Category: Original Games

Games made by me.

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

April 9, 2016 Off

As part of her weekly homework, my daughter brings home a board game from school. She’s 5 years old, “Year 1” in NZ parlance. The games tend to be designed along whatever lines they’re teaching at school — usually simple math — and themed almost at random (“this game is about fish! Help the fish count…

By Lucashaley

Hexagram

November 9, 2013 Off

Much like The Commons, this game came out of exercises in my Game Design and Play class. For a final exam, I gave my students three 4-sided dice, and one blank white 4-sided die. They were to make a game from those pieces. This is my take on the challenge. It’s still pretty rough and…

By Lucashaley

Buried Treasure

June 9, 2013 Off

I recently found a stack of 3 x 2.5″ cards — the prototype for a pirate-themed children’s card game I was developing several years ago, back when I was in a pirate-themed children’s band. It was a lot of fun to remember what I was going for with the game, and I think it has…

By Lucashaley

The Commons

April 28, 2013 Off

During my Game Design and Play class, I’ll often set an in-class assignment to design a game. These assignments come with restrictions, which I use to try to get my students to think about rules and elements in a different way. I also take up the challenge, and sometimes I get something I really like.…

By Lucashaley