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Scribbletown is live (Take me down to Scribbletown)

Update: Scribbletown is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 20 days. There is only one pledge tier that gets you a copy of the game.


Our preview post below was published on January 14.

 

Scribbletown is a 1-100 player roll 'n' write game in which you are building a city with houses, factories, stores etc., and connecting the buildings with roads. It will launch on Kickstarter on January 19.

Image source: BGG

You will start Scribbletown by shuffling the deck of Special Building cards and drawing six of them for your session. Then, you roll the 4 custom dice (two building and two road dice), and either: choose to draw two of the results on your City board, or mark a Waste space on your board and draw a special building if you meet the requirements. Whenever you build a factory, you have to tick a waste box, and if you gather too much waste, you have to make an ugly scribble on your board to signify a dumping ground.


Image source: BGG

The first time you cross a hex with a road, you put a dot in the hex corner. If you cross that same hex with a road for the second time, you fill up the corner circle and add another waste to your board. You can only draw up to two roads on the same hex, and these roads cannot cross.


When you finish up your drawing by filling all the land plots, you proceed to scoring. The solo mode is a beat-your-own-score. For each junk pile you have drawn on your board, you take a penalty and lose the points of your highest scoring building.




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Athena
Athena
Jan 20, 2021

I think the multiplayer rules make the game interactive: when you gather too much waste, your opponent draws a junk pile somewhere on your sheet.

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jan 20, 2021

I've always seen these 1-99 or 1-100 players count as an indication that the game is a multiplayer solitaire with no interaction, whose only goal is to beat the score of your neighbors (or the multiple selves of your timeline).

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
Jan 14, 2021

I don't own any Roll 'n Write games. I've looked at That’s Pretty Clever, Welcome To, and Cartographers, but am unsure about them. With all the other things to think about, do I wanna have to deal with a marker? :^)


1-100 Players? Since I only have 0.5 friends (1 friend that only likes me half the time), a 100 player count isn't essential for me. What's the most people you've ever played a game with? I would suspect that having 99 friends over at the same time would be problematic, and would greatly increase the playing time. When I play Solo, I only have one idiot to deal with.

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