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ChronoCards

ChronoCards are two card games in one box, both of which are about the causes of WWI. It was a project completed in the Game Innovation Lab at USC, funded initially by Microsoft Research. The game series was launched on the 100th year anniversary of the declaration of war on Serbia by Austria-Hungary (July 28, 2014). It was released in two versions, a free and downloadable PDF version (primarily for educators) and a print-on-demand version.

Website: http://history.gameinnovationlab.com

Dr. Scribb’s Fantastical Card Combinatorium

Dr. Scribb’s Fantastical Card Combinatorium is a card-based collaborative writing game co-designed with Sarah Brin and Jeff Watson. Intended for ages 8 through 14, it encourages players to use limitations to spur creativity, emphasizing both the form and content of the writing piece.

Based on the recombinant nature of Reality Ends Here, Combinatorium combines two different types of cards, form and content, and asks players to lay them out to describe a writing project.

Currently in testing and beta development, Combinatorium was first run at 826LA West in Venice, CA in September of 2012 and then again at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, CA as part of their Sunday Afternoons for Kids Series in February of 2013.