A board game describes a game that does involves pieces which are marked and placed on boards and definitely follows a set of rules that govern the play. Both players usually have a goal to achieve with a particular strategy of winning. Hence they concentrate on defeating the opponents. The games are based on many situations including the real-life activities and have different themes presented.
The board games in comparison are the Breakthrough and Golem games. Breakthrough game has been designed by Dan Troyka. This free board game definitely won the 8x8 Game Design Competitions which proves the importance and popularity of the game. The game is an 8x8 game board with chess of 16 black counters and followed with sixteen white counters. Though in addition, other different colors can be used to paint the counters.
Another game is Golem game which was efficiently designed by Justin D. Jacobson. In addition, the game scoped the best position in the Shared Pieces Game Design Competition. The game is consists of a pack of cards that represent a golem. In addition, a scrap paper and writing utensils for each player are provided. Each item must be identifiable by the figurine or a sticky note with an arrow drawn on it.
The similarity between the two games is that they both have opponents with the common aim of winning. Hence this leads to a lot of thinking and struggle between the players to effectively identify the winning strategy. For example in the Breakthrough game, the player moves diagonally in front of the “skirt” and pass the direct path to ensure that the opponent does not breakthrough. On the other hand the Golem game consists of phases in which players are given allocation, orientation, movement, harvesting, and regeneration in that order respectively.
In the Golem game, the cards are allocated in the form of tens of hearts and diamonds called “charms” through the phases in the view that enables the player to attain the common purpose of winning the game. In addition, the similarity between the two games is that a lot of tactics are included in the form that seeks a player to outrage the opponent and win the game.
On the other hand, the differences between these two games are also clear. This ranges from the way they are arranged to the way they are played. For example, the Breakthrough game has some rules that widely differ from those of the Golem game. In this game it has the simplest rules in the board game. It does develop quickly because the pieces have no choice but to move forward in the view that seeks to win against the opponent. On the other hand, the Golem game consists of cards that are arranged in the grids of 6 by 6. Each card represents a district and one of the players places the golem in any of the districts oriented in orthogonal direction. In addition, the game is arranged in phases that range from allocation, orientation, movement, harvesting, and regeneration in that order respectively.
Hence, these two board games are very interesting and rather each player should have a winning mindset. The games are very effective in the form they are presented. This makes them intuitive and immediately playable and in addition the players should be in a position to master these games.