Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Where to start?

"If you don't know where to start, start at the beginning." -Escanaba in the Woods

Austin and Aaron are collectively known as Dr. Wictz.  Our last names both end with the sound Wictz and one of us (I'll let you guess who) is working on his PhD in economics. 

We have been designing board games together ever since Aaron's bachelor party in the summer of 2012.  We were going to create a new variant of Daytona 500 for the party but Austin accidently forgot the game.  So at the party, using some magical racing rocks, we came up with a new racing game where you buy and sell stock in the different racing rocks as the race progressed.  (Did I mention that about half of the party were econ grad students?)

After a number of refinements (like changing the magical rocks into horses) we created the horse racing game Post Position.  Post Position is a five round horse race where in each round players get to secretly submit  two or three horses they will move and then trade stocks in the horses before the movements are made public.

We are still play testing and refining the game.  In fact our next play testing will take place at Congress of Gamers in Bethesda Maryland on Sept. 28 & 29th.  (www.congressofgamers.org)

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