Sébastien Dujardin is a Belgian creator of games that created the famous Troyes. But this is Sébastien Dujardin, the manager of Pearl Games that will answer the 7 questions. Pearl Games is a young publishing house based in Belgium who edited Troyes course, but also Tournay, Ginkgopolis and most recently Brussels 1893. These are games for the ‘pusher of cubes’, blockbusters that almost become classics. Pearl Games will surprise us as they want to publish all types of games.
So here are the seven questions for Sébastien Dujardin of Pearl Games.
1 – How old were you when you played your first board game and what was it ?
« But it’s impossible to remember, it’s too far, although I’m not that old! I played a lot of very commercial games as well as Pente, Targui or Scotland yard in my youth. For more modern games, I started playing in 2003 with my wife, with Carcassonne and Catan 2 players. «
2 – Why and how did you decide to edit /publish games ?
« I decided to start in 2010 because Troyes really starting to look like something and I had no job at this time. A beautiful combination of circumstances. And also because Xavier and Alain trusted me. »
3 – What are your 3 favorite board games and why ?
« I say Dominion, Agricola and Antiquity, because it is like that. But I am much more open and actually also like lighter games. In addition, it is quite biased because I have less time to practice several times the same games in recent years. Terra Mystica, Key Flower or Tzolkin are very good too, and spoiled my recent years! «
4 – For you what is the best combination to be published / edited successfully ?
« The best combination is to forget any combination to try to surprise and to have fun. I hate all theoretical recipes. After that, it’s better when the game is fluid, dynamic, interactive and intelligent. «
5 – How do you procees to publish a game ?
« No time to answer but it should work! «
6 – What advice would you give to someone wishing to be published / edited ?
« Indulging before thinking about publishing and take a step back, a lot of recoil. «
7 – Could you give us some information on your next project ?
« The code name of the current game is ‘Auberge Rouge’. If you do not know the story, ask, it’s nice. «
Thank you Sébastien for taking the time to answer the 7 questions. For more informations about Pearl Games, here is the link: http://www.pearlgames.be/page/gb/1/home