June 15, 2021
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first_imgQuick, what’s the nerdiest thing you can think of? No matter what answer springs to mind, it probably can’t top cHTeMeLe, a board game about writing HTML5 code. In cHTeMeLe, players endorse their favorite web browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, or IE) and then score points by correctly laying out HTML tags, while also trying to bug or crash their opponents’ code.Despite cHTeMeLe’s technical theme, its developers claim you don’t need any web programming experience to play. The game takes web design standards and boils them down into game rules that even children can learn. To help less technical players keep everything straight, the tag cards use syntax highlighting that different parts of code have unique colors — just like an Integrated Developer Environment. No one is going to completely pick up HTML5 purely by playing cHTeMeLe, but it does have some educational value for understanding basic tags and how they fit together.The bad news is that cHTeMeLe is only in French for the time being, so many English speakers will have to wait for a translation of the rule book — which, of course, is called ReadMe_fr. Fortunately, the developers have followed in Cards Against Humanity’s footsteps by licensing the game under Creative Commons and making it available for download and printing. So once cHTeMeLe supports other languages, it should be easy to make your own copy.In addition to the DIY version, the developers are also making a higher quality physical edition following their successful campaign on Ulule, a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding site. The official copy will contain 112 cards, play boards for each of the 5 browser choices, scorekeeping pieces and a copy of the rules. The finished product will sell for 19€, or about $25.Read more at the official Ulule pagelast_img read more

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