July 22, 2018
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a game that Chenshu and I designed for our independent study in Board Game Design. It initially was supposed to be a game under fifteen minutes long- we soon found out how difficult of a task that would be. Our playtests revealed that the game takes around 30 minutes to an hour.
We actually had a printing run of the game, and printed 3 copies. One is still in the math office at Walter Payton College Prep. It looks like this:
As of right now, the game itself is finished and playable. I think that it is possible that it could be worked on in the future, since our playtesters have enjoyed the game a lot. It definitely is not finished since it is missing a non-generic theme and artwork, and there probably are balance issues to be worked out. That being said, if you would like to print a copy for yourself and play it, I’d love to hear about it! Take a look below if you are interested. Thanks for reading, and make sure to subscribe by using the widget on your right!
The rules and the cards are here, as well as the .stl files for printing pieces (they are just 1mm x 1mm x 1 mm cubes, pyramids, and hexagons):
Instructions on printing: There are 5 Role Cards, and they are double-sided. So when you open the Role Card file, the first page is the fronts of the role cards, and the second page is the backs of the role cards.
When you open the cards zip file, you will find something like this:
Each separate file is a card. The pdfs are 2 pages each because these cards are meant to be double sided. The pngs are one-sided. The number in front of each card is the number of times that it should be printed. For example, 14 Grass means that you should print that file 14 times. Files without a number just have to be printed once. We printed all the cards out with 3.5 inches X 2.5 inches, or standard poker card size. I think that the cards could be difficult to print for individuals because this was the format that the company that printed the cards wanted them in- probably because they have some kind of special program that can easily do it. I am guessing that these cards might have to be rearranged in a file similar to how the role cards are.