$18.00
GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters: 80.57

5,402 Supporters

$15 min for supporter badge & GeekGold bonus
34% of Goal | 27 Days Left

Support:

todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
For the 2016 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest



YO!Fish

a game for 3-4 players ages 6 and up

In YO!Fish, players will place colored fish cards adjacent to one another scoring points for those cards of the same color touching or they may place a card of a higher value on a card of lower value as long as the colors do not match. They score the sum of these cards and then they are removed from the play area.

When the cards run out, the player with the highest score wins.

Included are alternate rules for a more strategic version.


Components required to play - the deck of 54 cards and 8 eurocubes each a different color

Number of players - 3-4

Approximate Playing Time - 15-20 minutes

Categories:
Preschool/Early Reading/Simple Math
Elementary School/Early Sentences/Moderate Math
Matching/Pattern Recognition
Strategy Game
Children's Choice

WIP files - http://pl123.pairlitesite.com/cards/yofish/


4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
rules and card PDF coming soon
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Hansen
United States
Riverton
UT
flag msg tools
designer
The Battle of Agincourt and the Death of Chivalry
badge
Tastes of Siege is my new game for the Children's Game Design Contest
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
Welcome to the contest! Very nice to have you here.

This sounds like it has very simple rules but will introduce some elements of strategy to the kids.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
rules written

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
will post a print ready PDF tomorrow for players to try out.

As I as writing these rules I began to see there is a bit of strategy about what cards you play when and where. I think this game might be fun for adults as well.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
JK
New Zealand
flag msg tools
designer
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
Looks like a very cool game.

Are you concerned about it having the same name as possibly the most widely known kids' card game? I assume the GO bit refers to the game GO, but I would have thought you'd be safer making it GO!Turtles or GO!Bugs or something...
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
wel i was trying to just make a fun, shouty title mostly. originally i had though about a racing fish game so the 'go' made more sense. maybe i will change it if i come up with a different idea.

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Niklas Hook
Denmark
Coppenhagen
Denmark
flag msg tools
designer
Hook says :"I can paint for you if you need artistic help with you game"
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
Admirably elegant and pure. Nice fishing.

Maybe there should be a bonus to play the first card on an empty table - I assume it is possible that the player before you take away the last fish.?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
well the table isn't empty. there are 3 cards drawn which form the start of a play area. they are placed a card width apart from each other. the first player is the youngest player and gains a slight advantage.

the only time fish are taken away is when you play a fish of a higher number and different color on top of a fish already played. the card values per suit are

six (1) cards
three (2) cards
two (3) cards
one (4) card

so the number of cards decreases as the values get larger
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - GO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
you found a good hole in my rules Niklas

from now on we'll call this the Niklas Effect

"Note: In the rare instance that there are no cards remaining in the play area due to a player choosing the 2. Action during their turn, the next player will lay down a card, per the 1. Action, forming a new play area."
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - YO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
a slight name change


and WIP files ready to download


WIP files - http://pl123.pairlitesite.com/cards/yofish/
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - YO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
i realized i didn't export the file correctly. fixed now.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
C. L.
United States
flag msg tools
mbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - YO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
I love the colors on this, but I'm starting to think the simple shapes might also lend themselves to a coloring book version. Kids could color it in together and then play. You could offer both versions...
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
todd sanders
United States
pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - YO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
sure once the game is finished i can offer a line version for kids to color
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Charles Ward
Japan
Matsumoto
Nagano
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: 2016 Children's Game Contest - YO! Fish - WIP - Idea Phase
Great use of colour. I took a look at http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simula... and put your image to the test. It passed with flying colours!
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.