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Invisible City Game Archive · 31 December 99

Alakazam:

A fast-paced, competitive, real-time, trading game with dice and variable goals for two to five players.

Power Up! Jewel Thieves bannerPower Up! Jewel Thieves:

A diceless resource gathering/management/goal fulfillment game of larceny for two burglars.

The Elephant Song Game Deck - Four children's games for 2 to 4 players.The Elephant Song Game Deck:

Four games using the same deck of animal cards for 2 to 4 children and/or adults.

Shapeshifting Simulacra – A game of strategy and bluffing for two wizards.Shapeshifting Simulacra:

An ever-shifting dice duel for two masters of the magical arts

A game of risk and chance for 3 to 10 players and a 20-sided die.Below/Above:

A game of risk and chance for 3 to 10 players and a 20-sided die.

Don't Drop The Ghost: A spooky-speedy game for five to 20 quick-counting ghost-catchers.Don’t Drop the Ghost!:

A spooky-speedy counting game for 5 to 20 players and a 20-sided die.

Hierarchy: A negotiation and voting game built on a roll-and-move game.Hierarchy:

A casual game with negotiation, voting, and interaction, resting atop a simple roll-and move foundation, with a splash of variable special player powers thrown in for good measure.

Eight-by-eight (or 8^3, or 512):

A dice game with a healthy dose of strategy for two to four players.

Chicken - a game for 2 to 4 playersChicken:

A press-your-luck game for two to four fearless poultry fans

Grid Snakes BannerGrid Snakes:

A board game tribute to the classic “Surround-style” video games of the 80’s for two to six digital serpents.

Crazy Cat Fanciers bannerCrazy Cat Fanciers:

A game for two to four pet aficionados.

Hidden Rules BannerHidden Rules:

A game for three or more secret-keeping rule enforcers by Jonathan Leistiko

Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jelly Bean, Boom!:

A very, very lightweight trick-taking game for three to six R.E.M. fans.

Twisty PassagesTwisty Passages:

You’re lost in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Escape in this unusual card-and-dice game for two to four bewildered explorers.

Rooftops of LudoviaThe Rooftops of Ludovia:

A game of acrobatics, old-fashioned theft, and mayhem for 3 to 6 accident-prone burglars.

MagmaMagma:

A red-hot, oozy, territory claiming game for two to six players.

The Stick Figure Abuse GameThe Stick Figure Abuse Game:

Why did the stick figure cross the incredibly hazardous field of death? Find out in this cut-throat game for two to five curiously featureless individuals.

FingerdanceFingerdance:

A rhythmic hand-clapping game for two quick-witted players.

Aliens vs. CowsAliens vs. Cows:

The alien menace has arrived, and the only thing standing between us and them are cows. Are you up to the challenge? Find out in this asymmetric two-player game.

DuplexityDuplexity:

A game of temporo-spatial manipulation in the past, present, and future for you and your evil twin.

Cheater's Game bannerCheater's Game:

They say that cheaters never win. Prove them wrong in this game for 3 to 5 would-be unscrupulous financial barons.

Space MonsterSpace Monster:

There’s something alien in Deep Space Outpost 233-B, and it’s hungry. Will you figure out how to neutralize it before it eats you? Find out in this action / exploration / suspense / combat game for one to five intrepid space explorers.

Tri-ochee BannerTri-ochee:

An active bocce-style game for two to four sharp-eyed, bag-tossing players or teams.

Haunted DestiniesHaunted Destinies:

A game of intrigue and murder on the Scottish moors for 3 to 6 people on a search for past lives.

Cthul-B-QueCthul-B-Que:

Those Iron Chef guys were wimps. Their ingredients never fought back, and only the giant squid had a chance of driving them insane. But you’re not wimps. Oh no. You’re up to the challenge of non-euclidean food preparation for 2 to 5 chefs.

Naughty And Nice BannerNaughty & Nice:

It’s good to be nice, but sometimes it’s even better to be a little naughty! A game of social balance for 2 to 4 players.

Fantasy RPG CheckersFantasy RPG Checkers:

A checkers variant with classes, levels, hit points, and saving throws for two unrepentant RPG nerds.

Steamwork ArenaSteamwork Arena:

A quick playing, diceless, customizable, miniature-based fighting game for 2 to 4 players.

16 Memories16 Memories:

Three different quick-playing memory games for 2 to 4 players.

Payout! bannerPayout!:

A chance-heavy game for 2 to 6 players looking for one big score (or two, or three…).

Druid's DuelDruid's Duel:

A card game for 2 to 4 shape-changing nature worshipers.

Renaissance ManRenaissance Man:

Are you and one to three other multi-talented friends as nifty as my friend Ben? Play Renaissance Man and find out!

Shangzhou-GoldShangzhou-Gold:

A game for 4 expanding cyberpunk corporations.

Divine Nuke WrathDivine Nuke Wrath:

A quick co-op / competitive game of anarchy and destruction for 3 to 4 demigods.

RunaroundRunaround:

A race game with a twist for two players.

QurushQurush:

You’ll flip for this 3-D puzzle game for two or four players.

Zombie WarsZombie Wars v1.1:

Undead warfare between two to four rival zombie masters rages in the streets of Smallton…
(Revised June 21, 2007)

DoodadsDoodads:

“I’ll trade you a cabbage and some duct tape for your toddler.”
A game about trading and building for 3 to 5 players.

High NoonHigh Noon:

A memory game for two steely-nerved gunslingers.

Office GossipOffice Gossip:

A “hidden killer” game for 5 or more players.

The Unnamed GameThe Unnamed Game:

A game in three phases – resource gathering, trading, and creation – for three to five players

Pass The EwePass The Ewe:

A five-suited contest for ownership of an ewe for 3 to 6 players.

Whakka MoleWhakka Mole:

A whacky game for two or more players.

Ninja Golf:  18 Holes of Death!Ninja Golf: 18 Holes of Death!:

A silly soda-and-pretzels game for two to four multitalented ninjas.

Cetacean Ascension Moonbase 8 (CAM 8)Cetacean Ascension Moonbase 8 (CAM 8):

A strategic territory-claiming resource management game for three, four, or six (and possibly two) hyperevolved lunar whales.

Monster In The CabbagesMonster In The Cabbages:

An exercise in shared responsibility for two to five cabbage harvesters.

JuggernautsJuggernauts:

A customizable, non-collectible, “open source” dueling game for two gigantic, modular battle platforms and their commanders.

Elemental Warriors IIElemental Warriors II:

A dynamic, fast-paced duel for two elementalists.

HousewarmingHousewarming:

a game about moving in and settling down for 2 to 4 friends

PerkyGothPerkyGoth:

a game of social balance for 2 to 4 players

Climb On!Climb On!:

a battle of ascension for 2 players

Loser's Game:

A trick-taking game for 3 or more players that favors the underdog

Sherbie vs. The Silverfish:

A light-hearted game of insecticide and stress for three to five players.

Share & Share AlikeShare & Share Alike:

A game of shifting loyalties for 4 players.

Season HarvestSeason Harvest:

A resource gathering game for two or more players.

GnaqushGnaqush:

It’s not just the nickname of the game’s designer – it’s what you’ll do with your teeth as your carefuly-laid plans get thwarted and blocked over and over again in this strategic Icehouse game for 4 players.

SnowblindSnowblind:

How do you win a game if you have more control over your opponents’ pieces than your own? Figure out the answer in Snowblind, a quasi-strategic Icehouse game for 4 players.

Uncontrolled SquidUncontrolled Squid:

Who’s afraid of the big, bad squid? I’m sure you know two to eight (or even more) players who aren’t.

Magic SpellMagic Spell:

A combination of Concentration and Scrabble, set in a “magician’s school”. For three or four students of the mystical arts.

BAGBAG:

psssst!
Hey, buddy. What’s in the BAG?—- a creative thinking word game, minus the letters and words, for two or more players

Run, Hamster, Run! version 2.1Run, Hamster, Run! (Version 2.1):

a somewhat cut-throat strategy game for two to five players

'Dillos In Austin'Dillos In Austin:

You think road construction is bad in your town? You should try living in Austin. Even without road construction, the signage is confusing and the drivers are absolutely nuts. The only thing that could make navigating the city more challenging is if if the roads actually shifted and changed while you’re driving.


‘Dillos in Austin: A simulation for 2 to 4 ground-dwelling armored rodents. [Dillos aren’t rodents.—Ed.]

ShiftShift:

A quick card game for three or more players.

TumblewordsTumblewords:

Tumblewords: It’s like a cross between that game where you make words with tiles and that game where you drop checkers into a vertical grid. For two wordsmiths.

