This really seems like something that should be Photoshop Friday topic, but such is beyond my skills, I fear; so a riff it is.
The other day I heard the kids at the computer, looking for a game called Button Hunt. And I thought, for a second, that someone had adapted the venerable parlor game Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? into a videogame. Now, I don’t really play video or computer games—I’ve got way too many other, more efficient methods for time-suckage, thanks—but I keep a casual eye on the industry, and I’m mildly fascinated by the peculiar poetry of game titles. And I started thinking about old-timey children’s games and pastimes, and how they’d be marketed in a videogame world...
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Mad Libs Unlimited—Noun of the Adjective Noun
Chinese Whispers IV: Echoes of the Forbidden City
Exquisite Corpse Unearthed
Wink Murder 2: A Dark Adapted Eye
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Musical Chairs III—When the Music’s Over
Mumblety-Peg: The Jagged Edge
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Tops 2—The No-Spin Zone
Jacks: Threesie Easy Pieces
Tito Francona Celebrity Cribbage
Charades Interactive: Vow of Silence
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