Pilgrims is a social board game for 2 - 10 players who take on the role of pilgrims completing a 800 km journey from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The game is based on a real pilgrimage undertaken by several hundred thousand people each year called the Camino de Santiago. In 2015, Matt walked the Camino and wanted to share the experience he had with people who are unable to go on the Camino themselves. However, he found it difficult to express in words or pictures his meetings with people and the feeling of togetherness with people who elsewhere would just be absolute strangers.
Together with Tommy Graven, we decided to tell the story through the medium of a game. In Pilgrims, players get to experience that feeling of meeting people on a common journey, brought together because they’re doing something apart from normal life.
You can read more about Pilgrims on Matt’s blog.