DevShop: The Card Game

Card games, Kickstarter, and a tangible way to explain the interactive agency experience to those outside the industry? My nerdy heart, be still. DevShop, the card game created by  philosophie, includes straight forward rules and quick game play,  and 140 well-designed, fun cards, which makes me want to speak in meme and say, “Shut up and take my money!”

The game play explained.

The game play explained.

According to their Kickstarter page, philosophie,  a software development consultancy who has worked with various clients such as Amplify LA, Stack Social and Nintendo, created the turn-based card game for 2-4 players “based on the culture and agile project management style of philosophie.” As they explain in the game play video,  DevShop initially began as an idea for a client project and grew into a side project for their team. The card game reflects project timelines by allowing players to choose the length of each “sprint,” which can come in handy if you wanted to play a quick 10-15 minute game during a break at work.  Each player starts off with “some funds and two interns” – including “Sebastian” who sports a dashing mustache. Players attempt to create and successfully run their own business, ultimately winning by achieving the highest customer satisfaction at the end of each sprint. But, beware as the “crisis cards,” much like in real life, can challenge your ability to finish the project and satisfy your client!

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