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Bandido meets Bandida
10.06.2020 | By Madlaina Bundi
  For four years, Bandido tried to escape from prison all by himself - and the mission of the game was to prevent that by closing off every tunnel. Now he gets support. Bandida, the female escape champion, turns the roles of the game upside down. Hadi Barkat, founder of Helvetiq, explains how this sequel came about. The making of Bandida: interview Helvetiq: In 2016 Helvetiq released the pocket game Bandido. What did you like about this game that you decided to take the chance? Hadi Barkat: It was love at first sight. Bandido...
Jigsaw Puzzles - The Ultimate Quarantine Hobby
21.04.2020 | By Alizée Dabert and Madlaina Bundi
A few weeks ago, most puzzlers were hiding, and keeping their passion secret. You would have never guessed that your cute neighbor was a fan and collector of 1500-piece jigsaw of the most beautiful Scottish landscapes! And a few weeks ago, you had no idea that so...
Bake a good luck charm with a recipe from food blogger Heddi Nieuwsma
07.04.2020 | By Madlaina Bundi
  In these days we all need a good portion of luck in addition to the necessary distance. The Agathabrötli, which according to popular custom protected from fire and were also considered beneficial for the sick, are actually served on February 5th. Why...
5 reasons why you should play games in confinement
01.04.2020 | By Madlaina Bundi
  The longer we sit at home because of Corona, the more we feel trapped in our own four walls. Games provide relief for five reasons. To make it as vivid as possible, we supplement each aspect with a sample from our publishing house. 1. Games set free...
Interview: Florian Fay for Misty
11.06.2019 | By Chloé Girodon
  You’ve always wondered how your favorites boardgames are made? For the release of Misty, the latest of our Helvetiq’s Pocket Games, we had the chance to discuss with Florian Fay, the author of the game. Here are a detailed interview about his...
Helvetiq: Born in the USA
09.11.2017 | By Hadi Barkat
Helvetiq: Born in the USA   Very few people know that Helvetiq was born in the USA. Our very first game, launched in 2008, is about Switzerland. Hadi’s citizenship procedure to become Swiss inspired it. However, he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts...
7 Ways to Get your Kids into Tabletop Games
28.08.2017 | By Hadi Barkat
1. First of all, you have to play with your partner and friends Let me tell you a childhood story. My dad used to play cards with his pals. They would gather for dinner and then start multiple games. Every now and then, when it wasn’t too late, I could stay...
5 special breweries
02.08.2017 | By Eleni Karametaxas
Tomorrow is the International Beer Day and a quick look at our titles tells you that we at Helvetiq are great beer lovers. We took today as an opportunity to look at extraordinary and perhaps a bit quirky breweries around the world. Some of these breweries would...
The art of brainstorming
05.07.2017 | By Olivia Chudik
Monday 29th of May was an iconic day, announcing a week full of surprises. The Helvetiq team got ready by driving towards the Vosges in France for a 48h team building. Ready to play with us?     Everything started between two hills surrounded by...

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