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Top 90 Game Trends in August

From Magical Escape Rooms to Activist Card Games

— August 26, 2017 — Tech
August 2017 game trends reveal games that are immersive and experiential, as well as those that seek to teach players various skills, or about certain causes.

One example of the former is the the company Enigma Quest's Harry Potter-themed escape room. The escape room is called the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Game, and tests participants' knowledge in a variety of magical skills so they can find their way out of the room. These include their ability to "brew up a potion," and "defeat dark forces," offering a unique immersive experience for those who enjoy the popular series.

An example of the latter is Cards Against Humanity's protest about a feminist issue. The 'Cards Against Humanity for Her' is a deck that is featured in a bright pink – the only difference between this deck and the original game. The deck is offered for an extra five dollars to protest the more expensive costs associated with being a woman and to point out the pay gap. The company will donate the profits from this satirical set of cards to Emily's List, a PAC which is trying to get more women into public office.
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Metropolitan Drone Films
Metropolitan Drone Films
Mariana Bisti's Drone Film Captures the Architecture of Hong Kong
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Legendary Game Characters
Legendary Game Characters
The Pokemon Go Game Now Includes Legendary Pokemon
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Pixelated Encyclopedia Adventures
Pixelated Encyclopedia Adventures
'Wikipedia: The Text Adventure' is in an Old-School Game Format
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85
Buccaneer-Inspired Cruise Boats
Buccaneer-Inspired Cruise Boats
The Black Pearl Cruise Boat Gives Guests the Full Film Experience
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84
App-Based Fantasy Board Games
App-Based Fantasy Board Games
Dungeons & Dragons Beyond is a Digital Reworking of the Classic Game
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83
Fantasy-Inspired Sports Games
Fantasy-Inspired Sports Games
Supergiant Games' 'Pyre' Combines Elements of RPGs and Sports
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Daily Gaming Limits
Daily Gaming Limits
Tencent Has Put Time Limits on Its Hugely Popular 'Honor of Kings' Franchise
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Fantasy-Spoofing Restaurant Ads
Fantasy-Spoofing Restaurant Ads
KFC UK and Ireland's New Ad Features Hodor from Game of Thrones
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80
Smart Baseball Swing Sensors
Smart Baseball Swing Sensors
'Blast Baseball' Gives Players and Coaches Advanced Swing Metrics
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79
Pro Sports Rewards Apps
Pro Sports Rewards Apps
'My One Buffalo' Gives Sabres and Bills Fans Integrated Features
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78
Urban eSports Leagues
Urban eSports Leagues
Overwatch League Will be a City-Based Professional eSports League
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Card-Based App Feeds
Card-Based App Feeds
The Google App Feed Will Include Relevant Information Based on Searches
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Inspirational Science Events
Inspirational Science Events
Inspirefest Family Fringe Taught Kids About the Potential of Sciences
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Pony Series Aftershows
Pony Series Aftershows
Hasbro's 'PonyChat' Helps Kids Process Major Themes in My Little Pony
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Autistic Video Game Characters
Autistic Video Game Characters
Overwatch's 'Symmetra' is Canonically on the Autism Spectrum
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VR Physics Games
VR Physics Games
'4D Toys' is a Physics-Based Puzzler Set in a Virtual World
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Digitized Stacking Games
Digitized Stacking Games
'Beasts of Balance' is Like Jenga with a Digital Twist
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Luxurious Fantasy Confections
Luxurious Fantasy Confections
This Game of Thrones-Inspired Cake Costs $25,000
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Spoiler-Sending Services
Spoiler-Sending Services
'Spoil Your Enemies' Lets Users Troll by Spoiling TV Series Plots
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Abstract Chess Boards
Abstract Chess Boards
'Twisted Chess' Features a Tiled Floor and Sculptural Pieces
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68
Gaming Immersion Headsets
Gaming Immersion Headsets
The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 Gaming Headset is Packed with 10 Drivers
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Comical TV Chatbots
Comical TV Chatbots
'GoTBot' Chats with Fans to Catch Them Up on the Game of Thrones Plot
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Indigenous Athletic Campaigns
Indigenous Athletic Campaigns
'Team 88' Promotes the Benefits of Sport at the Toronto 2017 NAIG
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Glass Pool Tables
Glass Pool Tables
This 'X1 Everest' Pool Table Features a Special Coating That Mimics Fabric
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Light-Up Drawing Toys
Light-Up Drawing Toys
'Dessineo Learn to Draw' is a Drawing Toy for Kids That Teaches & Inspires
