Author Archives: Aaron

7 Worms

Game Information

2 to 4 players age 10+

Playing time: 40 mins.

Main Theme

Players’ goal is to gain the majority in worm segments on the board.

Game Idea

Game Mechanics

Tile Laying, Area Enclosure, Push Your Luck

Boardgamegeek Link

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Status

Unpublished

Early design

Expansions

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Nobiles June Update

Progress on testing is slower than expected as we are still seeing some play length and balancing issues. Nothing critical but time has run out for an Essen 2015 release. So we are aiming for a release in 2016 now.

Valeo Update

Finally, I managed to develop a version of the Valeo game mechanics that uses almost standard dice (of the Liar’s Dice kind) rather than those with Roman numerals. The main reason for the change was that several publishers had asked me “to dumb the game down”.

I think with this new version I achieved both a more accessible game (no need to know how Roman numbers are built) and a game that is equally challenging as the previous version.

Burma Gems

Game Information

2 to 4 players age 10+

Playing time: 60 mins.

Main Theme

Players search for gems in Burma (Myanmar) and sell them to gem dealers either raw or cut by their gem gutters.

Game Idea

This is a re-implementation of my earlier game “Trawler”, which was recommended by Hippodice Autorenwettbewerb 2013, with a change in theme and the addition of some new mechanics.

Game Mechanics

Worker Placement, Variable Phase Order, Dice Rolling, Modular Board

Boardgamegeek Link

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Status

Unpublished

Early design

Expansions

n/a

 

Website relaunch

In case you’re wondering about some  strange Tweets and Facebook postings from Westpark Games recently: I am currently rebuilding the site after it had been hacked about a month ago. It should be up and running again in a few days including some interesting news about two games of mine to be published.

Mexican Cartels

Game Information

2 to 4 players age 13+

Playing time: 60 mins.

Main Theme

Mexican drug cartels battle for the control of their markets in Mexico and the southern parts of the USA.

Game Idea

 

Game Mechanics

Worker Placement, Player Elimination

Boardgamegeek Link

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Status

Unpublished

Early testing

Expansions

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Project: MALL

Game Information

2 to 4 players age 10+

Playing time: 45 mins.

Main Theme

Shopping Mall construction.

Game Idea

Players build the internals of a large shopping mall by tactically placing shop tiles and customers. However, the shops’ value is determined by the number of customers in or around them. Players need to find a balance between placing customers in shops and in corridors.

Game Mechanics

Tile Placement, Area Control

Boardgamegeek Link

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Status

Unpublished

Undergoing final testing

Expansions

n/a

 

WaterwörX

Game Information

2 to 4 players age 10+

Playing time: 45 mins.

Main Theme

Building the water supply network of a metropolis.

Game Idea

Each player owns a waterwork and attempts to earn more money than the other players by the clever construction of a water pipe system . But players need tobe cautious, as expanding their pipe system too rapidly runs the risk that other players separate unprotected parts of one’s network and add it to their own system. And the best pipe system is worth nothing without the right amount of pumping stations built to supply the network with sufficient water.

Game Mechanics

Route/Network Building, Tile Placement (18xx without shares)

Boardgamegeek Link

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Status

Unpublished

Undergoing final testing

Expansions

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