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A Game of Strange Bedfellows – The City

Picture Credits here , here , and here . The City is a board game concept which combines a couple known gameplay elements, and a couple new ones.  The game narrative is that 12 wildly varying characters are trying to build a city together.  The players’ goal is to get all 16 characters moved into the new [...]

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Rules, Rules, Rules!

Yeah, unfortunately games need to have rules… and they have to work and not suck.  So, here’s the initial rule set for The Gear Game.  At the bottom there’s some alternative concepts which I think might be fun as well. SIMPLE EXPLANATION: Players take turns placing connecting gears in turn on a pegboard, moving towards [...]

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The Gear Game

Concept Everyone loves gears – they’re amazing little things used all the time to do all kinds of work, but very few people really understand them in an intuitive way.  Here’s a video that Nick at Maker Works gave me showing just what gears can do (there’s about 6 of these videos total if you’re [...]

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