Playing Fog of Love is like being in a romantic comedy: roller-coaster rides, awkward situations, lots of laughs and plenty of difficult compromises to make.
Much as in a real relationship, goals might be at odds. You can try to change, keep being relentless or even secretly decide to be a Heartbreaker. It’s your choice.
The happily ever after won’t be certain, but whatever way your zigzag romance unfolds, you’ll always end up with a story full of surprises – guaranteed to raise a smile!
CULTURE CARDS feature a single cultural object or icon, from the Mona Lisa to Ms. Pac-Man.
OPINION CARDS say things like “Which feels like first love?” or “Best reminder of our mortality.”
Some of the games get you debating, and some are more strategic. Some are best for a handful of players and others are designed for dozens of them.
The six games are:
Matchmakers: match your culture cards to the right opinion cards
History 101: put everything in the right chronological order
Debate Club: argue to the critics for your hilarious opinion
Head to Head: a fast-paced race to get your cards out first
Massively Multiplayer Metagame: for big parties and events
Metaquilt: a tricky combination of strategy and discussion
You don’t usually find games where players have debates like: Which is more fundamentally misunderstood - Fox News or the rainbow flag? The Metagame covers every possible kind of design, media, and art and helps you see culture in new ways. We’ve played The Metagame at hardcore tabletop game conferences and in dimly lit hipster bars. The Metagame works in just about any social setting - just pick the game variation that suits your group and situation the best.
The player who submitted the chosen card(s) is given the question card to represent an "Awesome Point."
In addition, there are a few extra rules. First, some question cards are "Pick 2" or cards, which require each participant to submit two cards in sequence to complete their answer. Second, a gambling component also exists. If a question is played which a player believes they have two possible winning answers for, they may pay in an Awesome Point to play a single second answer. If the player who gambled wins, they retain the wagered point, but if they lose, the player who contributed the winning answer takes both points.
After each round, the role of card czar rotates around the table, and play continues until everyone decides to stop.