“The Takeover” is a family board game where players experience the frenetic world of international finance. Created in 2014 by two Londoners in their spare time, the game launched on 2nd November 2016 in the City of London.
On a 2014 October evening four friends were invited to a dinner party. They were completely unaware they were about to be cajoled into becoming the first ever players of a new family board game. A handmade game, from sugar paper, that had all the hallmarks of a school project. The night confirmed two crucial facts; the game was highly addictive and fun to play! Outcome – success!
Five months and over one hundred road tests later the game finally came to life when the crayon scribbles of the first concept board were transformed into a product fit for the High Street. Akin to the concept phase, the board’s development and rule refinement was painstaking, but worth it! Five prototypes were produced and reiterated over eighteen months - and by September 2016 “the TAKEOVER game” went into production.
Working with a small printing firm in Manchester, the games’ production was streamlined and the supply chain secured thanks to the strong relationships built during the design process.