Conversations Begin with a Board Game
We help parents to reclaim family time by playing board games together.
With the help of the Dark Imp resources parents achieve a better balance in the home by creating an irresistible offline world, that rivals the online one.
Children need to see their parents play. Let us show you how.
Ellie Dix has been obsessed with board games from an early age. Not only playing them, but tweaking the rules for fun and designing her own. She firmly believes that board games have positively influenced her ability to interact with others, manage failure, work creatively with available resources, experiment with multiple paths to success, solve interesting problems, adapt to changing situations and make decisions quickly.
A teacher and educationalist, Ellie was previously owner and Director of Pivotal Education, the UK’s largest team of school behaviour specialists. Pivotal has helped thousands of teachers transform their classrooms and improve outcomes for learners.
A mother of two teenage boys, Ellie is now putting all her understanding of behaviour, experience with gamification, teaching skills and game-playing history to use, by helping other parents to introduce board games to family life. She believes they are a sure-fire antidote to unhealthy online distractions, and a means to a happier, more social family unit.
Peter Hawtin has a passion for family and togetherness. He believes that in this fast-paced, technology-centred world it is important that families have quality time to interact. Playing games and puzzles helps to provide the right balance, aid communication and promote family engagement.
Peter previously worked with Ellie at Pivotal Education, the UK’s largest team of behaviour specialists in schools. Pivotal helped schools to improve and develop a more inclusive culture. Peter has worked in the education sector for the past 10 years and prior to this spent a number of years in the children’s game, toy and gift markets working with both established global and emerging brands.
Peter is looking forward to helping Ellie build Dark Imp games and activities across many more families, in what is an exciting time for the company.