A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

Game of Phones is a simple card game that requires everyone playing to have a smartphone chock full of music, photos, and social media apps -- at least if they want to win.

A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

The 100 cards included in each $US20 deck feature scavenger hunt-like clues, but everything is found on the players' smartphones. Whoever has the best looking wallpaper as judged by their fellow players will win one hand, while someone with the best nature shot in their camera roll might win the next.

A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

At times the game can certainly lead to some embarrassing revelations, which is probably half the fun of playing it. And after going through the deck a few times it might just encourage you to take better photos, listen to better music, or stop snapping photos of dinner. But what's most important is that you can play without having to bury your phone in your pocket, leaving you wondering what all those vibrating alerts could be. [Photojojo]

A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

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    You know, this is the worst game I've ever seen.

    I say this as someone who as a child played a game where you slam coins into each other's knuckles until they bleed and everyone ends up with gross, swollen hands from filthy coins giving them infections.

      totes played that - have some scars
      yeah, this game does seem worse

        Me too. What did you dudes call it? We called it Bloodsport...

          The local variant was called Knucklebuster, I think. Between that and doing 'smileys' with lighters, I didn't play the reindeer games in school.

          Last edited 30/12/14 12:28 am

          I think it was Blood Knuckles for us. I explained this game to some of my American colleagues a few years ago. Apparently I validated every stereotype about Australians being bizarrely in love with danger they had.

          "coins"
          in our rules someone spun a coin and people had to take turns flicking it to keep it spinning.. if you made it fall you were the recipient of the coin to the knuckles

      We played that but with a deck of cards. Angle the cards right and you get 52 cards scraping skin off

      This game is a lot worse though. We struggle to keep people away from their phones so I wouldn't want to play something that encourages mobile usage even more. The art of social interaction is lost these days

        Just do what I do, first one to touch their phone at a night out has to pay for everyones dinner. (Emergency exceptions)

    Seems like a good way to get a peek at those "private" pictures people take of themselves.

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