We recently created this rough prototype toy gun with a removable clip. It’s modeled somewhat after a Glock, but only roughly. The kids love it.
Month: November 2012
We’ve invented a new board game, and it’s a lot of fun. Stratahex combines resource collection, transportation, logistics, planning, defense, offense, warfare, and more into a simple and easy-to-play boardgame.
The basic game pieces are:
- Your base
- Supply Trucks
- Oil Rigs
- Small Tanks
- Standard Ammo
- High Explosive Ammo
The board consists of 3 concentric circles with a hex-shaped hole pattern. Parts of the board are painted light-gray, medium-gray, and dark-gray.
- Oil rigs placed in light-gray recieve one coin per turn.
- Oil rigs placed in medium-gray receive two coin per turn.
- Oil rigs placed in dark-gray receive four coin per turn
You can only spend coin once it has been transported back to your base in a supply truck. Each piece costs coin to purchase. You have a limited number of moves per supply-truck and per weapon each turn.
Stratahex is a very comprehensive, but still simple, game to play. The older kids, 8 and 10, have no trouble. There is a lot of figuring, math, counting, and changing coin.
Gameplay is predictable, like chess, in that you can determine the possible moves of the opponent before his next turn. There is no luck involved.