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(A Gamerrific) Friday Fan Art

December 10, 2011

I have always been a fan of classic board games, so when I came across this Friday’s Fan Art I knew I had found a gem.  Take a look at 9 year-old Liam’s beautiful rendition of The Search for WondLa BOARD GAME!!!  He went above and beyond by choosing an original project idea for his 4th grade monthly book report project. “The Search for WondLa would make a great game!”  Liam had exclaimed to his (totally cool) mom before he began to design his own journey through Orbona.

Here you see Liam hard at work with the beginning planning stages of the game.  To his left is the cover of the book and a handmade Omnipod, which houses the game’s spinner in the center.  He crafted the spinner by surrounding an old LIFE game piece with modeling clay.  The player needs the spinner to see where to go next just as Eva relied on her Omnipod for direction.

Check out the final product! Liam designed a path from Eva Nine’s Sanctuary all the way to The Ancient Ruins! There are stops along Lacus, Solas, the Campsite and the Oasis on the way.  You can see he even included Lake Concors and the Bliek Mountains on the board to add to the Orbona landscape.  The game board journey aligns with Eva’s actual travel events and all is rendered perfectly with Liam’s awesome painting and drawing skills.  There are also action cards on the board that players can pick up, like:

Cool, right? Pick one of these up and you could be shot forward in the game for a fast win or made to fall back and loose your lead.  He made multiple cards with different player directions on each one.

And here is the inventor himself!  I am so happy to know you are such a big fan, Liam.  Thank you for sharing all of your hard work.

Keep creating, and keep dreaming!

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Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.