I Want Candy!I Want Candy!:

All the fun of a pinata, with none of the screaming, accidental concussions, or clean-up. For two to six hyperactive greed-crazed kids (or kids at heart).

Peep WarPeep War, 2005 revision:

Lead your jellybean and marshmallow chick army to victory against one to five of your friends in Peep War: The world’s first edible war game.

NavigatorNavigator:

Investigate and explore with two to four detectives and a map.

Blam!Blam!:

Looking for someone to shove? Strategize in Blam! with two to four elbow-room seekers.

Dino DigDino Dig:

Search for specimens and toss mud on two to four paleontologists.

SpellcyclesSpellCycles:

Create mysteeeerious patterns to cast mysteeeerious spells on two to five mysteeeerious players.

CthulbequeCthulbeque:

Those Iron Chef guys were wimps. Their ingredients never fought back, and only the giant squid had a chance of driving them insane. But you’re not wimps. Oh no. You’re up to the challenge of non-euclidean food preparation for 2 to 5 chefs.

Deluxe MemoryDeluxe Memory:

Remembering those matches rewards you with some strategy for two to four players.

Thinking In CirclesThinking in Circles:

A game of intuition and second-guessing for two players.

Celtic KnotCeltic Knot:

A race game with a twist for two to four players.

PetriPetri:

Watch two to six organisms multiply and spread in this strategic territory-claiming, piece-elimination game with a strong dose of chance.

Fairly TalesFairly Tales:

Poison apples, beanstalks, and circumlocution for two or more storytellers.

Tabletop Freeze TagTabletop Freeze Tag:

A fun way to pass a little time, for two players and some spare change.

Pitter PatternPitter Pattern:

Pattern placement and deduction for two to four players.

Alien AbductionAlien Abduction:

Deduction, role-playing, and uncomfortable probes for two or more aliens.

AcceleratorAccelerator:

A runaway maze game for two to four subatomic particles.

Zombie RancherZombie Rancher:

A post-zombie apocalypse game of entrepeneurisim for two or four players.

Quadruple AgentQuadruple Agent:

A game of espionage gone horribly awry for 4 players.

Grunt, Growl, and TearGrunt Growl and Tear:

A no-holds barred game of monster combat where you can rip limbs from your opponents and add them to your body, making yourself more powerful.

SlipmaxSlipmax:

A dynamic game of gain and loss played on an ever-changing board for two to six players.

1,000 Blank White Questions1000 Blank White Questions:

A trivia game where you make up the questions for three to six players.

SprawlSprawl:

A game of strategy, resource management, planning, and diplomacy for three to eight players.

Saving Private CheckersSaving Private Checkers:

Checkers with an explosive twist for two players.

Diner ChessDiner Chess:

A game of late-night deduction and coffee for two or more players.

TrumplestiltskinTrumplestiltskin:

A trick-taking game with hidden trump for three to four players and a Pinochle deck.

Black CatBlack Cat:

A simultaneous, real time, high speed card game for two to four players.

SymbioteSymbiote:

An organism-swapping card game for three or four players.

Sorcerer's ApprenticeSorcerer's Apprentice:

An ever-changing checkers game for two players and an Icehouse set.

2002 Year-End Review2002 Year-End Review:
Bonga BongaBonga Bonga:

An active game to be played on any flat surface by two or more players.

Cube DiggerCube Digger:

A three-dimensional seek-and-find game for two players.

PokinoPokino:

An odd fusion of rummy and dominoes for two or more players.

MetalTalonMetalTalon:

A wargame with dynamic pieces for two to six players.

Scoop!Scoop!:

A quick game of competitive journalism for two to six players.

ZigguratZiggurat:

A domino-stacking game for two or four players.

Ice MarketIce Market:

A real-time trading game for three or more players and an Icehouse set.

Jovian SyzygyJovian Syzygy:

A dance with Jovian moons for 1 to 4 players.

Coral ReefCoral Reef:

Build a calcareous masterpiece without noticing that you’re practicing addition with another marine polyp.

Jam DoodleJam Doodle:

One part art, one part communication. For two or more players.

2001 Year-End Review:

Penguin's Night OutPenguin's Night Out:

A race game on an ever-changing field for 2 to 4 players.

