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Danny is a Seattle programmer and independent game inventor, currently touting his published game Soaps, published at The Game Crafter. In the game, each player is the manager of a soap opera, managing characters and events to make that show the most entertaining. As with real soap operas, the resulting show may be unbelievable, outlandish, tragic or funny.
The company Steve Jackson Games said they would publish one of his games. It is an abstract game for 2-4 players that takes about an hour. The prototype has been called Pyramid, but the name may be changed before publication.
Another game that may be for sale soon is Jurassic Dominoes, a game which creates a food web of the Jurassic in Colorado. The game plays with tiles showing dinosaur species and other organisms that lived with them, including each species' predators and prey. Death & Decay tiles "consume" all organisms and provide food for plants. Cambridge Game Factory said they would publish that one, but hasn't yet.
Every first-time inventor envisions that the invention will change the world; nonetheless Danny hopes this game will open doors to further games being published.
Other games that no publisher is yet scheduled to produce:
- Status Quo: Players are defense contractors, bribing politicians to get defense contracts. Naturally, politicians will vote to give each contract to whoever has bribed them the most!
- Clean Up Your Room: Players are siblings racing to have a neat room first. There are two strategies, of course: you can tidy your own room, or you can mess up your siblings'. You can also steal their toys.
- The Sudoku Challenge: A competitive game based on the popular Sudoku puzzle, but with a slightly-modified board.
- Bridges: An abstract board game where players place islands and score points when they place bridges to connect the islands.
- Brindlestomp: An abstract board game with a dry-erase board, in which players are trying to get rid of their pieces which are all different shapes.
- Zookeeper: An educational tile game where one players move along a board constructed from animal cards. A second deck includes food tiles that each player must match to the space they are currently on.
- Clever Chemist: A game with a ball-and-stick organic chemistry model kit, where players each have Target molecules they're trying to make. A hand of allowed changes dictates how the player may alter each molecule on the table.
- Ultimate Croquet: Each player wants to get their ball though all the wickets. As you try to get your ball through the wickets, you can also use other players' balls to help you.
- Trip Planner: Each player is planning cruise itineraries in a rummy-type game: each card has two cities, and "melds" comprise a round trip.
- Medallions: A game where a 6x6 board is filled with 7 types of tiles. Each type of tile has a different special power that helps a player make adjacent pairs. Players can take off pairs that match, and tiles can either be used for their function or saved for scoring at the end of the game. At the end of the game, each player gets one point for each tile type they have and may get a bonus if they have the most of each type.
- Grocery Store: A game with a grocery store filled with groceries of five types. Each player has a pawn, and is trying to fill their grocery list fastest.
- Clover: Similar to Speed, players try to play down all their cards first. The custom deck includes Leprechauns which are wild and have special powers.
- Dead Sea Sales: Players are buying and selling and shipping commodities around the Dead Sea in about the 1st century BC.
- Top Ten: Categories are read and players write down items in those categories; only items that are written down by other players arae scored.