The Metagame is a card game where you argue and debate about culture. The original videogame edition and the new culture edition are simple to learn and fun to play with small groups of friends or with hundreds at a party or event. You play the game by combining game cards – videogame trading cards – with comparison cards that say things like “Which game tells a better story” or “Which game is more of a work of art?” You challenge another player and each of you has a couple minutes to argue one side. Bystanders judge and vote on the winner.

The illustrations I created capture the essence of the video game in a single, eye-catching image; some images may be humorous, some serious; some may be realistic, and some very stylized. The point is to draw out the essence and key characteristics of the games in the Metagame deck.

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