Protecting Your Mallet Cards

Updated: Jul 20

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: 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..


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