Invisible City Productions Invisible City Productions is a collective of game designers, writers, and artists who provide this as a space for the creators of secret media to come together and touch antennae.

Invisible City Productions Invisible City Productions is a collective of game designers, writers, and artists who provide this as a space for the creators of secret media to come together and touch antennae.

Contact Us

Recent Posts
Jonathan A. Leistiko
Jeremy P. Bushnell
Alakazam
Alakazam: Game of the month for August 2015
Power Up! Jewel Thieves: Game of the Month for July 2015

Recent Comments
Shana Rosenberg (BAG)
Kat (Miscellaneous Halloween Thoughts...)
Derek (MetalTalon)
Jon Paulsen (Cthul-B-Que)
A!ex (Fantasy RPG Checkers)

Copyright 1999 - 2010 Invisible City Productions

Published with Textpattern

Web Hosting by A2 Hosting

browse

search

RSS / Atom

Invisible City Productions

|

Below/Above · 1 April 15

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

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

by Jonathan A. Leistiko

Object

Be the last player in the game. You’ll accomplish this through a combination of good sense for odds, luck, and risk-taking.

You Need

a d20

Setup

  • Have everyone sit in a circle. Put the d20 in the middle of the circle where everyone can reach it.
  • Pick someone to go first. If you’re first, roll the die, announce (and remember) the number (It’s your number now), and pass it to your left.

Play

On your turn:

  • Call out “over” or “under,” roll the die, and call out the number you rolled.
  • If you called “over” and your roll was less than the previous player’s roll or
  • If you called “under” and your roll was greater than than the previous player’s roll.
    …you’re out of the game.

If you’re still in the game, the previous player is out of the game. You may pass the die to the next player or you may take another turn (call over/under, roll the die, and call our your number), comparing your roll to the next player on your right who’s still in the game. If you win, you may pass or try again. If you lose, you’re out.

Ending The Game and Winning

If there’s only one person in the game, that person wins. Woot!

Origin and Credits

On February 27th, Marcelo Figueroa asked his Facebook friends to make a game for him to share with a class of third-graders (ages 8-9) that uses just a d20 and with rules that would fit on 1/2 of a sheet of paper. An hour later, I’d thought of two games. Below/Above is one of those games.

Name
E-mail
http://
Message
  Textile Help

Below/Above · 1 April 15

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

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

by Jonathan A. Leistiko

Object

Be the last player in the game. You’ll accomplish this through a combination of good sense for odds, luck, and risk-taking.

You Need

a d20

Setup

  • Have everyone sit in a circle. Put the d20 in the middle of the circle where everyone can reach it.
  • Pick someone to go first. If you’re first, roll the die, announce (and remember) the number (It’s your number now), and pass it to your left.

Play

On your turn:

  • Call out “over” or “under,” roll the die, and call out the number you rolled.
  • If you called “over” and your roll was less than the previous player’s roll or
  • If you called “under” and your roll was greater than than the previous player’s roll.
    …you’re out of the game.

If you’re still in the game, the previous player is out of the game. You may pass the die to the next player or you may take another turn (call over/under, roll the die, and call our your number), comparing your roll to the next player on your right who’s still in the game. If you win, you may pass or try again. If you lose, you’re out.

Ending The Game and Winning

If there’s only one person in the game, that person wins. Woot!

Origin and Credits

On February 27th, Marcelo Figueroa asked his Facebook friends to make a game for him to share with a class of third-graders (ages 8-9) that uses just a d20 and with rules that would fit on 1/2 of a sheet of paper. An hour later, I’d thought of two games. Below/Above is one of those games.

Name
E-mail
http://
Message
  Textile Help
Copyright 1999 - 2009 Invisible City Productions