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Babis Giannios, board game designer

Bio

A fun loving and creative individual!

Babis Giannios was born in 1983 and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. He got engaged in gaming at an early age, by playing RPGs and card games, while also designing his own board games and playing them with friends.

Later on, he became a member of the playtesting group of "AEG" and "White Wolf" board game companies, focused on card games. He also served as the administrator and storyteller in many online games with numerous players.

In 2013, he made his first professional steps in board game designing and published "Shadows over the Empire" in association with Artipia Games.

Apart from designing games, he works as an article writer for board game e-magazines focusing on the designing process and analyzing the thematology and mechanics of various board games. He also writes, organizes and runs a live action role playing game (LARP) in Thessaloniki, Greece based in "White Wolf's" setting, Vampire the Requiem.

Babis Giannios has taken part many Board Game Designing Contests such as the “Greek board game designing contest”, the “Korean board game designing contest” and the “Hippodice Spieleautorenwettbewerb” with various successfully published nominations such as “Shadows over the Empire”, “Kune v Lakia: a chronicle of a lapine divorce foretold”, “Alexandria” and “Beyond the Mist”.

Goals

A gamer at heart, I always try to create family games that:
  • Are innovative with unique mechanisms
  • Are fun to play
  • Are easy to teach
  • Are thematically rich with a vibrant story
  • Provide a challenge to hardcore gamers as well