SGX.21 GDD 100 Games

Get your game on and play dozens of board games created by Game Design and Development 100 (GDD) students.
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Ascension game

Ascension

Long ago a tower was created as a staircase to divinity. At the top people would ascend to godhood and obtain ultimate power. Recently adventurers have rediscovered the tower and along with it the strange creatures that now inhabit it. Fight your way through this dungeon of bizarre and terrifying monsters in your quest to become a god. Battle monsters to grow stronger and learn new skills as you explore the tower. With each level, come closer to divinity but be aware you are not the only one who seeks power. Compete against other adventurers to be the first to reach the top and ascend.

Team: Johnathan Wolfe, Isaac tesch, Victor Mondragon, Isabel Smith 
Instructor: Jay Little

Best of the Worst

Best of the Worst

Best of The Worst is a resource-based card game. Compete as different creatures with unique skills to win a pageant! Play cards to manipulate Stat Tokens from the Beauty, Talent, and Intelligence categories to better yourself or sabotage others. After four rounds, whoever's the Best of the Worst in the most of the three categories wins! Points are awarded by who came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category, so you can't bet on winning one category for the overall victory! Pay attention to Event Cards, which at the end of the round, give or take Stat Tokens!

Team: Nicholas King, Megan Ellis, Nathan Morgan-Shimmin, Alex Mohr
Instructor: Jay Little

Colony

Colony

Travel tunnels and rummage through alcoves to collect sticks, mud, leaves and sugar to build up your structures. Spread your influence to become the most influential ant across the whole colony! Your opposing ants are trying to do the same thing, but there can only be one best. Set up VIP tunnels to get ahead, recourse farms for more profit, Ant-Marts to capitalize on the competition, and Safety Burrows to keep your own resources safe; make sure to cement your place as top ant by building a moment of yourself and officially become the most successful ant in the colony!

Team: Aden Weisser, Anthony Klotz, Mat Benson, and Griffin Soderberg
Instructor: Jay Little

Cosmos Caper

Cosmos Caper

A band of cyber pirates have stolen software from The Forces of Nature, an alien hivemind of vegetation and plants, and Spamazon™, “The Galaxies’ Biggest Commerce System.”  You must find the secret location Cosmos Controller and its Guardian, an ancient defender of the Cosmos Controller, able to utilize supernatural powers to control the galaxy! Command one of the three attacking fleets trying to steal the controller or play as the Guardian, defending against the three different opposing forces. Align your ships, make shaky alliances, deal the final blow to the Guardian and steal the Cosmos Controller!  Or manipulate the battlefield as the Guardian, defending your ancient relic against three attackers.

Team: Luke Gifford,  Devin Richards, Kiersten Meyer, Donovan Schueller
Instructor: Jay Little

DEsigner Disaster

Design Disaster

Interior Design can be a competitive industry, and you are getting dropped right into the middle of it, competing with other designers to get your home sold! Play your cards right by placing furniture at the best time and sabotage other designers by sending disasters into their homes and come out on top of the market by getting the most points to beat out your competition. With multiple ways to win, use the best tactics that work for you! Good luck on your endeavor to become the best interior designer on the market! Don’t forget to take off your shoes!

Team: Wyatt Treinen, Devin Steen, Walker Arand, Dale Thruman 
Instructor: Jay Little

Dimensions of Questions

Dimensions of Questions

Start the game by choosing one of two characters to personify. After everyone has chosen a character, questions will be drawn and asked. When asked a question you must do your best to answer in a way that you think your character would–but be careful, if you give away your character you could risk giving the other players more points! After the questions have been asked points are awarded to the players who gave creative and funny answers. Great for laughs and lots of fun, Dimensions of questions will prove who really knows these characters!

Team: Nate Stoll, Grady Erickson, Nathan Rajkovich, Devin Jaeck
Instructor: Jay Little

Frontier Escape

Frontier Escape

Aboard your ship, there are many rooms connected by hallways. Each room has varying levels of safety, from low-risk-low-reward rooms to high-risk-high-reward rooms. By entering rooms, you can search for any emergency supplies you may need, but watch out! The more dangerous the room, the more likely you will run into the alien! Use items such as metal to fix the escape pods, medkits to regain health after an alien encounter, and a weapon to hold your ground and fight back against the alien menace. It’s your skilled crew against the alien. Will you all be able to escape? Will you destroy the threat? Or will you all become the alien’s lunch? Only time will tell.

Team: Tommy Horak, Westan Iverson, Jared Veenendaal, Wesley McClain 
Instructor: Jay Little

IMPossible Escape

IMPossible Escape

We are Imps, the maintenance staff at Satan’s summer mansion. It's hot, it's boring and I could really go for some ice cream. Why don’t we head to the surface for some R&R. But fire and brimstone! Paula lost the keys to the HELL GATE while jumping through a Penta Portal. We better find them quick! Keep an eye out, Cerberus is on patrol. If he catches us trying to sneak out, he’ll throw us in the time out closet where he keeps his bed, toys, the SOULS OF THE DAMNED… and the cleaning supplies. Let's get going! For ice cream!

Team: Stephan Halverson, Trisha Yang, Collin Thom, Will Tollefson
Instructor: Jay Little

It's Alive?

It's Alive?

"It’s Alive?" Is a deck building game where players are mad scientists trying to become the leader of their evil organization E.V.I.L.L (Extra Villainous Intelligent Lads/Lasses). They must build powerful and oh so evil monsters in order to battle with the other scientist’s monsters as well as the winner of last year's competition. These monsters are built out of… what do we have on hand again? Well, you can use whatever’s around, I’m sure it’ll turn out fine. If it doesn’t, you’ll have plenty of time to swap your pieces out. Your incredible and despicable creation must do one of two things for you to be declared the leader of E.V.I.L.L. Either destroy your competition’s creations and be the last monster standing or defeat last year’s winner once and for all.  

