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Hey everyone! This really isn't a "board"game so to speak but it's still a game of sorts. Thought I'd share. I made a game that involves playing retro games using Emulators/Roms. Using Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games. Basically the idea of it is like the old Nick Arcade Game Show if anyone remembers that. I bought all the old school controllers so it still has that retro feel when you are playing! (although i do need another sega genesis controller, i'm hoping you guys sell them) I used about 130 games and each game has about 8 save states.

The Cards I made for it (if you notice, they are like NES, SNES & SEGA game boxes)
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So here is how it plays:

There are 6 Rounds plus a trivia round in between each. So one trivia question is asked (about retro games) and each player writes down an answer. Whichever players get it right get 1 point.

ROUND 1: "I" in Team (using games that let you play co-op)
For this round, players pick another person to partner up with. Then they pick up a card from that category to see which game they will be playing.
The object of this category is:
If all lives are lost, no points are awarded
If one player dies and can not respawn, the other player gets 1 Point.
If both make it to the end of the level, both players get 2 Points.
Extra point each if no lives are lost between both players
(So basically you either work with your partner to get 2-3 points each, or be selfish and not help them to try and get 1 point for yourself)

ROUND 2: Versus (using games that are 1 on 1 fights like Street Fighter)
Again, pick another person to partner up with. Pick a card. Then you pick a random Fighter and the winner gets 1 point (extra point if you sweep the other player)

ROUND 3: Survival (using single player games)
Each player picks their own card for this.
Players get a certain amount of lives or time to complete the level
(extra point for completing without losing any lives)

ROUND 4: Head 2 Head (using co-op games that players can gain points in)
Each player picks another partner and takes a card.
Play through the level and whoever scores the most amount of points in the game will earn 1 point

ROUND 5: Boss Fight
Each player picks their own card.
This is self explanatory. You get 1 or 2 tries to defeat a Boss. Extra point if you do it on the first try.

ROUND 6: Challenger (using single player games)
Almost like Head 2 Head only players are taking turns. One player goes through a level to score as many points as they can, then challenges another player to try and beat their score. Winner gets a point (extra point varies depending on the game)

So after these 6 rounds, it turns into a Gauntlet style tournament. The ranking goes by the amount of points.

Example:
Player 1- 10 points
Player 2- 8 points
Player 3- 5 points
Player 4- 2 points

So now player 4 has to face player 3 in a random category...winner of that goes on to face player 2 in a random category...winner of that faces player 1 in a best of 7 series of games. Winner of that will be the Next Game Master! So if you score the most points, you don't have to worry about trying to make your way up the Gauntlet.

And of course there are rules to keep this from being total anarchy!

I have yet to play the game with a bunch of people so i am really looking forward to that soon. But I am confident that this will be a really fun game to play and hopefully this inspires others to make a game like this. I always wanted to be on Nick Arcade when I was little and now this is the closest thing possible to it! I have all the save states saved in a folder as well as the cards. Once the game has been tested I will be more than happy to send anything you guys want if interested!

If you are wondering about the games i included in this, here they are:

CHALLENGER CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Adventure Island 2
Bump N Jump
GunSmoke
Kung Fu
Paperboy

SUPER NINTENDO
Axelay
Gradius 3
Magic Sword
Super Ghouls & Ghosts
Super Star Wars
Super Empire Strikes Back
Super Return of the Jedi

SEGA
Aladdin
Soldiers of Fortune
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic & Knuckles
Superman


VERSUS CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Baseball Stars
Bomberman II
Double Dare
Karate Champ
Karate Kid
Marble Madness
Pro Wrestling
Tecmo Bowl

SUPER NINTENDO
ABC Monday Night Football
Clay Fighter
Fatal Fury 2
Justice League Task Force
King of the Monsters 2
MMPR: Fighting Edition
NBA Jam
Space Invaders
Street Fighter II New Challengers
Super Bomberman
Super Mario Kart
TMNT: Tournament Fighters
WWF RAW

SEGA
Joe Montana's Sports Talk Football
MLBPA Sports Talk Baseball
Mortal Kombat 2
Road Rash 2
WWF Super Wrestlemania
Street Fighter II Champion Edition

SURVIVAL CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Bump N Jump
Burger Time
Commando
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dare
Double Dragon
Excitebike
Gradius
Karate Kid
Ninja Gaiden
RC Pro-Am
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3

SUPER NINTENDO
Indiana Jones
King of the Dragons
Super Mario World
WWF Royal Rumble
X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

SEGA
Golden Axe
Hook
Kid Chameleon
Splatterhouse 2
Splatterhouse 3
Sunset Riders


HEAD 2 HEAD CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Balloon Fight
Bubble Bobble
Mario Brothers
Rampage

SUPER NINTENDO
Cutthroat Island
Joe & Mac
Joe & Mac 2
King of the Monsters 2
Saturday Night Slam Masters
Wild Guns
Sunset Riders

SEGA
Air Buster
Battletoads & Double Dragon
Gunstar Heroes
MMPR: The Movie
Smash T.V.
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
TMNT: Hyperstone Heist


BOSS FIGHT CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Castlevania
Ducktales
Megaman 2
Megaman 3
Megaman 4
Punch Out

SUPER NINTENDO
Aladdin
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mickey Mania
Spawn
Super Mario World
TMNT: Turtles in Time
WWF Royal Rumble

SEGA
Castlevania Bloodlines
Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion
Sonic the Hedgehog
Mortal Kombat


I IN TEAM CATEGORY
NINTENDO
Contra
Battletoads
Chip N Dale
TMNT 2: Arcade Game

SUPER NINTENDO
Contra 3: Alien Wars
TMNT: Turtles in Time
Joe & Mac
Joe & Mac 2
WWF Royal Rumble

SEGA
Air Buster
Adventures of Batman & Robin
Contra Hard Corps
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
WWF Wrestlemania Arcade Game
X-Men Clone Wars