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This is a special page dedicated to the 2013 edition by Asmodee.

The guys from Asmodee has kindly provided me some rare pictures of the "behind the scene" work that has been done to produce their edition.

During the development many ideas have been used to create the graphics of hotels, table and box. It's nice to see the mix of hand drawn stuff, pc drawn stuff and 3d graphics stuff.

Here are the first sketches:

 

And here's a very interesting sketch of the guide lines with ideas and information about the Hotels and how they should look. They also had different names:

   

 

Some of the first black and white sketches for the box:   

   

 

Compairing some fonts for the "HOTEL" logo to find the right one:

   

 

And here is the final box picture for the prototype to be sent through fairs as a presentation (on the right the real box photo):

 

 

Following the 3d renderings that are on the final box   

 

 

A rough sketch for the final box picture

   

 

some 3d rendering of the roofs and bases   

 

 

and some nice 3d rendering in different point of view of the game:    

   

 

and finally how the Artica Leisure Facilities should have looked (without the strange "scarf behaviour" of the penguins in the version that came in the box):   


   
   © of this pics: Asmodee  
     
These pictures comes from the site Galleria di Gioconomicon, and were taken during the Nuremberg Toy Fair of 2013, they show the prototypes of the Hotels, and there are a lot of differences. In the first picture, on the poster you can see another prior prototype, you can easily notice that with the different roof of the Tower and the low walls of Artica: