The Bard – Board Game
A board game based on the life and works of Robert Burns. Inspired by the client’s dream and family knowledge of the Bard, Art is an Option developed the game’s design through numerous prototypes to allow the client to test-market and develop it. The game is designed for up to 8 players contains over 150 questions. The overall packaging has an outer sleeve which can be adapted so it can be customised for specific retailers. While the box contains: Playing Board, 2 sets of questions, 8 player pieces, a die and a set of rules.
The Bard – Board Game was a rich opportunity to design something complex that also needed to be engaging and simple to use. Our major input into all aspects of the game even extended to helping identify the imagery for each of the eight of Burn’s characters that were selected to be crafted into little player pieces. The end result is a product which is produced to the highest print standards using many special packaging techniques. On the production side there was challenge to achieve quality while also achieving a viable budget.
The Bard – Board Game was as much fun to produce as it is to play!