The lovers is a tarot-driven two-player experience in two forms: A conversation game for fans of We’re Not Really Strangers where two partners ask questions and tell stories to form a deeper connection, and a storytelling game using the same prompts and tarot spreads to tell slice of life stories about love of all kinds. Both versions play in 30-60 minute with only two players and a deck of tarot cards separated into major and minor arcana. Crafted by partners Adam Vass & Alyx Schroeder for Valentine’s Day 2023.
The Lovers is a compact duet game by and for lovers (or like, close friends, or maybe friends who like to play flirty story games with other friends— you know who you are.) Inspired by the the intimate conversation game We’re Not Really Strangers, The Lovers uses the major arcana deck to elicit prompts about the inner life of either players themselves, or of fictional characters the players create. Simple, freeform, and intimate, all in a lovely little zine with black and red collage art.
- A5, 12-page, red & black, saddle-stitch zine