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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Bucket List game

Bucket List

After learning that your millionaire grandfather only has two weeks to live, you and your other impish siblings decide to help him check off his bucket list in order to score the top spot in his will. In this game of rotten love playing fair isn’t an option. Replacing the dish soap with bleach isn’t going to be the lowest low you stoop to, because Grandpa’s list has some tall orders to fill. By any means necessary you must sabotage your competition and gain Grandpa's love!

Team: Ben Jiang, Breckin Berg, Emily Inman, Jack Pellock 
Instructor: Jay Little

Bug Hunt

Bug Hunt

Bug Hunt is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where players are thrown on board a spaceship and assigned one of two roles: Human or Alien. Humans scour the ship to gather supplies while remaining on the lookout for the creature at large. The Alien stalks the crew, remaining hidden while they also gather tools for their escape. Players use their resources and their own strategies when the game culminates into an exhilarating chase phase. The Alien makes its grand escape to one of four airlocks on the corners of the board while the humans use what they can to stop it.

Team: Gary Menting, Aaron Haddaway, Kaitlyn Nutt, Jaden Zezza
Instructor: Jeff Tidball

Chick Magnet

Chick Magnet

Chick Magnet has players construct the largest chicken army while whittling down the numbers of the opponents. Players can use ability cards to strengthen and maintain their total number of chickens as well as their coop. At the same time, cards are used to destroy the defenses and chickens of their opponents. The farmers can deploy special “Chicken Fighters” to fight alongside them that have multi-use abilities which benefits the user from offensive and defensive standpoints. Come join the battle to become the supreme chicken farmer!

Team: Sheiny Vang, Grace Eapen, Ethan Burke, Hunter Hintz
Instructor: Jeff Tidball

Exarch of the Forrest

Exarch of The Forest

The forest and its inhabitants have become more and more aggressive in encroaching on the farms of villages, and five adventures have had enough, but to their dismay the forest is alive and will fight back. The Exarch has no interest in letting the forest be taken and will destroy the villages if it means he can protect the wilds. Gather your blades, your shields, and your torches, we have a Exarch to slay.

Team: Jaice Jahnke, Liam Harrison, Bryce VanDyke, Yae Jin Yaste
Instructor: Jeff Tidball

Familiar Faces

Familiar Faces

A coven of witches has suddenly died, leaving you, their familiars, to grieve in their absence. In Familiar Faces, you and your friends must play as the familiars and work your way through different stages of grief, each represented by the familiar faces of the witches you've lost, until you reach true acceptance by managing your game stats, trading bargaining cards, and completing prompt cards. The first player to complete the Acceptance stage is no longer held back by their grief and ascends to their mythical form, winning the game. 

Team: Rachel Bagley, Axel Crossley, Sarah Ziebarth, Jackson Feggestad 
Instructor: Jay Little

From the Depths

From the Depths

From the Depths is a turn-by-turn game where players roll dice and move to tiles until they reach the surface. Oxygen used to dictate how many spaces you can move; however, you can choose to skip and gain more oxygen. There are large shortcut tiles, test your luck to get ahead. The game also features event cards to cause extra chaos. The tiles are set up by the players before the game starts, so the board can be randomizable to let players be creative.

Team: Timothy Daix, Carter Gehl, Logan Johnson, Laura Supinski 
Instructor: Jay Little

GEAR

Generic Extraterrestrial Automobile Race (G.E.A.R.)

[Transmission Start] It’s race season in galaxy QP-97, meaning the best drivers from all over the galaxy compete for the winning price and title. All eyes are on our racecourse to see who will take the winning prize home to their planet! The first team to reach our beautiful yet dangerous galaxy’s edge from the starting line wins! Races start soon so get your tickets now. Come and experience the race for yourself at GEAR, the Generic Extraterrestrial Automobile Race! [Transmission End…] 

Team: Brady Anderson, Emmy Dziuk, Ian Fredericks, Jordan Grider 
Instructor: Jay Little

Grudgemental Ghosts

Grudgemental Ghosts

Welcome to the world of Grudgemental Ghosts! In this simple card game, kick back with your recently deceased friends around the campfire to dredge up embarrassing memories of the past and (hopefully) pass on to the next life. Play Blessing and Grudge cards to reduce your grudge tokens and inflict grudge tokens on other players. Make use of sneaky Reaction cards to deflect cards onto other players or even apply the effects to your attacker. Be the first to discard all your grudge tokens and you'll be crowned the victor. Features snazzy Polaroid-themed cards with custom art and spooky grudge tokens. 

