Advertisement

CGDC3: Parley


| Views (0)

ParleyCasual Gameplay Design CompetitionThe next entry to our 3rd Casual Gameplay Design Competition is a game by Matt Slaybaugh and Joe Versoza.

An anagram of "replay", Parley is an original card game conceived and created explicitly and exclusively for this competition.

The game is a simulation of medieval diplomacy. It is a unique card game against a computer opponent with 9 levels of increasing difficulty and complexity. Its origins are in a variant of the traditional card game, War, in which each player has two stacks of cards instead of just one, and is able to choose from which stack to draw a card.

The deck is unique, however, in that the suits are based on Rochambeau, although instead of Rock-Paper-Scissors, Parley uses Water-Wood-Fire (Fire burns Wood, Water douses Fire, Wood floats on Water). Two additional suits (total of 5) are Air and Earth; Air beats Water, Wood, and Fire; and Earth is beaten by any of the other four suits.

The ranks also differ from traditional playing cards. To keep it simple there are only five: Queen, Duke, Knight, Spy, and Page. The ranks are hierarchical with Queen at the top and Page at the bottom, and higher ranking cards beat any lower-ranking card. But there is a twist in that a Spy of any suit can beat a Queen of any suit.

Update: Card rank is determined first, suit second.

Matt Slaybaugh is the designer of Frog and Vine, a collection of 4 parlor games comprising one entry to our 2nd game design competition, as well as the Escape to Obion series of Flash point-and-click games.

As usual, please provide your feedback and constructive criticism in the comments for the game designers.

Play Parley

We will return with more replay later today!

Note: All comments originally posted here have been moved to the Parley review page. Please use that page to post your comments and questions about the game. Thank you!

1,029 Views
3 Comments
Caves Online> Johnny123 An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.  ...
394 Views
1 Comment
Primary Max> Lori.h Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.  ...
372 Views
0 Comments
Manor Memoirs> starchild Scarlett has just moved into an old, decrepit manor, looking for inspiration for her new book. But who can write in a house that's falling apart? That's where you come in. As a seasoned interior decorator/garage sale organiser, you will do your best to raise money to renovate the old place. Manor Memoirs is a wonderfully sweet hidden-object/time management hybrid that's guaranteed to make you smile.  ...
2,855 Views
14 Comments
History Museum Escape> Dora Trapped overnight in the history museum, if you want to escape you'll need to solve puzzles and craft some pretty darned clever tools in this short but sweet game also available free for iOS and Android.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret

Browser game of the week

Gridland

Mobile game of the week

History Museum Escape

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.