Ironic Gaming

Digital culture is reflected in offline board game concepts

Implications - Innovative offline board game concepts that reference a pervasive digital culture are beginning to emerge in the entertainment realm. Without literal digital components, such offline activities suggest that even when unplugged, consumers are largely defined by the online culture that they are embedded in.
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Internet-Based Card Games - This Wikipedia Card Game Puts Your Internet Skills to Good Use
SCORE 5.1
Warm 1,499 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 15
Internet-Based Card Games
This Wikipedia Card Game Puts Your Internet Skills to Good Use
Linknotize is a Wikipedia card game that puts the ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ theory to the test. Players roll the dice, select two unrelated topics and set the timer before furiously... [More]
Pixelated Solitare Sets - This Card Deck Design is Aesthetically Inspired by the Retro Computer Game
SCORE 3.1
Mild 299 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 15
Pixelated Solitare Sets
This Card Deck Design is Aesthetically Inspired by the Retro Computer Game
This card deck design creatively pays tribute to the popular solitaire game that was included in all retro PC desktop computers. The deck has a pixelated design that pays tribute to the simple... [More]
Predictive Search Board Games - The Query Game Plays Off Google's Predictive Search Feature
SCORE 1.8
Untested 368 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 15
Predictive Search Board Games
The Query Game Plays Off Google's Predictive Search Feature
The Query game is a board game that revolves around Google’s predictive search feature. If you’ve ever begun Googling a particular term and enjoyed seeing the random, hilarious and... [More]
8-Bit Board Games - Mega Man: the Board Game Takes the Blue Bomber from the TV to the Table
SCORE 2.3
Untested 382 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 13
8-Bit Board Games
Mega Man: the Board Game Takes the Blue Bomber from the TV to the Table
Since Mega Man was one of the most popular 8-bit video game characters of all time, it’s only right that someone finally created Mega Man: The Board Game. That’s right, the adventures... [More]
Subtle Programming Board Games - Robot Turtles Teaches Young Kids to Think Like Coders
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Untested 651 Clicks Pub: Sep 30, 13
Subtle Programming Board Games
Robot Turtles Teaches Young Kids to Think Like Coders
Robot Turtles is a new board game that is meant to get children into programming at a young age. It was created by Dan Shapiro, a programmer from Seattle, Washington. The game doesn’t teach... [More]
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