A Facebook based board game by graphic designer Pat C. Klein encourages people to get off their laptops and computers and go out to hang out with their friends.
According to his website the objective of this game is “to persuade people to stop using the internet forever.” “As a young person living in the digital age, I feel as though the internet is affecting our ability to communicate with one another,” Klein mentioned on his site.
“Research done by Stanford University has indicated that social networking sites like Facebook can increase loneliness, depression and insecurity. Facebook: The Board Game was created as a response to this. The idea is that instead of engaging with Facebook on your computer or phone, you can arrange to meet up with friends, have a few drinks and play in real life.”
The set up resembles that of ‘Monopoly’ in which players are triggered when landing on a series of events. If your account is “suspended,” you lose a turn. Players who are in a relationship must break up when landing on the corresponding square, and the game includes hazards like account hacking or forgetting your log-in.
This game is not yet set to be released, but you can find out more about this on his website