This idea was from @Railgunawesome from the ideas thread. THANKS!
Take any one of the official VEX FVC, VRC or VEXIQ game from a prior season or the two 2020-2021 “unofficial” games “Champion’s Bridge” or “Frisbee Frenzy” (note first seasons were played under the FVC name) and turn it into a board game. You may not make up a different game.
Games must be easy to play, so look at your average middle school student. You can have variations in the rules for different age levels.
Games must take a reasonable amount of time to play. I don’t have much of an attention span so games like this (The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete) are not going to rank high in prize scoring.
Games should be at least two to four players but you can have more.
We are looking for interesting game pieces, board elements, cards, etc. But in test play I did a sample of my favorite game of the two robot (1V1) Clean Sweep with green M&M for the balls, brown M&M’s for the footballs and marshmallows for the big objects along with two dice. So things around the house work
Strategy: Some level of strategy is required, in my test game, you had a choice of rolling on your turn defense or offense. If you did offense, then the roll was how many balls went over the wall. But if you rolled for defense, then that count of balls would be blocked on the other players next offensive roll. A reminder that we are not @Karthik, so 8 strategy move ahead planing like you would do in Chess or Risk isn’t needed.
Lifelike game play: Elements like “Forgot to turn your robot on”,“DQ for pinning”,“Red Screen of Death” are fun, just don’t get carried away.
Tournament option: You can have people play either one game and be done, or multiple games to get to a final winner (BO3 lives another day, not playing BO12)
“I want to play that!” is important, but the “I want to play that again!!” is more important.
If you have game elements they need to be build-able by others, printing on card stock at home, etc. Game board, game elements, etc. must all fit on a standard 3’ x 3’ card table.
There may be an optional prize if you have a way for players to be remote.
Entries are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday 12 April EDT.
There will be a delay in prize awards due to wanting to play games to try them out.
Oh and feel free to do Clean Sweep, I did a small test version, using dishes for the goals, please show me your best effort!