Introducing the Offline Social Networking Game: A tactile social game for the whole crew.
Turn your office into a place where the popular people feel better about themselves and the rest of us hate our lives.
Ok, so that’s not very nice (and not really true at all), but using only a paper box and slips of paper, you can take your online social networking skills to the real-world level.
Benefits And Rewards
We hate to make crazy promises, but we think the Offline Social Networking Game might give you at least a few of the following benefits:
- You’ll come out of your shell (if you were in one).
- You’ll feel like you have more friends than you actually do.
- You can stuff your own box.
- It’s a social network your mom can’t follow you on.
- You’ll help your team learn all the necessary social networking lingo.
- It will make you more friends and everyone will love you.
- We’re pretty sure this was actually Mark Zuckerberg’s original idea for Facebook.
How To Download
How To Play
The Offline Social Networking Game is something you can play with your friends and co-workers. Simply have each participant download and assemble the project sheet, using the directions below. Everyone gets a box and a set of social networking-themed tags. You can either Like (Facebook), +1 (Google+), Pin (Pinterest), or Tweet (Twitter) a message on paper and drop it in a friend’s box. That’s it! Whatever your team would like to do with the results is up to you, We’re thinking that here, at Todaymade, the person with the most “friends” will buy lunch just to prevent inevitable box stuffing.
Assembling The Game
1. Download the project sheet (see above). You will only need the project sheet, some tape, and a scissor
2. Cut the slot out as indicated. This is where your friends will place their social greetings to you.
3. Fold along the dashed lines. There are four of them: Main Fold 1, 2, 3, and 4. Fold to the front and to the back of the paper so that the folds are crisp and flexible in both directions.
4. Bring Point A to Point A, creating diagonal fold Line 1. Repeat for points B, C, and D to create folds on Line 2, 3, and 4.
5. Once the folds have been made, lay the paper out flat on your desk. Flip your paper over.
6. Along Main Fold 1, bring the paper up so the markings and decoration is on the outside of the box. Bring Fold A and B together behind this front flap you just created, with one over-lapping the other. Fold along the dotted line (edge of colored area) to the inside of the box. This holds the box’s shape and forms the bottom of the box. Repeat for the other side.
7. You can make your box an open box by leaving it as is, or you can make it an enclosed box and cut a slit in the lid as directed. To make an enclosed box, simply bring up the inside flaps created by line E and F and tape in place.
8. Now, cut out the social networking-themed tags on the dotted lines. Allow your friends and co-workers to Like, Tweet, Pin, or +1 you as necessary. Happy offline social networking for everyone!