Friday, June 30, 2006

Meme Games

After two years, I've actually been tagged by a meme for the first time. Abbagav wants to know what kind of watch I wear (A Seiko analog chronometer watch with a scratch in the glass).

This meme is not at all relevant to what I post about; most memes aren't. I imagine that the original meme sharers were bloggers who posted about their personal life and friends, as opposed to specific subjects. Sharing memes about "what color is your underwear" and so on are directly relevant to purely personal blogs.

But it does give me the opportunity to talk about memes and games.

How can we relate memes to games? (For those of you watching this on your TV, you know by now that I can relate anything to games, somehow)

A meme area control board game: Ten rounds. If you control the most bloggers in a particular subject, your meme is doing best, so you score points for that region.

A meme trading/negotiation game: Trade meme attributes so as to achieve the best hand with which to attract the most bloggers.

A meme civilization game: Each player controls a meme civ, out to conquer the most territory by the end of round seven. There are nine phases in each round. Phase 1: each player collect three meme spread tokens. For each B-list blogger you control, collect one more token. Phase 2: new bloggers are flipped up and placed on the appropriate places on the board. Players now auction for turn order, which also determines how many emails they can send this round ...

What about board game memes? Has anyone ever done one?

Yehuda

And I tag: Maksim, Gnome, Ekted, Pawnstar, and Sologamer

6 comments:

Gavriel said...

You could tag as many of the competitors in your blog-ad space as possible to dilute their ad-relevance more than yours.

Meme powers game. Everyone starts the game with 125 meme points, and selects from a group of meme powers. Then you play rounds of a card game where everyone's special power is used once and then tranfered at one-fifth power to five others. Repeat.

I can see why I don't write a game blog. I'll leave this to the experts.

Yehuda said...

Gavriel,

That was very rude of me to say, wasn't it? Sorry, Gav. I hit myself with a wet noodle. :-|

I'm very, very happy to be tagged by you. Everyone else, go read Gav's blog (Israeli politics with a healthy heap of sarcasm).

Yehuda

Gavriel said...

No insult taken, as I knew none was intended. It was actually an interesting thought that hadn't occured to me. It wouldn't have stopped me from tagging you even if it had occured to me, since I'm sure you can find a way to handle it. Very nice answer. I also love it when meme answers are surprising, since they are usually so predictable. Shabbat Shalom.

MaksimSmelchak said...

Hi Yehuda,

*** What exactly am I being tagged for? Do you want me to come up with a game meme? The watch I wear? ***

I'd be happy to oblige... LOL :)

Shabbat Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

MaksimSmelchak said...

Hi Abba Gav,

I'm a big fan... please keep up the good work!

Am Yisroel Chai!

Shabbat Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

Yehuda said...

Maksim: What exactly am I being tagged for? Do you want me to come up with a game meme? The watch I wear?

I think what watch you wear is the original meme. That's a watch meme. "A game based on memes" meme sounds even cooler, though.

Yehuda