Sunday, 2 January 2011

Society of Ancients Incentive Game - 2011

If you got your most recent copy of Slingshot you'll see there's a piece of paper trailing the resubscription game for 2011. It's going to be a double header of domino games, being my Elephant Game, and Phil's Henry V Greyhounds game. Both of these have done the shows this year, - Phil's more than mine - and we've had good feedback from the playing public, including a few "Can I buy this anywhere?" queries.

There are a number of challenges in getting the game(s) down to components to fit in an A4 zip-lock bag. "The Elephant in the Room" has quite a few card driven mechanisms and these probably need a tweak to reduce the number of bits and pieces we need to produce. After all I only used cards to stop the dice rolling on the floor or being horded by small children.

The Christmas/New Year break has given me the chance to work on the components for TEITR. The game needs some 3D game pieces rather than just counters as one of the charms of the game is having a big elephant in the middle of the table.

We don't have the budget to give everyone a packet of Hat's 1/32nd elephants, so I reckon some cutout photographs might do instead. I reckon I'm pretty much there, to be honest, - so here's a picture of the test components. Minus the board, which will be A2 size so I can't print it out at home.

Let me know what you think.


  1. Looks great. Good luck with it.

  2. Thanks for your vote of confidence! If you're not an SoA member it will a purchasable item.

    Imagine that being able to own a genuine Trebian game!!