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Subject: Idea: Big List of Board Game Mechanic Ides? rss

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Carl Frodge
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I was considering posting a bunch of the game mechanic ideas I've had, and I was wondering if that would be a good idea, to share them with the community and have the community share theirs with everyone else.

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I have more ideas that I can ever make into reality. It'd be great it someone else found it interesting, made a game out of it just to see that it got further than my idea list. That being said, I'm sure 99% of my ideas probably wouldn't pan out in the long run so they'd probably just migrate from my idea list to a public idea list. My current favorite one is far different from its initial one. That being said, I love this idea and it could be a great source of inspiration for many. I can't see any cons.
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We have a list like this over on the VGG side of things. I say go for it.
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There is already a list of mechanisms in the Wiki...

https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/mechanism
 
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anomander64 wrote:
There is already a list of mechanisms in the Wiki...

https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/mechanism
Not actually what I'm talking about. Please read the OP for the first time.
 
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Can you give us an example?
The phrase game mechanics just makes me think of things like "roll and move", "set collection", "worker placement", etc.

Or do you just mean ideas for games, like "Everyone is in a laundromat and the goal is to wash as many piles of clothes as possible by rolling dice and moving around the board to use the available washers and dryers. But you also gotta remember to keep your lights and darks separated!.."
 
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evnzro wrote:
Can you give us an example?
The phrase game mechanics just makes me think of things like "roll and move", "set collection", "worker placement", etc.

Or do you just mean ideas for games, like "Everyone is in a laundromat and the goal is to wash as many piles of clothes as possible by rolling dice and moving around the board to use the available washers and dryers. But you also gotta remember to keep your lights and darks separated!.."
I mean like:
"•A Worker placement game where the board is a grid of tiles, with space in-between the tiles. You place your workers in-between the tiles, and you either get to take the benefits of both adjacent tiles, or like you choose one of the two. Could be square tiles or hex tiles."
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I like it. Thanks for the clarification.
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Here's the actual thread.
 
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