Tiger Board Games

Scenario – A Role Playing Party Game

I am happy to announce that a free Scenario app is now available for Android and iOS.

Scenario is a bundle of 10 minute role-playing games. In each scenario, you are a character with a backstory and a secret goal. Each game is live and in-person, like a murder mystery dinner party, but much shorter.

Each scenario is meant to be played just once. Right now there are 6 scenarios on the app, and I will add more over time. Eventually I will also make print-and-plays available, for those who prefer paper to screens.

Since we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, I should mention that it is not possible to play Scenario remotely. However, in every scenario except one (The Cactus), the players can stay 6 feet away from each other.

If you get a chance to try Scenario, I’d love to hear your comments or suggestions. You can reach me at tigerboardgames@gmail.com


Plot Points – A Pen and Paper Game for 3+ Players

Suppose a story begins like this:

“We heard a shuffling noise outside the tent.”

What’s going to happen next? Will the hikers investigate the noise, or will they hide in their sleeping bags?

Who knows. But what if you and your friends had to separately write the next sentence of the story, and your goal was to write something similar to each other? In that case, you’d be playing Plot Points, a game I made up in August. The game works like this:

  1. One player, the referee, writes down the first sentence of a new story, and says it out loud to the group.
  2. Everyone else writes down a possible next sentence for the story.
  3. Everyone reads their sentence aloud, and if several people have similar content, they all score a point.

For example, if three players continue the “shuffling noise” story with the sentences below, players A and B score a point.

  1. “My friend unzipped the tent door and peeked her head out to investigate.”

  2. “We stepped outside the tent and looked around, hoping to find the source of the noise.”

  3. “The shuffling stopped, and a low voice began to sing.”

After scoring, one of the winning sentences becomes the next official sentence of the story, and the process repeats.

Here are the full rules and an example scoresheet.

If you get a chance to test out Plot Points, let me know how it goes. You can reach me at tigerboardgames@gmail.com.