Iron Clays & Spades

Created by Gavan Brown of Roxley Games

Luxury tabletop game counters, elegant storage containers, and beautifully designed playing cards in letter pressed boxes.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

STATUS REPORT - 2019.12.12. Entering Final Production Phases. Next Update: January 9th, 2020. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
2 days ago – Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 10:31:59 PM

TL;DR: Manufacturing is nearly complete for everything; we are still targeting fulfillment to begin in February 2020. Our next update will be Thursday, January 9th, 2020.

Our Holiday Schedule

Roxley staff will be taking a few days this Christmas to spend with family, but we will be staggering our time off so as not to delay liaising with manufacturers and other key projects. We will continue to answer messages (although please allow a few extra days for a response, especially if you need to reach a specific person).

Our next update is scheduled for Thursday, January 9th, 2020.

Whatever you and your family celebrate, we wish all of you the happiest of holidays, and a joyous New Year!

Manufacturing Update

Chips (All Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to be complete within the coming weeks.  Once these are complete, they will be packed into boxes.

200 & 400 Wooden Chest - Manufacturing of these boxes is now complete! We are currently waiting for chips to be completed so that they can be packed into the wooden chests for backers who did not order build your own bank.  Build your own bank backers will have their bank custom built at fulfillment.

100, 200, & 400 Printed Box - Production is now underway and scheduled to complete by end of month.

Iron Spades - Decks are being shipped to fulfillment services all over the world to prepare for fulfillment in early February.

Fulfillment Timeline - As per the previous update, fulfillment is now set to begin in February 2020. We are liaising closely with all four of our manufacturers we are dealing with to minimize the potential for any delays, with the goal still being to get everything on boats before Chinese New Year. Overall, the manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 boxes is now nearly complete, so barring further unforeseen challenges, we still targeting fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in February 2020. We will bring you more specific dates when we are able to confirm them.

Is the Preorder store still open?

Preorders remain open! (Although note that Upgrade Paths are no longer available, and we are not able to subsidize prices quite as much now as we did during the campaign.)

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.11.28. Fulfillment moves to February. 400 Printed Box & New Denomination Images. Happy Thanksgiving, America!
16 days ago – Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 01:10:05 AM

TL;DR: Due to a manufacturing delay, fulfillment is now expected to begin in February 2020. 

Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - The new color samples have been approved and production of these chips is underway. See our sample images below!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to be complete next month.

200 & 400 Wooden Chest - Manufacturing of these boxes is now complete! Final assembly is due to be complete mid-December.

200 & 400 Printed Box - Production is now underway, but we have suffered a 1 month delay due to the required color correction.

Iron Spades - Decks are finished final assembly at Art of Play. They will be shipped to fulfillment services all over the world to prepare for fulfillment in early February.

Fulfillment Timeline - Fulfillment is now set to begin in February 2020, due to a manufacturing delay. 

We were excited to received our samples of the Iron Clays 200 Printed boxes--but they were an unattractive color under real life lighting.  So we requested an adjustment, and our manufacturer asked for a color match proof; this is a normal precautionary measure that we've done seamlessly with Brass and other projects, and it doesn't generally cause a problem--we send them a color swatch, they match it, they send us a new, properly matched sample, and we're good to go. Sounds simple enough... right? But we're entering the busiest time of year for the manufacturer (Chinese New Year begins mid-January and the industry shuts down almost completely; additional time for a project is nearly impossible to arrange), and even with rush courier service both ways and our strong position in the manufacturing queue, we are now told that this minor delay was enough to increase the low lead time for the 200 Printed Box to an unexpected 40 days. 

The potential for this delay should have been communicated to us by our manufacturer, because until now we have been under the assumption that we are completely on-schedule. We're now being told the earliest our shipments can leave China will be January 15-20. This is incredibly frustrating for us, but we must accept 100% responsibility for this delay; if you were planning a big 18XX game in January, you have our deepest apologies.  

For now, we have all hands on deck from ourselves and all four of the manufacturers we are dealing with to minimize the potential for any further delays to this project, or similar mishaps with future ones.

Overall, the manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 boxes is now nearly complete, so barring further unforeseen challenges, we are now targeting fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in February 2020. We will bring you more specific dates when we are able to confirm them.

The Latest Samples Have Arrived!

We've got more pictures to share! 

One small note about the third image below: the inner box walls of the 400 Printed Box will be white, not black; our color prototype does not have that inner layer. (A reminder as well: as we discovered when doing our color match, the colors that monitors and phones display on screens are not always a 100% match for the real life product.)

(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)
(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)
(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)
(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)
(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)
(Image: Sharmilla Jade Photography)

Is the Preorder store still open?

Preorders remain open! (Although note that Upgrade Paths are no longer available, and we are not able to subsidize prices quite as much now as we did during the campaign.)

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Team Roxley would like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving weekend to all of our American friends! We ourselves are tremendously thankful for you - the members of the gaming community, that have honored and blessed us with your incredible support. So this weekend, wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, our sincerest hope is that you're having a great time with the people you love.

As we move into December schedule, our next scheduled update will happen two weeks from now, but the following one will most likely be delayed as Team Roxley takes a few days off to spend with our families (we'll confirm details in the next update).

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.11.14 - Steady As She Goes
29 days ago – Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 12:26:57 AM

TL;DR: Manufacturing is under way for all components; we remain on schedule for fulfillment to begin in January 2020.

Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - Moulds for the new denominations are all being made and should be completed shortly. The new color samples have been sent, which are set to arrive before the end of the week.  Once these arrive, we will be choosing final colors in time to get the remaining chips produced.  We will share photos in the next update!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to continue for months.

200 & 400 Wooden Chest - Manufacturing of these boxes is now in progress!

200 & 400 Printed Box - We are waiting for revised samples of the Iron Clays 200 printed boxes with tweaked red. Again, these printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project, so we are still very much on schedule. We will share photos in the next update!

Iron Spades - Decks are currently undergoing final assembly at Art of Play.  Once Dan and Dave are finished this, they will be shipped to fulfillment services all over the world to prepare for fulfillment in January.

The last two weeks have consisted of a huge amount of logistical planning.  Because we are dealing with 3 different manufacturers for this project, it has created some big complexities.  Adam Wyse has done an amazing job over the last 4 months planning out what has turned into the most logistically complex project we've done to date.

Manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 printed box is ongoing. Barring natural, unnatural, or supernatural disasters, we are still very much on target for fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in January 2020.

 I just found out about the Iron Clays! Can I still buy some? 

Preorders remain open! (Although note that Upgrade Paths are no longer available, and we are not able to subsidize prices quite as much now as we did during the campaign.)

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.10.31 - Manufacturing Continuing on Schedule. Happy Halloween!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 12:52:12 AM

TL;DR: Manufacturing is under way for all components; we remain on schedule for fulfillment to begin in January 2020. 

Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - The moulds have been completed and approved!  We are nearly satisfied with the colors. We are requesting one more color sample be sent.  We are confident after this final color sample iteration we can move forward with production of the 50, 500, and 2k denominations.  Once we accept final color matching, we will share photos!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to continue for months.

200 & 400 Wooden Chest - Manufacturing of these boxes is now in progress!

200 & 400 Printed Box - We received prototype samples.  We are very satisfied with the foil on both designs.  These boxes look super sexy!  We have requested a color matching tweak to the red color on the 200 box, as it is slightly too brown, and should be closer to a red wine color.  Once we have a final matched color, we will begin production of them (and share updated images).  The color on the 400 box is perfect.  Again, these printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project, so we are still very much on schedule!

Iron Spades - Decks are finished, and are being shipped to Dan and Dave for final assembly!

Manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 printed box is ongoing. Barring natural, unnatural, or supernatural disasters, we are still very much on target for fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in January 2020. 

I just found out about the Iron Clays! Can I still buy some? 

Preorders remain open! (Although note that Upgrade Paths are no longer available, and we are not able to subsidize prices quite as much now as we did during the campaign.)

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!

STATUS REPORT - 2019.10.10 - Nearly All Items in Production. Brass: Birmingham is Back, & a Top 10 Game!
2 months ago – Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:30:37 AM

TL;DR: Manufacturing is under way for all but the printed 200 and 400 boxes; we remain on schedule. Brass: Birmingham is back, and is available from Roxley or your FLGS. 

 Manufacturing Update

Chips (New Denominations) - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We assume that the moulds are completed and we will hopefully be receiving final colored samples soon.  Once these are complete and they have sent samples we approve, we'll share some photos of the new denominations!

Chips (Existing Denominations) - Manufacturing of these 2.9 million chips is ongoing and is expected to continue for months.

200 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete!  We have issued an order to the manufacturer to begin production!

200 Printed Box - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We are still awaiting sample printed prototypes of these boxes so that we can select an appropriate foil and begin production.  These printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project.

400 Wooden Chest - Prepress complete!  We have issued an order to the manufacturer to begin production!

400 Printed Box - Our contact at the manufacturer is on vacation this week.  We are still awaiting sample printed prototypes of these boxes so that we can select an appropriate foil and begin production.  These printed boxes have the smallest lead time of any of the parts of this project.

Iron Spades - Decks are currently being produced by USPCC! Once complete they will be shipped to Art Of Play for final assembly.

Manufacturing of everything except for the 200 and 400 printed box has now begun. Barring natural, unnatural, or supernatural disasters, we are still very much on target for fulfillment of the Iron Clays and Spades to begin in January 2020.  (Fingers crossed!)

 Brass: Birmingham Is Back!

For those who have been waiting for the reprint, Brass: Birmingham has returned! The retail version is already in friendly local game stores, and you can once again order the original Kickstarter Deluxe versions of Birmingham and/or Lancashire, including 78 Iron Clays, from the Brass Preorder store.

(Orders placed now will ship within 1-2 weeks, depending on your location; we unfortunately cannot combine shipping of Brass with your Iron Clays pledge. Canadian customers may be delayed, as Snakes & Lattes has not yet confirmed their stock has cleared customs at the border. We can still add Brass fillout sets to your pledge, even if it has already been locked down! Message us at ks@roxley.com if you'd like to request this.)

Brass: Birmingham Enters the Top 10 at Boardgamegeek!

Brass: Birmingham is the jewel of Roxley's collection, and it continues to shine! Team Roxley would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who have taken the time to rate it - we always appreciate your honest feedback on this and all of our other games.

 I just found out about the Iron Clays! Can I still buy some? 

Yes you can!

Click here to access the Iron Clays & Iron Spades Preorder Store!

Keep rollin' sixes,

Gavan Brown & Team Roxley

P.S.: More big things are coming from Roxley! So if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...and also right here on Kickstarter!