The Ludemetic Game Generator


Categories: Math, Electronic.
Mechanics: Trick-taking, Modular Board.

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Inspired by passing mention of the word "ludeme" in what I thought was David Parlett's Penguin Book of Word Games, but which was apparently his Oxford Guide to Card Games, which I must have been reading at the same time.

The Ludemetic (or Ludemic) Game Generator randomly combines categories and mechanics from those at BoardGameGeek to create new (and largely useless) game ideas, with arbitrarily appropriate titles. It can be used as a source of random inspiration, or laughed at once and thrown away.

Created by Kevan Davis in December 2003. Patched to a Twitter bot in 2017. Leonard's BoardGameDadaist is still funnier.