Sunday, March 29, 2009

Games Well Played

When I was growing up, every Friday night was game night in our house. My family loved playing games... well most of us did anyways. Not my Mom however. She would always have a good reason to beg out of game night. "You already have 4 players", or "I have to clean up the dishes." At least that got us out of doing dishes!

My friends will tell you I'm very competitive. Can you blame me, after all - who doesn't like to win? I've transitioned from playing a lot of games (in the literal but not yet in the figurative sense) to creating games. Fantasy worlds primarily using 1950's graphics or icons whenever possible.

I had a lot of fun with this box. The image of the Raven gave me the feeling that he is the protector of the hidden world inside. A world where elves hide under the mushrooms raised ever so carefully by the garden Gnomes who would never consider taking the mushrooms to market. I used the map of my neighborhood to symbolize my own secret garden and the fun I'd have playing games with any raccoon or rabbit that might show up. As long as they don't eat my plants, that is!