ONOPO is a reimagining of an iconic American board game. I attempted to simplify and clarify the game system, removing any thematic metaphors and other non-essential elements. Inspired by abstract strategy games, I designed a minimal iconographic system which uses as little language as possible.
I enjoy designing and working with systems, and this project was an exercise in consistency and constraint. The name is partly a reduction of the original and partly an homage to Oulipo
, the "workshop for potential literature."
I made this as a sort of design challenge for myself, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.