The ROYAL MENAGERIE
Deceive, manipulate and strategize your way to courtly prestige in Royal Menagerie, a game of hidden roles, gift giving and...woolly mammoths?
Royal Menagerie is a four player card game of hidden roles, where a gift of exotic animals can be boon or betrayal! Set in the court of 18th century South Asian nobility, players take on one of three roles - the Grand Vizier, the Loyalist and the Conspirators. Players attempt to manipulate each other’s menageries by gifting exotic animals and playing Action Cards in an intense flurry of action, treachery and unexpected twists as they try to discover each other’s roles and achieve their own covert objectives!
My Involvement -
DESIGN/ NARRATIVE THEMING
Aside from helping with general design, I came up with the theme of the game which dictated art and modified several mechanics. I also spearheaded the efforts to take the game beyond what we'd worked on in class.
Selected for the NYU Game Center End of the Year Showcase: 2017