I am a fan of board games have a nice little collection of games ranging from some old games like a 60’s version of diplomacy and a early edition of monopoly to newer games like boss monster and zombies. While away at work on site we like to play board games. As a joke I decided to make a board game that was based around work. Using my usual joke style that is found in my comics to write the cards and my drawing style to make the game pieces.
Below is the original game pieces and a Gundam(I was watching gundam while initially making the game) These initial game pieces were made back in 2013 while I was on another crew that liked board gaming. I had the initial bones of the game mechanic thought up but nothing other than these pics.
During 2015 we played Grass a few times. And I mentioned to my current crew that I had started working on a work based board game two years ago and hadn’t got very far. They were interested so I put in a week of solid work to write up cards and figure out the rules and a rough layout of the board. Then a further week or so to make all the parts for the game. Plus drawing out 4 versions of the board before I was happy with the layout.
Below are the new game pieces
The person who the second last image is based on wasn’t happy that they didn’t have a waist. So I have had to tweak that picture.
The box for the game is from the Neighbours game. I purchased this game just to use the box for my game. I will have to go hunting for a new box so when i make my addition of the game. The artwork on the box is drawn by Boots.
Here is the current board(well piece of card). May cover it in the future to protect against beer spillage.
I have a few small revisions and some rewrites of cards to funnier jokes. But all in all the game is complete. However there was one accidental omission from the game and that was any mention of Parallel Worlds.
So I have decided to make a Lab Rats: Parallel Worlds add-on. What does this mean there will be some more game pieces, more crazy cards(really crazy). Here is the first look at the new Parallel Worlds game pieces.
Well while reorganizing my site and sorting out the new game pieces Ive decided to make a couple more pieces from some of my favorite comics. This is the short list still deciding on which ones to keep.
Why stop there maybe there are other ideas always other things floating around in my brain. A Lab Rats card game called Tin Turkey is in the process of being made. I will just use regular playing cards to make the cards. When the game works I might get the card made professionally online.
Once I have made the card game and my own version of the board game that will be it for Lab Rats.
Names of the next three games that have small ideas for are.
I might just do a Halloween adaption of my board game.
But for now to go work on the original game.