DungeonDungeon:

A dungeon-crawling card game for 2 to 4 players

BlockadeBlockade:

A game of luck and strategy for 2 players.

Schlock AttackSchlock Attack:

A two-player checkers variant inspired by the online comic strip Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler.

Yield!Yield!:

Intercept and destory one to three sector intruders!

RoboctopusRoboctopus:

An active swimming pool game for a water noodle wielding octopus and two or more otters.

LilypadLilypad:

A checkers variant with race game aspects for two or more players.

Peep War:
Economy ClassEconomy Class:

A mad rush to make your connecting flight for 2 to 4 players.

Psi SquadPsi Squad:

A logic game for three or more players.

Rocketball!Rocketball:

A no-hands, no-feet, no-touching game of soccer for two players and a screaming-hot ball.

2000 Year-End Review:

New variants and some designers notes for each of the games from 2000.

Dice BoxDice Box:

Use that box of dice to strategize with two to four high-rollers.

Towers Of WyomingTowers of Wyoming:

I used to play Lincoln Logs like this: Build towers just to knock them down with two to four players.

Kiki & Bun-BunKiki and Bun-Bun:

Celebrate your glee or vent your cynicism in this two-player checkers variant inspired by the online comic Sluggy Freelance by Pete Abrams.

Run, Hamster, Run! version 1.0Run, Hamster, Run!:

An accelerating game of science and survival for two to five experiment subjects.

Fact PartyFact Party:

Discovery, revelation, and cooperation for any number of wanderers and a library.

Abs-Trac-ToeAbs-Trac-Toe:

A winnable variant of Tic-Tac-Toe for two modern artists.

RYBRYB:

Mix colors with dice to capture goals from two to five players.

Up & OverUp and Over:

A quick card game of summing and limits for two to five players.

Seven PenniesSeven Pennies:

A quicky diversion for two or more players and pocket change.

Manic MinelayersManic Minelayers:

Litter the playing field with mines to trap your pitiable opponent in this two-player strategy game. Triumphant laughter is optional.

Dinosaurs and MammalsDinosaurs and Mammals:

Play out your own natural selection in this tag-style game for five or more players.

Game-related PDFs:

PDF versions of the rules, plus boards and pieces, for Invisible City games.

Invisible City Game Archive:

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Invisible City Game Archive · 31 December 99

Alakazam:

A fast-paced, competitive, real-time, trading game with dice and variable goals for two to five players.

Power Up! Jewel Thieves bannerPower Up! Jewel Thieves:

A diceless resource gathering/management/goal fulfillment game of larceny for two burglars.

The Elephant Song Game Deck - Four children's games for 2 to 4 players.The Elephant Song Game Deck:

Four games using the same deck of animal cards for 2 to 4 children and/or adults.

Shapeshifting Simulacra – A game of strategy and bluffing for two wizards.Shapeshifting Simulacra:

An ever-shifting dice duel for two masters of the magical arts

A game of risk and chance for 3 to 10 players and a 20-sided die.Below/Above:

A game of risk and chance for 3 to 10 players and a 20-sided die.

Don't Drop The Ghost: A spooky-speedy game for five to 20 quick-counting ghost-catchers.Don’t Drop the Ghost!:

A spooky-speedy counting game for 5 to 20 players and a 20-sided die.

Hierarchy: A negotiation and voting game built on a roll-and-move game.Hierarchy:

A casual game with negotiation, voting, and interaction, resting atop a simple roll-and move foundation, with a splash of variable special player powers thrown in for good measure.

Eight-by-eight (or 8^3, or 512):

A dice game with a healthy dose of strategy for two to four players.

Chicken - a game for 2 to 4 playersChicken:

A press-your-luck game for two to four fearless poultry fans

Grid Snakes BannerGrid Snakes:

A board game tribute to the classic “Surround-style” video games of the 80’s for two to six digital serpents.

Crazy Cat Fanciers bannerCrazy Cat Fanciers:

A game for two to four pet aficionados.

Hidden Rules BannerHidden Rules:

A game for three or more secret-keeping rule enforcers by Jonathan Leistiko

Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jelly Bean, Boom!:

A very, very lightweight trick-taking game for three to six R.E.M. fans.

Twisty PassagesTwisty Passages:

You’re lost in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Escape in this unusual card-and-dice game for two to four bewildered explorers.

