I teamed up with a classmate, Victor Badami, to create a game that encourages players to exercise basic pattern recognition skills. While the game appears rather confusing at first, after the first couple rounds most players have a solid understanding of the rules. We strived to make the game as intuitive as possible, while also being accessible to a wide audience. Age doesn't matter in this game; we believe it could be used to help promote cognitive development in young children, while exercising the minds of aging adults.
The gameplay is similar to dominoes where participants play off each others' cards. Rather than looking for numerical patterns, however, the object of the game is to link cards that share certain graphical attributes. There are a few additional rules intended to introduce additional elements of strategy and make the game more dynamic. The game has been received very well by those we have shared it with, and we plan to launch it on Kickstarter by the end of the semester. The name is a fusion of the last names of the creators: Walden + Badami = Waldami.
Card Dimensions: 2.75" x 2.75"
Materials: Bristol board
Date: Winter 2017