 1st so if you need to make a change, you can do so until then. 

Cheers,

Chris

Shipping update and bag artwork survey
21 days ago – Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 09:19:35 PM

Dear backers,

The games are finally shipping from the factory to us! The expected arrival date is the first week of September, and from there we will begin getting them to you! 

Thank you again for your patience during this process. There were a few delays along the way, but we will be getting your copies of La Mancha to you soon! 

In other news, we need your help picking a bag design. Check out the 4 above and go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7XGD9RZ to pick your favorite by August 7th. I'll announce the results next Friday! Here are your choices: 

From upper left: Windmill bag, Chain Gang bag, Knight of the White Moon bag, and Knight of the Mirrors bag
From upper left: Windmill bag, Chain Gang bag, Knight of the White Moon bag, and Knight of the Mirrors bag

Cheers,


Chris

Manufacturing is ending soon - games are on their way to the US!
2 months ago – Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 02:24:33 PM

Dear backers,

Production update: 

I hope this update finds everyone well. I apologize for the lull in updates: the game has been in print production with Panda for the last few months and there have not been many big changes. My wife and I have been prepping for the arrival of our new baby (due Friday) so it's been lots of eager waiting for the Pie for Breakfast crew!

I can happily report, however, that yesterday I submitted the paperwork to have the games shipped from the factory. Once we receive them, distribution to backers will begin immediately. 

Coming soon: tote bag design poll

In the coming weeks, I'll be distributing a poll for backers to select the design they want printed on the tote bags. 

Print and play errors

Lastly, I have received some messages from backers saying that the print-and-play games distributed a few months back contained only a few cards from each deck. This should not be the case: on my end those were completed PDFs. 

If this has happened to you, please send me a message and I will gladly send the correct and updated print-and-play PDF. 

Cheers and thank you for your patience, we're in the final stretch now! 

Chris

Print and play error update - RESOLVED
2 months ago – Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:25:33 AM

Dear backers,

Those backers who've ordered print-and-play PDFs of La Mancha and physical versions should soon receive notifications from Backerkit that new Digital Download files have been sent to them. This is an updated version of the print-and-play PDFs with all cards included. 

For some reason, the previous PDFs only had 2 sheets per deck (9 cards). I have checked the PDFs personally and they are complete. This is my error and I take full responsibility. Please accept my apology and I hope that you are able to make up for the lost time with the game! 

Cheers and thanks for your patience,

Chris

The manufacturer's prototype has arrived! Here's an unboxing video!
4 months ago – Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:24:38 PM

Dear backers,

I got home today to see that I had received a present from Panda Game Manufacturing, the company printing La Mancha. I wonder what it could be...

Maybe?
Maybe?

I was the manufacturer's prototype of the game! Here's an unboxing video. I'm sorry it came out a little blurry, but I've also included some photos below. 

Just check out what comes in the box! 

The La Mancha box
The La Mancha box
Opening to find the instruction booklet
Opening to find the instruction booklet
The La Mancha cards
The La Mancha cards

This is the first prototype of the box, so this means that games will be printing over the next few months. Afterward, they'll be shipped over from China. I'll keep you updated about the time table as I learn more. 

If you can't wait, don't forget to check your inboxes for links to the print and play version from BackerKit, which I sent out last week! Also don't forget to tell any friends who might be interested in the game that they can still pre-order copies here:  https://lamancha.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders 

Meanwhile, we'll be posting some videos of La Mancha gameplay over the next few weeks, so keep an eye here. 

Cheers and thanks,


Chris