Power of Love

This game can be played outdoors.

If you see someone go by on a skateboard, shout/sing at them “THAT’S THE POWER OF LOVE!”

If they respond positively, you both win.

Double-points if they’re skitching.

Panic Bird

there are two groups of players:
likers
and haters

when you read these rules flip a coin

if it’s heads you’re a liker
if tails you’re a hater

if you’re a liker, okay :)
if you’re a hater, tweet #ihatepanicbird

:<

Bad Game Idea

A carbon dating sim

Siriaoke

The object of the game is to control speech recognition software (Siri, Kinect, Google Glass) only through singing.

You win every time you do this. You win more if there are other people around.

Badger

imageThis game can be played by anyone attending the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

The object of the game is to avoid being badgered.

The other object of the game is to badger badgers.

A badger is any person wearing their GDC badge around their neck OUTSIDE the Moscone center, on any street other than that bit of Howard running between the buildings, and 4th between Howard and Minna (see map).

If you spot a badger, go up to them and say “Badger!” (This is called badgering.)

If they give you a confused look, tell them you’re playing Badger, and explain the rules.

Confused or not, make sure they take off their badge.

If you’re badgered by someone who is, themselves, a badger, you can retort with “MUSHROOM!"

And then you should both highfive.

And then take off your badges.

(inspired by Adam Orth’s pet peeve)

BirthFace

This game requires Facebook to play, and can only be played on your birthday.

Your goal is to earn as many points as possible.

You earn one point for every birthday message that somebody posts on your Facebook wall.

You lose one point for every “Happy Birthday [your name here]!”

You lose two points for every “Happy Birthday!” (with one or more exclamation points).

You lose three points for every “Happy Birthday” (with no exclamation).

Eggs Bugs

This game requires an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

The object of the game is to issue commands to the Kinect’s voice recognition system, without ever saying any of the actual command words the Kinect is listening for.

For example, if you’re watching a movie on Netflix and you want to pause, don’t say “Xbox, pause” — say “Eggs bugs, boss.”

When you play this game, everyone’s a winner.

Chubby Bunny Kinect

This game requires an Xbox 360 with Kinect, and marshmallows.

The object of the game is to have as many marshmallows in your mouth while still being understood by the Kinect’s speech recognition.

The player with the most marshmallows wins.

Band Photo

If you’re walking down the street, and a group of three-to-six people are walking toward you, whip out your camera, yell “BAND PHOTO!” and then take a photo of them.

Look at the photo. If anyone’s face isn’t visible, tell those people they’re out of the band.

King of the World

This game must be played on a boat.

The object of the game is to become the King of the World.

To become the king of the world, be the first person, once the boat has left shore, to run up to the front of the boat and shout “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!”

Everybody else loses.