Engle Matrix Games have been around since 1988. They use words rather than numbers to simulate reality. Basically you say what you want to have happen next and another player judges what you have to roll for it to happen. This short product is the rules sheet to the Beginner Engle Matrix Game. In this form it is not a stand alone game - but it does tell how to make up your own games. We play free... [click here for more]
Imagine a game where each turn you were allowed to make up what happens next. Sounds like chaos, right? WRONG! Instead it is an incredibly simple, but amazingly useful game engine.
The best way to learn how to play an Engle Matrix Game is just to start playing. People pick it up in less than five minutes. Barring that, the next best way is to watch one played. You can do that with this product... [click here for more]
Miskatonic University 1923: Herbert West, the reanimator, has just given a lecture on raising the dead. Of course someone has to try it out... This game traces what happens next. Is it the twisted graduate student who does it? Professor Armitage? Or one of the other students?
Each turn players move their characters around on the map to set up scenes. They then take turns making arguments about... [click here for more]
Dracula has come to England in search of fresh meat. Last month is was Lucy, now he has his sights set on Mina. This game is all about how she is saved... or destroyed. It is set in the world of Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale.
Each turn of this Beginner Engle Matrix Game players make up what happens next. They pick one of six characters to champion and then pick a question to answer. The questions... [click here for more]
Jack the Ripper is in the middle of his crime spree. All England is holding their breath. Will he be caught? This game answers that question.
The players champion one of six players: The Ripper, the Inspector, Lady Coverup, Lord Brutal, Mr. Revenge and Pretty Nell. Each turn they pick a question to answer. The answers fill in the gaps of the case and move the police ever closer to an arrest.... [click here for more]
Lone Wolf: Samurai Action Theater is a board game RPG about a Lone Ronin and his comic side kick and what happens when they come into the village of a corrupt samurai. Needless to say, all hell breaks loose.
The game includes a 16x21 inch map of a village (a Tokugawa wood block print,) a cast of 10 characters, rules and an example of play to show you how it's done.
Each turn players move their... [click here for more]
My first Matrix Game Cartoon
Engle Matrix Games are a simple quick way to run a wide variety of game situations. Murder mysteries where no one know who did it at the beginning of the game. Horror stories where the evil plot is made up by the players as they play. Political games that play like real life and even war games. "My first Matrix Game" cartoon is a two page gloss of how the games work.... [click here for more]
SHERLOCK HOLMES MURDER MYSTERY
Duke Richard has been murder! The Queen will want answers. The police can't be trusted in so delicate a matter - better call Holmes...
This is a Murder Mystery Engle Matrix Game. At the start of the game no one (not even the referee) knows who did it. Each turn players make arguments about what clues are found next. As facts build up the finger will point to... [click here for more]
Painting the White House Red is a political Engle Matrixt Game about the first year of the Trump administration. It is a narrative game that allows you to make up what happens. It can be played as a hobby game or used as a serious simulation for planning. It is a story telling game so it requires players who are inventive and creative. It uses over 50 character cards with original art so it is pretty.... [click here for more]
Doctor Frankenstein has just completed his hideous creation. He is revolted by what he has done and has run away from it. The players track the disaster Frankenstein’s decision causes. It is a game of science run amok and the immorality of avoiding responsibility. This is a board game. It includes a 16x21 inch map, cast of eight characters and rules. A laminated hardcopy of it is available... [click here for more]
If you've ever wondered how a Matrix Game works now you can find out. This two page document covers the basics. You will need to make up your own characters and scenario as well as a plot track (the steps you recommend the players take to tell a story - which they will ignore!) After that it is just arguing and dice rolling. ... [click here for more]