Welcome to the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ministry of Dice, citizen.
Our studio.​
The Ministry of Dice is a board game design studio based in the D.C. metropolitan area. 
Our mission.​
Our values.​
Think.​​​
Laugh.​​​​​​​​​

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Laughter... 


                  ...occurs 30x more in social situations like board games,
                                                                     than in solitary ones like video games (3). 


                 ...decreases stress hormones: cortisol and epinephrine (4). 



                 ...increases happiness hormones: dopamine and serotonin (4)



                 ...boosts your immune system by actviating natural killer cells 
                                                                     which fight cancer and viral infections (4).

                                                
                                            ...nourishes your body and mind.

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Ernesto Perez-Chanona, Ph.D.
Ernesto is the founder and the head game designer at the Ministry of Dice. As a part-time middle school science teacher, increasing science literacy through his board games designs has become a recent goal. He plans to debut his first game on kickstarter.com in the summer of 2018. He obtained his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently conducting research on cancer immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. His hobbies include weightlifting, swimming and DMing a weekly Dungeons and Dragons game at his apartment in the D.C. metropoitan area. 

Currently playing: Scythe, The Others and Tortuga 1667
Remember.
​​Remembering the good times at game nights,



also known as 'experiential processing,’



increases your happiness



in the present (5).  



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Bart Reybrouck
Bart is the head graphics designer at the Ministry of Dice. Based in the Bruges area in Belgium, he is currently involved in the project team at Watts Benelux. Next to being a free-lance project manager and event organizer at Celebrations Entertainment, he is also musician/spectacle artist.

For over 20 years already Bart has been involved in different kinds of events, from medieval spectacle dinners to power boating, from exhibitions in Minsk to Soulnight Music Happenings. His ambition is to always lift creativity up to the next level.

His hobbies include scuba diving, short trips, and most of all graphic design.
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