Step 1: Gather Materials
- One deck of 54 playing card (including 2 jokers)
- a 10 sided die
Step 2: Assign one material to strategy and one to luck
Deck of playing cards >>>Strategy
10 sided die >>> Luck
~I made the cards the strategy because I like card games and throught there was more room for strategic expression with card. I made the dice random because rolling a die is a random action so it made sense.
Step:3: Craft a core mechanic around choice
First thing is you need to know the Order of Cards
After that, the rules about the Jokers (Wild cards)
These cards are used anytime during the game and allow the next player to put down any card they choose as long as the card is the same color as the wild card. ex. if the wild card is red the next player can only play a dimond or a heart. If the wild card is black the player can only play a spade or a club.
Now lets see a demo of the game (keep in mind the demo isn’t a whole game just explain some rules and giving you an idea of how to play) :
~ I choose the idea for putting the cards in order from the game ‘Bullshit”. This is a game where you put the card in order face down and if you think the person is lying about the card you put down you say “bullshit” if the person i lying they have t take the deck of cards but if you were wrong you have to take the deck of cards. I based my game on the idea of order.
Step 4: Disrupt your core mechanic with randomness
To create randomness I incorporated a 10 sided die into the game. When the player can not go and have to draw the die is thrown to tell them how many cards to draw from the deck.
Demo of how this works:
~ I decided to implement chance in the game this way becuase I didn’t really know how else to do it.
Step 5: Pick a goal
The goal of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. The first person to do this before all of the other players playing is the winner.
~ I made this the goal because , like the game it was based on, the goal is to ge rid of all your cards.
Step 6: Playtest your game
I played the game with my dad. Here it is:
What is fun about the game? Not fun?
~ I enjoyed playing the game because learning how to strategically place you cards in order, in order to get rid of the most cards in one turn is really fun. I would say the original form of the game wasn’t so fun because having to draw one card at a time from the deck seemed to make the game go on forever. By adding the die you are using the randomness to cause the game to progress faster make it more fun.
What would you do to change the game? Why?
~ I wouldn’t change the game however, when I played the game with my dad he found something he would change. He didnt like the name of the game. He didnt think it was a good title for a card game. I don’t really have another name for it and my dad was no help but I wouldn’t change the game bacause I feel like its not too complicated once you get the hang of it and its quite fun.
I hope you guys enjoyed my game. I encourage all to try it and if you have any changes you would like to add please leave a comment I want to hear from you.