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Did you ever play the authors card game? We had this when I was a kid: 13 authors--a pretty random assortment of 19th-century English and American writers, all men with the exception of Louisa May Alcott--with four works for each author. You play it like you play Go Fish, with the goal being to get as many completed sets of authors' works as possible. Wakanomori and I enjoyed playing it the other day, but I thought it would be fun to make up a set of YA fantasy works. [personal profile] osprey_archer is visiting, and we created a set. It's a fairly random assortment, only two male authors (CS Lewis and Lloyd Alexander), and two authors I follow here one LJ/DW (that would be [personal profile] sartorias and [profile] pamaladean). The authors had to have four works or series of works; we tried not to list individual works in a series, and we decided all the works should be fiction.

The original Authors game features portraits of the authors...



But we are not good at portraiture, so we used symbols for each author. [personal profile] sartorias, you're a fan! [personal profile] pameladean, you're a sprig of rosemary!

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Just now [profile] wakanomori, [personal profile] osprey_archer, and I played it. Very satisfying!

This entry was originally posted at http://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/857340.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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steepholm
Jul. 21st, 2017 01:05 am (UTC)
Great idea!
asakiyume
Jul. 21st, 2017 08:20 am (UTC)
I never played a lot of card games, but it's definitely fun when you make it about books!
sartorias
Jul. 21st, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, what fun! We totally have to play that when I visit!
asakiyume
Jul. 21st, 2017 07:25 pm (UTC)
You bet!
dudeshoes
Jul. 31st, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
All I recall about the Authors Card Game was I wasn't very good at it. And since I like to win, I stopped playing. Your game looks like more my thing. Bet you could find a game company to produce it!
asakiyume
Aug. 1st, 2017 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'd encourage anyone to make up their own special versions. You just need thirteen main headings (in this case authors), under which you can have four subheadings (in this case works). So for instance, you could have thirteen countries and then have, say, for each one its flag, a famous geographic landmark associated with it, maybe a great work of art or literature from it, and ... I'm at a loss for a fourth category. Maybe an interesting fact about it. Or you could do different types of animals and then have the four categories be different species of that animal, etc.

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