Christopher Nolanâs reality-bending sci-fi flick Inception doesnât seem like an obvious pick for board game adaptation. But thatâs kind of the point.
Some film fans way smarter than us have developed Inceptor, an awesomely complicated board game based on the 2010 thriller. The game attempts to replicate the various layers of reality, and it features some legit consequences if you find yourself stuck in limbo or hanging in someoneâs subconscious for too long.
The game board mimics the look and style of the film, and players even get to play as âtotemsâ made famous by the film. Weâll go ahead and say it â dibs on the little top.
The game is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, and just recently surpassed its $30,000 manufacturing goal. Itâs obviously not for sale just yet, but backers who pledge more than $49 get a copy. So act fast before theyâre all gone.
If you still need more of an explainer (like we do), weâve pulled a breakdown of the basic point of the game below. If thatâs not enough, you can find a lot more info about the deeply complex, and deeply intriguing, rulesÂ right here:
Inceptor is a board game that takes place in the dream world. The board represents the inside of a dreamer's mind, who is known as the Mark. Each player is trying to plant an idea in the Mark's dream, hoping that when he wakes, he will carry out their chosen task. The key is to make your task seem achievable to the Mark and to make sure he believes it was his own idea from its inception. In order to do this the dream needs to be so real, that when the Mark wakes up, the planted idea sticks and he performs the mission without a second thought.
Check out the full project video below:
What do you think? Would you actually play this game?