## Can you introduce yourself and your background in game publishing?
I'm a writer and a lecturer in the Language and Information Sciences section, a department of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lausanne where we teach our students to combine computer science and human sciences.
Kids love to play. Playing games is great for them. Tabletop games make a great starting point for anyone on this mission. But, as a parent, I noticed 7 tricks that really help to get the little ones hooked.
For four years, Bandido tried to escape from prison all by himself - and the mission of the game was to prevent that by closing off every tunnel. Now he gets support. Bandida, the female escape champion, turns the roles of the game upside down. Hadi Barkat, founder of Helvetiq, explains how this sequel came about.
Summer time is game time. But what’s a fun game without the appropriate music? Here are some suggestions from the Helvetiq team: songs you should definitely listen to while playing the games - and the dangers that come with them.
Have you ever been so frustrated at work, that you just felt like making a mess? Tay Boon Keh, baggage handler at the Singapore-Changi airport, was in the same predicament, and did not hesitate. Dissatisfied with having to frequently carry the luggage with only the strength of his arms, one fine morning, he decided to change their arrival destinations, creating a huge chaos in the airport. In Captain Bluff, our new game created by Torsten Landsvogt, you can slip into the shoes of this baggage handler.
"Kompromat". A noun derived from the Russian "компромат", and generalised by the KGB during the Cold War. If it strangely sounds a lot like "compromise", then that is not a coincidence: A "Kompromat" is a technique consisting of creating a rumor about your enemy which will compromise them and their spy work. This practice continues to be common in Russia and resonates with current news, such as the Griveaux Scandal. This inspired Adam Porter - author of Pikoko - and Rob Fisher to create this new card game: Kompromat.