There are few things in life as useless as bent mallets, (though it could be said that some of our politicians run them close). But I’ve been hearing a lot of people muttering that mallets *might* get bent in Kamba.
I just wanted to write a quick post to address that:
First up, a bit of a bend on a Kamba mallet card isn’t a bad thing. It means they’re easier to lift off the table. And unless you’re a super-competitive-type of games player, that’s a generally positive thing.
I’ve got sets of Kamba that have enjoyed many outings to shows etc without sustaining terminal damage in the bent mallet department. But then I haven’t been playing them vigorously, (e.g. late at night after a few margaritas). More’s the pity…
So if you’re really worried about your mallet cards or just can’t help being wildly vigorous during your Kamba games, here are some ideas: Card Covers: Inexpensive packs of plastic cards covers can be purchased on Amazon. The plastic covers come in different sizes but these packs should be just right for Kamba:
USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B6G2KS Get a Prototype: I have a bunch of the original Kamba prototypes which I could sell to anyone’s who’s interested. They’re quite fun because they show the original black-and-white sketches that came before the full colour illustrations (yes, I know, color for readers in the USA). These aren’t commercially available but if you want one, send me a message and we can sort something out.
Use cards from different games: If you have old games that you no longer play (but still have cards) just grab out the cards and use them for mallet cards.
I hope this helps!
And please let me know if you have any other Kamba things on your minds..