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SUBTWEET: The Card Game

by chrisamaphone - 48 Hour Compo Entry

THIS IS NOT A DIGITAL GAME. This game will require you having physical resources (index cards) and at least 2 other willing players. I hope you'll give it a try despite this overhead!

SUBTWEET is a social card game based on the notion of "subtweeting someone" on Twitter. It's about secrecy in plain sight: you want your intended recipient to know your tweet is about them, while fooling as many other people as possible into doubting your intent, perhaps even believing themselves to the be recipient.

Mechanically, the game involves each player having hands of cards, and taking a rotation of turns in which they play a card, potentially causing players (including themselves) to gain cards. The objective is to empty your hand.

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mess110 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:28pm

did not expect this. good job, gonna show it to more of my friends

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:42pm

i think its supposed to be a computer game =D.

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:42pm


rylgh says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:47pm

haven't played it, but it's an interesting mechanic, and a cool take on the theme

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:20am

Ok so a lot of thought has gone into this game.
Fun that it's a non-digital game (don't know if it has to be digital).

But I really don't have the possibility to play it :(

Rate it high on Innovation though.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:40pm

Nice concept, I like the physical aspect. I would like to give it a try with friends, the gameplay seem very interesting :)

Tuism says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Ok damn I haven't played it yet, but I will :D It sounds like a Dixit on twitter, which is pretty damn awesome :D Love it! :D

blockbot says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:55pm

Interesting that you chose not to make a digital game, nice and unorthodox.

gnerkus says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 9:11am

I was unable to play it (seeing as it is not a digital game) so I didn't rate it.

stvr says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 3:11am

I always love to see analog games in LD. Great idea, and well thought out!

May 14, 2014 @ 10:00pm

I cant download the PDF :c looks fun tho, interesting concept.

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