SGX.22 First Year Student Games

Dozens of board games created by Game Design and Development 100 (GDD) students.
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Astral Remnants

In the far future, civilization has been forced to live beyond Earth. With resources dwindling and tensions high, the last remnants of humanity fight over what is left of the dying solar system. As a captain of an escape vessel, it is your responsibility to establish humanity’s final bastion of hope at any cost. Battle other captains trying to do the same in order to create peace and prosperity for your new home.

Team: Connor Born, Eilis Feaster, Bryce Kufahl 
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Battle of Kraken Island

Battle of Kraken Island

Battle of Kraken Island is a Battle Royale, table-top game. Each player is a hardy pirate trying to survive and take control of the island. To survive they search for treasure chests that contain food, weapons, and ammo. But they must be wary of the other pirates and the rising sea level.

Team: Darian Longdo
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Black Friday Bash

Black Friday Bash

In this hectic board game, it’s Black Friday and everyone is at each other’s throats to get everything on their shopping lists. To succeed, shoppers will have to endure everything from fires to home appliances being hurled at them. What are you willing to sacrifice to get the deal of a lifetime?

Team: Kayla Lemke, Carter Bontje, Dawson Frion
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Blackstone Manor

Blackstone Manor

You decide to spend the night at the mysterious Blackstone Manor. In this multilevel board game, you and your friends must explore the manor, collect items, survive haunts, and acquire five clues to reveal the ghost that refuses to let you leave. Will you be able to survive against a ghost, or will you become one yourself?

Team: Ryan Thiede, Ben Moon, Aaron Pollum
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Burnt

Burnt

People are trying to burn your books! Grab the fire extinguishers and race to the fires to put them out before your books become burnt. Be warned, if you cross paths with the enemy, you could be sent back to where you came. Can you brave the flames in Burnt?

Team: Zach Adler, Charlie Mueller, Lauryn Shackleton, Will Wisniewski 
Instructor: Kim Loken

Cryptid Takeover

Cryptid Takeover

You and three of your cryptid friends are taking a stroll through the creepy forest, but suddenly, humans invade and start making encampments on your territory. They are planning to wipe out the cryptid population! Team up with your scary friends to reclaim land and fight the humans in the overworld, or travel to the dungeons to recruit stronger cryptids to your army. But be careful, the Overworld is filled with surprises, good and bad. Join your scary friends in taking back what is rightfully yours.

Team: Connor Pickart, Sade Parker, Emma Mandera
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Dark Offering

Dark Offering

Dark Offering is a horror-inspired tabletop rpg game that requires thought, strategy, and sacrifice in order to win. Players will have to work together and against each other in order to escape the dark entity that is “The Ring.” It features unique monsters and characters for players to play as and against.

Team: Eleanor Berg, Kris Deising, Zoe Cuthrell, Josie Collins 
Instructor: Co O'Neill

IMPossible Escape

Enginuity

Welcome to Enginuity! As recent hires of the company, your job is to create a machine by matching machine shapes and colors together to increase your point value. Get to 100 points and you win!

Team: Josh Brose, Jesse Campbell, Nick Paris
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Exorcism

There are dangerous beings attached to this mansion; or perhaps some of the objects within. It’s a fight between living and dead as a group of everyday heroes attempt to exorcise ghost objects and rid the mansion of evil. In this team-based survival horror game, players will be in constant danger of insanity, death, or even the hole.

Team: Matthew Bohm, Michael McQuillen, Cheenou Lor
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Flirting Frogs

Flirting Frogs

Find ribbiting romance and have flirty froggy fun while you and your friends earn hearts for pairing up and double them with hidden roles.  Each player has a colorful frog representing themselves in their love conquest.  Flirt and joke around with other frogs in the ultimate pursuit for their love!

Team: Mae Zinn

Giant Goblin Potluck

Giant Goblin Potluck

This year’s Giant Goblin Potluck was ruined! Every single goblin made desert, and so now you must make sure this disaster gets fixed! Pick a class for your goblin which will give unique abilities that may give you what you need to win! Avoid traps scattered around the map or risk activating them! Gather ingredients and make the best recipe. Only one goblin can be the best chef!

