Game Title : Cryptids TV
Publisher : Pigphone
Game Designer : Kai Fujiwara
Game Thema : working together to create a variety of TV show of unknown creatures
creature cards, caption cards, role cards,
alarm timer, 8 pens, memo pads, rules ( English, Japanese )
In CryptidsTV, players create together a new television show, in which they must take part of all aspects of a show's production meetings.
CryptidsTV is a totally new type of party game for 3 to 8 players.
1. Witness report
2. Everyone invents a cryptid
3. Show theme announcement
5. Staff voting
Repeat 1-5 3 times.
(For 7 or more players, repeat only twice.)
6. Determine winner
Each player takes one role card and reveals it. This will be their role for making a TV show. The assistant director distributes pens and a sheet of note pad for players. Then director randomly selects one "Cryptids cards" for that round such as "parasite creature". Everybody must draw his creature on his sheet within one minute. The time keeper must stop this step strictly by using alarm timer. Then assistant director collects the sheet and redistribute them among the players. Then, the director randomly selects one "Show cards" such as "The creature was born from the dream of a famous writer !". Then, each player make his presentation by using the caption and drawing in his hand.
For 3-6 players, repeat this 3 times.
If you're playing with 7 or more, please repeat only twice.
The assistant lines up all the candidates.
The player who draw the creature and who made a presentation are the winners.
First the game looks very difficult for several reasons.
You must draw a creature within 1 minute. This is not a easy, but please don’t worry too much. Any type of idea can be entertaining and better than nothing.
You must make a preasentation mostly with unknown drawing from other player. Yes, this is really difficult. But, once you experienced the good presentation, I’m quite sure that this is the best part of this game. You must be really creative, because you cannot prepare the presentation beforehand like in your office. You have a drawing and caption just few minutes before your presentation. There’s no other way than being creative.