Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The answers to our lives

We recently heard about GRAVITAS, a fun and introspective game "that gets us thinking and talking again." Learn more about it by watching this short video starring GRAVITAS creator Alan Gratias:



GRAVITAS the game
Intrigued? Increase your own "GQ" by getting yourself this little box of big questions. Consisting of 143 cards (three questions per card) totalling 429 questions, GRAVITAS is a game of self-reflection that also has us sharing our life views with others. With playful queries like "What's wrong with a metrosexual?" to ponderous ones such as "What engages you?", there certainly are no right or wrong answers; making it a game anyone can--and should--play.

$39.95 at gravitasthegame.com

8 comments:

  1. This looks like an intriguing game for a calmer less frenzied Game Nite. I'm down if anyone has it. I think my husband would love the "no right or wrong answers" aspect.

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  2. Looks interesting...I'll have to check it out.

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  3. Looks like fun! I'm used to the trivial pursuit style where every second answer is "Richard Nixon". :)

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  4. This is a game that essentially enables people to create and (hopefully) sustain meaningful discussion with others. It is not surprising that a game like this has been invented. Our culture does not value or promote true self reflection. Therefore, I feel that this game can truly be helpful for those who wish to delve into their inner psyches and maybe a learn a thing or two about themselves as well as their friends. I'm curious to see what the questions are : )

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  5. It's interesting that a game has been invented for introspection. In this fast-paced, materialistic and hedonistic society, do we have to resort to a game to stop and think about the bigger questions that life poses?

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  6. It looks interesting - but given the questions it poses, it sounds like you would have to be really comfortable sharing honest answers with other people...
    Pros: You can learn a lot about other people and yourself
    Cons: It might provoke awkward situations (e.g. "What's wrong with a Metrosexual?" could lead to judgmental statements)

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  7. I find it somewhat strange spending $40 on something that people did for free in Ancient Greece. Have we become such a materialistic/consumerist society that we now have to pay for our ideas and/or their catalysts? (See? That point of discussion is free.)

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  8. thats pretty cool... maybe i'll get it...

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