Video game ideas from the bottom up.
PlayThinker is a card game that challenges you to blend player-game interactions into a compelling video game.
What makes a game interesting is how the player interacts with a game's systems, and how those systems push back. Using these as the building blocks of a new game makes it easier to ignore the tropes of a genre or setting, freeing you up to make something new.
Play by yourself, with a friend, or in a group of any size. PlayThinker is great for use in the classroom too. Each deck comprises 37 professionally printed cards in a durable plastic box, and includes tips and instructions on how to use and get the most out of PlayThinker.