The Thing from the Future is an award winning imagination game that challenges players to describe objects from a range of alternative futures.
Originally created by Situation Labs, this is an unauthorised digital recreation of the game’s Print-And-Play Edition.
Enjoy playing! Do share your favourite ideas on social media using the #FutureThing hashtag.
The object of the game is to come up with the most entertaining and thought-provoking descriptions of hypothetical objects from different near-, medium-, and long-term futures.
This game is best played with a group of 2-6 players. Each round, click to turn each of the 4 cards to generate a creative prompt.
Players then write a short description (and sketch, if they wish!) of an object that fits the constraints of the prompt.
Once ready, read out and share your descriptions. You are now free to collaborate on fleshing out the most interesting ideas as a group.
This project was lovingly hand-coded by Paritosh Ursekar - a Sydney, Australia based user experience and interface designer. It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike 2.0 license, just like the original game.
You can see more of my work at www.paritoshursekar.com. If you wish to speak with me: reach out on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email. :)