All My Friends Are Superheroes

Client: AKV| St. Joost
Website: akvstjoost.nl
Date: July 2016

“THE PERFECTIONIST OPENS HER EYES. SHE SEES NOTHING.
IT’S WHITE. ALL WHITE. THERE’S NO UP. THERE’S NO DOWN.
NO HORIZON. NOTHING. IT’S JUST WHITE.
‘CLOCK, WHAT IS THIS?’ ASKS THE PERFECTIONIST. HER VOICE IS SHAKY.
‘THIS IS THE FUTURE.’
‘THIS IS THE FUTURE?’ THE PERFECTIONIST ASKS. HER MOUTH IS DRY.
SHE FORCES HERSELF TO SWALLOW.

‘WHY IS THE FUTURE LIKE THIS?’

‘BECAUSE IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET,’ SAYS THE CLOCK.”

The weird, sweet and beautiful book ‘All My Friends Are Superheroes’ (Andrew Kaufman) is a favorite of mine for years, and I truly think more people should read it! That’s why I dedicated one of my graduation projects to it, by trying to find a fitting way to tell people about it. By creating a board game that’s literally inspired by the story and characters in the book, I create awareness about the book itself but I also want to show the players that they’re a superhero themselves! Everyone has something that they’re just a tad bit better at than their friends- and that’s your superpower! In this game you bundle the superpowers you and your friends have and play an exciting race against the game, while you get to know each other better and better in the meantime!