Mill Makers

We are excited to present Mill Makers; the first game to come out of our Box Games collaboration.  We feel it strikes a perfect balance between strategy and luck; learning and fun.  Contact us if you would like to get a copy in your hands.

 

 

Build.  Break.  Fix.

Prepare your mind to be transported to the past in a way you’ve never imagined!  Mill Makers is a balanced mix between casual party game and serious strategy game for two players or teams.  You will compete against an opponent in a three phase race to build a mill, add machines and workers, and ship goods worldwide.  How will you recover from the setbacks? What obstacles will you force your opponent to endure?  Mill Makers is a highly interactive game about early entrepreneurship that you’ll want to play again and again!

 

How do I win?

The first player to ship finished textiles to market wins the game.  To do this, a player must secure the means of production [Phase 1], stock their mill with machines and workers [Phase 2], and ship their finished goods to market [Phase 3].  The challenge is to complete all three phases faster than your opponent while avoiding various obstacles and setbacks.

 

What comes in the box?

1 Game Board,  135 Game Cards,  7 Customizable Game Cards (optional),  1 Instruction Sheet,  2 Quick Start Guides

 

 

 

 

Awards

2018 International Serious Play Board Game Award ProgramSilver Award.  Cited for excellence as a serious table top game.  link

2018 Creative Industries AwardFinalist.  “Top Gaming + Education Projects of the Year” (Pittsburgh, PA). link

2018 International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play – Game Exhibition and Competition.  Exhibited Project for “Creative/Innovative work in game design and development” (Michigan State University) link

 

Reviews

  • Oscar, Age 14, an age group notoriously bored with everything in life:[Surprised] You know what?  I would play this game as a game.  You know, like, if it wasn’t about a textile mill. . . I’d still play it.  It’s really fun and I want to play it again.  Wanna play?
  • Meaningful Play Conference Critical Comments (from members of the academic community or game industry specializing in the area of the game’s focus):

“I like the overall educational goals of the game and the game mechanics themselves mesh together well.  Really interesting and enjoyable non-digital submission.”

“This is an interesting game submission. . . I think the underlying learning goals are clear through the game’s mechanics. . . it is a clean/solid game about factory building and the learning objective flow forth from that.”