As noted in previous blog posts, Sedis is a “generic gaming device” – in fact, only the fourth in history. By our definition, this means it is a set of similar game pieces with which multiple games with differing game mechanics and rules may be played.
In other words, much like dominoes or playing cards, Sedis can be used to play and create many different games. When people ask me about this, the conversation usually goes like this:
Me: Well, I could ask you to play cards, and you might agree to do so, but then you would ask…
Them: What are we going to play? We could play Rummy, or Go Fish, or Blackjack, or Poker. And, even if we decide to play Poker, we could play… Texas Hold’em or Five-card Stud or…
Me: Exactly. You don’t play cards; you play games with cards. Similarly, you don’t play Sedis; you play games with Sedis… like Rings, Honeycomb or Bloom.
Each game has its own distinct characteristic, and we’ve “discovered” many different game mechanics which form the backbone of games, including:
- Aligning tiles and matching pips/blanks
- Rotating tiles
- Stacking tiles
- “Battle’ mechanics
- Interpreting pips as numbers
- Interpreting pips as Morse code
- And more mechanics are being discovered as we move forward – by us and our fans!
We have around a dozen games for which we’ll be releasing instructions over the next weeks. Our ultimate goal, though, is to build a community of Sedis players to create and share their own games. And, if you tell us about your game, we’ll publish it on our site for the world to see and attribute it to you! We’ll introduce games week by week, so sign up for our newsletter and/or follow Nefer Games on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Get ready for a variety of imagination, logic and fun coming soon in the form of a set of sixty hexagonal tiles.