For those that can’t get enough of Black Mirrors latest interactive experience Bandersnatch there is a new social card game on the way! Inspired by the season 3 episode of the same name, this three to six player game gets you to create your “perfect” life by collecting lifestyle cards, while avoiding dings to your social score that could cause everything you’ve worked for to come crashing down.
Gather your most influential friends for a game based on the Black Mirror episode NOSEDIVE. Create a “perfect” life by collecting Lifestyle cards, while avoiding any dings to your Social Score that could cause everything you’ve worked for to come crashing down.
Your Social Score is based on how much the other players enjoy the experiences you give them using the free NOSEDIVE GAME APP. With over 1,000 unique Experiences available, risk your reputation to impress your important friends!
In the Black Mirror episode itself, people can rate every interaction they have with other people on a single social media app. Think of it as an expanded version of the Uber rating system, complete with the possibility of vindictive users abusing the system. And just as with Uber, a one- star rating has the potential for real economic effects.
Nosedieve the game has two phases, in the lifestyle phase players draw a hand of lifestyle cards and build them into stacks. The lifestyle cards range from one star uneneviable experiences like ‘a six minute lunch break’ to five stars for lavish experiences like having ’10 million followers’. There’s some strategy to the process of creating stacks. After three rounds of building stacks the experience phase begins, players will give experiences to others via the app, they are then rated and social scores added up.
Nosedive comes with a free smartphone app (available for Android or Apple) that’s integral to the game: it keeps track of players, sets their starting Social Scores, and enables the second phase.
This game definitely creates some interesting social discussions with players, round up a few friends and grab your copy of Nosedive today
Learn how to play by watching this short video from Geek and Sundry