The Big One

Sorsamo Games

For most of the past month and a half I’ve been working on a large ‘board game’ project for a client overseas. Aside from a few tweaks and finishing touches, most of it has been completed, and I’m posting a sampling of some of the project elements here. The game is a ‘murder mystery’ set in Helsinki back in the 30s. Above is the box cover layout including the four sides (click on the image above to see a slightly larger version). The bulk of the work for this project was in the gameboard (below, again, click on the image to see a larger version). This was an overhead view of the city as it would appear in the year 1934, and the game designer put an amazing amount of work and research into each and every building and city block on the board. Also included in the board were several ‘stops’ and ‘paths’ and locations for each of the characters in the game. Below the complete board image, I have also included a close up detail image of one portion of the map.

In addition to the board and box design, I also worked on a number of additional ‘game elements’. 12 individual ‘character’ tiles, 12 ‘locations’ (close ups of various important buildings on the board), some ‘action tiles’, and 6 large illustrations for the booklet outlining the storyline and featuring all of the main characters. Rather than post all of the material, I’ve chosen a few samples of each (pictured below).