Boardgames development night – Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014

Have you ever wanted to build your own board game? Do you have an idea or would like to help others build their games?

VHS will be running the another another Boardgame development night at VHS.

We are going to be developing our own card and board-games. These are going to be quick and dirty prototypes that we can use to test game mechanics and see what works and what doesn’t. We can do it in groups or as individuals. I will see if I can find some prizes for the best game, most complete game, most enjoyable, ect..

Ideas for prototyping your game

  • Use paying cards or business card and write playing card rules on the back of them
  • Print game pieces with the maker bot.
  • Cut out a game board out of cardboard and sharpie the game tiles on to it.
  • Laser cut parts
  • Make dice and other playing pieces out of paper * ect…

Game ideas

  • The pieces are controlled by brain scanning robots (Star-Wars-Science-Force-Trainer)
  • Servo controlled marionette battle it out based on pre programmed moves, Angelic_Layer, Real Steel * Rock paper scissors style samurai combat fighting Bushido_Blade
  • A game where you attempt to disarm a mad scientists dooms day device Operation
  • A game where you are a mad scientists and you are trying to prevent the James bond like people from wreaking your plans. mad-scientist-defense

Helpful links

Vancouver Hack Space
270 east 1st

Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Anyone who is interested in making or helping make a board-game.

Bottom liner
Steven Smethurst

2 Comments on “Boardgames development night – Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014

  1. When is the next “Boardgames development night”?

    (Its just too cold for me to attend tonight’s event due to the amount of walking involved.)

  2. Thanks for hosting this session. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed both Jared’s and Kevin’s games. Nice to meet you all!