Team: Spencer Clark, Camile Lemm, Savannah Rickert, Michael Witt 
Instructor: Jay Little

Lawn Lords

Lawn Lord

In a small quiet cul-de-sac, there resides a retired demon lord who spends his days napping and taking care of his lawn. His plans for a peaceful retirement are rudely disrupted when the local neighborhood kids decide to make a game of stealing his prized lawn flamingo. Nevertheless, the Lawn Lord has set up traps across the lawn to prevent this sort of thing from happening. But what happens when the kids finally reach the enchanted flamingo?  

Team: Jacob Buelow, Chase Richards, Nate Leimer, Bailey Chumas 
Instructor: Jay Little

Match of Minotaurs

Match of Minotaurs

Welcome to the Colosseum. You and three other minotaurs must battle through the labyrinth. This is your only chance, but only one of you is going to be able to make it out in the end. Taking the best paths and using strategy, you must fight mythological creatures and acquire events to help you through the depths of the tunnels. Find powerful weapons and fight your opponents on the top floor! The last one standing will escape and win the game. 

Team: Madeline Dudley, Brian Nelson, Blane Seuss, Jacob Zainer 
Instructor: Jay Little

Meatbags

MEATBAGS

A mysterious wave of energy has washed over the ruins of the old, abandoned St. Vitus Hospital and reanimated the corpses of four forgotten cadavers. These poor Meat bags are only half-alive and will stop at nothing to acquire the Golden Heart so they can be human again. The only catch is that only two of them can have it. Choose your side, gather your tools, and prepare for a team-based tactical brawler, unlike anything you have played before!

Team: Will Sagstetter, Howie Ramaley, Oliver Butler, Udit Patel, Ben Krats
Instructor: Jeff Tidball

Mistakes were Made

Mistakes Were Made

A simple job was what you signed up for. Drill some asteroids and deliver what was mined. You did not sign up for a mutant creature from space trying to kill you. Now you and your fellow miners must use your wits and amazing hoarding skills to survive this monster attack, by any means necessary. As the monster, you wanted a simple life. Live in an asteroid and eat space roadkill. Then some creeps start drilling into your living room. Now you need to deal with them the only way you know how, dramatically and violently. 

Team: Gavin Hefty, Harrison Stone, John Branton, Kolbe Ward  
Instructor: Jay Little

Monster Fueled Fued

Monster Fueled Feud

The Slizors have been called in to take care of a monster problem. Ametrine Valley’s mines have been taken over by a horrible monster, cutting them off from their source of protection and wealth. They’d provide a weapon capable of defeating it, but the monsters took that too! Find the three parts of the weapon and take back the mines to gain glory beyond comparison! Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate Slizor? 

Team: Tyler Smith, Ethan Stark, Zachary Toohey, Matthew Fritz 
Instructor: Jay Little

Mortal Ascension

Mortal Ascension

You angered one of the gods and have been slain. Hades, not wanting to deal with the headache that comes with the paperwork of a dead soul, has granted you a reprieve. Benevolent as Hades is, he cannot just bring you back to life. So, you must fight and survive your way through the lowest regions of the underworld in order to reach the entrance of hell. Only then will you be brought back to life.

