Modern technology has undoubtedly fuelled today’s board gaming boom. From rapid 3D-printed prototyping to crowdfunding platforms, new tools have helped pull board games from the back of cupboard and towards the spearhead of geek culture. For Mat Hart, it’s only a good thing.
“I guess it depends if you’re a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of a person,” he says of the influence being played by technology nowadays. “My glass is eternally half-full, so I think this technology can be a wonderful tool for sharing knowledge, ideas, experiences and excitement. It’s a nice mechanism for people like myself to get a message out to people, as we’ve done with Dark Souls.”