Rooftops of LudoviaThe Rooftops of Ludovia:

A game of acrobatics, old-fashioned theft, and mayhem for 3 to 6 accident-prone burglars.

MagmaMagma:

A red-hot, oozy, territory claiming game for two to six players.

The Stick Figure Abuse GameThe Stick Figure Abuse Game:

Why did the stick figure cross the incredibly hazardous field of death? Find out in this cut-throat game for two to five curiously featureless individuals.

FingerdanceFingerdance:

A rhythmic hand-clapping game for two quick-witted players.

Aliens vs. CowsAliens vs. Cows:

The alien menace has arrived, and the only thing standing between us and them are cows. Are you up to the challenge? Find out in this asymmetric two-player game.

DuplexityDuplexity:

A game of temporo-spatial manipulation in the past, present, and future for you and your evil twin.

Cheater's Game bannerCheater's Game:

They say that cheaters never win. Prove them wrong in this game for 3 to 5 would-be unscrupulous financial barons.

Space MonsterSpace Monster:

There’s something alien in Deep Space Outpost 233-B, and it’s hungry. Will you figure out how to neutralize it before it eats you? Find out in this action / exploration / suspense / combat game for one to five intrepid space explorers.

Tri-ochee BannerTri-ochee:

An active bocce-style game for two to four sharp-eyed, bag-tossing players or teams.

Haunted DestiniesHaunted Destinies:

A game of intrigue and murder on the Scottish moors for 3 to 6 people on a search for past lives.

Cthul-B-QueCthul-B-Que:

Those Iron Chef guys were wimps. Their ingredients never fought back, and only the giant squid had a chance of driving them insane. But you’re not wimps. Oh no. You’re up to the challenge of non-euclidean food preparation for 2 to 5 chefs.

Naughty And Nice BannerNaughty & Nice:

It’s good to be nice, but sometimes it’s even better to be a little naughty! A game of social balance for 2 to 4 players.

Fantasy RPG CheckersFantasy RPG Checkers:

A checkers variant with classes, levels, hit points, and saving throws for two unrepentant RPG nerds.

Steamwork ArenaSteamwork Arena:

A quick playing, diceless, customizable, miniature-based fighting game for 2 to 4 players.

16 Memories16 Memories:

Three different quick-playing memory games for 2 to 4 players.

Payout! bannerPayout!:

A chance-heavy game for 2 to 6 players looking for one big score (or two, or three…).

Druid's DuelDruid's Duel:

A card game for 2 to 4 shape-changing nature worshipers.

Renaissance ManRenaissance Man:

Are you and one to three other multi-talented friends as nifty as my friend Ben? Play Renaissance Man and find out!

Shangzhou-GoldShangzhou-Gold:

A game for 4 expanding cyberpunk corporations.

Divine Nuke WrathDivine Nuke Wrath:

A quick co-op / competitive game of anarchy and destruction for 3 to 4 demigods.

RunaroundRunaround:

A race game with a twist for two players.

QurushQurush:

You’ll flip for this 3-D puzzle game for two or four players.

Zombie WarsZombie Wars v1.1:

Undead warfare between two to four rival zombie masters rages in the streets of Smallton…
(Revised June 21, 2007)

DoodadsDoodads:

“I’ll trade you a cabbage and some duct tape for your toddler.”
A game about trading and building for 3 to 5 players.

High NoonHigh Noon:

A memory game for two steely-nerved gunslingers.

Office GossipOffice Gossip:

A “hidden killer” game for 5 or more players.

The Unnamed GameThe Unnamed Game:

A game in three phases – resource gathering, trading, and creation – for three to five players

Pass The EwePass The Ewe:

A five-suited contest for ownership of an ewe for 3 to 6 players.

Whakka MoleWhakka Mole:

A whacky game for two or more players.

Ninja Golf:  18 Holes of Death!Ninja Golf: 18 Holes of Death!:

A silly soda-and-pretzels game for two to four multitalented ninjas.

Cetacean Ascension Moonbase 8 (CAM 8)Cetacean Ascension Moonbase 8 (CAM 8):

A strategic territory-claiming resource management game for three, four, or six (and possibly two) hyperevolved lunar whales.

Monster In The CabbagesMonster In The Cabbages:

An exercise in shared responsibility for two to five cabbage harvesters.

JuggernautsJuggernauts:

A customizable, non-collectible, “open source” dueling game for two gigantic, modular battle platforms and their commanders.

