Design a board game

Design a board game - here you can read a case study on how Adrenaline Brush worked with an inventor to turn his board game into a commercial reality. Designing a board game and taking it to production is possible. Contact us if you are designing a board and want professional help to guide you through the process.

Board Game Review

The review looked at the merits of  game itself and the range of play mechanics, potential target markets, compliance issues, commercial viability and routes to production.  Also ways of saving money was explored. Importantly, it was clear from the review that the game had merit and would be suited to the educational market.

Board Game Design
 
The board game design had been thought through well and just had to be made print ready - see image opposite.

Design a Board Game - Production

As the game was to be used in high schools in was important to use materials that were durable. Hence, a range of substrates were considered and a wipe-able material was chosen.
 
 

Design a Board Game - Playing Components

The game required a wide variety of playing pieces. Here are examples of the pieces - there were playing dice, small playing counters, cubes, playing figures etc.

 

 

Educational Resource Pack 

The target market for the game is high schools, Adrenaline Brush therefore also produced a resource pack for the game.

Inventor Feedback

'Adrenaline Brush were very knowledgeable and responsive, and successfully guided me through the daunting process of taking a boardgame to the market. I would recommend the service to other people looking to self-publish a boardgame, ' Owen Devine.

 

 

Design a Board Game - the full story

Design a Board Game -  inventor Owen Devine contacted Adrenaline Brush to discuss his sustainability game. He created his game over a number of years. Our usual approach involved:

Board Game Reviews – looking at the merits of a game and its commercial viability
Board Game Design – designing the art work for a game from an initial design presented by the inventor
Board Game Production – producing either a prototype or a limited run of games
EN71 Compliance – looking at compliance with EN71
Board Game Educational Resources – this is particularly relevant for people inventing educational board games.

Board Game Review
 
The inventor wanted an initial meeting to review the game. The review  looked at the game concept and the range of play mechanics, potential target markets, compliance issues, commercial viability and routes to production. It was clear from the review that the game had merit and would be suited to the education market. Importantly, ways of savings costs were explored because the inventor had a limited budget. The number of playing  parts in the game could be reduced without compromising the play mechanics. We also looked at funding sources that could be targeted for game production.
 
Board Game Design
 
The board game design had been thought through well and just had to be made print ready.
 
Production - As the game was to be used in high schools in was important to have something that was durable. We explored a range of substrates that would be suitable and settled on one that could be wiped down. Also the age old problem of the need for a large game and small box presented itself. The solution was to have a large board that was cut down into and eight piece jigsaw so that it would fit into a small box. The finished product can be seen – boxed and ready to go.
 
Compliance - The material chosen for the game had to be lab tested and approved for use. The canvas bags were also tested to ensure that they were safe for use in games. All the playing parts were sourced from suppliers who could provide EN71 certification.
 
Educational Resource Pack - as the initial target market for the game was high schools, Adrenaline Brush also produced a resource pack to go with the game.
 
Funding – the inventor got funding from an organisation that supported new and innovative ideas. The funding covered the costs of production, marketing and production of educational resources.
 
Inventor Feedback - 'Adrenaline Brush were very knowledgeable and responsive, and successfully guided me through the daunting process of taking a boardgame to the market. I would recommend the service to other people looking to self-publish a boardgame, 'Owen Devine.
 

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