This is the biggest project I finished over Winter Term (bigger than the car- more on that later). This thing consumed every waking moment of thought starting in…maybe…early December. Fast forward to February…
IT’S FINISHED. This game is called Bok Blok. It is very similar to other trading card games, like Magic and Pokemon. It’s really similar to Pokemon, actually. The first version of the game that I made was pretty much identical to Pokemon, but with chickens. This is the second version, and I diverged a bit. It turns out imitation was a good place to start, because it gave me something to expand on.
For fun, here is what the first version looked like:
Suitable, but I thought it might be fun to kick it up a notch, with the help of Photoshop. (This irritating encounter was between Wok Chicken and Inflammatory Response Bok.)
The object of the game is to irritate three of the opponent’s Bok (Bok is plural and singular. Uh…) so much that they have to leave the game. Each Bok has a tolerance number, and it has to leave the game when it receives that many irritation points. Each Bok can deal irritation points with two irritating actions, depending on the amount of attitude they have attached to them. There are also supplemental self-esteem cards (raise tolerance by 1) and confidence cards (raise irritation ability by 1). Chill out cards can relax your Bok a various amount of points. Should your Bok become confused or bokstipated (very serious conditions indeed), Chill out cards can relieve them of their suffering.
As you can tell, it’s really really reeeeally similar to Pokemon. But I’m okay with that. Maybe this will give me the skills I need to make a more original game next time. But who cares about that, IT’S A CHICKENY CARD GAME AND I AM IN LOVE.
This is the container that the game is held in. It’s Cardboard Boks… also one of the characters in the game. I love Cardboard Boks SO MUCH.
Each full set is 180 cards: 60 Bok, 90 attitude cards, 12 chill out cards, and 18 self esteem and confidence cards. We made two sets, so we can play properly.
These are two subtypes, unhealthy and stupid.
Here is a sample card. This is the most basic one, Bok Chicken. He is rude. This is also an old picture, a few insignificant things about the card have been changed… the + and – should be switched around.
Oh, it’s called Bok Blok because the goal of the game initially was to block the opponent’s towel. This is a hard thing to explain unless you’re my roommate, so just imagine a bunch of concrete chickens blocking your towel…you would feel very irritated. But I couldn’t find towels small enough, so I’m going to have to make some. It’ll happen, though.
Basically, this was an entirely pointless endeavor. But it was so much fun, and quite thought provoking. It took…well, i don’t know how long. 40-50 hours for the second version alone. But what about the first version…I’m not sure. Hours and hours in lecture spent drawing Boks, drawing each one on an index card, and hours and hours spent thinking of irritating actions.
SO WORTH IT. To me. So, here are two of my favorite Bok: