About the designer
What is a board game? What can I convey, can I strive for the progressive development of us as humanity? Can board games be a work of art instead of a pimped product that counts its value in the form of lists, deals, money and the publisher ”Judge Dredd” mentality? What do we want and what is our value base? Can the sense of morality trickle-up between the lines? Can I change the world with this game?
For me as a designer and artist, the engine of a board game is fascinating: a polished roaring motor that spins rhythmically with the fuel from the message or the task of solving the game where other players are the gears that make the game spin.
Well if I jump down from my high horse of pretentious “mumbo-jumbo”, my ambition is mostly about solving problems, can I solve the puzzle of making a good game …and at the same time make you and me ”better” persons?
I hope you come by and try this beast.
Benny Wallin, Gameonaut.