Green Box of Games


September 2016

Othellino – Game #18

The classic game of Othello (or actually “Reversi“) takes “a minute to learn, and a lifetime to master”, and is truly a fine example of how the simplest components can create intriguing game experiences. The Green Box doesn’t have enough pieces for a full game, but you can play a compact version on a 6×6 grid. Continue reading “Othellino – Game #18”

The Main Battle – Game #17

This adaptation of Battle Sheep (2010, Francesco Rotta) was suggested by Sveinmain from Preikestolen Gamers. Just like “Hey, that’s my fish”, Battle Sheep is an elegant abstract tactical game disguised as a children’s game, and it is a good fit for the Green Box.

Continue reading “The Main Battle – Game #17”

Detailed contents of “Very First Edition”

The Green Box project has passed a milestone this week, as we have completed the design and ordered the production of the first print run of the Green Box of Games.

This Very First Edition is being printed in only 100 copies, which will be made available for sale at the Spiel 2016 Game Fair in Essen this october. If you are going to Essen, you can pre-order your copy here.

The exact components included in the box are: Continue reading “Detailed contents of “Very First Edition””

The Gauntlet – Game #16

The Gauntlet is a deadly race, where you want to be the first to reach the end while avoiding being hammered by your opponents and pelted with arrows. You have to climb over obstacles using the appropriate cards, keep your shield up at the right time, and maybe find a quiet spot to heal your wounds when necessary. Continue reading “The Gauntlet – Game #16”

Design – Symbols: Discrete but intriguing

A challenge we have tried to solve with the design of the Green Box is how to strike the perfect balance between abstract and thematic visual game design. Continue reading “Design – Symbols: Discrete but intriguing”

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