Obsession has a new name, PackRat. Someone on my contact list introduced me to PackRat and now I’m addicted.
PackRat is a Facebook application that’s part card collection game, and part thievery. The rules are simple.
1. Form a set and put them away in your vault.
2. Buy cards to complete sets.
3. Steal cards from your friends to complete sets.
There are very few wrinkles beyond that.
You gain levels by putting sets in your vault and by stealing cards from your contacts. Each card belongs to a master set, and there are numerous sets. Sets are made up of common and uncommon cards, some of which must be combined to form other cards in the collection.
To keep you from losing friends, PackRat provides some built in rat friends for you to steal from. That, combined with being able to purchase cards, allows friends to play without becoming fierce competitors.
All of the cards are family safe as far as I’ve seen, and not a few are great for a laugh. The Primary Colors 2008 set contains various modern day political figures, with some surprisingly good likenesses.
The game is simple enough to learn that teens and adults can play along side.
Overall, this game is sure to be a hit for those that love card collection games of the not so virtual variety. Adding the family safe factor makes it one I recommend giving a try.
See you in the game. (clicking the image will take you to the Facebook application page)
** UPDATE: click here to read about the wiki site.
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