Monkey Version History

Since Monkey underwent various minor updates prior to its official release in November 2016, some were “earlier” versions than others. Below represents Monkey’s version history to check which ones you have for the sake of “bragging rights” :). Included is the number of copies in existence and the month when it was first printed or made available.

  1. Monkey Olde Kurgill Standard – Standard Edition (x3) – May 2016:
    These copies feature an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes. They feature an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction as well as a “30 minutes” and 8+ age recommendation.
  2. Monkey Pre-release Version – Deluxe Edition (x 54) – June 2016: These copies were part of the “pre-release” campaign in the Spring of 2016. Each of these copies says “pre-release” on its gamebox and rulebook. They feature an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction as well as a “30 minutes” and 8+ age recommendation.
  3. Special Artist Standard – Standard Edition (x 1) – July 2016: This copy was sent to my esteemed artist, Oscar Linder. It is now the only Standard Edition copy of its type. It featured an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on its game-box, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction as well as a “30 minutes” and 8+ age recommendation. Its box was slightly different in size and configuration to the first Standard Editions (see #1) as it had been printed by a different company.
  4. First Reviewer Deluxe – Deluxe Edition (x 1): – Early August 2016: This copy was sent to The Dice Have It for a review. It was the first Deluxe Edition copy in the US. It featured an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on its game-box, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction as well as a “30 minutes” and 8+ age recommendation.
  5. Monkey New Kurgill Standard – Standard Edition (x 4): – Mid August 2016These copies feature the updated & official iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction, and the official game recommendations: 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, for ages 6+.
  6. Second Reviewer Deluxe – Deluxe Edition (x 2): – Late August 2016This copy was sent to GJJ Games for a review (the other copy was one I ordered for myself). It was the second Deluxe Edition copy in the US. It features the updated & official iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on its game-box, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction, and the official game recommendations: 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, for ages 6+.
  7. Monkey Canadian Deluxe – Deluxe Edition (x 60) – Early Sept 2016: These Deluxe Edition copies were for the pre-order campaign, Monkey’s official debut in Canada. They feature an older iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes, Tree Cards whose numbers are all facing the same direction as well as a “30 minutes” and 8+ age recommendation.
  8. Monkey US Deluxe – US Deluxe Edition (via online order) – Late Sept 2016: These are Deluxe Edition copies available via online order for the rest of time :). They feature the updated & official iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes as well as Tree Cards whose bottom numbers are facing opposite directions. Finally, they feature the official game recommendations: 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, for ages 6+.
  9. Monkey Canadian Standard – Standard Edition (TBD) – Nov 2016: These Standard Edition copies were part of the pre-order campaign, Monkey’s official debut in Canada. They feature the updated & official iteration of Kurgill the Wizard on their game-boxes as well as Tree Cards whose bottom numbers are facing opposite directions. Finally, they feature the official game recommendations: 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, for ages 6+.

Of Special Mention:

  • There are also early prototype card versions of Kurgill and the three birds. These were given out in special draws prior to Monkey’s official debut. They are very rare if you have them :), printed in the winter (Feb-April, 2016). Each is listed with the number of its type in public circulation.

prototype cards

  • Finally, there are 2 exceedingly rare “pre-release” copies (their numbers were included in the 54). These are called the “4-dot” copies (June 2016). They feature everything found in the “pre-release” versions but have 4 dots in the corners of their game-boxes’ back. One of these I kept for our family, and one as a gift for my son, Nathan, to whom the game was dedicated.

 

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