- Rustan Håkansson(RustanR)Sweden
NorrköpingCities: Skylines board game designed by me!
Nations: The Dice Game is a board game for 1-4 players that takes 10-15 minutes per player and shares many concepts with the civilization-building game Nations while still offering its own challenges.
For the big Nations game we were 4 designers. For several years I have been working to create both solo rules for the big game and a dice version. Both of these projects have been directly related but clearly distinct from the development of the big game itself. Both have had about 4 completely different major versions over the course of the years. The solo rules and components were included in the big game, and many have had a lot of fun playing them. The dice game is now finished and I am really happy with the result.
The core of the big Nations game is very flexible, and from the start I believed that it should be possible to adapt it to a fun and fast dice version. The way I thought about both this and the solo rules was that I would 'find' it if I just kept digging long enough.
So the goal was to make a fun and fast game that was strongly related to the big game. Stretch goal was to act as a stepping stone to get players interested in playing the big game. Based on feedback from blindtesting the goal was achieved, and even the stretch goal seems to have worked out
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