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Typical LIFE of Typical IRANIANS

TLTI is a board game designed to describe and address some socio-political problems of post revolution Iran.

CONTEXT

DMA 157A Spring 2012

MEDIUM

wood, paper, glue

PEOPLE

DARA AFRAZ  :  Game Design

[INTRO]

TLTI is a board game designed to describe and address some socio-political problems of post revolution Iran and its hidden roots attached to religious government. The humors language of games tries to narrate the typical incidents happening to ordinary Iranians in an exaggerated manner. Throughout the game players get to know how much human rights can effect life styles.

[QUICK STORY]

At the beginning Players determine their sex and start the game by having 3 ?particles of joy.? Players one by one start revealing the cards related to their sex and read the incident on the back of it for everybody. Each incident is also marked as ?+? or ?-?; if its?+? you gain and if it?s ??? you lose one particle of joy which show your level of joyfulness. At the end of your turn you would discuss the issue with other players and choose the right category of the issue by putting your respond bid on the respond chart in front of you. At the end of the game you have reviewed many possible problems that a third world country governed by a religious government would have and reminded of offspring of living in a country that protects human rights.

[GAME BIDS]

DICE: 2 dice of female players and 2 for male players. Dice will tell you to throw a unisex card or a card related to your own sex.

INCIDENT CARDS: three categories of male, female and unisex cards categorized by stages of life such as
0- 5 yr old, 5-10, 10-20 etc. on the back of each card an incident is written and marked as either + or ?

PARTICLE OF JOY:
Determines how joyful of a person you are at the current stage of your life.

ISSUES CATEGORIES CHART
you choose your response to the issue from this chart

RESPONSE BID/CHART
You chose your responses by putting response bids on your response chart.
Response chart has