The Scorpion Masqué (the Masked Scorpion) is a game publisher based in Montréal, Québec, who travels around the world looking for new adventures. 
Here is the manifesto he lives by...

Games bring people together. You have to admit, that's pretty amazing!

The best games can't live without gamers - just like the best books can't live without readers.

People tend to forget they love to play games.

Although it helps develop skills like reasoning, logical thought, communication and dexterity, gaming remains a free act in and of itself, without any other goal than the pleasure it provides.

Most people don't know much about board games and their incredible variety, and the fabulous universes they create.

Games are as much a part of a people's cultural expression as its literature, arts, food, and music.

The current trend toward globalization gives people an unprecedented opportunity to assert their own cultures and to learn about others.

Le Scorpion Masqué is therefore the expression of his creators: citizens of Québec (French speakers!), open to the world, and curious to hear the other citizens of the planet tell their own stories.

The Scorpion Masqué strives to keep the gaming culture here, and abroad, fresh by proposing original games that are fun and that bring us together, whoever we are.

The Green Scorpion

We're not singlehandedly saving the world, but we at Scorpion Masqué believe in doing what we can to help the planet.

We are aware of the impact of our activities on the environment, particularly the use of trees for paper production. Because we take our environmental responsibility to heart, we took part in Tree Canada's national greening program in 2010, which targets areas of the territory that need to be forested or reforested by mass planting of seedlings to offset the natural resources used in the production of our games.

Thanks to the 1 tree cut = 1 tree planted operation, 30,935 trees were planted between 2010 and January 1st, 2024 in areas cleared or damaged by fires in Canada.

There's still a long way to go, but we aim to continue improving our environmental impact. We want to pursue this commitment over the long term and on an ongoing basis in the production of our games. Sky Team is the first example of this. In this game, no plastic film is used, and kraft paper bags are used instead of plastic bags for storage. The tokens are made of cardboard. The board is made of paper, not thermoformed plastic. The ink used is vegetable-based, made from soy, which is less polluting, biodegradable, and more respectful of the environment than traditional petroleum-based ink (a non-renewable material). Find out more about soy ink:

Our ecological approach also takes on added significance with our next release, Festival, which allows us to go even further: No plastic packaging or components are used. The paper used is FSC-certified, and the box is made of carbon-neutral cardboard, with a mix of FSC materials using 25% less material and 15% fewer emissions than a conventional box. Find out more about the Jun Board box: Jun Board PDF. Soy ink is also used once again. 

We still have a long way to go, but we aim to continue improving our environmental impact through meaningful action.