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Re: Board games?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2005, 04:39:47 pm »
yes it does, well for me anyway!

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2005, 08:12:59 am »
Settlers of Catan (with the cities and knights and the seathing expension), Risk is a great game

Settlers rocks, but I don't like the expansions. Civ is also nice, but you can't beat the old abstract board games.

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2005, 04:42:02 am »
I have also made up my own board game, called "Chessckers." As you might guess it is a cross between chess and checkers. Let me know if you want to know more.

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2005, 06:15:13 am »
I don't even want to tell you how much I love board games. In fact, I might like board games more than video games. Well, not quite, but it is very very close.

I have a ton of board games and I usually try to play a few times a week. But recently my regular gaming group lost their gaming location so we need to find a new place to play.

If you are seriously into board games you need to check out: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Most of you probably know this web site already but definitely check it out.


Yes, board game geek is great.  Also check out their podcast.  Geek Speak.  Its like gaming steve for board games.  Well, not really.  Each week they post an interview with a game creator.  They are really interesting.

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2005, 09:06:08 am »
I have also made up my own board game, called "Chessckers." As you might guess it is a cross between chess and checkers. Let me know if you want to know more.

I want to know more!

Yeah, Geekspeek is pretty great. It's the only other podcast that I listen to on a regular basis. But you have to be into boardgames pretty hardcore to really enjoy it since they mostly do interviews. But if you think my podcasts are long ... these guys do over two hours on a regular basis without taking a single break. Really amazing, but I also think doing a podcast with two people is a lot easier since you can "take a break" while the other person is speaking. But check it out...
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Re: Board games?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2005, 09:46:11 am »
I have also made up my own board game, called "Chessckers." As you might guess it is a cross between chess and checkers. Let me know if you want to know more.

I want to know more!

 Don't worry, I will let you know more when I get home. (I am at work)

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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2005, 01:28:34 pm »
Don't worry, I will let you know more when I get home. (I am at work)

Don't you mean "work"? ;D You seem to post a lot! Where do you work?
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Re: Board games?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2005, 01:35:41 pm »
I work at a mapping company, called DeLorme. I do all my work on a computer so it is easy to keep checking in. (although I should be working) I check in every 1/2 hour. I work 8 1/2 hours a day and get three breaks aprox 3 hours apart. Guess what I do then.

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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2005, 01:38:30 pm »
I work at a mapping company, called DeLorme. I do all my work on a computer so it is easy to keep checking in. (although I should be working) I check in every 1/2 hour. I work 8 1/2 hours a day and get three breaks aprox 3 hours apart. Guess what I do then.

So YOU are the person "who brings technology down to earth"!

So do you have like a GPS in everything you own?
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Re: Board games?
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2005, 01:40:45 pm »
hmm thats an interesting job
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Re: Board games?
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2005, 01:41:29 pm »
I work at a mapping company, called DeLorme. I do all my work on a computer so it is easy to keep checking in. (although I should be working) I check in every 1/2 hour. I work 8 1/2 hours a day and get three breaks aprox 3 hours apart. Guess what I do then.

So YOU are the person "who brings technology down to earth"!

So do you have like a GPS in everything you own?

No, I don't. Unfortunately, I am only a temp, but I do get a 50% discount on all Delorme products!

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2005, 03:05:13 pm »
Okay, back on topic.
 
Chessckers board:


/\/\/\/\
/\/\/\/\/\
/\/\/\/\/\/\
 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\
 \/\/\/\/\/\/\/
\/\/\/\/\/\/
\/\/\/\/\/
\/\/\/\/

I is supposed to be closer to a regular hexagon.

Rules: Each player as 16 pieces, 1 ruler, 6 attackers, and 9 deffenders

At each end of the board they are set up something like this:

d d d d d d d d d
  a a a  r a  a a

Defenders can only move forward and diagonally forward one space at a time. They cannot move sideways. The only way fro them to capture other pieces is by jumping them. If you mannage to get a defender all the way across to the other side of the board, it becomes an attacker.

Attackers can move in any direction for any number of spaces. the only way they can capture it by moving an attacker to the same piece as the one your attacking. (like in chess)

Rulers can move in any direction one space at a time. They can capture using both techniques.

To win you must trap your opponent's ruler. This works the same way as the chess check and checkmate system.

ANy questions?

PS if anyone can make a better representation of the board please post it, I will tell you if it needs to be fixed.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2005, 04:53:40 pm by Oviraptor »

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2005, 03:52:50 pm »
A reasonable system, if I may say so. Would possibly benefit from a little tweaking, however. Here are my suggestions:

1. Change the starting setup to

d  d  d  d  d  d  d  d
  a  a  a   r   a  a  a

a fifteen piece setup fits a triangular board better, with symmetry. Remember though that even with a reduction like this, the board will be huge. One advantage is that with the board as it is you can play with three players - possibly a more interesting game. The other option is to reduce the number of pieces and make the board smaller.

2. I like your differentiation between the movement styles for the pieces. Very elegant. You must, however, clarify the defender's method of capturing - this would potentially allow two different moves to be made to capture the same piece, with different end points (though this could be a good thing, I suggest keeping it, gives them more flexibility). Also, can a defender capture if it'll end up in an occupied square? Silly question, but it needs to be asked. 'Backwards' also needs to be defined in relation as well - I suggest from the mid-points of the triangles in question.

3. I take it that 'any direction' is intended to mean in  /\/\/\/\/\/ rows. As opposed to any direction, which could be interesting.

Just some constructive criticism, I think this has great potential, and I mean it. Have you playtested to check for noticable first/second mover advantages? I suggest also playtesting the three player version.

Great game! Just wish I had thought of it first, my agent loves abstract games.

Edit: Modified board
« Last Edit: June 09, 2005, 04:07:35 pm by Daxx »

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Re: Board games?
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2005, 04:12:57 pm »
Sorry about the pieces it was a typo. The way you mentioned is the way I Had planned it.
Okay, pieces fixed.

That board is too big, it needs three upright triangles at each end (top and bottom)

And it needs four rows, \/\/\/\/ from bottom, including the bottom to the middle. Does that make sense? I hope so.
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Re: Board games?
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2005, 04:15:03 pm »
I guessed you might. Do you play this much?