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Friday, May 20, 2011

Guards! Guards! The New Discworld Board Game at NADWCon


I give you details on the new Discworld board game, Guards! Guards!, which will premier in the U.S. at NADWCon.

Illustrations for the game were created by artist Stephen Player, a long time Discworld fan, who will be with us in Wisconsin.  He currently teaches at the School of Illustration in San Francisco.

Stephen Player was born in England in 1965. He acquired a first-class honors illustration degree in London in 1985. Since then, Stephen has enjoyed a thriving freelance career. His work has been used in advertising, television, film, promotion, and over one hundred books. These books are mostly in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and children's genres, as well as graphic novels. Stephen is a winner of the British Sci-Fi and Fantasy Association Award, received a Substantial Contribution to Children's Literacy Award, and received a Sheffield Children's Book Award. Stephen has been exibited widely across Europe. He has been teaching at Academy of Art University since 2001.

A gallery of the wonderful work by Mr. Player for Discworld maps and books can be found at his website.




  1. Will they be sold at the con?

  2. Good question and one I should have addressed...

    I don't believe that the game will be sold directly at the con but I do believe that they will be taking orders. My understanding is that it is not quite finished.

    Let me check on that and get back to you.


  3. Sorry we are late replying to this one, but yes Zev from Z-man Games is in the dealers' area with a limited amount of copies of Guards! Guards! A Discworld boardgame on sale.