Board game idea generator

Board Game Idea Generator – Our Newest Toy

Just a really quick post here – those that aren’t following us on Twitter and Facebook probably won’t be aware that we’ve added a new toy to the site. It’s an idea generator for board-games, banging together random themes, mechanics and accessibility focuses to create a unique suggestion for games that should exist. Honestly, I’d play maybe 40% of the games it generates, and I’d be interested to hear at least about the rest. It’s just a bit of fun really but it might genuinely be a way to get some creative juices flowing if you’re drawing a blank for a game to design. Are you doing a game jam? Maybe this might help.

For example, who wouldn’t play a game about Scottish theatre-troupes trying to solve murders?

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Dominant cultural influenceScottish
Using these Mechanisms
  • Tile Placement
  • One Versus Many
Drawing from the following themes
  • Theatre Troupes
  • Murder Mysteries
Addressing the following accessibility needs
  • Can be played with visual impairments
  • Requires no long-term strategising
  • Makes no critical use of colour

Or a post-apocalypse game set in Serbia, where you are engaged in constant brinksmanship with the ghosts of the past?

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Dominant cultural influenceSerbian
Using these Mechanisms
  • Modular Board
  • Brinksmanship
Drawing from the following themes
  • Post-Apocalypse
  • Hauntings
Addressing the following accessibility needs
  • Has no head-to-head competition
  • Costs no more than $10 a copy
  • Must involve high luck

Or how about a game where Phoenician spellcasting is used to build a road-network?

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Dominant cultural influencePhoenician
Using these Mechanisms
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • Set Collection
Drawing from the following themes
  • Spellcasting
  • Roadworks
Addressing the following accessibility needs
  • Can be played while fully seated
  • Does not permit ganging up on players
  • Includes positive portrayals of transgender people

If anyone ever actually develops one of these ideas into a workable game, give me a shout!