16 Dec

od1The ONLY Game of High-Finance, Big Risk Banking and Corporate Take-Overs all played out on a wee little Board. KenMGames’ most expensive product to date! This one nearly bankrupted us in the field testing alone. Definitely a fun time, but a little too rich for my tastes!

Ages: 7(ish)+

Players: 2

Interesting Features: A little like Checkers (Draughts) and a little like Chess but nothing much like High-Finance, Big Banking, or Corporate Take-Overs. The twist is in the playing of interest earned (enemy pieces captured) or calling out a loan to see you to the end of the game!

Extras Needed: A bunch of coins (Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, “Loonies”, and “Toonies” … for those of you in other countries those are $1 and $2 respectively. Don’t fret, you can usually pick them up for about $0.25 US!)


Printing Suggestions: Two Boards are included and can be printed as you need. They should be enlarged a little (Loonies and Toonies don’t quite fit)

Designer’s Notes: For a while I got onto this crazy “how can I take the world’s most popular game (Chess) and make it into something way less … challenging … popular … fun … Right around the same time I had a really strange thing happen, I found that I had some spare change for once. It didn’t take more than a minute or two to put both ideas together and I think the result of those grueling moments speaks for itself. Now if I could only remember what I did with all that change …

2 Responses to “Over-Draughts”

  1. kenmaher December 16, 2008 at 1:10 am #

    “If I only have an American quarter, but my opponent is playing with Canadian coins and he captures my piece, how much does it count for in the bank if he wants to trade it in for other coins?” [G.B.]

  2. kenmaher December 16, 2008 at 1:12 am #

    Dear GB, Trade it in (!?!) are you crazy? He should keep the quarter and call the game … Why risk his retirement? [KMG]

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