Lottie Hazell is the co-founder and lead designer at Birdwood Games, a board game publishing company she founded with her husband, Jack. Her first game, Dog Park, launched on Kickstarter recently to resounding success!
In its 16 day campaign, the funding goal was reached 23 times over! It’s no wonder - Dog Park is a beautiful, card-driven game about walking dogs and features unique watercolour illustrations that, in the Collectors edition, features every dog recognized by the UK Kennel Club, all 221 of them! That includes one that looks just like her own cute dog, a springer spaniel named Rupert.
Lottie is also the co-host of the podcast, Board Games with My Wife, which was selected as one of Apple Podcast's 'Cosy at Home' picks earlier this year.
On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Lottie about what led her to design a board game and establish a board game publishing company, how she approached developing her game’s design concept, what it’s been like working with fellow creatives to bring the game to life, and the importance of the community she’s developed over time.
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