Quality (out of) Control: Packing Failures
Caleb
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Just opened my brand new copy of Imperial 2030 yesterday, and saw a great example of packing quality control failure. Fortunately nothing permanently damaged, but still!

So I thought about a Geeklist for packing failures - what's the worst you've seen upon opening a BRAND NEW game?

No Shipping Failures please; there are of course lots of examples of that. I'm looking for more along the lines of quality control failures in the packing of the game.

I guess the occasional missing component would qualify, though that's a little dull.

Bonus points for photo evidence
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I can't tell if the money was supposed to be glued on one side (like a pad of paper) or if the rubber band I found lying loose underneath all this was originally around the bills. In any case, not exactly what you like to see upon opening a brand new game!

Fortunately, everything's OK other than a few bent corners on the bills, which is no big deal. But I'm left wondering how they were *supposed* to be packaged.
 
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I guess you'd have to include this, after all the people who had broken ships, cards strewn about the box, and other problems. I didn't take pictures of mine- I only had the cards burst open and one broken ship- but the collective disappointment on BGG was evident. On the plus side, WizKids did do (at least in my case) a decent job in fixing the problems. Word has it the next edition of the game was packed better.
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One of the more severe packaging errors...
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Arrived with 50 stocks for 2 hotels (90' french edition) instead of 25 and no stocks for 2 other hotels.
Had to put markers to differenciate.
The components were of such bad quality, it is quite impossible to play nowadays.
 
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