The "Computer Classics Card Game" is a highly strategic version of Top Trumps: the simple deck features 32 milestones of computer history. It's also a pocket version of a museum.
This special edition in English celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Computer Games Museum of Berlin. It will bear the museum's logo on the backside of all cards.
The range of cards spans the entire digital stoneage: starting with the first-ever desktop computer, the Olivetti Programma 101, from 1965 to the world's first Smartphone, the Nokia Communicator, launched in 2001. (Cards A1 and H2 respectively).
Card values include:
- Year of Launch (the older, the better)
- CPU Processor Speed (the faster, the better)
- RAM Memory (the higher, the better)
- Weight (the higher, the better)
- Price at Launch (the higher, the better)
Hence, even the most vintage computer can be a valuable card, because higher age and weight values trump. So the super-heavy Commodore PET 2001 from 1977 would win over the light Apple Newton (a.k.a. the iPad zero) from 1993 in these categories. (Cards B1 and H1 respectively)
Through their superior technical specs (speed and memory), the "young timers" have an edge over the older ones. Price is a fifth value that varies a lot, thus, stirring the game up a little.
The "Computer Classics Card Game" is a well-balanced game for up to eight players. It is easy to learn and entertaining for kids and grown-ups. A round of four player will take 10-15 minutes.
- 32 classic computers (simple deck)
- Total of 33 cards (incl. cover)
- Apple expansion plus 12 cards, comes separately
- Plastic box, cards wrapped in cellophane
- Ages 7-99
- For 2-5 players
- 1 minute to learn
- One round = 10-15 minutes of fun
- Language: English
- Shipping: worldwide
- Available from October/November 2017
- Backside: Logo of the 20th anniversary of the museum
How to play it:
We've come a long way, baby:
Famous visitors, Steve Wozniak, Apple:
Famous visitors, Nolan Bushnell, Atari:
Pong, the first ever computer game:
This is how the backside of the cards will look like:
Meet Roman, the Maker of the Computer Classics Card Game:
"Dear supporters, hey, I am Roman!
Like most of us, I love gaming. However, for me personally, playing games was never enough - I wanted to create my own games. The first paper-based one I developed in third grade and played it with my fellow students in school.
Eventhough creating games never became my profession, it always remained my passion. I created the "Computer Classics Card Game" in a first, German version when I went through a bit of a rough patch in my life. The gift shop of Berlin's Computer Games Museum has been one of the first outlets to sell it. Now, we celebrate the 20th anniversary with a special edition for the museum and you can help!
Creating the card game not only helped me to go back to my roots - it also inspired other projects such as MAKE Rhein-Main, the independent Maker Faire in the Frankfurt region. You can read all the details on my blog by clicking on the links below.
Please help kickstarting this special edition to encourage more fun projects! I pledge that, in the event of excess funding, the money will go to other cool Maker and retro projects.
Thanks! From Germany with love,
Roman (Twitter: @NerdDream)"
Last but not least, but unfortunatelly only available in German: Our "Vintage Top-Model" Amelie (see header above), explains how she got her first computer and what's special about Nerds.
Risks and challenges
We just need money for the professional printing service to launch this second edition, so we will be able to ship worldwide by October 2017. Help us kickstarting this now!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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