Developed from Poppu Go Chess and found Paperly Design with Yihan Dong and Dian Liu, Playpiece is a compact, durable, and versatile paper-based board game. Its innovative design combines traditional paper-cutting techniques with machine laser cutting, creating intricate patterns on 1082D Tyvek paper that can be pushed and pulled. The flexible patterns make it easy to play a variety of games, like Tic-tac-toe, Connect Four, and Reversi that traditionally use game pieces.  PlayPiece is perfect for on-the-go fun, as it's portable, durable and tactile for broad and inclusive play.


Sustainable design



4 Weeks


Yihan Dong

Dian Liu

Kara Wong

Designed with durability of Tyvek in mind, the patterns can be pushed to create a dome or concave by the user. This represents simply the binary nature of opposing game pieces in modern and traditional board games.


PlayPiece features printed gameplay instructions for common games played on the 8x8 board, so there is no requirement for rule books to begin playing. The ultra lightweight A4 sheet can be rolled up or folded while travelling for times where you want to enrich your travelling experience with friends and family.

Next work