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These games are inspired by popular board games from the past years and decades. We strive to recreate these games with respect and humility, paying due homage to the original games and their designers.

Gold Mine – Game #8

Gold Mine is a push-your-luck game inspired by Diamant(2005)/Incan Gold(2006). The players venture into an underground cavern looking for precious gold, but the cavern can collapse at any time! The key is to get out with your loot before the roof comes down. Continue reading “Gold Mine – Game #8”

Tunnel run – Game #7

This game is heavily inspired by the great game Cartagena (2000), developed by Leo Colovini. We fully recommend getting a copy of the game for the full pirate experience, but you can also mimic some of the game mechanics using the Green Box.

One really cool thing about Cartagena is that although it’s labelled as an 8+ game that provides sophisticated strategic choices to all ages, you can easily reduce the rules and complexity to play with younger kids. All the way down to the most basic: Draw one card, find the right symbol on the board and move your piece forward to that symbol. This plays right into the flexibility of the Green Box as well, where we encourage players to come up with their own games and variations. Continue reading “Tunnel run – Game #7”

Skyline – Game #6

Andreas Seyfarths classic game Manhattan (1994) is a clean game concept combining the “area control” mechanic with the joy of building skyscrapers. While the skyline you can build with the Green Box is not half as impressive as the original, you can still recreate the basic experience, and maybe add a few twists of your own?

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