All or One
For: tabletop, card
about Robot High Five
Robot High Five is a game design partnership between life partners Pete Vellucci Jr and Sarah Landstrom. We specialize in tabletop games, and experiment with videogames. We follow one simple mission statement, "Create playfully. Play creatively."
All or One is an escape room where the puzzle is the people. A game of conversation, compromise, survival, and sacrifice.
After each being dealt a secret role and privately held item, the game begins with the players trapped together -- in an empty, exitless room, save for a trapdoor marked for death. With no visible means of immediate escape, the players are soon instructed to select among themselves, one to die by sacrifice in order for the others to be set free. A hidden timer begins counting down, and if the group can not reach an agreement before it expires, gas will flood the room, killing everyone inside.
What argument could you make to prove your life is worth saving? And how far will you go to ensure you get out alive... if that’s even the personal end goal you are trying to achieve.