….. but I like this story. And I want to get a copy of the game. Graeme has played, I have observed, and I think it looks like a fun game. I like the story of how Teuber, the game’s inventor, tinkered with it for four years, testing it out on his wife and children. When “the enthusiasm on family game night was palpable” he knew he had a hit.
Here’s another little clip from the story:
Teuber got into board games for one main reason: to entertain his wife, Claudia. The two were married in 1973, and that same year they had their first son, Guido, and moved to western Germany so Teuber could fulfill his mandatory military service. Not knowing anyone in town left Teuber with a lot of free time. “We played chess, but my wife always lost—and that’s no fun,” he says. “So I looked around for things we could both play.” This quest eventually lead Teuber to Germany’s game culture and ultimately to creating games himself.