Tip of the Iceberg (Student Project)

Derrick Lin


Designer: Patricia Catangui
Project Type: Student Project
School: Academy of Art University
Course: Packaging 3
Tutor: Christine George
Location: San Francisco, USA
Packaging Contents: Box, Game Board, Playing Cards, Dice, Play Pieces, Instructions
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, Acrylic, Paper
Printing Process: Inkjet Printing, Laser Cutting, Laser Etching

Objective: Create an original board game.

Approach: In the midst of global warming, arctic sea ice is rapidly melting and consequently displacing countless animals. The game focuses on the survival of arctic animals, which includes levels that shift and rotate, and event cards that represents these occurrences. This may result in players being knocked off from their positions, advanced further, or backtracked. As a form of informative play, Tip of the Iceberg is a way to start introducing global issues to children.

What’s Unique?
The structure and materials used for the game board are specific to ice, wherein each level gets thicker and thicker; and therefore safer. The game pieces/animals are also made using acrylic to further support the idea of arctic conditions.