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Rehabilitative Card Games
Rehabilitative Card Games
Rehab Gaming USA Helps Families and Couples Boost Relationships
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LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
LEGO-Compatible Coding Blocks
'Algobrix' is a Railroad-Building Kid-Friendly Coding Game
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Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
Gaming Industry Student Ambassadorships
The New Riot Games Program is a First for the Company
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Scientific Discovery Games
Scientific Discovery Games
EVE Online's Project Discovery Mini-Game Helps IRL Astronomers
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Gamified Matchmaking Services
Gamified Matchmaking Services
CrushTime is a Simple Game That's Helping People Find Matches
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Collaborative Live Stream Apps
Collaborative Live Stream Apps
'Hivecast' Lets You Produce a Live Stream with Friends or Teams
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Fantasy Location Guides
Fantasy Location Guides
Googles New Street View Guide Shows Off 'Game of Thrones' Locations
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Sculptural Candle Snuffers
Sculptural Candle Snuffers
The Ocasco Was Designed to Emulate the Setting Sun
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AR Travel Distractions
AR Travel Distractions
'Around the World with Mr. Adventure' Keeps Kids Occupied During Layovers
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Risque Disney-Themed Card Games
Risque Disney-Themed Card Games
There May Soon be a Disney Cards Against Humanity Game
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HD Gaming-Enabling GPU Cases
HD Gaming-Enabling GPU Cases
The Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box Upgrades Your Existing Laptop
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Cartoon-Branded Slot Machines
Cartoon-Branded Slot Machines
Scientific Games Corporation's Simpsons Game is Intuitively Designed
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Fake News-Testing Games
Fake News-Testing Games
Factitious Tests Players' Ability to Detect False News Articles
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Playful Pet Festivals
Playful Pet Festivals
Pet Fed is a Festival That Encourages Animal and Human Bonding
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Fantasy Show-Themed Eyeshadows
Fantasy Show-Themed Eyeshadows
Strobe Cosmetics is Offering Eyeshadows Inspired by Game of Thrones
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Haunted Gaming Experiences
Haunted Gaming Experiences
'The Haunted Experience' a Brave Gamer to Play in a Haunted House
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Minuscule Gaming Controllers
Minuscule Gaming Controllers
The 8Bitdo Zero Easily Fits on a Keychain
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Inexpensive AR Headsets
Inexpensive AR Headsets
The 'Mira Prism' Headset Has Been Unveiled at a Cost of Just $99
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Iconic Digital Football Games
Iconic Digital Football Games
The Mattel Classic Football Game Keychain is Intentionally Retro
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Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
Professional-Grade Gaming PCs
The NVADR ORION 4000x Game Computers Boast Impressive Specs
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Obscurely Isolated Fashion Campaigns
Obscurely Isolated Fashion Campaigns
The New GOLDEN Collection Was Photographed by Brook Hsieh
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Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Brave Explorers Brings IRL Gamescapes to Life With its Mobile App
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Fantasy Tourism Tapestries
Fantasy Tourism Tapestries
Tourism Ireland Created a 250-Foot Tapestry Reviewing Game of Thrones
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Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
Hybrid Design Gaming Consoles
The ATARI 9000 Video Gaming System Combines Functionalities
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Mythical Language Lessons
Mythical Language Lessons
Duolingo Will Offer Lessons in Game of Thrones' High Valyrian Language
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Cola Consumption Loyalty Programs
Cola Consumption Loyalty Programs
Coca-Cola's 'Bracket Refresh' Took Place During March Madness
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Mixed-Reality Board Games
Mixed-Reality Board Games
'Echelon' is a Hololens Game That is Like Star Wars' Holochess
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Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Created an 'Iron Throne' Out of Dessert Cones
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Open-Source Sport Robots
Open-Source Sport Robots
The 'BADDY' Badminton Robot is Suitable for Players of All Skill Levels
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Wireless Charging Laptops
Wireless Charging Laptops
The Dell Latitude 7285 Has a Hybrid Design for Optimal Usage
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Arcade-Inspired Golf Games
Arcade-Inspired Golf Games
The 'PuttSkee' Skee Ball Golf Game Can be Played Anywhere You Want
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Disguised Artwork Board Games
Disguised Artwork Board Games
The Mr. Pips Liar's Bluffing Dice Cup Game is Meant to be Displayed
