Joshua is the founder and design lead for Little Hammer Games, an independent Canadian board game design studio. He aims to create games that strike a balance between the social and strategic aspect of playing board games.
A quick betting and bluffing game set in medieval Iceland.
Iceland, 931 AD.
In place of a king the Icelandic Chieftains that hold power in each district meet every year at Thingivellir (The Assembly Field) for the Althingi. Here Vikings come to barter, to feast, and to settle legal disputes.
Though later generations will hail this annual gathering as the world’s first parliament, it is certainly no civil affair. Each player takes the role of a powerful Chieftain and aims to gain the greatest influence at the Althingi through bribery, extortion, and, if needed, bloodshed. (It will be needed.)
Halls of Asgard
Halls of Asgard is a semi-cooperative social strategy game based on the Norse Myths. Each player takes up the role of one of the Norse gods and works together (or not!) to claim warriors for Ragnarok before Hela, Queen of the Dead, storms the realm of Asgard. It is currently in the final stages of production.