Word Hunting (Esm Kartil) is a card game based on the well-known traditional word game called Stadt, Land, Fluss (City, Country, River).
The box consists of two decks of cards: The Alphabet deck, and the Subject deck. The main goal of the game is to generate a word that starts with a specific letter and related to a specific subject!
Word Hunting can be played in 4 different ways including a real-time version, a turn-based push your luck version, and a team-based version in which one of the team members holds his breath (inspired by Kabaddi!)while his partner tries to match the letters with subjects as fast as she can!
Diwan in farsi has diferent meanings: It’s a musical instrument; Governmental Organization and off course it’s a plural form of ‘Div’ the ancient persian monster.
Diwan Game is based on a hidden-character and social deduction mechanism, best known as Mafia and Werewolves.
We’ve tried to localize the game in four layers of: 1. Story 2. Roles 3. Mechanics 4. Graphics
Diwan has 15 roles. There are three roles in ‘Div’ side: Black Div, White Dive, Jinn.
There are various characters in the peasant including: The Wiseman, The Witch, The inspector, The Dead, The Hunter… We also have The Insincere who can win the game individually. There’s also an appointive role in the game ‘The Judge”, that will offer by an election process.
The graphics are based on early 18th century persian illustrations, modified and redesigned to sync with the atmosphere of the storyline.
The narrator of the game ‘Ravi’ has a special card that includes the sequences of his actions.