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"Mum, what is artificial intelligence?"
12.10.2020 | By barbara weus
So much jargon, so little time «Mum! What does big data mean?» your child calls out while pointing at a poster in the streets. Beads of sweat start forming on your forehead as you search for a convincing answer. Nothing comes to mind. However, you’ve been noticing for some time now, that these words have been making headlines and that the smart people talk about them on the internet. You tried to understand it but were discouraged by the jargon of terms such as big data, artificial intelligence or machine learning. With...
Tatamokatsu: The Dice Game for Budding Samurai
21.09.2020 | By Melanie Löw
Roughly ten minutes on hand, three dice ready and the confidence to shout «Tatamokatsu!» as if you spoke fluent Japanese. That’s all you need to feel like a samurai during this game. The goal of the game? Be the one, at the end, who manages to...
Ting! : the interview of the authors
09.09.2020 | By Manon Clémençon
  On the occasion of the publication of the book Ting! How Marketing seduces the world (available in French and German) we met the authors, Cary Steinmann, Laura Simon and Elīna Brasliņa to ask them some questions. The...
Songs You Should (or Could) Listen While Playing Games
08.07.2020 | By Madlaina Bundi
Summer time is game time. But what’s a fun game without the appropriate music? Here are some suggestions from the Helvetiq team: songs you should definitely listen to while playing the games - and the dangers that come with them. Kariba - for hot days at the...
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,...
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...

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