Board-games development night, Dec 6th, 2011

We are going to be developing our own card and board-games. These are going to be quick and dirty prototypes that we can use to test game mechanics and see what works and what doesn’t.

We can do it in groups or as individuals. I will see if I can find some prizes for the best game, most complete game, most enjoyable, ect..

Ideas for prototyping your game

  • Use paying cards or business card and write playing card rules on the back of them
  • Print game pieces with the maker bot.
  • Cut out a game board out of cardboard and sharpie the game tiles on to it.
  • Make dice and other playing pieces out of paper
  • ect…

Game ideas 

  • The pieces are controlled by brain scanning robots  (Star-Wars-Science-Force-Trainer) 
  • Servo controlled marionette battle it out based on pre programmed moves,  Angelic_Layer,  Real Steel
  • Rock paper scissors style samurai combat fighting  Bushido_Blade
  • A game where you attempt to disarm a mad scientists dooms day device  Operation
  • A game where you are a mad scientists and you are trying to prevent the James bond like people from wreaking your plans.  mad-scientist-defense

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Where:
Vancouver Hack Space
45 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

When: 
Dec 6th, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

 Who:
Anyone who is interested in making or helping make a board-game.
Please feel to bring guests, and if you never been to the space before feel free to join us.

Bottom liner
Steven Smethurst 

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3 comments on “Board-games development night, Dec 6th, 2011
  1. Mark says:

    Any plans for another Board Game design night?

  2. Hello Mark,

    Yes, we will be running another Board Games design night. I ran the last one and it was a decent night. I’m currently working on pre work for Maker Faire Vancouver (http://vancouver.makerfaire.ca/) so I won’t be able to run another one for a while. (Too Busy)

    Are you a VHS member?
    If you are, feel free to bottom line/host another boardgames night at the VHS. If you are not a member, become one then host a night :P

  3. Jody Mccaine says:

    Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.

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