Widgets – a game invented in 24 hours

My brain works in mysterious ways – some of my friends would say it is mysterious that my brain even works!  I don’t know where these thoughts came from but here is the chain of ideas that led to Widgets:

  1. Thinking…I like dice games.  Dice games that add that amount of luck/probability/chance to a game without destroying it.  Think Kingsburg, Alien Frontiers, Stone Age and to a lesser extent Settlers of Catan.  I am like Euros that don’t rely on math to win (though I like some of those as well).
  2. Thinking…How can I design a good dice game.  Alien Nations has dice that represent ships, Stone Age the dice represent tribe members and their productivity…what could I do…
  3. Thinking…Kingsburg uses dice to command people to act…what if the orders programmed a computer!  Depending on the roll and the value of the roll the computer could be ordered to do something…after all data is inputted into computers and the computers have some form of output…but what output
  4. Thinking…How about ordering robots to move and perform actions
  5. Thinking…Maybe the robots could be working on something, producing something…
  6. Thinking…Colours have been on my mind…see previous posts…what if the robots took red and blue resources and changed them to a purple product…
  7. Thinking…Rolling dice to control a computer that moves robots to produce goods…to produce Widgets…

More details on the details of how to play the game in the next post…stay tuned

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About Clive

Just an average guy who loves board games, movies, musics, books, comic books, video games and anything else fun.
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