In my head I carried two solitare games I wanted to make. In my initial sketchbook notes I could not get one to work so I decided to focus on the second one.
The theme is early 20th. century wildlife hunting. I will make this a story based game with “missions” to complete for progress.
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Welcome. The Chinese new year 2016 is the Fire Monkey year. There are soo many traditions related to this festival – red clothes and firecrackers among many. There is an old story about a Monster called Nian that came every new year and killed villagers. One village discovered that the monster was afraid of the color red and loud noises. To celebrate this I made a card game for 2-8 players you may print and play with you friends or family.
PLAY THE CARD GAME
Here are the game files to print and play for free. You will need 3 dice and some player tokens:.
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Participating in contests on BGG. can be very fun indeed. There is much learnings to make by entering simple contests.. and for me it was suprisingly hard to get the final art done before entry deadline. Fool of the Feast entered so late in the contest I was afraid it would go unseen by fellow designers on BGG.
But with great happiness we can announce Fools of the Feast was among the 18 Finalists.
So to those who do not know about our little micro game this is it:
The King is holding a great banquet and demands the kingdom’s best entertainment possible. Therefore he has invited all Troubadours and Fools around to audition their best show. The winner will become Fool of the Feast and well rewarded.
time: 10 min
With only three played cards in a game round – this game is easy. But with split cards and effects there is a more complex strategy to explore. The goal is to become the king’s fool – so basically everyone wins. The second time a players show gets the king’s favour – that player is the winner. A show consist of three rounds. The entertainer presentation, a fist act and a second act. The show with the most points total wins the king’s favor that round. The crown icons on a card is points you will score for act. So more crowns means a better act. This will be modified by what themes the king like and don’t like. So if the king laughs at your rivals “juggling monk” – you might need to mess that show up.
FILES FOR PLAY
Full size cards A4.
Full size rules A4.
Full size cards (for US letter / A4)
A short ROUGH introduction
We decided to enter the Children’s Game Design Contest on BGG. Our game is a semi learning game about sea food webs and its importance.
Check it out here.