A Road Less Travelled
The commercial reality of high volume board games is to pursue low cost materials, manufacturing and packaging to achieve a minimum viable product. The customer certainly pays less and more volume is moved but then there's the invariable curse of the minimum viable game experience.
Every time you play there is the reminder of an easily deteriorating flimsy build, gaudy colors, sub-par aesthetics, low quality materials and lacking performance. The product lacks inspiration and pride of ownership that makes you excited to share with others. It is after all designed to be thrown away or replaced after a relatively short time.
We are not interested in a game journey that makes you feel trashy and quickly ends up as landfill.
The Real Magic
James and Theory products are designed with a premium game journey in mind. We set a new high standard with breakthrough design features, a keen eye for aesthetics and the use of premium quality materials. Our products look fantastic, are a tactile treat and have functionality and performance that is second to none. In fact the most common phrase we here from users is “It’s magic!”
TorKings - Satisfying and rewarding Premium Quality Gameware
TorKings 2.4mm thick high quality game box.
Clean, crisp and detailed with cutting edge new features - industrial designer art with amazing performance.
We interact with the game through the tokens. How they look, feel and even sound defines the sensory side of our game experience. That ties in closely to how we create memories and associations of pleasure that have real lasting meaning. That’s not something we’d like anyone to miss out on.
Here’s a few token considerations that make more sense:
We developed the token material to have a very fine matt surface texture that’s ideal for defining and highlighting the token’s new 3D forms and fine detail. The new look is premium - crisp, contrasting and captivating!
The game parts and construction are robust. So rather than the rattle of cheap plastic - you'll hear a distinctive "clack" as the high density tokens drop into the engineered game grid. It’s like a typewriter type hitting a page - solid, atmospheric and delightful!
The Feel of Quality
The tokens are made from a silky smooth low friction engineered composite. The curved forms of the Orb tokens are simply magnetic to your fingertips - designed to be a tactile treat.
We controlled the token material to be slightly translucent and played with the Orb cross sectional thickness - so that token shapes could be highlighted with transmitted light. With a hit of ambient backlight the game transforms into a subtle light sculpture!
Because the tokens and skins have deliberately emphasized 3D form they are able to play with properties that our eyes just love - like depth, geometric precision, fine textures and the beautiful contrast of graduated and crisp shadows. As the game grid fills it transitions into an integrated sculpture - captivating in it’s own right. It’s a rich new journey in every sense.