flows the interconnection game

Gain points by racing across the network to deliver your data packets faster than your opponents! Watch out for unexpected obstacles that can slow you down at any time: hacker attacks and fiber-cuts are lying in wait…

The game is a simplified representation of how the flows of data work their way across the Internet. During the game, two to five players must deliver their data packets from the Internet Exchange of one city to another, avoiding nodes with too much traffic and links interrupted by excavators.

Data packets can have different scores and can suffer cyber-attacks from the other players.

The player that delivers enough packets to reach 15 points first wins the game…

 

FLOWS is a board game created exclusively for the TOP-IX Consortium.

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game content

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game board
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rules booklet
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dices
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excavators
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city tokens
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wooden dices

contenuti del game

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game board
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rules booklet
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dices
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excavators
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city tokens
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wooden dices

Excavators

The models are made with 3D printers in 6 different colors, inserted in pairs inside each package; the only rule is that the colors of a couple cannot be the same.

Here are the possible color combinations:

They are produced inside Maker Space in Nòva , one of our partners.

Excavators

The models are made with 3D printers in 6 different colors, inserted in pairs inside each package; the only rule is that the colors of a couple cannot be the same.

Here are the possible color combinations:

They are produced inside Maker Space in Nòva one of our partners.

game credits

game credits

Design: Sergio Schiavi
Excavators: Mattia Raffa, Maker Space Nòva
PlayTest: Cristina Pastrello, Giulia Mascadri, Mattia Anzaldi, Elisa Sebastiani, Ahsan Mirza, Mattia Raffa and TOP-IX, all the staff
Translation: Marcus L. Baines

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how to get it

Flows has been produced in a limited amount of copies for internal distribution; as interest in the game is increasing, we are considering a production for sale to the general public: the number of copies to be produced is important to fix the final sale price.

If you are interested, please tell us.