After the world missed its targets to stop runaway climate change, your leaders were forced to unleash a threat that will ultimately destroy the very core of humanity itself.
Because we are you thirty years into the future. We come from the year 2050 with a dire warning.
These cards are your last hope to unify your civilization and defend your future against certain destruction.
In the very near future, mega-clusters of artificial intelligence systems will spawn the rise of the Global Brain. Neither good nor bad, this entity will exist to give you what it thinks you want. However, as your world plunges deeper into segregation and despair, you are training the system to give yourselves more of the same – spelling imminent disaster for the fate of humanity.
Your mission: Play the game, build the puzzles, and unlock the AR to earn as many HIPs (Human Intelligence Points) as possible to counterbalance the negative data pouring into the system, activating a positive feedback loop between humanity and the Global Brain.
With enough HIPs blasting into the system, we can rewire the Global Brain and elevate our consciousness before doing ourselves in with our own creation.
Here's a brief overview of the ever expanding social art project behind VINES for Humanity
VINES for Humanity is a strategic puzzle game. You’ll need to use mad observation skills and strategic thinking to be the winner. But you will find that we all win by playing the game.
In the game, players construct groups of connecting VINES to grow sets and rack up points, bringing order to chaos and saving humanity from a future of unfocused dispair. Points increase exponentially with each new VINE connected.
Two connecting VINES is called a Seed. You get no points for a Seed but these are your foundations for blooms to emerge.
Sets of three to twelve connecting VINES are called Blooms and earn you HIPs...ranging from 8 HIPs for 3 VINES to 4,096 HIPs for 12 VINES. No extra points are earned for more than 12 VINES in one Bloom.
HIPs are your Human Intelligence Points. At the end of the round, players will gain HIPs based on the total of VINES in their personal Blooms. The player with the most HIPs wins the round. Beware! Any VINES in your hand at the end of the round are deducted from your Blooms...starting with your largest Bloom!
HIPs grow exponentially. Use the included Points Conversion Table to convert the number of VINES in each Bloom to HIPs
This game takes strategic thinking. Emptying your hand before building up enough points could mean defeat. But holding on to your VINES could mean a bigger disaster is looming. And while it’s NOT mandatory to play a set, you'll need to beware of losing it to an action card.
You get everything you need packed in a sturdy tuck box so you can take the fun wherever you go.
This flagship edition of VINES includes:
The VINES for Humanity puzzle game makes an excellent addition to your game collection or is perfect as a gift for someone who loves puzzles or strategic set-building card games.
I am building in the Augmented reality component into each VINE Card. New ones added often. Be sure to subscribe to the emailer once you have purchased to get notified which VINE cards have become ACTIVATED!!
VINES are interconnecting artworks growing from a massive social art project called The Grapevine Wall.
Each month, two new VINES emerge to grow the canvas and reveal two pieces to the puzzling story. All VINES link together to form the 360-degree immersive canvas.
When completed in 2030, five chapters will tell the epic story of humanity's great transition into a technologically advanced, sustainable future.
Each new chapter creates a new puzzle that can be combined with other chapters to grow the number of players and difficulty.
In Chapter One "The Revelation" (2013 - 2017), while many knew about climate change and sustainable technologies for decades, we witnessed a surge of enlightenment and historical action leading to an explosion of deceptive technologies gaining critical traction.
Look for Chapter 2 "The Awakening" (2017 - 2020) VINES coming soon. In this chapter, we are witnessing advancements faster than ever before. A convergence of advanced technologies growing exponentially has entered the disruptive stage.
You are able to add them to the pool of HIPs earned from all players – growing our collective power in a story that will be shared for generations to come.
As with any puzzle, you'll want to utilize the handy reference art. Each box contains the artwork along with rules and directions, or you can download the game sheets here.
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|Publish Date||November 26, 2020|
|Setting||Modern / Present|
|If You Like||Modern Art|
|More Info||VINES for Humanity - Chapter Two web site|