A hybrid board+smartphone game for 1–8 players about transporting exotic goods across the jungle.
What do I do?
Lead a transport company in the jungle! Bamboo, birds, bees, anything can appear. Deliver it to the right city for points.
Moving a vehicle? Start a timer! Your movement is done when it runs out. But forget about it … and you’ll face the consequences.
Your vehicle is idling on a city when another player arrives? It’s bumped off the board!
Keep all your vehicles going, all the time, and you might just win!
What do I need?
The game is played on a physical board with pieces to move around, but the timers (and more) are controlled by your smartphone. Each player needs to have a smartphone with them.
Print these files. (Use the “Download” button.)
- Two pages of materials ( = the vehicles and resource chips).
- The rules — including images, setup and examples — are only three pages.
Use this website
The campaign has six scenarios, increasing in difficulty, allowing you to get comfortable with the game before adding new rules and mechanics.
Input your desired settings. Click "start game". It takes you to a new page. Don't start until all players are ready!
Remark: because it opens a new page, your browser might register this as a pop-up. It's not, I would never show pop-ups. Simply allow it.
Remark: on old Apple devices, the interface might be wrong (too big, score hidden). If this happens, simply reload. (It takes a while for Apple to support web technologies.)
Input your desired settings. Click "generate board" until you get one you like.
The "split board" option is highly recommended! It creates a huge board consisting of 4 papers, which allows everyone around a table to easily reach all destinations.
Not working? Don't worry. Click the "Download" button and you'll also find premade boards. Use one of those! (And send me an email with the details of your problem.)
I make these games because I want everyone to enjoy the fun of boardgames, as inexpensively as possible. I also try to push the medium forward and innovate with completely new ideas and mechanics.
As far as I know, a game like this has never been done before, with such a strong connected digital element and randomly generated player boards.
Played the game? Let me know what you think! Mail me at [email protected]
Feedback, requests, player stories, bugs you’ve found—anything is welcome
Fonts? Rowdies for header text and Yanone Kaffeesatz for body text, both freely available on Google Fonts.
Website (boards and game)? The Phaser 3 library for programming, also completely free and open source.
Everything else (concept, code, graphics, rules, …) was completely made by me, Pandaqi! I’ve written two in-depth articles about the creation of this game (as I usually do):
- [Devlog] Timely Transports: about problems I faced, solutions I found, why I chose to do certain things (or not do them), general interesting stuff about game design.
- [Technical Devlog] Timely Transports: about the actual algorithms used for the game interface and generating the game board, both high overview and actual code samples
- [Update] Timely Transports: about the huge update I did for the game, half a year after release. Why I did it, what changed, and more.