New game - Ghost Party

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by Spiderman, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, Beyond Balderdash has ended and I'm a bit leery about doing another similiar game like WWYT or Tribond again due to the participation level... what about a board game? I was thinking something easy like Ghost Party or something semi-complicated like a wargame like Fortress America (a Mindmaster game of the same family as Axis & Allies, but now out of print, I believe).
  2. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    What is Ghost Party?
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'm glad you asked :)

    Ghost Party is a board game where you try to "avoid" being found by Hugo, the Ghost, who wants to take you down into the cellars to get you drunk. :) You have a certain number of pieces, called party-goers, depending on how many people are playing. Everyone takes turns placing them on the game board, which is just a rectangular path, representing the hallway of the mansion. There are rooms that you can enter from the hallway, but only one party-goer can occupy a room. Each player rolls a d6 during his turn and moves one piece that amount of hallway spaces; you don't need exact count to enter an unoccupied room. A "3" means Hugo gets to move three spaces instead. If Hugo passes over or ends on a piece, that party-goer gets banished to the cellar. The first cellar space is -10 pts, the next is -9, and so on. The round ends when everyone is either in a room or is in the cellar. The game ends after 3 rounds.

    Basically, because of the large negative points, you want to try to get the least negative score :)
  4. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Sounds like fun. I'll play.
  5. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Sign me up

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  6. turgy22 Nothing Special

    I'll play.
  7. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Sure, sounds fun.
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Limited, Ransac, turgy22, and Mooseman, in that order, pick a color to represent your playing pieces.
  9. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    I'll take Maroon.

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  10. Limited Yes, but we won't care

  11. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, it's a good thing Limited didn't want maroon... :)

    Keep in mind that this is all on the computer, most likely through Paint, so "maroon" basically becomes "red" and "silver" will probably become gray, depending on how well it shows up on the board :)
  12. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    ....I....want....... MAROON........

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  13. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    I'll pick blue or green, whichever is left.
  14. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'm so dopey, I was all concentrating on making the game "real" when we could just use the initials of the players. I mean, we could still use colors, but to get the game started, let's just use black initials.

    Okay, the order of the players are:


    I think it's okay if I play as well since it's all determined by a dice roll. If not, let me know and I'll bow out.

    The game board is attached. Hopefully you all have Paint(?). Just d/l, indicate where you want to put a playing piece with your initial, and then upload. Since there's five players (with me), everyone gets 3 pieces.

    You can only place pieces in the hallway (the rectangular track). Remember, when the game starts, only one piece can be in a room. Movement will be clockwise. Hugo the Ghost is currently on the -10 space in the center - he will gradually move out when its rolled on the die and will move clockwise also form the bottom of the board.

    So Limited can place first. Feel free to ask any questions, of course.

    Attached Files:

  15. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    I can place all three of my pieces?
  16. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    No, just one at a time.

    Looking at the map, it's a bit unclear, but two rooms to the left are worth +3 points while two rooms to the right are worth -1 points.

    Again, remember, when the it's your turn and I roll the die, you only move one piece. A piece in a room is no longer able to move.
  17. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    And how do I upload the image?
  18. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    There should be Additional options right under your editor window. There is a section for managing attachments.

    This is a test. Is this how you want it done Spidey?

    Attached Files:

  19. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    You have to Go Advanced to see the upload attachment option, you can't use Quick Reply.

    Yeah, that's close, but the gray squares are the board. Your M(m?) seems to be in a white square.
  20. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    OK. I get it now.

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