We have designed and created a new paddle for our top selling Red Bead Game. Made of ABS Plastic, it is thicker, stronger and warp resistant. All games sold starting on 5/5/2019 have the new improved paddle. The game still comes with 4,000 beads, 3200 white and 800 red, which stays true to the ratio used by Dr. Deming. In the US, the game ships in a shoe box size plastic container with snap lid and link to many Deming resources. For International sales, only the beads and paddle are shipped to minimize shipping costs. The customer obtains their own plastic box to contain the game.