Fayra is a casual card game for 2 (or more) players of all ages. The game is strongly inspired by classics like Go Fish and is suitable for kids and grown ups alike. In theory, the game can be played by up to 10 players. The average playing time of a 2 player match is about 5 to 15 minutes.

This game was completed over the course of three weeks, including the rules, card layout and design as well as play testing locally and remote with many volunteers from the boardgamegeek.com forums. Although the basic game is rather simple, a lot of effort has been put into the overall design and representation, as well as the play testing to make the game as enjoyable as possible. We used children friendly artwork, provided by a stock art site, to make the game appeal to all ages.

To me, besides being a lot of fun, Fayra was also a test run to see how quickly an enjoyable little game could be created, tested, polished and published. I see the whole thing as a three week “sprint” and an exercise to “get a project done from 0 to 100%. The game itself might not be something fancy, but having a finished game that is enjoyed by players around the globe, is a great personal experience!

• Like all games offered on print-and-play.net, Fayra is free and can be downloaded here.

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