The very last project my professor had me do this semester was to make a board game. It could be your personal take on an old classic or it could be an entirely new idea brought into the world by your own imagination.
I decided to make my own game.
I love card games, therefore, inspired I made a card game.
I made a card game version of the “game” we students play. The “I’m-More-Stressed-Than-You” game.
I started by decided what my rules were to be.
- Each player is delt five cards
- players add up the value of their cards
- the one with the larges “stress” wins the book
- at the end of the game, the player with the most books wins the game.
The game is simple. I had 4 suits and 8 cards, some of which had negative values.
No two cards had the same stressor. I created a spread sheet in excel to make sure that I kept everything strait and did not get confused when creating the cards. I designed to suit icons in Illustrator and hand wrote the stressors on the cards in black pen after I printed them out. Because I was running low on ink when I printed out he cards on card stock, instead of a solid black border It gave the images striated borders, none of which were identical. I liked it though so I kept the cards that way.
We were given a week for this project and at the end of the assignment we all played each other’s games. It was a fun last day of class.
It was suggested to me that instead of playing to get the highest stressor I should play the game so that the person who gets closes to zero wins (as I have negative valued cards). I designed the cards like playing cards so that if I wanted to change the way to play it was easily possible.