Friday, December 4, 2015

Last week!

For the last week of this game all we had to do is finish printing the board and the cards. We also had to order the flags that are to be used for the connecting flight. So first we finished the graphical design of the rest of the cards that weren’t done and the rest of the board. Then we all met up at the library where we printed all of the cards and the board. After we printed all of the cards we just glued all of the cards to the backs. Then we went to Staples to laminate the cards and the reference cards. Then we just had to cut the cards and then we were done with the cards. For the board we had to print out the different parts of the map and then glue them to the cardboard. We also had to add a layer of glue on top of the board instead of laminating it. The reason why we decided not to laminate it is because we want to be able to fold the board.
After we finished the cards and the board we were pretty much done with the final game. All we have to do now is playtest our game with the guests on Friday!

New Additions Week 4

In our fourth week of work, we noticed that memory for players would be a problem.  Players would have to memorize where a plane started and how long a plane has been immobile due to congestion.  To solve this, we marked planes, purchased pawns, marked pawns, and marked chips.  We purchased pawns to indicate where a plane starts a connecting flight.  We marked planes and pawns with corresponding numbers to prevent further confusion.  Also we marked chips to indicate which player caused congestion and when other planes can fly again. 

We also finalized how the Mechanic cards work.  Originally, mechanics were going to be paid off at the same cost as 1 fuel.  To make the mechanic card have some value other than a fuel, we made 1 mechanic at the value of 2 fuel and 2 mechanics at the value of 3 fuel. 

Another change we made was to the board.  Originally, Atlanta International did not have a direct flight to O'Hare because O'Hare already had 4 flight paths.  We disconnected one of the flight paths from O'Hare and connected it to Atlanta instead. This was because physically, it looked like Atlanta and O'Hare were close and the means to travel between the two were very indirect.