002 – Groggy Gamer Muse (Swan Man)

When I was younger, me and my friends would become excited when the sound of the “Swan” Van came around. In reality, the Schwan Man was our ice cream guy. He sold in bulk, but also gave out individual popsicles, ice cream, etc. 

And there was no way in hell I was gonna miss out on an orange push pop.

I think it would be fun to relive that in a game. A quick filler (I imagine it coming from green couch games or something similar.)

You have cards that are shuffled together and dealt out to create unique neighborhoods each game. Each neighborhood would have tokens in them of kids who want specific types of cold treats; color coded to whichever color makes sense for each icy dessert. You as a player, are playing as rival ice cream salesmen.

It wouldn’t necessarily be “pick up and deliver”. It would just be “deliver”. Each day (maybe 3?), the neighborhoods refill with different requests. 

Scoring would have some desserts score more than others, being more rare. Bonuses for the most of types, and bonuses if you sell one of each kind of treat. 

The movement I feel would work if you had a deck of movement cards (like 2-9). You play one card a turn to move to these specific spots where you sell these treats, and pick up the token. 

Now, If you’ll excuse me, I need to go buy a push pop.

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