10yo son first game design: a mod for “Hotel”
Our family always enjoyed a little game of Hotel over Monopoly nu half of the hotels don't even matter. My 10yo and I started a little project: a Hotel modification.
We made prototype deed cards in our mothertongue and altered some pricing. Most of it isn't even linear. There is some ramp up or some discount and You can't stay one night at Fuyijama (it doesn't really matters that much but it's the hotel's tag line now and it adds flavour ;))
First play test tonight.
we might add other fun stuff later, like booster cards you can get when you land on the empty start field that offer rerolls, discounts or other stuff.
it's a fun, quick introduction to the challenges, production and balancing aspects of game design.