Gogogic is launching a board game in December (Iceland only). In Icelandic, the game is called “Kreppuspilið” – or “Recession” “The Crisis Game*”, in English. We see the game as ideal for parties and family gatherings over the holidays. It’s topical, humorous, ironic and – last but not least – fun fun fun.
Usually, Gogogic would not be involved in board game production, but these are unusual circumstances. The concept was brought to us by Valur Þór Gunnarsson, a business contact that lost his job in October through mass layoffs that were in direct connection to Iceland’s declining economy.
Valur instantly became committed to doing something new, fun and creative – never allowing the situation to drag him down. After a couple of weeks of idea work “Kreppuspilið” was born and he decided to talk to us about producing it. Since it is an absolutely crazy idea – to design, produce, market and sell a board game in just over a month – we decided to commit to the project, mainly because we love crazy ideas. When something seems impossible it becomes more exciting and challenging to pursue.
So, here we are. The game is designed, it is fun and it is ready for production! Who knows – if this goes well, we might produce more board games – or re-design this one for the US market. You might even see an on-line version of it, some day 😉