Evidently, I have taken inspiration from other games such as “Snakes and Ladders” and “Monopoly”.
Taking inspiration from other games is common place in the gaming industry. For example, the 3rd person cover mechanic made famous by the “Gears of War” series is used in many a game, including the Uncharted series.
I have also been heavily influenced by space and science fiction books and films. Most recently, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar where I got the idea of wormholes taking you from one place on the board, to another.
In games, story and visual inspiration is most commonly taken from films and books. Using the “Uncharted” series again, it is heavily influenced from “Indiana Jones”. A set peice from the upcoming “Uncharted 4” goes one further by being very similar to the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana is getting dragged by a truck by some rope.