Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Goal Hero Playtest

The First Playtest of Our Second Game

Goal Hero

These pictures show a playtest of Goal Hero that we ran in November 2018.  In this playtest we learned about some issues that needed to be fixed in the game.  But mainly we found that we had achieved our 5 objectives for the game except for one: It took longer than one hour to complete the game. These playtest pictures show what it's like to play Goal Hero.
The Game Master sets up the game.

This game isn't about your own personal goals. It's about learning how to set a workable goal by acting as an ally as Green the Meeple sets one.

The GM reads the rules: 
Keep your character card and gear in front of you and travel with Green in spirit.

It's fun to speak in your character's voice.  The GM guides the party through the challenges.

As the Librarian said, "those who write down their goals have much better odds of fulfilling them."

You finally get the gear you know you need!
And holding on to Sally, the pet ferret paid off!

As you can see, the players had fun. That didn't need fixing! They also learned some important factors of goal setting.  Still, we decided to revise parts of the game that were confusing and simplified game-play for a faster game. We've done our revisions and will run more playtests soon.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Goal Hero

The Next Game in the Series

With Strengths and Troubles ™ The Wellness Board Game published, we're working on the next in the Goal Quest Games series, Goal Hero™.

Green the Meeple
Meet Green the Meeple

Goal Hero will also be a tabletop game. This one is an RPG (Role Playing Game) adventure where the players go on a quest. That quest is to turn a wish into a viable goal.

Once again the Wellness Dimensions will play a part!

We've set ourselves some challenging objectives for this new game:

1. It must be fun.
2. Playable by two to five players in an hour or less.
3. Players immerse themselves in the setting and their chosen roles and cooperate to succeed in the  quest.
4. Everyone learns the components of an actionable goal.
5. After playing, participants will be better equipped to set goals of their own.

We have made good progress on Goal Hero and plan to publish it early in 2019.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome to the Goal Quest Games Blog!

We are excited you are here! We are a sister team; Marcia is a professional game designer and Jan is a Certified Peer Support Specialist working in Community Mental Health with people who are in recovery from mental illness.

Working on recovery includes an important aspect: setting goals. So we decided to make some games about goal setting! It is our hope that these games, the Goal Quest series, will bring an element of fun and lighthearted discussion to what can be a difficult process.

The initial step toward setting goals involves recognizing strengths. So the first game in the Goal Quest series focuses on helping people realize their unique abilities. Named Strengths and Troubles (TM), the game encourages players to think about their positive traits and identifies tools that can be used when trouble strikes!

Coming Up Next: Images of the game!