Team: Hayden Eshbaugh, Bennet Shoenborn
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Go Bananas!

Go Bananas!

Welcome to Go Bananas!, a cooperative puzzle game where you and your fellow monkeys sneak around the zoo in order to pilfer as many bananas as you can, without being caught by prowling Zookeepers. Be careful, security is tight and alarms abound! But a resourceful monkey crew can learn to use that to their advantage…

Team: Eric Gritzmacher, Molly Honglso, Abby Laux, Dylan Rothbauer
Instructor: Kim Loken

Heist

The World's Greatest Heist is a 2-4 player puzzle game where players work as a team to complete heists.  Players can purchase tools, gear, and other items to increase their chances and making it through the heists.  The ultimate goal is to pull off the biggest and greatest heist of all time!

Team: Xander Novak, Conner Moses, Erik Krawczyk
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Life Gives You Lemons

Life Gives You Lemons

A game inspired by the 1860s Sicilian Lemon Mafia, Life Gives You Lemons is an economy-based card game where you buy land, hire workers, and cause "accidents" to financially crush your opponents. However, remember - no matter what happens, life will, in fact, give you lemons.

Team: Gabe Anderson, Drew Collins, Kelsey Garrigan, Dyani Larson
Instructor: Kim Loken

Magicats

Magicats

Magicats is a cooperative, fantasy-RPG inspired dungeon crawler where you play as cats, fighting your way through household items to collect the equipment you need to vanquish the final boss in the basement.

Team: Terra Tvedt, Leif Larson, Tanner Swanson
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Overlord

Overlord

In this dungeon delving deck builder, play as a Slime monster who wants to take over the dungeon. Gather your followers and friends, fight off Adventurers, outlast the suspicious Overlord, and rise to the top of the monsters to become the new Overlord! 

Team: Rebecca Durst, Erica Halvorson, Mason Kruger
Instructor: Co O'Neill

 

Pest City

Pest City

Pest City is the place to be! In this fast-moving board game, crime is the way of life and your goal is to become the richest rodent in town. With a plethora of banks (and other players!) to steal from, gaining money is a breeze. Rob, cheat, and steal to claw your way to the top.

Team: Brekkyn Lammert, Rylee Maki, Issac Guggisberg
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Rubber River

Rubber River

Compete against your fellow rubber ducks to navigate a river system. Players cooperatively build the board and then race to the end of the river while balancing health and cleaning up pollution as they go!

Team: Carson Blumer, Cat Merila, Mattie Mihalko, Nick Mitrou
Instructor: Kim Loken

Threshold

Threshold

Threshold is a deck building roguelite board game where you enter a dungeon multiple times but start with the same deck of abilities every time. You gather coins to spend on adding more items to the chests in the dungeon so that next run through the dungeon you can get even further and hopefully get to the end!

Team: Maegan Grittinger, Ian Anderson, Justin Ehlers
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Too Close to the Sun

Too Close To The Sun

Too Close to the Sun is a 4-player game in which players launch a ball into orbit and bet on where the it will land. There are 4 ball rolls per round and the game ends after 4 rounds. The player with the most points wins.

Team: Matthew Becker, Aidan Brausen, Rowan Have, Porter StanleyInstructor: Kim Loken

Trouble at the USDCI

Trouble at the USDCI

KGB agents have infiltrated the U.S.D.C.I.! In this strategic card game, players race to collect classified items and maintain their jobs at the same time. Can you discover who among you are traitors? Or will they escape with government secrets?

Team: Ian Bruhn, Scott Schwantes
Instructor: Co O'Neill

Witch's Brew

Witches Brew

Witch's Brew is a competitive card game where you  must make potions faster than the other witches. Sabotage opponents by throwing out the ingredients they need. But don't worry! Familiars will bring extra ingredients every time they rotate. Collect points by completing potions and become the Best Witch!

Team: Void Ellefson, Aspen Pinkston, Alix Domagalla, Abbey Neuses
Instructor: Co O'Neill