Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Start of Board Game Project

Our next project has been given to us and were to decide between us as a group to design a board game based on either the; Queen's Jubilee, 2012 Olympics, 2012 World Record Space Jump or Gangdam Style.

My Group members consisted of myself, Sean Barron, Beckie Heaton & Robert Whitehurst. All together, we generated ideas for all the concepts and see which we all like the best and then develop it further.

Ideas for Non Digital Game

Space Jump:
• Objective is to get to the Earth the quickest from space. A linear straight down board where the players have to get from the top of the board to the bottom of the board. The quickest character to do so, wins the game. Along the way, there will be small diversions in the path of the character which can obstruct him. Also opponents can use items to gain advantages and hinder the progress of others.
Also, there are maybe collectibles which the character has to get along the way or answer certain questions to actually progress through the game. (maybe questions about 2012's events).
A small idea for cards and things. Maybe there are birds in the way at some moments, knocking you back a place. Place balloons on enemies which make them inflate up the air a bit. Accidently fall in a hot air balloon. Certain cards can maybe only be played at certain heights.

Olympics (I was actually thinking because he did say non digital board game that we do the same type of game that Pictionary and charades bring. So players are moving on their feet. Of some sort anyway, of course we'll have to think of space but I thought it'd be fun to think about)
• Objective of this idea is to get around the London the quickest. Participating in events in which the player will have to go through a certain obstacle in a certain form to pass it. This is more of a team game so it'll have to be 4+. In running, a player needs to answer a certain amount of questions in a certain time limit right and the one with the highest amount after a time limit wins the game etc
Players can choose which type of event they'll go for first and when landing on an event such as running, they challenge the other teams to the event and teams are placed in Gold, Silver, Bronze and No Medal.
Each worth different points, the team with the highest point amount at the end of the game wins. Each event will create a new type of task which will be varied between quick-fire questions, general knowledge, drawing challenges, just relating to the sport in some form of way is the way I was thinking.
There'll be about 20-25 challenges the teams can do but it's up to the players on how many challenges they want to play, shortening and lengthening the time they want to play it. The player who lands n the event gets the advantage on the area as they can choose specific genres and tasks they do in that event, giving more reasoning for players to go out and search for events as sometimes players will want to play an event that's suits their knowledge and skill base better so they can win the event and get a gold.

2012 Jubilee

• The player's objective is to gain all the jewels to fill their own Royal Crown. The Jewels will be earned by landing on jewel colours throughout the board, you gain jewels by completing challenges that the colour jewel is known for. So Red maybe general knowledge of the Queens history etc. When players have got all jewels, they must get to the Buckingham Palace and complete a final task in which they will win the game

Gangdam Style

• Thinking more card game when it came to this area. Maybe different parts of the dance moves are different cards and then moves mean more in some form then others. When gaining the card, players must do something related to that specific dance move,. We could make it so the player has to act that dance move or have it somehow related to top trumps where the different dance moves have higher values then others. I think when it comes to Gangdam style, it'd be hard to relate it to a board game as it centralizes around the dancing. A card game where the dance moves are particularly important is the idea I created when thinking of ideas.

Here the concepts i personally developed which we could use for the next week discussion. I personally like the Olympics idea but i'm looking forward to what my team-mates are thinking. We defnitely need some more thought as it's going a bit slow right now.....

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