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The Machine

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By

DesignerKasper Lapp

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Description

A group of factory workers are building a machine that is supposed to replace them. One player will be the manager, who needs it to finish on time, the other players will be workers who need it to fail.

A group of factory workers are building a machine that is supposed to replace them. One player will be the manager, who needs it to finish on time, the other players will be workers who need it to fail – or brownnose their way to become the manager’s favorite, because if the machine finishes, only one worker will keep his job.

As a worker you have to walk a very thin line: If you are too lazy, the manager will punish you. If you are too compliant, the labor union (the other workers) will punish you.

As a manager, you are playing a worker-placement game, where the meeples are actual players who wont always do as they are told.

Keywords:
Mechanics: Semi-cooperative, voting, simultaneous action selection
Theme: Industrial

About the designer: Kasper Lapp is a board game designer from Copenhagen. He previously designed Magic Maze for Fastaval 2015 – the game has since been nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017 and won the Danish “Guldbrikken” for the best family game 2018.

En gruppe fabriksarbejdere er sat til at bygge den maskine, der skal erstatte dem. En spiller er manageren, som skal færdiggøre maskinen i tide, de andre skal sørge for at det ikke sker – eller fedte sig til at blive managerens favorit, for hvis maskinen bliver færdig, beholder kun en arbejder sit job.

Som arbejder skal du balancere på en knivsæg: Hvis du er for doven, straffer manageren dig. Hvis du er for flittig straffer fagforeningen (de andre arbejdere) dig.

Som manager spiller du et worker placement spil, hvor dine meeples er levende spillere, som ikke altid gør, hvad der bliver sagt.

Stikord:
Mekanikker: Semi-cooperative, voting, simultaneous action selection
Tema: Industri

Played at

Fastaval - Otto Under the Sea (2019)
Aarhus Brætspilsfestival (2020)

Awards

Fastaval - Otto Under the Sea (2019)

Nominated, Bedste Brætspil [+]


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