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Temple of Doom – Game #40

Temple of Doom is a solitaire or cooperative game in which you must aid a team of 8 adventurous archaeologists attempting to save as many ancient relics as they can while escaping from the crumbling temple. Continue reading “Temple of Doom – Game #40”

5 games to get you started

The number of games you can play using the Green Box is growing, and it might be difficult to know where to start. In this post you’ll find a suggestion of 5 family games, 5 strategy games and 5 traditional games that we recommend you try. What are your favourites? Continue reading “5 games to get you started”

Speed – Game #39

Speed is a speedy card game for two players in real time where the goal is to get rid of your cards with higher speed(!) than your opponent, by matching cards on either symbol, colour or number. It is a variation of a game also playable with a standard deck of cards (see Wikipedia), and similar to Blink(Reinhard Staupe, 1995) and probably a few others.. Continue reading “Speed – Game #39”

Sloth – Game #38

The classic deduction card game Sleuth (Sid Sackson, 1971) has been reimagined for the Green Box. One card is missing from the deck, and you have to interrogate the other players in order to discover which one. Continue reading “Sloth – Game #38”

Guess What – Game #37

In this game you get to create your own rules, and the other players have to guess what they are. It is inspired by the card game Eleusis, created in 1956. Continue reading “Guess What – Game #37”

All Your Base – Game #36

In AD 2101, war was beginning… Build up your base and install the correct hardware and software on your defence stations to prepare for the oncoming attack. In this game for up to 6 players you play cards from your hand to perform one of three actions, and pass the cards you don’t need to the next player. Continue reading “All Your Base – Game #36”

Memory – Game #35

You can play a simple and a more advanced version of the classic Memory game with the Green Box. The simple version is played with the tiles, and players try to find two matching symbols. The advanced version is played with the cards, and players try to find cards matching on *two* of the following: Symbol, colour or background.

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Jump Gate – Game #34

You are the captain of a cargo ship making pickup rounds across the universe. Roll the die to reach new planets with cargo to pick up, pass through jump gates that send you into different parts of the galaxy, and play cards to move forwards or backwards if you don’t end up exactly where you wanted to. Continue reading “Jump Gate – Game #34”

Snakes and Ladders – Game #33

Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian classic, imported to England in 1892 and published in the USA in 1943. It is a game of pure chance and pure frustration, just about as simple as a game can get, and just about as intellectually unrewarding as a game can get as well. Nevertheless, it is played by children all over the world, and with the Green Box components it can serve as a starting point for getting creative and thinking about game design.

The basic gameplay of Snakes and Ladders are shared by many different games: Roll, move, see what happens. In the following setup we use arrow tiles for climbing up and drop tiles for falling down. With just these tiles you can create a variety of tracks, and have more fun building the board than playing through it. Then you can move on to come up with alternative rules for other symbols and keep playing around. Continue reading “Snakes and Ladders – Game #33”

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