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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 many cats or pets jigsaw puzzles were out there… At the beginning of the month, Toynews was letting us know that games and puzzles sales had grown 240 % in the UK, as families were turning to classic games during COVID-19 lockdown.  Later this month, Amie Tsang from...
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...
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...

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