If Facebook Was a Board Game

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You probably use Facebook too much and don't play board games enough. That's not right! But what if Facebook was a board game instead? How would it work? Graphic designer Pat C. Klein imagined Facebook as a board game and came up with some clever Monopoly-style rules.

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Klein cooked up this Facebook: The Board Game because he was worried that spending all of our waking hours booking the face was ruining our real life communication skills. So he wanted to re-invent the Facebook experience as a group activity (and no, scrolling through Facebook pictures of 'friends' with your buddy isn't the group activity he's talking about).

In Facebook: The Board Game, things like Status become sharing good news or revealing future plans. Stuff like Video would force you to watch a video with somebody. Features like Events would encourage you to plan a gathering with a player. It's a sweet idea with hilarious penalty tiles like 'Unattended PC' which allows a player to "reveal something embarrassing about the next person to leave the room" and 'Break Up' which forces people in relationship to break up. I think it'd be a lot more fun than the real Facebook.

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You can find a more detailed look at a few tiles on the board below. [Pat C. Klein via Design Milk]

Illustration for article titled If Facebook Was a Board Game
Illustration for article titled If Facebook Was a Board Game

Here's the full board:

Illustration for article titled If Facebook Was a Board Game
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DISCUSSION

Where's the tile that says, "Made a tasteless joke on facebook, go strait to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200." ?