Manolis Zachariadis was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece on 1982. Manolis studied Mathematics. On the meanwhile, he has never stopped playing, enjoying and creating games. After a short journey, which lasted about 9 years he ended up creating together with Christos Giannakoulas, Goblins On Board (G.o.B.), a freelance game designing team.
The Game Designing Journey creating Goblins On Board
The Journey begins with Christos' and Manolis' teenage years playing role-playing games as storytellers. Although not exactly game design, creating new worlds and stories, and making their custom rules for the games they've played, lit their fire and opened the road to the game design.
In 2004 they had had their first actual contact with real game design. Together with Panagiotidis Panagiotis, Pantou Pantelis, Polizoidis Vaggelis and Kostas Zachopoulos they created Liquid Fire Team to design a new Role-Playing Game called “GUN TALE, Adventures in the Wild West”. Gun Tale was published in the greek language from Soul Twinkles Publishing and had a positive response from the Greek RPG Community and Gamers.
Former Liquid Fire Team founded “Last Factory Toy” a game designing company for Events, Happenings and Educational Gaming. In its two years of operation LFT created and participated with genuine games (entertainment and educational) in numerous Events and Happenings in Northern and Central Greece.
After being the circle complete and with the passage of time and experimentation with many aspects of game design, the journey brings them nowadays creating Goblins On Board, the present game designing teamof Christos Giannakoulas and Manolis Zachariadis.