Ok, here is my entry for the Life is a Game challenge. It is called Goose. It was around in the 16th century, and was a very fancy game board. I made it a little simpler and easier to see. It is made by glueing up some plywood, so I could make a drawer for it to hold pieces.
This game can be played by any number of players, and anything can be used as a marker. I used two rocks, two flat marbles, a button, and two pieces of wood. I also included two dice.
The rules are as follows:
If you land on a cell that is occupied by another player, you trade places.
If you land on a goose, you double your move count.
If you land on the Inn, you lose a turn.
If you land on a bridge or maze, you follow the path.
If you land on a well or a prison, you are stuck until someone takes your place or the game ends.
If you land on the skull, you start over.
The game is won by exact count only. If you land on 63 and you still have some of your move left over, you count backwards to the end of your move. Next move you go forward again.