Mehen > Chiron Beta Prime: Board Game Assignment

Skills: game design

Assignment from Game Design and Creation course at UW Bothell.

Our assignment was to create a new game using an ancient board whose rules have been lost in time. I was give the Mehen board, an ancient Egyptian game.

From the Mehen layout, I created Chiron Beta Prime  (pdf) - a children's space exploration board game.  

My original game had a few more levels of interaction, but after playtesting with a few of young my nieces, nephews and cousins I decided to scale back to a simple "racing" game.

(The name of my game comes from the Jonathan Coutlon song: Chiron Beta Prime)

© 2013 Casey Krub