Even the quietly introduced board games have their share of doing their part in the eco-friendly movement that people find today. Normally, people who seek recreation could care less about a bunch of boards and plastic tokens used to enjoy the overall purpose of a game. However, in today’s modern age, the quality and materials used has become up for scrutiny as well.
Kvale, 40, said his dual interests in board games and natural and organic products led him to found his company, Kvale Good Natured Games, in September 2005. His previous work in sales for organic and homeopathic product companies in Minnesota and Colorado provided him with the education and contacts he needed to round up suppliers for the natural and recycled materials used in his board game.
Kvale said he’s aware of other game inventors seeking to cash in on the so-called green movement by making that the theme of their games.
“While eco principles are very important to me personally, there are some people who may not find these aspects to be entertaining subjects for a board game,” Kvale said. He decided instead to incorporate his passion for natural and environmentally friendly products into the way his board game was made.
Head1Liners uses recycled paper and vegetable-based inks. Game tokens once were made from wood waste composite but now are from recycled glass, he said.
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