Inspiration - Where Pando board game started

Before this project began I had been collecting ideas and different concepts to use in an exploration of board game design. After watching a video by TedEd on youtube, and a quick walk, the building blocks of Pando the board game started to come together.

Fascinated by the wonders of Pando and how it spreads, I decided to use it as inspiration for a board game about expanding and conquering land in a slow and peaceful way over thousands of years. This would be similar to a hobbyist war game but with an abstract and tranquil theme.