Board Games Given The Mashup Treatment
Boardgames and remix culture collide in a multilayered celebration of the power of play
Here at PSFK we love play and remixes, so we see no reason not to love the Boardgame Remix Kit by Hide&Seek Productions.
The Kit offers 25 new ways to play those stalwarts of family boardgames: Monopoly, Clue, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. The project represents an interesting move that will hopefully encourage more people to toy with house rules for games so entrenched in popular consciousness that their rules are considered sacrosanct.
From the rule book of the Remix Kit:
For each game you’re likely to have lying around the house we’ve included a mix of tweaks, new games and mashups. A tweak is like a house rule: a little change you can make to a game you already love that perhaps makes it a bit faster, or a bit less random, or a bit sillier. A new game is what it sounds like – a totally new game that uses the pieces from a game you own, but gives you different things to do with them. A mashup is a combination of two different games – perhaps using the tiles from Scrabble on the Clue board, or combining Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.