At Ninox, we can offer suggestions on a range of topics related to game manufacturing so you will know what are the best options for your game. These topics include game box and game board construction, card stocks, printing and coating options, and custom manufacturing of game pieces. We understand it can be a daunting task to prepare the specification of your game with the appropriate nomenclatures, and we are here to help you.
Production Cost Estimation
Once you have the specification of your game, we will be able to estimate the production cost for you. Depending on the complexity of your game (i.e. the number of specialized components involved), this process may take as short as a few days to up to two weeks. For most games however, cost estimation typically takes one week, and you will be informed with the unit cost of your game (for your requested order size), along with any tooling costs, sample charges, and/or printing setup costs required for its production. We will be able to provide you with a mock up sample of your game, so you can evaluate the texture, wight and feel of each printed components to make sure they feel right to you.
At this stage, we will review all of your artwork files and professionally assess them to ensure they will print well, and advise you with any necessary changes. A press-proof for all the printed items will then be sent to you to check for content and color accuracy, and to finalize any changes. If your game includes miniatures, this is when a hand sample will be made for your approval, and If you have any plastic game pieces that require custom manufacturing by injection molding, this is when we initiate tooling for the injection mold. Before your game is ready for mass production, we will produce a pre-production sample for you so you'll know exactly how your game will look and feel.
When you give us the green light to mass produce your game, we will have them made and packaged professionally and timely. For most games, the production lead time is about 30-45 days (for producing 10,000 games).
Our printer invests heavily in printing technologies and game production techniques. Being a Hasbro-approved facility, Not only does it mean our printer is capable of handling very large production volume without compromising quality or delivery time, it also means you can have more confidence about your game being produced under stringent safety, environmental and social economical standards. We can mass produce games from a large selection of card stocks, printing and coating options, and also helping you to print on a variety of materials besides paper such as fabric, metal and plastic. Furthermore, the printed components of each game will undergo a number of treatments to prevent bending and warping, which could otherwise occur as a result of exposure to certain climate conditions.
Custom manufacturing of game components
In addition to our dedicated factory which also produces for several large international clients in the toys and games industry , Ninox also has strategic partnerships with many quality manufacturers in Asia that can help you produce game pieces in plastic, metal, polyresin, wood and fabric. Whether you want your game components to be colored by tempo printing or screen printing, or have miniatures hand-painted with a high level of detail, we can help you achieve these goals and to ensure that they meet your specification.
Quality is of utmost importance to us. At Ninox, we put in tremendous amount of effort to closely monitor each step of the production process to ensure your game is made to your specification. As a result, we are able to quickly detect problems arise during your game production and have them resolved efficiently.
We offer a number of shipping options for delivering your games. When you initiate your project with us, our project managers will discuss with you about the available options.
We are aware of the unique challenges of games manufactured for Kickstarter campaigns. If you have a Kickstarter project, chances are you will need to send your game to backers in all corners of the world. If you don't want the hassle of handling all the shipments by yourself, we will be happy to discuss how we might be able to help you. Given the geographical location of Hong Kong and its role as an international nexus for logistics, we will likely get a better international shipping rate than in your home country, and thus helping you to save cost and time.