Socialbomb is a real world social game that clocks players' popularity. Players wear phony lookin' bombs around their necks that measure interpersonal reputation. The game is designed to accommodate up to 30 players, with the player with the lowest social score being dubbed the "Socialbomb" and developing self-esteem issues. Think of it as high school, but not. Socialbomb [BBTV]
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