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Author Topic: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!  (Read 15667 times)
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« on: February 28, 2008, 04:23:06 PM »

OK now that I've lured you into the thread I'll come clean... it is a board game.

Games with Monkeys are fab!

STOP! Come back! Board games are great - honestly.

One year ago I was just like you and thought that board games were dull, old fashioned and generally uninteresting, but then I discovered Board Games With Scott, and the games he reviewed looked fun. From there I surfed to Board Game Geek where I discovered that there are more games in the world than Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Cluedo and Pictionary - really good games. Games that I love to play, games that make me proud to say "I am a board gamer".

Cut to the present day, and I've only gone and invented my own game: Monkey Dash - a two player strategy game, involving two fat monkeys, six 'every-good-game-has-them' regular wooden crates, a couple of competing warehouse supervisors and some quirky game mechanics.

After rigorous play testing with friends and family, Monkey Dash is now ready to stretch its legs, and seeks new fresh play-testing talent.

If you are interested then reply to this thread and I'll point you to a download so that you can print your own prototype, and test it to destruction.

Give me some feedback on the experience and I'll send you the two add-ons which extend the base game.

Ampa.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 04:33:25 PM »

I'm in. Does it use a lot of color? My tricolor ink cartridge is empty and it will probably cost $15-$20 to get a new one. Sad
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 05:08:33 PM »

I'm in. Does it use a lot of color? My tricolor ink cartridge is empty and it will probably cost $15-$20 to get a new one. Sad

You could get away with printing in black and white - it just wont look so pretty.

PM sent with link to file smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 05:22:59 PM »

I totally agree with you on board games - nothing beats an evening with friends and the right game!

I have a bgg search set up in opera. nuff said  Thmbsup

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 06:16:52 PM »

sounds cool, i'm in  thumbs up
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 07:26:07 PM »

iphigenie: Me too! bgg search all the way.  I have taken the liberty of sending you the link... hope you have a chance to try the game.

Mouser: Great... check your PM.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 08:43:28 PM »

I'm in.
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 06:14:55 AM »

ToxMox: PMed you the details.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 01:30:40 PM »

I am still not to old to say no to a good offer....I love a good board game....it make my "small grey" do a workout smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 07:04:01 PM »

Ok  send it to me.  I was in the toy biz for 35 yrs
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 12:32:33 PM »

Ampa,
Can we get an update on any progress on the Monkey Dash project?
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 12:35:28 PM »

Just found this cool page for it on BoardGameGeek:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/33605


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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008, 01:14:14 PM »

Way cool cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008, 05:18:06 PM »

Can I get a link?
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2008, 06:16:30 PM »

Hereby is a request for the link to "bash some monkeys".

Board games...fond memories of that start to appear...  smiley

A lot of those occurred at an annual gaming convention in the Netherlands called: Spellen Spektakel, where new and very interesting boardgames were presented...next to the 'heavy hitters' of MAGIC, WarHammer and of course Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Attended there with a lot of my friends for years.

It always amazed me to learn that a lot of those games were thought up in Germany.
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2008, 07:04:06 PM »

Have PMed you both.

Also I solemnly promise to update this thread with a bit of news... very soon!

But not tonight... too tired.
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2009, 05:24:46 PM »

Now Mouser has piqued my interest in your little game and I wonder how you're doing with it?
Any publishers yet?
Still playtesting? (I'd love a link if so...)
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2009, 12:25:53 PM »

!! Major Update Alert !!

I am proud to announce that Monkey Dash has launched. I took the first (tiny) batch of games to the UK Games Expo 2009, last weekend, not knowing whether we'd sell a single copy.

The result: we almost ran out of stock! The game is a hit!

I am exhausted but very happy, and now need to keep up momentum to sell the second (slightly larger) set of games.

The game was also entered in the Best New Strategy Game competition. The judges placed us second, but Monkey Dash received more public votes than any other game at the expo!

Special thanks to Deozaan, ToxMox and LJBirn from DC who tested the game for me and sent valuable feedback, you are all listed in the rule book as official play testers!

If you want to learn more about the game then visit the Monkey Dash website or Monkey Dash on BoardGameGeek.

Several visitors to the show said that Monkey Dash would make an browser game, and would be ideal to port to the i-phone I am interested in both options both to raise interest in the board game, and as business opportunities in their own right. If anyone at DC has the skills or contacts to develop such things - get in touch!
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2009, 12:42:24 PM »

that is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Several visitors to the show said that Monkey Dash would make an browser game, and would be ideal to port to the i-phone I am interested in both options both to raise interest in the board game, and as business opportunities in their own right. If anyone at DC has the skills or contacts to develop such things - get in touch!

i'd love to see that happen  thumbs up
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2009, 12:45:22 PM »

holy freakin' bananas that video teaser with the box and components is incredible.. those pieces are wonderful!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QXQgKproaA



How do we order it!?!?!  I saw you can order it from new monkey dash website.  thumbs up
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2009, 12:46:54 PM »

I'd love to read more about your whole experience going from game design to production, and your thoughts along the way.. It's exciting to see it go from an idea to fruition in front of our eyes.

Just ordered my copy smiley
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2009, 01:52:53 PM »

Terrific !  Thmbsup The game  & toy business is hard to break into. 
Congratulations. 

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2009, 04:58:38 PM »

Thanks Lew and Mouser for the words of encouragement smiley

I shall be posting some details of the whole experience on the website over the next few weeks, and shall add a feed so that you can subscribe to receive news, new game-play variants etc.
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2009, 01:35:10 PM »

Rob has agreed to let DC give away a copy of the game to one lucky dc member.. will be in this month's Specials/Giveaway page when it's updated today  Thmbsup
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2009, 04:56:50 PM »

This looks great! I'll have to see if I can acquire a copy of it. We're in dire need of a new board game here
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