Team: Ian Swan, Benjamin Rowan, Nick Pautsh, Kasey Clark 
Instructor: Jay Little

Kings of Egypt

Kings of Egypt

Kings of Egypt uses beloved game elements to create a unique and fun player experience. As players draw from a stack of cards, they will use strategy and skill to come up with the best plan to protect their pyramid while destroying the other pyramids. As a pharaoh who is trying to be revived and become the sole ruler of Egypt, you will make the best of every turn to either deal damage, block damage, heal damage, or whatever it takes to protect your pyramid. If your pyramid falls to 0 HP points, you lose. Get out there and become King!

Team: Caroline Babler, Rowan Peters, Estefan Davalos Silva, Thomas Sasek 
Instructor: Jay Little

Monkeman

Monkeman

On a planet filled with monkeys and no humans to hold them back, the Monkémon planetary war has begun and it's up to you to end it. Monkémon is a turn-based 2-player, person vs. person card game, where each player leads an alien monkey army on the planet Monkurn with the goal to destroy the other player’s base. You will need all the cards and bases provided on the printed paper. Using these Attack, Defense, Life Support, and Science cards your goal is to get the enemy base’s health down to zero to gain a match point. Get 3 points to win the entire game.

Team: Nathan Gosswiller, AJ Heyen, Will Mullins, Carter Meyer
Instructor: Jay Little

Party Against the Clock

Party Against the Clock

ou and your friends are the most celebrated hosts in all of Party City. One day, the government informs you that the Serious Team for Ending Rambunctious Nonsense, or S.T.E.R.N.,has surrounded the city. With no way to stop them, the government flies in party supplies for the residents to have one last hurrah before their demise. Travel around the city picking up Food, Drinks, Games and Celebrities for your final party. Use Action Cards and Steal/Swap spaces to prevent your opposing hosts from doing the same. The host with the best party wins!

Team: Julia Jacques, Addison Braun, Gabriel Wysocki, Donovan Duke  
Instructor: Jay Little

Space Divers

Space Divers

You and 3 other divers travel down the fracture collecting items from fallen divers along the way. Each diver can move across asteroids littered on the way down as long as they are connected; if they’re not, use a bridge or a jetpack! Each space has a high chance for danger, will the die you roll give you a trap or a monster to deal with? Once the gem has been collected, race back to the start of the board! But beware, your fellow astronauts can take the gem from you, whether you are alive or not is up to them!

Team: Nick Pereira, Aaron Pence, Tyler Betanski, Bruce Guinness 
Instructor: Jay Little

Space Saboteurs

Space Sabotuers

Your ship is doomed and there’s only one escape pod. Your higher-ups decided that the best employee gets out, while the rest blow up. Reaching company milestones and improving your rating is the only way you’ll prove yourself loyal to the company and make it off the ship. To do that, you’ll explore the ship to discover new areas, scavenge the scrap yards for junk and other more important items, and employ alien interns (unpaid, of course) to do work for you! It’s every employee for themselves, and your co-workers won’t back down easily. Time to earn yourself a promotion.

Team: Austin Wedeking, John Liebl, Sophia Burgess, Jacob Richardt  
Instructor: Jay Little

Spot LIneup

Spot Lineup

Spot Lineup is a game where you and up to four friends play as method actors trying to solve an actual murder that happened on set to land the role of the Detective in an upcoming movie.  As you and your friends navigate the many rooms within the movie set, you will find clues that can help you solve the mystery or hinder your friends to solve the mystery first. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there.  So, grab your script, load Chekhov's gun, and get that role!  Oh, and solve the murder too I guess.

Team: Adam Trampel, Aly Xiong, Jacob Libertoski, Jared Blahnik
Instructor: Jay Little

Treasures in the Deep

Treasures in the Deep

Players play as deep-sea divers who are trying to get treasure from a trench. Each player will take turns rolling an increasing number of dice to see if they can get treasure from the trench. Your objective is to roll the dice towards the center of the playing board to dive deeper and score more points from your rolls. The deeper you go, the more treasure you get. If you have the most amount of treasure by the end of the game, then you are the best diver! 

Team: Madison Amerine, Daunte Falck, Mitchell Ross, Nick Maier  
Instructor: Jay Little

 

Wall Street Weapons

Wall Street Weapons

Wall Street Weapons is a game about mystery, bluffing, and making powerful items to become the best in Cyber City! Players start with an item and two buffs, you’ll have to give each buff to a different player. You know what they have but you don't know what you have. Soon you'll be swapping buffs and items to make the best item. But be careful, not all buffs affect every item! Near the end you'll invest in someone else to make some profit! Whoever has the best item makes the most bank to become the greatest Cyber City item seller!

Team: Trevor Locke, Parker Hagen, Jose Lucero, Carson Koehnen  
Instructor: Jay Little

Western Warfare

Western Warfare

Welcome to Western Warfare. This game is a fast-paced game in which you go head-to-head with your opponent. You can choose to block, heavy attack, or quick attack each turn. At the end of 6 turns the player with the most health wins. The game can also end when a player runs out of health. You can use a premade character to get the basics of the game down. After you have the basics down you can create your own character. You have 15 skill points to add to either health, speed, or attack, so be creative and have fun!

Team: Hannah Bruening, Devan Olson, Dylan Lampe, Lizzie Garretson
Instructor: Jay Little