We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.— George Bernard Shaw
So this post was going to be about how and why I decided to start designing a board game. But then I wrote it and realised that it was a bit dull. So instead I am going to write a timeline of Board games as I grew up.
Frustration/Connect 4 – First Memory of a Board Game is playing these with my 3 Siblings.
Chess/Othello – After Family board games I started playing Chess and Othello with Dad and Grandad. (Although my girlfriend now beats me at Othello)
Scrabble/Boggle – Nowadays whenever I am home me and my family play words games such as Scrabble and Boggle. This is where my Mother excels and proceeds to beat us all whilst doing 200 other tasks at the same time.
Tabletop Games – When I begun university I started playing a lot of Tabletop games such as D&D (5e), Warhammer (Killteam) and Shadowrun (5e).
Firefly/Betrayal at house on the hill – After getting into tabletop games I got into the world of nerds at university. At Gaming and Roleplay society I started to get a taste for Eurogames.
The credit for the beginning of this project has to go to my Dad. Christmas just gone we were playing Loot (Designed by Reiner Knizia) and we were discussing tactics, I was describing a turn efficiency tactic over a Skulls:Coins tactic. After implementing such tactic successfully my Dad suggested I create my own Board Game. And just like that I started thinking what game I would start in my head.
And thus the Journey began.