Monday, 19 March 2012
Goose board game
I was asked by the open air museum of Bokrijk to come up with a new 450 x 360 cm large goose board game to replace the old one designed 10 years ago. They wanted a fresh look and absurd interpretation of what is actually a classic in Belgian and Dutch board games, so they gave me 'carte blanche'.
The difficult part was to make sure that, according to the rules of the game, all the numbers matched with their corresponding action (for example 52 is a prison so you have to stop until you throw an even number with the dice, number 31 a well where you have to stop until you throw an odd number,...) but also to keep the illustration dynamic and exciting. The dust cloud seemed to be a blessing for the composition and the perfect coat hanger for the numbers and running people and animals.