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Yizhe Jiang

[FENGSHUI GAME] This game is design to educate people some basic rules of Fengshui. The game mainly based on the interior parts Fengshui, but aslo include some traditional Chinese culture.


Introduction Nowadays, Fengshui was explained as interior design proposes with science way. More and more people start to believe that Fengshui is not superstition; it is conclusion of living experience from ancient Chinese. Fengshui game is design for the people who interesting the interior design of personal living space, and who want to have higher quality of life. My game is design to educate people some basic rules of Fengshui. The game mainly based on the interior parts Fengshui, but also included some traditional Chinese culture.



Motivation: I want to use a card game and a flash game to introduce Fengshui, one of elite parts of Chinese culture, to the people around the world. I hope that will help people to own higher quality of life. My flash Fengshui game contents more information than card game. It is not only for players to kill time, but also offer a free space to design their home space online, and the system will grade player's room and give advices for the room. I think that designing the future looking of players' personal space will help people a lot.



Rules of play: The card game and the main part of flash game will be played within a big broad of a house, included the information of interior, location, placement and nature environment. All furniture of the house can be moved and used to answer the question. 1 Each player picks one cards one term. There are three kinds of cards, S(special) cards, Q(question) cards and Action cards. 2 When first players pick five action cards, he/she can end game. The player gained highest points win the game. (The ending of game is illustrated in the * part.) 2 With different composition of players’ five action card, players can get different multiplying power for their scores at the end of their turn. For S cards, Players can keep it in hand, and use it once. Each player only can keep five S cards. If the player has six or more action cards, he/she must use or discard the over part. (For card game, Player who picked S card couldn't show the card, until he/she uses it.) For Q cards, Players need to answer questions which are printed on question cards. On the back of cards, it has answers. When the player correct answers the question, they get points. Most questions are choices or multiple choices. (If player can explain the question clear in Fengshui way, they may get extra points.) For Action cards, players need to add some furniture/items in to the board. If players place the item in a correct place they will get points. Every action card has one basic element (from five Chinese basic elements) for it. Wood (Green), Fire (Red), Earth (Yellow), Metal (White), and Water (Black).


[FENGSHUI GAME] Yizhe Jiang For the online version, some actions or placement of Fengshui items will cost effect to every player/ or specifically player in this game. * The ending of game: 1 When one player gets 5 action cards, he/she can end game. Players’ final score is the points he/she get multiply a ratio depending on the composing of player’s action card. Like if the player has 5 different basic elements for each action, his score will be his points multiply 3. If the player has 2 different basic elements for all action cards he get, his score will be his points multiply 1.3. Also, the player who has 5 action cards could choose not to end the game in this turn, and the game will continue. If the player gains another action card, he/she should discard one of the old action cards he/she has, and he/she had another chance to end the game. * Multiplying power: 2 cards same element ---------1.2 3 cards same element ---------1.3 3 cards same element and another two same---------1.6 5 cards same element ---------2 5 cards list as Metal, Wood (Nature), Water, Fire, Earth --------- 3

* The value of Q or A cards are depended on the difficulty of the questions and how many parts have correct answered. If players can explain further, they may get extra points from the same question. * The five basic elements of Fengshui: Wood (Nature), Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. In the Cycle of Production, the elements are placed in a circle in which each element supports the elements on either side of it. In the Cycle of Destruction, the elements interfere with their neighboring elements.



The Design Process:

Rough idea



Cards/Questions Set up



Rough Visual style



Final Assets



Final Layout

Board Design



Basic Fengshui knowledge: Fengshui is the art of living in harmony with your physical surroundings. An ancient Chinese philosophy, the term "Fengshui" means "wind and water". The original idea in ancient China was that it was nice to live in a house with hills behind you to shield you from wind, and with a stream or some sort of running water in front of your house. The Chinese felt that people who lived with "Fengshui" were much more likely to be happy and prosperous.

Ch'i The practice of Fengshui involves creating and maintaining an environment that promotes and enhances the flow of ch'i. Ch'i is the life force that exists in all living things. Positive ch'i is created whenever there is beauty or something is done well. Negative ch'i is created when there is clutter, ugliness, or things are done poorly. Positive energy and harmony with the world are created when we keep our home full of fresh air and light, and don't neglect any portion of it. Fengshui believes that neglecting part of your home will encourage the flow of negative ch'i in that part of the house, and that the corresponding part of your life will suffer.

