Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Prototype Alley: A Quandry

I am getting ready for SaltCon's Prototype alley, but can't figure out which game I should bring.

Which one would you be most likely to want to play (given brief descriptions and rules):

Dancing Robots: A game where you draft part and dance cards to build the ultimate dancing robot. You need to balance concerns to build a good robot that can dance a lot of moves. Finally, you must defeat all the competition in a judged dance off. 2-4 players, 20-40 minutes

Collusion: A game where you buy and sell goods in an attempt to make more money than others through price fixing and undercutting. Alliances can be formed but no agreement is binding. 2-8 players, 10-40 minutes

Creative Accounting: A team game where you are either a bean counter who tries to cook the books to give your company an unfair business advantage or a whistleblower who is trying to catch companies cooking the books. It is sort of Werewolf like, but there is no player elimination. 3-12 players, 10-30 minutes.

Moar Moai: A two phase worker placement game where you try to build stone heads and place them in an optimal position relative to the other players stone heads. The game enters the second phase when the island's ecology is destroyed and explorers come to discover the remains of your culture. Guide the explorers to discover more of your ruins to win. 2-4 players. 20-40 minutes.

By the way, if you have not registered for SaltCon yet (and are in the SLC area), do it now and save $5!