Just Communicate: It's Not Rocket Science

Two alien species without a common language attempt to communicate with each other to repair broken spaceship parts in this cooperative game for two of self-expression and communication. This is a game for two players who don’t share a common language. Players use a Vocabulary of Tokens and Actions to cause the other player to select the right Spaceship Part to repair their Spaceship. A broken Part is revealed. Players secretly select two of five parts to perform a repair. They then take turns Communicating to each other which two they chose. The repair is successful when players agree upon a single component within two turns, and repeat this over five rounds. The game ends after the third failure, and succeeds as long as they go through all five rounds.
Jam Site: 
Jam year: 
2020
Diversifiers: 
A kind of cooperation (sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Language-Independence (Sponsored by Valve Software)
De-squintify
Protip
Platforms: 
Non-digital game (board game, card game, physical game, sport, etc.)
Technology Notes: 
This is a board game that is currently printable at home.
Installation Instructions: 

Draw a spaceship, give each player cards numbered 1 - 5, and obtain tokens of various colors and shapes. The default experience has green, yellow, orange, and blue tokens, with a few red tokens optional, in four shapes: circle, square, pentagon, and an amorphous "crystalline" shape.

Credits: 

Kellie Lu - Design

Alexandra Lamtyugina

Kenneth Hau

Aviri Char

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Game Tags: 
2D
Puzzle
Tabletop

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