CONTEXTCreated for Eddo Stern's Spring 2019 DMA 157
MEDIUMCard, print, clay, wood, paint
PEOPLENancy Wu : Game Designer
Wanna be my friend? is a 3-4 player tabletop game that explores the simultaneous joy and fear in making new friends. Each player plays positive or negative interaction cards to other players in order to initiate or sabotage friendships. The receiving player must decide to trust or distrust the action before it’s revealed. The player who’s kindness is taken advantage of increases in vulnerability, as represented by pieces placed onto their clay figure, while the other player reaps the temporary rewards of screwing someone over. Distrust begins to cultivate as miscommunication also increases. Try to make friends in order to win the game while trying to protect yourself from being taken advantage of!