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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 at time of publication and up until December 2012.   [That’s Hadi’s daughter reading the paper and snacking on Edamame in Harvard Yard]   The whole story could have stopped with the first game just like most hobby projects do, but the Swiss game sold 15...
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...
Christoph Niemann Exhibition
14.06.2017 | By emma brennan
From May 6th - October 29, 2017 the Cartoonmuseum Basel is honoring inspirational artist Christoph Niemann with a solo exhibition. The selection includes over 120 original drawings, prints, adapted photographs and animations. Pieces range from quick-witted metaphors...
Murakami's Beautiful Book Covers
13.06.2017 | By emma brennan
Meet the mind of contemporary author Haruki Murakami. Where elephant factories, dancing dwarfs, and little green monsters roam with menacing frogs. The fantastically surreal world of Murakami pairs beautifully with his countless book covers. Each story is...
A Game with 500 Years of History
13.06.2017 | By emma brennan
Board games have a special power in both responding to current events and physicalizing the culture that created the game. Games have also been used to teach children about social structure. In the 20th century, some games were used to teach children about Kings,...
10 books covers we love
31.03.2017 | By Margot Delévaux
Why to buy a book ?   Because a friend recommanded it. Because you have to entertain yourself in the train. Because you need to fill your new Ikea library. Because you’ve read a lyrical review (and you are very...
Portrait : Salomé Kiner
22.09.2016 | By Margot Delevaux
Every word she says is reinforced by eloquent gestures. Her talkative hands make her pullover slip on her left shoulder. Her wavy hair and her frank eye could convince anyone. Passionate? She is. Without compromise? Too. Salomé...

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