Quadropus; One and Xob – Three Games
Quadropus – A team game based on Rock, Scissors Paper
1. There are two teams of two players. Each team is called a QUADROPUS. One is called Red Quadropus; the other is called Green Quadropus.
2. In each team, one player stands behind the other and extends his arms on either side of the one in front so that it looks as if the player in front has four arms; the four arms of the QUADROPUS.
3. There are four symbols –
1) Shield (The palm held flat and facing forwards) – Shield protects against Sword and Talisman but cannot protect against Spell.
2) Spell (Fist) – Spell can defeat shield and sword but cannot defeat Talisman .
3) Sword (Palm held flat but side on like a karate chop) Sword destroys Talisman but cannot defeat shield or spell.
4) Talisman (Fingers crossed) Talisman can protect against Spell but not against sword or shield.
4. Scoring: UPPER RIGHT hands are versus UPPER RIGHT hands; UPPER LEFT hands are versus UPPER LEFT hands; LOWER RIGHT hands are versus LOWER RIGHT hands and LOWER LEFT hands are versus LOWER LEFT hands. The highest score out of four hands wins a round.
5. If two players make the same symbol against each other? : Whenever two players make the same symbol against each other with the same hand. (For example, if the Red Quadropus makes the Talisman symbol with its Upper Right hand and so does the Green Quadropus) then The Quadropus’s may swap the symbol in that hand with one of the symbols being made by another hand (For example if the red Quadropus is making the talisman symbol with its Upper right hand but a sword symbol with its upper left hand then it can switch the symbols round).
ONE ( A circular board game that can be played by one player)
- This is a board game that could be played by one player.It is played upon a circular board and the pieces are moved round and round the board in a clockwise direction. The board has no finishing square because of the CHEESE SQUARE rule (See rule number 5 CHEESE SQUARES)
- A player has a black cat piece and a white mouse piece. They can start on any square on the board.
- A player has a black (with white spots) Cat dice which controls the movements of the cat piece and a white (with black spots) Mouse dice which controls the movements of the Mouse piece.
- The player rolls both dice and moves the Mouse around the board according to the dice rolls of the white dice and the Cat around the board according to the dice rolls of the black dice.
- CHEESE SQUARES: On the board there are cheese squares. If the mouse piece lands on six of these cheese squares before it has been caught then the game is over and the player has lost.
- MOUSEHOLE SQUARES: There are also mousehole squares. Only the mouse piece can land on a mousehole square. If a cat lands on a mouse hole square it must automatically move back 2 squares.
- MOUSETRAP SQUARES: If a mouse lands on a mouse trap square then it misses a turn.
- AIM OF THE GAME: The aim of the game is for the player to get the cat piece onto the same square as the mouse piece. When this has been achieved then the cat has caught the mouse.
XOB ( A cube shaped board game for one player)
- A player has one magnetic game piece which he moves around the faces of a cube shaped playing surface.
- The player has two six sided dice. One FACE dice and one SQUARE dice. The face dice determines which face of the cube the playing piece is moved to. The square dice determines which square on a face the piece moves to.
- Each of the faces of the cube shaped playing surface is numbered 1 to 6 and on each face there are six squares that are also numbered 1 to 6.
- The player rolls both dice and moves the magnetic piece to the square on the face indicated by the dice roll.
- On the cube there are treasure squares and landing upon these treasure squares scores points. Some treasure squares are 5 point squares, some 10 point squares and some 15 point squares. The aim of the game is to land on enough treasure squares to win the required number of points which is 50 points.
- However, on the cube there are also Point eater squares and landing on these squares will lose you points- some Point eater squares are “lose 5 point” squares; some are “lose 10 point squares” and some are “lose 15 point squares”.
- There are also point battle squares marked 5, 10 or 15. If you land on a point battle square then you must roll the face dice and the square dice and, IF THE FACE DICE HAS A HIGHER NUMBER THAN THE SQUARE DICE then you WIN the points marked on the square but, IF THE SQUARE DICE HAS A HIGHER NUMBER THAN THE FACE DICE, you LOSE the points marked on the square
- CURSED SQUARE: Finally, on every face, there is ONE square called a Cursed square and each cursed square is marked with either1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you land on a cursed square then the number printed on the square becomes “Cursed” meaning that each time you roll that number on the Square dice you lose 5 points. But don’t worry, the curse only lasts for three dice rolls and, after that, the number returns to being a harmless number.
- TREASURE PIECES: So that you can keep score easily, there are treasure pieces. Yellow 5 point pieces; Blue 10 point pieces and Green 15 point pieces. Each time you score points you take a treasure piece from a pile and each time you lose points you put a treasure piece back in the pile.
- Improvement that might be made: More squares could be added to the faces (for example 12 squares on every face) and, instead of a six sided dice, the square dice could have more sides (for example a 12 sided dice).