This past June I took a very long trip from Tampa, Florida to my home state of Ohio to visit their beautiful capital city of Columbus for Origins Game Fair 2016. What a wonderful year it was with the many new games they were being shown for all to see.
I enjoyed my time walking around & meeting with many of the designers. One designer I enjoyed talking with was Kevin Craine of Baba Geek Games. He has designed a very unique role playing game called Robit Riddle: Storybook Adventures. The beautiful illustrations are done by John Ariosa.
Now I didn’t exactly play the game at Origins, but I did get a pretty good preview of Robit Riddle. Robit Riddle can be played by one to six players, for ages eight to adult, & can take five to forty-five minutes to play. So don’t worry, there are many adventures that can be enjoyed.
Robit Riddle isn’t your typical role playing game. It is more of a choose your own adventure cooperative storybook game allows players to go through stories to complete an adventure.
So in Robit Riddle players will choose one of six robot characters who need to find their missing pets known as Robits. As players progress through the stories, players will cooperate with each other to create a shared story.
Players will progress through the various stories by rolling unique dice that will allow them to pass or fail through the adventure. Players will also be able to use “story cue” abilities on each of the characters to be able to make it through the adventure. But players have to use their abilities wisely because once they are used, they go away.
The cards below represent the Robit pets & other obstacles players will face throughout the game.
Ok, so like I said, I never did get to play Robit Riddle, but I do think that the concept is great. Robit Riddle is an old-fashion choose your own adventure game that can be played by just about all ages. It is a game that allows children to experience a simpler version of a role playing game.
Of course some stories are longer than others, but these stories allow the players to use an imagination not seen in most games. Just like the choose your own adventures of my days back in the 1980s, players get to choose their fate to continue on.
What’s really cool is that Robit Riddle can be played as a solo game. It is also an award winner of “Best Artwork” at the Boston Festival of Indie Games.
Robit Riddle is live on Kickstarter: Robit Riddle: Storybook Adventures
Let’s get ready to go on an adventure & game on!