Two games in one day! But you will notice it’s essentially distilling Survivor down to the vote and doesn’t have player elimination. No back story behind this one. I’m not super excited about it, but it does have the advantage I can probably prototype it and get to be playtesting in about half an hour.
Theme: Take that
Mechanisms: Voting, discussion, bluffing,
Win Condition: Most points
Game Play: Each player is dealt 5 cards. The cards have values ranging from -3 to 3. On a players turn they pick a card and play it face down in the middle and says what the card is. All the other players get to vote who gets the card. They cannot vote for the person who played the card. At the end of the game whoever has the most points wins.
Possible Play variations: When a player receives a card: it is then public knowledge; they must keep it hidden; they can choose to reveal what it is or not or lie about it. Voting: a 3-2-1 and point vote; or secret vote
Extra Ideas: Some cards have powers like look at another
person’s hand; look at someone’s collected cards, flip that card over in the
middle before voting.