We are an Irish husband and wife startup that launched its first product, SMORGASBOARD®, the board game for foodies, for Christmas 2012. The game, which was released on 6th November sold over 1,500 copies in just 7 weeks and has received fantastic reviews from people that have played it. Our product is manufactured by Hasbro in Waterford and proudly carries the guaranteed Irish logo.
Players take on the guise of aspiring chefs as they work their way around the board in search of gastronomic success. The object of the game is to be the first team of chefs to graduate from Rick’s Culinary Academy! The losers… do the dishes!
Whether for birthdays, wedding gifts, the holiday season, or home entertaining, SMORGASBOARD® is the perfect gift for that food lover in your life.
You can also learn more about SMORGASBOARD® by visiting our website, http://www.SMORGASBOARD.ie, where the game is available to purchase online for €34.99 (including delivery within Ireland). We are also stocked in over 40 outlets nationwide including Brown Thomas, Avoca, Fallon & Byrne and Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Who are Team SMORGASBOARD?
Hello! We are Richard, Maggie, Tom & Rose. We design and develop board games.
Richard is responsible for creative and sometimes needs to be brought back down to Earth. He’s always thinking and can’t sit still for very long. He drinks a lot of coffee. Maggie’s in charge of R&D and is always planning. She also bakes us tasty treats and has a keen eye for design. Tom is 2 years old and heads up quality control together with his baby sister Rose. If they can’t break it… then it passes the test!
We’re energetic, passionate, and excited about what we do. Sometimes we dream, but that’s how ideas are conceived and our games are born.
We’re board but never bored™
SMORGASBOARD® is the fun new board game for foodies, friends, and family alike. Players take on the guise of aspiring chefs as they work their way around the board in search of gastronomic success. The object of the game is to be the first team of chefs to graduate from Rick’s Culinary Academy! The losers…do the dishes!
Created and designed by Richard Kelly and Maggie Leonard, the game has been illustrated by award winning designer, Steve Simpson, whose work has exhibited in London, LA and New York. To view his portfolio, please visit stevesimpson.com. SMORGASBOARD® is manufactured at Hasbro Ireland in Co. Waterford and proudly carries the ‘Guaranteed Irish‘ logo.
Divided into teams of two or more players, teams choose a chef token to represent them on the board; Mister Broc, Señor Gamba, Monsieur Fromage, or Les Champs. All teams start at the space marked ‘Start’. Play moves along the figure eight path towards ‘Rick’s Culinary Academy’.