Trash City: Board Game Design

Brief

Create a resource management board game.

Problem

My team found through play testing that this board game needs to be fun, and beginner-friendly. This means having concrete goals, and manageable rules.

Solution

We created a board game where the player becomes the mayor of a city, and manages its trash recycling. The game is modeled after Rival Restaurants, but with simpler onboarding and faster gameplay, targeting players driven by competition, aesthetics, and completion.

Client

Game Design Course at Santa Monica College

My Main Role

User Researcher, Graphic Designer

Type

Team Project

Tools

Illustrator, InDesign

Timeline

8 Weeks