Hans Scharler Games

I love games. I read a lot of game rules, edit game rules, refine games, design new games, and develop other people’s games. I have developed a 10-week board game design workshop and am currently teaching it near Boston, MA. My favorite part of the game design process is refinement—tightening the gameplay to create a lasting experience and tightening the rules to create a meaningful experience.

I am active on BoardGameGeek (@nothans) and the Board Game Design Forum (@hans) if you want to talk about games.

Recent Game Posts

Board Game Design Workshop

I have developed a 10-week board game design workshop. Here’s the entire course compressed into one 30-minute video.

My Games

Divide and Conquer (board game)

Divide and Conquer is an abstract strategy board game for 3-4 players published by Light Fun Games. As the Commander of a battalion of troops, you plan out and execute troop movements to secure objective regions around the game board. Your opponent’s competing troops will cause you to tangle and engage in conflict, taking on causalities and slowing your pace to victory. You must anticipate the other players’ strategies by moving with precision and seizing the initiative. Sometimes, your position is defensive to block an opponent from an objective, and other times, you are invading occupied regions to weaken the offensive of another player.

The game mechanics for Divide and Conquer are based on mathematics and game theory, which provides an additional opponent. If you plan optimally, you will not only defeat the other players, but you will also solve the game with a minimal number of movements.

Divide and Conquer Board Game Box

Divide and Conquer (PC game)

Divide and Conquer is now available to play on Steam. This version of the game features AI opponents and an original soundtrack.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

I am obsessed with Arkham Horror: The Card Game and going mad trying to collect everything related to the game. Fantasy Flight Games announced Arkham Horror: The Card Game on August 2, 2016, on their website. Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game® based on H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, monsters, and madness. Check out my stories chronicling the collection of the Arkham Horror cards at events, from pre-orders, and on eBay.