Draw Me! A Simple Luck and Skill Based Game

Posted: March 12, 2012 in INFR 2330
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In the traditional game of hopskotch, there are luck based mechanics and skill based mechanics to play the game. We have applied these two elements into our own simple game that is fun to play and easy to learn!

What is the luck part of our game?

Rolling the dice and receiving a random number between 1-6.

What is the skill part of our game?

Drawing! Draw something that people understand while following the games restrictions and rules.

Combine these two and what is the game?

It is a simple game really. The game involves players rolling a die to determine the number of penstrokes they are allowed. After they will draw a card that will have an object. Using a piece of paper or whiteboard, the player will have to draw the object using the limited number of penstrokes within 60 seconds. Other players will try to guess the object for points. First player to reach 10 points, or another predetermined amount wins!

My whiteboard… or rather pinkboard to draw on

Sample card from the deck of objects. Draw them! 

Okay so how do I play? 

  1. Players will sit in a circle or group together so everybody can see each other.
  2. A deck of cards containing several common objects will be placed face down and shuffled on the table.
  3. Players will all roll the die once to determine who goes first; highest value wins. After that it will commence in a clockwise direction.
  4. Player will roll the die to get a number between 1-6, this will be the number of penstrokes he/she will be allowed to use
  5. Player will draw a card from the top of the deck
  6. Timer for 60 seconds will start immediately after player reads card
  7. Player must draw the object on a board or piece of paper within the time limit and limited to the number of penstrokes allowed
  8. Other players must guess what the object is
  9. If guessed correctly, the player drawing receives 2 points, and the guessing player receives 1 point
  10. First person to 10 points wins!!! (Or any other amount)
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