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Dogs Bond Board Game

Inspiration and Gratitude: Colleen Paige

After Dogs BOND was featured on BuzzFeed, there's a lot of other kinds of questions that we're getting across many different channels.

Who and what inspired us to move forwards and how did we come up with the Events? Well, when I started looking at the development 3 years ago, I was super thrilled to learn about #NationalDogDay. I had to learn more and my research took me to a simple page for National Dog Day.


Founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.

So what did this mean for the game development? Well it got me to think about the different pieces of the game where "everyone gets to play". Different game mechanics like this where someone else's turn can still be to your benefit.

One thing I also had to figure out was what happened to make sure that the person drawing the card was going to be happy they did. So I worked it out that Alpha draws 2 and plays 2; while the other players only draw 1 and play 1. Thanks again to Malone who helped me on those game mechanics.

And of course, thanks to #ColleenPaige for putting together National Dog Day. Your inspired work, inspired an Event Card in Dogs BOND!


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