is an old DOS game created by Steve Moraff in 1990 as a part of his Moraff's World series of adventure games. It is a gambling/ trading game where you are pitted against monsters in a tavern, trying to earn the strongest hand. It is a four person game and it is fun for most age levels, so it should make for a great family game.
I grew up playing DOS games, so after indulging my fond memories and playing for hours on end, I had a stroke of genius. "Why not make it a real board game!?" No more playing against the computer and with a dealer who insults you...now you can play with friends and family! (I guess there could still be some insults). Research has shown me that Stones
is based off of a card game, but there is no whimsy to that so I decided to stay true to the monsters, the stones, and the medieval feel.
I recommend the computer game for anyone to play, especially if you also have a soft spot for DOS games. You may download and play the game here
! (they also have lots of other free DOS games you can play). You may need to download a DOS emulator to get the game to work on newer computers so I reccommend DOS BOX
This project took longer to plan and design than it did to actually build as I strove to create both an asthetic and a functional game. I went through a lot of different designs and scrapped a lot of the intial builds as I muddled my way through design ideas. Unfourtunately I changed my altered my project so often that I was not able to keep track of my progress very well. This instructable will be a bit more geared towards how to go about designing a non-traditonal board game. I hope I will inspire people to create their own game and get a sense of what it takes to design your own game from scratch.