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Last post Author Topic: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!  (Read 17187 times)

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Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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.

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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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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. :(


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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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. :(

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

PM sent with link to file :)

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 06:16:52 PM »
sounds cool, i'm in  :up:

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 08:43:28 PM »
I'm in.

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 06:14:55 AM »
ToxMox: PMed you the details.

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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 :)

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 07:04:01 PM »
Ok  send it to me.  I was in the toy biz for 35 yrs
Lew

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008, 01:14:14 PM »
Way cool :D

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008, 05:18:06 PM »
Can I get a link?

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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...  :)

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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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...)
 :tellme:

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At long last - some news…
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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  :up:

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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!

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



How do we order it!?!?!  I saw you can order it from new monkey dash website.  :up:
« Last Edit: June 12, 2009, 12:50:26 PM by mouser »

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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 :)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2009, 12:53:13 PM by mouser »

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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2009, 04:58:38 PM »
Thanks Lew and Mouser for the words of encouragement :)

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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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Re: Monkey Dash: Play test my game!
« 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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