Designing a game for 8-12 year olds


Initial Concept : Chance of the Brave

Hero Slab (x 4), Warrior Slab (x 4), Power Cards (3 x 4), Game Board (x 1), Dice (x1)

The game is meant for 2-4 players, Each player gets 1 Hero, 1 Warrior and 3 Power cards. The game board is placed in the middle of the players, the Hero & Warrior slabs are kept on their respective color positions on the board. One player starts the game by rolling the dice, based on which the player keeps their Hero slab on the corresponding number on the game board, then the next player does the same. When two players get the same number, they have to fight by using the power cards. The end goal of the game is to get the Hero to the star position. Now if the dice rolls an "H" it means the player gets to pick the warrior (but has to roll the dice again to get a number), which means the player gets two chances to fight in the same round, but the warrior is not allowed to fight for the final round to get to the star. The power cards are similar to playing a game of rock-paper-scissors. each player in the duel has to pick a card in secret and keep it face down on the table, once both players keep their cards, they flip it to see who won. Each duel consists of 3 rounds of card draw, and the winner is the one with more than 2 wins.

At this moment, the game is just a concept inspired from observing target user's behavior and interests during playtests. The concept is meant to be simple in terms of game mechanics and meant for a fun group play.

Nitish WakalkarComment