Ärger dich nicht! or in English „Don’t be mad“ is a game, inspired by the german boardgame ”Mensch ärgere dich nicht”.

Ärger dich nicht! was made with the PICO-8 engine, wich means a lot of restrictions inlcuding 128 x 128 pixels and a small color pallette.

It was submitted to the Mix and Jam game jam 2020, which means, every piece of artwork, sound or code is made in the 48 hours of the jam.

The theme of the jam was ”Mix Genres”, so to fit that theme, the dice used in the game was replaced by a little reaction game, which makes it a reflex-based-strategy-boardgame.

The game will probably not receive any updates.


The objective is, to get three Figures of your colour from start to finish without them being killed by other Figures(Enemies or own ones).

By pressing X you stop the dice. Now you can choose which one of your Figures you want to move by using the arrow keys Left and Right. If you got a 3, you can also spawn a new Figure.

Pressing X again makes the chosen Figure move. If your Figure lands on top of another Figure, you kill it. If it lands on your personal finish, you get a Point. If you overshoot, you have to start all over again.

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StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Board Game, mix-and-jam, Multiplayer, PICO-8, Pixel Art, reflexes, Singleplayer

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