Values Statement

At Ion Game Design, we believe that the diversity within our team is our strength. Our workspace is inclusive and we do not accept any form of discrimination. No one should be denied opportunities because of their identity or beliefs. Qualifications, skills, and experience are the basis for recruitment, placement, training, and advancement of our employees at all levels. In line with this, we also want to fight inequality and contribute to creating a more non-discriminatory world outside Ion Game Design.

There is still a gender gap in society, reflecting the ongoing discrimination faced by women in their workplace. We at Ion Game Design find this unacceptable. We believe that inclusion is not enough; real impact is made when power and money are controlled by women. We want to lead by example and the top positions at Ion Game Design are held by women (CEO and Advisory Board president). In addition we have many women and people from diverse backgrounds in our team and as  external lead game designers.

We continuously showcase strong women in history, for example  Sammu-ramat or the jarls in Pax Viking. Representation is important in all aspects of life, including when you play games, and we also aim to include an even mix of women, men and other gender identities when creating characters in our games. This can be seen in many of our games, for example Stationfall, Expedition Zetta, and Dawn on Titan.

Racism continues to be prevalent. We find this  unacceptable. Ion Game Design condemns all expressions of visible and invisible discrimination, harassment, and racism in its many forms. The solution is bigger than the efforts of any single organisation, yet we believe businesses have a responsibility to help lead. Our goal is to contribute to a more accepting world by creating board games that inspire change, both now and in the future. Inspiring towards a world with less intolerance. By presenting themes that show episodes of history usually not remembered or purposely left out , we are hoping to bring a clearer perspective of the diversity that has always existed in this world. We want to be involved in creating real change, and our tool for doing so is used in an indirect and entertaining way.

We encourage our partners and customers to do the same. Keep the discussion going!  Let’s continue to improve together. All human rights should be enjoyed by all people without distinction of any kind, regardless of their status; including, but not limited to their nationality, ethnic background, gender, cultural origin/affiliation, sexual preference, religion, financial status, age, disability, parental status and education.

In addition to fighting discrimination in society, we believe global warming to be the biggest challenge in society today. We believe that the rise in temperature, caused by emissions from burning of fossil fuels as well as chain effects generated by this, will cause disasters and loss of life and material values to a serious extent. All people and all companies need to do whatever they can to contribute to minimise these disasters. As a company that manufactures goods, board games in our case, we work towards this  in many ways, from choice of transportation to processes in manufacturing.

Our goal is to continuously improve on the various ways we make our games and to inspire manufacturers, shipping companies, and other collaborators to do the same. All of these important efforts are vital to creating and maintaining a better world for us all to live in. May coming years lead to a better world, as well as a clearer perspective and representation of the past, for all generations to come.