Marriage is like the Devil (available here and as an entry in the Global Game Jam 2011) is a biographic board/card game done together with my fiancée, inspired by all the paperwork and bureocracy we’ve suffered in the arrangements of our wedding. It’s a card game, where each one has to answer a question about the other’s life to get all the requirements to get married, while things happens that could affect their life. This game is exactly targeted at other couples wanting to marry.
Brief Play Description: There are 3 sets of cards: life cards, event cards and challenge cards. Life cards are lay out in a 3×3 grid. Groom & Bride pieces start at each part of the board, and must roll a dice to move their piece in order to uncover a life card. Each life card signals something happened: an ex-boyfriend arrived, a sexy woman appeared, an evil priest puts all the paperwork he can created to prevent you from marrying, or instruct the player to take an event card.
Most event cards require one to take a challenge card, which contains a question about the other’s life details, likes, dislikes, etc. If the player answers correctly, both win a “requirement” to marry, which could classify as for the civil wedding, and for the church wedding. Each requirement is a card you lay out next to the 3×3 grid that allows both to reach the wedding day.
After getting all requirements, both must advance by answering each others question, until both arrive to the wedding day.
Wrong answers, dangerous life cards can take the love out from you. If you lose all your love, the relationship is ended and both lose.
This game was done in 48 hours, as part of the Caracas Game Jam 2011. All illustrations and models were done by Ciro Durán and Yole Quintero.
Watch a game in progress in video. Link to the video.
Download all the materials here!
Just download the PDF and print it: Instructions for Marriage is like the Devil (550 downloads) .