Clay Peppiatt


Zazen is a board game design based upon the rules of Chutes and Ladders. The name in zen buddhism literally means “seated meditation”. I wanted to design a game that you focus on relaxing as you are playing. The game consists of ten planks, which are five pair of planks with matching wood stains. Landing on the “Ensó” symbol allows you to switch the plank you are on with its pair. The game ends when a player makes it to the end of the Lotus flower plank and ends the session of meditation.