Bored Wreckers Inc designs and develops board and card games, seeking to invigorate and disrupt the traditional table-top games market by putting inclusion, representation and diversity at the forefront. It is a business created by David Pettifer (PhD Biological Sciences).
After an evening of playing games with friends, we realised that LGBTQ+ themes were enormously under-represented in the games market. This led me to designing the company’s first product, Drags 2 Riches, a 2-4 player deck-building card game centred on the fabulous world of drag. Players build up their wardrobes of fierce looks over several rounds and play the best combinations of Hair, Makeup, Outfits, Heels and Accessories to win events and steal the show.
This year I took part in the Birmingham Start-up Games pitching competition, hosted by the UoB Start-up Society, and won the grand prize in the established business category. It was a wonderful experience, and an amazing opportunity to network with other young entrepreneurs, potential mentors, and business leaders. Based on my success at the games, I have been put forward by the university to compete in the Santander X Entrepreneurship Awards, with a potential prize worth £75k to the business.