Giants and Castles
A original board game for 3-8 players
hand of the fair giantess princess is available to a worthy suitor.
The first giant to build her a glorious tower of gold will win her
giants are not known for their craftsmanship. If you can't make
a castle, why not use your massive stature to steal one? In the
valley next door stand the proud castles of eight human Lords. Pull
down the Lords' castles, rip out their gold rooms, and stack them
up on your humble plot of land. Voila. A home fit for a princess.
good to be bigger than everyone else."
and Castles Game Kit
This is the game design I mention in my essay Evolutionary
Game Design. I'm posting this game as a 'Game Kit'. What is
a Game Kit?
- The kit includes professional
high resolution graphics files, rules, and instructions for building
your own board game.
- It does not include
any materials such as the board, or gaming pieces. These can be
created from easily available items at hobby stores, etc.
- Creation time is around
- If you enjoy the game,
feel free to drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any variants that you create I'll try to incorporate in future
revisions of the rules. If I get a good response, I'll post additional
- All publishing rights,
copyrights, etc. are still reserved by me.
the Giants and Castles Game Kit (5 MB)
Here is the game in action. The four pieces with the colored bottoms
are the giants. The 8 towers are the human castles. Hidden in them
are gold rooms. Grab the gold rooms and build a lovely castle before
your rivals build a room first.
You can print these out on any color printer that prints 11"
x 14" pictures.
In the game, your giant can give spare rooms to the Good or Evil
Sorceresses at the centers of the board. In return, they will cast
a variety of devious spells that will help you in your quest.
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