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Redesigning the Game Pieces

Why am I Redesigned my Game Pieces?

I have redesigned my game pieces for a couple of reasons:

  • To fit more with the design of the rest of the game – the monochrome game board and the decorative question cards.
  • To make them fit more with the users of my game (children) – although I really like my original design, they are too detailed and would work better with adults, therefore I have designed them to be aimed more at children.
  • I do not want to take anything away from the cards by over detailing and over colouring my game pieces.

The New Game Piece Design

Here are the new designs for my game pieces. As you can see, they are a lot less detailed than my previous game pieces – a bit more contemporary rather than only traditional. This fits more with the whole game.

Detailed Outlines

As you can see, they have been simplified dramatically from my initial designs. I believe that when coloured, they will complement the game better.

I drew these up in Illustrator and plan on having them laser cut tomorrow so that I am able to stick my new designs onto them.

Coloured Designs

As you can see, I have gone for less colour and no pattern. The grey tones all come from tones on the monochrome board. These are more contemporary, more child friendly designs and fit in better with my whole concept – they match the game board and the question cards better.

Colour and Pattern

I also have a version with colours and patterns from the game cards combined with tones of grey from the game board to make the whole game tie together.

I coloured these in Photoshop and they will be printed tomorrow and added to my laser cut pieces to make the whole new game pieces.

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