Inspiration and borrowing…

In a recent post on the geek, I asked how many cards is too many cards.  This referred to my game idea for Broadway Producer. A response stated that my game is similar to Colosseum, to which I responded, “yes, it is.”

For those of you who don’t know Colosseum is a board game in which you are presenting a show to Caesar.  The best final show wins the game.

There are definitely similarities in the games – there is a bidding phase, and investment phase and you finally score the show – that and the theme of putting on a show is similar.  But what are the differences:

  1. It is a card game (possibly a tile game a la Rummikub)
  2. The bidding mechanic is different
  3. You keep the same show while in Colosseum you invest in new and bigger shows
  4. It hopefully is much quicker
  5. It involves card mechanics (like Rummy) – pick up, put down, throw away
  6. The cards/tiles also act as money

I am sure there are many other differences but also I am sure it will remind many people of Colosseum (which is a great game so I don’t mind!).  I don’t think I am stealing anything – just getting inspiration and certainly borrowing ideas.  Be interested in your opinions.


About Clive

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One Response to Inspiration and borrowing…

  1. David Short says:

    There is nothing wrong with finding inspiration and building off of other games. Many mechanics are stolen from game to game to game.

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