Team: Vang Lee, Connor Swendiman, Silver Oertel, Rowan Verdouw  
Instructor: Jay Little

Night Tremors

Night Terrors

Night Terrors is a game where a group of teenagers who were trapped in a deep sleep filled with horrors must race through the sleep stages to awaken from the treacherous world of nightmares that threatens to drive them mad by rolling dice to move, drawing beneficial dream cards and horrific nightmare cards, and utilizing special gifts granted to them by the dream world to master the ever-shifting dream world around them, reach the end of REM Sleep before the others and awaken before they lose their sanity.

Team: Dustin Gray, Laela Warner, Jaden Bainbridge, Payton Fehrenbach, Ethan Van Vooren
Instructor: Jeff Tidball

Nightmarish Next of Kin

Nightmarish Next of Kin

Nightmarish Next of Kin’s is a game in which you move around the haunted Grim Manor, trying to complete Ghost Tasks in order to gain Favor Points. You do this by taking turns moving around the map, rolling a die, and playing Rune Cards to get an upper hand on your opponents. The family member who attains the most Favor Points from their ghostly relatives wins the game and Grim Manor. May the most nightmarish next of kin win! 

Team: Augusto Freitas, Dom Mei, Jillian Chaltry, Payton Ness  
Instructor: Jay Little

 

Parasite Breach

Parasite Breach

Just another day of studying top-secret parasites for the scientists at LAB Institute. Or at least it was, until the most dangerous parasite in the lab, Frank, escaped and began running loose in the lab. The scientists must use the tools found within the lab and their ingenuity to craft new tools to destroy Frank before it can leave the lab and wreak havoc on the rest of the world, while Frank simply wants to survive and reproduce as much as possible.

Team: Jesse Bauer, Tianqi Ma, Justin Eirich, Hannah Johansen  
Instructor: Jay Little

Pit of Glory

Pit of Glory

It’s time to battle in Pit of Glory! Start the game by equipping deadly weapons and armor. Then, use a dice-based battle system to slay dangerous creatures and acquire even more epic loot. Once you’re satisfied with your loadout, take the fight to your friends! In player versus player combat you can dodge, block, slash, bash, shoot, or whatever else you must do in order to win. Become the last gladiator standing and arise in Pit of Glory!

Team: Daniel Woo, Justin Schnell, Mark Tillman, Zoom Coe 
Instructor: Jay Little

Primordium

Primordium

Arise from the pool of life and evolve to dominate the ecosystem. Start as a primitive species playing out an alternate prehistory of Earth. Adapt to ever-changing habitats and fight to survive extinction-level events, or set those events in motion to destroy your enemies. Accrue genetic material and use it to evolve your creature and build out your own branch of the tree of life. Win by becoming the first species to achieve sentience.

Team: Ellie Aas, Dayton Anderson, Samuel Lambert, Evan Prince  
Instructor: Jay Little

SF Hephaestus

SF Hephaestus

You and your fellow pirates search for loot in an abandoned space station only to find yourselves being hunted down by something lurking inside. Can you maneuver through the custom-built station and unlock the exit to escape with all the loot you have gathered, or will you perish at the hands of a hostile entity?

Team: Dorian Blossom, Will Canter , Nathan Willus, Rocky Blixt 
Instructor: Jay Little

Social Media Showdown

Social Media Showdown

Social Media Showdown, the game where you are a social media influencer on your way to the top before your moment of glory passes. Sadly, you’re not the only one trying to get famous. Use your cards to help raise your Fame while monitoring your Marketability and Notoriety as they will help you along the way. Others may want to help you every now and then, but they won’t hesitate to play dirty. All is fair in the world of social media after all.

Team: Patrick Connors, Daniel Johnson, Michael Kanoski  
Instructor: Jay Little

Suboptimal

Suboptimal

The year is 5048 and Earth is no longer the planet it used to be. Water has consumed the entire surface! You and 3 others set off in a dire situation and part ways in your own submarines, but none of you were prepared for the horrors that awaited. It is every man for himself now as survival is the only option. Problems will unfold, and you must think fast and use your limited resources to overcome the challenges that await you.

Team: Cooper Adcock, Amelia Moschkau, Tyler Svihovec, Brandon Yang  
Instructor: Jay Little