When you make and publish games, you need to do a lot of things to get that game to market. There’s a lot more than just making a game and selling it.
When you are done designing, playtesting, and about 40 other things (I’ll list that in another post), you need to tell your manufacturer to create prototype copies. These are to ensure your graphics look good printed, the manufacturer uses the quality materials you require, the box doesn’t fall apart and everything fits in the box. I ordered six prototype copies before pressing the big red GO button to be sure all was good. And it was.
During the long wait, I also needed to make sure the online store worked so that people would be able to buy the game. While it was up, an old friend of mine and Gen. II Waple Family member, happened upon the site and bought the game. As we didn’t have any in stock at that time, I told him he’d have to wait. That wait ended on Saturday, February 1, 2020, when Chip Sieczko and his awesome wife, met with me, my wife and my son and we stuffed our faces with BBQ.
That means that Chip, AKA Spaz Pfitzwaple, was the first-ever Mount Tiki Games customer, and for that, I will be forever grateful.