After fighting your way home through gridlock on Storrow Drive or in the Ted Williams Tunnel, what better way to relax than playing a game that recreates your commute?
Justin Richer, who knows those roads well, is hoping Bostonians want to crowdsource a game based on the travails of getting from A to B around here.
Each player gets to build out the road network within the city using intersections on hex tiles. On your turn, you can lay new roads anywhere there's an open space on the board. And just like a real city, the connections don't have to make any sense or go anywhere useful! But since the city is always under construction, you can also rotate existing roads to change which direction they go, or remove road pieces entirely. It doesn't even matter if you placed the tile or not. Construction cones can be placed along the way to make it more difficult to move through an area. You can try to move around them or move the construction somewhere else.
For a large enough contribution, you'll get:
An electronic buzzer loaded with authentic Boston traffic sounds. Car honks, insults, construction, and other city noises will add to the authenticity of your gameplay, and will help you get your opponents to friggin' hurry up already.
Please note: The buzzer is likely to include some salty language, and so probably shouldn't be used with kids.
Richer's ultimate goal is to customize the game for different cities.
Now all somebody has to do is come up with a similar game for getting from Braintree to Malden on the T.
H/t Michael Burstein.