When the idea for the card game came to mind I had no idea that it would come to this point. Many hours have been spent re-reading all the books, writing about the characters, printing these on label sheets and sticking them on purchased bridge cards to make my first game and subsequent games. These $2 bridge cards were purchased at my local Cheap shop in batches of 4, 8, or 12 packs at a time. It was with great delight and amusement that I realised that the sales staff thought I was a bridge champion, who played so much bridge that she wore out her cards! As I was trying to keep my game secret until the launch, I didn’t disillusion them. Each time I came in to buy more cards, they would give me a friendly wave and ask how the Bridge games were going. By now I have made hundreds, and possibly thousands, of cards in the trials. Some of the cards have the same original wording while other characters have been rewritten many times until I was satisfied. Now these home made games have been replaced with the beautiful cards designed by my graphic designer Trish.
When we started Trish and I obtained costs from lots of different printers both here and overseas. We really wanted to keep it local and were very happy to get a great quote from Bowden Printing here in Adelaide. They have been lovely to work with, helping to define what was really needed and adapting as the project has developed. For me, the last two years have been a huge learning curve and a great adventure.