About Us - RichArt
Hello! We are Richard, Maggie & Tom. We design and develop board games.
Richard is responsible for creative and sometimes needs to be brought back down to Earth. He’s always thinking and can’t sit still for very long. He drinks a lot of coffee. Maggie’s in charge of R&D and is always planning. She also bakes us tasty treats and has a keen eye for design. Tom is 11 months old and heads up quality control – if he can’t break it...then it passes the test! He’s also been known to get involved with creative and has very different ideas on how the office should look.
We’re energetic, passionate, and excited about what we do. Sometimes we dream, but that’s how ideas are conceived and our games are born.
We’re board but never bored™
About the Project - SMÖRGASBOARD®
SMÖRGASBOARD® is our first board game, which we have spent the last year tweaking and shaping so that it’s ready to be sent out into the World.
SMÖRGASBOARD® is a board game for foodies, friends, and family alike. Players take on the guise of aspiring chefs as they work their way around the board in search of gastronomic success. The object of the game is to be the first team of chefs to graduate from Rick’s Culinary Academy! The loser...does the dishes!
Take a look at our short YouTube video to learn more about the game.
How You Can Help Us
In order to make SMÖRGASBOARD® a reality we need your help to raise €8,500. This includes Fund it’s fees of €680. Most of our target is allocated for the manufacture of the game and the cost of commissioning award winning illustrator Steve Simpson to bring his artistic talent to the final design. We love our current design but we are very excited about what Steve’s vintage fun and nostalgic characters will bring to SMÖRGASBOARD®!
Steve has been creating illustration for major ad & design companies for the last 20 years. His characters have appeared on everything from postage stamps to billboards, and snack packaging to chilli bottles. In recent years he's also been illustrating children's books. Most recently Steve picked up a bell at The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) awards for his Inferno Chilli label design. You can view his portfolio by visiting his website http://www.stevesimpson.com/.
The remainder of the target is to cover packaging, distribution, legal stuff, and a new toy to keep Tom out of the office!
Any pledge is greatly appreciated, but what we would really love is for you to receive a shiny new copy of the game to play with your friends and family. This requires a pledge of €40 (please include P&P for funders outside of Ireland). As we will be manufacturing the game in very small quantities, the costs are higher, which is why the game is only available to pledges at this level.
Thank you for your interest in SMÖRGASBOARD®.
Richard, Maggie & Tom