On the former airfield of the historic Butzweilerhof Airport in the north of Cologne, ideas for board games have been standing on the runway for several years. Now the engines are getting started and passengers are invited to get on board! Since 2021, the company Ornament Games is publishing classic board games for analogue gaming fun with cards, dice and game pieces.
The first edition, Die Baumeister von Köln (The Master Builders of Cologne) with a local historical context will be followed by further games. Stefan Scheidtweiler and Christian Peter Schäfer-Scheidtweiler are the people behind Ornament Games. They develop, publish and distribute on their own. The games of the start-up publishing house will be multifaceted but are always supposed to fascinate by a meaningful connection between theme and game mechanics.
The production partner is the Bavarian company Ludo Fact, which stands for the highest quality in the production of board games for many years. By producing in Germany, Ornament Games also avoids unnecessary environmental pollution. At the Jettingen factory, Ludo Fact has been producing carbon neutrally since 2020.