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Maddaz11127 Apr 2014 8:08 a.m. PST

So my forthcoming fun participation game is getting closer..

It is getting what may be its only outing at Triples (on my birthday)

I have hit a couple of game design snags… I need some kind of recording device to keep score … something thematic and in period.. Does anyone have any suggestions?

and secondly, if the game takes longer than forty five minutes to play … will players want to play?

Pictures of the acropolis and the partpainted city to follow…

coryfromMissoula27 Apr 2014 8:18 a.m. PST

How about using a Greek shield (plastic ones are cheap at the party stores) and simply making white hash marks with a marker?

GarrisonMiniatures27 Apr 2014 8:27 a.m. PST


Timbo W27 Apr 2014 8:54 a.m. PST

black and white stones?

from wiki on Athenian democracy-
small coloured stones were used, white for yes and black for no. At the end of the session, each voter tossed one of these into a large clay jar which was afterwards cracked open for the counting of the ballots

Lewisgunner27 Apr 2014 9:08 a.m. PST

Timbo's idea is good. look up ostraka and use broken bits of pot or coloured stones

Maddaz11127 Apr 2014 9:49 a.m. PST

clay pots with broken coloured shards… I am liking this Idea….

Milites27 Apr 2014 4:12 p.m. PST

Why not have the players drop their coloured stones into a jar which is only broken open at the end to determine the winner? Players will then have to to keep alert to their opponents scores, you could even make the pot from a modelling clay!

Jon Lead Slayer27 Jun 2015 8:23 a.m. PST

From my experience a good game can take up to 2 hours. What bogs a game down is having too many charts and tables that have to be consulted to complete one turn.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jun 2015 11:49 a.m. PST

Cheap "Greek" coins from the party supply store (or Amazon). If you need different types, silver, gold, copper, red metallic, etc. paint. Scratched out bloody eyes a la Caligula are good for this on coins, maybe for special events or scoring.

45 minute game? Play twice and switch sides, totaling score across both games.

For some competitive/collaborative, have each player awarded their own coins (or whatever you use for score) for their contribution to team victory. The player with the most score from the winning team is the night's winner. You want the most coins, but you don't win if you team doesn't.

Zephyr127 Jun 2015 2:42 p.m. PST

Look for belly dance coins (usually sold in bulk.) They are very thin and have a hole in them, but you can get them in gold and silver. Plus, they clink great! ;-)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jun 2015 3:48 p.m. PST

Zephyr1 – Thanks! SWMBO dances and yet I had never thought of using the coins as score chits in a game. Perhaps I was too distracted to think straight …

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