LECMgt is always busy with simulations and exercises for clients around the world. People often ask if we design commercial board games. The answer is we occasionally design commercial games. Last year Roger Mason’s granddaughter Emma called to talk about her latest history project. She was studying the fashion designer Coco Chanel. She asked her grandfather for information about the designer and occupation of Paris in World War II. The first step in any project is doing the research. This involved reading several books on the history of the occupation. Roger approached his partner Joseph Miranda with an idea of a board game about the Paris occupation.
A prototype game was developed and play tested. Play testing involves getting groups of gamers to the LECMgt offices for our Tuesday game nights. The play testers play the game and eat pizza and junk food. Their comments are carefully reviewed and sometimes incorporated into the final design.
The design was submitted to Hollandspiele Games. Hollandspeile is one of the most innovate game producers in the world. Their design team reviewed the game and announced Streets of Shadows will be a part of their 2019 line of games. If you are fan of really interesting strategy games, you should check out Hollandspeile’s website at https://hollandspiele.com