Viewpoint is a board game designed and developed in response to two previous projects (Percival Magic Cards and Hidden Beauty). Initially, borrowing from board game vernacular (Battleship, Tic Tac Toe and rolling dice), I sought to examine an individual's response to simplified visual symbols.
Each player was given two sets of black and white cards. One set used only pronouns (I, He, She, Me, You, etc.) while the other side used only oppositional words (Alone, There, Beside, Among, etc.). The second set of cards used pronouns (to indicate to the player their outward facing "viewpoint"), while the other side used black and red visuals (to visually convey their "viewpoint" to an opponent).
The object of the game was to have both players interpret the visual card from their opponent and put down a corresponding word on a blank square on their board. By the end the players would a have series of 5 rounds of cards that they could be rearranged and ordered on Board 2 to prompt a new discussion.