Common Man Games is focused on long-term positive results in the area of bringing to the market great games by great designers.

Part of this involves establishing and maintaining good working relationships with designers we believe have values, styles, and approaches to board games that is in-line with our’s. We see the Danish designer, Ole Steiness, as top of this list!

We would like to feature Ole Steiness here in our Designer’s Guild section of our website.  He has long been known for his video games, but now with his design of Police Precinct, we see this as just the beginning of his board games.

We hope to have a working relationship with Ole for many years to come.  We want Ole to feel that Common Man Games is here to help him express his creativity as a board game designer.

NOW!  What is Ole up to now?  Well…  We know he is cooking up some great ideas.  We don’t want to rush him too much with his next game, and we want to focus on the release of Police Precinct, so more about exact details later, but suffice it to say, he has some great stuff cooking in that design oven of his.

WHERE?  Ole resides in Copenhagen, Denmark

WHEN?  When did this bug first bite Ole?  He made his first original board game design as a teenager!

INSPIRATION?  Where does it come from?  Most are inspired by either computer games, movies or existing board games (or a combination).

Q.A. & DESIGN:  Ole works as a game designer and Quality Assurance Manager at a big, Danish game studio.  This acts as a great backdrop for his creativity and inspiration.

MORE:  So you want more huh!  Visit Ole’s blog at…

MEMORY LANE:  Here is a picture of the original prototype of Police Precinct   Fun to look at and remember  the many hour spent testing.

FIRE RESCUE:    Before Ole came to us with Police Precinct, we were able to look at a fire rescue game that he was working on.  It was not presented directly to us by Ole, but through connections in the industry, we were able to see the game and play it.  It looked Fantastic, but we had to wait for another party to decide if they were going to move on it.  By the time this happened, Flash Point was out, so we felt it was better to wait and see what Ole was going to come out with next.  Well, it was Police Precinct   And “the rest is history” as they say.

IDEA:  Here is an example of an Ole idea cooking away.  More about this one coming soon enough I’m sure!

In-Process:  glimpse of Ole’s Creative Oven!

HOLY OLE:  Since the release of Police Precinct many comments, questions, and heart warming compliments have been made by fans of Police Precinct about the designer.  One BGG fan (Jeff B.) coined the term “Holy Ole” and we here at CMG wish to echo that slogan / sentiment.  Great Job Ole!!!!