Metagame, previously written here, just launched a Kickstarter. The company, Local No. 12, originally made video game and sci-fi decks, but those are being tossed out the window in order to reboot the series. Why? Perhaps in the hopes to, more or less, attract everyone. Video games are great, but not everyone can get into them and the same goes for sci-fi. Metagame has a better chance of success by broadening their outreach to pop culture as whole.
Confused? Perhaps an explanation is in order. Essentially, Metagame is a game within a game within a game. To be precise, it’s like a deck of playing cards in that the deck comes with a set of rules, but it also encourages players to experiment. At its core Metagame is like a more debate-oriented version of Apples to Apples, or Cards Against Humanity. There are topic cards, which a judge draws, and then there are the players. Players select the card they think best fits the question, defend their action, and then the judge makes a ruling. And that's just one possible way to enjoy Metagame.
Local No.12 is looking for $25,000 on Kickstarter. The campaign launched last week and with 30 days to go, they have already made about half their goal: $16,467. For fans of the first run of Metagame and for lovers of similar games like Cards Against Humanity, this new deck has potential.
To help Local No.12’s cause, go to their Kickstarter here. To watch a preview of their first game, watch here. To read this writer’s thoughts on their first run, read here. And finally, be sure to look at the gallery and check out some personal favorites from the new prototype (which was provided to this writer by Local No. 12).