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Game system in a box. Play 100 different games or create your own.

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Kickstarter successfully funded at 500%

The Kickstarter campaign for the “Second to None Edition” of the Green Box of Games ended on July 13th, funded at 540% with contributions from 192 backers.

A big thank you to all backers, and everyone who helped share the campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787460250/green-box-of-games-game-system-in-a-box?ref=blog

We are moving forward to the next stage of development, as all files will be sent to production in August. If all goes according to plan the game will be ready in time for the Spiel ’17 game fair in Essen, on october 25th.

Thank you again!

Updated list of games

This page contains a list of all games published on this site. We’ve attempted a very simple categorisation of the games, to help you find the games you will enjoy the most. Most games fall into the following categories, with a few self-explanatory exceptions.

  • Race – Players compete to complete a track or objective first
  • Conflict – Players attack each other and capture pieces
  • Control – Players vie for control over the board/cards/pieces
  • Collection – Players try to gain/create sets or combinations to score the most points

All games are also categorised on the dimension of luck vs strategy. “Balanced” means the game includes both luck and strategy in fair amounts. The complexity rating can be interpreted as how long it takes to explain the rules. Continue reading “Updated list of games”

The 2017 one-new-game-every-week challenge!

It’s that time of the (new) year, and everywhere people are making resolutions for what they will achieve. Updates for the Green Box slowed down considerably as 2016 drew towards an end and the holiday spirit took hold, but now is the time to look ahead. My goal is to make the Green Box of Games into a rich gaming system which allows players to have lots of different quality gaming experiences, and for that we need more games!

That’s why my plan is to publish (at least) one new game to the website every week throughout 2017.

Some will be original games developed fro the set, others will be inspired or adapted versions of old or new favourites from the gaming universe. And I will probably need YOU to help out, so if you have an idea for a game, drop me a line, either by email, on Facebook or on BoardGameGeek.

Best wishes to you all for a great new year of gaming!

Jørgen Brunborg-Næss, Designer

Ready for Essen!

Our shipment of 100 Green Box sets from thegamecrafter.com has arrived, and we are quite thrilled!

The pre-orders are coming in, and we have soon sold about half of the 100 sets we are bringing to the fair. Pre-order here to make sure you don’t miss out.

Also check this post for a detailed description of the components included in the box.

Now available for sale on The Game Crafter!

A small step for man, a giant leap for the Green Box project! You can now buy your own set from thegamecrafter.com.

The Game Crafter is a print-on-demand company specializing in tabletop games. This means we upload our designs based on their templates, and they print one copy of the game each time somebody places an order. Obviously, this means that the price will be a bit high for such a small game box, but it also means that we can make the game available to anyone who wants it way before we get a proper large scale production financed. Continue reading “Now available for sale on The Game Crafter!”

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””

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”

Unboxing prototypes

We’ve produced a handfull of complete sets of tiles and cards at The Game Crafter. We’re really excited about these components and looking forward to a new photoshoot to upgrade the blog! Continue reading “Unboxing prototypes”

In the box – Tiles: Building hexagonal boards

Following up on the post Tiles: Building square boards, let’s dig into the possibilities for building hexagonal boards with the tiles in the Green Box. That’s right: Square tiles can make perfect hex boards! Continue reading “In the box – Tiles: Building hexagonal boards”

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