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Secret objectives

Each team has a secret and random objective
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There are some board/card games (e.g. Cosmic Encounter or Illuminari) where some players can have secret and sometimes randomly selected goals. Could you design a team sport that has this kind of structure?

Imagine a game for 4 teams and 4 goals. Each team knows the objectives for it to win, and the rules it has to obey, but the other teams don't.

Maybe team A has to throw the ball into goal #1 as many times as possible, but a score counts for double if there are members of team B within 10 feet of the goal, but for nothing if there are more members of team C than B.

Or the playing field is partly water and partly grass (concentric moats?) and some teams can only stay in the water and the others can only stay on land, except under certain conditions which not all teams know.

Or one team wins if the difference between its score and some other's is a prime number.

This game would be fun because you have the physical competition between the players and also the mental challenge of trying to outwit the other teams strategically.

wayne606, Jan 10 2005

professional calvinball professional_20calvinball
a professional league for people who want to follow in the footsteps of C and H [Aq_Bi, Jan 11 2005]

Calvinball Rules http://www.geocitie...k/2990/cb_rules.htm
[Aq_Bi, Jan 11 2005]

Chaos Chess http://www.pathguy.com/chess/ChaosChs.htm
Chess with randomized starting positions [roleohibachi, Nov 27 2005]


       I like, because the nerd team would win every time! They would be the quickest in figuring out the rules and then figuring out a strategy to score while keeping their opponents confused.   

       It would however be a ratings disaster. (+)
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 10 2005

       that would be really confusing (+).
neilp, Jan 10 2005

       This sounds suspiciously like Calvin ball...[+]
Aq_Bi, Jan 10 2005

       I agree Aq_Bi. Calvin Ball is the first thing that popped in my mind. The best thing about the game is the rules always change, and no one can keep up with them.
Aegir, Jan 11 2005

       It seems this is already halfbaked. [link]
Aq_Bi, Jan 11 2005

       lots of chess variants like this... first one that comes to mind is chaos chess [link]
roleohibachi, Nov 27 2005

       Also recalls the card game played by the kid and the delivery guy in "Big Daddy". At least he was kind enough to call the game 'I win'.
sleeka, Nov 27 2005

       I wish Mr. [606] had actually invented a game around this vague concept, it would have made the idea better. It's still good though, especially the bit about the concentric moats.
wagster, Nov 27 2005

       Isn't this the basis of the modern version of Risk? (the board game)
Minimal, Nov 28 2005


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