Pie For Breakfast Studios
Based in Cleveland, OH
Tabletop card game
In this tabletop quest (card game) you will become a wandering knight and find renown by performing harrowing deeds, courting virtuous love interests, and maintaining the codes of chivalry. Along the way, you will be waylaid by giants (or are they windmills?) and even other knights (players) hoping to overshadow your hunt for knightly glory. It won’t be easy, reality beckons at every turn. Yet in your hand are the very words of chivalry that help you make the world as you see fit. With storytelling as your armor and roleplay your lance, you will create your own exciting adventures of knighthood in La Mancha!
While the designer, Christopher Totten, was reading the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, a friend from his tabletop group came up with a challenge: design a game to be played at the next session. His answer was La Mancha, a party game where players use quotes from medieval novels to tell stories in response to situations from Don Quixote. Seeing the potential of the game as both a commercial product and an educational game, Chris continued developing the game and created teachers' guides based on grade 9-12 Literary Arts standards.
- Live the adventures of the famous Don Quixote de La Mancha in over 30 scenarios based on the classic novel!
- Compose your own knigtly tales with 90 powerful Chivalric phrases.
- Woo one of 16 loves, each with special abilities!
- Wield 50 mighty treasures: weapons, armor, helmets, shields, and steeds.
- Win the game and become the most renowned knight in all the land by overcoming 16 dastardly feats.
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Awards & Recognition
- "Bronze Medal Winner - International Serious Play Awards" Los Angeles, 30 April, 2018
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A free guide for teachers wishing to use La Mancha as a supplement to their classroom study of the novel Don Quixote. pfbstudios.com.
About Pie For Breakfast Studios
Pie For Breakfast Studios is a Northeast Ohio game development studio and advocacy organization run by game design teacher and author Christopher Totten creating experimental projects "for the good of games." The studio creates digital and non-digital game projects and is part of Pie for Breakfast, LLC, whose services include working with museums and cultural institutions to create events celebrating the artistic achievements of the game industry.
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