Ion Game Design (ION) is a Swedish board game developer, publisher & board game consultant agency. We believe in the potential of boardgames as and artform, an excellent form of social relations and a creative tool. Since 2018 we also publish all Phil Eklund's games under the label Sierra Madre Games (SMG). Together we develop educational boardgames covering a broad range of subjects in science, history, prehistory, and natural history.
There are the three main divisions in the product portfolio of Ion Game Design:
Under this label we mainly make “heavier” historical & scientific board games in the “hobby” category.
Under this label we publish our lighter games, geared towards family settings, with a lesser degree of complexity, without loosing the inspiration from reality in our designs.
We will from time to time work with potential projects alongside our main labels. This can be:
Partnerships with other board game developers and developers of digital games.
Consultancy in (board) game design.
Development of games outside our two main focus areas.
Game related activities such as fairs, conventions, competitions, demonstrations to promote it’s games and generally expand the hobby.
Business ideas that does not necessarily include game design but that do include games :)