We interview veteran game designer, Rob Daviau! Rob is famously responsible for creating the “Legacy” game mechanic and his designs have consistently been popular and well loved. His notable titles include “Risk Legacy”, “Pandemic Legacy”, and the recent hit, “Sea Fall.”
The tree of Rob grew its roots in the board game industry's soil developing games as an employee of Hasbro. After years of steady success at Hasbro, Rob saw opportunity for a fresh start as a game design entrepreneur and took it. Rob instantly proved that to be a smart move, designing the mega hit “Pandemic Legacy” and most recently, “Sea Fall” (which quickly sold out during Gen Con 2016).
Rob provided great conversation, and shared a really touching story about talking with his daughter as she watched him organize an early design for “Risk Legacy” on his bed nearly seven years ago. We hope you learn a little more about the history of the board game industry and the “legacy” Rob is creating for himself in the eighty fifth episode of the Happy Mitten Podcast.