Elemental Warriors IIElemental Warriors II:

A dynamic, fast-paced duel for two elementalists.

HousewarmingHousewarming:

a game about moving in and settling down for 2 to 4 friends

PerkyGothPerkyGoth:

a game of social balance for 2 to 4 players

Climb On!Climb On!:

a battle of ascension for 2 players

Loser's Game:

A trick-taking game for 3 or more players that favors the underdog

Sherbie vs. The Silverfish:

A light-hearted game of insecticide and stress for three to five players.

Share & Share AlikeShare & Share Alike:

A game of shifting loyalties for 4 players.

Season HarvestSeason Harvest:

A resource gathering game for two or more players.

GnaqushGnaqush:

It’s not just the nickname of the game’s designer – it’s what you’ll do with your teeth as your carefuly-laid plans get thwarted and blocked over and over again in this strategic Icehouse game for 4 players.

SnowblindSnowblind:

How do you win a game if you have more control over your opponents’ pieces than your own? Figure out the answer in Snowblind, a quasi-strategic Icehouse game for 4 players.

Uncontrolled SquidUncontrolled Squid:

Who’s afraid of the big, bad squid? I’m sure you know two to eight (or even more) players who aren’t.

Magic SpellMagic Spell:

A combination of Concentration and Scrabble, set in a “magician’s school”. For three or four students of the mystical arts.

BAGBAG:

psssst!
Hey, buddy. What’s in the BAG?—- a creative thinking word game, minus the letters and words, for two or more players

Run, Hamster, Run! version 2.1Run, Hamster, Run! (Version 2.1):

a somewhat cut-throat strategy game for two to five players

'Dillos In Austin'Dillos In Austin:

You think road construction is bad in your town? You should try living in Austin. Even without road construction, the signage is confusing and the drivers are absolutely nuts. The only thing that could make navigating the city more challenging is if if the roads actually shifted and changed while you’re driving.


‘Dillos in Austin: A simulation for 2 to 4 ground-dwelling armored rodents. [Dillos aren’t rodents.—Ed.]

ShiftShift:

A quick card game for three or more players.

TumblewordsTumblewords:

Tumblewords: It’s like a cross between that game where you make words with tiles and that game where you drop checkers into a vertical grid. For two wordsmiths.

I Want Candy!I Want Candy!:

All the fun of a pinata, with none of the screaming, accidental concussions, or clean-up. For two to six hyperactive greed-crazed kids (or kids at heart).

Peep WarPeep War, 2005 revision:

Lead your jellybean and marshmallow chick army to victory against one to five of your friends in Peep War: The world’s first edible war game.

NavigatorNavigator:

Investigate and explore with two to four detectives and a map.

Blam!Blam!:

Looking for someone to shove? Strategize in Blam! with two to four elbow-room seekers.

Dino DigDino Dig:

Search for specimens and toss mud on two to four paleontologists.

SpellcyclesSpellCycles:

Create mysteeeerious patterns to cast mysteeeerious spells on two to five mysteeeerious players.

CthulbequeCthulbeque:

Those Iron Chef guys were wimps. Their ingredients never fought back, and only the giant squid had a chance of driving them insane. But you’re not wimps. Oh no. You’re up to the challenge of non-euclidean food preparation for 2 to 5 chefs.

Deluxe MemoryDeluxe Memory:

Remembering those matches rewards you with some strategy for two to four players.

Thinking In CirclesThinking in Circles:

A game of intuition and second-guessing for two players.

Celtic KnotCeltic Knot:

A race game with a twist for two to four players.

PetriPetri:

Watch two to six organisms multiply and spread in this strategic territory-claiming, piece-elimination game with a strong dose of chance.

Fairly TalesFairly Tales:

Poison apples, beanstalks, and circumlocution for two or more storytellers.

Tabletop Freeze TagTabletop Freeze Tag:

A fun way to pass a little time, for two players and some spare change.

Pitter PatternPitter Pattern:

Pattern placement and deduction for two to four players.

Alien AbductionAlien Abduction:

Deduction, role-playing, and uncomfortable probes for two or more aliens.

AcceleratorAccelerator:

A runaway maze game for two to four subatomic particles.

Zombie RancherZombie Rancher:

A post-zombie apocalypse game of entrepeneurisim for two or four players.

