Lets Play Sequencial Order

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:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/yWXPfWoMFI0[/youtube]

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “Lets Play Sequencial Order

  1. Nice steps. Your videos were helpful but quite too long! ( since there are 3 of them to watch) I like your idea of the strategies and a little luck from using a die.
    Good post.

  2. Great post! You included a lot of details which made things simpler to understand. The videos you provided explain the mechanisms of this game very well. This game can also be turned into an educational game with modifications.

  3. Cool game, I like the randomness factor too. I have a question or potential mod, what can a player chose not to play, even if they have a playable card?

    • A player could chose to pick up instead of play a card but the goal is to get rid of all your cards.

      • I mean could the player just not play the cards and hold them until they have a series they like?

        • yes but in the mean time they would only wind up picking up additional cards. That would make it quite difficult.

  4. I like the way you demonstrate the game. I wanted to make video mine but could not make it because I dont know how to edit a video. I like your explanation. Great post..

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