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Top 4 games not included in the rulebooks

The “Second to None Edition” of the Green Box of Games is currently being distributed to backers and preorder customers across the globe. The box comes with rules for 16 different games, which can be downloaded here or browsed here.

But there are many games that didn’t make it into the rulebooks for this version, mainly to avoid having a book that was too large, while also making sure that the book had sufficient variation and balance in terms of different styles of games suited for different styles of play.

So here are a few of the games that are good enough that they could have been in the rulebook, for which we just didn’t find room. Continue reading “Top 4 games not included in the rulebooks”

Community games roundup

Over the past few weeks no less than 18 new games have been created or suggested for the Green Box of Games by players, backers and fans from different parts of the world. Most of them are published in the forums on BoardGameGeek, where they are also discussed and developed further. Here’s a list of all contributions that I will strive to keep updated as new suggestions come in.

UPDATE: New rulebook designed for download, containing 12 games designed by the community: Download here (PDF 7 mb) Continue reading “Community games roundup”

New design for the “Second to None Edition”

The components for the upcoming new edition of the Green Box of Games have gone through a full redesign. In addition to looking a lot better, they have also got a couple of new features. Continue reading “New design for the “Second to None Edition””

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”

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