The best way to learn is to teach. But actually doing it is a very good way as well!
I’m working on developing my own board-game: Voluntarios.
In the game you are in charge of a bunch of volunteers, trying to rebuild a small South American town after a devastating earthquake. Gather resources and use them to work on projects that get the town back on its feet. But be careful not to waste anything, as your reputation is at stake!
The game can be played with 2 to 5 players and takes about 15 minutes per player.
The latest version of the print & play files are below:
- Voluntarios – Rules – v0.19: The rules of the game
- Voluntarios – Board – v0.19: The Board
- Voluntarios – Continuous Projects – v0.19: The continuous project cards (9 in total, 1 page)
- Voluntarios – Construction Projects – v0.19: Construction project cards (32 in total, 4 pages)
- Voluntarios – Exchange Cards – v0.19: Exchange cards (5 in total, 1 page)
To play, print out the cards and board (and the rules if you want) and cut out the cards.
Next to that you will also need (for each player):
- 3-4 discs / pawns of the same color
- +/- 8 playing pieces that indicate “normal volunteers”. I use red cubes which I borrowed from another game. These can be exactly the same for each player.
- +/- 5 playing pieces that indicate “wooden boards”. I use yellow cubes from another game.
- +/- 5 playing pieces that indicate “coins”. I use coins from another game.
- +/- 3 playing pieces that indicate “phase finished tokens”. I use black pawns from another game.
If you take the time to play I would very much appreciate any feedback you have!
Specifically I would like to hear about:
- Did you enjoy the game? Please be brutally honest (I can take it!)
- Anything that is unclear in the rules
- Any questions that came up during play
- How long did the game take (and with how many did you play)?
- What did you like? What should definitely be kept in?
- What was boring, difficult to understand, tedious, uninteresting? What should be changed?
- What is your overall feel of the game?
- Anything else you are willing to share
Feedback can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy playing as much as I enjoy making this!