Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Challenge Idea! - Packaging

Hey Folks,

I know I have a problem, and my problem is packaging.  I tend to think of that last, in a kind of almost "Crap, there needs to be a box thing, right?"

So, what about a Challenge?  I hate calling them contests because few people submit things.  If I call it a Challenge, I can put it out there and not care if anyone replies (I can be a clever kid, eh?).  How about working from the package back in.  How about making a game that fits in a box that's about 5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm  (2" by 2" by 1") or around those dimension.  Should there be any other limitation?  I mean it needs to be complete, so the rules have to fit in there too.

Ideas for more limitations?  I mean a dice game might be too easy, but I think it would be cool to see what people do with that.


Anonymous said...

That's a cool challenge. Living in Japan I've seen all sorts of things in vending machines, so how cool would it be to make a game that fits in a capsule that you could sell from a vending machine?

Jonathan said...

That's actually particularly brilliant.

aeakett said...

So, I know I'm a year late, but I just saw this last week and was hit with a fit of inspiration:

There's still a fair bit of room in the box, so that tells me that even if the tiles were made out of something a little more substantial than the 90lb card that they're on now, there would still be room.

The rules are here.
The tiles and tokens are here.
And the box is here.

The rules text suffer greatly from my science education and a wicked case of first draft syndrome, but I think they're probably clear enough to figure out.

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