There are countless ideas that I have stored in my slightly over-sized head. Some of these ideas I put in production immediately... most however, are placed on the back burner and stored away to be accessed later. This one was in storage for a few years. I knew I wanted to do some kind of game around or about carnival, but that was it really... wasn't sure of the specifics at the time. The idea resurfaced sometime in mid to late 2014 while I was reading a comic book series. In one of their issues the comic book creators actually created a little board game based to the comic's story and characters. It was simple, functional and fun. It made so much sense to me the light bulb went off in my aforementioned slightly over-sized head and the idea was dropped on the front burner and a match lit. It was literally all I could think of for a long period. I researched how to create board games, I looked at different types of board games (too many to list) but then I realised I would just have to jump in and develop this as I go, which is what I did.
So my initial design was literally drawn on two sheets of paper that were taped together. Next, I needed game pieces and dice. So I asked around and even looked online, then purely by accident, I was walking through the mall and noticed a toy store so I walked in. I looked around hoping to find dice but couldn't find any. I went up to the counter and asked a young lady if they had any; she said yes and pointed to a large jar right in front of her filled with them. I bought four! I also asked if they had in generic game board pieces... but alas they didn't. That's when I noticed a Ludo game hanging on the wall it looked like a knock off version to be honest... BUT... the game pieces were very functional so I bought the $20 game (that also came with a die) and walked out. Then it was time to flesh out the rules and mechanics.