What is the project, you ask?
We're making a board game. And it is going to be epic.
I know I've mentioned our love of board games before. And we're not talking about Monopoly and Sorry or Risk
I love pushing someone's token back to start. But only 4 players is a crap move, Sorry
Damn you Twin and Brother and your inevitable betrayals!
(though all of those are fun games. Also I always win when we play Monopoly. It's weird.)
We're talking about games like Agricola, Lord of the Rings and Arkham Horror.
We've talked for years about making our own board game. Getting rid of stuff we don't like and adding in stuff we do. But then Twin had an awesome specific idea, and the game plan (pun intended) began.
We're in the proto-prototype stage. Which is to say, we're making a crappy version that will let us test things out, before we make a less crappy version for beta testing. We've actually got a board built and about half of the cards crafted.
Turns out publishing a board game is a lot like publishing a book. Who knew? Not me, which is why I had to do some research.
We hope to have the proto-prototype built and tested a bit before family vacay. Because we play A LOT of games while on family vacay, so it would be a perfect chance for the whole fam to test out the game.
There have been arguments, oh yes. But there have been a lot more moments of "This game is going to EFFING ROCK". I'm actually surprised there wasn't more arguing. And I'm really surprised at how easily the game came together. I think that mostly has to do with the three of us having almost the exact same taste in board games.
So how about you? What's your favorite board game?