Sunday, October 01, 2006

A So-Called "Potentially Awesome" Game

Skimming through the online edition of The Believer, I found this fabulous game called Overrated. It works like this:

Three-plus people make a bunch of cards with people, places, and things on them.

A card is read aloud.

Players silently contemplate the item’s true worth relative to its perceived worth.

Everybody does a kind of rock-paper-scissors motion.

And then simultaneously makes one of three gestures:
Hand in O-shape, held high: OVERRATED

Hand in — shape, held level: PERFECTLY RATED

Hand in inverted-U shape, held low: UNDERRATED

Then everybody discusses why people chose what they did. If you manage to get someone else to change their rating, you get a point.

So: all you people have to do is add
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane to the mix, and you're set for a fun, high-blood-pressure evening. Or possibly J.K. Rowling. Or The Newbery Medal. Or Barnes & Noble. Or . . . well, you get the picture.

Click here to download, sweeties!

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