Gamified Fandom

Internet culture informs the content of modern board games

Implications - Board games that cater to different fandoms or hyper-specific interests are emerging on the market. With the advent of crowdfunding initiatives, people no longer have to wait for products that reflect niche interests, leading to more experimental concepts in both mainstream and online ventures. Internet culture has created a consumer who is proactive about getting their needs met, both in terms of necessities and forms of play.
SCORE: 3.4
Untested Top 4 Examples: 2,377 Total Clicks Apr 15 - Jan 16
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Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games - 'The Sneaker Game' is a Fun Activity for Footwear Fanatics
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 1,068 Clicks Pub: Jan 6, 16
Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games
'The Sneaker Game' is a Fun Activity for Footwear Fanatics
‘The Sneaker Game’ is a Kickstarter-funded project that is aimed at footwear fanatics. While some people view sneakers as a practical form of footwear, others obsess over the latest shoe... [More]
Horror Film-Inspired Games - The 'Shuffling Horror' Card and Dice Game is Cinematically Themed
SCORE: 4.5
Untested 292 Clicks Pub: Jan 6, 16
Horror Film-Inspired Games
The 'Shuffling Horror' Card and Dice Game is Cinematically Themed
Traditional board games are pastime activities, for some, as a way to escape from technology and other forms of entertainment, but the ‘Shuffling Horror’ card and dice game looks to... [More]
Jelly Bean Board Games - Bean Boozled is Like Russian Roulette for Eating Weird Jelly Belly Flavors
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 457 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 15
Jelly Bean Board Games
Bean Boozled is Like Russian Roulette for Eating Weird Jelly Belly Flavors
Most people do their best to avoid the smell and taste of things like moldy cheese, rotten eggs or lawn clippings, but a new board game from Jelly Belly called Bean Boozled has many people willing... [More]
Hip-Hop Guessing Games - 'Guess Wu?' is a Wu Tang Clan-Inspired Board Game
SCORE: 1.5
Untested 560 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 15
Hip-Hop Guessing Games
'Guess Wu?' is a Wu Tang Clan-Inspired Board Game
Board game lovers and rap music enthusiasts rejoice, ‘Guess Who?’ has released an all-Wu Tang Clan edition called ‘Guess Wu?’ Added to the game are members of the 90s rap... [More]
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