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Pick Nick! board game by trenchmaker Pick Nick! board game by trenchmaker
So... yesterday I had a 4 hours meeting marathon @ Schmidt Spiele and got my first "Pick Nick!" package which turned out awesome. This one was produced over the last couple of months of 2013. I included the rough cover sketch and the character moods to give you an idea how the whole thing looks "in progress". I think I still have tons of photos from the bird production- it was fun to see how that one took shape over the weeks. :)

The game is for kids and strenghtens motoric skills (it's not that easy to position Nick perfectly to pick up the leaves) and memory (you might end up picking your own character if you forgot which leaf is yours). If you're lucky you can "hide" under a cover leaf but only so long till you have to move your character again onto another flower color.
I lost so many times against my nephew it's not funny.

What I did:
As always basically everything. Cover, logo, characters, board game, head design and color selection for the dice, shape for the final stencils and Nick himself since we worked very closely with the producer and got to shape the head and feet in 3D which was cool. The color turned out a bit neon but kids seem to love it. O_o
Maike did an awesome job with lettering and layouting the manual and I think we never spend so much time on a backside of the packaging like on this one.

The game should hit the stores over the next weeks. The manual language is German, Italian and French but I think we did a good job with the image explanation so everybody should understand it by images only. It's like an IKEA manual... really.

The price is around 25 Euro.

Pick Nick! © Schmidt Spiele, Frank Bebenroth (author) and Anne Pštzke (who tried really hard to meet Frank's expecations since he's a graphic designer himself and saw all the tiny mistakes we polished last minute)

Anne :sun:
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Lazytroll Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Extra nice! I like especially the caterpillar! 
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations- looks gorgeous!!!
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saniika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh these little bugs look so cute ^^ i find your style clean and colorful!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sieht wirklich toll aus :D
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SqueakyToybox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow it looks beautiful ^^
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meredith-grey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the design! Looks just adorable ^^ My little cousins would probably love it too though I would probably have to lose on purpose, since they're still quite young. Ladybug's my favourite character probably. Or grasshopper. Though I really like them all. Plus all the little details on the flower path are very nice. For me they would make the game all the more enjoyable (though I'm not a kid anymore, but who cares xD)

By the way, how's the Sankt Petersburg game going?
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HelenLight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Ooh..I wanna play! I wanna play! :D 

Very coo, Anne. It's gorgeous!
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Starcandiez Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
This game looks amazing! I always love your work and I know this would be perfect for my young daughter, I hope I can find my own regardless of the language. Thanks for being awesome!
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trenchmaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Keep an eye on my journal. :) Otherwise I think Spin Master or Simba might pick it up.... just a wild guess. I know a lot of companies were interested in it and they might license it.

I think this one will be in the next raffle week (I plan on doing one in May... probably). The editor already said yes when I mentioned I would like to mooch off some prices again and though shipping this one will be expensive I guess it'd be a nice raffle price.
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Starcandiez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I will keep an eye out then. Thanks for letting me know! :) (Smile) 
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