This is my latest creation - I havent built anything in quite a while, and I
havent posted on Lugnet in an even longer time. I built (as the title says) a
space-themed Traffic Jam-type puzzle. Probably a bunch of you have seen the
original game, but Im not going to mention the name for trademark reasons.
Basically, it comes with a grid, cars and trucks, and a deck of puzzle cards.
You set up the vehicles according to the card, and then you have to slide them
along their current axis only, in order to unblock your car, which then slides
out a slot in the side. I recently drafted the
Motion Power set with the VLC, which yielded me a large quantity of tiles.
(ooooh...yessss...tiles...)... I like tiles. ;) Because of this, I realized
that I could finally build a small game board, and I immediately thought of this
one. I dont really know how it ended up being space-themed, but it worked out
Heres a shot of the board with all the pieces on it:
And heres a shot of the board empty, so you can see how its made:
You can check out the pieces in
pictures. Note the Magic School Bus spaceship in the second one. I just threw
that in there for laughs... My grade 3 teacher had almost every book in the
series at the time.
Ive also made a GIF animation of the game-play, for those who havent seen the
original game. You can find it
here (Warning: 4.64MB
file - you may want to download it first and view it locally.) Please excuse
the lighting differences between frames - I think the flash didnt go off once,
and the clouds outside were moving a bit.
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| ||Re: Space-Themed "Traffic Jam" Puzzle|| Nathan Todd|
|Great idea! And well implemented. I'm not completely sold on the dominant red, but the space theme works surprising well. Keep up the good work! God Bless, Nathan (URL) (6 years ago, 26-Mar-07, to lugnet.space, FTX) |
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