This game was inspired by a Japanese game know as the King's Game (or Ousama). Basically the rules work a bit like this:
So with the two weeks I had between Tekkoshocon and the Pittsburghstuck meetup, I came up with a "shipping" styled version of this with a Homestuck theme. "Cards" were used instead of just "free" commands so that there would four distinct quardants, but this could easily be played the original way.
HOW TO PLAY
To start, get a random way to select everyone's number and the Shipper (basically the king from the original game with a different name. They give the orders). Use cards, draw straws, use a random number generator. Anything will work pretty much. Just make sure you have something directly designated for the shipper (it could be the highest number or the letter S).
Randomly assign a number to everyone (draw you straws or cards). DON'T TELL ANYONE WHAT YOU GOT UNLESS YOU ARE THE SHIPPER.
The shipper draws a card from the pile. In the Android app, press the menu button and press new card. If you're using your own physical cards, just pick one off the top. If you feel like freestyling, go ahead and make something up. The shipper replaces X, Y, and Z on the card with numbers. The numbers then do whatever that card said. (The shipper places the card on the bottom of the pile if you are playing with physical cards.)
Gather up you cards or straws or whatever from the players. Randomize again and repeat the whole process. Now you're cooking with gas!
8 players are playing. They have 8 playing cards, 1 through 7 and a king card, to assign numbers. The cards are shuffled and everyone picks one. Nepeta is the shipper. Nepeta draws a new card that reads: "X and Y have a hate filled rap-off". She chooses numbers 1 and 5. John and Karkat are those numbers, and they proceed to have the shittiest rap-off in the history of love raps. Everyone has a good laugh!
Here's how it looks on the homescreen.
Example cards to show off the spiffy new UI.
The original 104 cards. Use these to make physical cards. You can add anything you want.
PC application for all platforms coming soon! (Don't know how it could be useful but it was requested)
The Android app. Directions on installing (until I get this on the Android Market) are below.
FOR NON-AT&T USERS:
FOR AT&T USERS (EASY WAY):
Use Sideload Wonder Machine. THIS IS WINDOWS ONLY! For those who use Linux or Mac OS X, see below.
FOR AT&T USERS (ALTERNATE WAY):
Make sure you are pretty confident about using a terminal when doing this. This works for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Please submit any bugs here.