What Have You Lost?

A board game about finding and exploring lost connections
Jam year: 
2021
Diversifiers: 
Destination: Happy Place - (Sponsored by Unity)
Platforms: 
Non-digital game (board game, card game, physical game, sport, etc.), Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash), Other digital platform
Technology Notes: 
Board game with a digital version that can be played using Google Drawing.
Installation Instructions: 

How to Play
Digital Game Version 

3-5 players

Log into your google account
Make a copy of the public board- https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1pYcJIC_Cuy2H0d31-uL3iNpAUO8fsG4MfB86...

 

If you do not have a google account you can play on any canvas by following the board setup instructions and downloading the WHYL-Game.zip

The players will have to be synchronously online and have a voice and text chat facility. You can also play digitally with some or all players in one physical location.

We recommend that you use the google canvas chat if you are playing on Google Drawings

Game Items

40 PictureCards

120 Emotion Cards (blacked out words)

Empty Emotion Card tile 

D6, D20 dice

Use an online random number generator if you don’t have these dice (e.g. https://www.random.org/)

A place to write connections privately (online or on a notepad)

Board Setup

Copy the public board with a google account and zoom it out till you can see the full board

Or’

Pick 20 Picture Cards and place in 4*5 (column * row) grid 

Size the google drawing canvas to fit the pictures and add some space to the right and the empty Emotion Card tile

Place the blacked out Emotion Cards in a 6*20 (column * row) grid next to the grid

(or copy our public game board - link)

Each player pick a unique number from 1 to number of players playing the game (communicate via text)

How to Play

PICKING THE EMOTION

To pick the Emotion Card: Throw a D6 and a D20. The number on D6 is your column number and the number on your D20 is your row number.

Drag the black box onto the empty Emotion Card tile.

(More fun if different players do the die throwing and dragging of the box)

Start the timer (20 seconds)

Reveal the Emotion (word) by using the ‘Fill Color’ tool to fill the box with yellow or any light color

Each player privately notes the names of a maximum of 3 of the displayed picture cards that connect to the emotion described on the word card.

Timer ends

Everyone types the words into the doc chat (post as simultaneously as you can: sync this by communicating over voice chat)

For each match: All the players who have matching connections (corresponding to the picture cards) get +2 points. 

For rest of the lone connections, players have to explain the connections as stated below:

APPEAL TURNS

First Round: A random player starts the description(you can do a die roll for this if you like);
Second Round onwards: The player numbered +1 to the previous player starts the round until the maximum number and then it returns to player number 1.

Players take turns to describe the remaining connections one at a time

If the group approves the connection- the player gets +2 points, else they get a negative point (-1)

Players take turns till all connections are explained.

After every round if there are any player(s) at 20 points, they win. The rest of the group can choose to continue to find who comes second and so on.

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How to Play
Board Game Version

3-5 players

Game Items

40 PictureCards

A deck of Word Cards

Blank Scribble Cards

5 Colored Cubes: Yellow, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

3 circular Tokens for each color

Board Setup

Lay 20 Picture Cards in 5*4 grid 

Players sit in a circle around the board

Shuffle the Word Cards and place them as a face down pile on the side 

Place the pile of blank Scribble Cards on the side as well 

Each player picks a colored cube to represent them

Each player gets a Scribble Card

Each player gets 3 colored tokens of the color representing the player sitting next to them (counter-clockwise)

How to Play

Pick the top word card from the shuffled deck and place it face down next to the picture tiles

Start the timer (20 seconds)

Reveal the word card

On Scribble Cards: Each player privately notes the names of a maximum of 3 of the displayed picture cards that connect to the emotion described on the word card.

Timer ends

Everyone shows their Scribble Cards revealing the names of the connecting picture cards.

Players pass on their Scribble Cards clockwise to the player sitting next to them.

Players place tokens corresponding to the connections on the picture tiles.

For each picture: All the players whose colored tokens landed on the same picture get +2 points. 

For rest of the lone tokens players have to explain the connections as stated below:

APPEAL TURNS

First Round: A random player starts the description(you can do a die roll for this if you like);
Second Round onwards: The next person clockwise starts the round.

Players take turns to describe the remaining connections one at a time

If the group approves the connection- the player gets +2 points, else they get a negative point (-1)

Players take turns till all connections are explained.

After every round if there are any player(s) at 20 points, they win. The rest of the group can continue to find who comes second and so on.

 

Credits: 

- Kenny Deeble
- Abhishek Krishnamurthy
- Shringi Kumari

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Game Tags: 
Tabletop