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Another dream game – Factions

I seem to dream far more games than I design (or even play) in real life these days. Not sure if this is good or bad? Anyway, this one is a social game for a large group of people (at least 20 or so), so maybe an icebreaker or at a conference or something. First […]

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The Secret Agents’ Masked Ball

You might remember last year I posted here about a game idea, Resistance Is Useless. That proved a fun diversion for a slightly tispy evening — but, as commenters predicted, it lacked the ‘gamishness’ for real replay value. The conversational elements were not sufficiently exchange-y, and it worked best when people went off on unstructured […]

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Spoilerless book blurbs game

A conversation on a friend’s journal prompted the discovery of a new game, which all the family can play in the comfort of the comments section of this post. The idea is to write a brief publisher’s blurb for a well-known book, that avoids spoilering it. This is, of course, particularly tricky when a big […]

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Game idea — Resistance is Useless

We’re off on hol tomorrow with T’s sister et al, and I was thinking about a game idea to try out on them. I wanted a game for four (or similar number) players with the same sort of vibe as the Mafia game (aka Are You a Werewolf?), ie played out via chatting, and with […]