This was my thesis project, and I made a board game that introduces children to the five romance languages. Since I am born in Romania, and can speak 4 out of the 5 romance languages, I wanted to create a game that combines my love of design with culture and conquest. Carpé Orbis, or translated Seize the World, is a wooden strategic board game, where players must race around the board seizing countries and spreading troops. The map is based on the Roman empire, and is divided up into the regions where romance language dialects were used. The game is etched with icons that relate to the country so it creates an antique aspect to the game that is interesting to look at and feel.
Art Direction: Paul Kepple