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Double L Games

Meet Lily Lockett: the 13-year-old designer who turned her school homework into a board game that might just change the world

IF YOU BUILD IT

What were you doing when you were 11 years old?

Lily Lockett was just like any other typical pre-teen; she played games, did her homework and spent time with her family. Except she also happened to be the lead designer of board game Build and a key part of Double L Games, the family-run publisher founded to take her game to the wider world.

Build started life as a Year 7 homework assignment set during a Geography lesson on international development.

“We were told to make a board game about it,” Lily recalls. “A lot of people did Snakes and Ladders, you know, roll-and-move games.”

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