Green Board Games announces James Wallis as new studio manager

Wallis will look after the BrainBox range among other projects at GBG – a company that recently became part of the Asmodee Group

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 18.05.2020 | Business

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Green Board Games has announced the appointment of James Wallis as its new studio manager, taking charge of the studio’s hugely successful BrainBox range of educational games among other projects.

The appointment marks the next step in a new era for Green Board Games (GBG) following its acquisition by the Asmodee Group in 2019 as the company's first UK-based game studio. GBG is best known for its BrainBox titles, which offer exciting 10-minute trivia challenges on subjects from maths and science to animals and even football. 

Speaking of his new position, Wallis said: "Being studio head at Green Board Games is a dream job for me. The strength of the BrainBox line gives us a great foundation to explore new areas where games and learning come together and being part of Asmodee lets us plan big. I can't wait to get started." 

Wallis has enjoyed a fascinating career that has brought him direct experience of almost every part of the games industry. As a games designer, he is best known for the storytelling card game Once Upon a Time, which is now available in 12 languages and is frequently utilised as a learning tool by TEFL teachers.

He founded and ran Hogshead Publishing, the UK’s largest publisher of roleplaying games in the 1990s, and has distinguished himself as a journalist, a writer of 17 books, and most recently a lecturer on games design at London South Bank University and the National Film & Television School. 

The full BrainBox range is available to retailers through Asmodee UK. 


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