When 22-year-old Nate Danziger booted up Cordial Minuet, he wasn't sure what to expect. Cordial Minuet, a psychological puzzler from designer Jason Rohrer, asks people to use their own money. You only need a few dollars to start, but it's still real money! Danziger discovered Cordial Minuet because he loved The Castle…
The first thing that threw me about Jason Rohrer's new multiplayer video game was that he told me I could only play it with money on the line. Real money. MY money. Then he said the game would mail me a check if I won. It was all legal, he assured me.
Jason Rohrer, designer of the games Passage, The Castle Doctrine and Diamond Trust of London, designed a game that likely won't be played in his lifetime. Instead, he buried the game, with the intention that it wouldn't be played for the next two thousand years.