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What's the game genre of my game?

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Eclecticus
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Hi. I'm designing a game and I'm not sure in what game genre it should be included!

This game is inspired in part on the battleship game and it's about two knights, one of them being challenged to single combat. Each knight has the same number of vulnerable physical points that he must attack or try to defend. To play it each player must roll a die to select which physical point he will try to attack or try to defend. To select a physical point it is required to roll a die at least once [luck] but the number of rolls is up to the player [skill/strategy] All physical points are linked in small groups and if a player gets to hit an entire group of physical points he will gain a special reward. There is a lot of chance involved when a player rolls the die, but when a player decides to rest to recuperate energy instead of attacking or defending, and when a player decides how many times to roll a die, this actions/choices involve some planning/strategy.

This game is inspired in part on the battleship game, so, in what game genre should it be included?

One more thing, if you liked my idea and decide to design and to publish a game inspired by it, please, let me know when it becomes available to buy, I might like it and get a copy myself! [it must be about medieval knights fighting one another]

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Well I would say youre game

Well I would say youre game is a dice game, and also a "push your luck" game... So I would put it in one of those two categories. It sounds like it is more of a ameritrash game then a eurogame. (that is the two families of games or main categories, the other are subcategories.)

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hulken wrote:Well I would say

hulken wrote:
Well I would say youre game is a dice game, and also a "push your luck" game... So I would put it in one of those two categories. It sounds like it is more of a ameritrash game then a eurogame. (that is the two families of games or main categories, the other are subcategories.)

Thank you for helping me define the genre of my game.

What's a "push your luck" game and what kind of features are usually included in it?

Could I include my game in one of this subcategories: war-game, or, strategy game [turn based strategy/tactical game] ?

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A push your luck game is a

A push your luck game is a game where the player have the option of ither cashing out or continuing on and try and get a bigger profit/reward. And youre game sounds like that, with rolling the dice and choosing whether to keep attacking or not.

It do not sound like ther is much strategy in the game so I could not call it a strategy game. Nither is it a war. Maby conflict or combat game but there is not realy any such categories. A war game usualy simulats a war of som sort, not just two nights fighting eachother.

Also the turm turn based is not realy used in boardgames seeing almost every thing is turnebased (the term is normaly onley used to describe computer games, atleast thats the way I would use it). They do say if it is a simultanious game or not. That is when the player chooses there actions simultaniously. But then there usualy is a pecking order that determins who is to do there action first.

You can go to boardgamegeek.com and look at the difrent categories there is in games.

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hulken wrote:A push your luck

hulken wrote:
A push your luck game is a game where the player have the option of ither cashing out or continuing on and try and get a bigger profit/reward. And youre game sounds like that, with rolling the dice and choosing whether to keep attacking or not.

It do not sound like ther is much strategy in the game so I could not call it a strategy game. Nither is it a war. Maby conflict or combat game but there is not realy any such categories. A war game usualy simulats a war of som sort, not just two nights fighting each other...

You can go to boardgamegeek.com and look at the difrent categories there is in games.

Thank's a lot for all this information! It was really helpful!

Eclecticus

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