Elbes:Social Dynamics Card Game
Elbes is an entertaining card game that aims to revive and enhance people’s knowledge on the classical Egyptian films and their characters, as well as, the importance of the Egyptian social dynamics. The idea behind promoting the Egyptian classical films is to encourage youths to be familiar with their rich culture, and to serve as a motivational spark that leads them to watch the classic films. For that, it is an Arabic game that targets the Egyptian audience to embrace their Araabic language and especially the Egyptian dialect. The design is an analog game because it is a portable medium played in various places and is part of the Egyptian’s leisure activities. Since Elbes aims to revive films, characters, and social dynamics, the game is to impersonate the different characters through situations the players are put into. The goal is to identify who the perpetrator of the game is and eliminate that player from the game. The social dynamics are reflected through the utility tools that are dealt by the players during the rounds. The utility tools can serve as an advantage card, hence the players will comprehend the social varieties. Players add imagination to the characters and situations taken from the classic Egyptian films. The design has a psychedelic feel to support the idea of adding imagination to the reality. The game’s name “Elbes” in Egypt can mean either character impersonation (إلبس الشخصية) or be accused of the situation;(إلبس التهمة) which are the two aspects of the game.
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Awwad, Radwa, "Elbes:Social Dynamics Card Game" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 49.
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