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Friday, August 22, 2008

Haunted Mansion board game developer lauded

The Sanibal-Captiva Islander has a nice article about retired game designer Jack Elias, a Sanibal resident who had a distinguished career as a designer working for Lakeside Games, and was a key contributor to Lakeside's Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean board games.

Elias is probably best known for creating the classic "Barrel 'o Monkeys" game, which catapulted him into the status of legendary toymaker - but the innovative Lakeside Haunted Mansion board game was equally inventive, with a three-dimensional board with rotating pathways and a towering backdrop.

Click here to read the article.