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Emoji-Based Board Games
Emoji-Based Board Games
The 'Emotify' Board Game Challenges Users to Communicate in Emojis
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Activist Card Games
Activist Card Games
'Cards Against Humanity for Her' Was Made as a Protest to the Tampon Tax
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Fantasy Stock Photo Posters
Fantasy Stock Photo Posters
Depositphotos Created Game of Thrones-Inspired Art with Stock Images
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Sci-Fi Cartoon Board Games
Sci-Fi Cartoon Board Games
The Rick and Morty Clue Board Game Features Custom Sculpted Pieces
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Fantasy Franchise-Themed AR
Fantasy Franchise-Themed AR
Disney and Leovo are Partnering to Develop Star Wars-Themed AR
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Built-In Speaker Hats
Built-In Speaker Hats
The Atari Connected Life Speakerhat is Embedded with Audio Equipment
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Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
Stylish Timber Gaming Consoles
The Ataribox Wood Video Gaming Consoles are Exceptionally Sleek
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South African-Inspired Mosaic Artwork
South African-Inspired Mosaic Artwork
Charis Tsevis' Series Honors the Zulus, Ndebele and Xhosa
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Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
Shopping Mall Gaming Booths
This Gaming Booth is for Husbands to Use While Their Wives Shop
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Fantasy Wolf Breads
Fantasy Wolf Breads
Deliveroo Teamed Up with a Game of Thrones Actor to Make Direwolf-Shaped Bread
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Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Snapchat's 'Dancing Hotdog' Filter Has Become a Video Game
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Basketball Training Nets
Basketball Training Nets
The Dr. Dish iC3 Basketball Shot Trainer Helps Improve Your Game
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Color-Matching Pet Games
Color-Matching Pet Games
Pets Can Stay Occupied at Home with Color Match by CleverPet
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High-Tech Tag Games
High-Tech Tag Games
Tag Team Inc. is Reinventing Laser Tag with 3D-Printed Weapons, AI and Drones
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Magical Escape Rooms
Magical Escape Rooms
This Harry Potter Escape Room Takes Participants Through an Adventure
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Weatherproof Gaming Tables
Weatherproof Gaming Tables
The Pure Outdoor Foosball Table Brings the Game to Exterior Spaces
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Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
Full-Size Game Console Keyboards
The Cyber Gadget Nintendo Switch Keyboard is Convenient
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Game Console-Inspired Sneakers
Game Console-Inspired Sneakers
These Nintendo-Themed Air Jordans are Any Gamer's Dream
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Handmade Balancing Board Games
Handmade Balancing Board Games
The Wood Balancing Game is Crafted from Premium Materials
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Video Game Cosmetics Collections
Video Game Cosmetics Collections
The Shu Uemura x Super Mario Collection is Focused on Playtime
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Opulent Sci-Fi Chess Sets
Opulent Sci-Fi Chess Sets
The S.T. Dupont Star Wars Chess Set Has a $128,000 Price Tag
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Interactive Fast Food Windows
Interactive Fast Food Windows
KFC and Robinsons are Celebrating Wimbledon with a Pong Game
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Intelligent Golf Training Equipment
Intelligent Golf Training Equipment
The Tyche T1 Golf Training Tool Alternates Between Lessons
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eCommerce Meal Kit Services
eCommerce Meal Kit Services
The Amazon Meal Kits are Available to AmazonFresh Customers
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Geeky Fantasy Knapsacks
Geeky Fantasy Knapsacks
The Mother of Dragons Backpack is Full of 'Game of Thrones' References
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Champagne Cocktail Pop-Ups
Champagne Cocktail Pop-Ups
Le Crown and Cactus Pub Was Hosted by Chambord in London
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Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
Gaming App Pop-Up Cafes
The Candy Crush Cafe Was Hosted Over a Two-Day Period in London
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Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Child-Centric Shadow Designs
Darkness Design Makes it Easier For Kids to Play With Shadow Designs
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Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Millennial-Focused Start-Up Headquarters
Deliveroo's New Office Features Private Phone Booths
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2
Trend Safari Registration Opens August 1st
Trend Safari Registration Opens August 1st
Purchase Future Festival Tickets Now for First Pick
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Holographic Display Smartphones
Holographic Display Smartphones
RED Has Designed the World's First Glasses-Free Holographic Phone
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