Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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14 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine How About That! Durham, are you game? T here was "Candyland," a rite of childhood and an initiation to the sport of the board game. Then came the famed "Monopoly," where future real-estate moguls built houses and hotels on such locales as Oriental and Baltic avenues and looked to scoop up the prized Boardwalk, even at the risk of bankruptcy. Later came board games with bells and whistles (or rather batteries), turning players into would-be surgeons in "Operation" and military strategists in "Battleship." For Emma Rochon, never the biggest fan of board games, it was "Snakes & Ladders," a game dating to 200 BC and originating in India and intended to teach children about good and evil. Oh, and the Egyptian mythology board game she developed for her 7th grade World History class. ("I got an A," she said.) Fast forward to the here and now, and it turns out Rochon, in a new role as the graphic design specialist at Discover Durham, has come up with "The Road to Durham 150" board (or rather heavy paper) game to mark the city's 150th anniversary this year. "I always try to create moments of joy with the pieces I design," said Rochon, who said she was motivated by the Durham 150 logo designed by Tobias Rose at Kompleks Creative of Durham. "I was inspired to turn it into the path for a board PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DISCOVER DURHAM Emma Rochon, Discover Durham's graphic design specialist and creator of "The Road to Durham 150" board game. "It would be amazing to create a full Durham 150 board game!" she said of the possibility. "One part of this game I really enjoy is it's free. We love the accessibility." The 11-by-16-inch foldable game boards are available at the Visitor Center on Durham's Main Street.

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