Enter, and allow yourself to break free from the shackles of normality.

Welcome to the Square Mile…

The concept of the Square Mile is an old one. The Square Mile was a mythical place, a lawless area of true emancipation. The Square Mile Studio aims to bring hints of the freedom of that concept to the real world, through the magical interface of tabletop games. Board games are a unique interface in this modern day and age. In a world where video games and television are dominant, we believe that board games provide the opportunity for community to flourish and for imagination reclaim its rightful place at the forefront of human consciousness. Having said that, before you get the impression that we're real purists, we should come clean: we do also do video games!

If you ever find yourself in need of a break, a change, an escape; if work has you down, your friends aren’t around. If you’re searching for more, if life’s been a bore, then we have the solution for you.

The Square Mile is a paradise. A fragment of free space, an expanse where you can truly be yourself. There are no restrictions, no regulations. Administration is absent; merely enter, and be free.

Who are we?

The Square Mile is an Australian based game publishing company. Specifically, we develop and publish board games. The Square Mile was founded in 2020; however, we are not inexperienced. Our employees have numerous years of experience across various aspects of project management, logistics and development. The Square Mile represents a distillation of that talent, combined with a channeled enthusiasm for board games; we want to share that passion with you!


Reign Absolute

Reign Absolute is our current flagship project. Reign Absolute has been in development in one way or another since 2001 (with something resembling the current iteration first being floated in 2013). Reign Absolute was conceived as a ‘quick fantasy fix’, a card game designed to mate the joy of expansive fantasy games, the easy play of party games and the solid ‘feel’ of board games. Reign Absolute is expected to enter production in late 2020, with a Kickstarter funding campaign going live in October 2020.

Color Strain

Color Strain is a matching game designed to challenge colour perception. Color Strain was designed with a very specific audience in mind: graphic designers and other like-minded professionals who measure colour for a living (in one way or another). Such individuals can never fully ‘switch off’ from work; after all, the world is full of colour. We decided to help them embrace this fact, by producing the perfect colour-centric leisure activity. We’ve already launched a free mobile version of the game; the tabletop card game is coming via Kickstarter in 2021.

Where To Buy

Reign Absolute and Color Strain will be funded by Kickstarter campaigns; pledging in these campaigns will allow you to obtain physical copies of the games sooner rather than later! Follow us on social media to ensure you don’t miss when we go live. Once our games enter full production, they will be available through standard means of purchase including online retailers such as Amazon.com.

If you’re a physical retailer and are interested in stocking our games, get in contact! Similarly, if you’re into distribution and logistics, we’d love to hear from you.

Explore a world with no limits.

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your boss! Bring that particularly annoying colleague you always avoid in the break room… Come, be free; express your primal humanity, for nothing strengthens social bonds like a truly lawless environment.

We can provide you with the (last) experience of a lifetime!