was a time when anything ‘geek’ was seen as ultra nerdy and
seriously uncool. Dungeons and Dragons was taboo, comic books
poisoned the mind, and the best thing in board gaming involved
introducing your family and friends to the joys of capitalism as you
ruthlessly shoved your massive pile of Monoploy money under their
how things have changed.
people watch D&D campaigns on line. There are websites dedicated
exclusively to board gaming, whose popularity is such that they are
able to host fan conventions with attendance counts in the hundreds.
In Marvel Comic books have spawned the most expensive episodic TV
show in history. You can go to board game cafés.
with that kind of popularity video gaming has got in on the act too.
Resident Evil, Fallout, Doom, Dark Souls, Bloudbourne, Vampire: The
Masquerade, to name but a few – all have board games.
what about the other way around? Battletech and Warhammer have made
the jump to video gaming, but remain largely alone in the success.
And yet, with all the creativity on display and a massive audience
waiting to be tapped into it makes perfect sense for video gaming to
start taking inspiration from its cardboard cousin.
To clarify, the idea is not a digital conversion but to take the essence of the game along with gameplay
mechanics and convert it into a fully-fledged video game complete
with all the bells and whistles.
gather your meeples and your D20. It’s time to get started.