Teachers Who Love to Make Games!

by Daniel D. Dulek

I saw this story on the BBC News channel and I really related with David Fox, a math teacher who also designs board games.  Here is the story on the BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21481991.  

David went to the New York Toy Fair this year in the attempt to get one of his many games picked up by a game publisher.  Last year, I went to the National Science Teachers Association's national convention in search of the same thing.  I ended up signing a contract with American Educational Products, LLC who is now my distributor.  Chemistry: An Atom Building Game is currently available and Meltdown will be arriving at the beginning of April.  

I really felt for David in the story because I know the feeling of being the only one awake in the middle of the night creating board games.  I don't know what it is about it but I love it.  I have so much fun trying to come up with new games.  I love every aspect of it.  I love coming up with the concept, writing the instructions, creating the cards, creating the artwork and designing the game box.  I had to teach myself how to create images using scalar vector graphics and I had to learn how format the artwork to send to my manufacturer.  It has been a challenge and difficult at times, but I have loved every moment of it.

The next time I am up at two in the morning working on a game, I will think of all the other David Foxes out there and not feel so alone!