Yin-Yang Fengshui also includes the effort to balance the influences of yin and yang. The words "yin" and "yang" mean the opposite sides of a hill. The ancient Tao Yin-Yang symbol represents the Chinese belief that everything is in constant motion, and that everything is interconnected. Where the black represents yin and the white represents yang, we see that each contains a spot of the other. This symbolizes the idea that yin cannot exist with yang, and yang cannot exist without yin. Although they are opposites, they would not exist without each other. It’s like if there was no good, there would be no bad; if there was no light, there would be no dark. In Fengshui, anything hilly or elevated is considered to be yang. Anything flat is considered yin. We must have a balance of yin and yang in our environment to achieve Fengshui.

Fengshui Magic Square To practice Fengshui, we apply a magic square over the plan of our


[FENGSHUI GAME] Yizhe Jiang home.

This side of the square aligns with your front door Legend tells us that the Fengshui magic square originated about 5000 years ago when Wu of Hsia and some men observed a large tortoise from the Yellow River that had markings on its shell that created a perfect magic square. Also, in home design, every horizontal, diagonal, and vertical row added up to the number fifteen, ever more.

Elements The Chinese believe that the universe is composed of five elements. These elements figure heavily in Chinese astrology, and also in Fengshui. The elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. In the Cycle of Production, the elements are placed in a circle in which each element supports the elements on either side of it. In the Cycle of Destruction, the elements interfere with their neighboring elements.



Cycle of Production

Cycle of Destruction

To promote the Cycle of Production, we maximize opportunities in our environment to allow elements to nurture each other, and we remedy situations in which elements seem likely to conflict with each other. We are all made up of a combination of the elements, but we have one main elemental influence in our person. The wood element is creative, social, ethical, and generous. Wood's natural color is green. In your home, the wood element can be represented by green colors, plants, and flowers. The fire element is active, strong, impulsive and attractive. Fire can be warm and comforting, or destructive. Fire's natural color is red. In your home, the fire element can be represented by red colors, fires, fire place and candles.


[FENGSHUI GAME] Yizhe Jiang The earth element is solid, reliable, stable and patient. Earth's natural color is yellow. In your home, the earth element can be represented by yellow colors, pottery and ceramics. The metal element is power, money, success and intensity. It can also be destructive. Metal's natural colors are gold, silver, or anything metallic. In your home, the metal element can be represented by anything metallic, preferably something attractive made from a high quality metal. The water element is flowing, travelling, learning, communicating, and influencing others. Water can be gentle or destructive. Water's natural colors are blue and black. In your home, the water element can be represented by an aquarium or indoor fountain, or by anything black or blue. Also, the item like fish tank can use as water element. To support our natural elements, we want to have some representation of the element in our home. In the Cycle of Production, the element to the left of our native element feeds, nurtures, and creates our element, so we also want to have representation of that element in our home. When there are multiple people living in one home, we need to make sure that everyone's supporting elements are present in the home, and that there are no major conflicts between the presence of the elements. Balance is an important concept in Fengshui, and it's important to have all elements present in your home to achieve balance. However, it's often easier to choose one element to enhance in one room or part of the house, which is based upon who "owns" the room or spends the most time there.

Shars A shar, or poison arrow, is any straight line or arrow pointed at you or your home. A shar is believed to be a potential for disaster. Shars can exist outside your home or inside your home. Common shars upon your home from the outside are driveways, roads, sidewalks, and the corner of a neighboring house. The worst kind of outside shar is anything that is directed at your front door. For example, a sidewalk or pathway that is laid out in a straight line towards the front door of a home is considered a major shar. Its existence greatly increases the chances of disaster for those who live in that home.


[FENGSHUI GAME] Yizhe Jiang Shars can be removed if they can't be seen. If the corner of a neighbor's house points directly at your house, you can remove the shar by erecting a fence that obstructs the view of that house. Shars that can't be disguised (such as the front pathway) should ideally be removed. Shars inside a home are generally created from things like table corners and wall protrusions. The Chinese often use mirrors in their homes to deflect shars. Since shars are only impactful when they can be seen, a well-placed screen or mirror will get rid of the shar.


Fengshui game ver1.2  
Fengshui game ver1.2  

The development of fengshui game.