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4:28pm on Tuesday, 20th March, 2012:

Satirical Game


At the AHS do I was at at the weekend, I picked up a game called God Trumps. It's basically Top Trumps with religions instead of motorcycles. Here are some example cards:

There are only 24 cards in the pack, which is a bit light — they could have included a few more esoteric and extinct religions than they did. Still, you could play a game with just those 24 cards.

Well, you could except that it has an "I win" card:

Why is it that people who design satirical games are so easily tempted to break the game in order to make a point? You only get your message across once if it breaks the medium.

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