Quadruple AgentQuadruple Agent:

A game of espionage gone horribly awry for 4 players.

Grunt, Growl, and TearGrunt Growl and Tear:

A no-holds barred game of monster combat where you can rip limbs from your opponents and add them to your body, making yourself more powerful.

SlipmaxSlipmax:

A dynamic game of gain and loss played on an ever-changing board for two to six players.

1,000 Blank White Questions1000 Blank White Questions:

A trivia game where you make up the questions for three to six players.

SprawlSprawl:

A game of strategy, resource management, planning, and diplomacy for three to eight players.

Saving Private CheckersSaving Private Checkers:

Checkers with an explosive twist for two players.

Diner ChessDiner Chess:

A game of late-night deduction and coffee for two or more players.

TrumplestiltskinTrumplestiltskin:

A trick-taking game with hidden trump for three to four players and a Pinochle deck.

Black CatBlack Cat:

A simultaneous, real time, high speed card game for two to four players.

SymbioteSymbiote:

An organism-swapping card game for three or four players.

Sorcerer's ApprenticeSorcerer's Apprentice:

An ever-changing checkers game for two players and an Icehouse set.

2002 Year-End Review2002 Year-End Review:
Bonga BongaBonga Bonga:

An active game to be played on any flat surface by two or more players.

Cube DiggerCube Digger:

A three-dimensional seek-and-find game for two players.

PokinoPokino:

An odd fusion of rummy and dominoes for two or more players.

MetalTalonMetalTalon:

A wargame with dynamic pieces for two to six players.

Scoop!Scoop!:

A quick game of competitive journalism for two to six players.

ZigguratZiggurat:

A domino-stacking game for two or four players.

Ice MarketIce Market:

A real-time trading game for three or more players and an Icehouse set.

Jovian SyzygyJovian Syzygy:

A dance with Jovian moons for 1 to 4 players.

Coral ReefCoral Reef:

Build a calcareous masterpiece without noticing that you’re practicing addition with another marine polyp.

Jam DoodleJam Doodle:

One part art, one part communication. For two or more players.

2001 Year-End Review:

Penguin's Night OutPenguin's Night Out:

A race game on an ever-changing field for 2 to 4 players.

DungeonDungeon:

A dungeon-crawling card game for 2 to 4 players

BlockadeBlockade:

A game of luck and strategy for 2 players.

Schlock AttackSchlock Attack:

A two-player checkers variant inspired by the online comic strip Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler.

Yield!Yield!:

Intercept and destory one to three sector intruders!

RoboctopusRoboctopus:

An active swimming pool game for a water noodle wielding octopus and two or more otters.

LilypadLilypad:

A checkers variant with race game aspects for two or more players.

Peep War:
Economy ClassEconomy Class:

A mad rush to make your connecting flight for 2 to 4 players.

Psi SquadPsi Squad:

A logic game for three or more players.

Rocketball!Rocketball:

A no-hands, no-feet, no-touching game of soccer for two players and a screaming-hot ball.

2000 Year-End Review:

New variants and some designers notes for each of the games from 2000.

Dice BoxDice Box:

Use that box of dice to strategize with two to four high-rollers.

Towers Of WyomingTowers of Wyoming:

I used to play Lincoln Logs like this: Build towers just to knock them down with two to four players.

Kiki & Bun-BunKiki and Bun-Bun:

Celebrate your glee or vent your cynicism in this two-player checkers variant inspired by the online comic Sluggy Freelance by Pete Abrams.

Run, Hamster, Run! version 1.0Run, Hamster, Run!:

An accelerating game of science and survival for two to five experiment subjects.

Fact PartyFact Party:

Discovery, revelation, and cooperation for any number of wanderers and a library.

Abs-Trac-ToeAbs-Trac-Toe:

A winnable variant of Tic-Tac-Toe for two modern artists.

RYBRYB:

Mix colors with dice to capture goals from two to five players.

Up & OverUp and Over:

A quick card game of summing and limits for two to five players.

Seven PenniesSeven Pennies:

A quicky diversion for two or more players and pocket change.

Manic MinelayersManic Minelayers:

Litter the playing field with mines to trap your pitiable opponent in this two-player strategy game. Triumphant laughter is optional.

Dinosaurs and MammalsDinosaurs and Mammals:

Play out your own natural selection in this tag-style game for five or more players.

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